Please forgive me for the inexperienced questions. I will try to make this as clear and concise as possible.
We have a form at work (8pages) that I have redesigned in word and then made a fillable form in PDF. I am wanting to add some features to this to really make it an asset to the company and the customer. I have spent the majority of today's work day looking through forums and trying to find the answers. Several posts have hinted at things that I am hoping to accomplish but none of them were exact.
I am unsure on how to accomplish this, I am working with Adobe Acrobat X Pro. I have tried making text boxes that are visible and then you click them to make them go away - works somewhat but when you click it to "Hide form field" the box is then no longer visible again unless you go into editing mode, making it usable on once (sure that I am missing something simple).
In my limited experience I am unsure if I need to make all the "Help" information be located in a separate file and make the "Help" buttons link to the FAQ's that are set up for their section in that file. Or wether I can make what I would call "Pop-up" windows that would be mouse overs.
I have zero java scripting experience but if that is the true way to make this happen in an elegant and functional way then I have the ability and most importantly the desire to take classes.
Any and all thoughts are appreciated, I am working to learn more everyday but I can't afford to waste to much time on this as I need to have it ready within 3-4 weeks (end of November) to be sent to clients.
I am hoping to really blow away the owner of the company with this and in turn have him invest in adobe suite for myself and to pay for me to obtain certified in adobe and take classes on the company budget.
Thanks in advance for any and all help,thoughts, and advice
What you describe can be set up with a non-printing button. A button can be set up to have any size and appearance you want. In the Mouse Up event of the button you can use something like the following:
// Create the string to display var msg = "This is the first line of text with two carriage returns at the end.\r\r"; // Add some more test to the string... msg += "This is the third line with a single carriage return at the end.\r"; // ...and a bit more. msg += "This is line 4\rand this is line 5."; // Display the text in an alert with an OK button app.alert(msg, 3);
For more information on the app.alert method, see: http://livedocs.adobe.com/acrobat_sdk/9.1/Acrobat9_1_HTMLHelp/JS_API_AcroJS.88.135.html
There are a number of other ways to implement this type of thing, but see if the above approach works for you. If not, post again and we can make other suggestions.
Thank you George,
I admit at first your response had me stumped but after working with what you gave me I was able to figure it out.
Thank you so much for getting me on the right track.