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# Percentage Calculations

New Here ,
Aug 17, 2020 Aug 17, 2020

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Hello.  I'm trying to have two fields in Acrobat automatically calculate based off two other fields filled in by the employee for our employee bill back form.

The employee will fill in the field Total Hours and the field AmountHr (amount per hour).  I then need the field named Bill Back Monies NMI to calculate what 25% of Total Hours*Amount/Hr is, and another field called Total Bill Back Monies Emp to calculate what 75% is.  I know this sounds simple, but I've never written formulas/script in Acrobat.

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Enthusiast ,
Aug 17, 2020 Aug 17, 2020

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How are Total Hours and AmountHr formatted?

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Aug 17, 2020 Aug 17, 2020

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Total Hours is formatted as a number with 2 decimal places and Amount/HR is formatted the same way, but shows the \$ sign.  I need the field Bill Back Monies NMI to perform this calculation (Total Hours*Amount/Hr)*0.25 and the field Bill Back Monies Emp to perform this calculation (Total Hours*Amount/Hr)*0.75.  And both Bill Back Monies fields need to be formated the same as the Amount/Hr field.  Does this make sense?

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Enthusiast ,
Aug 17, 2020 Aug 17, 2020

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You described solution for your problem 🙂

Like Bernd said use Simplified field notation in calculation fields, if you have field names with spaces use \ instead of space.

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Aug 17, 2020 Aug 17, 2020

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You can use the simplified notation.
E.g. Total\ Hours * AMOUNTHR * 0.25

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Thank you.  That worked.  I was trying to use the last option and kept getting errors.  And the 2nd option with the presets wouldn't let me select fields unless it was all of them.  I appreciate your help.