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Topic: Re: Adobe's editor limited to number of bytes
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 56371
From: prodok
Date: 5/29/2002 05:18 PM

There is no workaround.

The Acrobat editor is limited to 32 kByte. This number is also the
limit what an individual script can hold. Therefore, this seems to be
the limit for listboxes as well. However, there is a paragraph in the
Acrobat 5 Help file which says that one should limit the number of
items in a listbox (and a combo box) to 50. No reason why is given,
but I think that it has something to do with practicality because an
extremely long list is not so easy to handle.

An option might be using a pop up menu instead (with the popUpMenu()
method), where you still have the 32 kByte limitation, but you have
the possibility to group items and build up a hierarchy.

What you also can do is running several JavaScripts to populate your
list. You might run into the implementation limits, but you would see
that almost immediately either by an incomplete list, or by a system

Hope, this can help.

Max Wyss
PRODOK Engineering
Low Paper workflows, Smart documents, PDF forms
CH-8906 Bonstetten, Switzerland

Fax: +41 1 700 20 37

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>I tried to load up a listbox with a serious number of entries using
>the Adobe editor in Document/Set Page Action pull down. The problem
>seems to be that Adobe's editor can hold only so many bytes. Since
>I'm trying to populate a listbox I'm guessing that I have to use
>Adobe's editor? What would be the workaround?

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