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Concatenate fields in a Fillable form

Recently someone referenced an old blog post: use data from one field to populate other fields in an acrobat fill-in forms and asked me how to concatenate multiple field values into one.

So I put together a sample pdf.

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Use data from one field to populate other fields in an acrobat fill-in forms

Update 10-16-2014; added a sample where two field values concatenates into one with ‘and’ as a separator.

I was just asked how to use data from one field to populate other fields in an acrobat fill-in form.
Turns out you just need to write a little javascript and add it to the action tab of the initial field in your form.

To begin let’s assume we’re using Acrobat Pro 8 or 9. If you use Live Cycle Designer for your form wizard, you’ll want to edit the form in Acrobat to follow these steps exactly.
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