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motofabio

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The Situation: I've set up pdf forms with fields that will be hosted on my server, when called up they are loaded into the browser on the client side, fields filled in by the client, that data is stored (SQL), then the next time the client brings up the form, it's filled with their data. Got this part working fine. They are also able to store another of that same form with different information.

The Problem: fields from the first form are being automatically filled in the new form the client brings up. Even though it should be a blank.

The Solution: On the command sent to bring up the new form, I need Acrobat to clear all fields that it has cached somewhere.

Does anyone know how to/what the command is to have Adobe clear fields before displaying a pdf?

Thanks in advance for your help!
 

eddie5659

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Hiya

Found these ideas in the Adobe forums:

Close and restart the browser. When you simply navigate away, Acrobat is still running and may be keeping some of the information.

You can also create a form field that performs a reset action so that when a user finishes a form, they click the "reset" button before moving on to the next form.

Open the PDF in Acrobat, and go to the Document menu, Set Page Action. There you can choose Page Open, click Add, and in the Action type DDL, select "Reset form." From there you can select fields (one option is 'all fields') to reset
Do those ideas work?

Regards

eddie
 
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