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Sep 27, 2018

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I have created a budget worksheet to be used with a grant application. The cells in the table are set to auto calculate to help the user find the totals and check to make sure their funds requested match their funds matched. I have checked the field calculation order and still nothing works. I have tried multiple browsers and even in Acrobat preview they do not work.

What am I doing wrong?

I did this and it is working when I use acrobat, but not when I'm in Google Chrome.

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Form calculations are not working

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Sep 27, 2018

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I have created a budget worksheet to be used with a grant application. The cells in the table are set to auto calculate to help the user find the totals and check to make sure their funds requested match their funds matched. I have checked the field calculation order and still nothing works. I have tried multiple browsers and even in Acrobat preview they do not work.

What am I doing wrong?

I did this and it is working when I use acrobat, but not when I'm in Google Chrome.

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There's no such thing as "Acrobat preview". If you mean "Apple Preview" then don't, as it will corrupt your file.

The file seems corrupt anyway, though. I can see some calculations under the fields, but they don't appear in the Fields Calculation Order list at all... How did you create the fields and how did you apply the calculations to them?

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If you meant the "Form preview" mode in Acrobat, then don't use that either. The calculations won't work there. It's just for examining the layout visually. Kind of useless, really...

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Sep 28, 2018

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I created a word doc with the tables, then uploaded it to Acrobat Pro DC. In editing the form, I clicked the fields to assign the calculation. Here is an updated version after I reconnected all the calculations.

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Your updated version doesn't calculate.

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All the calculations are there when I save it. Is it possible I'm saving it wrong?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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tatumw29325951  wrote

All the calculations are there when I save it. Is it possible I'm saving it wrong?

Before you save it or after you save it?

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Before I save. And only one column seems to ever work. And when I save it that column stops working.

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I have corrected some calculations and it works:

Shared Files - Acrobat.com

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Thank you. I am still confused on why when I save it and reopen it ceases working.

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Uncheck a entry in the calculations and recheck the entry. After this the calculations will work.

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I did this and it is working when I use acrobat, but not when I'm in Google Chrome.

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Report the issue to the developers of the Chrome PDF plugin. It has nothing to do with Adobe.

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It doesn't seem to work in any browser.

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Most browsers have the same issues as Chrome. You need to save it locally and then open it in Acrobat or Reader for best results.

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Well that is unfortunate. Thanks for the information!

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The PDF doesn't even work in Acrobat Adobe DC anymore. What is happening to my PDF calculations and why won't they work. This is very frustrating.

Alternatively, does anyone have suggestions for a different program? I'm ready to remake the worksheet if something else works!

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As I told you before, something got corrupt in this file. Do you have an earlier version of it saved somewhere?

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I do, but it seems to keep corrupting every time.

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I am encountering the same problem. I set up my calculations in the file, I save the file and close it. When I open the file again the calculations does not work. I use Adobe Pro DC.

 

Please assist

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