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Forms: Calculation results do not refresh

Jun 19, 2012 11:58 AM

Tags: #forms #acrobat_9_forms #acrobat_9_pro #calculations

I am using the simple calculations in my form created with Adobe Acrobat Pro 9.

 

The first time I enter the values they calculate appropriately, but if I change an entry value the old result remains in the results field until I delete it, then the new result pops in.

 

Why?

 
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    Jun 19, 2012 12:55 PM   in reply to jturek1

    You have to make sure your calculation order of the form fields is correct.

     
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    Jun 19, 2012 1:49 PM   in reply to jturek1

    Then we need to see the form.

     

    Can you post a link to the form?

     
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    Jun 19, 2012 4:10 PM   in reply to jturek1

    These forums do not allow the attchment of fies, that is why we ask for a link to the file from a file sharing site. Adobe provides www.Acrobat.com a secure site for sharing files.

     
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    Jun 20, 2012 3:19 PM   in reply to jturek1

    Using Acrobat 9 Pro

    Windows 7

     

    Having almost the same problem.  I am trying to create a simple form that adds a+b+c=d.  I have done this many times before without any trouble.  Now, this function does not work at all.  I've tried creating a new form with just 10 fields on it to see if maybe the document itself was the problem.  Still doesn't work. 

    I right click the field. 

    I select Properties. 

    Then select Calculate. 

    Then select "The value is sum(+) of the following fields.

    Then I click Pick and select the fields I want to add. (A1, A2, A3)

     

    Click Close and return to my form.

     

    Save document and then type in a few test numbers.  The Total Field (Total All), remains blank (empty).  I've tried making it a number field, a text field, saved as new name.....

     

    Chris

     

    Anyone have a idea of what's wrong?

     

    BTW:  Opened one of my older Forms that has Field calculations and they all work perfectly.

     
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    Jun 20, 2012 3:23 PM   in reply to Chris@oklahoma

    Without seeing the form it is pretty hard to tell.

     

    Make sure there are not duplicate field names.

     

    If you post a link to the form, please make sure others can open that link.

     
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    Jun 20, 2012 3:24 PM   in reply to jturek1

    I cannot open your link even when I am logged in to www.acrobat.com.

     

    Make sure you publish the link and make it sharable.

     
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    Jun 21, 2012 8:38 AM   in reply to jturek1

    I think your form field calculation order is wrong:

     

    CalcOrder.jpg

     

    The first field you want calculated should be at the top of the list. You set the order from the first field through the last field in the order you want the fields to be calculated.

     

    I am also having issues editing your form. It appears it was not created with Acrobat.

     

    Here is link to the form with working scripts:

     

    https://acrobat.com/#d=eRX0DFMuEm8btv6kg0nOOQ

     
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