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How to make a dropdown selection with fixed answers and one optional one.

Community Beginner ,
Oct 09, 2023 Oct 09, 2023

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I want to make a dropdown selection in Adobe Acrobat with fixed answers e.g. male, female,... and one option where the end user can fill in their own answer. I am not familiar with Java and I wonder if I actually need to do this in Java.

 

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Community Expert , Oct 09, 2023 Oct 09, 2023

In dropdown field under 'Options' tab, check 'Allow user to enter custom text'

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You're welcome. I unchecked my answer, as @Nesa Nurani provided the correct one. Mine works, but is not as elegant.

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Oct 09, 2023 Oct 09, 2023

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You need to make a field, where the user enters their custom answer. If a user selects one out of the dropdown, you copy that answer to the field. With that method, you only have to deal with the content of the field.

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This worked for. Thanks!

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You're welcome. I unchecked my answer, as @Nesa Nurani provided the correct one. Mine works, but is not as elegant.

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In dropdown field under 'Options' tab, check 'Allow user to enter custom text'

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Thanks, found it. Must've overlooked that window. 

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