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Drop down menu linked to a text box?

New Here ,
Jun 06, 2018 Jun 06, 2018

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I have a Fillable PDF that I created from an Excel file, and that Excel file has drop down menus in it. The descriptions in the drop down menu are long, and when pasted into the PDF drop down menu, it will only show a part of the text. After reading hours of other forums, I know that I have a few choices on how to make this happen. One is to use "\n" script and the other is to use Java script to write a code that will connect the drop down menu to a text box. However, I have no idea how to write either of those codes needed to complete those, nor do I have a good sense of where they need to go. Any help would be great! Thanks!

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Jun 06, 2018 Jun 06, 2018

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What exactly do you want to achieve? Including a line-break in the items in a dropdown is possible with a script, but it's an undocumented feature which is a bit buggy, so I would recommend avoiding using it.

Do you want to populate a text field based on the selection in the drop-down?

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New Here ,
Jun 06, 2018 Jun 06, 2018

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In all honesty I just want my drop down menu to be able to show the entire description rather than populate a text field based on the drop down, but if that is not possible, then yes.

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Jun 06, 2018 Jun 06, 2018

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Set the font size to Auto.

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Well that did work, but however it is too small to read. I wish it could just be multi-lined. Any other ideas?

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Make the field bigger. That's the only other option.

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