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YES/NO Radio Buttons to show/hide a text field

New Here ,
Jul 15, 2020 Jul 15, 2020

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Can someone potentially help me with a problem that is hopefully easy to solve.

 

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I have three groups of radio buttons (Group1, Group2, Group3) - all with Yes and No checkboxes. I want to make it that if Yes is selected in ANY of the groups the details box is visible. I managed to use "Mouse up" "show a field" for the "Yes" boxes and "Mouse up" "hide a field" for the "No" boxes to almost get it to do what I wanted, the only problem is if the bottom box is selected "No" they have to reselect a "Yes" box to reshow the details box. Is there a way to make it so that if any of the Yes boxes are selected the details box stays visible regardless of what they select afterwards? I haven't used JavaScript before and I'm pretty new to editable PDF's overall so am a little lost!

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Community Expert , Jul 15, 2020 Jul 15, 2020

They are actually called "Group1", "Group2" and "Group3", and "Yes" and "No" are their export values (called "Radio Button Choice" for radio-buttons. You can do exactly the same with check-boxes. Just give them the same name and unique Export Values (under the Options tab of the Properties dialog). The only difference is that a check-box group can be "un-selected" entirely, which a radio-group can not (at least not easily).

 

OK, so as the custom calculation script of the text field enter this c

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I would do it differently, through a single script located at the Calculation event of the text field.

What are the names (and export values) of the check-boxes?

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Hi try67

 

Thanks for the reply!

 

Incase it is important they are not checkboxes they are radio buttons as I needed them to be grouped so only "yes" or "no" can be selected at a time (couldn't figure out how to do this with checkboxes). 

 

Currently they are all simply called "Yes" and "No" and the groups are "Group1" "Group2" "Group3".  

 

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I'm not sure how to find out their export values? If you could explain to me how to find this out I can let you know this information. Apologies - I'm very new to editable PDF's as a whole!

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They are actually called "Group1", "Group2" and "Group3", and "Yes" and "No" are their export values (called "Radio Button Choice" for radio-buttons. You can do exactly the same with check-boxes. Just give them the same name and unique Export Values (under the Options tab of the Properties dialog). The only difference is that a check-box group can be "un-selected" entirely, which a radio-group can not (at least not easily).

 

OK, so as the custom calculation script of the text field enter this code:

 

var showField = (this.getField("Group1").valueAsString=="Yes" || this.getField("Group2").valueAsString=="Yes" || this.getField("Group3").valueAsString=="Yes");
if (showField) event.target.display = display.visible;
else {event.target.display = display.hidden; event.value = "";}

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THANK YOU SO MUCH! That has worked seamlessly! 

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