Prefill/ autofill

Community Beginner ,
Jan 08, 2021 Jan 08, 2021

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I have created a form with over 300 entries and I am inquiring on how to prefill or autofill where I have a scrollbars, if I were to start typing. Example if I were to type Wa..... And I could set it up to prefill Washington or Warrenton or Waldorf. Any help would be appreciated, thank you.

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Jan 08, 2021 Jan 08, 2021

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Please post the exact name of the Adobe program you use so a Moderator may move this message to that forum

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Jan 08, 2021 Jan 08, 2021

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Adobe Acrobat DC Pro

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Jan 08, 2021 Jan 08, 2021

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Let me move this to the Acrobat forum for you, which is the appropriate forum for your question.

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Jan 08, 2021 Jan 08, 2021

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Doing that while you type is very tricky. However, doing it while you exit the field is quite simple. To do that you can use a validation script, like this:

 

if (event.value=="Wa") event.value = "Washington";

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 09, 2021 Jan 09, 2021

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You need to use the Auto-Complete built-in feature in Acrobat Pro DC for this purpose.

 

See slide below:

 

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NOTE: Keep in mind that is is not a setting that will be retained with the current document if you decide to share the PDF with another user via email, for example.

 

The Auto-complete preference must be enabled in the Acrobat program that is installed in the computer where that document will be viewed. But if you're in a networked environment, perhaps this preference setting can be retained via Roaming User Profile account ( I am not sure if I am correct with this last suggestion though).

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 14, 2021 Jan 14, 2021

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Where do I locate the auto complete built in feature?

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I posted a screenshot. 

 

Are you able to see the screenshotor you don't have Adobe Acrobat Pro DC?

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