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Working with very long drop-downs can be a handful, especially since you can't set the size of the drop-down menu that opens. A much easier approach is to use a "live" filter, similar to the Google Auto-Suggest feature, where you start to type the text that you want to look for, and a menu pops-up appears with the relevant options. Up until now this was not possible to do in a PDF, but now it is!
Using this new script you can easily and quickly set up a plain text field to act as the "filter" for a combo- or a list-box field.
For example, let's say you have a list of all 50 states, and you want the user to be able to find their state quickly and easily:
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You run the script and select your fields, and the additional options like whether the filter should be case-sensitive (set to false in this case), and whether to show all items if the filter is blank (set to true below):
After doing so, when you enter a letter into the filter text field, the options in the list immediately change to just those starting with the entered text:
As you type more letters, the options reduce even further:
If you wish to see this in action for yourself, the file shown above can be downloaded from here, for free.
For more information about this tool, you can contact me directly.