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Can anyone help me with this?? I have a list of 115 departments that I would like to populate the drop down box in an acrobat pdf form and dont have the time to enter them one by one.. Is it possible to either import this list or do a copy and paste?? Please help.. Thanks so much!!
Perhaps this is not possible without scripting, but, from what I've read here in the forums, George's form appears to be what I need (I think). I thought by adding text to his script, I could copy that into my form.
But in Dropdown properties --> Options, there is no where for me to paste that much text. It appears that you can only add one item at a time to populate the list. I'm not sure what I'm missing...
Again, I don't want to do this via Java (if that's possible). I'd rather do it GUI-style...
I think I made this too complicated.
If you have access to the form George made, then use it to create your filled list. As I already stated, the purpose of this form is to give you a copy paste method for filling a dropdown with entries. No scripting needed on your end.
If you don't have the form, then I'll create one and upload it to the free content at http://www.pdfscripting.com
Glad to hear that no scripting is needed. So we're back to my original question: where does this data get pasted? There is no "Populate Combo Box" anywhere in the Dropdown Properties of Pro DC. I'm in the Options tab of the Dropdown Properties, but even pasting the copied text from George's form in the Item field of that tab does not allow for more than one item at a time. Is there a different tab I should be using, a different field?
I think this was stated previously so I didn't address it. There is no place to paste a list of entries into the properties dialog of a dropdown. That's the reason George created the form. It should have a text box on it somewhere, and that is where you paste your list of entries.
Regardless, Download the form here. It is the first sample download in the list and it contains clearly marked fields and instructions for this same process.
Thank you for providing the link, the instructions were most helpful.
You are such a help, I tried dropdown thing and it worked. Thanks a lot!
I have a question if you can solve it will be great. I want to GET THE SELECTED ITEM OF A DROPDOWN and COPY TO ANOTHER TEXTBOX. How can I do that? Can you please help.
Thanks in advance.
Here are two articles that cover exactly this topic and more:
Hello: I cannot download the form, could you create a free one?
The link to the form in the AcrobatUsers.com article is still good. Here it is: