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Change the values used for calculations in a Drop-Down list in Adobe LiveCycle

Category is Programming


I'm working with Adobe LiveCycle Designer to create a simple form. I have two values in a drop down list that I'm trying to get the totals field to calculate upon selection. However, although I have typed in the values as $0.00, the calculation field is not picking them up because the list items are actually "text". Wonder if there is a way to make the list items numeric so that the calculation field will see them as such. Maybe you can't use a drop down list for numeric values, which means that I would have to make the field a numeric filed where the client would have to type in the number...I'd rather have them select the number from a drop down list.

Randy O.

Question asked on August 17, 2010 8:36 PM :: :: Comments (0) :: TrackBacks (0)

Hide Your Online Presence on Facebook

Category is Internet/Web Services

Is there anyway to be on Facebook and not have people know that you are online?
I can't go on there and make even the simplest of posts without a "certain few" wanting to chat with me. If there is not a way to do this, is it ok etiquette to just ignore them?

Michael L.

Question asked on February 24, 2010 9:47 PM :: :: Comments (0) :: TrackBacks (0)

Have a Word Macro Detect Your Thumb Drive

I keep all my word files on a 8 gb USB jumb drive so that I can take them from one computer to another. I have all my templates and custom macros in one directory. I have a macro to attach the template to the documents.

The problem is the drive letter changes as I move the USB drive from computer to computer. Then I get an error and I have to use debug to change the drive letter at the start of each session. Is there any way to make the macro look for the template taking into consideration that the drive letter may change.

Thank you,

Question asked on February 4, 2009 8:55 AM :: :: Comments (0) :: TrackBacks (0)

Displaying the Following Year in a Word Document

Category is Microsoft Office


I have a word document that is a membership renewal form that is sent out once a year...

I want to place a date (Year only) field on the form that displays the year that the form refers to ... eg the form is sent out towards end of 2008 for the 2009 calender year so I want to display 2009 then 2010 at end of 2009....etc

As I am currently doing this I want to automate the form so as anyone who sends them out in future does not have to remember to update for each year (as has been missed in past)

I have had a look at date field options but can not find a way of doing it.

Any help gratefully accepted.....


Question asked on December 29, 2008 10:11 PM :: :: Comments (0) :: TrackBacks (0)

Microsoft Out-of-Band Security Update

I just received an email from Microsoft about an Out-of-Band security update. What is an out-of-band update?


Question asked on December 16, 2008 4:33 PM :: :: Comments (0) :: TrackBacks (0)

Adding the file path to a Word 2007 Document

Category is Microsoft Office

I'm pretty new to Word 2007 and am trying to put a document path on the bottom of each document (footer perhaps). This is so I can find where the document is filed. I have been exploring the Text, Quick "Picks," Category and Fields, but, so far, cannot figure it out. Help!

Thank you in advance!

Question asked on December 14, 2008 11:06 PM :: :: Comments (0) :: TrackBacks (0)

Louisiana Citizens Insurance Tax Credit

Category is Louisiana

What is the special assessment I'm seeing on my Louisiana State Home Owners policy?

Question asked on March 7, 2007 11:16 PM :: :: Comments (0) :: TrackBacks (1)

Do I need more memory and can I get it?

Category is PC Hardware

My computer seems to run too slowly. I'm wondering if I can safely add some RAM. It has a 1-gig cpu; the motherboard has three slots for RAM and they are all filled with 128 meg. chips/cards therefore amounting to 384 meg of memory. I run WIN XP PRO w/Service Pack 2 and so on. I also have and run fairly often Adobe Photoshop; don't know how significant that is but am told it's a pretty powerful program. It seems logical that I may need more memory but what can I do if all slots are already filled?

Thanks in advance!


Question asked on February 12, 2007 11:58 PM :: :: Comments (0) :: TrackBacks (1)

The Final Harry Potter Book

Category is Book Recommendations

I heard that the new Harry Potter book is out, but I can't find a copy anywhere. Where can I get it?

Question asked on February 3, 2007 5:51 PM :: :: Comments (0) :: TrackBacks (1)

Archdiocese of New Orleans Seeking Parishoners

Category is St. Bernard Parish

Is Our Lady of Lourdes Church going to reopen?

Question asked on January 28, 2007 9:37 PM :: :: Comments (0) :: TrackBacks (3)

Parade Schedule for St. Bernard Parish in 2007

Category is St. Bernard Parish

Will there be any parades in St. Bernard Parish this year?

Question asked on January 28, 2007 8:11 PM :: :: Comments (0) :: TrackBacks (1)

MovableType is Killing My Scripts

Category is Internet/Web Services

When I include some JavaScript code into one my blog entries, even with Text Formatting turned off, MovableType is still add
tags. How can I stop this?

Question asked on January 22, 2007 11:16 PM :: :: Comments (0) :: TrackBacks (1)

Send Comments to Your St. Bernard Parish Council

Category is St. Bernard Parish

How can I send an email to my St. Bernard Parish Councilman?

Question asked on January 22, 2007 12:14 AM :: :: Comments (0) :: TrackBacks (1)

Library Comments Wanted for St. Bernard Parish

Category is St. Bernard Parish

Representatives from the Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund and the Americans for Libraries Council will begin working with the St. Bernard Parish Library in February 2007. How can I help restore the St. Bernard Parish Library?

Question asked on January 21, 2007 10:11 PM :: :: Comments (0) :: TrackBacks (1)

Louisiana Small Business Retention Program

Category is Louisiana

What is the State of Louisiana doing to help small businesses recover from hurricane Katrina and Rita?

Question asked on January 18, 2007 12:11 AM :: :: Comments (0) :: TrackBacks (1)

I Can't Print Using My Old DOS Program

Category is Microsoft Windows

I've got an old DOS program that I still use and it can only print to LPT1: or LPT2:. My printer is a network printer connected using an IP port. How can I print from this DOS program using Windows XP or Windows Vista?

Question asked on January 11, 2007 12:37 AM :: :: Comments (0) :: TrackBacks (2)

Help! I can't locate my son's immunization records.

Category is Health

Help! I can't locate my son's immunization records.

He went to live with his father in Chicago and I gave him all my son's information, now he is with me and neither his father, nor the school's he attended in Chicago can locate his records. When he was with me we lived in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I called Wisconsin and could not get any info, we now live in New Jersey and I am trying to get him in school and that is the hold up.

Please help,

Question asked on October 30, 2006 8:24 PM :: :: Comments (0) :: TrackBacks (0)

How do I prepare for the Road Home program?

Category is Louisiana

I've registered for the Louisiana Road Home program. What else do I need to do to prepare for my first meeting?

Question asked on October 16, 2006 9:07 PM :: :: Comments (0) :: TrackBacks (1)

Louisiana FAIR Plan Unfair?

Category is Louisiana

Did anyone else notice that when they renewed their insurance policy that it included money for the LA Fair Plan? I have insurance with State Farm but still had to pay into the LA Fair Plan. I was told it is a new rule. Why should I have to pay into a plan that I will not be able to file any losses against? Was I still in my Katrina fog when this rule passed? Can someone enlighten me on this?


Question asked on September 9, 2006 11:06 PM :: :: Comments (0) :: TrackBacks (1)

Can you smoke at a restaurant in Louisiana?

Category is Louisiana

I thought the Louisiana Legistature passed a law prohibiting smoking in restaurants, but I still see people lighting up. Did this pass?

Question asked on September 3, 2006 9:30 PM :: :: Comments (0) :: TrackBacks (0)

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