Creating an autofill list for dropdowns with a list from a spreadsheet

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I am trying to build a form within an existent document in acrobat. I have an excel document with about 41 rows of data. I would like it if selecting one item from a particular column in a dropdown in my PDF could autopopulate the items in the rest of this particular section based on the corresponding data in the row.

 

Thank you for any insight.

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You would need to convert the data to a plain-text file in order to be able to read it using a script, or to hard-code into the script itself. Then create a custom-made script to use that data to populate the other fields when a selection is made in the drop-down.

 

I've actually created a (paid-for) tool that allows you to do just that, based on a data file, without having to write any code. You can find it here: https://www.try67.com/tool/acrobat-populate-fields-from-dropdown

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