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Understanding Acrobat Form Tools

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ย†ย‘ย„ย‡ ยˆย‘ย”ยย•ย…ยƒยย„ย‡ย…ย”ย‡ยƒย–ย‡ย†ย‹ยย…ย”ย‘ย„ยƒย–ย–ยƒยย†ยƒย”ย†ศ‹ย‹ยย†ย‘ย™ย•ศŒ ยƒยย†ย…ย”ย‘ย„ยƒย–ย”ย‘ย—ย•ย‹ยย‰ย–ยŠย‡ยˆย‘ย”ยย–ย‘ย‘ยŽย•ยƒยย†ยยƒยย›ย…ย‘ยยยƒยย†ย•ยˆย‘ย” ย…ย”ย‡ยƒย–ย‹ยย‰ยƒย†ย‹ยˆยˆย‡ย”ย‡ยย–ยย‹ยย†ย‘ยˆยˆย‘ย”ยวคยˆย‘ย”ยย•ยƒย”ย‡ย…ย”ย‡ยƒย–ย‡ย†ย‹ยย†ย‘ย„ย‡ ย‡ย•ย‹ย‰ยย‡ย”ยƒยย†ย…ย”ย‘ย„ยƒย– ยˆย‘ย”ยย•ยƒย”ย‡ย…ย”ย‡ยƒย–ย‡ย†ย‹ยย…ย”ย‘ย„ยƒย–ศ‹ย–ยƒยย†ยƒย”ย†ย‘ย” ย”ย‘ศŒวค ยย•ย‘ยย‡ย…ยƒย•ย‡ย•วกยƒยย…ย”ย‘ย„ยƒย– ยˆย‘ย”ยยย‹ย‰ยŠย–ย„ย‡ย’ย”ย‡ยˆย‡ย”ย”ย‡ย†ย‘ย˜ย‡ย”ยƒย ยˆย‘ย”ยวคยŠย‡ย•ย‡ย–ย™ย‘ยˆย‘ย”ยย–ย›ย’ย‡ย•ยƒย”ย‡ย†ย‹ย•ย–ย‹ยย…ย–ย‹ย˜ย‡ย‹ยย„ย‘ย–ยŠย–ยŠย‡ย…ย”ย‡ยƒย–ย‹ย‘ยย’ย”ย‘วฆ ย…ย‡ย•ย•ยƒยย†ย–ยŠย‡ย‹ยย–ย‡ยย†ย‡ย†ย—ย•ย‡วค ย‡ยˆย‘ย”ย‡ย›ย‘ย—ย†ย‡ยŽย˜ย‡ย‹ยย–ย‘ย–ยŠย‹ย•ย…ยŠยƒย’ย–ย‡ย”วกย”ย‡ยƒยŽย‹ยœย‡ย–ยŠยƒย–ย…ย”ย‡ยƒย–ย‹ยย‰ย„ย‘ย–ยŠย…ย”ย‘ย„ยƒย– ยˆย‘ย”ยย•ยƒยย†ย†ย‘ย„ย‡ย‹ย˜ย‡ย›ย…ยŽย‡ย‡ย•ย‹ย‰ยย‡ย”ยˆย‘ย”ยย•ย…ย‘ย˜ย‡ย”ย•ยƒย•ยย—ย…ยŠย–ย‡ย”ย”ย‹ย–ย‘ย”ย›ยƒย• ย–ยŠย‡ย…ย‘ยย’ยŽย‡ย–ย‡Adobe Acrobat X PDF Bibleวคย•ยƒยยƒย–ย–ย‡ย”ย‘ยˆยˆยƒย…ย–วก วฏย˜ย‡ย™ย”ย‹ย–ย–ย‡ย ยƒย„ย‘ย‘ยย–ย‹ย–ยŽย‡ย†PDF Forms Using Adobe Acrobat and LiveCycle Designer Bibleศ‹ย‹ยŽย‡ย›ย—ย„ยŽย‹ย•ยŠย‹ยย‰อดอฒอฒอปศŒวคยŠยƒย–ย„ย‘ย‘ยย‡ย“ย—ยƒยŽย•ย–ยŠย‡ย•ย‹ยœย‡ย‘ยˆย–ยŠย‡Adobe Acrobat X PDF BibleวคยŠย‡ย”ย‡ยˆย‘ย”ย‡วกยƒยŽยŽ ย…ยƒยยŠย‘ย’ย‡ย–ย‘ย†ย‘ย‹ยย–ยŠย‹ย•ย…ยŠยƒย’ย–ย‡ย”ย‹ย•ย‰ย‹ย˜ย‡ ย›ย‘ย—ยƒย„ย”ย‹ย‡ยˆย‹ยย–ย”ย‘ย†ย—ย…ย–ย‹ย‘ยย–ย‘ย…ย”ย‡ยƒย–ย‹ยย‰ ยˆย‘ย”ยย•วคย‘ย…ย‘ย˜ย‡ย”ยƒย‰ย‡ยˆย‘ย”ย†ย‘ย„ย‡ ย‹ย˜ย‡ย›ย…ยŽย‡ย‡ย•ย‹ย‰ยย‡ย”ยƒย’ย’ย‡ยƒย”ย•ย‹ยย–ยŠย‹ย•ย„ย‘ย‘ยวคย‘ยŽย‡ยƒย”ยยŠย‘ย™ย–ย‘ย—ย•ย‡ย‹ย˜ย‡ย›ย…ยŽย‡ ย‡ย•ย‹ย‰ยย‡ย”วกยŽย‘ย‘ยย–ย‘ย–ยŠย‡PDF Forms Using Adobe Acrobat and LiveCycle Designer Bibleวค

IN THIS CHAPTER Defining PDF forms Filling in PDF forms Understanding forms editing Creating PDF forms Setting field properties Managing fields

ยย–ยŠย‹ย•ย…ยŠยƒย’ย–ย‡ย”วกย›ย‘ย—ยŽย‡ยƒย”ยยŠย‘ย™ย–ย‘ย—ย•ย‡ ย‘ย”ยย†ย‹ย–ย‘ย†ย‡ยƒยย†ย…ย”ย‡ยƒย–ย‡  ยˆย‘ย”ยย•ย‹ยย‘ยย‡ย‘ยˆย–ยŠย‡ย…ย”ย‘ย„ยƒย–ย˜ย‹ย‡ย™ย‡ย”ย•วกยƒยย†ยˆย‹ยย†ยƒยย‹ยย–ย”ย‘ย†ย—ย…ย–ย‹ย‘ยย–ย‘ย—ย•ย‹ยย‰ ย–ยŠย‡ย†ย‹ยˆยˆย‡ย”ย‡ยย–ยˆย‘ย”ยย–ย‘ย‘ยŽย•วคยŠย‡ย‰ย‘ย‘ย†ยย‡ย™ย•ย‹ย•ย›ย‘ย—ย…ยƒยย…ย”ย‡ยƒย–ย‡ ยˆย‘ย”ยย•ย‹ย ย…ย”ย‘ย„ยƒย–ย‘ยย‡ย‹ย–ยŠย‡ย”ย‹ยย†ย‘ย™ย•ย‘ย”ย–ยŠย‡ยƒย…ย‹ยย–ย‘ย•ยŠวค

Exploring Acrobat Forms Formsย‹ยย…ย”ย‘ย„ยƒย–ยƒย”ย‡ ยˆย‹ยŽย‡ย•ย™ย‹ย–ยŠย†ยƒย–ยƒยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†ย•ย–ยŠยƒย–ยƒย’ย’ย‡ยƒย”ยƒย•ย’ยŽยƒย…ย‡ยŠย‘ยŽย†วฆ ย‡ย”ย•ยˆย‘ย”ย—ย•ย‡ย”วฆย•ย—ย’ย’ยŽย‹ย‡ย†ย†ยƒย–ยƒวค ยย…ย”ย‘ย„ยƒย–วกย›ย‘ย—ย…ยƒยย—ย•ย‡ย–ย‡ยšย–ย•ย–ย”ย‹ยย‰ยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†ย•วก ยย—ยย‡ย”ย‹ย…ยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†ย•วกย…ยŠย‡ย…ยย„ย‘ยšย‡ย•วกย”ยƒย†ย‹ย‘ย„ย—ย–ย–ย‘ยย•วกย†ยƒย–ย‡ยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†ย•วกย…ยƒยŽย…ย—ยŽยƒย–ย‹ย‘ยยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†ย•วก

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Part VI: Using Acrobat PDF Forms •‹‰ƒ–—”‡ˆ‹‡Ž†•ǡƒ†ƒ˜ƒ”‹‡–›‘ˆ…—•–‘ˆ‹‡Ž†•…”‡ƒ–‡†™‹–Š ƒ˜ƒ…”‹’–•ǤŠ‡ƒ†˜ƒ–ƒ‰‡‘ˆ —•‹‰ˆ‘”•‹…”‘„ƒ–‹•–Šƒ–†‘‹‰•‘‡ƒ„Ž‡•›‘—–‘ƒ‹–ƒ‹†‡•‹‰‹–‡‰”‹–›ˆ‘”–Š‡ ƒ’’‡ƒ”ƒ…‡‘ˆƒˆ‘”™Š‹Ž‡’”‘˜‹†‹‰’‘™‡”ˆ—Ž…‘–”‘Ž‘˜‡”†ƒ–ƒƒƒ‰‡‡–Ǥƒ–Š‡”–Šƒ —•‹‰ƒ†ƒ–ƒ„ƒ•‡ƒƒ‰‡”ǡ™Š‹…Šƒ›Ž‹‹–›‘—”ƒ„‹Ž‹–›–‘…‘–”‘Žˆ‘–•ƒ†‰”ƒ’Š‹…•ǡ…”‘„ƒ–  •’”‡•‡”˜‡ƒŽŽ–Š‡†‡•‹‰ƒ––”‹„—–‡•‘ˆƒ†‘…—‡–™Š‹Ž‡„‡Šƒ˜‹‰Ž‹‡ƒ†ƒ–ƒƒƒ‰‡”Ǥ

PDF Workflow Forms are created in Acrobat or Adobe Designer. Form field data can be saved with Acrobat and also with Adobe Reader when the PDF form has been enabled with usage rights for Adobe Reader. When opening PDFs in Adobe Reader that have not been enabled with Reader Extensions, you cannot save, import, or export data. In developing PDF workflows for a company or organization, all users expected to design forms in Acrobat need to use one of the Acrobat software applications. Corporations and enterprises seeking an affordable solution for extending Adobe Reader to support forms features beyond the licensing limitations of Acrobat should look at acquiring the Adobe LiveCycle Reader Extensions ES (). For more information about LRES, log on to www.adobe.com/products/livecycle/readerextensions/. n

Cross-Reference See Chapter 18 for more information on enabling PDFs for filling in and saving forms in Adobe Reader, and also for information on licensing restrictions applied to the use of enabling features in Acrobat. n

Recognizing the non-PDF form Š‡‘‡–Š‹‰–‘‡‡’‹‹†”‡‰ƒ”†‹‰…”‘„ƒ–ƒ†ˆ‘”•‹•–Šƒ–ƒˆ‘”‹–Š‡…‘–‡š–‘ˆ  ‹•‘–ƒ’ƒ’‡”ˆ‘”•…ƒ‡†ƒ•ƒ‹ƒ‰‡ƒ†•ƒ˜‡†ƒ• Ǥ‘•‘ˆ–Š‡•‡•‘Ǧ…ƒŽŽ‡†ˆ‘”• ƒ”‡ƒ”‘—†‘ˆˆ‹…‡•ƒ†‘–Š‡ –‡”‡–ǤŠ‡•‡†‘…—‡–•ƒ›Šƒ˜‡‘”‹‰‹ƒ–‡†ƒ•ˆ‘”•ǡ„—– „›–Š‡–‹‡›‘——†‡”•–ƒ†ƒŽŽ‘ˆ…”‘„ƒ–ǯ•ˆ‘”…”‡ƒ–‹‘ˆ‡ƒ–—”‡•ǡ›‘—ǯŽŽ•‡‡–Šƒ––Š‡•‡ •…ƒ‡††‘…—‡–•…ƒŠƒ”†Ž›„‡…ƒŽŽ‡†ˆ‘”•Ǥ‹’Ž›’—–ǡ–Š‡›ǯ”‡•…ƒ‡†‹ƒ‰‡••ƒ˜‡†–‘  ǤŠ‡’‘™‡”‘ˆ…”‘„ƒ–‰‹˜‡•›‘—–Š‡–‘‘Ž•–‘…”‡ƒ–‡smart formsǤŠ‡•‡ˆ‘”•…ƒ„‡ †›ƒ‹…ǡ‹–—‹–‹˜‡ǡƒ†‹–‡”ƒ…–‹˜‡ǡƒ†•ƒ˜‡„‘–Š›‘—ƒ†–Š‡”‡…‹’‹‡–—…Š–‹‡‹’”‘˜‹†Ǧ ‹‰ƒ†‰ƒ–Š‡”‹‰‹ˆ‘”ƒ–‹‘Ǥ

Developing a PDF form  ˆ‘”•…”‡ƒ–‡†‹…”‘„ƒ–—•—ƒŽŽ›•–ƒ”–‘—–ƒ•ƒ†‘…—‡–…‘˜‡”–‡†–‘ ˆ”‘ƒ ƒ—–Š‘”‹‰’”‘‰”ƒǤ”‘‰”ƒ•Ž‹‡‹…”‘•‘ˆ–ˆˆ‹…‡ǡ†‘„‡ ‡•‹‰ǡ†‘„‡ ŽŽ—•–”ƒ–‘”ǡ‘”‘‡ ‘ˆ›‘—”ˆƒ˜‘”‹–‡†‡•‹‰’”‘‰”ƒ•…”‡ƒ–‡•–Š‡Žƒ›‘—–ƒ†„ƒ…‰”‘—†ˆ‘”ƒ ˆ‘”Ǥˆ–‡”–Š‡ †‡•‹‰‹•…”‡ƒ–‡†‹ƒƒ—–Š‘”‹‰’”‘‰”ƒƒ†…‘˜‡”–‡†–‘ ǡ›‘——•‡–‘‘Ž•‹…”‘„ƒ––‘ ƒ††ˆ‘”ˆ‹‡Ž†‘„Œ‡…–•ƒ†ˆ‘”ˆ‹‡Ž†ƒ––”‹„—–‡•Ǥ

Cross-Reference For information related to PDF creation from authoring programs, see the chapters in Part II. n

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Chapter 30: Understanding Acrobat Form Tools

Tip If you create a design and then add form fields in Acrobat, and then even later decide to change your design, you can edit the design back in your original authoring application. Simply save the design and open the form you created in Acrobat. Open the Pages panel, click Replace Pages, and select the modified PDF document. Replace the page, and your modified design appears without disturbing any added form fields on the original design. n

Filling in PDF Forms ยŠย‡ยย›ย‘ย—ย”ย‡ย…ย‡ย‹ย˜ย‡ย‘ย”ย†ย‘ย™ยยŽย‘ยƒย†ยƒ ยˆย‘ย”ยวกย›ย‘ย—ย™ย‹ยŽยŽย‡ยย…ย‘ย—ยย–ย‡ย”ย‘ยย‡ย‘ยˆย–ย™ย‘ย–ย›ย’ย‡ย•ย‘ยˆยˆย‘ย”ยย•วคยŠย‡ ย•ย‘วฆย…ยƒยŽยŽย‡ย† ยˆย‘ย”ยย–ยŠยƒย–ย™ยƒย•ย…ย”ย‡ยƒย–ย‡ย†ยˆย”ย‘ยยƒย•ย…ยƒยยย‡ย†ย†ย‘ย…ย—ยย‡ยย–ย‘ย”ยƒ ย†ย‘ย…ย—ยย‡ยย–ย…ย‘ยย–ยƒย‹ยย‹ยย‰ ยย‘ยˆย‘ย”ยยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†ย•ย‹ย•ย‘ยย‡ย–ย›ย’ย‡ย‘ยˆยˆย‘ย”ยวคยŠย‡ย‘ย–ยŠย‡ย”ย–ย›ย’ย‡ย‘ยˆยˆย‘ย”ยย‹ย•ย–ยŠย‡ ย†ย‘ย…ย—ยย‡ยย–ย…ย‘ยย–ยƒย‹ยย‹ยย‰ ยˆย‘ย”ยยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†ย•วค ยยƒยŽยŽย…ย”ย‘ย„ยƒย–ย˜ย‹ย‡ย™ย‡ย”ย•ย›ย‘ย—ย…ยƒยย’ย‘ย’ย—ยŽยƒย–ย‡ยˆย‘ย”ยย†ยƒย–ยƒย‹ยย‡ย‹ย–ยŠย‡ย”ย–ย›ย’ย‡ย‘ยˆยˆย‘ย”ยวค

Using the Typewriter tool ยŠย‡ย›ย’ย‡ย™ย”ย‹ย–ย‡ย”ย–ย‘ย‘ยŽย‹ย•ย—ย•ย‡ย†ย–ย‘ยˆย‹ยŽยŽย‹ยยƒยˆย‘ย”ยย…ย‘ยย–ยƒย‹ยย‹ยย‰ยย‘ยˆย‘ย”ยยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†ย•วคย‘ย—ย—ย•ย‡ย–ยŠย‡ย›ย’ย‡ย™ย”ย‹ย–ย‡ย” ย–ย‘ย‘ยŽยŽย‹ยย‡ยƒย–ย‡ยšย–ย–ย‘ย‘ยŽย‹ย•ย—ย•ย‡ย†ย‹ยย‘ย–ยŠย‡ย”ยƒย—ย–ยŠย‘ย”ย‹ยย‰ย’ย”ย‘ย‰ย”ยƒยย•วค ย‘ย—ย•ย‡ย–ยŠย‡ย›ย’ย‡ย™ย”ย‹ย–ย‡ย”ย–ย‘ย‘ยŽวกย‘ย’ย‡ยย–ยŠย‡ย‘ยย–ย‡ยย–ย’ยƒยย‡ยŽยƒยย†ย…ยŽย‹ย…ยย†ย†ย‘ย”ย†ย‹ย–ย‡ยšย–ย‘ยšวคยŽย‹ย…ยย–ยŠย‡ ย’ยƒย‰ย‡ย™ยŠย‡ย”ย‡ย›ย‘ย—ย™ยƒยย–ย–ย‘ย–ย›ย’ย‡ย–ย‡ยšย–ยƒยย†ยƒย วฆย„ย‡ยƒยย…ย—ย”ย•ย‘ย”ยƒย’ย’ย‡ยƒย”ย•วคย›ย’ย‡ย–ยŠย‡ย–ย‡ยšย–ย‘ยยƒยŽย‹ยย‡วคย‘ ยƒย†ยŒย—ย•ย–ย’ย”ย‘ย’ย‡ย”ย–ย‹ย‡ย•ยˆย‘ย”ย–ยŠย‡ย–ย‡ยšย–ย›ย‘ย—ยƒย†ย†ย™ย‹ย–ยŠย–ยŠย‡ย›ย’ย‡ย™ย”ย‹ย–ย‡ย”ย–ย‘ย‘ยŽวกย…ยŽย‹ย…ยย‡ยšย–ย‘ยš ย‘ย”ยยƒย–ย–ย‹ยย‰ ย‘ย‘ยŽย•ย‹ยย–ยŠย‡ย‘ยย–ย‡ยย–ย’ยƒยย‡ยŽวค ยŠย‡ย–ย‘ย‘ยŽย•ย‹ยย–ยŠย‡ย›ย’ย‡ย™ย”ย‹ย–ย‡ย”ย–ย‘ย‘ยŽย„ยƒย”ยˆย”ย‘ยยŽย‡ยˆย–ย–ย‘ย”ย‹ย‰ยŠย–วกยƒย•ย•ยŠย‘ย™ยย‹ย ย‹ย‰ย—ย”ย‡อตอฒวคอณวกย‹ยย…ยŽย—ย†ย‡ย–ยŠย‡ ย›ย’ย‡ย™ย”ย‹ย–ย‡ย”ย–ย‘ย‘ยŽวกย–ยŠย‡ย‡ยšย–ยยƒยŽยŽย‡ย”ย–ย‘ย‘ยŽวกย–ยŠย‡ย‡ยšย–ยƒย”ย‰ย‡ย”ย–ย‘ย‘ยŽวกย‡ย…ย”ย‡ยƒย•ย‡ย‹ยย‡ย’ยƒย…ย‹ยย‰ย–ย‘ย‘ยŽวก

ยย…ย”ย‡ยƒย•ย‡ย‹ยย‡ย’ยƒย…ย‹ยย‰ย–ย‘ย‘ยŽวกย‡ยšย–ย‘ยŽย‘ย”วกยƒย’ย—ยŽยŽวฆย†ย‘ย™ยยย‡ยย—ยŽย‹ย•ย–ย‹ยย‰ยƒยŽยŽย›ย‘ย—ย”ย‹ยย•ย–ยƒยŽยŽย‡ย†ย•ย›ย•ย–ย‡ย ยˆย‘ยย–ย•วกยƒยย†ยƒย…ยŠย‘ย‹ย…ย‡ยˆย‘ย”ยˆย‘ยย–ย•ย‹ยœย‡ย•วค ยˆย›ย‘ย—ย™ยƒยย–ย–ย‘ยย‘ย˜ย‡ยƒย–ย‡ยšย–ย„ยŽย‘ย…ยยƒยˆย–ย‡ย”ย–ย›ย’ย‹ยย‰วกย—ย•ย‡ย–ยŠย‡ย‡ยŽย‡ย…ย– ย„ยŒย‡ย…ย–ย–ย‘ย‘ยŽวค

FIGURE 30.1

Click the Typewriter tool and click a page to type text.

ย‘ย—ยŠยƒย˜ย‡ยƒยย—ยย„ย‡ย”ย‘ยˆย‘ย’ย–ย‹ย‘ยย•ยˆย”ย‘ยยƒย…ย‘ยย–ย‡ยšย–ยย‡ยย—ย›ย‘ย—ย‘ย’ย‡ยย—ย•ย‹ยย‰ย–ยŠย‡ย‡ยŽย‡ย…ย–ย„ยŒย‡ย…ย–ย–ย‘ย‘ยŽย‘ย ย–ย›ย’ย‡ยƒย†ย†ย‡ย†ย™ย‹ย–ยŠย–ยŠย‡ย›ย’ย‡ย™ย”ย‹ย–ย‡ย”ย–ย‘ย‘ยŽวคย‡ยšย–ย„ยŽย‘ย…ยย•ย…ยƒยย„ย‡ยƒยŽย‹ย‰ยย‡ย†วกย…ย‡ยย–ย‡ย”ย‡ย†���กย†ย‹ย•ย–ย”ย‹ย„ย—ย–ย‡ย†วกยƒยย† ย•ย‹ยœย‡ย†ย–ยŠย‡ย•ยƒยย‡ยƒย•ย–ยŠย‡ย‘ย’ย–ย‹ย‘ยย•ย›ย‘ย—ยˆย‹ยย†ย™ยŠย‡ยยยƒยยƒย‰ย‹ยย‰ยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†ย‘ย„ยŒย‡ย…ย–ย•วค

Cross-Reference For more information on using the context menu commands, see โ€œManaging fieldsโ€ later in this chapter. n

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Part VI: Using Acrobat PDF Forms

Using the Comments panel Š‡›’‡™”‹–‡”–‘‘Žƒ††•ƒ‘–ƒ–‹‘•–‘›‘—”†‘…—‡–ǤŠ‡–‡š–›‘—–›’‡™‹–Š–Š‡–‘‘Ž‹• ‘––‡š–ƒ’’Ž‹‡†–‘–Š‡†‘…—‡––Š‡•ƒ‡ƒ•™Š‡—•‹‰‘–Š‡”‘’–‹‘•ƒ˜ƒ‹Žƒ„Ž‡–‘›‘—ˆ‘” ƒ††‹‰–‡š–Ǥƒ…ŠŽ‹‡‘ˆ–›’‡›‘—ƒ††™‹–Š–Š‡›’‡™”‹–‡”–‘‘Žƒ††•–Š‡–›’‡ƒ•ƒƒ‘–ƒǦ –‹‘ǡƒ†–Š‡ƒ‘–ƒ–‹‘•…ƒ„‡˜‹‡™‡†ƒ†•‡Ž‡…–‡†‹–Š‡‘‡–•’ƒ‡ŽǤ›’‡ƒˆ‡™Ž‹‡• ‘ˆ–‡š–™‹–Š–Š‡›’‡™”‹–‡”–‘‘Žƒ†…Ž‹…‘‡–•‹–Š‡–‘‘Ž„ƒ”–‘‘’‡–Š‡‘‡–• ’ƒ‡Žǡƒ†›‘—•‡‡ƒ˜‹‡™Ž‹‡–Š‡‘‡•Š‘™‹ ‹‰—”‡͵ͲǤʹǤ

FIGURE 30.2

Click Comments in the toolbar to open the Comments panel and you see a list of the entire Typewriter text added to your file.

Š‡‘‡–•’ƒ‡ŽŽ‹•–‘ˆ–Š‡›’‡™”‹–‡”ƒ††‹–‹‘•…ƒ„‡˜‡”›Šƒ†›™Š‡‡†‹–‹‰ƒ†‘…—Ǧ ‡–Ǥ ˆ›‘—™ƒ––‘†‡Ž‡–‡ƒŽ‹‡‘ˆ–›’‡ǡ…Ž‹…–Š‡Ž‹‡‹–Š‡‘‡–•’ƒ‡Žƒ†…Ž‹…–Š‡ ”ƒ•Š‹…‘‘”’”‡••–Š‡‡Ž‡›‘›‘—”‡›„‘ƒ”†Ǥ‘—…ƒƒŽ•‘‡†‹––Š‡–›’‡†‹”‡…–Ž›‹–Š‡ ‘‡–•’ƒ‡Žƒ†–Š‡…Šƒ‰‡•ƒ”‡ƒ’’Ž‹‡†–‘–Š‡†‘…—‡–’ƒ‰‡Ǥ

Cross-Reference For more information on annotations and using the Comments panel, see Chapter 19. n

Filling in forms containing form fields •›‘—˜‹‡™–Š‡ˆ‘”•Š‘™‹ ‹‰—”‡͵ͲǤ͵ǡ‘–‹…‡‹–…‘–ƒ‹••‡˜‡”ƒŽ–‡š–ˆ‹‡Ž†•ǡƒˆ‡™…‘„‘ „‘š‡•ǡƒŽ‹•–„‘šǡ”ƒ†‹‘„—––‘•ǡ…Š‡…„‘š‡•ǡƒ†ƒ•‹‰ƒ–—”‡ˆ‹‡Ž†Ǥ‘ˆ‹ŽŽ‘—–ƒ–‡š–ˆ‹‡Ž†ǡ›‘— ‡‡†–‘•‡Ž‡…––Š‡ ƒ†–‘‘Žǡ’Žƒ…‡–Š‡…—”•‘”‘˜‡”–Š‡ˆ‹‡Ž†ǡƒ†…Ž‹…–Š‡‘—•‡„—––‘Ǥ Š‡›‘—…Ž‹…ǡƒ„Ž‹‹‰ Ǧ„‡ƒ…—”•‘”ƒ’’‡ƒ”•ǡ‹†‹…ƒ–‹‰–Šƒ–›‘—…ƒƒ††–‡š–„›–›’‹‰ ‘›‘—”‡›„‘ƒ”†Ǥ

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FIGURE 30.3

A form containing many different field types: A) text fields, B) radio buttons, C) check boxes, D) combo box, E) list box, and F) signature field. A

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Tip To begin filling in a form, press the Tab key on your keyboard. When the Hand tool is selected and the cursor is not active in any field, pressing the Tab key places the cursor in the first field on the form. n

ย‘ยยƒย˜ย‹ย‰ยƒย–ย‡ย–ย‘ย–ยŠย‡ยย‡ยšย–ยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†ยˆย‘ย”ยย‘ย”ย‡ย–ย‡ยšย–ย‡ยย–ย”ย›วกย›ย‘ย—ย…ยƒยยยƒยย‡ย‘ยย‡ย‘ยˆย–ย™ย‘ย…ยŠย‘ย‹ย…ย‡ย•วฃยŽย‹ย…ยย‹ยย–ยŠย‡ ยย‡ยšย–ยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†ย‘ย”ย’ย”ย‡ย•ย•ย–ยŠย‡ยƒย„ยย‡ย›ย‘ยย›ย‘ย—ย”ยย‡ย›ย„ย‘ยƒย”ย†วคยŠย‡ยย›ย‘ย—ย’ย”ย‡ย•ย•ย–ยŠย‡ยƒย„ยย‡ย›วกย–ยŠย‡ย…ย—ย”ย•ย‘ย” ยŒย—ยย’ย•ย–ย‘ย–ยŠย‡ยย‡ยšย–ยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†วกยƒย…ย…ย‘ย”ย†ย‹ยย‰ย–ย‘ยƒยย‘ย”ย†ย‡ย”ย–ยŠย‡ ยƒย—ย–ยŠย‘ย”ย•ย’ย‡ย…ย‹ยˆย‹ย‡ย†ย‹ยย…ย”ย‘ย„ยƒย–ย™ยŠย‡ยย–ยŠย‡ ยˆย‘ย”ยย™ยƒย•ย†ย‡ย•ย‹ย‰ยย‡ย†วคย‡ย…ย‡ย”ย–ยƒย‹ยย–ยŠย‡ ยƒยย†ย–ย‘ย‘ยŽย‹ย•ย•ย‡ยŽย‡ย…ย–ย‡ย†ยƒยย†ยƒย…ย—ย”ย•ย‘ย”ยƒย’ย’ย‡ยƒย”ย•ย‹ยยƒยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†ย„ย‘ยš ย™ยŠย‡ยย›ย‘ย—ย’ย”ย‡ย•ย•ย–ยŠย‡ยƒย„ยย‡ย›วค ยˆย›ย‘ย—ยŠยƒย˜ย‡ยƒยย›ย‘ย–ยŠย‡ย”ย–ย‘ย‘ยŽย•ย‡ยŽย‡ย…ย–ย‡ย†วกย›ย‘ย—ย…ยƒยย–ยƒย„ย–ยŠย”ย‘ย—ย‰ยŠย–ยŠย‡ ยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†ย•ยƒยย†ย–ย›ย’ย‡ย†ยƒย–ยƒย‹ยย–ยŠย‡ยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†ย„ย‘ยšย‡ย•วขยŠย‘ย™ย‡ย˜ย‡ย”วกย‹ยˆย›ย‘ย—ย…ยŽย‹ย…ยย™ย‹ย–ยŠย–ยŠย‡ยย‘ย—ย•ย‡ย™ยŠย‡ยยƒยย‘ย–ยŠย‡ย” ย–ย‘ย‘ยŽย‹ย•ย•ย‡ยŽย‡ย…ย–ย‡ย†วกย›ย‘ย—ยยƒยย‡ย‡ย†ย‹ย–ย•ยƒย…ย…ย‘ย”ย†ย‹ยย‰ย–ย‘ย–ยŠย‡ยƒย…ย–ย‹ย˜ย‡ย–ย‘ย‘ยŽวค ยŠย‡ยย•ย‡ยŽย‡ย…ย–ย‹ยย‰ยˆย”ย‘ยย…ยŠย‘ย‹ย…ย‡ย•ย‹ยย”ยƒย†ย‹ย‘ย„ย—ย–ย–ย‘ยย‘ย”ย…ยŠย‡ย…ยย„ย‘ยšยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†ย•วกย…ยŽย‹ย…ยย‹ยย–ยŠย‡ย”ยƒย†ย‹ย‘ย„ย—ย–ย–ย‘ยย‘ย” ย…ยŠย‡ย…ยย„ย‘ยšวคยŠย‡ย†ย‹ย•ย’ยŽยƒย›ย…ยŠยƒยย‰ย‡ย•ย–ย‘ย•ยŠย‘ย™ยƒย•ยยƒยŽยŽย•ย‘ยŽย‹ย†ย…ย‹ย”ย…ยŽย‡ย‘ย”ย…ยŠย‡ย…ยยยƒย”ยย™ย‹ย–ยŠย‹ยยƒย„ย‘ยšย‘ย” ย‘ย–ยŠย‡ย”ยย‹ยย†ย‘ยˆย—ย•ย‡ย”วฆย†ย‡ยˆย‹ยย‡ย†ย•ย›ยย„ย‘ยŽยˆย”ย‘ยย‘ย’ย–ย‹ย‘ยย•ย›ย‘ย—ย•ย‡ยŽย‡ย…ย–ยˆย‘ย”ย„ย—ย–ย–ย‘ยศ€ย…ยŠย‡ย…ยย„ย‘ยšย•ย–ย›ยŽย‡ย•วคยŠย‡ย ย—ย•ย‹ยย‰ยƒย…ย‘ยย„ย‘ย„ย‘ยšวกย…ยŽย‹ย…ยย–ยŠย‡ย†ย‘ย™ยวฆย’ย‘ย‹ยย–ย‹ยย‰ยƒย”ย”ย‘ย™ย‹ยย–ยŠย‡ยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†ยƒยย†ย•ย‡ยŽย‡ย…ย–ยˆย”ย‘ยย‘ยย‡ย‘ยˆย•ย‡ย˜ย‡ย”ยƒยŽ ย’ย—ยŽยŽวฆย†ย‘ย™ยยย‡ยย—ย…ยŠย‘ย‹ย…ย‡ย•วคย‹ย•ย–ย„ย‘ยšย‡ย•ยƒย”ย‡ย•ย…ย”ย‘ยŽยŽยƒย„ยŽย‡ยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†ย•วคย…ย”ย‘ยŽยŽย–ย‘ย–ยŠย‡ย…ยŠย‘ย‹ย…ย‡ย›ย‘ย—ย™ยƒยย–ย–ย‘ ยยƒยย‡ย—ย•ย‹ยย‰ย–ยŠย‡ย—ย’ยƒยย†ย†ย‘ย™ยยƒย”ย”ย‘ย™ย•วค

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Part VI: Using Acrobat PDF Forms Looking at form field navigation keystrokes •‡–‹‘‡†‹–Š‡’”‡…‡†‹‰•‡…–‹‘ǡ–‘‘˜‡–‘–Š‡‡š–ˆ‹‡Ž†ǡ›‘—‡‡†–‘‡‹–Š‡”…Ž‹…‹ –Š‡ˆ‹‡Ž†‘”’”‡••–Š‡ƒ„‡›Ǥ ‘ŽŽ‘™‹‰‹•ƒŽ‹•–‘ˆ‘–Š‡”‡›•–”‘‡•–Šƒ–…ƒŠ‡Ž’›‘—‘˜‡ –Š”‘—‰Šˆ‘”•–‘…‘’Ž‡–‡–Š‡ǣ l

Shift+Tab.‘˜‡•–‘–Š‡’”‡˜‹‘—•ˆ‹‡Ž†Ǥ

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Esc.†•–‡š–‡–”›Ǥ

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Return.†•–‡š–‡–”›ˆ‘”•‹‰Ž‡Ž‹‡‡–”‹‡•‘”ƒ††•ƒ…ƒ””‹ƒ‰‡”‡–—”ˆ‘”—Ž–‹ǦŽ‹‡ ˆ‹‡Ž†•Ǥ

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Double-click a word in a field.‡Ž‡…–•–Š‡™‘”†Ǥ

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Ctrl/Ô+A.‡Ž‡…–•ƒŽŽ–Š‡–‡š–‹ƒˆ‹‡Ž†Ǥ

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Left/Right Arrow keys.‘˜‡•–Š‡…—”•‘”‘‡…Šƒ”ƒ…–‡”ƒ–ƒ–‹‡Ž‡ˆ–‘””‹‰Š–Ǥ

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Up Arrow.‡Ž‡…–‹‰‘’–‹‘•‹–Š‡…‘„‘ƒ†Ž‹•–„‘š‡•‘˜‡•—’–Š‡Ž‹•–Ǥ

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Down Arrow.‡Ž‡…–‹‰‘’–‹‘•‹–Š‡…‘„‘ƒ†Ž‹•–„‘š‡•‘˜‡•†‘™–Š‡Ž‹•–Ǥ

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Up/Down Arrow with combo and list boxes selected. ‘˜‡•—’ƒ††‘™–Š‡Ž‹•–Ǥ Š‡–Š‡Ž‹•–‹•…‘ŽŽƒ’•‡†ǡ’”‡••‹‰–Š‡‘™””‘™‡›‘’‡•–Š‡Ž‹•–Ǥ

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Ctrl/Ô+Tab.……‡’–•‡™‡–”›ƒ†‡š‹–•ƒŽŽˆ‹‡Ž†•ǤŠ‡‡š––ƒ„’Žƒ…‡•–Š‡…—”•‘”‹ –Š‡ˆ‹”•–ˆ‹‡Ž†Ǥ

Viewing fields ‘—ƒ›‘’‡ƒˆ‘”‹…”‘„ƒ–™Š‡”‡–Š‡ˆ‹‡Ž†•ƒ”‡‘–…Ž‡ƒ”Ž›˜‹•‹„Ž‡Ǥ”‡ƒ–‹‰ˆ‘”ˆ‹‡Ž†• ‘™Š‹–‡„ƒ…‰”‘—†•ˆ‘”ˆ‹‡Ž†•™‹–Š‘„‘”†‡”‘”ˆ‹ŽŽ…‘Ž‘”ƒ‡•ƒˆ‹‡Ž†‹˜‹•‹„Ž‡™Š‡ ‘’‡‡†‹ƒ…”‘„ƒ–˜‹‡™‡”Ǥ

ˆ›‘—•–ƒ”––‘ˆ‹ŽŽ‹ƒˆ‘”ƒ†…ƒǯ–•‡‡–Š‡ˆ‘”ˆ‹‡Ž†•ǡ…Ž‹…–Š‡ ‹‰ŠŽ‹‰Š– ‹‡Ž†•„—––‘‘ –Š‡‘…—‡–‡••ƒ‰‡„ƒ”ǤŽŽˆ‹‡Ž†•ƒ”‡Š‹‰ŠŽ‹‰Š–‡†™‹–Šƒ…‘Ž‘”•’‡…‹ˆ‹‡†‹–Š‡ ‘”• ”‡ˆ‡”‡…‡•Ǥ  ‹‰—”‡͵ͲǤͶǡ–Š‡ˆ‹‡Ž†•ƒ”‡™Š‹–‡ǤŠ‡ …Ž‹…–Š‡ ‹‰ŠŽ‹‰Š– ‹‡Ž†•„—––‘‹ –Š‡–‘’Ǧ”‹‰Š–…‘”‡”‘ˆ–Š‡‘…—‡–‡••ƒ‰‡„ƒ”ǡ–Š‡ˆ‹‡Ž†•ƒ”‡Š‹‰ŠŽ‹‰Š–‡†ǡƒ‹‰‹–‡ƒ•› –‘•‡‡™Š‡”‡‡ƒ…Šˆ‹‡Ž†ƒ’’‡ƒ”•‹–Š‡ˆ‘”Ǥ

ˆ›‘—†‘ǯ–•‡‡–Š‡‘…—‡–‡••ƒ‰‡„ƒ”ǡ›‘—‡‡†–‘ƒ†Œ—•–ƒ’”‡ˆ‡”‡…‡•‡––‹‰Ǥ”‡•• –”ŽȀÔΪ–‘‘’‡–Š‡”‡ˆ‡”‡…‡•†‹ƒŽ‘‰„‘šǤŽ‹… ‘”•‹–Š‡Ž‡ˆ–’ƒ‡ƒ†”‡‘˜‡–Š‡ …Š‡…ƒ”™Š‡”‡›‘—•‡‡Ž™ƒ›•Š‹†‡ˆ‘”•†‘…—‡–‡••ƒ‰‡„ƒ”Ǥ‡‘˜‡–Š‡Ž™ƒ›• Š‹†‡ˆ‘”•†‘…—‡–‡••ƒ‰‡„ƒ”…Š‡…„‘šƒ••Š‘™‹ ‹‰—”‡͵ͲǤͷ–‘†‹•’Žƒ›–Š‡‡••ƒ‰‡ „ƒ”‹–Š‡‘…—‡–’ƒ‡Ǥ

Using Auto-Complete features Š‹Ž‡ˆ‹ŽŽ‹‰‹ƒˆ‘”ǡ›‘—…ƒ‡ƒ„Ž‡…”‘„ƒ––‘”‡…‘”†…‘‘”‡•’‘•‡•›‘—•—’’Ž›‹ ˆ‘”ˆ‹‡Ž†•Ǥˆ–‡””‡…‘”†‹‰”‡•’‘•‡•ǡ‡ƒ…Š–‹‡›‘—”‡–—”–‘•‹‹Žƒ”ˆ‹‡Ž†•ǡ–Š‡ˆ‹‡Ž†•ƒ”‡ ƒ—–‘ƒ–‹…ƒŽŽ›ˆ‹ŽŽ‡†‹‘”ƒŽ‹•–‹•‘ˆˆ‡”‡†–‘›‘—ˆ‘”•‡Ž‡…–‹‰ƒ‘’–‹‘ˆ‘”ƒ—–‘Ǧ…‘’Ž‡–‹‰ ˆ‹‡Ž†•Ǥ

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FIGURE 30.4

Click Highlight Fields in the Document message bar to display fields with highlights. Document Message Bar

Highlight Fields

FIGURE 30.5

Remove the Always hide forms document message bar check box to display the message bar in the Document pane.

‘–—”–Š‡”‡…‘”†‹‰‡…Šƒ‹•‘ǡ›‘—‡‡†–‘ƒ††”‡••–Š‡ ‘”•’”‡ˆ‡”‡…‡•‡––‹‰•Ǥ ’‡–Š‡”‡ˆ‡”‡…‡•†‹ƒŽ‘‰„‘š„›’”‡••‹‰–”ŽȀÔΪƒ†•‡Ž‡…– ‘”•‹–Š‡Ž‡ˆ–’ƒ‡Ǥ  –Š‡”‹‰Š–ǦŠƒ†’ƒ‡ǡ‘’‡–Š‡’—ŽŽǦ†‘™‡——†‡”–Š‡—–‘Ǧ‘’Ž‡–‡•‡…–‹‘‘ˆ–Š‡ ‘”•’”‡ˆ‡”‡…‡•Ǥ‘—…ƒƒ‡‡—…Š‘‹…‡•ˆ”‘ˆˆǡƒ•‹…ǡƒ††˜ƒ…‡†ǡƒ••Š‘™‹ ‹‰—”‡͵ͲǤ͸Ǥ‡Ž‡…–‹‰ˆˆ–—”•–Š‡—–‘Ǧ‘’Ž‡–‡ˆ‡ƒ–—”‡‘ˆˆǤ‡Ž‡…–‹‰ƒ•‹…•–‘”‡•‹ˆ‘”ƒǦ –‹‘‡–‡”‡†‹ˆ‹‡Ž†•ƒ†—•‡•–Š‡‡–”‹‡•–‘ƒ‡”‡Ž‡˜ƒ–•—‰‰‡•–‹‘•Ǥ‡Ž‡…–†˜ƒ…‡† ˆ”‘–Š‡’—ŽŽǦ†‘™‡—–‘”‡…‡‹˜‡•—‰‰‡•–‹‘•ˆ”‘–Š‡•–‘”‡†Ž‹•–ƒ•›‘—–ƒ„‹–‘ƒˆ‹‡Ž†Ǥ ˆ ƒ’”‘„ƒ„‹Ž‹–›ƒ–…Š‡•–Š‡Ž‹•–ǡ—•‹‰–Š‡†˜ƒ…‡†‘’–‹‘ƒ—–‘ƒ–‹…ƒŽŽ›ˆ‹ŽŽ•‹–Š‡ˆ‹‡Ž†™Š‡ ›‘—–ƒ„‹–‘‹–Ǥ

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FIGURE 30.6

Click Forms in the Preferences dialog box and select Basic or Advanced from the Auto-Complete pull-down menu to use the auto-completion feature.

ย›ย†ย‡ยˆยƒย—ยŽย–วกยย—ยย‡ย”ย‹ย…ย†ยƒย–ยƒยƒย”ย‡ย‡ยŽย‹ยย‹ยยƒย–ย‡ย†ยˆย”ย‘ยย–ยŠย‡ย†ยƒย–ยƒย•ย–ย‘ย”ย‡ย†ยˆย‘ย”ย–ยŠย‡ย•ย—ย‰ย‰ย‡ย•ย–ย‹ย‘ยย•วค ยˆย›ย‘ย—ย™ยƒยย– ย–ย‘ย‹ยย…ยŽย—ย†ย‡ยย—ยย‡ย”ย‹ย…ย†ยƒย–ยƒยˆย‘ย”ย–ย‡ยŽย‡ย’ยŠย‘ยย‡ยย—ยย„ย‡ย”ย•วกยƒย†ย†ย”ย‡ย•ย•ย‡ย•วกยƒยย†ย–ยŠย‡ยŽย‹ยย‡วกย…ยŠย‡ย…ยย–ยŠย‡ย‡ยย‡ยย„ย‡ย” ยย—ยย‡ย”ย‹ย…ยƒยŽย†ยƒย–ยƒย…ยŠย‡ย…ยย„ย‘ยšวค ยŠย‡ยŽย‹ย•ย–ย‰ย”ย‘ย™ย•ยƒย•ย›ย‘ย—ย…ย‘ยย’ยŽย‡ย–ย‡ยˆย‘ย”ยย•ย™ยŠย‡ยย‡ย‹ย–ยŠย‡ย”ย–ยŠย‡ยƒย•ย‹ย…ย‘ย”ย†ย˜ยƒยย…ย‡ย†ย…ยŠย‘ย‹ย…ย‡ย‹ย•ย‡ยยƒย„ยŽย‡ย†ย‹ย ย–ยŠย‡ย’ย—ยŽยŽวฆย†ย‘ย™ยยย‡ยย—วคย‘ย—ย…ยƒยย‡ยšยƒยย‹ยย‡ย–ยŠย‡ยŽย‹ย•ย–ย‘ยˆย•ย–ย‘ย”ย‡ย†ย‡ยย–ย”ย‹ย‡ย•ย„ย›ย…ยŽย‹ย…ยย‹ยย‰ย–ยŠย‡ย†ย‹ย–ยย–ย”ย›ย‹ย•ย– ย„ย—ย–ย–ย‘ยวขย–ยŠย‡ย—ย–ย‘วฆย‘ยย’ยŽย‡ย–ย‡ยย–ย”ย›ย‹ย•ย–ย†ย‹ยƒยŽย‘ย‰ย„ย‘ยšย‘ย’ย‡ยย•ยƒย•ย•ยŠย‘ย™ยย‹ย ย‹ย‰ย—ย”ย‡อตอฒวคอนวคย‘ย”ย‡ยย‘ย˜ย‡ ยƒยย‹ย–ย‡ยยˆย”ย‘ยย–ยŠย‡ยŽย‹ย•ย–วกย•ย‡ยŽย‡ย…ย–ย‹ย–ยƒยย†ย…ยŽย‹ย…ยย–ยŠย‡ย‡ยย‘ย˜ย‡ย„ย—ย–ย–ย‘ยวคย‘ย”ย‡ยย‘ย˜ย‡ยƒยŽยŽย‡ยย–ย”ย‹ย‡ย•วกย…ยŽย‹ย…ยย–ยŠย‡ ย‡ยย‘ย˜ย‡ยŽยŽย„ย—ย–ย–ย‘ยวค

FIGURE 30.7

To remove entries from your suggestion list, click the Edit Entry List button in the Forms preferences. Select items in the Auto-Complete Entry List and click the Remove button.

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‘”†‡”–‘”‡…‘”†‡–”‹‡•ǡ›‘—‡‡†–‘ˆ‹”•–ƒ‡–Š‡•‡Ž‡…–‹‘ˆ‘”—•‹‰‡‹–Š‡”–Š‡ƒ•‹…‘” †˜ƒ…‡†—–‘Ǧ‘’Ž‡–‡ˆ‡ƒ–—”‡Ǥ‘Šƒ˜‡•—‰‰‡•–‹‘•ˆ‘”‡–”‹‡••—„‹––‡†ƒ•›‘—–›’‡‹ ˆ‹‡Ž†•ǡ‘‡‘ˆ–Š‡–™‘‡—‘’–‹‘•‡‡†•–‘„‡‡ƒ„Ž‡†ǤŠ‡›‘—•‡Ž‡…–ˆˆ‹–Š‡’—ŽŽǦ†‘™ ‡—ǡ„‘–Š”‡…‘”†‹‰‡–‡”‡††ƒ–ƒƒ†‘ˆˆ‡”‹‰•—‰‰‡•–‹‘•ƒ”‡–—”‡†‘ˆˆǤ ˆ–‡”•‡Ž‡…–‹‰‡‹–Š‡”ƒ•‹…‘”†˜ƒ…‡†‹–Š‡ ‘”•’”‡ˆ‡”‡…‡•ƒ†‡†‹–‹‰‡–”‹‡•ǡˆ‹ŽŽ‘—– ƒˆ‘”Ǥ ˆ›‘—”‡…‘”†‡††ƒ–ƒƒˆ–‡”ˆ‹ŽŽ‹‰‘—–‘‡ˆ‘”ǡ–Š‡‡š––‹‡›‘—ˆ‹ŽŽ‘—–ƒ‘–Š‡”ˆ‘” ›‘—ǯŽŽ•‡‡•—‰‰‡•–‹‘•ǡƒ••Š‘™‹ ‹‰—”‡͵ͲǤͺǤŠ‡…—”•‘”ƒ’’‡ƒ”•Œ—•–„‡Ž‘™‹–›ƒ†–Š‡ •—‰‰‡•–‹‘ȋ ƒ‹”™ƒ›•Ȍ‹•†‡”‹˜‡†ˆ”‘”‡…‘”†‡††ƒ–ƒ•—’’Ž‹‡†‘ƒ‘–Š‡”ˆ‘”Ǥ

FIGURE 30.8

Enter a field and a data suggestion(s) appears in a pull-down menu. Form field Auto-fill suggestion

‘™‰‘‘†‹•–Š‡—–‘Ǧ‘’‡–‡ˆ‡ƒ–—”‡‹…”‘„ƒ–ǫŠ‡–Š‡ˆ‡ƒ–—”‡™ƒ•ˆ‹”•–‹–”‘†—…‡† •‡˜‡”ƒŽ‰‡‡”ƒ–‹‘•ƒ‰‘ǡ‹–™ƒ•’”‡––›…Ž—•›ǤŠ‡”‡™ƒ•ǯ–—…Š•‘’Š‹•–‹…ƒ–‹‘‹…‘–”‘ŽǦ Ž‹‰™Šƒ–†ƒ–ƒ™‡”‡”‡…‘”†‡†ƒ†™Šƒ–†ƒ–ƒ™‡”‡•—‰‰‡•–‡†™Š‡ˆ‹ŽŽ‹‰‹ƒˆ‘”Ǥˆ–‡”•‡˜Ǧ ‡”ƒŽ…”‘„ƒ–”‡˜‹•‹‘•ǡ–Š‡”‡”‡ƒ‹‘…Šƒ‰‡•‹–Š‡—–‘Ǧ ‹ŽŽˆ‡ƒ–—”‡Ǥ –ǯ••–‹ŽŽ“—‹–‡…Ž—•›ǡ ƒ†›‘—ǯŽŽˆ‹†•‘‡–‹‡•‹–ƒ›™‘”™‡ŽŽˆ‘”›‘—ǡƒ†‹‘–Š‡”…ƒ•‡•›‘—ǯŽŽˆ‹†–—”‹‰‘ˆˆ –Š‡—–‘Ǧ ‹ŽŽ‘’–‹‘Ž‡••†‹•–”ƒ…–‹˜‡™Š‡…‘’Ž‡–‹‰ƒˆ‘”Ǥ

Working in the Form Editing Environment ’–‘–Š‹•’‘‹– ǯ˜‡…‘˜‡”‡†ˆ‹ŽŽ‹‰‹ ˆ‘”•ƒ•›‘—‹‰Š–†‘‹†‘„‡‡ƒ†‡”‘”†‘„‡ …”‘„ƒ–Ǥ‡–ǯ••Š‹ˆ–‰‡ƒ”•‘™ƒ†–ƒ‡ƒŽ‘‘ƒ–Š‘™™‡…”‡ƒ–‡ƒ ˆ‘”‹…”‘„ƒ–Ȅ ”‡‡„‡”ǡ–Š‡‘’–‹‘•Ž‹•–‡†Š‡”‡ƒ”‡ƒ˜ƒ‹Žƒ„Ž‡–‘›‘—‹–Š‡…”‘„ƒ–…‘‡”…‹ƒŽ’”‘†—…–• ‹…Ž—†‹‰…”‘„ƒ––ƒ†ƒ”†ȋ‹†‘™•Ȍƒ†…”‘„ƒ–”‘ȋ‹†‘™•ƒ†ƒ…ȌǤ ˆ›‘—ǯ”‡ƒ …”‘„ƒ––ƒ†ƒ”†—•‡”ǡ–Š‡”‡ƒ”‡‘Ž‹‹–ƒ–‹‘•›‘—ˆ‹†™Š‡ƒ—–Š‘”‹‰ˆ‘”•‹–ƒ†ƒ”†Ǥ ŽŽ–Š‡–‘‘Ž•ƒ†ˆ‡ƒ–—”‡•ƒ”‡‹†‡–‹…ƒŽ‹…”‘„ƒ––ƒ†ƒ”†ƒ•–Š‡›ƒ”‡‹–Š‡…”‘„ƒ–”‘ ’”‘†—…–•Ǥ ‘‡–‡” ‘”†‹–‹‰‘†‡ǡ›‘—„‡‰‹„›‘’‡‹‰–Š‡ ‘”•’ƒ‡Žƒ†…Ž‹…‹‰–ƒ”– ‘” ‹œƒ”†ǤŠ‹•…‘ƒ†‹•ƒ˜ƒ‹Žƒ„Ž‡–‘›‘—‡˜‡™Š‡›‘—†‘ǯ–Šƒ˜‡ƒ†‘…—‡–‘’‡‹–Š‡ ‘…—‡–’ƒ‡Ǥ ˆƒ†‘…—‡–‹•‘’‡‹–Š‡‘…—‡–’ƒ‡ǡ›‘—…ƒƒŽ•‘…Ž‹…††‘”†‹– ‹‡Ž†•‹–Š‡ ‘”•’ƒ‡ŽǤŠ‘‘•‹‰‡‹–Š‡”…‘ƒ†‘’‡•ƒ ˆ‹Ž‡‹ ‘”†‹–‹‰‘†‡Ǥ

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Part VI: Using Acrobat PDF Forms

Starting the Form Wizard Š‡›‘—…Ž‹…–ƒ”– ‘”‹œƒ”†ǡ–Š‡”‡ƒ–‡‘”†‹– ‘”‹œƒ”†‘’‡•‹…”‘„ƒ–Ǥ‰ƒ‹ǡ ›‘—…ƒ•–ƒ”––Š‡‹œƒ”†™‹–Š‘”™‹–Š‘—–ƒˆ‹Ž‡‘’‡‹–Š‡‘…—‡–’ƒ‡Ǥ ‹‰—”‡͵ͲǤͻ•Š‘™• –Š‡‹œƒ”†ƒ•‹–ƒ’’‡ƒ”•‘‹†‘™•ȋŽ‡ˆ–Ȍƒ†–Š‡ƒ…ȋ”‹‰Š–ȌǤ

FIGURE 30.9

The Create or Edit Form Wizard provides different options for Windows and Mac users.

‘—ˆ‹†–™‘‘’–‹‘•‹–Š‡‹œƒ”†ˆ‘”…”‡ƒ–‹‰ƒ ˆ‘”Ǥ‘—”‘’–‹‘•‹…Ž—†‡ǣ l

An existing electronic document (Windows)/Start with a PDF document (Mac). ‹†‘™•ǡ›‘—…ƒ„‡‰‹™‹–Šƒƒ–‹˜‡ˆˆ‹…‡ˆ‹Ž‡ǡƒ ǡ‘”‘–Š‡”ˆ‹Ž‡ˆ‘”ƒ– –Šƒ–…ƒ„‡…‘˜‡”–‡†–‘ …‘•‹•–‡–™‹–Š›‘—”˜‹‡™‡”ǯ••—’’‘”–ˆ‘”…‘˜‡”–‹‰ †‘…—‡–•–‘ ˜‹ƒ–Š‡ ‹Ž‡ ➪ ”‡ƒ–‡ ➪   ”‘ ‹Ž‡…‘ƒ†Ǥ…”‘„ƒ–’‡”ˆ‘”• –Š”‡‡ˆ—…–‹‘•™Š‡›‘—…Š‘‘•‡ƒˆ‹Ž‡ˆ‘”ƒ–‘–Š‡”–Šƒ Ǥ‘—”ƒ–‹˜‡ˆ‹Ž‡‹•ˆ‹”•– …‘˜‡”–‡†–‘ ǡƒ†…”‘„ƒ–ǯ•ƒ—–‘ˆ‹‡Ž††‡–‡…–‹‘‘’‡”ƒ–‹‘‹•‹˜‘‡†ǡ™Š‡”‡ …”‘„ƒ–ƒ—–‘ƒ–‹…ƒŽŽ›”‡…‘‰‹œ‡•ˆ‹‡Ž†•‘–Š‡ˆ‘”ǡƒ†–Š‡ˆ‘”‘’‡•‹ ‘” †‹–‘†‡Ǥ



–Š‡ƒ…ǡ›‘—†‘ǯ–Šƒ˜‡‘’–‹‘•ˆ‘”…‘˜‡”–‹‰ˆˆ‹…‡ƒ’’Ž‹…ƒ–‹‘•ƒ†•‡˜‡”ƒŽ ‘–Š‡”ˆ‹Ž‡ˆ‘”ƒ–•Ǥ ‡…‡ǡ›‘——•–„‡‰‹™‹–Šƒ‡š‹•–‹‰ †‘…—‡–Ǥ

l

A paper form.Š‘‘•‹‰–Š‹•‘’–‹‘’‡”ˆ‘”••‡˜‡”ƒŽ•–‡’•Ǥ…”‘„ƒ–…ƒ‹•…Š‘•‡ ™Š‡”‡›‘—…ƒ•…ƒƒ’ƒ’‡”†‘…—‡–ǡ–Š‡‡…‘‰‹œ‡‡š–•‹‰…‘ƒ†‹• ‹˜‘‡†™Š‡”‡–Š‡•…ƒ‹•…‘˜‡”–‡†–‘”‹…Š–‡š–ǡƒ—–‘ˆ‹‡Ž††‡–‡…–‹‘‹•‹˜‘‡†ǡƒ† –Š‡ˆ‘”‘’‡•‹ ‘”†‹–‹‰‘†‡Ǥ

Cross-Reference For more information on using Acrobat Scan and the Recognize Text Using OCR command, see Chapter 16. n

Cross-Reference For more information on using Adobe LiveCycle Designer, see the PDF Forms Using Acrobat and LiveCycle Designer Bible (Wiley Publishing 2009). n

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Chapter 30: Understanding Acrobat Form Tools

Adding or editing fields ‘—”•‡…‘†…Š‘‹…‡ˆ‘”‡–‡”‹‰ ‘”†‹–‹‰‘†‡‹•–‘—•‡–Š‡††‘”†‹– ‹‡Ž†•…‘ƒ† ‹–Š‡ ‘”•’ƒ‡ŽǤŠ‹•‘’–‹‘‹•‘Ž›ƒ˜ƒ‹Žƒ„Ž‡™Š‡›‘—Šƒ˜‡ƒ ˆ‹Ž‡‘’‡‹–Š‡ ‘…—‡–’ƒ‡Ǥ‘—…ƒ‘’‡ƒ ˆ‹Ž‡™‹–Š‘—–ƒ›ˆ‹‡Ž†•ǡ…Š‘‘•‡–Š‡††‘”†‹– ‹‡Ž†• …‘ƒ†ǡƒ†…”‘„ƒ–‹‡†‹ƒ–‡Ž›ƒ••‡••‡•–Š‡†‘…—‡–Ǥ ˆ‘ˆ‘”ˆ‹‡Ž†•‡š‹•–‘–Š‡ †‘…—‡–ǡƒ†‹ƒŽ‘‰„‘š‘’‡•ƒ•‹‰›‘—‹ˆ›‘—™ƒ–…”‘„ƒ––‘†‡–‡…–ˆ‘”ˆ‹‡Ž†•ˆ‘”›‘—Ǥ ˆ ›‘—…Ž‹…‡•‹–Š‡†‹ƒŽ‘‰„‘šǡƒ—–‘ˆ‹‡Ž††‡–‡…–‹‘’‘’—Žƒ–‡•–Š‡ˆ‘”ǤŠ‡ˆ‘”–Š‡‘’‡• ‹ ‘”†‹–‹‰‘†‡Ǥ ˆ›‘—…Ž‹…‘‹–Š‡†‹ƒŽ‘‰„‘šǡ–Š‡ˆ‘”‘’‡•‹ ‘”†‹–‹‰‘†‡ǡ ™Š‡”‡›‘—…ƒƒ—ƒŽŽ›‡†‹––Š‡ˆ‘”„›†”ƒ™‹‰ˆ‹‡Ž†‘„Œ‡…–•‘–Š‡’ƒ‰‡Ǥ

Changing modes Š‡›‘—…Š‘‘•‡‡‹–Š‡”–Š‡”‡ƒ–‡‘”–Š‡†‹–…‘ƒ†ˆ”‘–Š‡ ‘”•’ƒ‡Žǡ›‘—‡˜‡–—ƒŽŽ› ‡†—’‹–Š‡ ‘”†‹–‹‰‘†‡Ǥ•›‘—…ƒ•‡‡‹ ‹‰—”‡͵ͲǤͳͲ–Š‹•‘†‡‹•ƒ…‘’Ž‡–‡Ž›†‹ˆˆ‡”Ǧ ‡–˜‹‡™ƒ•–Š‡•–ƒ†ƒ”†‹‡™‡”‘†‡‹…”‘„ƒ–‹™Šƒ– ”‡ˆ‡”–‘ƒ•–Š‡‹‡™‡”‘†‡Ǥ –Š‹• ˜‹‡™‡”‹–‡”ˆƒ…‡›‘—ˆ‹†•‡˜‡”ƒŽ‘’–‹‘•˜‹ƒ„—––‘•ƒ†‡—•–Šƒ–‹…Ž—†‡ǣ

FIGURE 30.10

The Form Editing Mode displays a completely different interface than Acrobat’s standard Viewer mode. A

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Part VI: Using Acrobat PDF Forms A. Menu bar.Š‡•ƒ‡‡—‹–‡•ƒ”‡Ž‹•–‡†‹–Š‡‡—„ƒ”ƒ•›‘—ˆ‹†‹–Š‡‹‡™‡” ‘†‡Ǥ ‘™‡˜‡”ǡ˜‡”›ˆ‡™‡—‹–‡•…ƒ„‡•‡Ž‡…–‡†™Š‡‹ ‘”†‹–‹‰‘†‡Ǥ B. Form Editing Tools.ŽŽ–Š‡ˆ‘”–‘‘Ž•ƒ”‡Ž‘…ƒ–‡†‹–Š‡—‹…‘‘Ž•–‘‘Ž„ƒ”Ǥ C. Preview. Ž‹…”‡˜‹‡™ƒ†›‘—”ˆ‘”ƒ’’‡ƒ”•ƒ•ƒ”‡…‹’‹‡–™‹ŽŽ•‡‡‹–Ǥ ”‡˜‹‡™ ›‘—…ƒƒ†††ƒ–ƒ–‘ˆ‘”ˆ‹‡Ž†•ǡƒ†…Š‡…–ƒ„‘”†‡”ǡ…ƒŽ…—Žƒ–‹‘•ǡƒ†‘–Š‡”‹–‡•–‘ ˜‡”‹ˆ›–Šƒ––Š‡ˆ‘”ˆ‹‡Ž†‘„Œ‡…–•„‡Šƒ˜‡ƒ•›‘—†‡•‹‰‡†–Š‡Ǥ‘—•–‹ŽŽ”‡ƒ‹‹ ‘”†‹–‹‰‘†‡™Š‡›‘—…Š‘‘•‡–Š‹•‘’–‹‘ǡ„—––Š‡ˆ‘”…Šƒ‰‡•ˆ”‘ƒ‡†‹–Ǧ ‹‰˜‹‡™–‘ƒ”‡…‹’‹‡–˜‹‡™Ǥ D. Forms Tasks.Š‡††‡™ ‹‡Ž†’—ŽŽǦ†‘™‡—‘ˆˆ‡”•›‘—ƒŽŽ–Š‡ˆ‘”–‘‘Ž•–Šƒ– ™‡”‡’”‡˜‹‘—•Ž›ƒ˜ƒ‹Žƒ„Ž‡‹‡ƒ”Ž‹‡”…”‘„ƒ––‘‘Ž„ƒ”•ƒ†ƒŽ•‘ƒ˜ƒ‹Žƒ„Ž‡‹–Š‡ —‹…‘‘Ž•–‘‘Ž„ƒ”ȋ‹–‡ƒ„‘˜‡ȌǤŠ‡”‡‹•‘•‡’ƒ”ƒ–‡–‘‘Ž„ƒ”ˆ‘”ˆ‘”–‘‘Ž•‹ …”‘„ƒ–ǤŠ‡‘Ž›™ƒ›–‘ƒ—ƒŽŽ›ƒ††ƒˆ‹‡Ž†‹•–‘‡–‡”–Š‡ ‘”†‹–‹‰‘†‡ ƒ†…Š‘‘•‡ƒ–‘‘Žˆ”‘–Š‹•‡—‘”‡š’ƒ†–Š‡–‘‘Ž„ƒ”‹–Š‡ ‘”†‹–‹‰‘†‡ ‘‘Ž„ƒ”‡ŽŽǤ E. Close Form Editing.Ž‹…–Š‹•„—––‘–‘Ž‡ƒ˜‡ ‘”†‹–‹‰‘†‡ƒ†”‡–—”–‘ ‹‡™‡”‘†‡ǤŠ‡‘Ž›™ƒ›–‘”‡–—”–‘ ‘”†‹–‹‰‘†‡‹•–‘…Ž‹…††‘”†‹– ‹‡Ž†•‹–Š‡ ‘”•’ƒ‡ŽǤ F. Form Fields. Š‡ ‘”†‹–‹‰‘†‡‹•–Š‡‘Ž›’Žƒ…‡›‘—ǯŽŽˆ‹†–Š‡ ‹‡Ž†•’ƒ‡ŽǤ ‘—…ƒ‘–ƒ……‡••–Š‡’ƒ‡Ž‹‹‡™‡”‘†‡Ǥ‘˜‹‡™–Š‡Ž‹•–‘ˆˆ‹‡Ž†•‘ƒˆ‘”ǡ‘’‡ –Š‡ ‘”•’ƒ‡Žƒ†…Ž‹…††‘”†‹– ‹‡Ž†•Ǥ ‹‡Ž†•ƒ”‡•Š‘™Ž‹•–‡†‹–Š‡ ‘”• ‹‡Ž†•’ƒ‡ŽǤ

Editing according to mode ‡–Š‹‰–‘‡‡’‹‹†‹•–Šƒ– ‘”†‹–‹‰‘†‡‹•–Š‡’Žƒ…‡›‘—™ƒ––‘—•‡ˆ‘”ƒ’’Ž›‹‰ ˆ‹‡Ž†•Ǥ‘•–‘ˆ–Š‡‘–Š‡”‹†•‘ˆ‡†‹–‹‰›‘—†‘™‹–Šˆ‘”ˆ‹‡Ž†•…ƒ„‡Šƒ†Ž‡†‹–Š‡‹‡™‡” ‘†‡Ǥ ‘”‡šƒ’Ž‡ǡ‹ˆ›‘—…”‡ƒ–‡ƒ–‡š–ˆ‹‡Ž†ǡ›‘—ˆ‹”•–‡–‡” ‘”†‹–‹‰‘†‡ƒ†…”‡ƒ–‡ ›‘—”ˆ‹‡Ž†Ǥ…‡–Š‡ˆ‹‡Ž†‹•…”‡ƒ–‡†ǡ›‘—…ƒ‡š‹– ‘”†‹–‹‰‘†‡ƒ†ƒ‡ƒ†Œ—•–‡–•–‘ –Š‡ˆ‹‡Ž†’”‘’‡”–‹‡•Ǥ ƒ„Ž‡͵ͲǤͳ•Š‘™•ƒŽ‹•–‘ˆ–Š‡‹†•‘ˆ‡†‹–•›‘—…ƒƒ‡”‡•’‡…–‹˜‡–‘ ‘”†‹–‹‰ƒ† ‹‡™‡”‘†‡•Ǥ

TABLE 30.1

Form Editing According to Mode Editing Task

Viewer Mode

Access form tools

Form Editing Mode

X

Copy/paste fields

X

X

Align/size/distribute/delete fields

X

X

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Editing Task

Viewer Mode

Form Editing Mode

Place multiple fields

X

X

Assign actions to fields

X

X

Distribute form

X

X

Compile form data

X

Show tab numbers

X

Import/export form data

X

Merge data into spreadsheets

X

Track forms

X

X

Clear form data (menu command)

X

X

JavaScripts (Debugger, Edit All, Document, Set Document Actions)

X

X

Highlight fields

X

X

Page templates

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Creating a PDF Form ‘—Šƒ˜‡–Š”‡‡‡ƒ•ˆ‘”…”‡ƒ–‹‰ƒ…”‘ ‘”Ȅ–Šƒ–‹•ǡƒˆ‘”…”‡ƒ–‡†‹…”‘„ƒ–Ǥ‘—…ƒ •–ƒ”–™‹–Šƒˆ‘”†‡•‹‰™Š‡”‡ˆ‹‡Ž†•ƒ”‡…Ž‡ƒ”Ž›‹†‡–‹ˆ‹‡†™‹–Š†‡•‹‰‡Ž‡‡–••—…Šƒ•Ž‹‡• ƒ†„‘š‡•ǡ›‘—…ƒ•…ƒƒ’ƒ’‡”ˆ‘”ǡƒ†›‘—…ƒƒ††ˆ‘”ˆ‹‡Ž†‘„Œ‡…–•ˆ”‘•…”ƒ–…Š—•‹‰ –Š‡ˆ‘”–‘‘Ž•Ǥ ‘”–Š‡ˆ‹”•––™‘‘’–‹‘•ǡ›‘—Ž‡–…”‘„ƒ–ƒ—–‘ƒ–‹…ƒŽŽ›ƒ††ˆ‹‡Ž†‘„Œ‡…–• –Š”‘—‰Šƒ—–‘†‡–‡…–‹‰ˆ‹‡Ž†•–Šƒ–ƒ”‡‹˜‘‡†™Š‡›‘—‡–‡” ‘”†‹–‹‰‘†‡Ǥ•‹‰–Š‡ –Š‹”†‘’–‹‘ƒ••—‡•…”‘„ƒ–…ƒ‘–†‡–‡…–ƒ›ˆ‹‡Ž†•‘ƒˆ‘”†‡•‹‰ƒ†›‘—‡‡†–‘ƒǦ —ƒŽŽ›ƒ††ƒŽŽ–Š‡ˆ‹‡Ž†‘„Œ‡…–•Ǥ

Using auto field detection ‘—Šƒ˜‡ƒ…Š‘‹…‡ˆ‘”Š‘™›‘—™ƒ––‘‘’‡›‘—”ˆ‘”†‡•‹‰Ǥ ˆ›‘—Šƒ˜‡ƒ‘”‹‰‹ƒŽ†‡•‹‰ ‹ƒ’”‘‰”ƒŽ‹‡‘”†‘‹†‘™•ǡ›‘—…ƒ…Š‘‘•‡–‘‘’‡–Š‡‘”‹‰‹ƒŽ‘”††‘…—‡– ‹…”‘„ƒ–Ǥ…”‘„ƒ–™‹ŽŽ…‘˜‡”–›‘—”‘”††‘…—‡––‘ƒ ˆ‹Ž‡ǡ‘’‡–Š‡ ‘”†‹–‹‰ ‘†‡ǡƒ†ƒ—–‘ƒ–‹…ƒŽŽ›†‡–‡…–ˆ‹‡Ž†‘„Œ‡…–•Ǥ –ǯ•ƒŽŽƒ……‘’Ž‹•Š‡†‹‘‡•–‡’ǡƒ‹‰…‘˜‡”Ǧ •‹‘‘ˆˆ‹Ž‡•Ž‹‡‘”†ǡ†‘„‡ ‡•‹‰ǡƒ†ƒŠ‘•–‘ˆ‘–Š‡”ˆ‹Ž‡ˆ‘”ƒ–•–‘ ˆ‘”•ƒ •—’‡”Ǧ‡ƒ•›–ƒ•Ǥ ‡–ǯ•–ƒ‡ƒ‹—–‡–‘•‡‡Š‘™‡ƒ•›‹–‹•–‘…‘˜‡”–ƒ‹…”‘•‘ˆ–ˆˆ‹…‡†‘…—‡––‘ƒ ˆ‘” „›ˆ‘ŽŽ‘™‹‰–Š‡•‡•–‡’•Ǥ

STEPS: Converting a Document to a PDF Form 1. Start the Form Wizard.’‡–Š‡ ‘”•’ƒ‡Žƒ†…Ž‹…”‡ƒ–‡–‘‘’‡–Š‡”‡ƒ–‡ ‘”†‹– ‘”‹œƒ”†•Š‘™‡ƒ”Ž‹‡”‹ ‹‰—”‡͵ͲǤͻǤ•‹‰–Š‹•…‘ƒ†’”‡•—‡•

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 ˆ›‘—ǯ”‡ƒƒ…—•‡”ǡ›‘—‡‡†–‘„‡‰‹™‹–Šƒ †‘…—‡–Ǥ ˆ›‘—Šƒ˜‡ƒˆˆ‹…‡ ˆ‹Ž‡ǡ…‘˜‡”––Š‡ˆ‹Ž‡–‘ „‡ˆ‘”‡—•‹‰–Š‡ ‘”‹œƒ”†Ǥ 2. Select the file to convert. –Š‡”‡ƒ–‡‘”†‹– ‘”‹œƒ”†…Ž‹…–Š‡‡š–„—––‘ ƒ†…Ž‹…”‘™•‡–‘Ž‘…ƒ–‡ƒˆ‹Ž‡Ǥ‘…ƒ–‡ƒˆ‹Ž‡ƒ†…Ž‹…‡š–Ǥ…”‘„ƒ–™‹ŽŽ…‘˜‡”––Š‡ ˆ‹Ž‡ǡ‘’‡–Š‡†‘…—‡–‹ ‘”†‹–‹‰‘†‡ǡƒ†—•‡ƒ—–‘ˆ‹‡Ž††‡–‡…–‹‘Ǥ



 ƒ…—•‡”•…ƒ•‡Ž‡…–ƒ †‘…—‡–‹–Š‡”‡ƒ–‡‘”†‹– ‘”‹œƒ”†ƒ†–Š‡  †‘…—‡–‘’‡•‹ ‘”†‹–‹‰‘†‡ǡƒ†ƒ—–‘ˆ‹‡Ž††‡–‡…–‹‘‹•ƒ—–‘ƒ–‹…ƒŽŽ› ‹˜‘‡†Ǥ 3. Review the Welcome to Form Editing Mode welcome dialog box. Š‡›‘— ‡–‡” ‘”†‹–‹‰‘†‡ƒ†…”‘„ƒ–ƒ—–‘ƒ–‹…ƒŽŽ›†‡–‡…–•ˆ‹‡Ž†‘„Œ‡…–•ǡƒ™‡Ž…‘‡ †‹ƒŽ‘‰„‘š‘’‡•ƒ••Š‘™‹ ‹‰—”‡͵ͲǤͳͳǤŠ‹•†‹ƒŽ‘‰„‘š‘ˆˆ‡”••‘‡‹ˆ‘”ƒ–‹‘ ƒ„‘—–…”‡ƒ–‹‰ˆ‘”ˆ‹‡Ž†‘„Œ‡…–•‹ ‘”†‹–‹‰‘†‡Ǥ‘‘‘˜‡”–Š‡‹ˆ‘”ƒ–‹‘ ƒ†…Ž‹…Ǥˆ–‡”›‘—„‡…‘‡ˆƒ‹Ž‹ƒ”™‹–Š…”‡ƒ–‹‰ˆ‘”•‹…”‘„ƒ–ǡ›‘—…ƒ…Ž‹… –Š‡‘ǯ–•Š‘™ƒ‰ƒ‹…Š‡…„‘š–‘’”‡˜‡––Š‡†‹ƒŽ‘‰„‘šˆ”‘‘’‡‹‰‹ˆ—–—”‡ ˆ‘”Ǧ‡†‹–‹‰•‡••‹‘•Ǥ

FIGURE 30.11

Look over the information in the Welcome to Form Editing dialog box and click OK.

4. Review the form.ˆ–‡”ƒ—–‘†‡–‡…–‹‰ˆ‹‡Ž†•‘›‘—”ˆ‘”ǡ›‘—•Š‘—Ž†ƒŽ™ƒ›•Ž‘‘ ‘˜‡”–Š‡ˆ‘”–‘„‡…‡”–ƒ‹ƒŽŽˆ‹‡Ž†•™‡”‡’”‘’‡”Ž›ƒ††‡†ǤŽ–Š‘—‰Šƒ—–‘†‡–‡…–‹‘ †‘‡•ƒ‰”‡ƒ–Œ‘„‹ƒ††‹‰ˆ‹‡Ž†•–‘ƒˆ‘”ǡ‹–ǯ•‘–’‡”ˆ‡…–ǡƒ†›‘—…ƒ‘ˆ–‡ˆ‹†ƒ Ž‹––Ž‡’‘Ž‹•Š‹•‡‡†‡†–‘ˆ‹ƒŽ‹œ‡–Š‡ˆ‘”Ǥ ›‡šƒ’Ž‡ǡ Šƒ˜‡ƒˆ‡™’”‘„Ž‡•‘ ›ˆ‘”Ǥ



 ™‘‡š–”ƒˆ‹‡Ž†•™‡”‡ƒ††‡†–‘–Š‡ˆ‘”™Š‡”‡ˆ‘”ˆ‹‡Ž†‘„Œ‡…–••Š‘—Ž†ǯ–ƒ’’‡ƒ”ǡ ƒ••Š‘™‹ ‹‰—”‡͵ͲǤͳʹǤŠ‡•‡ˆ‹‡Ž†•‡‡†–‘„‡†‡Ž‡–‡†ǤŠ‡ˆ‹”•–”‘™‘ˆ„‘š‡•‹• …Š‡…„‘šˆ‹‡Ž†•–Šƒ–•Š‘—Ž†„‡”ƒ†‹‘„—––‘•†‡•‹‰‡†ƒ•—–—ƒŽŽ›‡š…Ž—•‹˜‡ˆ‹‡Ž†•Ǥ •‘‡„—––‘‹•…Š‡…‡†ǡ–Š‡‘–Š‡”••Š‘—Ž†”‡ƒ‹—…Š‡…‡†ǤŠ‡•‡…‘†”‘™‘ˆ ˆ‹‡Ž†•‹•”ƒ†‹‘„—––‘•ǡ„—––Š‡›ƒ”‡‘–†‡•‹‰‡†ƒ•—–—ƒŽŽ›‡š…Ž—•‹˜‡ˆ‹‡Ž†•Ǥ

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Chapter 30: Understanding Acrobat Form Tools FIGURE 30.12

Examine the form.

Radio buttons need reworking

Extra fields

5. Delete unnecessary fields.‘…ƒ–‡ƒ›ˆ‹‡Ž†•–Šƒ–™‡”‡…”‡ƒ–‡†ƒ†‘–‡‡†‡†‘ ›‘—”ˆ‘”ǤŽ‹…ƒˆ‹‡Ž†ƒ†’”‡••–Š‡‡Ž‘”ƒ…•’ƒ…‡‡›–‘”‡‘˜‡ƒˆ‹‡Ž†‘„Œ‡…–Ǥ ˆ ›‘—‹–‡†–‘”‡†‡•‹‰”ƒ†‹‘„—––‘•‘”…Š‡…„‘š‡•ǡ†‡Ž‡–‡ƒŽŽ–Š‡„—––‘•Ȁ…Š‡… „‘š‡•‹ƒ”‘™„›†”ƒ‰‰‹‰–Š”‘—‰Š–Š‡‘„Œ‡…–•ƒ†’”‡••‹‰–Š‡‡Ž‘”ƒ…•’ƒ…‡‡›Ǥ 6. Add radio button fields.’‡–Š‡††‡™ ‹‡Ž†’—ŽŽǦ†‘™‡—ƒ†•‡Ž‡…––Š‡ ƒ†‹‘—––‘–‘‘ŽǤ‘˜‡–Š‡–‘‘Ž–‘–Š‡Ž‘…ƒ–‹‘‘–Š‡ˆ‘”™Š‡”‡›‘—™ƒ––‘ƒ†† ƒ”ƒ†‹‘„—––‘ƒ†…Ž‹…–Š‡‘—•‡–‘†”‘’–Š‡ˆ‹‡Ž†‘–Š‡’ƒ‰‡Ǥ 7. Name the field and set the button value.‹‹’”‘’‡”–‹‡•„‘š‘’‡•™Š‡›‘— ƒ††ƒˆ‹‡Ž†–‘ƒ’ƒ‰‡Ǥ‘—…ƒ–›’‡ƒƒ‡ˆ‘”–Š‡ˆ‹‡Ž†ƒ†•‡–ƒ„—––‘˜ƒŽ—‡™Š‡ ƒ††‹‰”ƒ†‹‘„—––‘•–‘ƒˆ‘”Ǥ  ‹‰—”‡͵ͲǤͳ͵ǡ ƒ‡›‡™”ƒ†‹‘„—––‘ˆ‹‡Ž† •‡‹ƒ”ƒ–‡ǡƒ† •‡––Š‡„—––‘˜ƒŽ—‡–‘ƒ›ͳǤ 8. Add a new field. Ž‹…††ƒ‘–Š‡”„—––‘–‘‰”‘—’ƒ†–Š‡…—”•‘”…Šƒ‰‡•–‘ƒ …”‘••Šƒ‹”ǤŽ‹…‘”…Ž‹…Ϊ†”ƒ‰–‘’Žƒ…‡ƒ‘–Š‡”„—––‘ˆ‹‡Ž†‘–Š‡’ƒ‰‡Ǥ›†‡ˆƒ—Ž–ǡ ›‘—”ˆ‹‡Ž†ƒ‡”‡ƒ‹•–Š‡•ƒ‡Ǥ —•––›’‡ƒ‘–Š‡”—––‘ƒŽ—‡ˆ‘”–Š‡ˆ‹‡Ž†Ǥ› ƒ††‹‰„—––‘•ȋ‘”…Š‡…„‘š‡•Ȍ™‹–Š–Š‡•ƒ‡ƒ‡ƒ†…Šƒ‰‹‰–Š‡˜ƒŽ—‡•ǡ›‘— …”‡ƒ–‡ƒ—–—ƒŽŽ›‡š…Ž—•‹˜‡•‡–‘ˆ”ƒ†‹‘„—––‘•ȋ‘”…Š‡…„‘š‡•ȌǤ

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Part VI: Using Acrobat PDF Forms FIGURE 30.13

Name the field and add a button value.

9. Preview the form.Ž‹…”‡˜‹‡™ƒ†ƒ†††ƒ–ƒ–‘ƒŽŽ›‘—”ˆ‹‡Ž†‘„Œ‡…–•Ǥ‡…‡”–ƒ‹ –Š‡ˆ‹‡Ž†•ƒ”‡†‡•‹‰‡†’”‘’‡”Ž›ƒ†–Š‡†ƒ–ƒ›‘—ƒ††–‘–Š‡ˆ‘”…‘ˆ‘”•’”‘’‡”Ž› –‘›‘—”ˆ‘”†‡•‹‰Ǥ 10. Save the form. Š‘‘•‡ ‹Ž‡ ➪ ƒ˜‡• ➪  ƒ†”‡™”‹–‡–Š‡ˆ‹Ž‡Ǥ ˆ›‘—•ƒ˜‡’‡”‹‘†‹Ǧ …ƒŽŽ›ǡ”‡™”‹–‹‰–Š‡ˆ‹Ž‡”‡†—…‡•–Š‡ˆ‹ƒŽˆ‹Ž‡•‹œ‡Ǥ

Tip While working on a form you may need to zoom in and scroll the screen to display hidden areas of your form. While in Form Editing Mode you don’t have a Hand tool to scroll the window. To gain temporary access to the Hand tool, press the Spacebar and drag the screen to display hidden areas. n

Scanning paper forms ‘˜‡”–‹‰’ƒ’‡”ˆ‘”•–‘‡Ž‡…–”‘‹…ˆ‘”•‹•’‡”ˆ‘”‡†„›ˆ‹”•–—•‹‰…”‘„ƒ–…ƒ–‘•…ƒƒ †‘…—‡–‹–‘ƒ ˆ‹Ž‡ǤŠ‡›‘—‘’‡–Š‡”‡ƒ–‡‘”†‹– ‘”‹œƒ”†ƒ†…Ž‹…–Š‡…ƒƒ ’ƒ’‡”ˆ‘””ƒ†‹‘„—––‘ƒ†–Š‡…Ž‹…‡š–ǡ–Š‡…”‘„ƒ–…ƒ†‹ƒŽ‘‰„‘š‘’‡•ƒ••Š‘™‹ ‹‰—”‡͵ͲǤͳͶǤ

FIGURE 30.14

Choose the paper form option in the Create or Edit Form Wizard and the Acrobat Scan dialog box opens.

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Chapter 30: Understanding Acrobat Form Tools Š‡ˆ‹”•–•–‡’‹…‘˜‡”–‹‰ƒ’ƒ’‡”†‘…—‡–‹•–‘•…ƒ‹–—•‹‰…”‘„ƒ–…ƒǤŠ‡…Š‘‹…‡• ›‘—Šƒ˜‡ˆ‘”•…ƒ‹‰ˆ”‘™‹–Š‹…”‘„ƒ–˜‹ƒ…”‘„ƒ–…ƒƒ”‡ƒŽŽ…‘˜‡”‡†‹Šƒ’–‡”ͳ͸Ǥ ‘‘‘˜‡”–Šƒ–…Šƒ’–‡”‹ˆ›‘—™ƒ–‘”‡‹ˆ‘”ƒ–‹‘‘•…ƒ‹‰‹…”‘„ƒ–Ǥ

ˆ›‘—†‘—•‡…”‘„ƒ–…ƒ–‘…‘˜‡”–ƒ’ƒ’‡”ˆ‘”–‘ ǡ…”‘„ƒ–ƒ—–‘ƒ–‹…ƒŽŽ›”—•–Š‡ ‹–‡”ƒŽˆ‡ƒ–—”‡ƒ†…‘˜‡”–•–Š‡•…ƒ–‘”‹…Š–‡š–Ǥ ”‘–Š‡”‡ǡ–Š‡ˆ‹Ž‡‘’‡•‹ ‘” †‹–‹‰‘†‡ƒ†ˆ‹‡Ž†•ƒ”‡ƒ—–‘ƒ–‹…ƒŽŽ›ƒ††‡†˜‹ƒƒ—–‘ˆ‹‡Ž††‡–‡…–‹‘Ǥ ‘—Šƒ˜‡–Š‡•ƒ‡‹••—‡•–‘†‡ƒŽ™‹–Š…‘˜‡”–‹‰ƒ’ƒ’‡”ˆ‘”–‘ ƒ•›‘—†‘™Š‡…‘Ǧ ˜‡”–‹‰ƒˆ‹Ž‡–‘ ‹”‡‰ƒ”†–‘–Š‡ˆ‹‡Ž†‘„Œ‡…–•Ǥ‘‘‘˜‡”–Š‡ˆ‘”™Š‹Ž‡‹ ‘”†‹–‹‰ ‘†‡ƒ††‡Ž‡–‡ƒ›—™ƒ–‡†ˆ‹‡Ž†•Ǥ‡•—”‡–‘†‘—„Ž‡Ǧ…Š‡…–Š‡ˆ‘”–‘•‡‡‹ˆƒŽŽˆ‹‡Ž†• Šƒ˜‡„‡‡ƒ††‡†ǡƒ†…Š‡…–Š‡”ƒ†‹‘„—––‘•ƒ†…Š‡…„‘š‡•ˆ‘”—–—ƒŽŽ›‡š…Ž—•‹˜‡ˆ‹‡Ž†•Ǥ ‹‡‘–Š‡”ˆ‘”•›‘—…”‡ƒ–‡‹…”‘„ƒ–ǡ‹–ǯ•ƒ‰‘‘†‹†‡ƒ–‘…Š‡…–Š‡ˆ‹‡Ž†•‹”‡˜‹‡™‘†‡–‘ „‡…‡”–ƒ‹ƒŽŽˆ‹‡Ž†•ƒ”‡ˆ‘”ƒ––‡†’”‘’‡”Ž›Ǥ

Creating field objects manually ‘”•…‘–ƒ‹†‹ˆˆ‡”‡––›’‡•‘ˆ†ƒ–ƒˆ‹‡Ž†•–Šƒ–Š‘Ž††ƒ–ƒǡƒ…–ƒ•„—––‘•–Šƒ–‹˜‘‡ƒ…–‹‘•ǡ ƒ†…ƒŽŽ•…”‹’–•–‘‡š‡…—–‡ƒ•‡”‹‡•‘ˆƒ…–‹‘•Ǥ ‘”ˆ‹‡Ž†•…ƒƒ••—‡†‹ˆˆ‡”‡–ƒ’’‡ƒ”ƒ…‡• ƒ•™‡ŽŽƒ•’‘••‡••–Š‡…ƒ’ƒ„‹Ž‹–›–‘‹…Ž—†‡‰”ƒ’Š‹…‹…‘•ƒ†‹ƒ‰‡•–‘”‡’”‡•‡–Š‘–Ž‹• –Šƒ–‹˜‘‡ƒ…–‹‘•Ǥ…”‘„ƒ–ˆ‘”•ƒ”‡‘”‡–Šƒƒ•–ƒ–‹…†ƒ–ƒˆ‹Ž‹‰•›•–‡Ȅ–Š‡›…ƒ„‡ƒ• ˜‹˜‹†ƒ††›ƒ‹…ƒ•›‘—”‹ƒ‰‹ƒ–‹‘Ǥ

…”‘„ƒ–ǡ–Š‡ˆ‘”†ƒ–ƒˆ‹‡Ž†•ƒ”‡…”‡ƒ–‡†„›ƒ‹‰•‡Ž‡…–‹‘•ˆ”‘–Š‡††‡™ ‹‡Ž† ’—ŽŽǦ†‘™‡—‹–Š‡ ‘”•’ƒ‡Ž‹ ‘”†‹–‹‰‘†‡Ǥƒ‹‰ƒ‡—…Š‘‹…‡Ž‘ƒ†•–Š‡ …—”•‘”™‹–Šƒ–‘‘Ž›‘——•‡–‘‡‹–Š‡”…Ž‹…–Š‡ˆ‘”™Š‡”‡ƒˆ‹‡Ž†‹•–‘„‡’Žƒ…‡†ƒ–ƒ†‡ˆƒ—Ž– •‹œ‡‘”…Ž‹…ƒ††”ƒ‰–Š‡…—”•‘”–‘…”‡ƒ–‡ƒ…—•–‘•‹œ‡Ǥ ‘”ƒ‘˜‡”˜‹‡™‘ˆ–Š‡ˆ‹‡Ž†–›’‡•ǡŽ‘‘‘˜‡”–Š‡ˆ‘ŽŽ‘™‹‰Ž‹•–ǣ l

Button.„—––‘‹•—•—ƒŽŽ›—•‡†–‘‹˜‘‡ƒƒ…–‹‘‘”Š›’‡”Ž‹Ǥ„—––‘ˆƒ…‡…ƒ „‡–‡š–‘”ƒ‰”ƒ’Š‹…‡Ž‡‡–…”‡ƒ–‡†‹ƒ‘–Š‡”’”‘‰”ƒ–Šƒ–›‘—…‘—Ž†ƒ’’Ž›ƒ•ƒ ƒ’’‡ƒ”ƒ…‡–‘–Š‡„—––‘Ǥ‘—…ƒƒŽ•‘—•‡†‹ˆˆ‡”‡–ƒ’’‡ƒ”ƒ…‡•‡––‹‰•‹–Š‡„—–Ǧ –‘’”‘’‡”–‹‡•ˆ‘”ƒ††‹‰•–”‘‡ƒ†ˆ‹ŽŽ…‘Ž‘”•Ǥ—––‘•ƒ”‡ƒŽ•‘—•‡†–‘‹’‘”– ‹ƒ‰‡•Ǥ

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Check Box.Š‡…„‘š‡•–›’‹…ƒŽŽ›ƒ’’‡ƒ”‹‰”‘—’•–‘‘ˆˆ‡”–Š‡—•‡”ƒ•‡Ž‡…–‹‘‘ˆ …Š‘‹…‡•Ǥ‡•ƒ†‘‹–‡•‘”ƒ‰”‘—’‘ˆ…Š‡…„‘š‡•‹‰Š–„‡…”‡ƒ–‡†ˆ‘”—Ž–‹’Ž‡Ǧ …Š‘‹…‡•‡Ž‡…–‹‘•Ǥ

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Combo Box.Š‡›‘—˜‹‡™ƒ…”‘„ƒ–ˆ‘”ǡ›‘—ƒ›•‡‡ƒ†‘™Ǧ’‘‹–‹‰ƒ””‘™ •‹‹Žƒ”–‘–Š‡ƒ””‘™•ƒ’’‡ƒ”‹‰‹’ƒ‡Ž‡—•Ǥ—…Šƒƒ””‘™‹ƒ ˆ‘”‹†‹Ǧ …ƒ–‡•–Š‡’”‡•‡…‡‘ˆƒ…‘„‘„‘šǤŠ‡›‘—…Ž‹…–Š‡ƒ””‘™ǡƒ’—ŽŽǦ†‘™‡— ‘’‡•™‹–ŠƒŽ‹•–‘ˆ…Š‘‹…‡•Ǥ•‡”•ƒ”‡Ž‹‹–‡†–‘•‡Ž‡…–‹‰ƒ•‹‰Ž‡…Š‘‹…‡ˆ”‘…‘„‘ „‘š‡•Ǥ††‹–‹‘ƒŽŽ›ǡ‹ˆ†‡•‹‰‡†ƒ••—…Šǡ—•‡”•…ƒ‹’—––Š‡‹”‘™…Š‘‹…‡•Ǥ

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List Box.Ž‹•–„‘š†‹•’Žƒ›•ƒ„‘š™‹–Š•…”‘ŽŽ„ƒ”•ǡ—…ŠŽ‹‡™‹†‘™•›‘—•‡‡‹ ƒ’’Ž‹…ƒ–‹‘•‘ˆ–™ƒ”‡†‘…—‡–•Ǥ•›‘—•…”‘ŽŽ–Š”‘—‰ŠƒŽ‹•–„‘šǡ›‘—ƒ‡ƒ…Š‘‹…‡ ‘ˆ‘‡‘”‘”‡‘ˆ–Š‡ƒŽ–‡”ƒ–‹˜‡•ƒ˜ƒ‹Žƒ„Ž‡„›•‡Ž‡…–‹‰‹–‡•‹–Š‡Ž‹•–Ǥ

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Radio Button.ƒ†‹‘„—––‘•’‡”ˆ‘”–Š‡•ƒ‡ˆ—…–‹‘‹ ˆ‘”•ƒ•”ƒ†‹‘„—–Ǧ –‘•†‘‹†‹ƒŽ‘‰„‘š‡•Ǥ•—ƒŽŽ››‘—Šƒ˜‡–™‘‘”‘”‡…Š‘‹…‡•ˆ‘”ƒ…ƒ–‡‰‘”›Ǥ ‘”• ƒ”‡—•—ƒŽŽ›†‡•‹‰‡†™‹–Š”ƒ†‹‘„—––‘•‘ˆˆ‡”‹‰—–—ƒŽŽ›‡š…Ž—•‹˜‡…Š‘‹…‡••‘–Šƒ– ™Š‡‘‡”ƒ†‹‘„—––‘‹ƒ‰”‘—’‹•–—”‡†‘ǡ–Š‡‘–Š‡”„—––‘•‹–Š‡‰”‘—’ƒ”‡ –—”‡†‘ˆˆǤ

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Text Field.‡š–ˆ‹‡Ž†•ƒ”‡„‘š‡•‹™Š‹…Š–Š‡‡†—•‡”–›’‡•–‡š––‘ˆ‹ŽŽ‘—––Š‡ˆ‘”Ǥ ‡š–ˆ‹‡Ž†•…ƒ…‘–ƒ‹ƒŽ’Šƒ„‡–‹…ƒŽ…Šƒ”ƒ…–‡”•ǡ—„‡”•ǡ‘”ƒ…‘„‹ƒ–‹‘‘ˆ„‘–ŠǤ

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Digital Signature.‹‰‹–ƒŽ•‹‰ƒ–—”‡•…ƒ„‡ƒ’’Ž‹‡†–‘ˆ‹‡Ž†•ǡ ’ƒ‰‡•ǡƒ†  †‘…—‡–•Ǥ†‹‰‹–ƒŽ•‹‰ƒ–—”‡…ƒ„‡—•‡†–‘Ž‘…‘—–ˆ‹‡Ž†•‘ƒˆ‘”Ǥ

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Barcode.Š‡ƒ”…‘†‡–‘‘Ž™ƒ•‘–ƒ…‘’Ž‡–‡Ž›‡™ˆ‡ƒ–—”‡‹…”‘„ƒ–ͺǤ…”‘„ƒ–͹ •—’’‘”–‡†ƒ’Ž—‰Ǧ‹–‘…”‡ƒ–‡ʹǦƒ†͵Ǧ„ƒ”…‘†‡•–Šƒ–™ƒ••Š‹’’‡†Ž‘‰ƒˆ–‡”–Š‡ ‹‹–‹ƒŽ”‡Ž‡ƒ•‡‘ˆ…”‘„ƒ–͹ǤͲǤ‹–Š…”‘„ƒ–ͺǤͲƒ†ƒ„‘˜‡ǡ›‘—‰‡––Š‡ƒ”…‘†‡–‘‘Ž ƒ’’‡ƒ”‹‰‹–Š‡ ‘”•–‘‘Ž„ƒ”ǤŠ‹•–‘‘Ž’”‘˜‹†‡•›‘—™‹–Š‘’–‹‘•ˆ‘”ƒ††‹‰„ƒ”Ǧ …‘†‡•–‘ƒ ˆ‘”Ǥ

ŽŽ–Š‡•‡ˆ‘”ˆ‹‡Ž†–›’‡•ƒ†–‘‘Ž•ƒ”‡ƒ˜ƒ‹Žƒ„Ž‡–‘›‘—‹ ‘”†‹–‹‰‘†‡ˆ”‘–Š‡†† ‡™ ‹‡Ž†’—ŽŽǦ†‘™‡—Ǥ ƒŽ‘•–ƒŽŽ‡†‹–‹‰•‡••‹‘•›‘—ǯŽŽˆ‹†ƒ‡‡†–‘ƒ—ƒŽŽ›ƒ††ƒ ˆ‹‡Ž†–‘ƒˆ‘”Ǥ ˆ—•‹‰ ‘” ‹‡Ž†‡…‘‰‹–‹‘ǡ›‘—ƒ›ƒ††‘Ž›ƒˆ‡™ˆ‘”‘„Œ‡…–•Ǥ ˆ›‘— ƒ—ƒŽŽ›…”‡ƒ–‡ˆ‹‡Ž†•‘ƒˆ‘”ǡ›‘—ǯŽŽˆ‹†ˆ”‡“—‡–—•‡•ˆ‘”ƒŽŽ–Š‡ˆ‘”–‘‘Ž•›‘—•‡Ž‡…– ˆ”‘–Š‡††‡™ ‹‡Ž†‡—Ǥ

Assigning Form Field Properties ‹‡Ž†”‘’‡”–‹‡•’”‘˜‹†‡›‘—™‹–Šƒ—„‡”‘ˆ‘’–‹‘•ˆ‘”•‡––‹‰ˆ‹‡Ž†ƒ––”‹„—–‡•ˆ‘”ƒŽŽ–Š‡ ˆ‘”ˆ‹‡Ž†–›’‡•ǤŠ‡”‡ƒ”‡ƒ—„‡”‘ˆ…‘‘’”‘’‡”–‹‡•–Šƒ–ƒŽŽˆ‹‡Ž†••Šƒ”‡•—…Šƒ•ˆ‹‡Ž† ƒ‡•ǡƒ’’‡ƒ”ƒ…‡•ǡƒ†ƒ…–‹‘•…Š‘‹…‡•ǡƒ†–Š‡”‡ƒ”‡ƒ—„‡”‘ˆ’”‘’‡”–‹‡•–Šƒ–ƒ”‡ —‹“—‡ƒ‘‰–Š‡˜ƒ”‹‘—•ˆ‹‡Ž†–›’‡•Ǥ

…”‘„ƒ–›‘—Šƒ˜‡–™‘†‹ˆˆ‡”‡–’”‘’‡”–‹‡•‡˜‹”‘‡–•ǤŠ‡‹ ‘”†‹–‹‰‘†‡ ›‘—ƒ††ƒ‡™ˆ‹‡Ž†–‘ƒ†‘…—‡–ǡƒƒ„„”‡˜‹ƒ–‡†’”‘’‡”–‹‡•‹œƒ”†Š‡Ž’•›‘—‹†‡–‹ˆ› ‡••‡–‹ƒŽ’”‘’‡”–‹‡•ˆ‘”‡™ˆ‹‡Ž†•ƒ††‡†–‘ƒˆ‘”Ǥ ‘”ƒŽŽˆ‹‡Ž†–›’‡•‘–Š‡”–Šƒ”ƒ†‹‘„—–Ǧ –‘•ǡ›‘—”’”‘’‡”–‹‡•…Š‘‹…‡•ƒ”‡Ž‹‹–‡†–‘–›’‹‰ƒƒ‡ˆ‘”–Š‡‡™ˆ‹‡Ž†Ǥ‹–Š”ƒ†‹‘„—–Ǧ –‘•›‘—Šƒ˜‡ƒƒ††‹–‹‘ƒŽ…Š‘‹…‡ˆ‘”ƒ††‹‰ˆ‹‡Ž†•–‘ƒ‰”‘—’Ǥ Š‡‹ ‘”†‹–‹‰‘†‡‘”‹‡™‡”‘†‡ǡ›‘—…ƒ‘’‡ƒ…‘–‡š–‡—‘ƒˆ‹‡Ž†ƒ† …Š‘‘•‡”‘’‡”–‹‡•ǤŠ‹•…Š‘‹…‡’”‘˜‹†‡•›‘—™‹–Šƒ—…Š‘”‡‡š’ƒ†‡†˜‡”•‹‘‘ˆ’”‘’‡”Ǧ –‹‡•…Š‘‹…‡•Ǥ –Š‡”‘’‡”–‹‡•†‹ƒŽ‘‰„‘šǡ›‘—…Š‘‘•‡‘’–‹‘•ˆ”‘•‡˜‡”ƒŽ†‹ˆˆ‡”‡–’ƒ‡•Ǥ ‡’‡†‹‰‘–Š‡ˆ‹‡Ž†–›’‡›‘—…”‡ƒ–‡ǡ–Š‡’ƒ‡•‹–Š‡”‘’‡”–‹‡•†‹ƒŽ‘‰„‘š˜ƒ”›ˆ‘”†‹ˆˆ‡”Ǧ ‡–ˆ‹‡Ž†–›’‡•Ǥ‘‡ˆ‹‡Ž†’”‘’‡”–‹‡•ƒ”‡…‘‘ƒ‘‰•‡˜‡”ƒŽˆ‹‡Ž†•ǡ™Š‹Ž‡‘–Š‡”’”‘’‡”Ǧ –‹‡•ƒ”‡—‹“—‡–‘‡ƒ…Šˆ‹‡Ž†–›’‡Ǥ ‘‘’‡–Š‡”‘’‡”–‹‡•†‹ƒŽ‘‰„‘šǡ…Ž‹…ƒˆ‹‡Ž†‹ ‘”†‹–‹‰‘†‡‘”—•‡–Š‡‡Ž‡…–„Œ‡…––‘‘Ž ‹‹‡™‡”‘†‡ƒ†…Ž‹…ƒˆ‹‡Ž†Ǥ’‡ƒ…‘–‡š–‡—ƒ†…Š‘‘•‡”‘’‡”–‹‡•Ǥ ˆ‘’‡‹‰–Š‡ ”‘’‡”–‹‡•‘ƒ–‡š–ˆ‹‡Ž†ǡ–Š‡‡š– ‹‡Ž†”‘’‡”–‹‡•†‹ƒŽ‘‰„‘š‘’‡•ǡƒ••Š‘™‹ ‹‰—”‡͵ͲǤͳͷǤ

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FIGURE 30.15

When you open the Properties dialog box on a text field, the General field properties appear as the default.

Exploring the General properties tab Š‡ ‡‡”ƒŽ’”‘’‡”–‹‡•–ƒ„‹•–Š‡†‡ˆƒ—Ž––ƒ„™Š‡”‡‰‡‡”ƒŽ’”‘’‡”–‹‡•ƒ”‡ƒ••‹‰‡†ǤŠ‡•‡ ’”‘’‡”–‹‡•ƒ”‡…‘‘–‘ƒŽŽˆ‹‡Ž†–›’‡•ǤŠ‡’”‘’‡”–‹‡•‹…Ž—†‡ǣ l

Name. ›†‡ˆƒ—Ž–ǡ…”‘„ƒ–ƒ††•ƒƒ‡‹–Š‡ƒ‡ˆ‹‡Ž†Ǥ•ƒƒ––‡”‘ˆ’”ƒ…–‹…‡›‘— •Š‘—Ž†–›’‡ƒ†‡•…”‹’–‹˜‡ƒ‡‹–Š‡ƒ‡–‡š–„‘šǤ‘ǯ–—•‡ƒ‡•™‹–Š•’ƒ…‡•ǡ ƒ†–”›–‘—•‡’ƒ”‡–Ȁ…Š‹Ž†ƒ‡•ˆ‘”ˆ‹‡Ž†•‹…‘‘‰”‘—’•Ǥ’ƒ”‡–Ȁ…Š‹Ž†ƒ‡ ‹‰Š–ƒ’’‡ƒ”ƒ•‹–‡Ǥͳǡ‹–‡Ǥʹǡ‹–‡Ǥ͵ǡƒ†•‘‘Ǣ‘”›‘—‹‰Š–Šƒ˜‡…Ž‹‡–Ǥˆ‹”•–ǡ…Ž‹‡–Ǥ Žƒ•–ǡ…Ž‹‡–Ǥƒ††”‡••ǡƒ†•‘‘Ǥ

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Tooltip.›’‡ƒƒ‡ǡƒ†™Š‡–Š‡…—”•‘”‹•’Žƒ…‡†‘˜‡”–Š‡ˆ‹‡Ž†‹”‡˜‹‡™‘†‡ǡ –Š‡–‡š–ƒ’’‡ƒ”•ƒ•ƒ–‘‘Ž–‹’„‡Ž‘™–Š‡ ƒ†–‘‘Ž…—”•‘”Ǥ

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Form Field. ”‘–Š‡’—ŽŽǦ†‘™‡—ǡƒ‡…Š‘‹…‡•ˆ‘”˜‹•‹„‹Ž‹–›ƒ†’”‹–‹‰Ǥ› †‡ˆƒ—Ž–ǡ–Š‡ˆ‹‡Ž†‹•˜‹•‹„Ž‡ƒ†’”‹–•™Š‡–Š‡ˆ‹Ž‡‹•’”‹–‡†Ǥ

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Orientation.ˆ‹‡Ž†ƒ†ƒˆ‹‡Ž†ǯ•…‘–‡–•…ƒ„‡”‘–ƒ–‡†‹ͻͲǦ†‡‰”‡‡”‘–ƒ–‹‘•Ǥ› †‡ˆƒ—Ž–ǡˆ‹‡Ž†•ƒ”‡ƒ–ƒͲȋœ‡”‘ȌǦ†‡‰”‡‡”‘–ƒ–‹‘Ǥ‡Ž‡…–ˆ”‘ͻͲǡͳͺͲǡƒ†ʹ͹Ͳ–‘”‘–ƒ–‡ ˆ‹‡Ž†•‹ˆ‹š‡†”‘–ƒ–‹‘•Ǥ

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Read Only.Š‡ƒˆ‹‡Ž†‹•ƒ”‡†ƒ•‡ƒ†Ž›ǡ–Š‡ˆ‹‡Ž†‹•‘–‡†‹–ƒ„Ž‡ǤŠ‡—•‡”‹• Ž‘…‡†‘—–‘ˆ–Š‡ˆ‹‡Ž†Ǥ‡ƒ†Ž›ˆ‹‡Ž†‹‰Š–„‡•‘‡–Š‹‰›‘——•‡–‘•Š‘™ˆ‹š‡† ’”‹…‡…‘•–•™Š‡”‡›‘—†‘ǯ–™ƒ–—•‡”•…Šƒ‰‹‰ƒˆ‹š‡†’—”…Šƒ•‡’”‹…‡‘ƒ‘”†‡”

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Required. ˆƒˆ‹‡Ž†‡‡†•–‘„‡ˆ‹ŽŽ‡†‹„‡ˆ‘”‡–Š‡†ƒ–ƒ‹••—„‹––‡†ǡ•‡Ž‡…––Š‡ ‡“—‹”‡†„‘šǤ

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Locked.‘…‹‰ƒˆ‹‡Ž†’”‡˜‡–•–Š‡ˆ‹‡Ž†ˆ”‘„‡‹‰‘˜‡†Ǥ‘—…ƒ•–‹ŽŽ–›’‡†ƒ–ƒ ‹–Š‡ˆ‹‡Ž†‘”ƒ‡ƒ…Š‘‹…‡ˆ”‘‘’–‹‘•ˆ‘”‘–Š‡”ˆ‹‡Ž†•ǤŠ‹•‹–‡‹•—•‡†–‘ˆ‹š ˆ‹‡Ž†•‹’‘•‹–‹‘ƒ•›‘—‡†‹–ƒˆ‘”Ǥ

Reviewing Appearance properties Š‡’’‡ƒ”ƒ…‡–ƒ„”‡Žƒ–‡•–‘ˆ‘”ˆ‹‡Ž†ƒ’’‡ƒ”ƒ…‡•ǤŠ‡”‡…–ƒ‰Ž‡•›‘—†”ƒ™…ƒ„‡ƒ••‹‰‡† „‘”†‡”…‘Ž‘”•ƒ†…‘–‡–ˆ‹ŽŽ•ǤŠ‡–‡š–ƒ††‡†–‘ƒˆ‹‡Ž†„‘š‘”†‡ˆƒ—Ž––‡š––Šƒ–›‘——•‡ˆ‘”ƒ ˆ‹‡Ž†…ƒ„‡ƒ••‹‰‡††‹ˆˆ‡”‡–ˆ‘–•ǡˆ‘–•‹œ‡•ǡƒ†ˆ‘–…‘Ž‘”•ǤŠ‡•‡‘’–‹‘•‡š‹•–‹–Š‡ ’’‡ƒ”ƒ…‡’”‘’‡”–‹‡•ˆ‘”ƒŽŽˆ‹‡Ž†–›’‡•‡š…‡’–„ƒ”…‘†‡ˆ‹‡Ž†•ȋ„ƒ”…‘†‡ˆ‹‡Ž†•†‘ǯ–Šƒ˜‡ƒ ’’‡ƒ”ƒ…‡–ƒ„ȌǤ ‹‰—”‡͵ͲǤͳ͸•Š‘™•–Š‡’’‡ƒ”ƒ…‡’”‘’‡”–‹‡•ˆ‘”ƒ•‡Ž‡…–‡†–‡š–ˆ‹‡Ž†Ǥ

FIGURE 30.16

Click the Appearance tab for any field properties and make choices for the appearance of fields and text.

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Border Color.Š‡‡›Ž‹‡…”‡ƒ–‡†ˆ‘”ƒˆ‹‡Ž†‹•ƒ†‡˜‹•‹„Ž‡™‹–Šƒ”‡…–ƒ‰—Žƒ”„‘”Ǧ †‡”ƒ••‹‰‡†„›…Ž‹…‹‰–Š‡‘”†‡”‘Ž‘”•™ƒ–…Šƒ†…Š‘‘•‹‰ƒ…‘Ž‘”Ǥ

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Background Color.Š‡ˆ‹‡Ž†„‘š…ƒ„‡ƒ••‹‰‡†ƒ„ƒ…‰”‘—†…‘Ž‘”Ǥ ˆ›‘—™ƒ– –Š‡ˆ‹‡Ž†„‘š†‹•’Žƒ›‡†‹ƒ…‘Ž‘”ǡ‡ƒ„Ž‡–Š‹•‘’–‹‘ǡ…Ž‹…–Š‡…‘Ž‘”•™ƒ–…Š‡š––‘‹–ǡ ƒ†…Š‘‘•‡ƒ…‘Ž‘”–Š‡•ƒ‡™ƒ››‘—†‘ˆ‘”–Š‡„‘”†‡”•ǤŠ‡–Š‡…Š‡…„‘š‹•†‹•Ǧ ƒ„Ž‡†ǡ–Š‡„ƒ…‰”‘—†ƒ’’‡ƒ”•–”ƒ•’ƒ”‡–Ǥ

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Line Thickness.’–‹‘•ƒ”‡–Š‡•ƒ‡ƒ•–Š‘•‡ƒ˜ƒ‹Žƒ„Ž‡ˆ‘”Ž‹”‡…–ƒ‰Ž‡•Ǥ‡Ž‡…– –Š‡’—ŽŽǦ†‘™‡—ƒ†…Š‘‘•‡ˆ”‘Š‹ǡ‡†‹—ǡ‘”Š‹…ǤŠ‡’—ŽŽǦ†‘™‡— ‹•‰”ƒ›‡†‘—–—Ž‡••›‘—ˆ‹”•–•‡Ž‡…–ƒ‘”†‡”‘Ž‘”Ǥ

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Line Style.‘—…ƒ…Š‘‘•‡ˆ”‘ˆ‹˜‡•–›Ž‡–›’‡•ˆ”‘–Š‡’—ŽŽǦ†‘™‡—ǤŠ‡‘Ž‹† ‘’–‹‘•Š‘™•–Š‡„‘”†‡”ƒ•ƒ‡›Ž‹‡ƒ––Š‡™‹†–Š•’‡…‹ˆ‹‡†‹–Š‡‹†–Š•‡––‹‰Ǥ ƒ•Š‡†•Š‘™•ƒ†ƒ•Š‡†Ž‹‡Ǣ‡˜‡Ž‡†ƒ’’‡ƒ”•ƒ•ƒ„‘š™‹–Šƒ„‡˜‡Ž‡†‡†‰‡Ǣ •‡– ƒ‡•–Š‡ˆ‹‡Ž†Ž‘‘”‡…‡••‡†Ǣƒ††‡”Ž‹‡‡Ž‹‹ƒ–‡•–Š‡‡›Ž‹‡ƒ†•Š‘™•ƒ —†‡”Ž‹‡ˆ‘”–Š‡–‡š–ƒ…”‘••–Š‡™‹†–Š‘ˆ–Š‡ˆ‹‡Ž†„‘šǤ‡‡ ‹‰—”‡͵ͲǤͳ͹ˆ‘”ƒ‡šƒǦ ’Ž‡‘ˆ–Š‡•‡•–›Ž‡–›’‡•Ǥ

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Font Size.‡’‡†‹‰‘–Š‡•‹œ‡‘ˆ–Š‡ˆ‘”ˆ‹‡Ž†•›‘—…”‡ƒ–‡ǡ›‘—ƒ›Šƒ˜‡ƒ‡‡† –‘…Š‘‘•‡ƒ†‹ˆˆ‡”‡–’‘‹–•‹œ‡ˆ‘”–Š‡–‡š–ǤŠ‡†‡ˆƒ—Ž–‹•—–‘ǡ™Š‹…Šƒ—–‘ƒ–‹…ƒŽŽ› ƒ†Œ—•–•’‘‹–•‹œ‡•ƒ……‘”†‹‰–‘–Š‡Š‡‹‰Š–‘ˆ–Š‡ˆ‹‡Ž†„‘šǤŠ‘‹…‡•ƒ”‡ƒ˜ƒ‹Žƒ„Ž‡ˆ‘” ƒ—ƒŽŽ›•‡––‹‰–Š‡’‘‹–•‹œ‡ˆ‘”–‡š–”ƒ‰‡•„‡–™‡‡ʹƒ†͵ͲͲ’‘‹–•Ǥ

FIGURE 30.17

Five choices for a border style are available in the Appearance tab when selecting from the Line Style pull-down menu.

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Text Color. ˆ›‘—‹†‡–‹ˆ›ƒ…‘Ž‘”ˆ‘”–‡š–„›•‡Ž‡…–‹‰–Š‡•™ƒ–…Šƒ†Œƒ…‡––‘‡š– ‘Ž‘”ǡ–Š‡ˆ‹‡Ž†…‘–‡–•–Š‡‡†—•‡”•—’’Ž‹‡•…Šƒ‰‡–‘–Š‡•‡Ž‡…–‡†…‘Ž‘”Ǥ

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Font. ”‘–Š‡’—ŽŽǦ†‘™‡—ǡ•‡Ž‡…–ƒˆ‘–ˆ‘”–Š‡ˆ‹‡Ž††ƒ–ƒǤŽŽ–Š‡ˆ‘–•‹•–ƒŽŽ‡† ‹›‘—”•›•–‡ƒ”‡ƒ……‡••‹„Ž‡ˆ”‘–Š‡’—ŽŽǦ†‘™‡—ǤŠ‡†‡•‹‰‹‰ˆ‘”•ˆ‘” •…”‡‡†‹•’Žƒ›•ǡ–”›–‘—•‡•ƒ••‡”‹ˆˆ‘–•ˆ‘”„‡––‡”•…”‡‡˜‹‡™•Ǥ

Š‡’’‡ƒ”ƒ…‡•‡––‹‰•ƒ”‡‹†‡–‹…ƒŽˆ‘”ƒŽŽˆ‹‡Ž†–›’‡•‡š…‡’–‹‰‹–ƒŽ‹‰ƒ–—”‡ˆ‹‡Ž†•ǡƒ†‹‘ —––‘ˆ‹‡Ž†•ǡŠ‡…‘šˆ‹‡Ž†•ǡƒ†ƒ”…‘†‡ˆ‹‡Ž†•ǤŠ‡ƒ†‹‘—––‘ƒ†Š‡…‘šˆ‹‡Ž†•—•‡ ˆ‹š‡†ˆ‘–•ˆ‘”†‹•’Žƒ›‹‰…Šƒ”ƒ…–‡”•‹–Š‡ˆ‹‡Ž†„‘šǤ‘—…Š‘‘•‡™Šƒ–…Šƒ”ƒ…–‡”•–‘—•‡‹–Š‡ ’–‹‘•–ƒ„ǤŠ‡…”‡ƒ–‹‰ƒ†‹‘—––‘ƒ†Š‡…‘šˆ‹‡Ž†•ǡ›‘—†‘ǯ–Šƒ˜‡ƒ…Š‘‹…‡ˆ‘” ‘–‹–Š‡’’‡ƒ”ƒ…‡’”‘’‡”–‹‡•Ǥ›†‡ˆƒ—Ž–ǡ–Š‡†‘„‡‹ˆ‘–‹•—•‡†Ǥ

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Exploring the Options properties ยŠย‡ย’ย–ย‹ย‘ยย•ย–ยƒย„ย’ย”ย‘ย˜ย‹ย†ย‡ย•ย•ย‡ยŽย‡ย…ย–ย‹ย‘ยย•ยˆย‘ย”ย•ย’ย‡ย…ย‹ยˆย‹ย…ยƒย–ย–ย”ย‹ย„ย—ย–ย‡ย•ยƒย…ย…ย‘ย”ย†ย‹ยย‰ย–ย‘ย–ยŠย‡ย–ย›ย’ย‡ย‘ยˆยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†ย•ย›ย‘ย— ยƒย†ย†ย–ย‘ยƒย’ยƒย‰ย‡วคย’ย–ย‹ย‘ยย•ยƒย”ย‡ยƒย˜ยƒย‹ยŽยƒย„ยŽย‡ยˆย‘ย”ยƒยŽยŽยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†ย•ย‡ยšย…ย‡ย’ย–ย–ยŠย‡ย‹ย‰ย‹ย–ยƒยŽย‹ย‰ยยƒย–ย—ย”ย‡ย•ยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†วคย’ย–ย‹ย‘ยย• ย–ยƒย„ยƒย–ย–ย”ย‹ย„ย—ย–ย‡ย•ยˆย‘ย”ย–ยŠย‡ย‘ย–ยŠย‡ย”ย•ย‹ยšยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†ย–ย›ย’ย‡ย•ย‹ยย…ยŽย—ย†ย‡ย‘ย’ย–ย‹ย‘ยย•ยˆย‘ย”ย–ย‡ยšย–วกย”ยƒย†ย‹ย‘ย„ย—ย–ย–ย‘ยย•วกย…ย‘ยย„ย‘ยƒยย† ยŽย‹ย•ย–ย„ย‘ยšย‡ย•วกยƒยย†ย„ย—ย–ย–ย‘ยย•วค

Looking at text options ยŠย‡ยย›ย‘ย—ย—ย•ย‡ย–ยŠย‡ย‡ยšย– ย‹ย‡ยŽย†ย–ย‘ย‘ยŽย–ย‘ย…ย”ย‡ยƒย–ย‡ยƒยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†ยƒยย†ย–ยŠย‡ยย…ยŽย‹ย…ยย–ยŠย‡ย’ย–ย‹ย‘ยย•ย–ยƒย„วกย–ยŠย‡ ย”ย‘ย’ย‡ย”ย–ย‹ย‡ย•ย™ย‹ยย†ย‘ย™ยƒย’ย’ย‡ยƒย”ย•วกยƒย•ย•ยŠย‘ย™ยย‹ย ย‹ย‰ย—ย”ย‡อตอฒวคอณอบวค

FIGURE 30.18

The Options settings in the Text Field Properties dialog box

ยƒย…ยŠย‘ยˆย–ยŠย‡ยˆย‘ยŽยŽย‘ย™ย‹ยย‰ยƒย–ย–ย”ย‹ย„ย—ย–ย‡ย•ย‡ย–ย–ย‹ยย‰ย•ย‹ย•ย‘ย’ย–ย‹ย‘ยยƒยŽย™ยŠย‡ยย…ย”ย‡ยƒย–ย‹ยย‰ย–ย‡ยšย–ยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†ย•วฃ l

Alignment.ยŠย‡ยŽย‹ย‰ยยย‡ยย–ย’ย—ยŽยŽวฆย†ย‘ย™ยยย‡ยย—ยŠยƒย•ย–ย™ย‘ยˆย—ยย…ย–ย‹ย‘ยย•วค ย‹ย”ย•ย–วกยƒยย›ย–ย‡ยšย– ย‡ยย–ย‡ย”ย‡ย†ย‹ยย–ยŠย‡ย‡ยˆยƒย—ยŽย–ยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†ย‹ย•ยƒยŽย‹ย‰ยย‡ย†ยƒย…ย…ย‘ย”ย†ย‹ยย‰ย–ย‘ย–ยŠย‡ย‘ย’ย–ย‹ย‘ยย›ย‘ย—ย•ย’ย‡ย…ย‹ยˆย›ยˆย”ย‘ยย–ยŠย‡ ย’ย—ยŽยŽวฆย†ย‘ย™ยยย‡ยย—ย…ยŠย‘ย‹ย…ย‡ย•วคยŽย‹ย‰ยยย‡ยย–ย…ยŠย‘ย‹ย…ย‡ย•ย‹ยย…ยŽย—ย†ย‡ย‡ยˆย–วกย‡ยย–ย‡ย”วกยƒยย†ย‹ย‰ยŠย–วคย‡ย…ย‘ยย†วก ย”ย‡ย‰ยƒย”ย†ยŽย‡ย•ย•ย‘ยˆย™ยŠย‡ย–ยŠย‡ย”ย–ย‡ยšย–ย‹ย•ย—ย•ย‡ย†ย‹ยย–ยŠย‡ย‡ยˆยƒย—ยŽย–ยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†วกย™ยŠย‡ยย–ยŠย‡ย‡ยย†ย—ย•ย‡ย”ยˆย‹ยŽยŽย•ย‘ย—ย–ย–ยŠย‡ ยˆย‘ย”ยย–ยŠย‡ย…ย—ย”ย•ย‘ย”ย‹ย•ย’ย‘ย•ย‹ย–ย‹ย‘ยย‡ย†ยƒย–ย–ยŠย‡ยƒยŽย‹ย‰ยยย‡ยย–ย•ย‡ยŽย‡ย…ย–ย‡ย†ยˆย”ย‘ยย–ยŠย‡ย’ย—ยŽยŽวฆย†ย‘ย™ยยย‡ยย— ย…ยŠย‘ย‹ย…ย‡ย•วคยŠย‡ย”ย‡ยˆย‘ย”ย‡วกย‹ยˆย›ย‘ย—ย•ย‡ยŽย‡ย…ย–ย‡ยย–ย‡ย”ยˆย”ย‘ยย–ยŠย‡ยŽย‹ย‰ยยย‡ยย–ย‘ย’ย–ย‹ย‘ยย•วกย–ยŠย‡ย–ย‡ยšย–ย‡ยย–ย‡ย”ย‡ย† ย™ยŠย‡ยยˆย‹ยŽยŽย‹ยย‰ย‘ย—ย–ย–ยŠย‡ยˆย‘ย”ยย‹ย•ย…ย‡ยย–ย‡ย”ย‡ย†ย™ย‹ย–ยŠย‹ยย–ยŠย‡ยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†ย„ย‘ยšวค

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Default Value.Š‡‡ˆƒ—Ž–ƒŽ—‡ˆ‹‡Ž†…ƒ„‡Ž‡ˆ–„Žƒǡ‘”›‘—…ƒ‡–‡”–‡š––Šƒ– ƒ’’‡ƒ”•‹–Š‡ˆ‹‡Ž†™Š‡˜‹‡™‹‰–Š‡ˆ‘”ǤŠ‡‡ˆƒ—Ž–‹–‡Šƒ•‘–Š‹‰–‘†‘™‹–Š –Š‡ƒ‡‘ˆ–Š‡ˆ‹‡Ž†ǤŠ‹•‘’–‹‘‹•—•‡†–‘’”‘˜‹†‡Š‡Ž’ˆ—Ž‹ˆ‘”ƒ–‹‘™Š‡–Š‡ —•‡”ˆ‹ŽŽ•‘—––Š‡ˆ‘”†ƒ–ƒǤ ˆ‘–‡š–‹•‡–‡”‡†‹–Š‡‡ˆƒ—Ž–ˆ‹‡Ž†ǡ™Š‡›‘—”‡–—” –‘–Š‡ˆ‘”ǡ–Š‡ˆ‹‡Ž†ƒ’’‡ƒ”•‡’–›Ǥ ˆ›‘—‡–‡”–‡š–‹–Š‡‡ˆƒ—Ž–ˆ‹‡Ž†ǡ–Š‡–‡š–›‘— ‡–‡”ƒ’’‡ƒ”•‹•‹†‡–Š‡ˆ‹‡Ž†„‘šƒ†…ƒ„‡†‡Ž‡–‡†ǡ‡†‹–‡†ǡ‘””‡’Žƒ…‡†Ǥ

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Multi-line. ˆ›‘—”–‡š–ˆ‹‡Ž†…‘–ƒ‹•‘”‡–Šƒ‘‡Ž‹‡‘ˆ–‡š–ǡ•‡Ž‡…––Š‡—Ž–‹ǦŽ‹‡ ‘’–‹‘ǤŠ‡›‘—’”‡••–Š‡‡–—”‡›ƒˆ–‡”‡–‡”‹‰ƒŽ‹‡‘ˆ–‡š–ǡ–Š‡…—”•‘”Œ—’• –‘–Š‡•‡…‘†Ž‹‡ǡ™Š‡”‡ƒ††‹–‹‘ƒŽ–‡š–‹•ƒ††‡†–‘–Š‡•ƒ‡ˆ‹‡Ž†Ǥ—Ž–‹ǦŽ‹‡–‡š– ˆ‹‡Ž†•‹‰Š–„‡—•‡†ǡˆ‘”‡šƒ’Ž‡ǡƒ•ƒƒ††”‡••ˆ‹‡Ž†–‘ƒ……‘‘†ƒ–‡ƒ•‡…‘† ƒ††”‡••Ž‹‡Ǥ

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Scrolling long text. ˆ—Ž–‹ǦŽ‹‡‹••‡Ž‡…–‡†ƒ†–‡š–‡–”‹‡•‡š…‡‡†–Š‡Š‡‹‰Š–‘ˆ–Š‡ ˆ‹‡Ž†ǡ›‘—ƒ›™ƒ––‘ƒ††•…”‘ŽŽ„ƒ”•–‘–Š‡ˆ‹‡Ž†Ǥƒ„Ž‡–Š‡…Š‡…„‘š–‘’‡”‹– —•‡”•–‘•…”‘ŽŽŽ‹‡•‘ˆ–‡š–Ǥ ˆ–Š‡…Š‡…„‘š‹•†‹•ƒ„Ž‡†ǡ—•‡”•™‘ǯ–„‡ƒ„Ž‡–‘•…”‘ŽŽǡ „—–ƒ•–‡š–‹•ƒ††‡†ǡƒ—–‘ƒ–‹…•…”‘ŽŽ‹‰ƒ……‘‘†ƒ–‡•–Š‡ƒ‘—–‘ˆ–‡š––›’‡†‹ –Š‡ˆ‹‡Ž†Ǥ

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Allow Rich Text Formatting.Š‡›‘—…Š‡…–Š‹•„‘šǡ—•‡”•…ƒ•–›Ž‡–‡š–™‹–Š „‘Ž†ǡ‹–ƒŽ‹…ǡƒ†„‘Ž†‹–ƒŽ‹…ˆ‘–•–›Ž‡•Ǥ‘—ƒ›™ƒ––‘‡ƒ„Ž‡–Š‡…Š‡…„‘š‹ˆ›‘— ™ƒ–—•‡”•–‘‡’Šƒ•‹œ‡ƒˆ‹‡Ž†ǯ•…‘–‡–•Ǥ

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Limit of [ ] characters.Š‡„‘šˆ‘”–Š‹•‘’–‹‘’”‘˜‹†‡•ˆ‘”—•‡”…Šƒ”ƒ…–‡”Ž‹‹–•ˆ‘” ƒ‰‹˜‡ˆ‹‡Ž†Ǥ ˆ›‘—™ƒ––Š‡—•‡”–‘ƒ††ƒ•–ƒ–‡˜ƒŽ—‡‘ˆ–™‘…Šƒ”ƒ…–‡”•ǡˆ‘”‡šƒ’Ž‡ǡ …Š‡…–Š‡„‘šƒ†–›’‡2‹–Š‡ˆ‹‡Ž†„‘šǤ ˆ–Š‡—•‡”ƒ––‡’–•–‘‰‘„‡›‘†–Š‡Ž‹‹–ǡ ƒ•›•–‡™ƒ”‹‰„‡‡’ƒŽ‡”–•–Š‡—•‡”–Šƒ–‘‘”‡–‡š–…ƒ„‡ƒ††‡†–‘–Š‡ˆ‹‡Ž†Ǥ

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Password.Š‡–Š‹•‘’–‹‘‹•‡ƒ„Ž‡†ǡƒŽŽ–Š‡–‡š–‡–‡”‡†‹–Š‡ˆ‹‡Ž†ƒ’’‡ƒ”•ƒ•ƒ •‡”‹‡•‘ˆƒ•–‡”‹••™Š‡–Š‡—•‡”ˆ‹ŽŽ•‹–Š‡ˆ‘”ǤŠ‡ˆ‹‡Ž†‹•‘–•‡…—”‡‹–Š‡•‡•‡ –Šƒ–›‘——•–Šƒ˜‡ƒ‰‹˜‡’ƒ••™‘”†–‘…‘’Ž‡–‡–Š‡ˆ‘”Ǣ‹–‡”‡Ž›’”‘–‡…–•–Š‡ †ƒ–ƒ‡–”›ˆ”‘„‡‹‰•‡‡„›ƒ‘Ž‘‘‡”Ǥ

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Field is used for file selection. Š‹•‘’–‹‘’‡”‹–•›‘—–‘•’‡…‹ˆ›ƒˆ‹Ž‡’ƒ–Šƒ•’ƒ”– ‘ˆ–Š‡ˆ‹‡Ž†ǯ•˜ƒŽ—‡ǤŠ‡ˆ‹Ž‡‹••—„‹––‡†ƒŽ‘‰™‹–Š–Š‡ˆ‘”†ƒ–ƒǤ‡…‡”–ƒ‹–‘ ‡ƒ„Ž‡–Š‡…”‘ŽŽ‹‰Ž‘‰–‡š–‘’–‹‘†‡•…”‹„‡†‡ƒ”Ž‹‡”‹–Š‹•Ž‹•––‘‡ƒ„Ž‡–Š‹• ‘’–‹‘Ǥ

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Check spelling.’‡ŽŽ…Š‡…‹‰‹•ƒ˜ƒ‹Žƒ„Ž‡ˆ‘”…‘‡–•ƒ†ˆ‘”ˆ‹‡Ž†•ǤŠ‡–Š‡ …Š‡…„‘š‹•‡ƒ„Ž‡†ǡ–Š‡ˆ‹‡Ž†‹•‹…Ž—†‡†‹ƒ•’‡ŽŽ…Š‡…ǤŠ‹•…ƒ„‡Š‡Ž’ˆ—Ž•‘–Š‡ •’‡ŽŽǦ…Š‡…‡”†‘‡•ǯ–‰‡–…ƒ—‰Š–—’™‹–Š•–‘’’‹‰ƒ–’”‘’‡”ƒ‡•ǡ—‹“—‡‹†‡–‹ˆ‹Ǧ ‡”•ǡƒ†ƒ„„”‡˜‹ƒ–‹‘•–Šƒ–ƒ›„‡‹…Ž—†‡†‹–Š‘•‡ˆ‹‡Ž†•Ǥ

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Comb of [ ] characters. Š‡›‘—…”‡ƒ–‡ƒ–‡š–ˆ‹‡Ž†„‘šƒ†‡ƒ„Ž‡–Š‹•…Š‡…„‘šǡ …”‘„ƒ–ƒ—–‘ƒ–‹…ƒŽŽ›…”‡ƒ–‡•ƒ–‡š–ˆ‹‡Ž†„‘š™‹–Š’”‡•‡–•’ƒ…‹‰ƒ……‘”†‹‰–‘–Š‡ ˜ƒŽ—‡›‘—•—’’Ž›‹–Š‡Šƒ”ƒ…–‡”•ˆ‹‡Ž†„‘šǤ ‘”‡šƒ’Ž‡ǡ‹ˆ›‘—•‡––Š‡˜ƒŽ—‡‘ˆ–Š‡ …Šƒ”ƒ…–‡”•–‘͹ǡ–Š‡•’ƒ…‹‰„‡–™‡‡–Š‡…Šƒ”ƒ…–‡”•™Š‡†ƒ–ƒ‹•ƒ††‡†–‘–Š‡ˆ‘” •’ƒ…‡•–Š‡…Šƒ”ƒ…–‡”•‡“—‹†‹•–ƒ––‘ˆ‹–•‡˜‡…Šƒ”ƒ…–‡”•ˆ‘”–Š‡ˆ‹‡Ž†•‹œ‡Ǥ‡––‹‰ƒ Ž‘™‡”˜ƒŽ—‡ƒ††•‘”‡•’ƒ…‡„‡–™‡‡…Šƒ”ƒ…–‡”•ǡƒ†ƒ††‹‰Š‹‰Š‡”˜ƒŽ—‡•”‡†—…‡• •’ƒ…‡„‡–™‡‡…Šƒ”ƒ…–‡”•Ǥ  ‹‰—”‡͵ͲǤͳͻ›‘—…ƒ•‡‡ƒ…‘„ˆ‹‡Ž††‡•‹‰‡†ˆ‘”

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FIGURE 30.19

A comb field designed for seven characters

Note Comb fields are limited to single characters. If you need to create comb fields where two characters are contained in each subdivision, you need to create separate field boxes for each pair of characters. n

Tip When you create a new form and use auto field detection, Acrobat can pick up comb fields and format them properly. Be certain to carefully design comb fields with hatch marks spaced the same height and distance in your authoring program, and you’ll find Acrobat doing a good job in formatting the fields as comb fields. If hatch mark line widths, distances, or sizes vary, Acrobat won’t recognize the fields as comb fields. n

Selecting check box and radio button options Š‡…„‘š‡•ƒ†”ƒ†‹‘„—––‘•Šƒ˜‡•‹‹Žƒ”’–‹‘•ƒ––”‹„—–‡…Š‘‹…‡•ǤŠ‡›‘—•‡Ž‡…–‡‹–Š‡” ˆ‹‡Ž†ƒ†…Ž‹…–Š‡’–‹‘•–ƒ„ǡ–Š‡•‡––‹‰•…‘‘–‘„‘–Šˆ‹‡Ž†–›’‡•‹…Ž—†‡ǣ l

Button/Check Box Style. ˆƒ”ƒ†‹‘„—––‘‹••‡Ž‡…–‡†ǡ–Š‡–‹–Ž‡‹•—––‘–›Ž‡ƒ• •Š‘™‹ ‹‰—”‡͵ͲǤʹͲǤ ˆ–Š‡ˆ‹‡Ž†‹•ƒ…Š‡…„‘šǡ–Š‡–‹–Ž‡‹•Ž‹•–‡†ƒ•Š‡…‘š–›Ž‡Ǥ ”‘–Š‡’—ŽŽǦ†‘™‡—ǡ›‘—•‡Ž‡…––Š‡•–›Ž‡›‘—™ƒ––‘—•‡ˆ‘”–Š‡…Š‡…ƒ” ‹•‹†‡–Š‡”ƒ†‹‘„—––‘‘”…Š‡…„‘šˆ‹‡Ž†Ǥ

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Button/Export Value. Š‡…”‡ƒ–‹‰‡‹–Š‡”ƒ…Š‡…„‘š‘””ƒ†‹‘„—––‘ǡ—•‡–Š‡ •ƒ‡ˆ‹‡Ž†ƒ‡ˆ‘”ƒŽŽˆ‹‡Ž†•‹ƒ…‘‘‰”‘—’™Š‡”‡›‘—™ƒ–‘‡”ƒ†‹‘„—––‘Ȁ …Š‡…„‘š‡ƒ„Ž‡†™Š‹Ž‡ƒŽŽ–Š‡‘–Š‡””ƒ†‹‘„—––‘•Ȁ…Š‡…„‘š‡•ƒ”‡†‹•ƒ„Ž‡†Ǥ‘†‹•Ǧ –‹‰—‹•Š–Š‡ˆ‹‡Ž†•ˆ”‘‡ƒ…Š‘–Š‡”ǡƒ††ƒ—––‘–›Ž‡ȋ”ƒ†‹‘„—––‘•Ȍš’‘”–ƒŽ—‡ ȋ…Š‡…„‘š‡•Ȍ–Šƒ–†‹ˆˆ‡”•‹‡ƒ…Šˆ‹‡Ž†„‘šǤ‘—…ƒ—•‡‡š’‘”–˜ƒŽ—‡••—…Šƒ•‡•ƒ† ‘‘”‘–Š‡”–‡š–ǡ‘”—„‡”˜ƒŽ—‡••—…Šƒ•ͳǡʹǡ͵ǡͶǡƒ†•‘‘Ǥ

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FIGURE 30.20

You can choose various options for radio buttons and check boxes, including those for the style of the check marks or radio buttons.



Š‡…”‡ƒ–‹‘‘ˆ”ƒ†‹‘„—––‘•ƒ†…Š‡…„‘š‡•‘…”‘„ƒ–ˆ‘”•Šƒ•„‡‡…‘ˆ—•‹‰ –‘ƒ›—•‡”•ǡƒ†—•‡”•‘ˆ–‡‹ƒ’’”‘’”‹ƒ–‡Ž›…”‡ƒ–‡™‘”ƒ”‘—†•ˆ‘”…Š‡…„‘š‡• ƒ†”ƒ†‹‘„—––‘•–‘–‘‰‰Ž‡–Š‡‘ƒ†‘ˆˆǤ‘Š‡Ž’‡Ž‹‹ƒ–‡…‘ˆ—•‹‘ǡ‘–‹…‡–Š‡ ’–‹‘•’”‘’‡”–‹‡•‹ ‹‰—”‡͵ͲǤʹͲ‹…Ž—†‡ƒŠ‡Ž’‡••ƒ‰‡‹ˆ‘”‹‰›‘—–‘ƒ‡ ˆ‹‡Ž†•–Š‡•ƒ‡ƒ‡„—–—•‡†‹ˆˆ‡”‡–‡š’‘”–˜ƒŽ—‡•Ǥ

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Button/Check box is checked by default. ˆ›‘—™ƒ–ƒ†‡ˆƒ—Ž–˜ƒŽ—‡–‘„‡ƒ’’Ž‹‡† ˆ‘”‡‹–Š‡”ˆ‹‡Ž†–›’‡ȋˆ‘”‡šƒ’Ž‡ǡ‡•Ȍǡ‡–‡”–Š‡‡š’‘”–˜ƒŽ—‡ƒ†•‡Ž‡…––Š‡„‘š–‘ ƒ‡–Š‡˜ƒŽ—‡–Š‡†‡ˆƒ—Ž–Ǥ‡†‹•–‹…–‹‘ƒ’’‡ƒ”•‹–Š‡’–‹‘•†‹ƒŽ‘‰„‘š „‡–™‡‡”ƒ†‹‘„—––‘•ƒ†…Š‡…„‘š‡•ǤŠ‡•‡…‘†…Š‡…„‘š‹–Š‡”ƒ†‹‘„—––‘ ’”‘’‡”–‹‡•‹•—‹“—‡–‘”ƒ†‹‘„—––‘•Ǥ

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Buttons with the same name and value are selected in unison (applies to radio buttons only). ‘”†ƒ–ƒ‡š’‘”–’—”’‘•‡•ǡ›‘—ǯŽŽ™ƒ––‘ƒ††ƒ†‹ˆˆ‡”‡–„—––‘Ȁ ‡š’‘”–˜ƒŽ—‡ˆ‘”‡ƒ…Š”ƒ†‹‘„—––‘ƒ†…Š‡…„‘šǤ ˆ›‘—†‘ǯ–‡‡†–‘‡š’‘”–†ƒ–ƒ–‘ ƒ†ƒ–ƒ„ƒ•‡™‹–Š—‹“—‡‡š’‘”–˜ƒŽ—‡•ˆ‘”‡ƒ…Š”ƒ†‹‘„—––‘ǡ›‘—…ƒƒ††”ƒ†‹‘„—–Ǧ –‘•–‘ƒ’ƒ‰‡™‹–Š–Š‡•ƒ‡‡š’‘”–˜ƒŽ—‡•ƒ†ǡ„›†‡ˆƒ—Ž–ǡ™Š‡ƒ—•‡”…Ž‹…•‘‡ ”ƒ†‹‘„—––‘ƒŽŽ‘–Š‡””ƒ†‹‘„—––‘•ƒ”‡†‹•ƒ„Ž‡†Ǥ ˆ›‘—™ƒ–ƒŽŽ”ƒ†‹‘„—––‘•–‘„‡ •‡Ž‡…–‡†™Š‡…Ž‹…‹‰‘‡„—––‘‹ƒ‰”‘—’Šƒ˜‹‰–Š‡•ƒ‡ƒ‡ƒ†‡š’‘”–˜ƒŽ—‡ǡ …Š‡…–Š‹•…Š‡…„‘šǤ

Š‡—––‘ȀŠ‡…‘š–›Ž‡•‡Ž‡…–‹‘ˆ”‘–Š‡’—ŽŽǦ†‘™‡—‹„‘–Šˆ‹‡Ž†–›’‡•’”‘˜‹†‡• ‹†‡–‹…ƒŽƒ’’‡ƒ”ƒ…‡•ǤŠ‡•–›Ž‡•ƒ”‡•Š‘™‹ ‹‰—”‡͵ͲǤʹͳǤ

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FIGURE 30.21

Six icon options are available for check boxes and radio buttons.

Choosing combo box and list box options ‘„‘„‘š‡•‡ƒ„Ž‡›‘—–‘…”‡ƒ–‡ˆ‘”ˆ‹‡Ž†•™‹–ŠƒŽ‹•–‘ˆ•‡Ž‡…–‹‘•ƒ’’‡ƒ”‹‰‹ƒ’—ŽŽǦ †‘™™‹†‘™ǤŠ‡—•‡”…‘’Ž‡–‹‰ƒˆ‘”ƒ‡•ƒ•‡Ž‡…–‹‘ˆ”‘–Š‡‡—‹–‡•Ǥ ˆƒŽŽ ‹–‡•ƒ”‡‘–˜‹•‹„Ž‡ǡ–Š‡‡—…‘–ƒ‹••…”‘ŽŽ„ƒ”•ƒ†‡˜‹•‹„Ž‡ƒˆ–‡”•‡Ž‡…–‹‰–Š‡†‘™Ǧ ’‘‹–‹‰ƒ””‘™–‘‘’‡–Š‡‡—ǤŽ‹•–„‘š‹•†‡•‹‰‡†ƒ•ƒ•…”‘ŽŽƒ„Ž‡™‹†‘™™‹–Šƒ‡Ž‡˜ƒǦ –‘”„ƒ”ƒ†ƒ””‘™•ƒ•›‘—•‡‡‹ƒ—–Š‘”‹‰ƒ’’Ž‹…ƒ–‹‘†‘…—‡–•ǡƒ••Š‘™‹ ‹‰—”‡͵ͲǤʹʹǤ

FIGURE 30.22

View the combo box items by clicking the down arrow. After you open the menu, the scroll bars become visible. List boxes enable users to select multiple items in the scrollable window.

Š‡–™‘ˆ‹‡Ž†–›’‡•†‹ˆˆ‡”‹•‡˜‡”ƒŽ™ƒ›•Ǥ ‹”•–ǡ…‘„‘„‘š‡•”‡“—‹”‡Ž‡•••’ƒ…‡ˆ‘”–Š‡ˆ‘” ˆ‹‡Ž†ǤŠ‡…‘„‘„‘š‡—†”‘’•†‘™ˆ”‘ƒƒ””‘™ˆ‹‡Ž†Š‡‹‰Š–™Š‡”‡–Š‡‡—‘’–‹‘• ƒ”‡•Š‘™Ǥ‹•–„‘š‡•”‡“—‹”‡‘”‡Š‡‹‰Š––‘ƒ‡–Š‡ˆ—…–‹‘ƒŽ–‘–Š‡’‘‹–™Š‡”‡ƒ– Ž‡ƒ•––™‘‘”–Š”‡‡‘’–‹‘•ƒ”‡‹˜‹‡™„‡ˆ‘”‡–Š‡—•‡”ƒ––‡’–•–‘•…”‘ŽŽ–Š‡™‹†‘™Ǥ‡…‘†ǡ ›‘—…ƒ•‡Ž‡…–‘Ž›‘‡‡—‘’–‹‘ˆ”‘ƒ…‘„‘„‘šǤ‹•–„‘š‡•‡ƒ„Ž‡—•‡”•–‘•‡Ž‡…–—ŽǦ –‹’Ž‡‹–‡•Ǥ ‹ƒŽŽ›ǡ…‘„‘„‘š‡•…ƒ„‡†‡•‹‰‡†ˆ‘”—•‡”•–‘ƒ††–‡š–ˆ‘”ƒ…—•–‘…Š‘‹…‡„›

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FIGURE 30.23

The Options settings for list boxes have common properties also found in combo boxes.

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Item.ย‘ย—ย‡ยย–ย‡ย”ย–ยŠย‡ยยƒยย‡ย‘ยˆยƒยย‡ยย–ย”ย›ย›ย‘ย—ย™ยƒยย–ย–ย‘ยƒย’ย’ย‡ยƒย”ย‹ยย–ยŠย‡ย•ย…ย”ย‘ยŽยŽยƒย„ยŽย‡ยŽย‹ย•ย–ย‹ยย–ยŠย‹ย• ยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†วค

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Export Value.ยŠย‡ยย–ยŠย‡ย†ยƒย–ยƒยƒย”ย‡ย‡ยšย’ย‘ย”ย–ย‡ย†วกย–ยŠย‡ยยƒยย‡ย›ย‘ย—ย‡ยย–ย‡ย”ย‹ยย–ยŠย‹ย•ยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†ย„ย‘ยšย‹ย•ย–ยŠย‡ ย‡ยšย’ย‘ย”ย–ย‡ย†ย˜ยƒยŽย—ย‡วค ยˆย–ยŠย‡ยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†ย‹ย•ยŽย‡ยˆย–ย„ยŽยƒยยวกย–ยŠย‡ย‡ยšย’ย‘ย”ย–ย‡ย†ย˜ยƒยŽย—ย‡ย‹ย•ย–ยŠย‡ยยƒยย‡ย—ย•ย‡ย†ย‹ยย–ยŠย‡ ย‹ย–ย‡ยย†ย‡ย•ย…ย”ย‹ย’ย–ย‹ย‘ยย–ย›ย’ย‡ย†ย‹ยย–ยŠย‡ ย–ย‡ยยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†วค ยˆย›ย‘ย—ย™ยƒยย–ย†ย‹ยˆยˆย‡ย”ย‡ยย–ย‡ยšย’ย‘ย”ย–ย˜ยƒยŽย—ย‡ย•ย–ยŠยƒยย–ยŠย‡ ยยƒยย‡ย†ย‡ย•ย…ย”ย‹ย’ย–ย‹ย‘ยย•วกย–ย›ย’ย‡ยƒย˜ยƒยŽย—ย‡ย‹ยย–ยŠย‹ย•ยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†ย„ย‘ยšวคย•ยƒยย‡ยšยƒยย’ยŽย‡วกย•ย—ย’ย’ย‘ย•ย‡ย›ย‘ย—ย…ย”ย‡ยƒย–ย‡ย† ยƒย…ย‘ยย•ย—ยย‡ย”ย•ยƒย–ย‹ย•ยˆยƒย…ย–ย‹ย‘ยย•ย—ย”ย˜ย‡ย›ยˆย‘ย”ยวค ยย–ยŠยƒย–ยˆย‘ย”ยวกย–ยŠย‡ย—ย•ย‡ย”ย…ยƒยย…ยŠย‘ย‘ย•ย‡ยˆย”ย‘ยยŽย‹ย•ย–ย‹ย–ย‡ยย• ย•ย—ย…ยŠยƒย•ย‡ย”ย›ยƒย–ย‹ย•ยˆย‹ย‡ย†วกยƒย–ย‹ย•ยˆย‹ย‡ย†วกยƒยย†ยย•ยƒย–ย‹ย•ยˆย‹ย‡ย†วกยƒยย†ย›ย‘ย—วฏย˜ย‡ย•ย’ย‡ย…ย‹ยˆย‹ย‡ย†ย–ยŠย‡ย‡ยšย’ย‘ย”ย–ย˜ยƒยŽวฆ ย—ย‡ย•ยˆย‘ย”ย–ยŠย‡ย•ย‡ย‹ย–ย‡ยย•ย–ย‘ย„ย‡อณวกอดวกยƒยย†อตวกย”ย‡ย•ย’ย‡ย…ย–ย‹ย˜ย‡ยŽย›วคยŠย‡ยย–ยŠย‡ย†ยƒย–ยƒยƒย”ย‡ยƒยยƒยŽย›ยœย‡ย†วกย–ยŠย‡

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Add.ยˆย–ย‡ย”ย›ย‘ย—ย‡ยย–ย‡ย”ย–ยŠย‡ ย–ย‡ยยƒยย†ยšย’ย‘ย”ย–ยƒยŽย—ย‡ย•วกย…ยŽย‹ย…ยย–ยŠย‡ย†ย†ย„ย—ย–ย–ย‘ยย–ย‘ย’ยŽยƒย…ย‡ย–ยŠย‡ ย‹ย–ย‡ยย‹ยย–ยŠย‡ ย–ย‡ยย‹ย•ย–วคยˆย–ย‡ย”ยƒย†ย†ย‹ยย‰ยƒยย‹ย–ย‡ยวกย›ย‘ย—ย…ยƒยย”ย‡ย–ย—ย”ยย–ย‘ย–ยŠย‡ ย–ย‡ยยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†ยƒยย†ย–ย›ย’ย‡ยƒ ยย‡ย™ย‹ย–ย‡ยย‹ยย–ยŠย‡ยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†ย„ย‘ยšยƒยย†วกย‹ยย–ย—ย”ยวกยƒยย‡ย™ย‡ยšย’ย‘ย”ย–ย˜ยƒยŽย—ย‡วค

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Delete. ยˆยƒยย‹ย–ย‡ยยŠยƒย•ย„ย‡ย‡ยยƒย†ย†ย‡ย†ย–ย‘ย–ยŠย‡ยŽย‹ย•ย–ยƒยย†ย›ย‘ย—ย™ยƒยย–ย–ย‘ย†ย‡ยŽย‡ย–ย‡ย‹ย–วกยˆย‹ย”ย•ย–ย•ย‡ยŽย‡ย…ย–ย–ยŠย‡ ย‹ย–ย‡ยย‹ยย–ยŠย‡ยŽย‹ย•ย–วคยŽย‹ย…ยย–ยŠย‡ย‡ยŽย‡ย–ย‡ย„ย—ย–ย–ย‘ยย–ย‘ย”ย‡ยย‘ย˜ย‡ย‹ย–ยˆย”ย‘ยย–ยŠย‡ยŽย‹ย•ย–วค

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Up/Down. ย–ย‡ยย•ยƒย”ย‡ย’ยŽยƒย…ย‡ย†ย‹ยย–ยŠย‡ยŽย‹ย•ย–ยƒย…ย…ย‘ย”ย†ย‹ยย‰ย–ย‘ย–ยŠย‡ย‘ย”ย†ย‡ย”ย‹ยย™ยŠย‹ย…ยŠย–ยŠย‡ย›ยƒย”ย‡ ย‡ยย–ย‡ย”ย‡ย†วคยŠย‡ย‘ย”ย†ย‡ย”ย†ย‹ย•ย’ยŽยƒย›ย‡ย†ย‹ยย–ยŠย‡ยŽย‹ย•ย–ย‹ย•ย•ยŠย‘ย™ยย‹ยย–ยŠย‡ย…ย‘ยย„ย‘ย„ย‘ยšย‘ย”ยŽย‹ย•ย–ย„ย‘ยšย™ยŠย‡ย ย›ย‘ย—ย”ย‡ย–ย—ย”ยย–ย‘ย–ยŠย‡ย†ย‘ย…ย—ยย‡ยย–ย’ยƒย‰ย‡วค ยˆย›ย‘ย—ย™ยƒยย–ย–ย‘ย”ย‡ย‘ย”ย‰ยƒยย‹ยœย‡ย‹ย–ย‡ยย•วกย•ย‡ยŽย‡ย…ย–ย–ยŠย‡ย‹ย–ย‡ยย‹ย ย–ยŠย‡ยŽย‹ย•ย–ยƒยย†ย…ยŽย‹ย…ยย–ยŠย‡ย’ย‘ย”ย‘ย™ยย„ย—ย–ย–ย‘ยย–ย‘ยย‘ย˜ย‡ย‘ยย‡ยŽย‡ย˜ย‡ยŽย—ย’ย‘ย”ย†ย‘ย™ยวกย”ย‡ย•ย’ย‡ย…ย–ย‹ย˜ย‡ยŽย›วค ย‘ย‡ยยƒย„ยŽย‡ย–ยŠย‡ย’ยƒยย†ย‘ย™ยย„ย—ย–ย–ย‘ยย•วกย–ยŠย‡ย‘ย”ย– ย–ย‡ยย•ย‘ย’ย–ย‹ย‘ยยย—ย•ย–ย„ย‡ย†ย‹ย•ยƒย„ยŽย‡ย†วค

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Sort items.ยŠย‡ยย…ยŠย‡ย…ยย‡ย†วกย–ยŠย‡ยŽย‹ย•ย–ย‹ย•ยƒยŽย’ยŠยƒย„ย‡ย–ย‹ย…ยƒยŽยŽย›ย•ย‘ย”ย–ย‡ย†ย‹ยยƒย•ย…ย‡ยย†ย‹ยย‰ย‘ย”ย†ย‡ย”วคย• ยย‡ย™ย‹ย–ย‡ยย•ยƒย”ย‡ยƒย†ย†ย‡ย†ย–ย‘ย–ยŠย‡ยŽย‹ย•ย–วกย–ยŠย‡ยย‡ย™ยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†ย•ยƒย”ย‡ย†ย›ยยƒยย‹ย…ยƒยŽยŽย›ย•ย‘ย”ย–ย‡ย†ย™ยŠย‹ยŽย‡ย–ยŠย‡ ย‘ย’ย–ย‹ย‘ยย‹ย•ย‡ยยƒย„ยŽย‡ย†วค

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Multiple selection (List box only).ยย›ยย—ยย„ย‡ย”ย‘ยˆย‘ย’ย–ย‹ย‘ยย•ย…ยƒยย„ย‡ย•ย‡ยŽย‡ย…ย–ย‡ย†ย„ย›ย—ย•ย‹ยย‰ ยย‘ย†ย‹ยˆย‹ย‡ย”ยย‡ย›ย•ยƒยย†ย…ยŽย‹ย…ยย‹ยย‰ย‘ยย–ยŠย‡ยŽย‹ย•ย–ย‹ย–ย‡ยย•วคย•ย‡ยŠย‹ยˆย–ฮชย…ยŽย‹ย…ยยˆย‘ย”ย…ย‘ยย–ย‹ย‰ย—ย‘ย—ย•ย•ย‡ยŽย‡ย…ย–ย‹ย‘ยย• ยƒยย†ย–ย”ยŽศ€ร”ฮชย…ยŽย‹ย…ยยˆย‘ย”ยย‘ยย…ย‘ยย–ย‹ย‰ย—ย‘ย—ย•ย•ย‡ยŽย‡ย…ย–ย‹ย‘ยย•วคยŠย‹ย•ย‘ย’ย–ย‹ย‘ยยƒย’ย’ยŽย‹ย‡ย•ย‘ยยŽย›ย–ย‘ยŽย‹ย•ย–ย„ย‘ยšย‡ย•วค

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Commit selected value immediately.ยŠย‡ย…ยŠย‘ย‹ย…ย‡ยยƒย†ย‡ย‹ยย–ยŠย‡ยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†ย„ย‘ยšย‹ย•ย•ยƒย˜ย‡ย† ย‹ยยย‡ย†ย‹ยƒย–ย‡ยŽย›วค ยˆย–ยŠย‡ย…ยŠย‡ย…ยย„ย‘ยšย‹ย•ย†ย‹ย•ยƒย„ยŽย‡ย†วกย–ยŠย‡ย…ยŠย‘ย‹ย…ย‡ย‹ย•ย•ยƒย˜ย‡ย†ยƒยˆย–ย‡ย”ย–ยŠย‡ย—ย•ย‡ย”ย‡ยšย‹ย–ย•ย–ยŠย‡ ยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†ย„ย›ย–ยƒย„ย„ย‹ยย‰ย‘ย—ย–ย‘ย”ย…ยŽย‹ย…ยย‹ยย‰ย–ยŠย‡ยย‘ย—ย•ย‡ย…ย—ย”ย•ย‘ย”ย‘ยยƒยย‘ย–ยŠย‡ย”ยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†ย‘ย”ย‘ย—ย–ย•ย‹ย†ย‡ย–ยŠย‡ยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†วค

ย‹ย–ยŠย–ยŠย‡ย‡ยšย…ย‡ย’ย–ย‹ย‘ยย‘ยˆย–ยŠย‡ยย—ยŽย–ย‹ย’ยŽย‡ย•ย‡ยŽย‡ย…ย–ย‹ย‘ยย‹ย–ย‡ยวกย–ยŠย‡ย’ย”ย‡ย…ย‡ย†ย‹ยย‰ย‘ย’ย–ย‹ย‘ยย•ยƒย”ย‡ยƒยŽย•ย‘ยƒย˜ยƒย‹ยŽยƒย„ยŽย‡ยˆย‘ย” ย…ย‘ยย„ย‘ย„ย‘ยšย‡ย•วค ยยƒย†ย†ย‹ย–ย‹ย‘ยย–ย‘ย–ยŠย‡ย•ย‡ย‘ย’ย–ย‹ย‘ยย•วกย…ย‘ยย„ย‘ย„ย‘ยšย‡ย•ย‘ยˆยˆย‡ย”ย–ย™ย‘ยย‘ย”ย‡ย‹ย–ย‡ยย•ย–ยŠยƒย–ย‹ยย…ยŽย—ย†ย‡วฃ l

Allow user to enter custom text.ยŠย‡ย‹ย–ย‡ยย•ยŽย‹ย•ย–ย‡ย†ย‹ยย–ยŠย‡ย’ย–ย‹ย‘ยย•ย–ยƒย„ยƒย”ย‡ยˆย‹ยšย‡ย†ย‹ยย–ยŠย‡ ย…ย‘ยย„ย‘ย„ย‘ยšย‘ยย–ยŠย‡ย…ย”ย‘ย„ยƒย–ยˆย‘ย”ยย„ย›ย†ย‡ยˆยƒย—ยŽย–วค ยˆย–ยŠย‹ย•ย…ยŠย‡ย…ยย„ย‘ยšย‹ย•ย‡ยยƒย„ยŽย‡ย†วกย–ยŠย‡ย—ย•ย‡ย”ย…ยƒย ย…ย”ย‡ยƒย–ย‡ยƒย…ย—ย•ย–ย‘ยย˜ยƒยŽย—ย‡วคย…ย”ย‘ย„ยƒย–ยยƒยย‡ย•ยย‘ย’ย”ย‘ย˜ย‹ย•ย‹ย‘ยยˆย‘ย”ย•ย‘ยย‡ย‹ย–ย‡ยย•ย–ย‘ย„ย‡ย‡ย†ย‹ย–ย‡ย†วกยƒยย† ย‘ย–ยŠย‡ย”ย•ยƒย”ย‡ยŽย‘ย…ยย‡ย†ย‘ย—ย–ยˆย”ย‘ยย‡ย†ย‹ย–ย‹ยย‰วค

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Check spelling. ย’ย‡ยŽยŽวฆย…ยŠย‡ย…ยย‹ยย‰ย‹ย•ย’ย‡ย”ยˆย‘ย”ยย‡ย†ย™ยŠย‡ยยƒย—ย•ย‡ย”ย–ย›ย’ย‡ย•ย‹ยยƒย…ย—ย•ย–ย‘ยย˜ยƒยŽย—ย‡วคย• ย–ย‡ยšย–ย‹ย•ย–ย›ย’ย‡ย†วกย–ยŠย‡ย•ย’ย‡ยŽยŽย‹ยย‰ย‹ย•ย…ยŠย‡ย…ยย‡ย†วค

Selecting button options ย—ย–ย–ย‘ยย•ย†ย‹ยˆยˆย‡ย”ยˆย”ย‘ยยƒยŽยŽย‘ย–ยŠย‡ย”ยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†ย•ย™ยŠย‡ยย‹ย–ย…ย‘ยย‡ย•ย–ย‘ยƒย’ย’ย‡ยƒย”ยƒยย…ย‡วคย‘ย—ย…ยƒยย…ย”ย‡ยƒย–ย‡ยƒยย†ย—ย•ย‡ย…ย—ย•วฆ ย–ย‘ยย‹ย…ย‘ยย•ยˆย‘ย”ย„ย—ย–ย–ย‘ยย†ย‹ย•ย’ยŽยƒย›ย•ยˆย”ย‘ย ย†ย‘ย…ย—ยย‡ยย–ย•ย‘ย”ยˆย‹ยŽย‡ย–ย›ย’ย‡ย•ย…ย‘ยย’ยƒย–ย‹ย„ยŽย‡ย™ย‹ย–ยŠย‘ยย˜ย‡ย”ย–ย–ย‘  ยˆย”ย‘ย ย‹ยŽย‡วคยƒย–ยŠย‡ย”ย–ยŠยƒยย‡ยย–ย‡ย”ย‹ยย‰ย†ยƒย–ยƒย‘ย”ย–ย‘ย‰ย‰ยŽย‹ยย‰ยƒย†ยƒย–ยƒยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†วกย„ย—ย–ย–ย‘ยย•ย–ย›ย’ย‹ย…ยƒยŽยŽย›ย‡ยšย‡ย…ย—ย–ย‡ยƒย ยƒย…ย–ย‹ย‘ยวคย‘ย—ยย‹ย‰ยŠย–ย—ย•ย‡ยƒย„ย—ย–ย–ย‘ยย–ย‘ย…ยŽย‡ยƒย”ยƒยˆย‘ย”ยวกย‡ยšย’ย‘ย”ย–ย†ยƒย–ยƒวกย‹ยย’ย‘ย”ย–ย†ยƒย–ยƒยˆย”ย‘ยยƒย†ยƒย–ยƒยˆย‹ยŽย‡วกย‘ย” ย—ย•ย‡ย„ย—ย–ย–ย‘ยย•ยƒย•ยยƒย˜ย‹ย‰ยƒย–ย‹ย‘ยยŽย‹ยยย•วคยŠย‡ยย›ย‘ย—ยƒย†ย†ยƒย„ย—ย–ย–ย‘ยย–ย‘ยƒย’ยƒย‰ย‡วกย–ยŠย‡ย’ย–ย‹ย‘ยย•ย–ยƒย„ยƒย–ย–ย”ย‹ย„ย—ย–ย‡ย• ย…ยŠยƒยย‰ย‡ย–ย‘ย–ยŠย‘ย•ย‡ย•ยŠย‘ย™ยย‹ย ย‹ย‰ย—ย”ย‡อตอฒวคอดอถวค

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Chapter 30: Understanding Acrobat Form Tools

FIGURE 30.24

The Options tab for the Button field properties includes options for button face displays and several different mouse behaviors.

ยŠย‡ยย›ย‘ย—ย…ย”ย‡ยƒย–ย‡ยƒย„ย—ย–ย–ย‘ยวกย›ย‘ย—ยยƒยย‡ย…ยŠย‘ย‹ย…ย‡ย•ยˆย”ย‘ยย–ยŠย‡ย’ย–ย‹ย‘ยย•ย–ยƒย„ยˆย‘ย”ย–ยŠย‡ยŠย‹ย‰ยŠยŽย‹ย‰ยŠย–ย˜ย‹ย‡ย™ย‘ยˆ ย–ยŠย‡ย„ย—ย–ย–ย‘ยวกย–ยŠย‡ย„ย‡ยŠยƒย˜ย‹ย‘ย”ย‘ยˆย–ยŠย‡ยย‘ย—ย•ย‡ย…ย—ย”ย•ย‘ย”วกยƒยย†ย–ยŠย‡ย–ย‡ยšย–ยƒยย†ย‹ย…ย‘ยย˜ย‹ย‡ย™ย•วคยŠย‡ย’ย–ย‹ย‘ยย•ยƒย–ย–ย”ย‹วฆ ย„ย—ย–ย‡ย•ยˆย‘ย”ย„ย—ย–ย–ย‘ยย•ยƒย”ย‡ยƒย•ยˆย‘ยŽยŽย‘ย™ย•วฃ l

Layout.ย‡ย˜ย‡ย”ยƒยŽย˜ย‹ย‡ย™ย•ยƒย”ย‡ยƒย˜ยƒย‹ยŽยƒย„ยŽย‡ยˆย‘ย”ย†ย‹ย•ย’ยŽยƒย›ย‹ยย‰ยƒย„ย—ย–ย–ย‘ยย™ย‹ย–ยŠย‘ย”ย™ย‹ย–ยŠย‘ย—ย–ยƒยŽยƒย„ย‡ยŽวก ย™ยŠย‹ย…ยŠย›ย‘ย—ยƒย†ย†ย‹ยย–ยŠย‡ยƒย„ย‡ยŽยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†ย†ย‡ย•ย…ย”ย‹ย„ย‡ย†ยŽยƒย–ย‡ย”ย‹ยย–ยŠย‹ย•ยŽย‹ย•ย–วคยŠย‡ย…ยŠย‘ย‹ย…ย‡ย•ยˆย”ย‘ยย–ยŠย‡ย’ย—ยŽยŽวฆ ย†ย‘ย™ยยย‡ยย—ยˆย‘ย”ยƒย›ย‘ย—ย–ย‘ยˆยˆย‡ย”ย‘ย’ย–ย‹ย‘ยย•ยˆย‘ย”ย†ย‹ย•ย’ยŽยƒย›ย‹ยย‰ยƒย„ย—ย–ย–ย‘ยย‹ย…ย‘ยย™ย‹ย–ยŠย–ย‡ยšย–ยƒย’ย’ย‡ยƒย”ย‹ยย‰ ยƒย–ย–ยŠย‡ย–ย‘ย’วกย„ย‘ย–ย–ย‘ยวกยŽย‡ยˆย–วกย‘ย”ย”ย‹ย‰ยŠย–ย•ย‹ย†ย‡ย‘ยˆย–ยŠย‡ย‹ย…ย‘ยวกย‘ย”ย‘ย˜ย‡ย”ย–ยŠย‡ย‹ย…ย‘ยวค ย‹ย‰ย—ย”ย‡อตอฒวคอดอทย•ยŠย‘ย™ย• ย–ยŠย‡ย†ย‹ยˆยˆย‡ย”ย‡ยย–ยƒย›ย‘ย—ย–ย‘ย’ย–ย‹ย‘ยย•วค

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Behavior.ยŠย‡ย‡ยŠยƒย˜ย‹ย‘ย”ย‘ย’ย–ย‹ย‘ยย•ยƒยˆยˆย‡ย…ย–ย–ยŠย‡ยƒย’ย’ย‡ยƒย”ยƒยย…ย‡ย‘ยˆย–ยŠย‡ย„ย—ย–ย–ย‘ยย™ยŠย‡ยย–ยŠย‡ย„ย—ย–ย–ย‘ย ย‹ย•ย…ยŽย‹ย…ยย‡ย†วคยŠย‡ย‘ยย‡ย‘ย’ย–ย‹ย‘ยย•ย’ย‡ย…ย‹ยˆย‹ย‡ย•ยย‘ยŠย‹ย‰ยŠยŽย‹ย‰ยŠย–ย™ยŠย‡ยย–ยŠย‡ย„ย—ย–ย–ย‘ยย‹ย•ย…ยŽย‹ย…ยย‡ย†วค ยย˜ย‡ย”ย– ยย‘ยย‡ยย–ยƒย”ย‹ยŽย›ย‹ยย˜ย‡ย”ย–ย•ย–ยŠย‡ย…ย‘ยŽย‘ย”ย•ย‘ยˆย–ยŠย‡ย„ย—ย–ย–ย‘ยย™ยŠย‡ยย…ยŽย‹ย…ยย‡ย†วคย—ย–ยŽย‹ยย‡ย†ย‹ย•ย’ยŽยƒย›ย•ยƒยย‡ย›ยŽย‹ยย‡ ย„ย‘ย”ย†ย‡ย”ยƒย”ย‘ย—ยย†ย–ยŠย‡ย„ย—ย–ย–ย‘ยวกยƒยย†ย—ย•ยŠยยƒยย‡ย•ย–ยŠย‡ย„ย—ย–ย–ย‘ยยƒย’ย’ย‡ยƒย”ย–ย‘ยย‘ย˜ย‡ย‹ยย‘ยย‘ย—ย•ย‡ ย‘ย™ยยƒยย†ย‘ย—ย–ย‘ยย‘ย—ย•ย‡ย’วค

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Icon and Label State.ยŠย”ย‡ย‡ย…ยŠย‘ย‹ย…ย‡ย•ยƒย”ย‡ยƒย˜ยƒย‹ยŽยƒย„ยŽย‡ย‹ยย–ยŠย‡ยŽย‹ย•ย–ย™ยŠย‡ยย›ย‘ย—ย•ย‡ยŽย‡ย…ย–ย—ย•ยŠย‹ย ย–ยŠย‡ย‡ยŠยƒย˜ย‹ย‘ย”ย’ย—ยŽยŽวฆย†ย‘ย™ยยย‡ยย—วคย’ย†ย‹ย•ย’ยŽยƒย›ย•ย–ยŠย‡ยŠย‹ย‰ยŠยŽย‹ย‰ยŠย–ยƒย…ย–ย‹ย‘ยย™ยŠย‡ยย–ยŠย‡ยย‘ย—ย•ย‡ย„ย—ย–วฆ ย–ย‘ยย‹ย•ย”ย‡ยŽย‡ยƒย•ย‡ย†วคย‘ย™ยย†ย‹ย•ย’ยŽยƒย›ย•ย–ยŠย‡ยŠย‹ย‰ยŠยŽย‹ย‰ยŠย–ยƒย…ย–ย‹ย‘ยย™ยŠย‡ยย–ยŠย‡ยย‘ย—ย•ย‡ย„ย—ย–ย–ย‘ยย‹ย• ย’ย”ย‡ย•ย•ย‡ย†วคย‘ยŽยŽย‘ย˜ย‡ย”ย…ยŠยƒยย‰ย‡ย•ย–ยŠย‡ย‹ย…ย‘ยย™ยŠย‡ยยƒย•ย‡ย…ย‘ยย†ย‹ย…ย‘ยยŠยƒย•ย„ย‡ย‡ยยƒย†ย†ย‡ย†ย–ย‘ย–ยŠย‡ย”ย‘ยŽยŽวฆ ย‘ย˜ย‡ย”ย‘ย’ย–ย‹ย‘ยวคยŠย‡ยย–ยŠย‡ย—ย•ย‡ย”ยย‘ย˜ย‡ย•ย–ยŠย‡ยย‘ย—ย•ย‡ย…ย—ย”ย•ย‘ย”ย‘ย˜ย‡ย”ย–ยŠย‡ย„ย—ย–ย–ย‘ยย™ย‹ย–ยŠย‘ย—ย–ย…ยŽย‹ย…ยวฆ ย‹ยย‰วกย–ยŠย‡ย‹ยยƒย‰ย‡ย…ยŠยƒยย‰ย‡ย•ย–ย‘ย–ยŠย‡ย•ย‡ย…ย‘ยย†ย‹ย…ย‘ยย›ย‘ย—ย…ยŠย‘ย‘ย•ย‡ศ„ยย—ย…ยŠยŽย‹ยย‡ยƒย”ย‘ยŽยŽย‘ย˜ย‡ย”ย‡ยˆยˆย‡ย…ย– ย›ย‘ย—ย•ย‡ย‡ย‘ยย‡ย„ย’ยƒย‰ย‡ย•วค

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Part VI: Using Acrobat PDF Forms

FIGURE 30.25

The Layout options include Label only; Icon only; Icon top, label bottom; Label top, icon bottom; Icon left, label right; Label left, icon right; and Label over icon.

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Label. ˆÂ›Â‘Â—ÇŻÂ˜Â‡•‡Ž‡…–‡†ƒŽƒ›‘—––›’‡–Šƒ–‹Â?…Ž—†‡•ƒÂŽÂƒÂ„‡Žǥ–›’‡–‡š–‹Â?–Š‡ˆ‹‡Ž†„‘š ˆ‘”–Š‡Žƒ„‡Ž›‘—™ƒÂ?––‘—•‡Ǥƒ„‡Ž•ƒ”‡•Š‘™Â?™Š‡Â?‘Â?‡‘ˆ–Š‡‘’–‹‘Â?•ˆ‘”–Š‡ÂŽÂƒÂ›ÇŚ ‘—–‹Â?…Ž—†‡•ƒŽƒ„‡Ž˜‹‡™™‹–Š‘”™‹–Š‘—––Š‡‹…‘Â?Ǥ

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Choose Icon.Š‡Â?›‘——•‡ƒÂ?‹…‘Â?ˆ‘”ƒ„—––‘Â?Â†Â‹Â•Â’ÂŽÂƒÂ›ÇĄ…Ž‹…Â?Š‘‘•‡ …‘Â?–‘‘’‡Â? –Š‡‡Ž‡…– …‘Â?†‹ƒŽ‘‰„‘šǤ Â?–Š‡‡Ž‡…– …‘Â?†‹ƒŽ‘‰„‘šǥ—•‡ƒ”‘™•‡„—––‘Â?–‘‘’‡Â? ƒÂ?ƒ˜‹‰ƒ–‹‘Â?†‹ƒŽ‘‰„‘š™Š‡”‡›‘—Ž‘…ƒ–‡ƒˆ‹Ž‡–‘•‡Ž‡…–ˆ‘”–Š‡„—––‘Â?ˆƒ…‡ǤŠ‡ˆ‹Ž‡ …ƒÂ?„‡ƒ †‘…—Â?‡Â?–‘”ƒˆ‹Ž‡…‘Â?’ƒ–‹„Ž‡™‹–Š…‘Â?˜‡”–‹Â?‰–‘ ˆ”‘Â?™‹–Š‹Â? …”‘„ƒ–ǤŠ‡•‹œ‡‘ˆ–Š‡ˆ‹Ž‡…ƒÂ?„‡ĥ•Â?ƒŽŽĥ–Š‡ƒ…–—ƒŽ‹…‘Â?•‹œ‡‘”ƒÂŽÂ‡Â–Â–Â‡Â”ÇŚÂ•Â‹ÂœÂ‡’ƒ‰‡ ‘”Žƒ”‰‡”Ǥ…”‘„ƒ–ƒ—–‘Â?ƒ–‹…ƒŽŽ›•…ƒŽ‡•–Š‡‹Â?ƒ‰‡–‘ˆ‹–™‹–Š‹Â?–Š‡ˆ‘”Â?ˆ‹‡Ž†”‡…–ƒÂ?‰Ž‡ †”ƒ™Â?™‹–Š–Š‡—––‘Â?–‘‘ŽǤŠ‡Â?›‘—•‡Ž‡…–ƒÂ?‹…‘Â?ÇĄ‹–‹•†‹•’Žƒ›‡†ĥƒ–Š—Â?„Â?ƒ‹Ž‹Â? –Š‡‡Ž‡…– …‘Â?†‹ƒŽ‘‰„‘šǤ

Tip An icon library can be easily created from drawings using a font such as Zapf Dingbats or Wingdings or patterns and drawings from an illustration program. Create or place images on several pages in a layout application. Distill the file to save out as a multiple-page PDF document. When you select an icon to use for a button face, the Select Icon dialog box enables you to scroll pages in the document. You view each icon in the Sample window as a thumbnail of the currently selected page. When the desired icon is in view, click OK. The respective page is used as the icon. n l

Clear.‘—…ƒ�‡Ž‹�‹�ƒ–‡ƒ•‡Ž‡…–‡†‹…‘�„›…Ž‹…�‹�‰–Š‡Ž‡ƒ”„—––‘�ǤŽ‡ƒ”‡Ž‹�‹�ƒ–‡• –Š‡‹…‘�™‹–Š‘—–ƒˆˆ‡…–‹�‰ƒ�›–‡š–›‘—ƒ††‡†‹�–Š‡ƒ›‘—–ˆ‹‡Ž†„‘šǤ

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Advanced. ‘–‹…‡–Š‡†˜ƒÂ?…‡†„—––‘Â?ƒ––Š‡–‘’‘ˆ–Š‡’–‹‘Â?•–ƒ„ǤŽ‹…Â?‹Â?‰–Š‡ †˜ƒÂ?…‡†„—––‘Â?‘’‡Â?•–Š‡ …‘Â?Žƒ…‡Â?‡Â?–†‹ƒŽ‘‰„‘šǥ™Š‡”‡›‘—•‡Ž‡…–ƒ––”‹„—–‡• ”‡Žƒ–‡†–‘•…ƒŽ‹Â?‰ƒÂ?‹…‘Â?Ǥ‘—…ƒÂ?…Š‘‘•‡ˆ”‘Â?‹…‘Â?•…ƒŽ‹Â?‰ˆ‘”ÂŽÂ™ÂƒÂ›Â•ÇĄÂ‡Â˜Â‡Â”ÇĄ …‘Â?‹•

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Choosing barcode options ƒ”…‘†‡ˆ‹‡Ž†•Šƒ˜‡—‹“—‡‘’–‹‘•†‡•‹‰‡†–‘™‘”™‹–Š„ƒ”…‘†‡•…ƒ‡”•Ǥ‘—Šƒ˜‡ ‘’–‹‘•ˆ”‘’—ŽŽǦ†‘™‡—•ƒ†’‘’Ǧ—’†‹ƒŽ‘‰„‘š‡•‘’‡‡†ˆ”‘„—––‘•ǡƒ••Š‘™‹ ‹‰—”‡͵ͲǤʹ͸Ǥ ‘”†‡”–‘ƒ‡…Š‘‹…‡•ˆ‘”–Š‡‹–‡•‹–Š‡’–‹‘•’ƒ‡‹–Š‡ƒ”…‘†‡ ‹‡Ž† ”‘’‡”–‹‡•†‹ƒŽ‘‰„‘šǡ›‘—‡‡†–‘‘™™Šƒ–’ƒ”ƒ‡–‡”•ƒ”‡—•‡†„››‘—”„ƒ”…‘†‡•…ƒ‡”ǡ ˆƒš•‡”˜‡”ǡ‘”†‘…—‡–•…ƒ‡”Ǥ‡––��‰–Š‡‘’–‹‘•”‡“—‹”‡•”‡˜‹‡™‹‰–Š‡†‘…—‡–ƒ–‹‘ •—’’Ž‹‡†„›–Š‡Šƒ”†™ƒ”‡—•‡†–‘•…ƒ„ƒ”…‘†‡•Ǥ

FIGURE 30.26

The Options tab for barcodes requires setting options conforming to the tools you use to scan barcodes.

ƒ”…‘†‡•‡‡†–‘…ƒŽ…—Žƒ–‡–Š‡†ƒ–ƒ‹–Š‡ˆ‘”‹‘”†‡”–‘ˆ‘”–Š‡„ƒ”…‘†‡ǤŠ‡›‘—…”‡Ǧ ƒ–‡„ƒ”…‘†‡ˆ‹‡Ž†•ǡ–Š‡ˆ‹‡Ž†••Š‘—Ž†„‡…”‡ƒ–‡†™‹–Š•ƒ’Ž‡†ƒ–ƒ‘ƒˆ‘”‹‘”†‡”ˆ‘”–Š‡ „ƒ”…‘†‡–‘’‡”ˆ‘”–Š‡‡…‡••ƒ”›…ƒŽ…—Žƒ–‹‘–‘ˆ‘”–Š‡„ƒ”…‘†‡‹ƒ‰‡Ǥ‘—ǯŽŽˆ‹†ƒ––‹‡• –Šƒ––Š‡„ƒ”…‘†‡ˆ‹‡Ž†‹•ǯ–Žƒ”‰‡‡‘—‰Š–‘ƒ……‘‘†ƒ–‡ƒŽŽ†ƒ–ƒǤ ˆ–Š‹•‘……—”•ǡ›‘—‡‡†–‘ ƒ‡–Š‡ˆ‹‡Ž†Žƒ”‰‡”‘”‡Ž‹‹ƒ–‡•‘‡†ƒ–ƒˆ”‘–Š‡„ƒ”…‘†‡Ǥ

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Cross-Reference Managing the data is handled in the Value tab. See the section “Accessing Barcode properties” later in this chapter. n

Setting Actions properties Š‡…–‹‘•–ƒ„‡ƒ„Ž‡•›‘—–‘•‡–ƒƒ…–‹‘ˆ‘”ƒ›‘‡‘ˆ–Š‡‡‹‰Š–ˆ‹‡Ž†–›’‡•Ǣ–Š‡ƒ––”‹„—–‡ …Š‘‹…‡•ƒ”‡‹†‡–‹…ƒŽˆ‘”ƒŽŽˆ‹‡Ž†•ǤŠ‡•ƒ‡ƒ…–‹‘‹–‡•ƒ˜ƒ‹Žƒ„Ž‡ˆ‘”Ž‹•ǡ„‘‘ƒ”•ǡƒ† ’ƒ‰‡ƒ…–‹‘•ƒ”‡ƒŽ•‘ƒ˜ƒ‹Žƒ„Ž‡–‘ˆ‘”ˆ‹‡Ž†•ǤŽ‹…–Š‡…–‹‘•–ƒ„ƒ†–Š‡’ƒ‡…Šƒ‰‡•ǡƒ• •Š‘™‹ ‹‰—”‡͵ͲǤʹ͹Ǥ

Cross-Reference For more information on selecting action types, see Chapter 21. n

”‘–Š‡‡Ž‡…–”‹‰‰‡”’—ŽŽǦ†‘™‡—ǡ›‘—ƒ‡…Š‘‹…‡•ˆ‘”†‹ˆˆ‡”‡–‘—•‡„‡Šƒ˜‹‘”• –Šƒ–ƒ”‡ƒ••‹‰‡†–‘‹˜‘‡–Š‡ƒ…–‹‘Ǥ ”‘–Š‡‡—‘’–‹‘•›‘—Šƒ˜‡…Š‘‹…‡•ˆ‘”ǣ l

Mouse Up.Š‡–Š‡—•‡””‡Ž‡ƒ•‡•–Š‡‘—•‡„—––‘ǡ–Š‡ƒ…–‹‘‹•‹˜‘‡†Ǥ

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Mouse Down. Š‡–Š‡—•‡”’”‡••‡•–Š‡‘—•‡„—––‘ǡ–Š‡ƒ…–‹‘‹•‹˜‘‡†Ǥ

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Mouse Enter.Š‡–Š‡—•‡”‘˜‡•–Š‡‘—•‡…—”•‘”‘˜‡”–Š‡ˆ‹‡Ž†ǡ–Š‡ƒ…–‹‘‹• ‹˜‘‡†Ǥ

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Mouse Exit. Š‡–Š‡—•‡”‘˜‡•–Š‡‘—•‡…—”•‘”ƒ™ƒ›ˆ”‘–Š‡ˆ‹‡Ž†ǡ–Š‡ƒ…–‹‘ ‹•‹˜‘‡†Ǥ

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On Focus.’‡…‹ˆ‹‡•‘˜‹‰‹–‘–Š‡ˆ‹‡Ž†„‘—†ƒ”‹‡•–Š”‘—‰Š‘—•‡‘˜‡‡–‘” „›–ƒ„„‹‰–‘–Š‡ˆ‹‡Ž†Ǥ•–Š‡…—”•‘”‡–‡”•–Š‡ˆ‹‡Ž†ǡ–Š‡ƒ…–‹‘‹•‹˜‘‡†Ǥ

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On Blur.’‡…‹ˆ‹‡•‘˜‹‰ƒ™ƒ›ˆ”‘–Š‡ˆ‹‡Ž†„‘—†ƒ”‹‡•–Š”‘—‰Š‘—•‡‘˜‡‡– ‘”„›–ƒ„„‹‰–‘–Š‡ˆ‹‡Ž†Ǥ•–Š‡…—”•‘”‡š‹–•–Š‡ˆ‹‡Ž†ǡ–Š‡ƒ…–‹‘‹•‹˜‘‡†Ǥ

…–‹‘•ƒ••‹‰‡†–‘–Š‡…—”•‘”‘˜‡‡–•ƒ”‡•‹‹Žƒ”–‘–Š‘•‡‹–Š‡…‘–‡š–‘ˆ…”‡ƒ–‹‰ Ž‹•Ǥ‘—ˆ‹”•–•‡Ž‡…––Š‡–”‹‰‰‡”ǡƒ†–Š‡•‡Ž‡…–ƒƒ…–‹‘–›’‡ˆ”‘–Š‡‡Ž‡…–…–‹‘’—ŽŽǦ †‘™‡—ǤŽ‹…–Š‡††„—––‘–‘ƒ††–Š‡ƒ…–‹‘–‘–Š‡…–‹‘•Ž‹•–Ǥ Š‡ƒ…–‹‘‹•ƒ••‹‰‡†–‘–Š‡‘—•‡…—”•‘”‘’–‹‘™Š‡›‘—…Ž‹…††ǤŠ‡†‡ˆƒ—Ž–‹•‘—•‡ ’ǤŠ‡‘—•‡’‹••‡Ž‡…–‡†ǡ–Š‡ƒ…–‹‘‹•‹˜‘‡†™Š‡–Š‡‘—•‡„—––‘‹•”‡Ž‡ƒ•‡†Ǥ

Caution Trigger choices other than Mouse Up may sometimes complicate filling in form fields for end users. Just about any program dealing with link buttons has adopted the Mouse Up response to invoke an action. Many users often click down, think about what they are doing, and then move the mouse away without releasing the button. This behavior enables the user to change his/her mind at the last minute. Deviating from the adopted standard might be annoying for a user. n

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FIGURE 30.27

Actions are available for all field types.

ยŠย‡ยย›ย‘ย—ย…ยŽย‹ย…ยย–ยŠย‡ย†ย†ย„ย—ย–ย–ย‘ยวกยƒย†ย‹ยƒยŽย‘ย‰ย„ย‘ยšย•ย’ย‡ย…ย‹ยˆย‹ย…ย–ย‘ย–ยŠย‡ยƒย…ย–ย‹ย‘ยย–ย›ย’ย‡ย›ย‘ย—ยƒย”ย‡ยƒย†ย†ย‹ยย‰ย‘ย’ย‡ยย•วค ยŠย‡ยƒย…ย–ย‹ย‘ยย•ยŽย‹ย•ย–ย‡ย†ย‹ยย–ยŠย‹ย•ย†ย‹ยƒยŽย‘ย‰ย„ย‘ยšยƒย”ย‡ย–ยŠย‡ย•ยƒยย‡ยƒย•ย–ยŠย‘ย•ย‡ย‹ยย–ยŠย‡ย‹ยยย”ย‘ย’ย‡ย”ย–ย‹ย‡ย•ย†ย‹ยƒยŽย‘ย‰ย„ย‘ยš ย†ย‹ย•ย…ย—ย•ย•ย‡ย†ย‹ยยŠยƒย’ย–ย‡ย”อดอณวคย—ย”ยย„ยƒย…ยย–ย‘ยŠยƒย’ย–ย‡ย”อดอณยˆย‘ย”ย‡ยšยƒยย’ยŽย‡ย•ย‘ยˆยŠย‘ย™ย–ยŠย‡ยˆย‘ยŽยŽย‘ย™ย‹ยย‰ยƒย…ย–ย‹ย‘ย ย–ย›ย’ย‡ย•ย™ย‘ย”ยวคยˆย‡ย™ย‘ยˆย–ยŠย‡ยย‘ย”ย‡ย‹ยย’ย‘ย”ย–ยƒยย–ยƒย…ย–ย‹ย‘ยย–ย›ย’ย‡ย•ย—ย•ย‡ย†ย™ย‹ย–ยŠยˆย‘ย”ยยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†ย•ย‹ยย…ยŽย—ย†ย‡ย‹ยย’ย‘ย”ย–วฆ ย‹ยย‰ยˆย‘ย”ยย†ยƒย–ยƒวกย”ย‡ย•ย‡ย–ย–ย‹ยย‰ยƒยˆย‘ย”ยวกย•ย—ย„ยย‹ย–ย–ย‹ยย‰ยƒยˆย‘ย”ยวกยƒยย†ย•ยŠย‘ย™ย‹ยย‰ยƒยย†ยŠย‹ย†ย‹ยย‰ยƒยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†วค

Importing form data ย‘ย—ย…ยƒยย‡ยšย’ย‘ย”ย–ย–ยŠย‡ย”ยƒย™ย†ยƒย–ยƒยˆย”ย‘ยยƒ ยˆย‹ยŽย‡ยƒย•ยƒ ย‘ย”ยยƒย–ยƒ ย‹ยŽย‡ศ‹  ศŒวก  วกวกย‘ย” ย–ยŠยƒย–ย…ยƒยยŽยƒย–ย‡ย”ย„ย‡ย‹ยย’ย‘ย”ย–ย‡ย†ย‹ยย–ย‘ย‘ย–ยŠย‡ย” ยˆย‘ย”ยย•วคย‘ย‹ยย’ย‘ย”ย–ย†ยƒย–ยƒวกย›ย‘ย—ย—ย•ย‡ยƒยย‡ยย—ย…ย‘ยยยƒยย† ยˆย”ย‘ยย–ยŠย‡ยŽย‹ย•ย–ย‘ยˆยƒย…ย–ย‹ย‘ยย–ย›ย’ย‡ย•ศ‹ ยย’ย‘ย”ย– ย‘ย”ยยƒย–ยƒศŒย‘ย”ย…ย”ย‡ยƒย–ย‡ยƒ ยƒย˜ยƒย…ย”ย‹ย’ย–วคยƒย–ยŠย‡ย”ย–ยŠยƒยย”ย‡ย–ย›ย’ย‹ยย‰ ย–ยŠย‡ย†ยƒย–ยƒย‹ยย‡ยƒย…ยŠยˆย‘ย”ยวกย›ย‘ย—ย…ยƒยย‹ยย’ย‘ย”ย–ย–ยŠย‡ย•ยƒยย‡ยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†ย†ยƒย–ยƒย‹ยย–ย‘ยย‡ย™ยˆย‘ย”ยย•ย™ยŠย‡ย”ย‡ย–ยŠย‡ยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย† ยยƒยย‡ย•ยยƒย–ย…ยŠย‡ยšยƒย…ย–ยŽย›วคยŠย‡ย”ย‡ยˆย‘ย”ย‡วกย‹ยˆยƒยˆย‘ย”ยย…ย‘ยย–ยƒย‹ยย•ยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†ยยƒยย‡ย•ย•ย—ย…ยŠยƒย• ย‹ย”ย•ย–วกยƒย•ย–วกย†ย†ย”ย‡ย•ย•วก ย‹ย–ย›วกย–ยƒย–ย‡วกยƒยย†ย•ย‘ย‘ยวกยƒยŽยŽย…ย‘ยยย‘ยยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†ยยƒยย‡ย•ยˆย”ย‘ยย–ยŠย‡ย‡ยšย’ย‘ย”ย–ย‡ย†ย†ยƒย–ยƒย…ยƒยย„ย‡ย‹ยย’ย‘ย”ย–ย‡ย†ย‹ยย–ย‘ ย–ยŠย‡ย…ย—ย”ย”ย‡ยย–ยˆย‘ย”ยวคย…ย”ย‘ย„ยƒย–ย‹ย‰ยย‘ย”ย‡ย•ย–ยŠย‘ย•ย‡ยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†ยยƒยย‡ย•ย™ย‹ย–ยŠย‘ย—ย–ย‡ยšยƒย…ย–ยยƒย–ย…ยŠย‡ย•วค

PDF Workflow The Import Data command (in the Forms panel, select More โžช Manage Form Data โžช Import Data) enables you to develop forms for an office environment or Web server where the same data can easily be included in several documents. When designing forms, using the same field names for all common data is essential. If you import data and some fields remain blank, recheck your field names. You can edit any part of a form design or action to correct errors. n

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Using the Acrobat Data Search When a data file is identified for an import action, Acrobat looks to the location you specified when creating the action. Acrobat also searches other directories for the data. On the Macintosh, Acrobat looks to the Reader and Acrobat User Data directories for the data file. On Windows, Acrobat looks to the Acrobat directory, Reader directory, current directory, Windows directory, and Application Data directory. If Acrobat cannot find the data file, a dialog box opens containing a Browse button to prompt the user to locate the data file.

Resetting a form Š‹•ƒ…–‹‘‹•Šƒ†›ˆ‘”ˆ‘”•–Šƒ–‡‡†–‘„‡…Ž‡ƒ”‡†‘ˆ†ƒ–ƒƒ†”‡•—„‹––‡†ǤŠ‡–Š‡ ‡•‡–ƒˆ‘”ƒ…–‹‘‹•‹˜‘‡†ǡ†ƒ–ƒˆ‹‡Ž†••’‡…‹ˆ‹‡†ˆ‘”…Ž‡ƒ”‹‰†ƒ–ƒ™Š‡–Š‡ˆ‹‡Ž†™ƒ• ƒ††‡†ƒ”‡…Ž‡ƒ”‡†ǤŠ‡›‘—•‡Ž‡…–‡•‡–ƒˆ‘”ƒ†…Ž‹…–Š‡††„—––‘ǡ–Š‡‡•‡–ƒ ‘” †‹ƒŽ‘‰„‘š‘’‡•Ǥ‘—ƒ‡…Š‘‹…‡•‹–Š‹•†‹ƒŽ‘‰„‘šˆ‘”™Šƒ–ˆ‹‡Ž†•›‘—™ƒ––‘…Ž‡ƒ”ǤŽ‹… –Š‡‡Ž‡…–ŽŽ„—––‘ƒ†ƒŽŽ†ƒ–ƒˆ‹‡Ž†•ƒ”‡…Ž‡ƒ”‡†™Š‡ƒ—•‡”…Ž‹…•‘–Š‡„—––‘›‘— ƒ••‹‰™‹–Šƒ‡•‡–ƒˆ‘”ƒ…–‹‘ǤŠ‡›‘——•‡–Š‹•ƒ…–‹‘ǡ‹–ǯ•„‡•––‘ƒ••‘…‹ƒ–‡‹–™‹–Š ‘—•‡’–‘’”‡˜‡–ƒ……‹†‡–ƒŽ…—”•‘”‘˜‡‡–•–Šƒ–‹‰Š–…Ž‡ƒ”–Š‡†ƒ–ƒƒ†”‡“—‹”‡–Š‡ —•‡”–‘„‡‰‹‘˜‡”ƒ‰ƒ‹Ǥ‡•‡–ƒˆ‘”…ƒƒŽ•‘„‡—•‡†™‹–Šƒƒ‰‡…–‹‘…‘ƒ†Ǥ ˆ›‘— ™ƒ–ƒˆ‘”–‘„‡”‡•‡–‡˜‡”›–‹‡–Š‡ˆ‹Ž‡‹•‘’‡‡†ǡ–Š‡Žƒ––‡”ƒ›„‡ƒ„‡––‡”…Š‘‹…‡–Šƒ …”‡ƒ–‹‰ƒ„—––‘Ǥ

Tip When you design a form and view the form in either Form Editing or Viewer mode, open the Forms panel and click Clear Form to reset a form. Using this command is handy if you have not yet added a Reset button to your form. n

Cross-Reference For more information on using page actions, see Chapter 21. n

Submitting a form …”‘„ƒ–ƒŽŽ‘™• ‘”†ƒ–ƒ–‘„‡‡ƒ‹Ž‡†ǡ•—„‹––‡†–‘…”‘„ƒ–Ǥ…‘ǡ‘”•—„‹––‡†–‘‡„ •‡”˜‡”•Ǥ‘—…ƒ†‡•‹‰ˆ‘”••‘—•‡”•‘ˆ–Š‡†‘„‡‡ƒ†‡”•‘ˆ–™ƒ”‡…ƒ•—„‹–†ƒ–ƒ˜‹ƒ ‡ƒ‹Ž‘”–‘‡„•‡”˜‡”•ǤŠ‡—•‹‰–Š‡—„‹–ƒˆ‘”ƒ…–‹‘ǡ›‘—Šƒ˜‡ƒ……‡••–‘‘’–‹‘•ˆ‘” –Š‡–›’‡‘ˆ†ƒ–ƒˆ‘”ƒ–›‘—™ƒ––‘•—„‹–Ǥ

Cross-Reference For more information on submitting form data, see Chapter 31. n

Looking at Format properties Š‡ ‡‡”ƒŽǡ’’‡ƒ”ƒ…‡ǡƒ†…–‹‘•–ƒ„•ƒ”‡ƒ˜ƒ‹Žƒ„Ž‡ˆ‘”ƒŽŽˆ‹‡Ž†–›’‡•Ǥ’–‹‘ƒ––”‹„—–‡• ƒ”‡ƒ˜ƒ‹Žƒ„Ž‡ˆ‘”ƒŽŽˆ‹‡Ž†–›’‡•‡š…‡’–†‹‰‹–ƒŽ•‹‰ƒ–—”‡•ǤŠ‡‘’–‹‘•˜ƒ”›•‹‰‹ˆ‹…ƒ–Ž› †‡’‡†‹‰‘™Š‹…Šˆ‹‡Ž†–›’‡‹•—•‡†Ǥ ‘”ƒ“—‹…‰Žƒ…‡ƒ––Š‡–ƒ„†‹ˆˆ‡”‡…‡•ƒ……‘”†‹‰–‘ ˆ‹‡Ž†–›’‡ǡ–ƒ‡ƒŽ‘‘ƒ–ƒ„Ž‡͵ͲǤʹǤ

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TABLE 30.2

Tab Options for Field Types in the Field Properties Window Field Type

Appearance

Options

Actions

Button

X

X

X

Check Box

X

X

X

Combo Box

X

X

X

List Box

X

X

X

Radio Button

X

X

X

Text

X

X

Signature

X

Barcode

X

X

Format

Validate

Calculate

X

X

X

Signed

Value

X

X

X

X X

Selection Change

X

X X X

••Š‘™‹ƒ„Ž‡͵ͲǤʹǡ–Š‡ ‘”ƒ–ǡƒŽ‹†ƒ–‡ǡƒ†ƒŽ…—Žƒ–‡–ƒ„‘’–‹‘•ƒ”‡ƒ˜ƒ‹Žƒ„Ž‡‘Ž›ˆ‘” ‘„‘„‘šƒ†‡š–ˆ‹‡Ž†–›’‡•Ǥ‘ƒ……‡••–Š‡ ‘”ƒ––ƒ„ǡ•‡Ž‡…–‡‹–Š‡”‘ˆ–Š‡•‡ˆ‹‡Ž†–›’‡•Ǥ Š‡ ‘”ƒ–‘’–‹‘•ƒ”‡–Š‡•ƒ‡ˆ‘”„‘–Šˆ‹‡Ž†–›’‡•Ǥ Š‡›‘—…Ž‹…–Š‡ ‘”ƒ––ƒ„ǡ›‘—ǯŽŽˆ‹†ƒ’—ŽŽǦ†‘™‡—ˆ‘”•‡Ž‡…–‹‰ƒˆ‘”ƒ–…ƒ–‡‰‘”›Ǥ‘ †‡ˆ‹‡ƒˆ‘”ƒ–ǡ‘’‡–Š‡‡Ž‡…–ˆ‘”ƒ–…ƒ–‡‰‘”›ƒ†…Š‘‘•‡ˆ”‘–Š‡‡—…Š‘‹…‡•–Š‡ˆ‘”ƒ– ›‘—™ƒ––‘ƒ••‹‰–‘–Š‡‡š–‘”‘„‘‘šˆ‹‡Ž†Ǥ•‡ƒ…Š‹–‡‹••‡Ž‡…–‡†ǡ˜ƒ”‹‘—•‘’–‹‘•’‡”Ǧ –ƒ‹‹‰–‘–Š‡•‡Ž‡…–‡†…ƒ–‡‰‘”›ƒ’’‡ƒ”†‹”‡…–Ž›„‡Ž‘™–Š‡’—ŽŽǦ†‘™‡—ǤŠ‡›‘—•‡Ž‡…– —„‡”ˆ”‘–Š‡‡—…Š‘‹…‡•ǡ–Š‡—„‡”’–‹‘•ƒ’’‡ƒ”ƒ••Š‘™‹ ‹‰—”‡͵ͲǤʹͺǤ Š‡‡Ž‡…–ˆ‘”ƒ–…ƒ–‡‰‘”›‡—‘’–‹‘•‹…Ž—†‡ǣ l

None.‘‘’–‹‘•ƒ”‡ƒ˜ƒ‹Žƒ„Ž‡™Š‡‘‡‹••‡Ž‡…–‡†Ǥ‡Ž‡…––Š‹•‹–‡‹ˆ‘ˆ‘”ƒ–Ǧ –‹‰‹•‡‡†‡†ˆ‘”–Š‡ˆ‹‡Ž†Ǥ‡šƒ’Ž‡‘ˆ™Š‡”‡‘‡ƒ’’Ž‹‡•™‘—Ž†„‡ƒ–‡š–ˆ‹‡Ž† ™Š‡”‡›‘—™ƒ––‡š–†ƒ–ƒ•—…Šƒ•ƒ‡ǡƒ††”‡••ǡƒ†•‘‘Ǥ

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Number.Š‡›‘—•‡Ž‡…–—„‡”ǡ–Š‡—„‡”’–‹‘•…Š‘‹…‡•ƒ’’‡ƒ”„‡Ž‘™–Š‡ ‡Ž‡…–ˆ‘”ƒ–…ƒ–‡‰‘”›’—ŽŽǦ†‘™‡—ǤŠ‡‘’–‹‘•ˆ‘”†‹•’Žƒ›‹‰—‡”‹…ˆ‹‡Ž†• ‹…Ž—†‡†‡ˆ‹‹‰–Š‡—„‡”‘ˆ†‡…‹ƒŽ’Žƒ…‡•ǡ‹†‹…ƒ–‹‰Š‘™–Š‡†‹‰‹–•ƒ”‡•‡’ƒǦ ”ƒ–‡†ȋˆ‘”‡šƒ’Ž‡ǡ„›…‘ƒ•‘”„›†‡…‹ƒŽ’‘‹–•Ȍǡƒ†•’‡…‹ˆ›‹‰��›…—””‡…› •›„‘Ž•ǤŠ‡‡‰ƒ–‹˜‡—„‡”–›Ž‡…Š‡…„‘š‡•‡ƒ„Ž‡›‘—–‘†‹•’Žƒ›‡‰ƒ–‹˜‡ —„‡”•™‹–Š’ƒ”‡–Š‡•‡•ƒ†Ȁ‘””‡†–‡š–Ǥ

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Percentage.Š‡—„‡”‘ˆ†‡…‹ƒŽ’Žƒ…‡•›‘—™ƒ––‘†‹•’Žƒ›ˆ‘”’‡”…‡–ƒ‰‡•‹• ƒ˜ƒ‹Žƒ„Ž‡™Š‡›‘—•‡Ž‡…–‡”…‡–ƒ‰‡ˆ”‘–Š‡’—ŽŽǦ†‘™‡—ǤŠ‡‘’–‹‘•ƒ”‡ Ž‹•–‡†ˆ‘”—„‡”‘ˆ†‡…‹ƒŽ’Žƒ…‡•ƒ†–Š‡•‡’ƒ”ƒ–‘”•–›Ž‡Ǥ

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When you choose either Combo Box or Text as the field type, you can select data format options from the Format tab.

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Date.Š‡†ƒ–‡…Š‘‹…‡•‘ˆˆ‡”†‹ˆˆ‡”‡–•‡Ž‡…–‹‘•ˆ‘”‘–Šǡ†ƒ›ǡ›‡ƒ”ǡƒ†–‹‡ ˆ‘”ƒ–•Ǥ

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Time. ˆ›‘—™ƒ––‘‡Ž‹‹ƒ–‡–Š‡†ƒ–‡ƒ†‹†‡–‹ˆ›‘Ž›–‹‡ǡ–Š‡‹‡…ƒ–‡‰‘”› ‡ƒ„Ž‡•›‘—–‘†‘•‘ǡ‘ˆˆ‡”‹‰…Š‘‹…‡•–‘‡š’”‡••–‹‡‹•–ƒ†ƒ”†ƒ†ʹͶǦŠ‘—”—‹–• ƒ†ƒ…—•–‘•‡––‹‰™Š‡”‡…—•–‘ˆ‘”ƒ–•ƒ”‡—•‡”Ǧ’”‡•…”‹„‡†‹ƒˆ‹‡Ž†„‘šǤ

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Special. Š‡’‡…‹ƒŽ…ƒ–‡‰‘”›‘ˆˆ‡”•ˆ‘”ƒ––‹‰•‡Ž‡…–‹‘•ˆ‘”‘…‹ƒŽ‡…—”‹–›—„‡”ǡ œ‹’…‘†‡ǡ‡š–‡†‡†œ‹’…‘†‡•ǡ’Š‘‡—„‡”•ǡƒ†ƒƒ”„‹–”ƒ”›ƒ•ǤŠ‡›‘— •‡Ž‡…–”„‹–”ƒ”›ƒ•ǡƒˆ‹‡Ž†„‘š‹•ƒ††‡†™Š‡”‡›‘—†‡ˆ‹‡–Š‡ƒ•ǤŠ‡ƒ……‡’–ƒ„Ž‡ ˜ƒŽ—‡•ˆ‘”•‡––‹‰—’ƒƒ”„‹–”ƒ”›ƒ•‹…Ž—†‡ǣ l

A.††A–‘–Š‡”„‹–”ƒ”›ƒ•ˆ‹‡Ž†„‘šǡƒ†‘Ž›–Š‡ƒŽ’Šƒ„‡–‹…ƒŽ…Šƒ”ƒ…–‡”•Ȃ ƒ†ƒȂœƒ”‡ƒ……‡’–ƒ„Ž‡ˆ‘”—•‡”‹’—–Ǥ

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X.Š‡›‘—ƒ††X–‘–Š‡”„‹–”ƒ”›ƒ•ˆ‹‡Ž†„‘šǡ‘•–’”‹–ƒ„Ž‡…Šƒ”ƒ…–‡”• ˆ”‘ƒƒŽ’Šƒ—‡”‹……Šƒ”ƒ…–‡”•‡–ƒ”‡ƒ……‡’–ƒ„Ž‡Ǥ ˜ƒŽ—‡•„‡–™‡‡͵ʹȂͳ͸͸ ƒ†ͳʹͺȂʹͷͷƒ”‡’‡”‹––‡†Ǥȋ‘Ž‡ƒ”‘”‡ƒ„‘—–™Šƒ– …Šƒ”ƒ…–‡”˜ƒŽ—‡• ͵ʹȂͳ͸͸ƒ†ͳʹͺȂʹͷͷƒ”‡–”ƒ•Žƒ–‡†–‘ǡ•‡ƒ”…Š–Š‡ –‡”‡–ˆ‘” …Šƒ”ƒ…–‡” –ƒ„Ž‡•Ǥ‘—…ƒ…ƒ’–—”‡‡„’ƒ‰‡•ƒ†—•‡–Š‡–ƒ„Ž‡•ƒ•”‡ˆ‡”‡…‡‰—‹†‡•ǤȌ

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O.Š‡Ž‡––‡”Oƒ……‡’–•ƒŽŽƒŽ’Šƒ—‡”‹……Šƒ”ƒ…–‡”•ȋȂǡƒȂœǡƒ†ͲȂͻȌǤ

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9. ˆ›‘—™ƒ––Š‡—•‡”–‘„‡Ž‹‹–‡†–‘ˆ‹ŽŽ‹‰‹—„‡”•‘Ž›ǡ‡–‡”9‹–Š‡ ”„‹–”ƒ”›ƒ•ˆ‹‡Ž†„‘šǤ

Custom.—•–‘ˆ‘”ƒ––‹‰‹•ƒ˜ƒ‹Žƒ„Ž‡„›—•‹‰ƒ ƒ˜ƒ…”‹’–Ǥ‘‡†‹––Š‡ ƒ˜ƒ…”‹’– …‘†‡ǡ…Ž‹…–Š‡†‹–„—––‘ƒ†…”‡ƒ–‡ƒ…—•–‘ˆ‘”ƒ–•…”‹’–ǤŠ‡ ƒ˜ƒ…”‹’–†‹–‘” †‹ƒŽ‘‰„‘š‘’‡•ǡ™Š‡”‡›‘—–›’‡–Š‡…‘†‡Ǥ•ƒ‡šƒ’Ž‡‘ˆ—•‹‰ƒ…—•–‘ ƒ˜ƒ…”‹’–ǡƒ••—‡–Šƒ–›‘—™ƒ––‘ƒ††Ž‡ƒ†‹‰œ‡”‘•–‘ˆ‹‡Ž†—„‡”•Ǥ‘—‹‰Š– …”‡ƒ–‡ƒ ƒ˜ƒ…”‹’–™‹–Š–Š‡ˆ‘ŽŽ‘™‹‰…‘†‡ǣ event.value = “000” + event.value;



Š‡’”‡…‡†‹‰…‘†‡ƒ††•–Š”‡‡Ž‡ƒ†‹‰œ‡”‘•–‘ƒŽŽ˜ƒŽ—‡••—’’Ž‹‡†„›–Š‡‡†—•‡” ™Š‘…‘’Ž‡–‡•–Š‡ˆ‘”ˆ‹‡Ž†Ǥ ˆ›‘—™ƒ––‘ƒ†††‹ˆˆ‡”‡–…Šƒ”ƒ…–‡”•ƒ•ƒ•—ˆˆ‹š‘” ’”‡ˆ‹šǡ‡–‡”–Š‡˜ƒŽ—‡•›‘—™ƒ–™‹–Š‹–Š‡“—‘–ƒ–‹‘ƒ”•Ǥ‘ƒ††ƒ•—ˆˆ‹šǡ—•‡ event.value = event.value + “000”;

Selecting Validate properties ƒŽ‹†ƒ–‡Š‡Ž’•‡•—”‡’”‘’‡”‹ˆ‘”ƒ–‹‘‹•ƒ††‡†‘–Š‡ˆ‘”Ǥ ˆƒ˜ƒŽ—‡—•–„‡™‹–Š‹ƒ …‡”–ƒ‹‹‹—ƒ†ƒš‹—”ƒ‰‡ǡ•‡Ž‡…––Š‡”ƒ†‹‘„—––‘ˆ‘”˜ƒŽ‹†ƒ–‹‰–Š‡†ƒ–ƒ™‹–Š‹ –Š‡ƒ……‡’–‡†˜ƒŽ—‡•Ǥȋ‡‡ ‹‰—”‡͵ͲǤʹͻǤȌŠ‡ˆ‹‡Ž†„‘š‡•ƒ”‡—•‡†–‘‡–‡”–Š‡‹‹—ƒ† ƒš‹—˜ƒŽ—‡•Ǥ ˆ–Š‡—•‡”ƒ––‡’–•–‘‡–‡”ƒ˜ƒŽ—‡‘—–•‹†‡–Š‡•’‡…‹ˆ‹‡†”ƒ‰‡ǡƒ™ƒ”‹‰ †‹ƒŽ‘‰„‘š‘’‡•ǡ‹ˆ‘”‹‰–Š‡—•‡”–Šƒ––Š‡˜ƒŽ—‡•‡–‡”‡†‘–Š‡ˆ‘”ƒ”‡—ƒ……‡’–ƒ„Ž‡Ǥ

FIGURE 30.29

Validate is used with Combo Box and Text field types to ensure acceptable responses from user-supplied values.

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Choosing Calculate properties Š‡ƒŽ…—Žƒ–‡–ƒ„ȋ•—’’‘”–‡†‹‡š–ƒ†‘„‘ˆ‹‡Ž†•Ȍ‹–Š‡ ‹‡Ž†”‘’‡”–‹‡•™‹†‘™ ‡ƒ„Ž‡•›‘—–‘…ƒŽ…—Žƒ–‡–™‘‘”‘”‡†ƒ–ƒˆ‹‡Ž†•Ǥ‘—…ƒ…Š‘‘•‡ˆ”‘’”‡•‡–…ƒŽ…—Žƒ–‹‘ˆ‘”Ǧ —Žƒ•‘”ƒ††ƒ…—•–‘ ƒ˜ƒ…”‹’–ˆ‘”…ƒŽ…—Žƒ–‹‰ˆ‹‡Ž†•ǡƒ••Š‘™‹ ‹‰—”‡͵ͲǤ͵ͲǤ Š‡’”‡•‡–…ƒŽ…—Žƒ–‹‘ˆ‘”—Žƒ•ƒ”‡Ž‹‹–‡†–‘ƒ††‹–‹‘ǡ—Ž–‹’Ž‹…ƒ–‹‘ǡƒ˜‡”ƒ‰‹‰ǡƒ••‡••‹‰ –Š‡‹‹—‹ƒ”ƒ‰‡‘ˆˆ‹‡Ž†•ǡƒ†ƒ••‡••‹‰–Š‡ƒš‹—‹ƒ”ƒ‰‡‘ˆˆ‹‡Ž†•Ǥ ‘”ƒŽŽ ‘–Š‡”…ƒŽ…—Žƒ–‹‘•›‘—‡‡†–‘•‡Ž‡…––Š‡‹’Ž‹ˆ‹‡†ˆ‹‡Ž†‘–ƒ–‹‘‘”—•–‘…ƒŽ…—Žƒ–‹‘•…”‹’– ”ƒ†‹‘„—––‘ƒ†…Ž‹…–Š‡†‹–„—––‘Ǥ –Š‡ ƒ˜ƒ…”‹’–†‹–‘”ǡ›‘—™”‹–‡ ƒ˜ƒ…”‹’–•–‘’‡”Ǧ ˆ‘”‘–Š‡”…ƒŽ…—Žƒ–‹‘•‘–ƒ˜ƒ‹Žƒ„Ž‡ˆ”‘–Š‡’”‡•‡–ˆ‘”—Žƒ•Ǥ‹’Ž‹ˆ‹‡†ˆ‹‡Ž†‘–ƒ–‹‘‹• ™”‹––‡‹–Š‡ ƒ˜ƒ…”‹’–‡†‹–‘”ƒ†ˆ‘ŽŽ‘™••›–ƒš•‹‹Žƒ”–‘™”‹–‹‰ˆ‘”—Žƒ•‹•’”‡ƒ†•Š‡‡–•Ǥ ƒ˜ƒ…”‹’–•ǡƒŽ•‘™”‹––‡‹–Š‡ ƒ˜ƒ…”‹’–†‹–‘”ǡ”‡“—‹”‡›‘—–‘‘™ ƒ˜ƒ…”‹’–ƒ•‹–‹••—’Ǧ ’‘”–‡†‹…”‘„ƒ–Ǥ

FIGURE 30.30

The Calculate tab offers options for calculating fields for summing data, multiplying data, and finding the average, minimum, and maximum values for selected fields. In addition, you can add custom calculations by writing JavaScripts.

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Employing the Selection Change properties ยŠย‡ย‡ยŽย‡ย…ย–ย‹ย‘ยยŠยƒยย‰ย‡ย–ยƒย„วกย•ยŠย‘ย™ยย‹ย ย‹ย‰ย—ย”ย‡อตอฒวคอตอณวกย‹ย•ยƒย˜ยƒย‹ยŽยƒย„ยŽย‡ยˆย‘ย”ย‹ย•ย–ย‘ยšยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†ย•ย‘ยยŽย›วค ยˆยƒยŽย‹ย•ย– ย„ย‘ยšย‹ย–ย‡ยย‹ย•ย•ย‡ยŽย‡ย…ย–ย‡ย†วกยƒยย†ย–ยŠย‡ยยƒยย‡ย™ย‹ย–ย‡ยยˆย”ย‘ยย–ยŠย‡ยŽย‹ย•ย–ย‹ย•ย•ย‡ยŽย‡ย…ย–ย‡ย†วก ยƒย˜ยƒย…ย”ย‹ย’ย–ย…ย‘ย†ย‡ย…ยƒยย„ย‡ย’ย”ย‘วฆ ย‰ย”ยƒยยย‡ย†ย–ย‘ย‡ยšย‡ย…ย—ย–ย‡ยƒยยƒย…ย–ย‹ย‘ยย™ยŠย‡ยย–ยŠย‡ย…ยŠยƒยย‰ย‡ย‹ย•ยยƒย†ย‡วคย•ย™ย‹ย–ยŠย–ยŠย‡ย‘ย–ยŠย‡ย”ย†ย‹ยƒยŽย‘ย‰ย„ย‘ยšย‡ย•วกย…ยŽย‹ย…ยวฆ ย‹ยย‰ย–ยŠย‡ย†ย‹ย–ย„ย—ย–ย–ย‘ยย‘ย’ย‡ยย•ย–ยŠย‡ ยƒย˜ยƒย…ย”ย‹ย’ย–ย†ย‹ย–ย‘ย”ย†ย‹ยƒยŽย‘ย‰ย„ย‘ยšวกย™ยŠย‡ย”ย‡ย›ย‘ย—ย…ย”ย‡ยƒย–ย‡ย–ยŠย‡ ยƒย˜ยƒย…ย”ย‹ย’ย– ย…ย‘ย†ย‡วค ย˜ยƒย”ย‹ย‡ย–ย›ย‘ยˆย—ย•ย‡ย•ย‡ยšย‹ย•ย–ยˆย‘ย”ย–ยŠย‡ย‡ยŽย‡ย…ย–ย‹ย‘ยยŠยƒยย‰ย‡ย‘ย’ย–ย‹ย‘ยวคย‘ย—ยย‹ย‰ยŠย–ย™ยƒยย–ย–ย‘ย…ย”ย‡ยƒย–ย‡ยƒยˆย‘ย”ยยˆย‘ย” ย…ย‘ยย•ย—ยย‡ย”ย”ย‡ย•ย’ย‘ยย•ย‡ย•ยˆย‘ย”ยƒย‰ย‹ย˜ย‡ยย’ย”ย‘ย†ย—ย…ย–ศ„ย•ย‘ยย‡ย–ยŠย‹ยย‰ย•ย—ย…ยŠยƒย•ยƒยยƒย—ย–ย‘ยย‘ย„ย‹ยŽย‡วคย‡ย’ย‡ยย†ย‹ยย‰ย‘ย ย‹ยยˆย‘ย”ยยƒย–ย‹ย‘ยย’ย”ย‡ย…ย‡ย†ย‹ยย‰ย–ยŠย‡ยŽย‹ย•ย–ย„ย‘ยšย•ย‡ยŽย‡ย…ย–ย‹ย‘ยวกย•ย‘ยย‡ย‘ย’ย–ย‹ย‘ยย•ยยƒย›ยย‘ย–ย„ย‡ยƒย˜ยƒย‹ยŽยƒย„ยŽย‡วค ย‘ย”ย‡ยšยƒยย’ยŽย‡วก ยƒย—ย•ย‡ย”ย•ย’ย‡ย…ย‹ยˆย‹ย‡ย•วฒยˆย‘ย—ย”วฆย†ย‘ย‘ย”ยƒย—ย–ย‘ยย‘ย„ย‹ยŽย‡วณยƒย•ย‘ยย‡ย‘ยˆย–ยŠย‡ยˆย‘ย”ยย…ยŠย‘ย‹ย…ย‡ย•วกยƒยย†ย–ยŠย‡ยยˆย”ย‘ยยƒยŽย‹ย•ย–วกย–ยŠยƒย– ย—ย•ย‡ย”ย•ย‡ยŽย‡ย…ย–ย•วฒย…ย‘ยย˜ย‡ย”ย–ย‹ย„ยŽย‡วควณ ยˆย–ยŠย‡ยยƒยย—ยˆยƒย…ย–ย—ย”ย‡ย”ย†ย‘ย‡ย•ยย‘ย–ย‘ยˆยˆย‡ย”ยƒย…ย‘ยย˜ย‡ย”ย–ย‹ย„ยŽย‡ยˆย‘ย”ยˆย‘ย—ย”วฆย†ย‘ย‘ย”ยƒย—ย–ย‘วฆ ยย‘ย„ย‹ยŽย‡ย•วกย–ยŠย‡ยย–ยŠย”ย‘ย—ย‰ยŠย—ย•ย‡ย‘ยˆยƒ ยƒย˜ยƒย…ย”ย‹ย’ย–ย‹ยย–ยŠย‡ย‡ยŽย‡ย…ย–ย‹ย‘ยยŠยƒยย‰ย‡ย–ยƒย„วกย–ยŠย‡ย—ย•ย‡ย”ย‹ย•ย‹ยยˆย‘ย”ยย‡ย† ย–ยŠยƒย–ย–ยŠย‹ย•ย•ย‡ยŽย‡ย…ย–ย‹ย‘ยย…ยƒยยย‘ย–ย„ย‡ยยƒย†ย‡ย„ยƒย•ย‡ย†ย‘ยย’ย”ย‡ย˜ย‹ย‘ย—ย•ย‹ยยˆย‘ย”ยยƒย–ย‹ย‘ยย•ย—ย’ย’ยŽย‹ย‡ย†ย‹ยย–ยŠย‡ยˆย‘ย”ยวคยŠย‡ ย†ย‹ย•ย’ยŽยƒย›ย‡ย†ย™ยƒย”ยย‹ยย‰ย…ย‘ย—ยŽย†ย‹ยย…ยŽย—ย†ย‡ย‹ยยˆย‘ย”ยยƒย–ย‹ย‘ยย‘ยยƒยŽย–ย‡ย”ยยƒย–ย‹ย˜ย‡ย•ย‡ยŽย‡ย…ย–ย‹ย‘ยย•ย–ยŠยƒย–ย–ยŠย‡ย—ย•ย‡ย”ย…ย‘ย—ยŽย† ยยƒยย‡วค

FIGURE 30.31

The Selection Change tab is available only for List Box fields. When using a Selection Change option, youโ€™ll need to program JavaScript code to reflect the action when a change in selection occurs.

Using the Digital Signature fields properties ยŠย‡ย‹ย‰ย‹ย–ยƒยŽย‹ย‰ยยƒย–ย—ย”ย‡ย–ย‘ย‘ยŽย‡ยยƒย„ยŽย‡ย•ย›ย‘ย—ย–ย‘ย…ย”ย‡ยƒย–ย‡ยƒยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†ย—ย•ย‡ย†ยˆย‘ย”ย‡ยŽย‡ย…ย–ย”ย‘ยย‹ย…ยƒยŽยŽย›ย•ย‹ย‰ยย‹ยย‰ยƒย†ย‘ย…ย—วฆ ยย‡ยย–ย™ย‹ย–ยŠยƒย†ย‹ย‰ย‹ย–ยƒยŽย•ย‹ย‰ยยƒย–ย—ย”ย‡วคยŠย‡ย‹ย‰ยย‡ย†ย–ยƒย„ย‘ยˆยˆย‡ย”ย•ย‘ย’ย–ย‹ย‘ยย•ยˆย‘ย”ย„ย‡ยŠยƒย˜ย‹ย‘ย”ย™ย‹ย–ยŠย†ย‹ย‰ย‹ย–ยƒยŽย•ย‹ย‰ยยƒวฆ ย–ย—ย”ย‡ย•ยƒย•ยˆย‘ยŽยŽย‘ย™ย•วฃ

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Nothing happens when signed.•–Š‡‹–‡†‡•…”‹’–‹‘•—‰‰‡•–•ǡ–Š‡ˆ‹‡Ž†‹••‹‰‡† „—–‘ƒ…–‹‘–ƒ‡•’Žƒ…‡—’‘•‹‰‹‰Ǥ

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Mark as read-only. Š‡•‹‰‡†ǡ–Š‡•‡Ž‡…–‡†ˆ‹‡Ž†•ƒ”‡…Šƒ‰‡†–‘”‡ƒ†Ǧ‘Ž›ˆ‹‡Ž†•ǡ Ž‘…‹‰–Š‡ƒ‰ƒ‹•–ˆ—”–Š‡”‡†‹–•Ǥ‘—…ƒƒ”ƒŽŽˆ‹‡Ž†•„›•‡Ž‡…–‹‰–Š‡”ƒ†‹‘„—–Ǧ –‘ƒ†…Š‘‘•‹‰ŽŽˆ‹‡Ž†•ˆ”‘–Š‡’—ŽŽǦ†‘™‡—ǤŠ‘‘•‡ŽŽˆ‹‡Ž†•‡š…‡’––Š‡•‡ –‘‹•‘Žƒ–‡ƒˆ‡™ˆ‹‡Ž†•‘–ƒ”‡†ˆ‘””‡ƒ†Ǧ‘Ž›ǡ‘”•‡Ž‡…– —•––Š‡•‡ˆ‹‡Ž†•–‘ƒ”ƒ ˆ‡™ˆ‹‡Ž†•ˆ‘””‡ƒ†Ǧ‘Ž›Ǥ

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This script executes when the field is signed. ‡Ž‡…––Š‡”ƒ†‹‘„—––‘ƒ†…Ž‹…–Š‡ †‹–„—––‘–‘‘’‡–Š‡ ƒ˜ƒ…”‹’–†‹–‘”Ǥ”‹–‡ƒ•…”‹’–‹–Š‡ ƒ˜ƒ…”‹’–†‹–‘”–Šƒ– ‡š‡…—–‡•™Š‡–Š‡ˆ‹‡Ž†‹••‹‰‡†Ǥ

‹‰‹–ƒŽ•‹‰ƒ–—”‡•…ƒ„‡—•‡†–‘Ž‘…†ƒ–ƒˆ‹‡Ž†•Ǥ‘—…ƒƒŽ•‘—•‡–Š‡–‘‹†‹…ƒ–‡ƒ’’”‘˜ƒŽ ˆ”‘—•‡”•‘” ƒ—–Š‘”•ǡ‘”›‘—ƒ›™ƒ––‘†‹•’Žƒ›ƒ‡••ƒ‰‡ƒˆ–‡”ƒ—•‡”•‹‰•ƒˆ‘”Ǥ  ‹‰—”‡͵ͲǤ͵ʹǡƒ ƒ˜ƒ…”‹’–™ƒ•ƒ††‡†–‘–Š‡‹‰‹–ƒŽ‹‰ƒ–—”‡‹‰‡†”‘’‡”–‹‡•Ǥ Š‡•…”‹’–‹–Š‹•‡šƒ’Ž‡‹��•–”—…–•ƒ—•‡”–‘’”‹––Š‡ˆ‘”ƒ†Šƒ†Ǧ†‡Ž‹˜‡”‹––‘–Š‡ ƒ……‘—–‹‰†‡’ƒ”–‡–Ǥ†‹ƒŽ‘‰„‘š‘’‡•ƒˆ–‡”–Š‡—•‡”•‹‰•–Š‡ˆ‘”Ǥ

Cross-Reference For setting up digital signatures and finding out more information related to signing documents, see Chapter 24. n

FIGURE 30.32

For custom actions when a user signs a form, use a JavaScript.

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Accessing Barcode properties Š‡—‹“—‡’”‘’‡”–›•‡––‹‰•‹–Š‡ƒ”…‘†‡ˆ‹‡Ž†ƒ”‡Ž‘…ƒ–‡†‹–Š‡ƒŽ—‡–ƒ„Ǥ’–‹‘•‹–Š‹• –ƒ„ƒ”‡ƒ˜ƒ‹Žƒ„Ž‡‘Ž›™‹–Š„ƒ”…‘†‡ˆ‹‡Ž†•ǡƒ••Š‘™‹ ‹‰—”‡͵ͲǤ͵͵Ǥ‘—Šƒ˜‡‘’–‹‘•ˆ‘” …‘†‹‰ˆ”‘ƒ’—ŽŽǦ†‘™‡—‘ˆˆ‡”‹‰ƒ…Š‘‹…‡„‡–™‡‡ƒ†ƒ„‡Ž‹‹–‡††ƒ–ƒǤ Ž‹…–Š‡‹…„—––‘ƒ†–Š‡ ‹‡Ž†‡Ž‡…–‹‘†‹ƒŽ‘‰„‘š‘’‡•ƒ••Š‘™‹ ‹‰—”‡͵ͲǤ͵ͶǤ‘— —•‡–Š‹•†‹ƒŽ‘‰„‘š–‘†‡–‡”‹‡™Šƒ–ˆ‹‡Ž††ƒ–ƒƒ”‡ƒ††‡†–‘–Š‡„ƒ”…‘†‡Ǥ…Š‡…–Š‘•‡ ‹–‡•›‘—†‘ǯ–™ƒ–ƒ††‡†ǡ•—…Šƒ•„—––‘•–Šƒ–‹˜‘‡ƒ…–‹‘•ǡ–‡’‘”ƒ”›…ƒŽ…—Žƒ–‹‘ ˆ‹‡Ž†•ǡƒ†•‘‘ǤŠ‡ …Ž—†‡ˆ‹‡Ž†ƒ‡•–‡š–„‘š‘ˆˆ‡”•ƒ‘’–‹‘–‘‹…Ž—†‡ˆ‹‡Ž†ƒ‡• ƒŽ‘‰™‹–Š–Š‡†ƒ–ƒ‹–Š‡„ƒ”…‘†‡Ǥ ƒ††‹–‹‘ƒŽ„‘šƒ’’‡ƒ”•ˆ‘”ƒ††‹‰ƒ—•–‘…ƒŽ…—Žƒ–‹‘•…”‹’–ǤŽ‹…–Š‡”ƒ†‹‘„—––‘ƒ† …Ž‹…†‹––‘‘’‡–Š‡ ƒ˜ƒ…”‹’–†‹–‘”Ǥ

FIGURE 30.33

The Value tab appears only in Barcode fields.

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FIGURE 30.34

Click Pick and check the items you want to appear as data in the barcode.

Managing Fields ‘”’—”’‘•‡•‘ˆ‡š’Žƒƒ–‹‘ǡ ǯŽŽ—•‡–Š‡–‡”managing fields–‘‡ƒ†‡ƒŽ‹‰™‹–Šˆ‹‡Ž† †—’Ž‹…ƒ–‹‘ǡ†‡Ž‡–‹‰ˆ‹‡Ž†•ǡƒ†‘†‹ˆ›‹‰ˆ‹‡Ž†ƒ––”‹„—–‡•Ǥˆ–‡”›‘—…”‡ƒ–‡ƒˆ‹‡Ž†‘ƒ  ’ƒ‰‡ǡ›‘—ƒ›™ƒ––‘ƒŽ–‡”‹–••‹œ‡ǡ’‘•‹–‹‘ǡ‘”ƒ––”‹„—–‡•Ǥ†‹–‹‰ˆ‘”ˆ‹‡Ž†•‹…”‘„ƒ–‹• ƒ†‡’‘••‹„Ž‡„›—•‹‰‘‡‘ˆ•‡˜‡”ƒŽ‡—…‘ƒ†•‘””‡–—”‹‰–‘–Š‡”‡•’‡…–‹˜‡ ‹‡Ž† ”‘’‡”–‹‡•™‹†‘™ǤŠ‹•‹†‘ˆ‡†‹–‹‰…ƒ„‡’‡”ˆ‘”‡†‹ ‘”†‹–‹‰‘†‡‘”‹‡™‡” ‘†‡Ǥ

Organizing fields ‘‡†‹–ƒˆ‘”ˆ‹‡Ž†ǯ•’”‘’‡”–‹‡•ǡ—•‡–Š‡‡Ž‡…–„Œ‡…––‘‘ŽǤ ˆ›‘—™‘”‹ ‘”†‹–‹‰‘†‡ǡ –Š‡‡Ž‡…–„Œ‡…––‘‘Ž‹•–Š‡–‘‘Ž•‡Ž‡…–‹‘„›†‡ˆƒ—Ž–ǤŽ‡••›‘—…Š‘‘•‡ƒ–‘‘Žˆ”‘–Š‡†† ‡™ ‹‡Ž†‡—ǡ–Š‡‘Ž›–‘‘Žƒ˜ƒ‹Žƒ„Ž‡–‘›‘—™‹–Š‘—–—•‹‰ƒ‡›‘†‹ˆ‹‡”‹•–Š‡‡Ž‡…– „Œ‡…––‘‘ŽǤ ‹‡™‡”‘†‡ǡ›‘—‡‡†–‘…Ž‹…–Š‡‡Ž‡…–„Œ‡…––‘‘Ž–‘ƒ‡‹––Š‡ƒ…–‹˜‡–‘‘ŽǤ

‡‹–Š‡”‘†‡ǡ‘’‡ƒ…‘–‡š–‡—ƒ†…Š‘‘•‡”‘’‡”–‹‡•–‘‘’‡ƒˆ‹‡Ž†ǯ•’”‘’‡”–‹‡•Ǥ Ž–‡”ƒ–‡Ž›ǡ›‘—…ƒƒŽ•‘†‘—„Ž‡Ǧ…Ž‹…ƒˆ‹‡Ž†–‘‘’‡–Š‡’”‘’‡”–‹‡•†‹ƒŽ‘‰„‘šǤ Š‡›‘—•‡Ž‡…–—Ž–‹’Ž‡ˆ‹‡Ž†•ƒ†…Š‘‘•‡”‘’‡”–‹‡•ˆ”‘–Š‡…‘–‡š–Ǧ•‡•‹–‹˜‡‡—ǡ ‘’–‹‘•‹–Š‡ ‡‡”ƒŽ–ƒ„ǡ–Š‡’’‡ƒ”ƒ…‡–ƒ„ǡƒ†–Š‡…–‹‘•–ƒ„ƒ”‡ƒ˜ƒ‹Žƒ„Ž‡ˆ‘”‡†‹–‹‰Ǥ ’‡…‹ˆ‹…‘’–‹‘•ˆ‘”‡ƒ…Š†‹ˆˆ‡”‡–ˆ‹‡Ž†–›’‡”‡“—‹”‡–Šƒ–›‘—•‡Ž‡…–‘Ž›…‘‘ˆ‹‡Ž†–›’‡•Ǥ ‘”‡šƒ’Ž‡ǡ›‘—…ƒ‡†‹––Š‡ƒ’’‡ƒ”ƒ…‡•‡––‹‰•ˆ‘”ƒ‰”‘—’‘ˆˆ‹‡Ž†•™Š‡”‡–Š‡ˆ‹‡Ž†–›’‡• ƒ”‡†‹ˆˆ‡”‡–Ǥ ‘™‡˜‡”ǡ–‘‡†‹–•‘‡–Š‹‰Ž‹‡”ƒ†‹‘„—––‘ˆ‹‡Ž†‘’–‹‘•ˆ‘”…Š‡…ƒ”•–›Ž‡ǡ ›‘—‡‡†–‘•‡Ž‡…–‘Ž›”ƒ†‹‘„—––‘ˆ‹‡Ž†•‹‘”†‡”–‘‰ƒ‹ƒ……‡••–‘–Š‡’–‹‘•–ƒ„Ǥ

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Tip If the fields you want to select are located next to each other or you want to select many fields, use the Select Object tool and drag a marquee through the fields to be selected. When you release the mouse button, the fields inside the marquee and any fields intersected by the marquee are selected. The marquee does not need to completely surround fields for selection — just include a part of the field box within the marquee. n

Renaming fields Š‡›‘—…”‡ƒ–‡ƒˆ‹‡Ž†‹ ‘”†‹–‹‰‘†‡ǡƒƒ„„”‡˜‹ƒ–‡†’”‘’‡”–‹‡•™‹†‘™‘’‡• ™Š‡”‡›‘—…ƒƒ‡ƒˆ‹‡Ž†ƒ†•‡–ˆ‹‡Ž†ƒ––”‹„—–‡•ƒ•ƒ”‡“—‹”‡†ˆ‹‡Ž†Ȅ‡ƒ‹‰–Š‡ˆ‹‡Ž† —•–„‡ˆ‹ŽŽ‡†‹„‡ˆ‘”‡–Š‡†ƒ–ƒ…ƒ„‡•—„‹––‡†Ǥ ˆ›‘—‘’‡ƒ…‘–‡š–‡—‹‡‹–Š‡” ‘” †‹–‹‰‘†‡‘”‹‡™‡”‘†‡ǡ–Š‡•ƒ‡’”‘’‡”–‹‡•™‹†‘™‘’‡•‘ˆˆ‡”‹‰›‘—–Š‡•ƒ‡ ‘’–‹‘•…Š‘‹…‡•ƒ••Š‘™‹ ‹‰—”‡͵ͲǤ͵ͷǤ

Duplicating fields ‘—…ƒ†—’Ž‹…ƒ–‡ƒˆ‹‡Ž†„›•‡Ž‡…–‹‰‹–ƒ†Š‘Ž†‹‰†‘™–Š‡–”ŽȀ’–‹‘‡›™Š‹Ž‡…Ž‹…‹‰ ƒ††”ƒ‰‰‹‰–Š‡ˆ‹‡Ž†„‘šǤ ‹‡Ž†•…ƒƒŽ•‘„‡…‘’‹‡†ƒ†’ƒ•–‡†‘ƒ ’ƒ‰‡ǡ„‡–™‡‡  ’ƒ‰‡•ǡƒ†„‡–™‡‡ †‘…—‡–•Ǥ‡Ž‡…–ƒˆ‹‡Ž†‘”—Ž–‹’Ž‡ˆ‹‡Ž†•ǡƒ†–Š‡…Š‘‘•‡†‹– ➪ ‘’›Ǥ‘˜‡–‘ƒ‘–Š‡”’ƒ‰‡‘”‘’‡ƒ‘–Š‡” †‘…—‡–ƒ†…Š‘‘•‡†‹– ➪ ƒ•–‡ǤŠ‡ ˆ‹‡Ž†ƒ‡•ƒ†ƒ––”‹„—–‡•ƒ”‡’ƒ•–‡†–‘‰‡–Š‡”‘ƒ‡™’ƒ‰‡Ǥ‘’›‹‰ƒ†’ƒ•–‹‰ˆ‹‡Ž†• ™‘”•™‡ŽŽ™Š‹Ž‡‹ ‘”†‹–‹‰‘”‹‡™‡”‘†‡Ǥ

FIGURE 30.35

Open a context menu and choose Rename Field to open the abbreviated properties where a field name can be changed.

Tip To ensure that field names are an exact match between forms, create one form with all the fields used on other forms. Copy the fields from the original form and paste the fields in other forms requiring the same fields. By pasting the fields, you ensure all field names are identical between forms and can easily swap data between them. If you have JavaScripts at the document level, use the Document ➪ Replace Pages command when you want to populate a form having a similar design to an original form. n

Moving fields ‘—…ƒ”‡Ž‘…ƒ–‡ˆ‹‡Ž†•‘–Š‡ ’ƒ‰‡„›—•‹‰–Š‡‡Ž‡…–„Œ‡…––‘‘Žƒ†…Ž‹…‹‰ƒ††”ƒ‰Ǧ ‰‹‰–Š‡ˆ‹‡Ž†–‘ƒ‡™Ž‘…ƒ–‹‘Ǥ‘…‘•–”ƒ‹–Š‡ƒ‰Ž‡‘ˆ‘˜‡‡–ǡ•‡Ž‡…–ƒˆ‹‡Ž†™‹–Š–Š‡ ‡Ž‡…–„Œ‡…––‘‘Žǡ’”‡••–Š‡Š‹ˆ–‡›ǡƒ††”ƒ‰–Š‡ˆ‹‡Ž†–‘ƒ‡™Ž‘…ƒ–‹‘Ǥ ‘”’”‡…‹•‡

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Part VI: Using Acrobat PDF Forms ยย‘ย˜ย‡ยย‡ยย–วกย—ย•ย‡ย–ยŠย‡ยƒย”ย”ย‘ย™ยย‡ย›ย•ย–ย‘ยย‘ย˜ย‡ยƒยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†ย„ย‘ยšยŽย‡ยˆย–วกย”ย‹ย‰ยŠย–วกย—ย’วกย‘ย”ย†ย‘ย™ยวคยŠย‡ยย—ย•ย‹ยย‰ย–ยŠย‡ ยƒย”ย”ย‘ย™ยย‡ย›ย•ย–ย‘ยย‘ย˜ย‡ยƒยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†วกย„ย‡ย…ย‡ย”ย–ยƒย‹ยย–ย‘ยย‘ย–ย—ย•ย‡ย–ยŠย‡ยŠย‹ยˆย–ยย‡ย›ย™ยŠย‹ยŽย‡ย’ย”ย‡ย•ย•ย‹ยย‰ย–ยŠย‡ยƒย”ย”ย‘ย™ยย‡ย›ย• ย„ย‡ย…ยƒย—ย•ย‡ย†ย‘ย‹ยย‰ย•ย‘ย”ย‡ย•ย‹ยœย‡ย•ยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†ย„ย‘ยšย‡ย•ยƒย•ย‘ย’ย’ย‘ย•ย‡ย†ย–ย‘ยย‘ย˜ย‹ยย‰ย–ยŠย‡ยวค

Deleting fields ย‘ย—ย†ย‡ยŽย‡ย–ย‡ยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†ย•ยˆย”ย‘ย ย†ย‘ย…ย—ยย‡ยย–ย•ย‹ยย–ยŠย”ย‡ย‡ย™ยƒย›ย•วคย‡ยŽย‡ย…ย–ย–ยŠย‡ยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†ยƒยย†ย’ย”ย‡ย•ย•ย–ยŠย‡ยƒย…ยย•ย’ยƒย…ย‡ ยย‡ย›ศ‹ย‹ยย†ย‘ย™ย•ศŒย‘ย”ย‡ยŽย‡ย–ย‡ยย‡ย›ศ‹ยƒย…ศŒวคย‘ย—ย…ยƒยยƒยŽย•ย‘ย•ย‡ยŽย‡ย…ย–ย–ยŠย‡ยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†ยƒยย†ย–ยŠย‡ยย…ยŠย‘ย‘ย•ย‡ย†ย‹ย– โžช ย‡ยŽย‡ย–ย‡ย‘ย”ย‘ย’ย‡ยยƒย…ย‘ยย–ย‡ยšย–ยย‡ยย—ยƒยย†ย…ยŠย‘ย‘ย•ย‡ย†ย‹ย– โžช ย‡ยŽย‡ย–ย‡วค ยยƒยŽยŽย…ยƒย•ย‡ย•วกย…ย”ย‘ย„ยƒย–ย”ย‡ยย‘ย˜ย‡ย•ย–ยŠย‡ ยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†ย™ย‹ย–ยŠย‘ย—ย–ย™ยƒย”ยย‹ยย‰วค ยˆย›ย‘ย—ย‹ยยƒย†ย˜ย‡ย”ย–ย‡ยย–ยŽย›ย†ย‡ยŽย‡ย–ย‡ยƒยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†วกย›ย‘ย—ย…ยƒยยย†ย‘ย–ยŠย‡ย‘ย’ย‡ย”ยƒย–ย‹ย‘ยย„ย› ย…ยŠย‘ย‘ย•ย‹ยย‰ย†ย‹ย– โžช ยย†ย‘วค

Aligning fields ย˜ย‡ยย™ยŠย‡ยย›ย‘ย—ย˜ย‹ย‡ย™ย–ยŠย‡ย‰ย”ย‹ย†ย•ย‘ยย–ยŠย‡ ย’ยƒย‰ย‡วกยƒยŽย‹ย‰ยย‹ยย‰ยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†ย•ย…ยƒยย•ย‘ยย‡ย–ย‹ยย‡ย•ย„ย‡ย…ยŠยƒยŽยŽย‡ยย‰ย‹ยย‰วค ย…ย”ย‘ย„ยƒย–ย•ย‹ยย’ยŽย‹ยˆย‹ย‡ย•ยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†ยƒยŽย‹ย‰ยยย‡ยย–ย„ย›ย‘ยˆยˆย‡ย”ย‹ยย‰ยย‡ยย—ย…ย‘ยยยƒยย†ย•ยˆย‘ย”ยƒยŽย‹ย‰ยย‹ยย‰ย–ยŠย‡ยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†ย”ย‡ย…ย–ยƒยวฆ ย‰ยŽย‡ย•ยƒย–ย–ยŠย‡ยŽย‡ยˆย–วกย”ย‹ย‰ยŠย–วกย–ย‘ย’วกยƒยย†ย„ย‘ย–ย–ย‘ยย•ย‹ย†ย‡ย•วกยƒย•ย™ย‡ยŽยŽยƒย•ยˆย‘ย”ย•ย’ย‡ย…ย‹ยˆย›ย‹ยย‰ยŠย‘ย”ย‹ยœย‘ยย–ยƒยŽยƒยย†ย˜ย‡ย”ย–ย‹ย…ยƒยŽ ยƒยŽย‹ย‰ยยย‡ยย–ย‘ยย–ยŠย‡ ย’ยƒย‰ย‡วคย‘ยƒยŽย‹ย‰ยยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†ย•วกย•ย‡ยŽย‡ย…ย–ย–ย™ย‘ย‘ย”ยย‘ย”ย‡ยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†ย•ยƒยย†ย–ยŠย‡ยย‘ย’ย‡ยยƒย…ย‘ยย–ย‡ยšย– ยย‡ยย—ยƒยย†ย•ย‡ยŽย‡ย…ย–ยŽย‹ย‰ย โžช ย‹ย•ย–ย”ย‹ย„ย—ย–ย‡ย‡ยย–ย‡ย”วกยƒย•ย•ยŠย‘ย™ยย‹ย ย‹ย‰ย—ย”ย‡อตอฒวคอตอธวคยŠย‡ยƒยŽย‹ย‰ยยย‡ยย–ย‘ย’ย–ย‹ย‘ยย• ยˆย‘ย”ย‡ยˆย–วกย‹ย‰ยŠย–วกย‘ย’วกย‘ย–ย–ย‘ยวก ย‘ย”ย‹ยœย‘ยย–ยƒยŽยŽย›วกยƒยย†ย‡ย”ย–ย‹ย…ยƒยŽยŽย›ยƒย’ย’ย‡ยƒย”ย‹ยยƒย•ย—ย„ยย‡ยย—วค

FIGURE 30.36

Open a context menu using the Select Object tool on one field in a group of selected fields and choose Align from the menu.

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Chapter 30: Understanding Acrobat Form Tools ย…ย”ย‘ย„ยƒย–ยƒยŽย‹ย‰ยย•ยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†ย•ยƒย…ย…ย‘ย”ย†ย‹ยย‰ย–ย‘ย–ยŠย‡ยˆย‹ย”ย•ย–ยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†ย•ย‡ยŽย‡ย…ย–ย‡ย†ศ‹ย–ยŠย‡ยƒยย…ยŠย‘ย”ยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†ยƒย’ย’ย‡ยƒย”ย‹ยย‰ย™ย‹ย–ยŠยƒ ย”ย‡ย†ยŠย‹ย‰ยŠยŽย‹ย‰ยŠย–ศŒวค ยย‘ย–ยŠย‡ย”ย™ย‘ย”ย†ย•วกย–ยŠย‡ยˆย‹ย”ย•ย–ยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†วฏย•ย˜ย‡ย”ย–ย‹ย…ยƒยŽย’ย‘ย•ย‹ย–ย‹ย‘ยย‹ย•ย—ย•ย‡ย†ย–ย‘ยƒยŽย‹ย‰ยยƒยŽยŽย•ย—ย„ย•ย‡วฆ ย“ย—ย‡ยย–ยŽย›ย•ย‡ยŽย‡ย…ย–ย‡ย†ยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†ย•ย–ย‘ย–ยŠย‡ย•ยƒยย‡ย˜ย‡ย”ย–ย‹ย…ยƒยŽย’ย‘ย•ย‹ย–ย‹ย‘ยวคยŠย‡ย•ยƒยย‡ยŠย‘ยŽย†ย•ย–ย”ย—ย‡ยˆย‘ย”ยŽย‡ยˆย–วกย”ย‹ย‰ยŠย–วกยƒยย† ย–ย‘ย’ยƒยŽย‹ย‰ยยย‡ยย–ย’ย‘ย•ย‹ย–ย‹ย‘ยย•วคยŠย‡ยย›ย‘ย—ย—ย•ย‡ย–ยŠย‡ยŠย‘ย”ย‹ยœย‘ยย–ยƒยŽยƒยย†ย˜ย‡ย”ย–ย‹ย…ยƒยŽยƒยŽย‹ย‰ยยย‡ยย–ย•วกย–ยŠย‡ยˆย‹ย”ย•ย–ยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย† ย•ย‡ยŽย‡ย…ย–ย‡ย†ย†ย‡ย–ย‡ย”ยย‹ยย‡ย•ย–ยŠย‡ย…ย‡ยย–ย‡ย”ยƒยŽย‹ย‰ยยย‡ยย–ย’ย‘ย•ย‹ย–ย‹ย‘ยยˆย‘ย”ยƒยŽยŽย•ย—ย„ย•ย‡ย“ย—ย‡ยย–ยŽย›ย•ย‡ยŽย‡ย…ย–ย‡ย†ยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†ย•วคยŽยŽ ยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†ย•ยƒย”ย‡ย…ย‡ยย–ย‡ย”ยƒยŽย‹ย‰ยย‡ย†ย‡ย‹ย–ยŠย‡ย”ย˜ย‡ย”ย–ย‹ย…ยƒยŽยŽย›ย‘ย”ยŠย‘ย”ย‹ยœย‘ยย–ยƒยŽยŽย›ย–ย‘ย–ยŠย‡ยƒยย…ยŠย‘ย”ยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†วค

Tip Fields are aligned to an anchor field when multiple fields are selected and you use the align, center, distribute, and size commands. The anchor field appears with a red border whereas the remaining selected field highlights are blue. If you want to change the anchor (the field to be used for alignment, sizing, and so on), click any other field in the selected group. Unlike other multiple object selections, you donโ€™t need to use the Shift key when selecting different fields from among a group of selected fields. All fields remain selected until you click outside the field boundaries of any selected field. n

ย‘ย—ย…ยƒยย†ย‹ย•ย–ย”ย‹ย„ย—ย–ย‡ยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†ย•ย‘ยยƒ ย’ยƒย‰ย‡ย„ย›ย•ย‡ยŽย‡ย…ย–ย‹ยย‰ยย—ยŽย–ย‹ย’ยŽย‡ยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†ย•ยƒยย†ย…ยŠย‘ย‘ย•ย‹ยย‰ย‹ย•ย–ย”ย‹ย„ย—ย–ย‡ ศ‹ย‡ย”ย–ย‹ย…ยƒยŽยŽย›ย‘ย” ย‘ย”ย‹ยœย‘ยย–ยƒยŽยŽย›ศŒยˆย”ย‘ยย–ยŠย‡ย•ยƒยย‡ย•ย—ย„ยย‡ยย—วคย‡ยŽย‡ย…ย–ย‡ย‹ย–ยŠย‡ย” ย‘ย”ย‹ยœย‘ยย–ยƒยŽยŽย›ย‘ย”ย‡ย”ย–ย‹ย…ยƒยŽยŽย› ยˆย‘ย”ย–ยŠย‡ย†ย‹ย•ย–ย”ย‹ย„ย—ย–ย‹ย‘ยย–ย›ย’ย‡วคยŠย‡ยˆย‹ย”ย•ย–ยƒยย†ยŽยƒย•ย–ยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†ย•ย‹ยย–ยŠย‡ย‰ย”ย‘ย—ย’ย†ย‡ย–ย‡ย”ยย‹ยย‡ย–ยŠย‡ย„ย‡ย‰ย‹ยยย‹ยย‰ยƒยย† ย‡ยย†ย‹ยย‰ย‘ยˆย–ยŠย‡ยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†ย†ย‹ย•ย–ย”ย‹ย„ย—ย–ย‹ย‘ยวคยŽยŽยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†ย•ย™ย‹ย–ยŠย‹ยย–ยŠย‡ย–ย™ย‘ย‡ยšย–ย”ย‡ยย‡ย•ยƒย”ย‡ย†ย‹ย•ย–ย”ย‹ย„ย—ย–ย‡ย†ย‡ย“ย—ย‹ย†ย‹ย•ย–ยƒยย– ย„ย‡ย–ย™ย‡ย‡ยย–ยŠย‡ยˆย‹ย”ย•ย–ยƒยย†ยŽยƒย•ย–ยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†ย•วค

Cross-Reference For an example of how to use the Distribute commands, see โ€œCreating multiple copies of fieldsโ€ later in this chapter. n

ย‡ยย–ย‡ย”ยƒยŽย‹ย‰ยยย‡ยย–ย‹ย•ยƒยย‘ย–ยŠย‡ย”ยย‡ยย—ย…ย‘ยยยƒยย†ยƒย˜ยƒย‹ยŽยƒย„ยŽย‡ยˆย”ย‘ยยƒย…ย‘ยย–ย‡ยšย–ยย‡ยย—วคยŠย‡ยย›ย‘ย— ย…ยŠย‘ย‘ย•ย‡ย‡ยย–ย‡ย”ศ‹ย‡ย”ย–ย‹ย…ยƒยŽยŽย›ย‘ย” ย‘ย”ย‹ยœย‘ยย–ยƒยŽยŽย›ศŒยˆย”ย‘ยย–ยŠย‡ย•ยƒยย‡ย•ย—ย„ยย‡ยย—ย•ยŠย‘ย™ยย‹ย ย‹ย‰ย—ย”ย‡อตอฒวคอตอธวก ย–ยŠย‡ย•ย‡ยŽย‡ย…ย–ย‡ย†ยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†ยƒยŽย‹ย‰ยย•ย–ย‘ย–ยŠย‡ยŠย‘ย”ย‹ยœย‘ยย–ยƒยŽย‘ย”ย˜ย‡ย”ย–ย‹ย…ยƒยŽย…ย‡ยย–ย‡ย”ย‘ยˆย–ยŠย‡ย’ยƒย‰ย‡วคยŠย‘ย‘ย•ย‡ย‘ย–ยŠย–ย‘ยƒยŽย‹ย‰ยยƒ ยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†ย–ย‘ย–ยŠย‡ย…ย‡ยย–ย‡ย”ย‘ยˆยƒย’ยƒย‰ย‡วค ยˆยย—ยŽย–ย‹ย’ยŽย‡ยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†ย•ยƒย”ย‡ย•ย‡ยŽย‡ย…ย–ย‡ย†วกย–ยŠย‡ยƒยŽย‹ย‰ยยย‡ยย–ย‘ย’ย–ย‹ย‘ยย•ย–ยƒยย‡ย‹ยย–ย‘ ยƒย…ย…ย‘ย—ยย–ย–ยŠย‡ย”ย‡ยŽยƒย–ย‹ย˜ย‡ย’ย‘ย•ย‹ย–ย‹ย‘ยย•ย‘ยˆย–ยŠย‡ยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†ย„ย‘ยšย‡ย•ยƒยย†ย…ย‡ยย–ย‡ย”ย–ยŠย‡ย•ย‡ยŽย‡ย…ย–ย‡ย†ยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†ย•ยƒย•ยƒย‰ย”ย‘ย—ย’ ย™ยŠย‹ยŽย‡ย’ย”ย‡ย•ย‡ย”ย˜ย‹ยย‰ย–ยŠย‡ย‹ย”ย”ย‡ยŽยƒย–ย‹ย˜ย‡ย’ย‘ย•ย‹ย–ย‹ย‘ยย•วค

Sizing fields ย‹ย‡ยŽย†ย”ย‡ย…ย–ยƒยย‰ยŽย‡ย•ย…ยƒยย„ย‡ย•ย‹ยœย‡ย†ย–ย‘ยƒย…ย‘ยยย‘ยย’ยŠย›ย•ย‹ย…ยƒยŽย•ย‹ยœย‡วคยย…ย‡ยƒย‰ยƒย‹ยวกย–ยŠย‡ยƒยย…ยŠย‘ย”ยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†ย†ย‡ย–ย‡ย”วฆ ยย‹ยย‡ย•ย–ยŠย‡ย•ย‹ยœย‡ยƒย–ย–ย”ย‹ย„ย—ย–ย‡ย•ยˆย‘ย”ย–ยŠย‡ย”ย‡ยยƒย‹ยย‹ยย‰ยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†ย•ย•ย‡ยŽย‡ย…ย–ย‡ย†วคย‘ย•ย‹ยœย‡ยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†ย•วกย•ย‡ยŽย‡ย…ย–ยย—ยŽย–ย‹ย’ยŽย‡ยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย† ย„ย‘ยšย‡ย•วกยƒยย†ย–ยŠย‡ยย‘ย’ย‡ยยƒย…ย‘ยย–ย‡ยšย–ยย‡ยย—ยƒยย†ย…ยŠย‘ย‘ย•ย‡ย‹ยœย‡ ย‹ย‡ยŽย†ย•ย–ย‘ยƒยย‡ย‹ยœย‡ยƒยย†ย…ยŠย‘ย‘ย•ย‡ย‹ย†ย–ยŠวก ย‡ย‹ย‰ยŠย–วกย‘ย”ย‘ย–ยŠยˆย”ย‘ยย–ยŠย‡ย•ย—ย„ยย‡ยย—วคย‘ย•ย‹ยœย‡ยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†ย„ย‘ยšย‡ย•ย‹ยย†ย‹ย˜ย‹ย†ย—ยƒยŽยŽย›ย‹ยย•ยยƒยŽยŽย‹ยย…ย”ย‡ยย‡ยย–ย•วกยŠย‘ยŽย† ย†ย‘ย™ยย–ยŠย‡ย–ย”ยŽศ€ย’ย–ย‹ย‘ยยย‡ย›ยƒยย†ยย‘ย˜ย‡ย–ยŠย‡ยƒย”ย”ย‘ย™ยย‡ย›ย•วคยŠย‡ย‡ยˆย–ยƒยย†ย‹ย‰ยŠย–ย”ย”ย‘ย™ยย‡ย›ย•ย•ย‹ยœย‡ยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย† ย„ย‘ยšย‡ย•ยŠย‘ย”ย‹ยœย‘ยย–ยƒยŽยŽย›วกย™ยŠย‡ย”ย‡ยƒย•ย–ยŠย‡ย’ยƒยย†ย‘ย™ยยƒย”ย”ย‘ย™ยย‡ย›ย•ย•ย‹ยœย‡ยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†ย„ย‘ยšย‡ย•ย˜ย‡ย”ย–ย‹ย…ยƒยŽยŽย›วค

Creating multiple copies of fields ย‘ย…ย”ย‡ยƒย–ย‡ยƒย–ยƒย„ยŽย‡ยƒย”ย”ยƒย›วกย•ย‡ยŽย‡ย…ย–ยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†ย•ย‡ย‹ย–ยŠย‡ย”ย‹ยยƒย•ย‹ยย‰ยŽย‡ย”ย‘ย™ย‘ย”ย•ย‹ยย‰ยŽย‡ย…ย‘ยŽย—ยยยƒยย†ย‘ย’ย‡ยยƒย…ย‘ยย–ย‡ยšย– ยย‡ยย—วค ย”ย‘ยย–ยŠย‡ยย‡ยย—ย‘ย’ย–ย‹ย‘ยย•วกย•ย‡ยŽย‡ย…ย–ยŽยƒย…ย‡ย—ยŽย–ย‹ย’ยŽย‡ ย‹ย‡ยŽย†ย•วคยŠย‡ย”ย‡ยƒย–ย‡ย—ยŽย–ย‹ย’ยŽย‡ย‘ย’ย‹ย‡ย•ย‘ยˆ ย‹ย‡ยŽย†ย• ย†ย‹ยƒยŽย‘ย‰ย„ย‘ยšย‘ย’ย‡ยย•วกยƒย•ย•ยŠย‘ย™ยย‹ย ย‹ย‰ย—ย”ย‡อตอฒวคอตอนวค ยย–ยŠย‡ย”ย‡ยƒย–ย‡ย—ยŽย–ย‹ย’ยŽย‡ย‘ย’ย‹ย‡ย•ย‘ยˆ ย‹ย‡ยŽย†ย•ย†ย‹ยƒยŽย‘ย‰ย„ย‘ยšวก

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Part VI: Using Acrobat PDF Forms ‡–‡”ƒ˜ƒŽ—‡‹–Š‡ˆ‹‡Ž†„‘šˆ‘”‘’›•‡Ž‡…–‡†ˆ‹‡Ž†•†‘™ȋˆ‘”…”‡ƒ–‹‰”‘™•‘ˆˆ‹‡Ž†•Ȍ‘”‘’› •‡Ž‡…–‡†ˆ‹‡Ž†•ƒ…”‘••ȋ–‘…”‡ƒ–‡…‘Ž—•‘ˆˆ‹‡Ž†•ȌǤ  ‹‰—”‡͵ͲǤ͵͹ǡ …”‡ƒ–‡†–Š”‡‡ˆ‹‡Ž†•ƒ† ™ƒ–‡†›†—’Ž‹…ƒ–‡†ˆ‹‡Ž†•–‘„‡ƒ††‡†„‡Ž‘™–Š‡–‘’”‘™Ǥ‘–‹…‡™Š‡›‘—ƒ‡•‡Ž‡…–‹‘• ‹–Š‡”‡ƒ–‡—Ž–‹’Ž‡‘’‹‡•‘ˆ ‹‡Ž†•†‹ƒŽ‘‰„‘š™‹–Š–Š‡”‡˜‹‡™…Š‡…„‘š‡ƒ„Ž‡†ǡ›‘—•‡‡ƒ †›ƒ‹…’”‡˜‹‡™‹–Š‡†‘…—‡–ˆ‘”Š‘™–Š‡ˆ‹‡Ž†•ƒ’’‡ƒ”™Š‡†—’Ž‹…ƒ–‡†Ǥ

Note You can also create a table array by first creating a single field and then selecting options for both Copy Selected Fields down and Copy Selected Fields across. n

ˆ›‘—™ƒ––‘ƒ††„‘–Š”‘™•ƒ†…‘Ž—•ǡ›‘—…ƒ•—’’Ž›˜ƒŽ—‡•‹„‘–Šˆ‹‡Ž†„‘š‡•ˆ‘”–Š‡ †‡•‹”‡†—„‡”‘ˆ…‘Ž—•ƒ†”‘™•ǤŠ‡Šƒ‰‡‹†–Šƒ†Šƒ‰‡ ‡‹‰Š–ˆ‹‡Ž†„‘š‡• ‡ƒ„Ž‡›‘—–‘ƒ†Œ—•––Š‡ˆ‹‡Ž††‹•–ƒ…‡”‡•’‡…–‹˜‡–‘‡ƒ…Š‘–Š‡”Ȅ‡†‹–‹‰–Š‡˜ƒŽ—‡•†‘‡•‘– …Šƒ‰‡–Š‡’Š›•‹…ƒŽ•‹œ‡•‘ˆ–Š‡ˆ‹‡Ž†•ǤŽ‹…–Š‡’Ȁ‘™„—––‘•ˆ‘”‘˜‹‰ƒŽŽˆ‹‡Ž†•˜‡”–‹Ǧ …ƒŽŽ›‘”–Š‡‡ˆ–Ȁ‹‰Š–„—––‘•–‘‘˜‡ˆ‹‡Ž†•Š‘”‹œ‘–ƒŽŽ›ǤŠ‡–Š‡’”‡˜‹‡™„‘š‹•‡ƒ„Ž‡†ǡ ›‘—ǯŽŽ•‡‡ƒ’”‡˜‹‡™‘ˆ–Š‡†—’Ž‹…ƒ–‡†”‘™•ƒ†…‘Ž—•„‡ˆ‘”‡›‘—ƒ……‡’––Š‡ƒ––”‹„—–‡ …Š‘‹…‡•„›…Ž‹…‹‰Ǥ

FIGURE 30.37

To create a table array, select a row or column of fields and open a context menu. Select Place Multiple Fields and make selections in the Create Multiple Copies of Fields dialog box for the number of rows or columns to be duplicated.

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ยˆวกยƒยˆย–ย‡ย”ย›ย‘ย—ย…ยŽย‹ย…ยวกย›ย‘ย—ยย‡ย‡ย†ย–ย‘ย’ย‘ยŽย‹ย•ยŠย–ยŠย‡ย’ย‘ย•ย‹ย–ย‹ย‘ยย‘ยˆย–ยŠย‡ยย‡ย™ยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†ย•วกย›ย‘ย—ย…ยƒยยย‘ย˜ย‡ย–ยŠย‡ย–ย‘ย’ ยƒยย†ย„ย‘ย–ย–ย‘ยยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†ย•ศ‹ยˆย‘ย”ยƒยŽย‹ย‰ยย‹ยย‰ย•ย‹ยย‰ยŽย‡ย…ย‘ยŽย—ยยย•ศŒวกย–ยŠย‡ยย‘ย’ย‡ยยƒย…ย‘ยย–ย‡ยšย–ยย‡ยย—ยƒยย†ย…ยŠย‘ย‘ย•ย‡ยŽย‹ย‰ยวก ย‹ย•ย–ย”ย‹ย„ย—ย–ย‡วกย‘ย”ย‡ยย–ย‡ย” โžช ย‡ย”ย–ย‹ย…ยƒยŽยŽย›ศ‹ย‘ย” ย‘ย”ย‹ยœย‘ยย–ยƒยŽยŽย›ศŒศ„ย†ย‡ย’ย‡ยย†ย‹ยย‰ย‘ยย™ยŠย‡ย–ยŠย‡ย”ย›ย‘ย—วฏย”ย‡ยƒย†ยŒย—ย•ย–ย‹ยย‰ ยƒย”ย‘ย™ย‘ย”ย…ย‘ยŽย—ยยวค ยŠย‡ยย—ย•ย‹ยย‰ย–ยŠย‡ย‹ย•ย–ย”ย‹ย„ย—ย–ย‡ย…ย‘ยยยƒยย†วกย›ย‘ย—ย…ยƒยย†ย‹ย•ย–ย”ย‹ย„ย—ย–ย‡ย‘ยยŽย›ย•ย‹ยย‰ยŽย‡ย”ย‘ย™ย•ย‘ย”ย…ย‘ยŽย—ยยย•วค ยˆย›ย‘ย— ยƒย–ย–ย‡ยย’ย–ย–ย‘ย•ย‡ยŽย‡ย…ย–ยƒยŽยŽยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†ย•ย‹ยยƒย–ยƒย„ยŽย‡ยƒยย†ย†ย‹ย•ย–ย”ย‹ย„ย—ย–ย‡ย•ย‡ย˜ย‡ย”ยƒยŽย”ย‘ย™ย•ย‘ย”ย…ย‘ยŽย—ยยย•ยƒย–ย‘ยย…ย‡วกย–ยŠย‡ ย”ย‡ย•ย—ยŽย–ย•ย”ย‡ยย†ย‡ย”ยƒยย‘ยˆยˆย•ย‡ย–ย†ย‹ย•ย–ย”ย‹ย„ย—ย–ย‹ย‘ยย–ยŠยƒย–ยย‘ย•ย–ยŽย‹ยย‡ยŽย›ย…ย”ย‡ยƒย–ย‡ย•ยƒยย—ยย—ย•ยƒย„ยŽย‡ยƒยŽย‹ย‰ยยย‡ยย–วค

Duplicating fields ย•ย‹ยย‰ย–ยŠย‡ยŽยƒย…ย‡ย—ยŽย–ย‹ย’ยŽย‡ ย‹ย‡ยŽย†ย•ยย‡ยย—ย…ย‘ยยยƒยย†ยˆย”ย‘ยยƒย…ย‘ยย–ย‡ยšย–ยย‡ยย—ย‡ยยƒย„ยŽย‡ย•ย›ย‘ย—ย–ย‘ย…ย”ย‡ยƒย–ย‡ ย–ยƒย„ยŽย‡ยƒย”ย”ยƒย›ย•ย‘ย”ย‹ยย†ย‹ย˜ย‹ย†ย—ยƒยŽย…ย‘ยŽย—ยยย•ย‘ย”ย”ย‘ย™ย•ย‘ยยŽย›ย‘ยยƒย•ย‹ยย‰ยŽย‡ย’ยƒย‰ย‡วค ยˆย›ย‘ย—ย™ยƒยย–ย–ย‘ย†ย—ย’ยŽย‹ย…ยƒย–ย‡ ยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†ย•ย‡ย‹ย–ยŠย‡ย”ย‘ยยƒย’ยƒย‰ย‡ย‘ย”ย–ยŠย”ย‘ย—ย‰ยŠยƒยย—ยย„ย‡ย”ย‘ยˆย’ยƒย‰ย‡ย•วกยƒยย‘ย–ยŠย‡ย”ยย‡ยย—ย…ย‘ยยยƒยย†ย‡ยšย‹ย•ย–ย•ยˆย‘ย”ยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย† ย†ย—ย’ยŽย‹ย…ยƒย–ย‹ย‘ยวค ย‘ย—ย…ยƒยย—ย•ย‡ย–ยŠย‡ย—ย’ยŽย‹ย…ยƒย–ย‡ย…ย‘ยยยƒยย†ย–ย‘ย†ย—ย’ยŽย‹ย…ยƒย–ย‡ยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†ย•วขยŠย‘ย™ย‡ย˜ย‡ย”วกย‹ยยย‘ย•ย–ย…ย‹ย”ย…ย—ยย•ย–ยƒยย…ย‡ย• ย™ยŠย‡ยย›ย‘ย—ย™ยƒยย–ย–ย‘ย†ย—ย’ยŽย‹ย…ยƒย–ย‡ยƒยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†วกย’ย”ย‡ย•ย•ย–ยŠย‡ย–ย”ยŽศ€ย’ย–ย‹ย‘ยยย‡ย›ยƒยย†ย…ยŽย‹ย…ยฮชย†ย”ยƒย‰ยƒยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†วคยŠย‡ยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย† ยƒยย†ย–ยŠย‡ย’ย”ย‘ย’ย‡ย”ย–ย‹ย‡ย•ยƒย”ย‡ย†ย—ย’ยŽย‹ย…ยƒย–ย‡ย†วค ยˆย›ย‘ย—ยย‡ย‡ย†ย–ย‘ย…ยŠยƒยย‰ย‡ย–ยŠย‡ยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†ยยƒยย‡วกย‘ย’ย‡ยย–ยŠย‡ย’ย”ย‘ย’ย‡ย”ย–ย‹ย‡ย• ย†ย‹ยƒยŽย‘ย‰ย„ย‘ยšยƒยย†ย‡ย†ย‹ย–ย–ยŠย‡ยƒยย‡ย‹ยย–ยŠย‡ ย‡ยย‡ย”ยƒยŽย’ย”ย‘ย’ย‡ย”ย–ย‹ย‡ย•วค

Setting attribute defaults

ยˆย›ย‘ย—ย•ย’ย‡ยย†ย–ย‹ยย‡ยˆย‘ย”ยยƒย–ย–ย‹ยย‰ยƒย–ย–ย”ย‹ย„ย—ย–ย‡ย•ยˆย‘ย”ยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†ยƒย’ย’ย‡ยƒย”ยƒยย…ย‡ย•วกย‘ย’ย–ย‹ย‘ยย•วกยƒยย†ยƒย…ย–ย‹ย‘ยย•วกย›ย‘ย—ยยƒย› ย™ยƒยย–ย–ย‘ยƒย•ย•ย‹ย‰ยยƒย†ย‡ยˆยƒย—ยŽย–ยƒย–ย–ย”ย‹ย„ย—ย–ย‡ย•ย‡ย–ยˆย‘ย”ยƒยŽยŽย•ย—ย„ย•ย‡ย“ย—ย‡ยย–ยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†ย•ย…ย”ย‡ยƒย–ย‡ย†ย™ย‹ย–ยŠย–ยŠย‡ย•ยƒยย‡ยˆย‘ย”ย ย–ย‘ย‘ยŽวคยˆย–ย‡ย”ย…ย”ย‡ยƒย–ย‹ยย‰ยƒยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†ย™ย‹ย–ยŠย–ยŠย‡ยƒย–ย–ย”ย‹ย„ย—ย–ย‡ย•ย›ย‘ย—ย™ยƒยย–วกย‘ย’ย‡ยยƒย…ย‘ยย–ย‡ยšย–ยย‡ยย—ยƒยย†ย•ย‡ยŽย‡ย…ย–ย•ย‡ ย—ย”ย”ย‡ยย–ย”ย‘ย’ย‡ย”ย–ย‹ย‡ย•ยƒย•ย‡ย™ย‡ยˆยƒย—ยŽย–ย•วคยŠย‡ย’ย”ย‘ย’ย‡ย”ย–ย‹ย‡ย•ย‘ย’ย–ย‹ย‘ยย•ย—ย•ย‡ย†ยˆย‘ย”ย–ยŠย‡ยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†ย•ย‡ยŽย‡ย…ย–ย‡ย†วกย™ยŠย‡ย ย›ย‘ย—ย…ยŠย‘ย‘ย•ย‡ย–ยŠย‡ยย‡ยย—ย…ย‘ยยยƒยย†วกย„ย‡ย…ย‘ยย‡ยƒยย‡ย™ย†ย‡ยˆยƒย—ยŽย–ยˆย‘ย”ย–ยŠยƒย–ยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†ย–ย›ย’ย‡วคย•ย›ย‘ย—ย…ยŠยƒยย‰ย‡ยˆย‘ย”ย ย–ย‘ย‘ยŽย•ยƒยย†ย…ย”ย‡ยƒย–ย‡ย†ย‹ยˆยˆย‡ย”ย‡ยย–ยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†ย•วกย›ย‘ย—ย…ยƒยยƒย•ย•ย‹ย‰ยย†ย‹ยˆยˆย‡ย”ย‡ยย–ย†ย‡ยˆยƒย—ยŽย–ย•ย–ย‘ย†ย‹ยˆยˆย‡ย”ย‡ยย–ยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†ย–ย›ย’ย‡ย•วค

Setting field tab orders ย‘ย—ยŠยƒย˜ย‡ย–ย™ย‘ย‘ย’ย–ย‹ย‘ยย•ยˆย‘ย”ย•ย‡ย–ย–ย‹ยย‰ย–ยŠย‡ย–ยƒย„ย‘ย”ย†ย‡ย”ย‘ยยƒยˆย‘ย”ยวคยŠย‹ย•ย‹ย•ย‘ยย‡ย‹ย–ย‡ยย›ย‘ย—ย•ยŠย‘ย—ยŽย†ยƒย†ย†ย”ย‡ย•ย• ย„ย‡ยˆย‘ย”ย‡ย•ยƒย˜ย‹ยย‰ย›ย‘ย—ย”ยˆย‹ยยƒยŽย‡ย†ย‹ย–ย‡ย†ยˆย‘ย”ยวคย‘ย—ย•ยŠย‘ย—ยŽย†ย„ย‡ยƒย„ยŽย‡ย–ย‘ย’ย”ย‡ย•ย•ย–ยŠย‡ยƒย„ยย‡ย›ย–ย‘ย‡ยย–ย‡ย”ย–ยŠย‡ยˆย‹ย”ย•ย– ยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†ย‘ยยƒย’ยƒย‰ย‡ยƒยย†ย–ยƒย„ย–ยŠย”ย‘ย—ย‰ยŠย–ยŠย‡ย”ย‡ยยƒย‹ยย‹ยย‰ยˆย‹ย‡ยŽย†ย•ย‹ยยƒยŽย‘ย‰ย‹ย…ยƒยŽย‘ย”ย†ย‡ย”ย–ย‘ยยƒยย‡ย‹ย–ย‡ยƒย•ย›ยˆย‘ย”ย–ยŠย‡ ย‡ยย†ย—ย•ย‡ย”ย–ย‘ยˆย‹ยŽยŽย‹ยย›ย‘ย—ย”ยˆย‘ย”ยวคย‡ยˆย‘ย”ย‡ย†ย‡ย’ยŽย‘ย›ย‹ยย‰ย›ย‘ย—ย”ยˆย‘ย”ยวกย„ย‡ย•ย—ย”ย‡ย–ย‘ย…ยŠย‡ย…ยย–ยŠย‡ย–ยƒย„ย‘ย”ย†ย‡ย”วค ยŠย‡ยˆย‹ย”ย•ย–ย‘ย’ย–ย‹ย‘ยย›ย‘ย—ยŠยƒย˜ย‡ยˆย‘ย”ย•ย‡ย–ย–ย‹ยย‰ยƒย„ย‘ย”ย†ย‡ย”ย‹ย•ย‹ยย–ยŠย‡ยƒย‰ย‡ย•ย’ยƒยย‡ยŽวคยย–ย‡ย”ย‹ย‡ย™ย‡ย”ยย‘ย†ย‡ยƒยย† ย‘ย’ย‡ยย–ยŠย‡ยƒย‰ย‡ย•ย’ยƒยย‡ยŽวคย’ย‡ยยƒย…ย‘ยย–ย‡ยšย–ยย‡ยย—ย‘ยย–ยŠย‡ย’ยƒย‰ย‡ย™ยŠย‡ย”ย‡ย›ย‘ย—ย™ยƒยย–ย–ย‘ย•ย‡ย–ย–ยƒย„ย‘ย”ย†ย‡ย”วค ย‡ยŽย‡ย…ย–ย”ย‘ย’ย‡ย”ย–ย‹ย‡ย•ยˆย”ย‘ยย–ยŠย‡ยย‡ยย—ย‘ย’ย–ย‹ย‘ยย•ยƒยย†ย–ยŠย‡ยƒย‰ย‡ย”ย‘ย’ย‡ย”ย–ย‹ย‡ย•ย†ย‹ยƒยŽย‘ย‰ย„ย‘ยšย‘ย’ย‡ยย•วกยƒย•ย•ยŠย‘ย™ย ย‹ย ย‹ย‰ย—ย”ย‡อตอฒวคอตอบวคย›ย†ย‡ยˆยƒย—ยŽย–ย–ยŠย‡ยƒย„ย”ย†ย‡ย”ย’ยƒยย‡ย‘ย’ย‡ยย•ย™ย‹ย–ยŠย‘ย’ย–ย‹ย‘ยย•ยˆย‘ย”ย•ย‡ย–ย–ย‹ยย‰ย–ยƒย„ย‘ย”ย†ย‡ย”ย„ย› ยยƒยย‹ยย‰ย”ยƒย†ย‹ย‘ย„ย—ย–ย–ย‘ยย•ย‡ยŽย‡ย…ย–ย‹ย‘ยย•วค

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FIGURE 30.38

To set tab order, open the Pages panel and open a context menu on the page where you want to edit the tab order. Select Properties from the menu choices and click Tab Order in the Page Properties dialog box.

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Use Row Order.ƒ„•–Š”‘—‰Š”‘™•ˆ”‘Ž‡ˆ––‘”‹‰Š–Ǥ ˆ›‘—™ƒ––‘…Šƒ‰‡–Š‡ †‹”‡…–‹‘ˆ‘”–ƒ„„‹‰–Š”‘—‰Šˆ‹‡Ž†•ǡ…Š‘‘•‡ ‹Ž‡ ➪ ”‘’‡”–‹‡•ǤŽ‹…†˜ƒ…‡†‹–Š‡ Ž‡ˆ–’ƒ‡ƒ†•‡Ž‡…–‹‰Š–†‰‡ˆ”‘–Š‡‹†‹‰’—ŽŽǦ†‘™‡—ǤŠ‡›‘—•‡Ž‡…– •‡‘™”†‡”ƒ†–Š‡†‘…—‡–„‹†‹‰‹••‡––‘‹‰Š–†‰‡ǡ–Š‡–ƒ„‘”†‡”‘˜‡• ˆ”‘”‹‰Š––‘Ž‡ˆ–Ǥ

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Use Column Order.ƒ„•–Š”‘—‰Š…‘Ž—•ˆ”‘Ž‡ˆ––‘”‹‰Š–ǡ‘””‹‰Š––‘Ž‡ˆ–‹ˆ›‘— …Šƒ‰‡–Š‡„‹†‹‰ƒ•†‡•…”‹„‡†‹–Š‡’”‡…‡†‹‰„—ŽŽ‡–Ǥ

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Use Document Structure. Š‡•‡Ž‡…–‹‰–Š‹•‘’–‹‘ǡ›‘—ˆ‹”•–‡‡†–‘—•‡ƒ  †‘…—‡–™‹–Š•–”—…–—”‡ƒ†–ƒ‰•ǤŠ‡–ƒ„‘”†‡”‹•†‡–‡”‹‡†„›–Š‡•–”—…–—”‡–”‡‡ …”‡ƒ–‡†„›–Š‡‘”‹‰‹ƒŽƒ—–Š‘”‹‰ƒ’’Ž‹…ƒ–‹‘™Š‡–Š‡ˆ‹Ž‡™ƒ•‡š’‘”–‡†–‘ Ǥ

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Unspecified. Š‡†‡ˆƒ—Ž–ˆ‘”ƒŽŽ†‘…—‡–•›‘—…”‡ƒ–‡†‹‡ƒ”Ž‹‡”˜‡”•‹‘•‘ˆ…”‘„ƒ– –Šƒ–›‘—‘’‡‹…”‘„ƒ–͸–Š”‘—‰ŠͺŠƒ˜‡–Š‡•’‡…‹ˆ‹‡†‘’–‹‘•‡Ž‡…–‡†ǤŽ‡•• ›‘—’Š›•‹…ƒŽŽ›…Šƒ‰‡–Š‡–ƒ„‘”†‡”–‘‘‡‘ˆ–Š‡’”‡…‡†‹‰‘’–‹‘•ǡ–Š‡–ƒ„‘”†‡” ”‡ƒ‹•–”—‡–‘–Š‡‘”†‡”•‡–‹…”‘„ƒ–ͷ‘”‡ƒ”Ž‹‡”Ǥ

Š‡‘”†‡”‹™Š‹…Š›‘—…”‡ƒ–‡ˆ‹‡Ž†•ƒ†ƒ††–Š‡–‘ƒ’ƒ‰‡‹•”‡…‘”†‡†Ǥ ˆ›‘—Šƒ’’‡–‘…”‡Ǧ ƒ–‡ƒ”‘™‘ˆˆ‹‡Ž†•ǡƒ†–Š‡…Šƒ‰‡›‘—”‹†ƒ†™ƒ––‘ƒ††ƒ‡™ˆ‹‡Ž†‹–Š‡‹††Ž‡‘ˆ –Š‡”‘™ǡ…”‘„ƒ––ƒ„•–‘–Š‡Žƒ•–ˆ‹‡Ž†‹–Š‡”‘™ˆ”‘–Š‡Žƒ•–ˆ‹‡Ž†…”‡ƒ–‡†ǤŠƒ‰‹‰–Š‡ –ƒ„‘”†‡”•‹–Š‡ƒ‰‡”‘’‡”–‹‡•™‘ǯ–Š‡Ž’›‘—ˆ‹š–Š‡’”‘„Ž‡™Š‡–Š‡ˆ‹‡Ž†•‡‡†–‘„‡ ”‡‘”†‡”‡†Ǥ ‘”–—ƒ–‡Ž›ǡ›‘—†‘Šƒ˜‡‘”‡‘’–‹‘•ˆ‘”•‡––‹‰–ƒ„‘”†‡”•ǤŠ‡•‡…‘†‡–Š‘†ǡƒ†’‡”Ǧ Šƒ’•›‘—”„‡•–…Š‘‹…‡ǡ‹•–Š‡ ‘”†‹–‹‰‘†‡ˆ‘”ƒ””ƒ‰‹‰ˆ‹‡Ž†•‹–Š‡’”‘’‡”–ƒ„‘”†‡”Ǥ

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FIGURE 30.39

Numbers on each field show you the current tab order.

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…”‘„ƒ–ˆ‘”•ƒ”‡‘–•…ƒ‡††‘…—‡–•…‘˜‡”–‡†–‘ ǤŠ‡›ƒ”‡†›ƒ‹…ƒ† …ƒ‹…Ž—†‡‹–‡”ƒ…–‹˜‡‡Ž‡‡–•ǡ†ƒ–ƒˆ‹‡Ž†•ǡ„—––‘•ǡƒ† ƒ˜ƒ…”‹’–•Ǥ

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—–‘ƒ–‹…ˆ‘”ˆ‹ŽŽǦ‹‹•‡ƒ„Ž‡†‹–Š‡”‡ˆ‡”‡…‡•†‹ƒŽ‘‰„‘šǤ ‘”ˆ‹‡Ž†•…ƒ„‡ †‹•’Žƒ›‡†‘ ’ƒ‰‡•™‹–ŠƒŠ‹‰ŠŽ‹‰Š–…‘Ž‘”–‘Š‡Ž’‹†‡–‹ˆ›ˆ‹‡Ž†Ž‘…ƒ–‹‘•Ǥ

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ƒ–ƒˆ‹‡Ž†•ƒ”‡…”‡ƒ–‡†ˆ”‘ƒ›†‹ˆˆ‡”‡–ˆ‹‡Ž†–›’‡•‹…Ž—†‹‰–‡š–ǡ„—––‘•ǡ…‘„‘ „‘š‡•ǡŽ‹•–„‘š‡•ǡ•‹‰ƒ–—”‡•ǡ…Š‡…„‘š‡•ǡ”ƒ†‹‘„—––‘•ǡƒ†„ƒ”…‘†‡•Ǥ

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‘—•‡–ƒŽŽ†ƒ–ƒˆ‹‡Ž†ƒ––”‹„—–‡•‹–Š‡ ‹‡Ž†”‘’‡”–‹‡•™‹†‘™Ǥ”‘’‡”–‹‡•…ƒ„‡ †‡•…”‹„‡†ˆ‘”ˆ‹‡Ž†•„›•‡Ž‡…–‹‰–Š‡–ƒ„•Žƒ„‡Ž‡†’’‡ƒ”ƒ…‡ǡ’–‹‘•ǡ…–‹‘•ǡ ƒŽ…—Žƒ–‹‘•ǡ‘”‘–Š‡”–ƒ„•ƒ••‘…‹ƒ–‡†™‹–Š•’‡…‹ˆ‹…ˆ‹‡Ž†–›’‡•Ǥ

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…”‘„ƒ–”‘ƒ†–ƒ†ƒ”†Šƒ˜‡ƒ ‘”†‹–‹‰‘†‡™Š‡”‡›‘—ƒ††ˆ‹‡Ž†‘„Œ‡…–•˜‹ƒ ƒ’—ŽŽǦ†‘™‡—™Š‡”‡–Š‡˜ƒ”‹‘—•ˆ‘”–‘‘Ž•ƒ”‡•‡Ž‡…–‡†Ǥ

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