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auto fill and lock the date

Jun 19, 2012 9:21 AM

I find lots of ways to auto fill today's date in a pdf form. How do I lock that date so that when the file is reopened the date does not change?

 
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    Jun 19, 2012 9:33 AM   in reply to dtiller

    This is tricky since you have to distribute the form with the date field field empty.

     

    If all users will have Acrobat, you could have a script that disables the function to fill-in the date.

     

    For Reader, you need to test the field for the date to be empty and if it is then populate that field.

     
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    Jun 19, 2012 11:50 AM   in reply to dtiller

    You can use the 'addScript" method of the doc object.

     
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