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How to Hide a Page in Adobe until a Button is Clicked that will unhide it.

Community Beginner ,
Mar 04, 2020 Mar 04, 2020

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Looking to find a way to have multiple pages in adobe that are all hidden by default, until the user of the form will click a button, or select an item from a drop down menu, that will unhide the respective page that they need. 

example, 

I am creating a tool that has about 4 or 5 different checklists, but i do not want all of them to show up at the same time when opening the document. instead i have a master sheet where the user will select which type of chechlist they need to fill out. 
once they select the type of checklist they want, i am hoping that adobe can show the selected checklist on the next page. 

if possible can you assist me with the appropriate java scripting for the use of a "List" in adobe that will unhide the relevant pages based on the selection. 

also i am new to adobe so if pages need to be hidden can you assist me with the scripting to that as well.

 

for your reference, 

the checklists that need to be hidden/revealed are"

Personal Checklist

Credit Checklist

Investment Checklist

Business Checklist

thank you

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Mar 04, 2020 Mar 04, 2020

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This can be done using Templates. In what application is the file going to be used, though?

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Mar 04, 2020 Mar 04, 2020

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it would be used in reader

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OK, that makes things a bit more complicated, then.

Do these pages contain form fields?

Do you have Acrobat, by the way? If so, which version?

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yes the pages contain form fields.

yes i do have acrobat. i have acrobat pro DC , which is the version that i will be creating the PDF on. 

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Mar 04, 2020 Mar 04, 2020

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Make all "variable" pages as hidden templates, then you will be able to spawn and to delete them with Acrobat Reader (version DC or XI).

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Mar 09, 2020 Mar 09, 2020

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is there a way to have them spawn and be deleted based on the click of a button, or based on when an item is selected from a drop down menu?

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Mar 09, 2020 Mar 09, 2020

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Yes, but you're going to get into issues with duplicate field names if you don't delete all the spawned pages each time.

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Mar 10, 2020 Mar 10, 2020

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i dont think there would be duplicate field names becuase each field on each of the different checklists have completely different names. i did this becuase currently they are all  in the same PDF so if there were duplicated field names then it would mess up the current PDF. 

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Mar 10, 2020 Mar 10, 2020

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The duplicate fields names will appear once you spawn pages, delete some of them, and then spawn them again.

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Oct 06, 2020 Oct 06, 2020

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Hello, I have the same problem now. I read the community but I did not find a concrete answer for that. Has anyone a solution for that?

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