6 Replies Latest reply on Oct 14, 2009 10:41 AM by mdawn50

    Suppress blank AddressLine2 from printing

    mdawn50 Level 1

      I'm trying the create a form that includes name and address. I'd like to include two address lines plus the City State ZIP. If AddressLine2 is blank, I'd like to avoid printing it and have the City State ZIP line move up and print in it's place.

       

      Can anyone help me with this. I found a posting from 2008, but it didn't seem complete to this newbie.

       

      Thanks,

      MDawn

        • 1. Re: Suppress blank AddressLine2 from printing
          Steve L Walker Level 5

          It can be achieved using two sub-forms, one with 2 address lines and the other with 1 address line. You can see in the image, below, the two sub-forms are defined in the hierarchy view but 'subform2' is not visible. It has the same x and y coordinates and dimensions as 'subform1'.

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          For demonstration purposes I added a print button and the following JavaScript on the print button click event:

           

           

          // form1.page1.printBtn::click - (JavaScript, client)

           

          if (form1.page1.subform1.address2.isNull || form1.page1.subform1.address2.rawValue == "") {

            form1.page1.subform2.name.rawValue = form1.page1.subform1.name.rawValue;

            form1.page1.subform2.address1.rawValue = form1.page1.subform1.address1.rawValue;

            form1.page1.subform2.city.rawValue = form1.page1.subform1.city.rawValue;

            form1.page1.subform2.state.rawValue = form1.page1.subform1.state.rawValue;

            form1.page1.subform2.zipCode.rawValue = form1.page1.subform1.zipCode.rawValue;

            form1.page1.subform1.presence = "hidden";

            form1.page1.subform2.presence = "visible";

          }

          xfa.host.print(1, "0", (xfa.host.numPages -1).toString(), 0, 0, 0, 0, 0);

           

           

          The script checks for data in 'form1.page1.subform1.address2'. If there is no data, 'subform2' is populated from the applicable 'subform1' fields, 'subform1' is hidden, and 'subform2' is made visible.

           

          The sample is attached.

           

          Steve

          • 2. Re: Suppress blank AddressLine2 from printing
            mdawn50 Level 1

            Thanks. I'll give this a try.

             

            MDawn

            • 3. Re: Suppress blank AddressLine2 from printing
              mdawn50 Level 1

              I tried the script and am not having much success. The first time  I tried it, address line 2 was not suppressed. Also, I have script in the prePrint and postPrint on text fields to suppress printing the underlining and that wasn't working.

               

              I reworked the form to change the subform and field naming to match the script, thinking maybe I had edited wrong. Now it won't print at all.

               

              I've attached my form. I appreciate any help you can give me.

               

              Thanks,

              MDawn

              • 4. Re: Suppress blank AddressLine2 from printing
                Steve L Walker Level 5

                There are a number of issues, including the JavaScript field references I used in my example don't match your form. Additionally, could you explain what you are trying to accomplish in the pre-print and post-print events?

                • 5. Re: Suppress blank AddressLine2 from printing
                  mdawn50 Level 1

                  I have underlining of certain text fields so the user know it's a field.

                  The prePrint and postPrint are to suppress the underlining in the field

                  from printing and then to put the underline back after printing.

                   

                  Concerning the field references. I thought I had changed them to match

                  and still use the fields in my design.

                   

                  Any help is  much appreciated.

                   

                  Thanks,

                   

                  Margaret Dawn

                  Supervisor - Documentation

                  W: 630-850-1065

                  • 6. Re: Suppress blank AddressLine2 from printing
                    mdawn50 Level 1

                    I've been trying this some more. I can replicate your form in my own project, starting from a blank form. And it works fine. If I add any more subforms, then the Print Form button doesn't work. Am I missing something about the scripting? I'll attach my experimentation form.

                     

                    Thanks,

                    MDawn