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go to a field object

Explorer ,
Nov 06, 2019 Nov 06, 2019

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I am wondering if i could get some help in writing a simple script to go to a specific text field. I am working in Acrobat

 

for example when a checkbox is actioned (ticked) to go to a relating field where comments are to be made.

 

I know there is the basic pageNum = 1; etc. coding, but that will only take me to a page, not a specified field.

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Community Expert , Nov 06, 2019 Nov 06, 2019

Place this script as a "mouse up" action in the checkbox:

 

if (event.target.value != "Off") { // if the checkbox is ticked
this.getField("comments").setFocus(); // the target field is activated
}

 

You just have to adjust the target field's name.

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LEGEND ,
Nov 06, 2019 Nov 06, 2019

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The buzzword here is "focus". The field with focus is, if it is a fill-in form, the one where the cursor appears, and where the user types.

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Place this script as a "mouse up" action in the checkbox:

 

if (event.target.value != "Off") { // if the checkbox is ticked
this.getField("comments").setFocus(); // the target field is activated
}

 

You just have to adjust the target field's name.

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Perfect! Thank you JR_Boulay

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