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Way to auto-name a form file based on the input/value of Form Fields?

Community Beginner ,
Mar 01, 2018 Mar 01, 2018

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Hello,

Is there a way to Auto-Name a Form?

I have a few form fields that could be used to create the name:

For Example fields below:

Type of Form: "Field Report" - I could make this a static answer - requiring no input from user.

Form Field 1: "Date"

Form Field 2: "Job #"

Form Field 3: "Employee Initials"

I would like the form to be named: Report-Date-Job #-Employee Initials" -- where the inputs for the form fields, becomes the file name.

Note: My main reason for doing this is so that forms are appropriately named from the start. This also prevents the user from having to manually type these characters in and manually renaming the form.

Thank you all in advance!

Steven

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Community Expert , Mar 02, 2018 Mar 02, 2018

No, this is not possible on an iPad.

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Mar 01, 2018 Mar 01, 2018

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Yes, but it requires installing a script on the local machine. See: https://acrobatusers.com/tutorials/how-save-pdf-acrobat-javascript

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Mar 02, 2018 Mar 02, 2018

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So I assume that this script will not work on an iPad running iOS?

Is there anything native within the form itself that can be used to accomplish this?

I cant even get the "Save" action function to work on an iPad.

Thank you,

Steven

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No, this is not possible on an iPad.

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Mar 02, 2018 Mar 02, 2018

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Actually, PDF Expert from Readdle provides a partial solution for this. You can specify field names to be used in creating the submit name for a file. This is the name of the PDF that is transmitted on a form submit.

Thom Parker - Software Developer at PDFScripting
Use the Acrobat JavaScript Reference early and often

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Apr 13, 2022 Apr 13, 2022

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Any chance this answer has changed in the recent years?

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