create a multi-line dialog box in a dynamic stamp

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Hi, this is day one working with this so I'll try to convey. I'm using Acrobat Pro. I made a dynamic stamp that has 5 user entered values and when you place the stamp it comes up with 5 different dialog boxes for each input. This is not user friendly. I'd like one dialog box to have all 5 lines displayed at the same time so that the user can see all before placing the stamp. Here's the script I'm using in 5 separate text fields:

var cAsk = "Enter The Job Number" ;

var cTitle = "Job #";

if(event.source.forReal && (event.source.stampName == "#8CQ7KDV9KiNCz8K-i8Cf8A"))

{

  var cMsg = app.response(cAsk, cTitle);

    event.value = cMsg;

  event.source.source.info.DocumentState = cMsg;

}

Hope this makes sense, thanks for any help!!

Correct answer by Mike345 | Community Beginner

Thank you to everyone for all the help! It took some time but I've got my stamp working the way I want it to. For anyone searching this same topic here's the code I have now. 5 user entered values in one pop up window. Cheers!

if (event.source.forReal && (event.source.stampName == "#8CQ7KDV9KiNCz8K-i8Cf8A"))

    var JSADMDlg1 = {

        result: "cancel",

        DoDialog: function() {

            return app.execDialog(this);

        },

        job: "txt1",

        specsection: "txt2",

        shopdwg: "txt3",

        submittaldate: "txt4",

        reviewedby: "txt5",

        initialize: function(dialog) {

            var dlgInit = {

                "txt1": this.job,

                "txt2": this.specsection,

                "txt3": this.shopdwg,

                "txt4": this.submittaldate,

                "txt5": this.reviewedby,

            };

            dialog.load(dlgInit);

        },

        commit: function(dialog) {

            var oRslt = dialog.store();

            this.job = oRslt["txt1"];

            this.specsection = oRslt["txt2"];

            this.shopdwg = oRslt["txt3"];

            this.submittaldate = oRslt["txt4"];

            this.reviewedby = oRslt["txt5"];

        },

        description: {

            name: "JSADM Dialog",

            elements: [{

                type: "view",

                width: 254,

                height: 351,

                elements: [{

                        type: "view",

                        width: 236,

                        height: 354,

                        char_height: 10,

                        elements: [{

                                type: "static_text",

                                item_id: "sta1",

                                name: "Job #",

                            },

                            {

                                type: "edit_text",

                                item_id: "txt1",

                                variable_Name: "job",

                                width: 131,

                                height: 23,

                                char_width: 8,

                            },

                            {

                                type: "static_text",

                                item_id: "sta2",

                                name: "Spec. Section",

                            },

                            {

                                type: "edit_text",

                                item_id: "txt2",

                                variable_Name: "specsection",

                                char_width: 8,

                            },

                            {

                                type: "static_text",

                                item_id: "sta3",

                                name: "Shop Drawing #",

                            },

                            {

                                type: "edit_text",

                                item_id: "txt3",

                                variable_Name: "shopdwg",

                                char_width: 8,

                            },

                            {

                                type: "static_text",

                                item_id: "sta4",

                                name: "Submittal Date",

                            },

                            {

                                type: "edit_text",

                                item_id: "txt4",

                                variable_Name: "submittaldate",

                                char_width: 8,

                            },

                            {

                                type: "static_text",

                                item_id: "sta5",

                                name: "Reviewd by",

                            },

                            {

                                type: "edit_text",

                                item_id: "txt5",

                                variable_Name: "reviewedby",

                                width: 214,

                                height: 26,

                                char_width: 35,

                            },

                        ]

                    },

                    {

                        type: "ok_cancel",

                        width: 64,

                        height: 23,

                    },

                ]

            }, ]

        }

    };

JSADMDlg1.job = "";

JSADMDlg1.specsection = "";

JSADMDlg1.shopdwg = "";

JSADMDlg1.submittaldate = "";

JSADMDlg1.reviewedby = "";

if ("ok" == JSADMDlg1.DoDialog()) {

    this.getField("txt1").value = JSADMDlg1.job;

    this.getField("txt2").value = JSADMDlg1.specsection;

    this.getField("txt3").value = JSADMDlg1.shopdwg;

    this.getField("txt4").value = JSADMDlg1.submittaldate;

    this.getField("txt5").value = JSADMDlg1.reviewedby;

}

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create a multi-line dialog box in a dynamic stamp

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Mar 07, 2019

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Hi, this is day one working with this so I'll try to convey. I'm using Acrobat Pro. I made a dynamic stamp that has 5 user entered values and when you place the stamp it comes up with 5 different dialog boxes for each input. This is not user friendly. I'd like one dialog box to have all 5 lines displayed at the same time so that the user can see all before placing the stamp. Here's the script I'm using in 5 separate text fields:

var cAsk = "Enter The Job Number" ;

var cTitle = "Job #";

if(event.source.forReal && (event.source.stampName == "#8CQ7KDV9KiNCz8K-i8Cf8A"))

{

  var cMsg = app.response(cAsk, cTitle);

    event.value = cMsg;

  event.source.source.info.DocumentState = cMsg;

}

Hope this makes sense, thanks for any help!!

Correct answer by Mike345 | Community Beginner

Thank you to everyone for all the help! It took some time but I've got my stamp working the way I want it to. For anyone searching this same topic here's the code I have now. 5 user entered values in one pop up window. Cheers!

if (event.source.forReal && (event.source.stampName == "#8CQ7KDV9KiNCz8K-i8Cf8A"))

    var JSADMDlg1 = {

        result: "cancel",

        DoDialog: function() {

            return app.execDialog(this);

        },

        job: "txt1",

        specsection: "txt2",

        shopdwg: "txt3",

        submittaldate: "txt4",

        reviewedby: "txt5",

        initialize: function(dialog) {

            var dlgInit = {

                "txt1": this.job,

                "txt2": this.specsection,

                "txt3": this.shopdwg,

                "txt4": this.submittaldate,

                "txt5": this.reviewedby,

            };

            dialog.load(dlgInit);

        },

        commit: function(dialog) {

            var oRslt = dialog.store();

            this.job = oRslt["txt1"];

            this.specsection = oRslt["txt2"];

            this.shopdwg = oRslt["txt3"];

            this.submittaldate = oRslt["txt4"];

            this.reviewedby = oRslt["txt5"];

        },

        description: {

            name: "JSADM Dialog",

            elements: [{

                type: "view",

                width: 254,

                height: 351,

                elements: [{

                        type: "view",

                        width: 236,

                        height: 354,

                        char_height: 10,

                        elements: [{

                                type: "static_text",

                                item_id: "sta1",

                                name: "Job #",

                            },

                            {

                                type: "edit_text",

                                item_id: "txt1",

                                variable_Name: "job",

                                width: 131,

                                height: 23,

                                char_width: 8,

                            },

                            {

                                type: "static_text",

                                item_id: "sta2",

                                name: "Spec. Section",

                            },

                            {

                                type: "edit_text",

                                item_id: "txt2",

                                variable_Name: "specsection",

                                char_width: 8,

                            },

                            {

                                type: "static_text",

                                item_id: "sta3",

                                name: "Shop Drawing #",

                            },

                            {

                                type: "edit_text",

                                item_id: "txt3",

                                variable_Name: "shopdwg",

                                char_width: 8,

                            },

                            {

                                type: "static_text",

                                item_id: "sta4",

                                name: "Submittal Date",

                            },

                            {

                                type: "edit_text",

                                item_id: "txt4",

                                variable_Name: "submittaldate",

                                char_width: 8,

                            },

                            {

                                type: "static_text",

                                item_id: "sta5",

                                name: "Reviewd by",

                            },

                            {

                                type: "edit_text",

                                item_id: "txt5",

                                variable_Name: "reviewedby",

                                width: 214,

                                height: 26,

                                char_width: 35,

                            },

                        ]

                    },

                    {

                        type: "ok_cancel",

                        width: 64,

                        height: 23,

                    },

                ]

            }, ]

        }

    };

JSADMDlg1.job = "";

JSADMDlg1.specsection = "";

JSADMDlg1.shopdwg = "";

JSADMDlg1.submittaldate = "";

JSADMDlg1.reviewedby = "";

if ("ok" == JSADMDlg1.DoDialog()) {

    this.getField("txt1").value = JSADMDlg1.job;

    this.getField("txt2").value = JSADMDlg1.specsection;

    this.getField("txt3").value = JSADMDlg1.shopdwg;

    this.getField("txt4").value = JSADMDlg1.submittaldate;

    this.getField("txt5").value = JSADMDlg1.reviewedby;

}

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You'll need to create a Dialog object with all five fields. This is not a simple task, at all...

You can read about it in under the execDialog method of the app object.

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Do you know where there's an example I could see?

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In the documentation I mentioned above there are 3 examples, as well in multiple places on these forums... Try searching for "dialog object" or "execDialog".

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There was a discussion just a few days ago about the same subject with some useful information: Creating dynamic stamps

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You can find loads of info on Acrobat JavaScript dialogs here:

ACRODIALOGS OVERVIEW

At the bottom of the page is a link to a PDF with example dialog code in it.

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Thank you to everyone for all the help! It took some time but I've got my stamp working the way I want it to. For anyone searching this same topic here's the code I have now. 5 user entered values in one pop up window. Cheers!

if (event.source.forReal && (event.source.stampName == "#8CQ7KDV9KiNCz8K-i8Cf8A"))

    var JSADMDlg1 = {

        result: "cancel",

        DoDialog: function() {

            return app.execDialog(this);

        },

        job: "txt1",

        specsection: "txt2",

        shopdwg: "txt3",

        submittaldate: "txt4",

        reviewedby: "txt5",

        initialize: function(dialog) {

            var dlgInit = {

                "txt1": this.job,

                "txt2": this.specsection,

                "txt3": this.shopdwg,

                "txt4": this.submittaldate,

                "txt5": this.reviewedby,

            };

            dialog.load(dlgInit);

        },

        commit: function(dialog) {

            var oRslt = dialog.store();

            this.job = oRslt["txt1"];

            this.specsection = oRslt["txt2"];

            this.shopdwg = oRslt["txt3"];

            this.submittaldate = oRslt["txt4"];

            this.reviewedby = oRslt["txt5"];

        },

        description: {

            name: "JSADM Dialog",

            elements: [{

                type: "view",

                width: 254,

                height: 351,

                elements: [{

                        type: "view",

                        width: 236,

                        height: 354,

                        char_height: 10,

                        elements: [{

                                type: "static_text",

                                item_id: "sta1",

                                name: "Job #",

                            },

                            {

                                type: "edit_text",

                                item_id: "txt1",

                                variable_Name: "job",

                                width: 131,

                                height: 23,

                                char_width: 8,

                            },

                            {

                                type: "static_text",

                                item_id: "sta2",

                                name: "Spec. Section",

                            },

                            {

                                type: "edit_text",

                                item_id: "txt2",

                                variable_Name: "specsection",

                                char_width: 8,

                            },

                            {

                                type: "static_text",

                                item_id: "sta3",

                                name: "Shop Drawing #",

                            },

                            {

                                type: "edit_text",

                                item_id: "txt3",

                                variable_Name: "shopdwg",

                                char_width: 8,

                            },

                            {

                                type: "static_text",

                                item_id: "sta4",

                                name: "Submittal Date",

                            },

                            {

                                type: "edit_text",

                                item_id: "txt4",

                                variable_Name: "submittaldate",

                                char_width: 8,

                            },

                            {

                                type: "static_text",

                                item_id: "sta5",

                                name: "Reviewd by",

                            },

                            {

                                type: "edit_text",

                                item_id: "txt5",

                                variable_Name: "reviewedby",

                                width: 214,

                                height: 26,

                                char_width: 35,

                            },

                        ]

                    },

                    {

                        type: "ok_cancel",

                        width: 64,

                        height: 23,

                    },

                ]

            }, ]

        }

    };

JSADMDlg1.job = "";

JSADMDlg1.specsection = "";

JSADMDlg1.shopdwg = "";

JSADMDlg1.submittaldate = "";

JSADMDlg1.reviewedby = "";

if ("ok" == JSADMDlg1.DoDialog()) {

    this.getField("txt1").value = JSADMDlg1.job;

    this.getField("txt2").value = JSADMDlg1.specsection;

    this.getField("txt3").value = JSADMDlg1.shopdwg;

    this.getField("txt4").value = JSADMDlg1.submittaldate;

    this.getField("txt5").value = JSADMDlg1.reviewedby;

}

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