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Chapter EIGHT. Working with Acrobat Form... > TIP 66: Creating Forms That Make Sen...

TIP 66: Creating Forms That Make Sense

Building forms can be fun (and creative!), but the process has its share of headaches. Calculations can be a particular hurdle in building forms—particularly order forms. In this tip, I'll show you how to plan and add calculations using a sample order form.

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If you have planned your adventures in form-building (as described in Tip 63), you know in advance what you need to calculate and which fields are involved. In my example, I have three products—oranges, limes, and lemons. My customer types an amount in the Quantity column, and the total for each product automatically displays in the Price column. Not only that, but a Subtotal, Tax, and Grand Total are automatically calculated as well. This very simple form shows you many of the ways you can plan and work with calculations.



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