Adobe Fillable forms - check boxes and skipping fields

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Jan 23, 2021 Jan 23, 2021

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I am creating fillable applications for work. There are differect sections where some of the answers may be the same such as addresses: mailing and billing address maybe the same. I would like to setup a box that if checked will skip that fillable section and automatically move the individual to the next section to be completed. Does anyone know how I can create this in an Adobe Acrobat Pro DC fillable form?

Thanks, Kaye

 

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Most Valuable Participant , Jan 24, 2021 Jan 24, 2021
You can set the check-box to make those fields read-only. They will then be skipped in the tab order. To do that use the following as the Mouse Up event of the check-box: this.getField("Field1").readonly = (event.target.value!="Off"); this.getField("Field2").readonly = (event.target.value!="Off"); this.getField("Field3").readonly = (event.target.value!="Off"); Adjust the field names in the code above to match the actual ones in your file, of course.

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Most Valuable Participant , Jan 25, 2021 Jan 25, 2021
Yes.

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Jan 24, 2021 Jan 24, 2021

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You can set the check-box to make those fields read-only. They will then be skipped in the tab order.

To do that use the following as the Mouse Up event of the check-box:

this.getField("Field1").readonly = (event.target.value!="Off");

this.getField("Field2").readonly = (event.target.value!="Off");

this.getField("Field3").readonly = (event.target.value!="Off");

Adjust the field names in the code above to match the actual ones in your file, of course.

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Jan 24, 2021 Jan 24, 2021

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try67 - if they check the box on accident, then realize their mistake an duncheck the box, will the fields reappear?

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Jan 25, 2021 Jan 25, 2021

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Yes.

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Jan 25, 2021 Jan 25, 2021

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try67,

I have tried typing in the fields that you suggested, but I can't get the Mouse Up section to allow me to type in the information you provided.  Would you mind providing me with step by step instructions? Or can you email me the instructions?

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Thank you again for your help,

Kaye

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try67,

I figured it out! and it works!!!!

Thank you so much!

Kaye

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