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May 22, 2018
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I have a form that I made through Adobe Acrobat. The second page on this document is basically a giant calculator. I see that my java script is correct and the calculations are correct, but there is somewhat of a delay when it calculates. That is the only way I can explain it. Basically what happens, is I go down my rows and when I have the total calculate everything for me, its off a little. But if I leave it alone and start typing somewhere else, it correct itself. Almost like it didn't fully calculate and was delayed. I don't know if this is a glitch with Adobe Acrobat or if it's something I did wrong. I can't imagine I am doing something wrong because if I use "the value is..." calculation, I get the same thing.

I have a link below to the document if anybody wants to see what I am talking about. It is really weird. The sheet isn't completely done, so go to the second page, and try the section to the right.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/r3f8a69t7i57p3y/Composition%20Job%20Package%20updated%205-18-2018.pdf?dl=0

Any help on this would be greatly appreciated. I feel like I am going crazy with this since I don't know if it's the software or me.

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I dont see that on my end.

I have adobe Acrobat PRO. Is it maybe located somewhere else?

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Any time your form changes, all fields that have a calculation scrip will receive the "calculate" event. That's why you see all these fields in the list. Let's say you have the following fields:

A and B are entered by the user

C and D are entered by the user

E is calculated as the sum of A and B

F is calculated as the sum of C and D

G is calculated as the sum of E and F

In this case, you have three calculated fields: E, F and G. Because G is using both E and F in it's calculation, you have to make sure that E and F are getting calculated before G gets calculated. Because E and F do not depend on each other, it does not matter if you end up with E F G or F E G - as long as G gets calculated after E and F the form will behave correctly.

You will have to analyze your form to see what fields depend on what other fields and then reflect that in your field calculation order.

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I think I got it. I did a portion, and seems to run smooth. That you for all your help.

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