PDF Document: pass larger amount of text to a hidden field.

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    everythinginorder
    Asked on October 09, 2019 at 10:37 PM

    Another solution that may work for me is to pass text through calculations/shortcodes and then using the unique id of the hidden field to populate my 4 main pdf's. Is there a way to pass larger amounts of text to a hidden field and then use the unique id? I'm doing this for many of my questions by typing text into a calculation. Would 'copy a fields's value' work? Or maybe there's another work around to pass a couple paragraphs to a pdf.

    thanks so much

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    BDAVID
    Answered on October 09, 2019 at 10:46 PM

    I assume that this is the form in question: https://form.jotform.com/92744905025155 

    How long is the text that you are looking to pass to another hidden field? Inserting text is possible through conditions: https://www.jotform.com/help/268-How-to-Insert-Text-or-Calculation-into-a-Field-Using-Conditional-Logic

    Example:

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    However, I think it may not support long text, we could give it at try.

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    everythinginorder
    Answered on October 10, 2019 at 08:15 AM

    Can anyone tell me if there is a way to send a couple of paragraphs of formatted/styled text to a hidden field and then use the unique id to embed in a pdf? 

    Also, if I have a field hidden on the form and I need to have 'hide hidden fields' on, can I still drag a field into the pdf and have it show?

    thanks!

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    Jed_C
    Answered on October 10, 2019 at 09:14 AM

    Can anyone tell me if there is a way to send a couple of paragraphs of formatted/styled text to a hidden field? - I don't think you can pass a styled / formatted text to another field. Only a plain text can be passed as far as I know.

    Use the unique id to embed in a pdf? - When you pass it to a field, that field should appear in your PDF together with the text you passed from the originating field.

    If I have a field hidden on the form and I need to have 'hide hidden fields' on, can I still drag a field into the pdf and have it show? - Do you mean the "Hide empty form fields"? If so, yes you can still see them in PDF editor.