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Topic: how do they do that?
Conf: (P-PDF) Beginners, Msg: 73198
From: poipoipoi
Date: 9/28/2002 09:41 AM

Hi

I just told a client we couldn't do something, and then my boss showed me a PDF that does it!

We use ActivePDF Toolkit and Cold Fusion to take some data from a database, fill in a PDF form, and present it to the user on our website. The user then checks/changes the field values and prints the form.

Our client wanted some of the fields required, so that they couldn't print unless those fields were filled in. I told her we couldn't do that. Then later my boss showed me https://www1.fs.ml.com/publish/coe.pdf, which has some interesting features:
1 An alert that pops on leaving a field, if it's not filled out properly.
2 A button to print the form, inside the form itself.

I tried to download this PDF, so I could see the code behind the controls, but to my surprise

3 The Save and Save As... buttons are grayed out in the browser.

So how are these things done? Using JavaScript? What if the user has JavaScript turned off?

Thanks,

Ernie

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