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Help with linking combo boxes so that some options are made unavailable

Dec 10, 2012 5:31 AM

Tags: #acrobat #adobe #fields #acrobat-form #fillable ##acrobat_xi #combo-box #list-box



I'm having trouble setting up an interactive PDF form with multiple combo boxes.


I have designed an interactive PDF form in InDesign CS6 but am doing the final preparation and formatting in Adobe Acrobat XI Pro.

First of all, I am not sure if I should be using combo boxes or list boxes, but the combo box seemd to look better after I export the PDF and also left the field blank, ready for selection from the drop-down menu.


Basically I have a list of drop-down lists, but not all combinations are compatible. For example, after maing "Selection 1" in "Combo box 1", I need only "Selection 1", "2", and "3" [out of the total 5] to be available in "Combo box 2".

I need to be able to apply this algorhythm to the next few combo boxes as well.


Moreover, I would need some of the checkboxes disabled [the user won't be able to check them at all]when I make a certain selection in some of the combo boxes.


Needless to say, I don't know any Java, coding or making calculations in LiveCycle Designer, so I don't even know where to begin.


I have attached a screen grab of my form and what I want to achieve.


Any help would be very much appreciated.


Thank you!


adobe forms combo boxes.jpg


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