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Variable In Adobe Interactive forms

Hi all,

Please clarify me the difference between the Global fields, Floating Fields & Variables in Adobe life cycle designer.

I can't find any difference as it all intent to store variable text/values (Please correct me if I'm wrong).

Thanks in advance.



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    May 31, 2010 at 07:51 AM

    1) global field (clled variables) = created through the menu, available from any script or any part of the form, appears in the hierarchy tab (as variables)

    2) floating field = a way how to insert a dynamic value into a static text, that is done through linking a placeholder in the static text with an extra field (invisible) where you maintain the binding for the field

    3) variable = 1) local variable in scripting (var MyVar) or 2) described in 1) = a statically defined, globally accessible variable


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    • Create a static text, right click "floating field". That creates a new field in the hierarchy which is not visible in the layout itself and in the static text a placeholder appears. Something like "Dear , please blah blah...". And next you will maintain the binding of the hidden field named username to provide the value into the static text. Otto

      p.s.: Please help the other people, to get some more help here in future. 0 points and XY posts is not a good busiess card, at least in my eyes and eyes of the friends here.

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    Jun 08, 2010 at 05:14 AM

    Hi Otto,

    Thanks a lot..

    Sure i will...

    Thanks and regards,


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