Planet PDF Forum Archive

Planet PDF ForumWowsers! This is page is old, head to the LIVE Planet PDF Forum. It features more than 10 conferences, covering everything from beginner to in-depth developer and pre-press discussions. If you wish to continue... one & two archive covers 1999-2011 (160,000 pages).

New Forum | Previous | Next | (P-PDF) Developers

Topic: Save Button & Required Field
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 95762
From: CynthiaBlue
Date: 9/4/2003 03:19 AM

We have a forms application that is working fairly well. We do have a little Acrobat quirk though I'm not sure is fixable.

We have a Save button which allows the user to save the form via FDF to a database. We have some required fields on the form, when the fields are empty, the Save button is grey and read only. This is controlled through an the calculation script of an invisible field. This takes advantage of how every field is recalculated once one field is changed and the cursor leaves the field.

It works pretty well. However, a person can get around the required fields. If a person puts a value in, say, the phone number field, then leaves the field, the save button becomes clickable (readonly=no). If the user then takes the cursor and removes the phone number, leaves the cursor in the phone number field, and quickly clicks the Save button (the phone number is now blank), the form does save with the blank phone number field. :(

Is there any way around this? Or is there a better way to force required fields on a form so the form will not be savable until they are filled out?


PDF In-Depth Free Product Trials Ubiquitous PDF

Debenu Aerialist

The ultimate plug-in for Adobe Acrobat. Advanced splitting, merging, stamping, bookmarking, and link...

Download free demo

Debenu PDF Tools Pro

It's simple to use and will let you preview and edit PDF files, it's a Windows application that makes...

Download free demo

Five visions of a PDF Day

In the world of PDFs or as we like to say Planet (of) PDF, a year isn't a real PDF year without an intense few days of industry knowledge sharing.

May 15, 2018
Platinum Sponsor

Search Planet PDF
more searching options...
Planet PDF Newsletter
Most Popular Articles
Featured Product

Debenu PDF Aerialist

The ultimate plug-in for Adobe Acrobat. Advanced splitting, merging, stamping, bookmarking, and link control. Take Acrobat to the next level.


Adding a PDF Stamp Comment

OK, so you want to stamp your document. Maybe you need to give reviewers some advice about the document's status or sensitivity. This tip from author Ted Padova demonstrates how to add stamps with the Stamp Tool along with related comments.