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Add fill-in fields to static PDF forms

PDF forms are turning up at an increasing number of Web sites, but many represent the most basic conversion. Rather than allowing their forms to be filled in on line, many sites post static versions that must be downloaded, printed and filled in by hand. If you own the full version of Adobe Acrobat, you may be able to add fill-in fields to some forms so they can at least be completed electronically.

Enterprise & Government   September 27, 2000

Custom Objects in PDF JavaScript

Kas Thomas shows how to extend any of JavaScript's built-in objects and to define your own custom objects. He provides several cut-and-paste examples.

Developer   August 23, 2000

JavaScript - Introduction to Development with Examples

Adobe Acrobat allows you to utilise JavaScript within Acrobat Forms by defining an object model on top of JavaScript 1.2.

Developer   June 23, 2000

JavaScript - Clean Up Your Popups

Kas Thomas

Perhaps you're already aware that in Acrobat 4.0 (and 4.05) there's an undocumented JavaScript method called popUpMenu(), a way to attach custom popup menus to mouse-down events in form fields. (If not, you know now!) But ScriptMeister Kas knows from recent experience that it's important to "Clean Up You Popups," as he details in his latest column.

Developer   June 17, 2000

Introducing the Smart PDF Workflow

Max Wyss and Makiko Itoh

A paper and Smart PDF solution can be more streamlined than one based on paper and HTML, according to our contributors, a tagteam of Acrobat/PDF gurus based in Switzerland. They also suggest in their "Practical Smart PDF" articles that a hybrid solution is often the best approach.

Enterprise & Government   June 03, 2000

JavaScript - E-mailing PDF files

Interfacing with e-mail from a PDF is a useful way of transporting both PDF and FDF files. This sample document shows how to do it via a URL and three different methods via JavaScript (mail message, mail document, mail FDF). The JavaScript methods are NOT present in Acrobat Reader.

Developer   May 12, 2000

JavaScript - Instant Printing From a PopUpMenu

Dave Wraight

The following JavaScript code can be added to a button, bookmark or even link. When the user activates the button / bookmark / link a popup menu will be displayed on screen listing the page numbers (in page blocks of 20).

Developer   April 15, 2000

Undocumented PDF JavaScript Function

Kas Thomas

Seems there is at least one undocumented (but live and ready to use) function lurking under PDF JavaScript's hood, that nobody outside of Adobe knows about.

Developer   April 11, 2000

Practical Smart PDF - When they ask: 'Why PDF?,' Show Them!

Max Wyss and Makiko Itoh

An article co-produced by Max Wyss and Makiko Itoh. Based in Switzerland, this dynamic Acrobat/PDF duo has produced some of the most complex, interactive PDF-based forms we've seen. In their opening tag-team contribution, they explain -- and show -- why they've chosen PDF as their "tool of choice for a diverse array of solutions."

Enterprise & Government   April 09, 2000

JavaScript - runtimeHighlight property

This following sample uses the undocumented and unsupported runtimeHighlight property for the Acrobat JavaScript app object to provide an outline around form fields at runtime.

Developer   February 19, 2000

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