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Hello, I have an excel spreadsheet that I have turned into a form with Adobe Acrobat Pro that has a qty field, a price field and a total field, among others. I have set the total field to automatically calculate to the product of the Qty field and price field, which works fine. The issue is that by default it displays a zero (or actually, $0.00, since I have it formatted to price), and so if people print out the form to fill it out manually, they have to cross out the zero.

Is custom javascript the only way to get the field to be conditionally hidden or non-printable? If not, can you tell me a better method? If so, can you point me to an example of this that works? I can provide screenshots if necessary.

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As the custom validation script of the field enter this:

if (event.value==0) event.value = "";

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Hide Calculated unused $0.00 form fields.

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Hello, I have an excel spreadsheet that I have turned into a form with Adobe Acrobat Pro that has a qty field, a price field and a total field, among others. I have set the total field to automatically calculate to the product of the Qty field and price field, which works fine. The issue is that by default it displays a zero (or actually, $0.00, since I have it formatted to price), and so if people print out the form to fill it out manually, they have to cross out the zero.

Is custom javascript the only way to get the field to be conditionally hidden or non-printable? If not, can you tell me a better method? If so, can you point me to an example of this that works? I can provide screenshots if necessary.

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As the custom validation script of the field enter this:

if (event.value==0) event.value = "";

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As the custom validation script of the field enter this:

if (event.value==0) event.value = "";

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PS. In the future you'll be better off posting questions about Acrobat in the Acrobat forums, like this one: PDF Forms

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I tried this answer but in order to add a custom validation script it deletes your Value is... " " of the following fields statement. Is there a way to add both statements?

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This isn't working for me. I also have my field formatted to dollar figure. My field's name is ClosingBalance.

I'm inserting 

if (event.value==0) event.value = "";

in the "Run custom validation script" box. 

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Post your question to a new thread

 

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Were you able to get the custom validation script to work with the field being formated with the currency symbol ($0.00)? I am having the same trouble. I can get it to  work if I remove the currency symbol. I don't know much about JavaScript.

 

Does something else need to be included in the script?

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Do you have a default value set as 0 for the field? That was my issue. 

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I do not. The only properties I have are:

 

Custom validation script, if (event.value==0) event.value="";

Calculation is product of, QTY Row 1, UNIT PRICE R1

 

The custom validation script will work as long as I change the currency symbol to NONE, but really need this column to be a currency and not just numeric with decimal.

 

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So on my Options tab, there is Default Value. Make sure there's no value in there. 

 

The rest "should" work. Decimal places 2, currency symbol. 

 

 

 

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This is close to the problem I'm having. I have estimated days of inventory on hand (Text53)  as a calculation. Quantity on Hand (Text52) divided by Daily Usage (Text51). So in the simplified field notation I have: Text52/Text51. Only problem is I get errors when I set properties on Text53 to number. I get Java errors. (The Value entered does not match the format of the field [ Text53] So I leave it at none but then it keeps putting NaN in the cell if a number was entered and then cleared. When I clear the form the NaN stays there. I'd like it to go to blank if anything or 0.

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You will get NaN when you divide by zero.

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So how do you get it display blank instead of NaN?

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Use Javascript for the calculation.

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Thank you. I'm still unclear. In the Calculate form properties? Currently is is in simplified field notation: Text52/Text 51. You are saying to use the custom calculation script instead? And what would that Java look like?

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First, you've written that the name of the divisor field is "Text 51". Is this correct? if it is, then the simplified field notation will not work as written anyway. It doesn't like spaces in field name. 

Here's a calculation script that sets the field to blank if  

 

var nDivisor = Number(this.getField("Text 51").value);

if(nDivisor == 0)

  event.value = "";

else

  event.value = this.getField("Text 52").value/nDivisor;

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Here's an article that discusses this topic in detail:

https://www.pdfscripting.com/public/How-to-set-000-value-to-blank.cfm

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