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Andopwr
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Calculations gone wrong

Jul 31, 2012 10:02 AM

Tags: #calculation #calculated_field

I cannot for the life of me figure this out!  I will satrt with, I am fairly new to this, but I can creat fields and edit them.  However, every time I try and do simple calculation with "the value is"  window i run it and things seem okay until I adjust other fields on the form to calculate as well.  And then the previous fields get messed up.

 

I am wanting in the top portion, "Sub-Total" = ("Rate Per Night" x "Tax")

Then I want "Total" = ("Sub-Total" x "# Of Nights")

Then I want on the bottom:

"Sub-Total" = (90.00+30+30+30+30+30+30+30)

"Tax" = ("Sub-Total" x "Tax")

"Total" = ("Total [from top]"+"Sub-Total [from bottom]+"Tax"+"Svc Fee")

 

I went through the edit properties and calculated them but still they keep getting messed up or not even close.  I know i may come across dumb but I need help.

 

Thank you.

please help me!!!!!


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  • George Johnson
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    Jul 31, 2012 10:10 AM   in reply to Andopwr

    The first thing you need to do is make sure that the field calculation order is correct. Exactly how you do this depends on which version of Acrobat you have. First go into form editing mode. In Acrobat 9 you'd then select: Forms > Edit Fields > Set Field Calculation Order

     

    In Acrobat 10, select: Other Tasks > Edit Fields > Set Field Calculation Order

     
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  • George Johnson
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    Jul 31, 2012 10:40 AM   in reply to Andopwr

    Let's start with just one field. How do you have the Tax field that's at the top of the form configured to calculate, exactly?

     
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  • George Johnson
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    Jul 31, 2012 10:50 AM   in reply to Andopwr

    It's not clear to me how it needs to work exactly, but you can set a default value for a field and make it read-only.

     
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