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Topic: RE: JavaScript help
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 57586
From: Dave
Date: 5/29/2002 05:26 PM


You can create an AUTOSTART CD on the windows platform that will
automatically load a PDF file and Acrobat Reader, to get it to start at a
specific page you either set it using the File>Doc Info>Open... settings or
use a Page Action>Open>Javascript - this.pageNum ...

I don't think you can open one PDF automatically when you open another
(except without going to a lot of trouble). An determining if a CD has been
inserted is a Windows API call, but you cant access that from within

Also note that Javascript for Acrobat is based on the Acrobat Object Model.
Commands you use to manipulate HTML pages will not work on PDF documents -
mainly because PDF is a final format, not quite so dynamic as HTML can be.
Javascript for browsers although the same language operates on a different
object model, same syntax different objects.

Check out the Forms Javascript PDF from the help menu.

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> I am a new acrobat developer, trying to develop a two-disk CD-ROM. While I
> know how to do a cumbersome system of point-and-click navigation using
> just acrobat links and buttons, is there a more elegant way of checking if
> a cd is inserted?/opening another pdf file and then going to a specific
> page on the file? All I have are self-help books on javascript but i'm
> having a hard time getting scripts that work on netscape to somehow work
> within acrobat. help!

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