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    Posted: 14 May 19 at 8:42AM

We got an PDF with Formfields (Parnents and Childs). Now we are renaming the Childfields, so there is no connection anymore to the parent field.

We using "SetFormFieldTitle" to rename and it works. But not in a way we like to.


Before renaming
Parentfield = "Textbox1"
Childfield = "Textbox1."

After renaming
Parentfield = "Textbox1"
Childfield = "Textbox1.NewName"

We just want the NewName as FormFieldTitle without the Parentname.

Our QuickPDF Version is 11.15.

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Hi Wolfgang,

you should read in the online reference in the description belonging to SetFormFieldTitle;-)
There you can read "...renames the title of a parent form field...". Additionally: " have to make sure that the name is unique...".
But this is NOT for child fields.
BTW: I don't know that you've extracted the complete form field name.
Don't know if only QuickPDF has probs with more than one field with the same name but i don't think that your pdf has one name twice?
There's no functionality in the library to rename child fields.
What you can do ( i wouldn't do this) is to remove the child field and use NewChildFormField:
...with a new title.


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