5 Replies Latest reply on Nov 25, 2009 10:38 AM by SheiD

# Percent of a Field

Hello all...

I'm very lost trying to do what I thought was a simple calculation in Acrobat Pro 9.

I have two rows of fields. Row A is the base value entered by the user. Row B will calculate based off of the values of Row A.

For the purpose of explaining, I will call the Fields in Row A Field1a, Field2a, Field3a and the fields in Row B Field1b, Field2b and Field3b etc.

The different fields in Row B use different calculations. For example, Field1b is equal to Field1a. Field 2b is equal to Field2a x 5. Field3b is equal to Field3a x .1

This is where I'm having trouble.

How do I set up calculations so that Field2b = (Field1a x 5) ?

Or so that Field3b = (Field3a/10) ?

on Field3b I tried:

var c = this.getField(“Field3a”);

event.value = c.value * 0.1;

But it keeps saying there is an illegal character on line 2.

Any help would be very appreciated.

• ###### 1. Re: Percent of a Field

1. The problem is you're using non-standard quotes (you're probably using a non-English keyboard layout) in your first line.

Try replacing that line with this one:

var c = this.getField("Field3a");

2. You don't need JS for this. You can use the simplified annotaion script. Just write the field's name and the rest of the formula, like so:

Field3a * 0.1

• ###### 2. Re: Percent of a Field

Oh... duh. I'm sorry. I didn't know how to do the simple script either.

I am not using a non-English keyboard. o_o so I have no idea why that happened with the quotations.

As for the simple script, it isn't working.

I entered the calculations like so:

in Fieldb1, : Fielda1 * 5

or

Fieldb1, : Fielda1 * 0.1

And when I close form editing and enter a value into Fielda1, the field stays blank.

I don't know what's wrong.

Thank you for the help so far!

• ###### 3. Re: Percent of a Field

Do you maybe have spaces in the names of your real fields?

• ###### 4. Re: Percent of a Field

No, they are named : S.1 , S.2 , S.3 Etc

Do I need to change the . part?

• ###### 5. Re: Percent of a Field

I changed them to S1 S2 S3 etc and it is working now!

Excellent! Thank you so much for your help. I am sorry I am so dense at this.

You have really helped me today! Thank you!