I am trying to create a fillable form using Acrobat Pro DC 2018 for Mac. One of the fields asks for the employee number. Some begin with zero, but after entering the number and saving the form, the leading zero doesn't show up.
Set the format to None.
Setting the format to None, the field will also accept alphabets, and then it is not an 'only number' field. The leading zero has to be displayed in Number field alone. In some of the very earlier versions of Excel, it was easy to choose Number format to 'display' or 'do not display' leading zeros.
R G Kulkarni
PDF and Excel are very different things. If you want the field to only accept numbers, but still allow initial zeros, use the following code as its custom Keystroke script (under Properties - Format - Custom):
if (event.change) event.rc = /^\d+$/.test(event.change);
Note that using this code you won't be able to enter the negative symbol, or a comma, etc. Only digits.
Greatly honoured to get so fast a reply. The code has worked and I am able
to get the leading zero being displayed in the 'Number' only field.
Thanks and regards,
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I am very new to applying script to Adobe Acrobat Pro 2017 PDF forms. I have a form where I concatnate two fields (WBSProgram & WBSJobcode) into a third (labeled CompleteWBS) for Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) cost accounting codes. A WBS is alphanumeric, can start with a 0 that must be displayed in the final field.
My problem is my final field (CompleteWBS) does not show the 0 in the WBS if it starts with a 0.
this is a correct WBS
my current field would populate this
Is there a script I can apply to still allow letters and also keep leading 0?
Correction, There are three fields that concatnate into the fourth CompleteWBS. The first is the WBSType
in the above WBS example, the RA is the WBSType
What script does you use?
Your code is difficult to read.
Thanks ever so much!!! That worked.