[Scribus] Javascript ON BLUR

Prasad Mhatre prasad.mhatre
Mon Jun 18 06:59:34 CEST 2007

Dear Maciej Hanski,

Is it possible to duplicate the field values entered in a form?
Suppose I have two fields (viz. FirstName and another field Name) where one 
enters FirstName the second field Name is to be entered automatically, i.e. 
Second Name may not be entered, in this Name field the content of FirstName 
should be replicated.

It sounds strange, why two fields should contain the same information, but I 
need this on a form where there is an acknowledgment slip which contains the 
Name, and I expect no one should enter the same information again.

Love and regards

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Maciej Hanski" <ma_han2000 at yahoo.de>
To: <scribus at nashi.altmuehlnet.de>
Sent: Saturday, June 16, 2007 7:37 PM
Subject: Re: [Scribus] Javascript ON BLUR

> Prasad Mhatre napisa?(a):
>> Dear Friends,
>> Can someone let me know some good examples using javascript?
>> I need to use some validation and conversion in my forms.
>> e.g. with thml form below:
>>    //----- To convert User Id to Upper Case.
>>    var UserId1;
>>    function ChangeCase(inputform)
>>     {
>>     UserId1 = inputform.user_id.value;
>>     inputform.user_id.value=UserId1.toUpperCase();
>>     return ;
>>     }
>> and inside the form
>>              <input name="user_id" type = "text" 
>> OnBlur="ChangeCase(document.FrmLogin)" OnFocus="SelectText(this);" 
>> maxlength=20>
>> Is this possible with Scribus?
>> Thanks
>> Love and regards
>> Prasad
> Hi Prasad and welcome to the Scribus mailing list,
> a good entry point is the "PDF Forms" category within the Scribus Wiki:
> http://wiki.scribus.net/index.php/Category:PDF_Forms
> In particular, please check out this new article written by a nice guy
> from Australia (our new Wiki author who specializes on this area, 
> finally:):
> http://wiki.scribus.net/index.php/How_to_enhance_your_PDF_forms_with_JavaScript
> Now to your specific questions (beware, I'm not a javascript or pdf
> forms guru, I just want to help, since there have been no other specific
> responces to your questions so far):
> 1. You won't be able to define many forms within a PDF documents, so  a
> function using inputform as an input parameter like
> ChangeCase(inputform) won't make any sense in this case.
> 2. But you may of course define document wide JavaScript functions  in
> Scribus, please go to Edit/JavaScript and add your functions there, e.g.
> something like:
> function RunOnLaunch()
> {
> app.alert('Welcome stranger');
> }
> You may  call these functions then while opening a pdf document
> (onlaunch), just go to "File/Save as PDF/Viewer/SpecialActions" and
> choose a Javascript function to be executed. You may as well call these
> functions from within your PDF form elements (text fields, buttons,
> etc.) -- see below.
> 3. To define what should happen e.g. onBlur, right click on an PDF form
> element, select "PDF options/Field properties/Action" tab, specify
> JavaScript as Action Type and choose e.g. "OnBlur" from the drop down
> list. The last thing to do is to click on "Edit..." and define your
> actions, either by writing your code within this very element or by
> calling one of your document wide functions. E.g. to change everything
> in your user_id field to upper case, you could do sth like this (just
> tested, works with Scribus 1.3.4):
> this.getField("user_id").value=this.getField("user_id").value.toUpperCase();
> 4. Important: PDF forms support has been broken in the last 2 stable
> Scribus releases ( and so please either use an older
> version (e.g., or use the unstable branch 1.3.4 and accept the
> risks, or just wait until the issues in question are fixed.
> hth somehow
> Maciej
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