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Archive: Development

Slicing and Dicing - Formatting user input

Kas Thomas

Kas responds to a user's request for assistance in formatting user input in a PDF form.

Developer   June 03, 2001

JavaScript - Counting Occurrences of a Particular Token

Kas Thomas

Kas explains how to count occurences of a particular token in a given string with JavaScript. Don't read this one if you're tired.

Developer   June 01, 2001

JavaScript - Date Manipulation Made Easy

Kas Thomas

Finding your dates too hard to handle? Kas has some valuable suggestions to make things easier.

Developer   June 01, 2001

Typecasting in JavaScript

Kas Thomas

In JavaScript, you sometimes find yourself in a situation where you explicitly need to cast a variable to a Number or a String. Kas shows you how.

Developer   June 01, 2001

JavaScript - Color fills in forms at runtime

Kas Thomas

Kas gives some sample JavaScript code for changing the colors of PDF form fields at runtime.

Developer   June 01, 2001

Automatic Insertion of Document-Level JavaScripts

Dr. D. P. Story

Dr. D. P. Story, math wiz (professor) and bona fide PDF wizard, has updated a technique that he'd previously published on Planet PDF. The new, enhanced version of his article explains how to take advantage of some of the new features in Adobe Acrobat 5.0 -- specifically that FDF can now contain JavaScript code.

Developer   May 11, 2001

IAC - Converting Word docs to PDF

How to convert a folder full of Word documents to PDF.

Developer   April 11, 2001

JavaScript - Quick Tip of the Day

Kas Thomas

Kas illustrates the "arity" function that is used for counting arguments in JavaScript.

Developer   April 01, 2001

JavaScript - Debugging Colors

Kas Thomas

Kas talks about using the undocumented JavaScript function popupmenu to return a Color (really an array of floating point values) rather than a String.

Developer   April 01, 2001

JavaScript - Detour from Response Dialogs

Kas Thomas

Demonstrates the use of the JavaScript response dialog for function testing.

Developer   April 01, 2001

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