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Topic: Re: Help creating 'Links' in a Combo-box
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 57209
From: prodok
Date: 5/29/2002 05:24 PM


As far as I can see, there is no direct way to do what you want to accomplish.

First, with Java, you have no chance to do anything at all. It would
be JavaScript. Note that all Java and Acrobat JavaScript have in
common are three letters.

There are some workarounds, of which you might decide on what would
suit you best.

If the number of possible targets is not too big, you could create an
opening button for each of the target files, and use the return value
of your combo box as a parameter to show/hide the appropriate button.

Another approach would involve buttons as well, but using a
multilevel selection, and using FDFs to adapt the action associated
with the buttons.

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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>Does anybody know how to create "links" to other PDF-documents in a
>combobox in a PDF-doc.?
>So far I've found out a way of getting the Export value of the
>selected Item using Java.
>My idea is to use the export value as an "open-file"-name variable,
>but how do I opoen another PDF-doc using Java???!
>When using
>in acrobat, You are asked for the file-name, no variable allowed. Is
>there a general Java-command doing the same with a open-file

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