How do I import excel list into dropdown list on Adobe Acrobat DC?

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Jan 10, 2018 Jan 10, 2018

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How do I import excel list into dropdown list on Adobe Acrobat DC?

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Jan 24, 2021 Jan 24, 2021

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@try67   Could this tool be used on a live excel sheet? The excel sheet I'm using updates daily and adds only a few new lines of data. I've downloaded the demo and it's works flawlessly. The issue I will have is adding extra steps trying to export the data into a .txt, my sheet has multiple rows and colums. tia 

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Jan 24, 2021 Jan 24, 2021

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No, I'm afraid not. However, if you used a text file instead of an Excel spreadsheet then it would be possible to do it, but the file-path will have to be known and a script will have to be installed on the local machine for it to work.

If you're interested in something like that please contact me via [try6767 at gmail.com] to discuss it further.

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Jan 10, 2018 Jan 10, 2018

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If you export the file from excel into a Tab Delimited File with a ".txt" extension. You can then import this file into Acrobat from the "Prepare Form" tools. This will give you a popup dialog listing all the entries in the ".txt" file. It is extremely important that the column headers in Excel exactly match the field names in the PDF file

Alternatively I have tools and tutorials on this topic here:

https://www.pdfscripting.com/public/ExcelAndAcrobat.cfm

Thom Parker - Software Developer at PDFScripting
Use the Acrobat JavaScript Reference early and often

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That allows you to import data, but not the options of a drop-down field...

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