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Topic: Attaching JavaScript to a Checkbox with Acrobat 8.1 (Via Email), 1 Attachments
Conf: (P-PDF) Beginners, Msg: 163571
From: mariamdel
Date: 12/1/2007 06:53 AM



I am trying to learn to use JavaScript with Acrobat 8.1 (LiveCycle Designer).    I am trying to make a form that has a check box with a JavaScript attached.  It’s a little difficult, as I am using reference material that has all of its samples in Acrobat 6.



When the user clicks on the check box, the JavaScript will make the other fields on the form visible.


Form Design:

1 checkbox named chkYes

1 listbox named cboGenre

1 listbox named cboTitle

1 button named btnsubmit


I have the Presence for the listboxes and the button set to “Hidden, Exclude from Layout”.


Script:   JavaScript as follows:



----- form1.#subform[0].chkYes::mouseUp: - (JavaScript, client) ------------------------------------


var genreFld = this.getField("cboGenre")

var titleFld = this.getField("cboTitle")

var submitBtn = this.getField("btnSubmit")


if ( == "On")   


    genreFld.hidden = false

    titleFld.hidden = false

    submitBtn.hidden = false


else    {

    genreFld.hidden = true

    titleFld.hidden = true

    submitBtn.hidden = true



Any help, or reference to tutorials that will point me in the right direction is highly appreciated.  Thank you.   

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