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Automatically insert today's date upon opening

May 4, 2012 8:58 AM

Tags: #javascript #acrobat_x #date #clock

How can I have a text field automatically update with the current date from the system clock upon opening of the document?

 

I have a read-only text field called "Current Date" and I can get this to work using the following script:

this.getField("Current Date").value = util.printd("mmmm dd, yyyy", new Date());

 

Unfortunately, this doesn't seem to be very consistent.  How can I get this to run, and recheck the system clock for the current date, every time the document is opened?

 

Thanks in advance for your help!

 
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