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This shouldn't be this hard, but maybe I'm oversimplifying things...
I am creating a form; in this form, I'd like the end-user to select(using the ctrl key-like "normal") multiple options. For example, if you're choices in the form are: Apples, Oranges, Pears, I'd like the end-user to be able to select any one or multiple of those options. Apples, pears or Oranges, Apples, etc.
How do I do this?
It is possible with a listbox.
++ Adding to the correct suggestion by Bernd Alheit
For more information about dropdowns and list box please check the help page https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/using/pdf-form-field-properties.html
Also, please check the correct answer marked in the similar discussion https://community.adobe.com/t5/acrobat/list-box-and-multiple-selection-populate-new-text-box/m-p/101...
Sorry, but this doesnt' answer my question and neither does the article.
I can make a list box fine, populate it, etc. What I want is the USER to be able to SELECT MULTIPLE items from that list box. This is what I need help with.
Under options in the properties of the listbox enable this.
Still not working. If I, example, use Apple, Orange, Pear and I select Pear and Apple, I still see Orange. I want to select Apple and Pear and Orange is gone-only Apple and Pear remain. This isn't happening.
Want you remove Orange from the listbox?
I have a list of three options-Apple, Orange, Pear, or Red, Green, Yellow. I want to end-user of the form to be able to pick their favorite X,Y,Z or A,B,C. If they like X and Z, I want Y to disappear. Why to I want Y to be visible if it is not picked?
Apple/Pear=Orange isn't visible
Apple/Orange=Pear isn't visible
Orange/Pear=Apple isn't visible
Haven't you ever used ctrl to select multiple items from the list and only those items selected "stayed" visible?
The reason you don't remove unselected items from a list box, is because those items might need to be selected at a later time. What if the user changes thier mind? When do they get added back in? are the items gone forever? Doesn't make any sense. Removing unselected items is far from the standard way list boxes work on any programming platform. Maybe you saw this in some specialty application?
Here's an article that comes with an example that demonstrates the code for adding and deleteing entries in a list box
You can read more about list programming here:
I find it hard to belive that no one has never seen a list of choices, using a drop down menu, that you select X,Y,Z and X,Y,Z appears in box. If you change your mind in the future or make a mistake, you click the drop down button and ALL the choices are there again to pick from. This time you pick A,B,C and they fill the box. This really shouldn't be this hard or require programming skills. I think I over estimated the ability of Adobe to simplify my life. Pretty disappointed in the product so far.
Never saw something like that, either. Maybe what you mean is you want to show a summarized version of the selected items, which is possible in Acrobat using a separate text field and a script, but to filter out the items in the list to just the selected ones is very strange indeed.
Everything on a computer is controlled through scripting, or programming of some kind. If you have an application that does something automatically, then there is programming behind it. Building forms is an exercise in programming. This is true on any platform.
Now the fuctionality you've asked for is demonstated in the article I posted. The exact code you need is there. All you have to do is click your heals three time and repeat "I want a free script". Or you could just read the article.