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How to achieve conditional formatting in PDF

Community Beginner ,
Oct 24, 2021 Oct 24, 2021

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Hello, I tried to set up some conditional formating on a PDF form and am hot sure where it went wrong. Here's what I hoped to achieve: I configured three check-box field "Check Box5.0.0.0", "Check Box5.1.0", and "Check Box5.2.0.0", and I want the three box to be filled with green, red, and purple if they're checked individually.

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I confugured them to run a Javascript, with Mouth Up as the trigger, and the code is below:

 

if(event.target.value != "Off")

    this.getField("Check Box5.0.0.0").fillColor = color.yellow;

else

    this.getField("Check Box5.0.0.0").fillColor = color.transparent; 

 

I edited the form on MacOS and it seems to be working, but when I later open it up on a PC, it behaves really strange. Same thing happened when I opened it on a differnet Mac. Once I checked another box, it'll clear up the color for the previous check-box. Not sure where I got it wrong. Thanks!

 

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Community Expert , Oct 25, 2021 Oct 25, 2021

You have to disable fields highlighting in order to see the fill color of the fields when they are not in focus.

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Oct 25, 2021 Oct 25, 2021

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What software you use on PC?

Did you work in preview mode on your Mac?

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Oct 25, 2021 Oct 25, 2021

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All machines are using the latest version of Acrobat Pro. 

Can you clarify what do you mean in preview mode? I'm not using the Preview app that comes with MacOS, that video is taken on a PC.

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Oct 25, 2021 Oct 25, 2021

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Could you share your file here so we can take a look?

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Oct 25, 2021 Oct 25, 2021

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Sure thing. I only configured the code for the first line BTW.

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It works fine for me.

Do you have any other scripts in your file?

Try using script like this:

event.target.fillColor = event.target.value == "Off" ? color.transparent : color.red;

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Turns out it's an issue with disabling fields highlighting so the filled color will show when the check box is not being selected. But thanks for the code. It definitely made my life easiler configuing all those individual check boxes.

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It's still behaving strangly once I open it on PC. I edited the file a bit so the four check boxes don't change color at the same time. For some reason it's still not working.

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You have to disable fields highlighting in order to see the fill color of the fields when they are not in focus.

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That's it!!!! I added a document script to disable highlighting and it works like magic! Thank you so much!

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