PDF Studio is capable of creating Combo Boxes (drop down fields). Combo Boxes are used to allow users to select an option from a list of available text options from a drop down menu. If set, users can also be allowed to enter their own custom value.
To access the Combo Box properties right click (Mac: Ctrl + Click) on the field and choose Properties in the mouse menu or click on the edit button on the Mini Toolbar. The Combo Box contains the following property settings.
Name - The name of the field
Tooltip - The tip that is shown when the mouse is hovered over the field
Font - Sets the font of the text
Size - Sets the font size of the text
Text Color - Sets the text color
Border Color - Sets the color of the border
Line Width - Sets the width of the border line
Fill Color - Sets the fill color
Style - Sets the style for the border line (i.e. dotted, dashed, cloud, etc...)
Save as default - When checked this will make the selected style settings the default for any new Combo Boxes going forward
Rotation - Sets the field rotation in 90 degree increments
Required - When checked will display a red outline on the field letting them know the field is required
Visibility - Sets one of four visibility options for the field
Read Only - Makes the field uneditable and will just display the value currently set in the field
Locked - When checked prevents the following on the field: being moved or resized, editing appearance properties, & deleting the annotation.
Item - Type the name of the item you would like to add to the combo list
Add - Adds the text in the Item field to the combo list
Export Value - The value to be exported when the Item is selected in the combo box
Default - When checked, this will make the selected option the default value of the field. This is the value that will be displayed if the field is empty or when Resetting Form Fields
Delete - Deletes the selected items from the list
Move Up - Moves the selected item up the list
Move Down - Moves the selected item down the list
Allow Custom Text - When checked, allows the user to enter custom text in the field. Otherwise, the user must select an option
Sort Items - Will alphabetically sort all of the items in the list
Note: This cannot be undone after it has been sorted you will need to manually resort the items
Commit Selected Immediately - When using Form Field Calculations this will submit the value to the calculation (if set) immediately. Otherwise, it will need to be triggered using another method.
Spell Check - When checked enables the "Spell Check" property of the field. When the Spell Check property is set, if the PDF viewer/editor supports spell checking it will be enabled only on fields with this property set.
Note: This option will only be enabled if "Allow Custom Text" is enabled.
None - Default value, sets no formatting rules and any text can be entered into the field
Number - Sets the field to only accept numbers based on the settings selected
Percentage - Sets the field to display a percentage based on the settings selected
Date/Time - Sets the field to only accept date, time, or date-time values based on the settings selected.
Note: When a date or date-time setting is selected when viewing the document PDF Studio will display a calendar button on the field. This button will allow users to select a date using a calendar picker instead of typing in the field if they wish.
Other - Allows you to select from a list of common predefined field formatting rules
No Calculation for this field - Default value, sets no calculation rules and any text can be entered into the field
Field value has simple calculation - When selected allows you to set a single math calculation on either all or a selection of fields.
Sets validation rules for the field based on the option selected. Validation is different from format in that validation restricts what values are allowed to be entered into the field
No validation for this field - Default value, sets no validation rules and any value can be entered into the field
Field values has a range - Only available when Format is set to a Number or Percentage.
The Action Panel displays a list of the current actions associated with the field. Actions can be added, edited, or deleted using the buttons below the actions list.
Add - Adds a custom Form Field Actions from a list of available actions.
Edit - Edits the currently selected action from the list
Remove - Removes the currently selected action from the list