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  • in reply to: Field calculations working in Acrobat, but not Foxit #6755
    Anagoge
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    Thanks for the script tip! This gets us around the Foxit issue, just a shame that it basically means calculations are no longer possible the normal way via FormMaker. I know that’s not a FormMaker issue, more of a Foxit one, just frustrating!

    Anagoge
    Participant

    Nevermind! No sooner than I posted this, I’ve finally found the solution after searching for hours.

    Under InDesign’s File > Export menu, “Use Structure for Tab Order” must NOT be checked even though you’re actually exporting via FormMaker’s “Create Interactive PDF” button.

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    Anagoge
    Participant

    I’ve figured it out!

    Even if I’ve set fields to Proxima Nova in InDesign, FormMaker requires me to manually click inside a field to ‘set’ it as Proxima.

    InDesign exports with Proxima with no problem. To get it to work with FormMagic, it’s obligatory to click inside every field first.

    I know some of the documentation mentions clicking inside fields to ‘set’ them, but I’m unsure if this also applies to fields that are already set by InDesign or if it’s a bug?

    Anagoge
    Participant

    Sorry to come back to this again, but still can’t get the font issue solved. It seems to work intermittently.

    * The fields are all set to Proxima Nova in InDesign. See screenshot: https://i.imgur.com/TS6hFyU.png
    * I click “Create Interactive PDF”
    * I get FormMaker’s “Interactive PDF Export Options” window.
    * I click OK
    * Fields all have Proxima Nova prior to running FM in DC. See screenshot: https://i.imgur.com/Mmup7uz.png
    * I go to Edit > FormMaker.
    * Fields revert to Times. See screenshot: https://i.imgur.com/fSK568F.png

    I just can’t seem to get the font to be retained. As you can see, the format category is applied after running FM (See two decimal points after “123”), but the font isn’t.

    Anagoge
    Participant

    I think it’s now fixed! I have no idea how though.

    Does it matter if I export the PDF via File > Export or via FormMaker’s “Create Interactive PDF” button? I’ve tried both while experimenting with things.

    Somehow things are okay again either way!

    Anagoge
    Participant

    Looks like I spoke too soon regarding one of my issues.

    On running FormMagic in DC, it removes the chosen font (Proxima Nova) and replaces with Times. However, on a form I built yesterday, it works fine. I can also reexport yesterday’s form from InDesign today and it works fine using FM 3.0.8.

    When I export today’s form from InDesign using FM 3.0.8 and run FM in DC it replaces the font with Times.

    I can also make a blank InDesign document with just a field and export using FM 3.0.8 and it strips the font.

    Anagoge
    Participant

    Thank you so much for this, Ariel. The new update corrects the issues! Such quick bug fixing from you, very impressed.

    Anagoge
    Participant

    The only workaround I can find right now is doing what I can with FormMaker as normal, but then still create a new form in the PDF in DC after running FormMaker in DC. The field is already set to Date because FormMaker has set it up already, but doesn’t have the date picker. I have to set the format to “None”, and then set it back manually to “Date”. This then gives me the date picker.

    It’s almost like there’s two options for “Date” format and FormMaker’s using the non date-picker option.

    Is there somewhere I can be informed of an update for this issue or will you just reply to this thread once you’ve figured it out? Much appreciated!

    Anagoge
    Participant

    I’m using Windows 10 and the latest version of DC too. I’ve also made a test file with a brand new field in InDesign, then create new form in DC and set this field to “Date”, which gives me the date picker. See screenshots for example:

    https://i.imgur.com/KMiwEms.png

    The date picker has been supported since the 2017 release of Acrobat, according to this page: https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/kb/support-for-image-and-date-fields-in-acroforms.html

    Anagoge
    Participant

    Thanks for your help, Ariel!

    You can set dates in DC using a date picker if you set the field format to date. See here:

    https://i.imgur.com/Dk0spLD.png

    I can’t replicate this via FormMaker, however.

    Anagoge
    Participant

    I think I’ve solved this. I just had to save to a new file, rather than overwriting an existing one. For some reason this worked.

    EDIT: Scratch that, found new issue:

    I can select “Date” as the format for a field, but Acrobat doesn’t give me the date popup option when doing it via FormMaker. Any ideas?

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