Fillable form + javascript after filled in

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Aug 12, 2021 Aug 12, 2021

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I created my own fillable form and I am having the data filled into the PDF dynamically through the browser. I added some javascript in the PDF field below because I would like to tell it when a bullet point is needed. The problem is that no matter where I place this javascript it doesn't seem to execute after dynamically filling the form. I tested it using "preview" in acrobat, and when I type in my own text, it works fine with the onchange event. But again when the text area is filled in dynamically through my web code, it doesn't work. Am I placing my javscript in the wrong spot? I tried placing the javascript in the below areas and none of them worked:
1. properties > format tab > Custom > Custom format script

2. properties > format tab > Custom > Custom format script

if(event.value != "") {

event.value = event.value.replace(/{bullet}/g, "\u2022");

}

Is there another place I'm missing for when your form is dynamically filled + flattend from server code for a web page?

 

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Aug 12, 2021 Aug 12, 2021

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Correction:

1. properties > format tab > Custom > Custom format script

2. properties > format tab > Custom > Custom keystroke script (this is the 2nd area I tried to place my script)

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Aug 12, 2021 Aug 12, 2021

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It's possible the way you're filling in the data doesn't trigger any events, especially not if it's done in the browser.

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Oct 30, 2021 Oct 30, 2021

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Did you come up with any solution to this issue? I'm in the exact same boat and my client is asking for formatting that is not possible unless I use custom formatting. It does not trigger when the data is suppiled dynamically. Please let me know if you found a solution! 

My scenario is I'm using a plug-in that maps Gravity Forms fields to the supplied PDF. It uses the formatting of the fields int he PDF to display the data in the PDF - and this works great as long as I use the pre-supplied formating options in Acrobat. If I need to use custom, the Javascript does not fire. Is there any way around this? 

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Oct 31, 2021 Oct 31, 2021

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You can embed a script in the file that re-applies the values of all the fields when it is opened, which will cause the Format scripts to be triggered. You can use this code to do it:

 

for (var i=0; i<this.numFields; i++) {
	var fname = this.getNthFieldName(i);
	var f = this.getField(fname);
	if (f==null) continue;
	if (f.type=="button" || f.type=="signature") continue;
	var oldValue = f.valueAsString;
	if (oldValue!=f.defaultValue) {
		f.value = f.defaultValue;
		f.value = oldValue;
	}
}
this.dirty = false;

 

Note that this will cause a delay when opening the file, though.

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