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Document scripts not translating to mobile devices

Community Beginner ,
Jan 09, 2024 Jan 09, 2024

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Hi Everyone,

 

I created a coaching evaluation form, with the help of this community. It has numerical evaluation fields that were averaged and populated another field. Those results then populated as a text value in another field. 

 

I sent this out to our national body, not knowing that I had an issue where the formulas work on a conventional operating system, but they do not work on iOS specifically. Coaches having the ability to use their mobile devices while doing these evaluations was the point of the project in the first place. I have Acrobat and the default PDF viewer on my iOS devices, and I can only use the drop downs to populate the evaluation fields. The averages and text formulas don't function.

 

Thoughts?

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General troubleshooting , How to , JavaScript , Modern Acrobat , PDF , PDF forms

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Community Expert ,
Jan 09, 2024 Jan 09, 2024

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Acrobat Reader on iOS doesn't support all Javascript features. 

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 09, 2024 Jan 09, 2024

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I used an average function, and an if statement. Those seem pretty basic, but I may be wrong. Should those be supported on iOS? I haven't asked anyone with an Android OS to work with the file. Is there a work around to make it compatible with mobile devices? If I can't use it across all platforms, it's been a learning experience only.

 

I appreciate any insight.

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Jan 09, 2024 Jan 09, 2024

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You are correct, those simple scripting features are supported on the Adobe Acrobat Mobile Reader, and they are also supported by PDFExpert from Readdle (IOS only).

Are  you sure that the PDF is being viewed on Acrobat? and that there are no other features?

 

Thom Parker - Software Developer at PDFScripting
Use the Acrobat JavaScript Reference early and often

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Jan 10, 2024 Jan 10, 2024

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I specifically opened my Acrobat application to test it, after the native reader lacked the functionality. The formulas didn't work with either.

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What scripts does you use?

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