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Coded PDF-file/forms not working

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Mar 13, 2023 Mar 13, 2023

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Hi,

 

I have coded a PDF-file with fillable textboxes (forms?) and all the textboxes inherit the text I've written throughout the entire document. What have I done wrong?

 

The boxes are copies of each other, but I've never had this issue in previous works where I've copied the boxes throughout the document. Is there a setting or something that I can turn on/off to ensure the text is not inherited in all the similar boxes?

 

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Thanks for your help.

 

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Mar 13, 2023 Mar 13, 2023

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Form fields with the same name are essentially the same field, and so they all share the same value. 

Copying and pasting form fields also copies the field name. So an exact copy will always have the same value as the original field. 

 

The solution is to give the form fields different names.  

Thom Parker - Software Developer at PDFScripting
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Create only the first row, select all fields in the row, right-click on any fields and use "Create multiple copies".

This automatically renames the fields.

 

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