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Locking Fields from Reset Button

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Jun 28, 2024 Jun 28, 2024

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Here's what I'm trying to do: I'm creating a fillable PDF with multiple text fields. The user completing the form will likely have information that is duplicated. I want to "lock" certain fields so the information doesn't need to be typed over and over.

 

For example - my secretary needs to fill out a form for multiple people in the same household:

 

Name: Joey Smith, Address: 123 Any St. Anytown CA 90210 (locked information), Phone: (123)555-4321 (locked information), Favorite popsicle flavor: Grape, Shoe size: 10 >> [Submit form, then click "Reset" button]

Name: Jimmy Smith, Address: 123 Any St. Anytown CA 90210 (locked information), Phone: (123)555-4321 (locked information), Favorite popsicle flavor: Orange, Shoe size: 6 >> [Submit form, then click "Reset" button]

 

Name: June Smith, Address: 123 Any St. Anytown CA 90210 (locked information), Phone: (123)555-4321 (locked information), Favorite popsicle flavor: Cherry, Shoe size: 8 >> [Submit form, then click "Reset" button]

 

And so on...

 

As you can see, the "Address" and "Phone" field was excluded from "reset". However, she might want to release/unlock all fields for a new household. I hope that makes sense.

 

Maybe "locked" isn't the right word and that's why I'm having trouble? Can someone kindly help me with this? I feel like it's something that can be done, but I'm at a loss how to make it happen! Thank you SO MUCH in advance to anyone who might be able to help!!

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Jun 28, 2024 Jun 28, 2024

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Reset doesn't mean "set to nothing", it means "revert to the default value".

So you can add this script to the fields whose values you want to keep. This way, when they are reset, they will recover the value they contain.

Use it as an "on blur" action:

event.target.defaultValue = event.target.value;

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Thanks for your quick response! Is there a way for the user to select which fields retain their value? Like "check this box" or "click this button" to exclude from resetting the value?

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