Help with form not working in Reader on iPad

Community Beginner ,
Aug 03, 2022 Aug 03, 2022

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I emailed my form to myself to test in Reader on my iPad. It appears none of the JavaScript is working. My calculations are not working, My popup alerts/response boxes are not there, and there are no tooltips (which I'm not sure that is even a thing on a touchscreen?) When I try to use my action buttons, I get an (object) (object) message, or something like that.

 

I have tried to save a copy of the form as Reader Enabled, but Acrobat is telling me the form can't be Reader Enabled.

 

Please help. This is very frustrating with as much time as I have invested to automate this form and provide instructions via the popups and tooltips.

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Adobe Community Professional , Aug 03, 2022 Aug 03, 2022

Javascript is not much supported on mobile device in adobe apps, try using PDF Expert  from Readdle .

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Javascript is not much supported on mobile device in adobe apps, try using PDF Expert  from Readdle .

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Aug 03, 2022 Aug 03, 2022

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Still not working right, but the Save button works in it.

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I think I got the calculations working in PDF Expert and some of the other code, but much still doesn't work right or at all.

 

Do you have any idea how I can get all of the alert/response boxes working?

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Tooltips can't be a thing on a mobile device because they happen when the mouse hovers (without being clicked) over an element. There is no mouse being passed, there are only clicks.

 

Reader enabling has no effect whatever on iPad handling of forms. Here is the reference for the (painfully limited) JavaScript available in Reader for iOS.

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If I could just get the app.alert and app.response boxes to work would do the trick. I understand the tooltips thing.

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