Last week I had to get the chosen item from a drop down list in a PDF Livecycle Designer Form. Easy enough you should think. But it did not work as I thought it would work. As you would think the : $.rawValue would get you the item you want. But I did not want to have the item value but the text value. If you put something like this into a drop down field. 1 : Amsterdam 2 : Rotterdam 3 : Den Haag 4 : Leiden 5 : Wolphaartdijk 6 : Goes And you pick like number 3, with a$.rawValue you get 3 as the value back. But I want “Den Haag” as a return value. Simple you use \$.formattedValue And that will give you Den Haag !