Auto Populate Fields based on a Drop-down Selection

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Mar 18, 2021 Mar 18, 2021

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I have been tasked with creating a couple new forms. In order to simplify the work flow, I would like to use a drop-down menu in one cell, and have that selection auto-populate information that is tied to that information in a different cell. 

 

E.G. If I select Car Engine, it auto populates V-6, V-8, HEMI in the second cell, but if I select body Style, it auto populates, SUV, Sedan, Sports Coupe, etc.

 

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Mar 18, 2021 Mar 18, 2021

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You might try searching for this topic on this forum. Almost this exact same question has been asked many times.

 

You'll find a solution and example PDF Here:

https://acrobatusers.com/tutorials/change_another_field/

 

You can read all about using lists and dropdowns here:

https://www.pdfscripting.com/public/List-Field-Usage-and-Handling.cfm

 

 

Thom Parker - Software Developer at PDFScripting
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Thom - You're posting an article from 15 years ago.I had found a couple other postings asking the same question, and received the same response. I'm hoping for something a bit more timely and pertinent to the current materials that are part of Adobe Creative Cloud.

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The reason the responses are the same is because nothing has changed. List scripting is the same today as it was 20 years ago.  If you want the answer, then read the article.  People have been asking the exact same questions for two decades, and the answers are still exactly the same. 

 

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You want to populate another dropdown or text fields? If it's dropdown you wish to populate try this example:

https://community.adobe.com/t5/acrobat/how-to-populate-different-dropdown-list-based-on-selection-of... 

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Thanks. 

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There is nothing  "timely and pertinent to the current materials" in that post, and it doesn't answer your question.

 

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