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Topic: RE: Can Acrobat do this?
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 56590
From: kt
Date: 5/29/2002 05:20 PM

Type-ahead is possible, using JavaScript, but there is no way to control
cursor placement in the typed text area; the cursor just ends up at the tail
end of the text, whether that's what you want or not. Hence, if you put
"type ahead" text downstream of the user's text, and he doesn't want the
suggested type-ahead value, he has to manually delete the unwanted text,
which is an annoyance. There is no way to "select" a portion of the text in
a text field, via JavaScript, so the user doesn't get any help in discarding
unwanted type-ahead values. It's probably a non-starter for this reason
alone. As a workaround you could do something like show the type-ahead
buffer in a different field, and have it so that the user could accept the
type-ahead value by hitting a special key combination. But that gets to be
clumsy.

kt









>>From: "Steve Smith"
[snip]
>>1. Type Ahead - This is the feature that "remembers" what
>>has been =previouly typed and "guesses" at your entry one
>>you start typing. =Quicken uses this feature. Can Acrobat
>>or JavaScript be made to do this =on a PDF form?
>>

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