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Have you studied any other forms?
1., 2. You have a very lengthy form with numerous similar fields, so learn about hierarchical fields. You will be able to automate by control loop the summing of the fields or use the "the ____ of" to total the fields with the same high level name into a hidden field and then multiply the total in the hidden field by 399 or 8.9. If you insist on the "Simplified field notation", do not use only numbers as the field name. you should start the field name with a alphabetic character so Acrobat knows it is not a number.
3. If you think so! There is a trick to hiding zero when there is no data on the form.
4. You can not use "if" statements or other control statements in with the "simplified field notation" option.
You can make your check boxes mutually exclusive by naming all buttons within a group with the same name and changing the export values.
For example - you say for point 3 " If you think so! There is a trick to hiding zero when there is no data on the form"
How is this done - that's what i need.
Best of luck with your project,
I was quite stunned by your response - I was offended by it.
I have searched a LOT; but I don't want to waste time telling you off.
I know the amount of time I have spent trying to work out how to do this, then found this forum, in the hope it would at least get me started.
Your attitude is unnecessary, Dimitri.
Did you get out of the wrong side of the bed this morning?
You have been given information about how to start to fix your problem. You have used a poor field naming convention if you are going to use the "Simplified field name option"!
You are programing and the language syntax and grammar are far more important than in conversational language.
To suppress zero when using any calculation script is to use the following script in the field's custom validation script"
if(event.value == 0) event.value = "";
Developer center http://www.adobe.com/devnet/acrobat/
PlanetPDF Developer learning Centers: http://www.planetpdf.com/developer/learning.asp
Books about Acrobat JavaScirpt: http://www.acrobatusers.com/forums/aucbb/viewtopic.php?id=13771
Both Acrobat User's Community and Planet PDF have extensive forums about programing Acrobat forms.
Your post is asking for all the programming to complete your project that you are being paid for or will be used to make your living and you expect others to give you their knowledge and skills for free???!!!
To both respondants:
My intentions were never what you are saying.
I have searched and searched for information on how to get started with adobe scripting, without luck. Please don't falsely accuse me without knowing me.
I found Planet PDF as I was only getting attacked here and not getting anywhere. They helped me, without being rude once.
By the way - all I needed was (TextField1 + TextField2 + TextField3)*399 for point 1. Planet PDF explained that simplified notation in Adobe is very similar to doing a normal maths equation. That has got me started at least. Maths I am good at. I share what I know at other forums, just to help people who are stuck. I don't care if they . . . .
"are being paid for or will be used to make a living and they expect others to give you their knowledge and skills for free???!!!"
That is a selfish attitude.
Sometimes what we write is misunderstood. I took-
Glad you found Planet PDF helpful, it is a great resource, as are the others Geo Kaiser provided.
Best of luck with your project!
Read my first post, smartarse.
I said . . . "No idea what I am doing wrong" and then "It is probably fairly easy, once you know how - I have done many Google searches for Simplified Field Notation, but there isn't much out there - or I haven't managed to find it.
All help appreciated"
So go suck on that, pal.
No further comments required; sarcasm is the lowest form of wit.
And you're a female, Dimitri.
Shame on you. You should know better.
"Best of luck with your project!"
Do you mean "I will abuse you, then be sarcastic" ??????
I found what I needed, no thanks to you people.
Ok, whether happy or not the issue is solved, no need to spam the forums with venom for the rest of us who were not involved. Be adults and just go your separate ways.
Enough, PDL. Give it a rest.
Considering that's my first post on this thread, and I was in effect asking you to "give it a rest", I think my resignation from the situation is implied. Hopefully you can move on too.
You people are unbelievable??
PDL - there was no need for ANY comment from you.
So stop commenting, for God Sakes.
I'm just trying to stop a flame war on a forum that is normally quite professional. So there was a reason for my comment.
You are the one trying to egg people on here. You could have stopped posting at any point as well, yet you decide to respond to a simple request to stop the animosity with a venomous response, and to someone who had absolutely nothing to do with your original post and has in no way wronged you.
If you cannot bring yourself to act like an adult that is your decision. Continue your spiteful posts as it really means quite little to everyone. I've said my piece and asked for peace, to which you seem hellbent on disrupting. That is your choice. Flame away, this will be the last post in an effort to stop this descent.
I will not be drawn into your juvenile game no matter how mad you are at the entire Acrobat community because one user was, quite arguably, mean to you.
So stop commenting, for God's sake.
I am not "flaming", merely expressing my dislike of the comments that have been posted.
If you think that is "venomous", that's your opinion. But why interfere.
You are the one continuing to antagonise me.
As I said earlier, stop commenting and get a life. I am trying to work, thanks.