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JavaScript - runtimeHighlight property

February 19, 2000


This following sample uses the undocumented and unsupported runtimeHighlight property for the Acrobat JavaScript app object to provide an outline around form fields at runtime.

To make this work, create a file called highlight.js and drop it into your JavaScripts folder. The default is as follows: c:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 4.0\Acrobat\plug_ins\Acroform\JavaScripts\.

The file should contain the single line "app.runtimeHighlight = true;".

Note: only works with Acrobat 4.05 and since the feature is undocumented, it may not work in future releases of Acrobat.

Use the runtimeHighlight property to provide an outline around form fields at runtime

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