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Topic: Creating a 'smart' form
Conf: (P-PDF) Beginners, Msg: 69325
From: jalperin
Date: 7/25/2002 11:56 PM

I want to help users complete a complex form document which has sections not applicable to all users. I'd like to have a non-printing dialog/form pop up when users first open the document which would ask several questions. Then, based on the answers, I'd use Javascript to alter the form.

For example, the pop-up might ask for age and income information. Then, if age < 13, I might remove the first two pages of the form, and highlight form fields on pages 3 and 4.

I understand how to use Javascript to manipulate fields, make them visible, change color, etc. What I don't understand how to do is:

* Create the initial pop dialog with multiple user inputs that won't print as part of the document

* How to "remove" portions of the form. I do understand how I could create a large field with a white background that I could make visible in order to "hide" a page, but because I might want to "remove" a page from the middle of the document, I don't want to have a blank page print out; I want it out of there altogether. Surely there's a technique to do something like this. Essentially I'm trying to make the form adaptable to the user's earlier response.

Thanks for any suggestions.


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