My coworker and I created accident package for work that is now fillable on the computers.
But we are running into 2 major hurdles.
ONE: We want to add separate drop down boxes for all the vehicle's 4-digit ID number, license plate and VINs. I know we can add each but can they be associated?? Meaning if I type in vehicle # 4455, the license plate and VIN for that vehicle will be filled in correctly.
TWO: Some pages are not needed for a particular accident (bus vs car vs minivan) but all pages must be submitted. We need to put a large N/A in the center of the page and a slash across that page of the vehicle we are not working on.
Where you can tick a box and the N/A and slash appear (without affecting the page we do need).
Is any of this (ONE & TWO) possible and if so please provide steps to accomplish it.
Thank you so much.
Yes, both things are possible, using a script.
To achieve the former you will need to store the data that you want to populate to the other fields somewhere (like in a text file that is attached to the PDF, or in a data model hard-coded into the script). I have developed a tool that allows you to do that quite easily. You can find it here: Custom-made Adobe Scripts: Acrobat -- Populate Fields From Dropdown
To do the latter you would need to set up something like page-size fields or even a layer with that text and then show or hide it based on the user's selection in the drop-down. This would also require a custom-made script.
Thank you SO much for your reply. I will look into the script and your link on my day off, so I can focus on it without work distractions.