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Quicker way to number text fields in numerical order

Explorer ,
Jan 02, 2024 Jan 02, 2024

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Hello! Is there a faster way to number text fields than one by one? I'm assuming scripts but I don't know how to use those yet (will learn soon). I have lots of rows and columns of fillable fields so was wondering if there's a quicker way than having the Properties box open and changing the Name and deleting each Tooltip one by one. I need to have it so that the user can tab fluidly instead of tabbing and it jumps all over the page. Thanks for any help.

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Community Expert , Jan 02, 2024 Jan 02, 2024

You can run this script in console, it will set tab order by rows:

for (var i = 0; i < this.numPages; i++)
this.setPageTabOrder(i, "rows");

You can also set order by "columns" or "structure" instead of "rows".

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Community Expert , Jan 03, 2024 Jan 03, 2024

To remove all Tooltips at once you can use this script in the JS Console:

index=0;
while(index<this.numFields) {
nom=this.getNthFieldName(index);
this.getField(nom).userName = "";
index=index+1;
}

 

Or use this free Action "Remove tooltips": https://www.abracadabrapdf.net/utilitaires/utilities-in-english/tooltips-remover_en/

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Community Expert , Jan 03, 2024 Jan 03, 2024

"Hello! Is there a faster way to number text fields than one by one?"

1. Create a first field as usual and set all its properties.

2. Right-clic on this field and go to : Create Multiple Copies.

3. Tick the "Preview" checkbox.

4. Enjoy!

 

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Community Expert ,
Jan 02, 2024 Jan 02, 2024

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You can run this script in console, it will set tab order by rows:

for (var i = 0; i < this.numPages; i++)
this.setPageTabOrder(i, "rows");

You can also set order by "columns" or "structure" instead of "rows".

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Jan 03, 2024 Jan 03, 2024

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Perfect, thank you!

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Jan 03, 2024 Jan 03, 2024

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To remove all Tooltips at once you can use this script in the JS Console:

index=0;
while(index<this.numFields) {
nom=this.getNthFieldName(index);
this.getField(nom).userName = "";
index=index+1;
}

 

Or use this free Action "Remove tooltips": https://www.abracadabrapdf.net/utilitaires/utilities-in-english/tooltips-remover_en/

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"Hello! Is there a faster way to number text fields than one by one?"

1. Create a first field as usual and set all its properties.

2. Right-clic on this field and go to : Create Multiple Copies.

3. Tick the "Preview" checkbox.

4. Enjoy!

 

Capture_2401031147.png

 

Capture_2401031148.png

 

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Awesome, thank you!

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