Combo Box Properties dialog box

This dialog box allows user to set or change properties of the selected PDF combo box in the active document. You can bring up this dialog box by choosing Field Properties from the CenoPDF menu while a PDF combo box is selected.

Button/Section Description
Name Name of the combo box. The name cannot be empty.
Short Description A brief description of the combo box.

Appearance tab

Button/Section Description
Border Color If this box is checked, the border color of the PDF field is enabled and you can pick a color by clicking the button next to it; Otherwise, the border of the field is not drawn.
Background Color If this box is checked, the background color of the PDF field is enabled and you can pick a color by clicking the button next to it; Otherwise, the background of the field is not drawn.
Width Choose the border width of the PDF field.
Style Choose the border style of the PDF field.
Text Color Choose text color for the PDF field by clicking the button.
Font Choose the font for the PDF field. Note that the first 14 fonts are PDF built-in fonts. All the other ones are the fonts installed on your Windows system.
Size Choose or type in the font size for the PDF field. If the Auto is selected, the font size will be adjusted automatically to fit the field.
Read Only Check the box if user is not allowed to edit the contents of the PDF field.
Required Check the box to indicate this PDF field is required and has to be filled in when user submits the form. The PDF viewer will prompt the user to fill in the field before  the form can be successfully submitted.
Form Field Is Specify the visibility of the PDF field.
Orientation Specify the orientation of the PDF field.

Options tab

Button/Section Description
Item The text of the item.
Export Value The value associated with the item. When the form is submitted, the value of the selected item will be submitted.
All Items All items in the combo box. You can choose an item from the list and use the button Delete, Default, Up and Down to operate on it.
Add Add an item to the combo box.
Update Update the selected item in the combo box.
Delete Delete the selected item from the combo box.
Default Make the selected item as the default item in the combo box. Default item will be initially selected when the PDF viewer displays the list box.
Up Move the selected item up in the combo box.
Down Move the selected item down in the combo box.
Text This button popups a dialog box that allows you to input items in text format. Each line of text becomes a combo box item.
Sort Items If this box is checked, all items in the combo box will be sorted alphabetically.
Editable If this box is checked, combo box is displayed as a combination of an text box and a list box; otherwise, it is displayed as a drop down list box.
Do Not Spell Check This option is only available if the combo box is editable. If this box is checked, the spelling of the contents in the text box will be checked by the PDF viewer.

Format tab

This tab sets the display format of a field.

Button/Section Description
Format the field as

Choose the format of the field.

Date time style

Choose date time style.

Number of digits after decimal point Number of digits after decimal point.
Use comma separator Choose whether use comma as separator for a number.
Negative number style Choose how to display a negative number.
Currency symbol Set a currency symbol that can be displayed before or after the number.

Actions tab

Button/Section Description
Trigger

List of events to trigger the actions defined in the Action list on its right:

Mouse Up Release left mouse button on the PDF field
Mouse Down Press left mouse button on the PDF field
Mouse Enter Mouse cursor enters the PDF field
Mouse Exit Mouse cursor exits the PDF field
On Focus The PDF field receives input focus
On Blur Input focus is lost from the PDF field
Action You can define a list of actions for any trigger event listed in the Trigger box. When a trigger event occurs, the associated actions defined in this box will be executed sequentially. You can use Add, Edit, Delete, Up, Down button to modify the action list.
Add Add an action for the selected trigger. The Action Properties dialog box will pop up.
Edit Edit the selected action. The Action Properties dialog box will pop up.
Delete Delete the selected action.
Up Move the selected action up in the list.
Down Move the selected action down in the list.

See also
Action Properties dialog box

Advanced tab

This tab sets the JavaScript to format and validate the PDF field when certain events occur. See Adobe Acrobat online help for more information about JavaScript programming.

Button/Section Description
Trigger

List of events to trigger the JavaScript:

Keystroke When a key is pressed
Format When the PDF viewer formats the field
Validate When the PDF viewer validates the contents of the field
Calculate When the PDF viewer calculates the contents of the field
Execute the JavaScript

Add JavaScript scripts that are to be executed when the selected trigger event occurs.

Note: If you input keystroke or format script here, the format settings (set in another tab) of the field will be ignored.