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Archive: JavaScript

Acrobat Reader dysfunctionality

Bryan Guignard

Perhaps the most obvious limitation is Reader's inability to save modifications to a PDF file. Rest assured, this is the way it's supposed to be. Bryan Guignard explains what situations are appropriate for Reader, and when you'll need the full product.

Enterprise & Government   October 06, 1999

How to populate a PDF file's form with data from a web server

Gordon Kent

Gordon Kent explores PDF forms, with working examples and step-by-step descriptions of how to populate a PDF file's form fields with data processed by a webserver. One example uses Microsoft's Active Server Pages (ASP) to populate a PDF form, and the other uses the ActiveX version of the FDF toolkit to populate a PDF form with data submitted from an HTML form.

Developer   July 13, 1999

Applying a menu bar to all page of a PDF

We show you how to apply a menubar to all pages of a PDF using a PDF template and JavaScript. The example includes a button that takes the user to the first page of a document as well as a print button.

Developer   May 20, 1999

Binding a variable

How to get a script to bind a variable to the field on that page only, when you don't know the exact field name in advance.

Developer   May 04, 1999

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Adding a PDF Stamp Comment

OK, so you want to stamp your document. Maybe you need to give reviewers some advice about the document's status or sensitivity. This tip from author Ted Padova demonstrates how to add stamps with the Stamp Tool along with related comments.