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Topic: how to? dynamic interactive pre-populated
Conf: (P-PDF) What's Wrong with my PDF?, Msg: 140707
From: B_T
Date: 10/6/2005 01:38 AM

I'm a newbie and need a lot of help on this one... I am running Live Cycle and Acrobat Reader 7.0.

What I want: A simple dynamic interactive form that will initially be pre-populated by an XFDF file that the user can edit before printing.

What I have: A simple dynamic interactive form (with some text boxes and a vertically expanding description text box). The form currently contains absolutely no Javascript or FormCalc. An XFDF file that will populate the form (kinda).

The problem:
If I open just the form up in Reader 7.0, everything works great... text field expands and everything. If I double-click on my XFDF file, the PDF file opens, but no data is seen.... until you click in a field and then only that data field's value will be displayed. If you click outside of the field, the text disappears again. This happens for ALL of the fields.

Do I need to add some sort of script? Is this a bug in Reader? Am I missing some simple setting inside Designer?

I have been searching for 2 weeks for an answer and I haven't found anything related... any help is greatly appreciated.

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