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I have an Adobe form that I created that allows you to enter an employee name in one text field (Name) and than further down the form I would like to have that same name copied to another text field (AgreeName) without having to re-type the info. Tried a couple of script examples, but I'm missing the boat somewhere.
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by:htiaz
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Any help would be appreciated.
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by:captain
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Hi

You may not need scripting. In an Acrobat form you can use the same name for multiple fields with the same name. The effect of such is that if you enter text into one of these fields, this text is automatically duplicated in all fields with the same name.

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by:captain
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>>for multiple fields with the same name.
sorry this should read for multiple fields with the same purpose.

As such you using different names is exactly what is stopping you achieving your goal...

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by:htiaz
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Capt:
Changed both text fields to Name. I enter text in first Name, but it does not duplicate to second Name further down on form.

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by:captain
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Hi

It does work, but I would probably delete the 2 to get rid of any residue code and recreate the first Name field, then right click on it >Duplicate and enter the page you want this to be copied to. Enter the same if it is on the same page.

hth
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Capt:
Thanks for the help, but what I found was that as soon as I turned on Global Binding for the text field it worked.

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by:captain
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Excellent. This means this is a LifeCycle form not an Acrobat form.

Anyway good to know you got it working...
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by:captain
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In principle it is the same , but as Lifecycle is a different animal to create forms, solutions to questions are different (as you discovered).

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