Just for some background, I am designing a form to be emailed and filled out by the recepient using LiveCycle Designer 8,0. In this form, I want to create a list of all cities in my state (over 550). Apparently, there is no way to directly populate the drop-down other than typing each city individually. However, I have searched the forums and found that there is possibly a script that can be created to accomplish this. The problem is that I have practically NO knowledge about writing code. There is a tool I have in my Programs menu called "Extendscript" but I don't even know if I can use it for this purpose (nor would I know how if it could be used). By now it is obvious that I am a very "basic" user, but any help on this would be appreciated.
Copy paste from Excel/text document will not work with earlier versions of designer.
Another approach is to modify the xml source.
Something looks weired? Send me the list of cities. I will prepare a simple pdf from where you can copy the drop-down field to your form.
I attached an RTF doc and replied via email. I thought I read somewhere on these discussions where you can't do an attachment through email, but instead had to do them through the discussion board. However, I don't see anything in the Reply window that allows me to do that so I hope this works.
Yep. Maybe it's time to upgrade to Acrobat Pro 9. For only $230 US, it's probably worth it. Do you know of any good sources and references I can use to learn BASIC coding that can be used in this application? I'm not looking to become a pro at it, but I just want to be able to do some basic things.
The internal help system available within Designer is enough to learn the basics.
I've just read this forum post and I am having exactly the same problem tring to populate a drop downlist! Would you be able to help at all please? I have a list of over 100 items in excel / notedpad (see below for examples) where users completing a form will only select 1 of these items. I cannot seem to find an easy way to do this despite several attempts at trying. I thought I could copy and paste the list into the xml source (enclosed in text tags but this does not seem to work and comes up with an error message. I'm new to livecycle as well so this does not help eiether!
I'm using Livecycle designer ES 8.2 that comes with Acrobat Pro 9. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
A Medicine and Dentistry
A100 Pre-clinical Medicine
A200 Pre-clinical Dentistry
A300 Clinical Medicine
A400 Clinical Dentistry
A900 Others in Medicine and Dentistry
A990 Medicine and Dentistry not elsewhere classified
B Subjects allied to Medicine
B100 "Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology"
B131 Cellular Pathology
B190 "Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology not elsewhere classified"
B200 "Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmacy"
I have designed a pdf form basically a CV format to be filled by the users while applying for job, in that form i have used many form controls namely checkbox, listbox, radio-buttons, drop-downs and so on.. My problem is that whenever i want to add a new location or update drop-down i have to do it at multiple places. For example i have a drop down for Nationality or Country that is repeated through out the form (independent of each other), is there a way to update the dropdown list values in one place and not have to edit each field specifically?
In other words is it possible to have the form pull "lookup" data from one source? meaning if i update the nationality drop-down at one place then it should reflect the changes at all the other places where am using the nationality drop-down.
Can anyone help me out in this please.....