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Topic: Re: How To Share Javascript Between PDF - Non Programr
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 57409
From: prodok
Date: 5/29/2002 05:25 PM


there are two approaches. If you are in a controlled environment (meaning
that you have control over the user's installation, you could create
application level JavaScripts (just like any other plug-in), in which you
have all those functions. However, your users MUST have the scripts,
otherwise, your documents don't work.

The other approach would be using document level JavaScripts, you would
place into every document. In order to get those scripts into a new
document, prepare another, one-page "brain" document which contains not
much more than the scripts; well, depending on the way you create your new
documents, that "brain" document will also contain the fields. You then add
this document to your new one (import before page 1), if available, copy
the fields to their right places, and remove the pages of the "brain"
document again. So, you have a new document with the fields and the
document-level scripts.

It is not possible to load JavaScripts into a document at runtime.

Hope, this can help.

Max Wyss
PRODOK Engineering
Low Paper workflows, Smart documents, PDF forms
CH-8906 Bonstetten, Switzerland

Fax: +41 1 700 20 37

[ Building Bridges for Information ]


>I am not a programmer but do have a question that I can't seem to get a
>simple answer too. We have a software product that uses PDF so that
>users can enter in information into the form. Each form has fields such
>as DOB, Phone, SS#, etc. Each of these fields have field edits to validate
> input for correctness. Each of these field edits are used per form. Is
>there a way to store these javascript "procedures" and have the PDF
>pull the javascript edits or call to the server and obtain the javascript
>The goal is to maintain 1 javascript function in one area and be used
> by all of the forms. I hope I make sense.

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