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If then in PDF form

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Oct 25, 2023 Oct 25, 2023

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I am trying to make an if then statement where if one item is selected in a drop down box it auto populates a text box with pre defined text, but if the other option is selected it's a blank textbox.

 

What's the best way to do this?

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Oct 25, 2023 Oct 25, 2023

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Make the predefined text the export value of each item in the dropdown. Then use a Custom keystroke script to fill the text box. Like this:

 

if(!event.willCommit) this.getField("TextField").value = event.changeEx;

 

 

 

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

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Should the text in the text field be the same as the selected item in the drop-down, or something else?

Should the user be able to enter something into the text field, if one of the other options is selected in the drop-down?

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