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Settaborder
Whenworkingwithformfields,userscanmovefromfieldtofieldusingthetabkeyontheirkeyboard.By
default,thefieldtaborderwillbesetbytheorderinwhichthefieldswherecreated.Dependingonthe
orderyouaddedthefields,youmayfindcaseswhereyouneedtoeditthetabordertomakeiteasierfor
userstonavigate.
Tosetthetaborder:
1. OpenthePDFinNitroPro9
2. OntheFormstab,intheSetupgroup,clickSetTabOrder
3. Clickontheformfieldsintheorderyouwouldlikethemtobetabbedthrough
4. Tofinish,clickonanothertool
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Edit,alignandspacemultiplefields
NitroPro9allowsyoutoselectmultipleformfields,meaningyoucaneditcommonappearanceproperties
andfixalignmentissuesfaster.YoucaneditthealignmentviatheAlignmentcontexttaborcontext
('right-click')menu.Toedittheappearanceofmultipleformfields,youcanusethePropertiescontexttab
orPropertiesdialog.
Tip:YoucanselectmultiplefieldtypesusingtheEditAllFieldstool.Onceyou'veselectedit,eitherclick
anddragthemarqueearoundthefieldstoselectthemall,orclickonfields(whileholdingdownCtrl)to
selectthemoneatatime.
Toedittheappearanceofmultiplefields:
1. OntheFormsribbontab,intheFieldsgroup,clickEditAllFields
2. Selectthefieldsusingoneofthefollowingmethods:
3. Clickanddragthecursoraroundallthefields
4. ClickoneachfieldwhileholdingdowntheCtrlkey
5. Doeitherofthefollowing:
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OnthePropertiescontexttab,clickanyoptionsintheappearancegroup
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Right-click,clickProperties,andthenchangeanyoftheappearanceoptions
6. ClickOK
Toadjustthealignmentandspacingofformfields:
1. OntheFormsribbontab,intheFieldsgroup,clickEditAllFields.
2. Selectthefieldsusingoneofthefollowingmethods:
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Clickanddragthecursoraroundallthefields
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ClickoneachfieldwhileholdingdowntheCtrlkey
3. Doeitherofthefollowing:
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OntheAlignmentcontexttab,clickanyoptiontochangethealignmentorspacing
betweenselectedfields
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Right-clickandclickanyoptiontochangethealignmentorspacingbetweenselectedfields
TIP:UsingtheAlignmentcontexttabcanbequickertouseandmakesiteasiertoreverseyour
changesastheUndobuttonappearsimmediatelyabovethealignmenttools
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Alignformfieldstoagrid
WithNitroPro9,youcanusegridstoassistyouinpreciselylininguplinks,formfields,andotherobjects
onapage.Whenturnedon,thegridisvisibleoveryourPDFpages;however,gridlineswillnotbeprinted
whenyouprintyourdocument.Youcanalsocustomizethegrid'sdisplay,settingpreferencessuchas
defaultunits,linecolor,spacing,andotheroptions.
TheSnapToGridoptionalignsanobjectwiththenearestintersectionoflinesinthegrid.Whenyou
draw,resize,ormoveanobject,itwill"snapto"thenearestintersectionoflines,evenifthegridisnot
visible.
Tip:Ifyourshapeorobjectdoesnotmovewhereyouwant,turnofftheSnapToGridoption.
Tovieworhidethegrid:
1. OntheFormsribbontab,intheGuidesgroup,clicktoselectorcleartheShowGridcheckbox.A
checkmarkappearswhenthegridisvisible.
ToturntheSnapToGridoptiononoroff:
1. OntheFormsribbontab,intheGuidesgroup,clicktoselectorcleartheSnaptoGridcheckbox.A
checkmarkappearswhentheoptionisturnedon.
Tocustomizegridpreferences:
1. IntheFilemenu,clickPreferences
2. Fromtheleftpane,chooseUnitsandGrid
3. Choosefromavailableoptions,andthenclickOK
UnitandGridPreferences
Thefollowingoptionsareavailablewhensettingunitandgridpreferences:
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DefaultUnits.Setsthemeasurementunitstobeusedincreatingthegrid
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SwitchTo:
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Showgrid:enablesthegridoverlayonthepage
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Snaptogrid:automaticallysnaptotheclosestgridlinewhenplacingorrepositioning
objectsonthepage
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Gridlinecolor.Setsthecolorofthedisplayedgridlines
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Heightbetweenlines.Specifiestheverticalspacingbetweengridlines.Youcanspecifyavalue
between0and1000;decimalvaluesareaccepted
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Widthbetweenlines.Specifiesthehorizontalspacingbetweengridlines.Youcanspecifyavalue
between0and1000;decimalvaluesareaccepted
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Gridoffsetfromleftedge.Bydefault,thegridbeginsatthetop-leftcornerofthepage.Usethis
settingtochangethehorizontalstartingpointforthegrid
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Gridoffsetfromtopedge.Bydefault,thegridbeginsatthetop-leftcornerofthepage.Usethis
settingtochangetheverticalstartingpointforthegrid
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Subdivisions.Setsthenumberofgridlinesusedinsubdividingeachgridsection
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Reuseformfieldappearancesettings
NitroPro9includesauniquetoolthatallowsyoutosavetheappearancepropertiesusedonaformfield
(suchascolors,borderandlinestyle)andreusethesepropertieswhencreatingfutureformfields.Allof
the'appearances'youcreatewillappearinthePropertiestab.
Howtocreateaformfieldappearance:
1. Createaformfieldusingtheappearancesettingsyouwouldliketosave,andthenselectit
2. OnthePropertiestab,intheAppearancegroup,clickthedownarrow
3. ClickSaveSelectionasNewAppearance
4. Nametheappearance
5. ClickOK
Howtoapplyaformfieldappearance:
1. Selecttheformfield(s)toapplytheappearanceto
2. OnthePropertiescontexttab,intheAppearancegroup,clicktheappearancetouse
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Importandexportformdata
YouuseNitroPro9toexportformdataasaseparateFDFfile(formdataformat).AnexportedFDFfileis
muchsmallerthantheoriginalPDFformfile,makingitmuchmoreconvenientfordistributingtoothers.
YoucanemailanFDFfiletoanotheruserwhocanthenimportthedataintoaPDFfile,oryoucanuseFDF
filestosaveformdatalocally,aswellastoimportdataintoyourforms.
WhenyouimportdataintoaPDFform,theformmustcontainfieldshavingtheexactsamenamesasthe
fieldsfromwhichthedatawasexported.Fieldnamesarecase-sensitive.NitroPro9ignoresallimported
fielddatawherethefieldnamesdonotmatchthenamesfromtheexportedfile.
ToexportdatafromaPDFdocument:
1. OpenthePDFinNitroPro9
2. OntheFormsribbontab,intheFormDatagroup,clickExport
3. Typeanameforthefile
4. ClickSave
ToimportdataintoaPDFdocument:
1. OpenthePDFinNitroPro9
2. OntheFormsribbontab,intheFormDatagroup,clickImport
3. Selectthefiletoimport
4. ClickOpen
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Resetformdata
OneofthemosthelpfulbuttonsyoucancreateonyourPDFformsisonethatpermitstheusertoclear
populatedfields,alsoreferredtoasaResetbutton.Ifyouareworkingwithaformthatdoesn'tcontaina
Resetbutton,NitroPro9includesaResettoolthatallowsyoutoquicklycleardatafromallofthefieldsin
theform.
Toresetformdata:
1. OpentheforminNitroPro9
2. OntheFormsribbontab,intheFormDatagroup,clickReset
Tocreatearesetbutton:
1. OpenthePDFinNitroPro9
2. OntheFormsribbontab,clickPushButton
3. Onthepage,dragthepointerwhereyouwantthebuttontoappear
4. NamethefieldresetFormandsetGeneralandAppearanceproperties
5. SelectLayoutintheOptionspropertiesandselectLabelonly.ClicktheLabelfieldandenterReset
Form
6. ClickSelectActionandselectResetaformfromthedropdownmenu
7. ClickAddActiontoList...anddooneofthefollowing:
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ClickDeselectAll.PressControlandclickeachfieldyouwanttoclear,ifthenumberoffields
tocleararefewerthanthetotalnumberoffieldsinthelist
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ClickSelectAll.PressControlandclickeachfieldyouwanttoeliminatefromclearingdata,if
thenumberoffieldstocleararegreaterthanthetotalnumberoffieldsyoudon’twantto
clear
8. ClickOK
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Submitformdata
CreatingaSubmitbuttonwithinaPDFformallowsuserstoautomaticallysubmittheirentereddatatoa
specifiedURLoremailaddress.YoucaneasilycreateaSubmitbuttononyourformstohelpusersin
submittingformdata.IfyouchoosetosubmitdatatoaURL,youshouldbeawarethatyouwillneedto
setupserver-sideprogramminginordertocollectandroutetheformdata.Ifyouchoosetosubmitdata
toanemailaddress,theemailbodywillcontaintheformdata,andyouhaveseveraloptionsforspecifying
whichdataisincludedorexcluded.
Tocreateasubmitbutton:
1. OpenthePDFinNitroPro9
2. OntheFormsribbontab,clickPushButton
3. Onthepage,dragthepointerwhereyouwantthebuttontoappear
4. NamethefieldsubmitForm,andthensetGeneralandAppearanceproperties
5. SelectLayoutintheOptionspropertiesandselectLabelonly.ClicktheLabelfieldandenterSub-
mitForm
6. IntheActionstab,clickSelectActionandselectSubmitaformfromthedropdownmenu
7. ClickAddActiontoList...andthenchoosethesubmissionmethodintheSubmitformtogroup
8. Selectthefields.ClickSubmitallfieldsorSubmitonlythesefields,andclickSelect...toselectthe
fieldsyouwanttosubmit.ChecktheboxesforIncludeemptyvaluesand/orConvertdatevalues
tostandardformatifdesired
9. ClickOK
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Showorhidefields
TheremaybecaseswhenyouwishtoshoworhidecertainfieldsinyourPDFform;forexample,iftheuser
clicksabutton,anewgroupoffieldsisdisplayed.Youhaveseveraloptionstoselectfromwhenshowing
orhidingfields:youcanelecttoshoworhideanindividualfieldbysettingthefield'sGeneralproperties,
oryoucanwriteyourowncustomJavaScripttoshowandhidefieldsbasedonuseraction(forexample,if
auserhoversoverabuttonoranother).Asanotheroption,youcancreateabuttonthatwillshowor
hidespecificfieldswhenpressed.
Toshow/hidefields:
1. OpenthePDFinNitroPro9
2. OntheFormsribbontab,clickPushButton
3. Onthepage,dragthepointerwhereyouwantthebuttontoappear
4. NamethefieldandthensetGeneralandAppearanceproperties
5. IntheOptionstab,selectLayoutandselectLabelonly.ClicktheLabelfieldandenterShow/Hide
Fields
6. IntheActionstab,clickSelectActionandselectShow/HideFieldsfromthedropdownmenu
7. ClickAddActiontoList...andthendooneofthefollowing:
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ClickShow
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ClickHide
8. ClickOK
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Calculatefielddata
NitroPro9supportsfieldcalculationsusingseveralmethods.Thebuilt-incalculationformulasareaneasy
meansforcreatingsimple,andquiterestricted,fieldcalculations.YoucanalsouseSimplifiedField
NotationandJavaScripts,althoughthesemethodsaremuchmoresophisticatedandrequiresome
programmingknowledge.Ifyourcalculationneedsarelimitedtosummingoraveragingdata,youcanuse
thebuilt-informulaswithouthavingtoworryaboutprogramming.
Calculationsinvolve,inonewayoranother,theuseoftextfields.Youcanperformacalculationusingany
fieldtype,butifyouwanttheresultsofyourcalculationsreportedonaform,youneedtohaveatextfield
thateithercalculatesthedataandplacestheresultinthefieldperformingthecalculation,orcalculates
datainanotherfieldtypeandsendsthedatatoatextfield.
Tocreateacalculation:
1. OpenthePDFinNitroPro9
2. OntheFormsribbontab,clickTextField
3. Onthepage,dragthepointerwhereyouwantthetextfieldtoappear
4. NamethefieldandsetGeneralandAppearanceproperties
5. SelectOptionsandclickAlignment.SelectRightfromthepull-downmenutoalignthevalues
right
6. OpentheFormatproperties,clickSelectformatcategory,andthenselectNumberfromthedrop
downmenu
7. ClickDecimalplacesandtypethenumberofdecimalplacesyouwanttoreportinthecalculated
field
8. OpentheCalculateproperties,andselectValuetypeanddooneofthefollowing:
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ClickSum(+)tosumagroupofdata
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ClickProduct(x)tomultiplyvalues
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Clickaveragetoaverageagroupoffieldvalues
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Clickminimumtoreporttheminimumvalueamongagroupoffields
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Clickmaximumtoreportthemaximumvalueamongagroupoffields
9. ClicktheSelect...buttontoopentheFieldSelectiondialogbox.HolddowntheControlorShift
keyandclickeachfieldyouwanttocalculate
10. ClickOK
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JavaScript
ToprovideacompletedescriptionofhowyoucanuseJavaScriptwithNitroPro9iswellbeyondthescope
ofthisusermanual.IfyouwishtogainprogrammingknowledgeinJavaScript,werecommendyoureview
sourcesyoucanfindontheInternet,aswellasinbooksonJavaScriptthatcanbeobtainedfromyour
locallibraryorbookseller.
YoucanalsofindmanyexamplesofPDFdocumentscontainingJavaScriptontheInternet.Themost
commonuseofJavaScriptwithPDFistobefoundinPDFforms.Youcanlocatethesetypesofdocuments
ontheInternet,thenopentheJavaScriptintheJavaScriptConsole,andcopy/pastetheroutinesinyour
ownfiles.Byexamination,andtrialanderror,youcanquicklylearntheprogrammingcodenecessaryfor
thetasksyouwishtoperform.
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