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Topic: Multiple browsers and PDF Form
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 105980
From: swright
Date: 2/17/2004 08:51 AM

I have created a PDF form that has a lot of fields and uses javascript to obtain and insert/edit data via ADBC. Our customer service dept. users have Acrobat 6 Standard and use large flatscreen monitors so they can juggle clients by having multiple browser windows open simultaneously.

They often have multiple browser windows open using the PDF form and switch between the windows entering data as they talk to different clients. There is a real performance problem when the windows are open "side by side" - the javascripts don't return data after the event until the window is maximized. Also, if the windows are dragged over one another - partially - and then dragged off, the underlying window retains the visual properties of what used to be on top of it. Then you can't put the focus on that form because you can't see the fields.

This problem does not happen with 2 or more maximized browsers and the user "Alt-Tabs" between the windows. What is the problem here? It almost looks like a memory problem or a video card issue but it can't be because these a very high-end systems in terms of both. Our users need to view multiple windows side-by-side.

Is there some way to allow side-by-side viewing/filling of PDF forms in different browser windows? (Seems like a mundane requirement.)

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