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Duplicate Form Fields with Different Formatting

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Created a form that has a couple of  key fields that are repeated near the top of the page in a larger font for emphasis.  The field names are the same but one the field in the form body is formatted at Calibri 12 and the field at the top of page is Calibri 26 with a black border.

This works fine when viewing, printing or sharing via email but a problem occurs when I send the form via Fill & Sign.  When it is sent for signature the smaller field in the form body shows the Calibri 26 font...

Pictures below show how it should look and how it looks within Fill & Sign.  Thanks in advance

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And a calculation script to copy the value from the first field to the rest. Something like:

event.value = this.getField("ShipDate").valueAsString;

 

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Duplicate Form Fields with Different Formatting

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Created a form that has a couple of  key fields that are repeated near the top of the page in a larger font for emphasis.  The field names are the same but one the field in the form body is formatted at Calibri 12 and the field at the top of page is Calibri 26 with a black border.

This works fine when viewing, printing or sharing via email but a problem occurs when I send the form via Fill & Sign.  When it is sent for signature the smaller field in the form body shows the Calibri 26 font...

Pictures below show how it should look and how it looks within Fill & Sign.  Thanks in advance

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And a calculation script to copy the value from the first field to the rest. Something like:

event.value = this.getField("ShipDate").valueAsString;

 

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Use fields with different names.

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And a calculation script to copy the value from the first field to the rest. Something like:

event.value = this.getField("ShipDate").valueAsString;

 

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@try67 close but the formatting from the cell being referenced is used in the target cell.  Any other thoughts are appreciated.

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@try67 ended up your suggestion worked.  I fat fingered the field names.  Thanks for your help

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Unfortunately that defeats what I am trying to acheive with the field.  Goal is to enter data in one place and have it displayed in a second location for emphasis.

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Apologies @try67 , the previous reply was intended for a different post.  I tried figuring out something like this on my own but don't have the programming experience.  Will give it a try and let you know. Thanks again

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You can change the settings of the second field and it should remain independent from the first one. The code I provided only copies the actual value, not anything else.

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You would think that but when I bring the form into Fill & Sign the cell formatting changes.  Need to find a way to flatten the duplicate cells

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Unfortunately that defeats what I am trying to acheive with the field.  Goal is to enter data in one place and have it displayed in a second location for emphasis.

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Copy the value from one field to the other.

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This is not the first time that I am surprised that the simple act of signing a PDF can change its appearance. As if Adobe engineers didn't know how to properly flatten form fields.
It sounds crazy to me, and in some countries it's not legal.

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