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New PDF Form Field: Combo Box or List Box Form Field

(See Example PDF and Example PDFill Project File  )

A choice field contains several text items, one or more of which may be selected as the field value. The items may be presented to the user in either of two forms:

• A combo box consisting of a drop-down list optionally accompanied by an editable text box in which the user can type a value other than the predefined choices.
• A scrollable list box in which the user can pick up a value or multiple values and then the values will be highlighted among one or many displayed options.

The Combo Box Form Field provides users a drop down menu in your PDF forms. Only a single response can be selected from the menu.  The List Box Form Field provides users scrollable menus. You can define attributes for the list box to accept only a single selection or multiple selections.

1. Steps on how to create a Combo Box or List Box PDF Form Field:

or click Combo Box Tool or List Box Tool in the Forms Toolbar.

2. To access form field properties:

3. Set Field Properties:

There are 7 tabs for the Combo Box Field.  Only Options Tab is different than that of Text Box field.
Please see the Text Box Field's tabs for General, Appearance, Actions, Format, Validate and Calculate.

There are 4 tabs for the Combo Box Field.  Only Options Tab is different than that of Text Box field.
Please see the Text Box Field's tabs for General, Appearance, and Actions.

Item/Export Value

An array of options to be presented to the user. Each element of the array is either a text string representing one of the available options or an array consisting of two text strings: the option’s export value and the text to be displayed as the name of the option.

Please make sure that each Export Value are different from each other. Two empty Export Values will cause problem on Form Submit.

Make Default

Select a item name and the export value will be used as the default export value.

Editable (Allow user to enter custom text)

If set, the combo box includes an editable text box as well as a dropdown list; if clear, it includes only a drop-down list.

Allow Multiple Selection

If set, the list box allows multiple selection when the Ctrl key is pressed to select.

4. Screenshot


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