Content of a text input field should appear in other places in the PDF.

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Jun 28, 2022 Jun 28, 2022

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I'm looking for a posibility in interactive PDFs: The user should enter his name in a text input field. This name should autimatically appear in diffrent places in the same PDF. I would be glad if someone can tell me how to do. 🙂

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Jun 28, 2022 Jun 28, 2022

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Give the fields the same name.

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Jun 28, 2022 Jun 28, 2022

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Thanx 4 answering! 😉
But they should look differet, e.g. name should appear several times in Flow-Text. 

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I have no idea what you mean by that.

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I don't know what you mean by "Flow-Text" either.

 

You could make the Name field entry appear elsewhere within a fixed paragraph using a read-only field that gets the value of the Name-entered field, but you couldn't anchor it in some text "flow" (which in itself, isn't possible in a PDF outside of a live, multi-line text field).

 

Can you elaborate on exactly what you want?

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Jun 29, 2022 Jun 29, 2022

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Thank you for answering.
This is what I mean: A read-only field that gets the value of the Name-entered field.
How do I do this? It should NOT be another text-input-field, which the user can edit. (Which happens, when I just take another input-field with the same name.)

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Jun 29, 2022 Jun 29, 2022

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In Acrobat, the value of the Name-entered field can be used only in another text form, not inserted into read-only text.

You could, with a javascript, insert a name into the middle of text that is a multi-line form field. This would appear as a form in Acrobat, but a printout would appear as a continous flowing block of text.

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Thank you, but I work with InDesign and would like to solve the problem there.
And as a grafikdesigner, JavaScript is not my proffesion! 😉

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You can't!

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I work with InDesign and would like to solve the problem there.
And as a grafikdesigner, JavaScript is not my proffesion.

 

Under those self-imposed constraints, you won't solve this problem.

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