Printing a fillable PDF form with scrolling text fields

Community Beginner ,
Sep 12, 2018 Sep 12, 2018

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Is there a way to show all typed text typed into a scrolling text field when you print a fillable PDF form even if all of the text is not visible on screen (because it extends the text box)?

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Most Valuable Participant , Sep 12, 2018 Sep 12, 2018
The basic code is something like this:this.getField("FieldName").textSize = 0;You can add it under the document's WillPrint event, and then change it back in the DidPrint event.Regarding my second suggestion: It doesn't have to be a separate file. It can be done using hidden pages that are spawned especially for this purpose and deleted after the file is printed. I've developed similar scripts for some clients in the past so if you're interested in hiring someone to develop it for you, you can c...

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Sep 12, 2018 Sep 12, 2018

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You can set the font size to Auto before printing it, or copy it to another location (where there's more place). Either solution will require using a script, though.

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Community Beginner ,
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Do you know the script for "font size Auto?"

My boss is concerned that the type may print incredibly small if it is set to Auto though. This is an employee evaluation form and she says supervisors often have a lot to say

But I'll try it and run it past her.

Is your 2nd suggestion to simply include a 2nd document? If so, she's against that.

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The basic code is something like this:

this.getField("FieldName").textSize = 0;

You can add it under the document's WillPrint event, and then change it back in the DidPrint event.

Regarding my second suggestion: It doesn't have to be a separate file. It can be done using hidden pages that are spawned especially for this purpose and deleted after the file is printed. I've developed similar scripts for some clients in the past so if you're interested in hiring someone to develop it for you, you can contact me via try6767 at gmail.com to discuss it further.

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Community Beginner ,
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Thank you for sharing the code.

The other option sounds intriguing, but I work for a state agency funded by tax payer dollars. I'll run the idea past my supervisor, but I doubt they will be able to outsource this.

Thanks for your help!

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New Here ,
Jun 04, 2020 Jun 04, 2020

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Hello,

For some reason "auto" is not an option for font size in my drop down menu (undre Appearance). Do you know how to work around that so I can create a text box that will capture all text when printing (avoiding scrolling).

 

Thank you kindly,

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Jun 04, 2020 Jun 04, 2020

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Use the code that's marked as the correct answer for this question.

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New Here ,
Feb 05, 2020 Feb 05, 2020

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Hi,

What is the code for the Did Print field?  Thanks

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