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Adobe Acrobat DC Adding text and editable fields in prepare form/javascript editor

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Jul 12, 2021 Jul 12, 2021

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Hello,

I'm trying to make an editable pdf that was originally made in indesign have a drop down, which auto populates two fields lower down. These two fields will then be added to two others (which need to be editable text fields) to show a total below them.

 

How do I do this?

 

DropDown: Drop down options will have 3 options, each of these options needs to fill Field1 and Field2.u

Field1: prefilled 

Field2: prefilled

Field3: editable

Field4: editable

Field5: total of all fields added together

 

So far I can only add Field3 and Field4 to show the total in Field5.

 

I'm a mac user, using Acrobat DC version 21.0

Indesign version is 16.2.1

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Do you know JavaScript? You need some basic JavaScript skills to use the more interesting forms features. If you need to brush up on JavaScript, take a look here: http://khkonsulting.com/2017/01/learning-to-program-javascript-for-adobe-acrobat/

 

For an introduction to using forms in Acrobat, take a look at the turorials here: https://acrobatusers.com - these are for older versions of Acrobat, but the basics are still the same (you just need to find the forms tools on the "Right Hand Pane" - the tools pane on the right side of Acrobat's user interface).

 

This should get you started. When you run into problems, please come back and ask followup questions.  

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