getField("date1").value = util.printd("mm/dd/yyyy", new Date());
It will execute when the document is opened and update the field's value. It can be refined to only populate when the field is empty, preventing it from getting overwritten on subsequent openings after it's initially set and saved.
and where do I type that information into? the text box?
but there is no "Document Java Scripts option. The only option is to "Set Document Action" with in that though it wants to change my whole document.
Am I making any since?