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Calculation Form Field Picker Not Working Acrobat DC

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Apr 18, 2018

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I am creating a form in InDesign CC and exporting as an interactive PDF. I want to make some of the fields calculate a sum. When I select Value Sum and click on the Pick Fields, I am able to select the fields I want to include in the sum, but when I select okay, they do not appear in the window and the field does not calculate. I was reading about some bug/issues in 2015, but did not see any resolution. Does anyone have any suggestions. I tried restarting. Uninstalling and reinstalling and this did not fix it.

Let me also say that I was trying to use the add java script in the custom field under Format and I am having the same problem where my window does not display the content after Selecting Edit and entering the information in the window.

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Calculation Form Field Picker Not Working Acrobat DC

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I am creating a form in InDesign CC and exporting as an interactive PDF. I want to make some of the fields calculate a sum. When I select Value Sum and click on the Pick Fields, I am able to select the fields I want to include in the sum, but when I select okay, they do not appear in the window and the field does not calculate. I was reading about some bug/issues in 2015, but did not see any resolution. Does anyone have any suggestions. I tried restarting. Uninstalling and reinstalling and this did not fix it.

Let me also say that I was trying to use the add java script in the custom field under Format and I am having the same problem where my window does not display the content after Selecting Edit and entering the information in the window.

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Apr 18, 2018

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One of the problems with the built in Sum function is that the field names cannot contain spaces or punctuation. This could be the issue. But there is a much more problematic bug with disappearing calculations. I've had this problem a few times and it usually goes away if you add a calculation to another Field, then click onto the first field that had the issue. 

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Oh my god, thank you.  Had the same problem as OP.  Removing spaces in field names fixed my issue.

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