No, you cannot get a response from a NTP server (didn't I say that?), and you cannot get any connection from anything launched by launchURL. You also cannot use JQuery or AJAX - these are HTML related technologies.
You can submit a form. This requires YOU to provide software on YOUR web server to respond with the date in a suitable format (unless you can find a time providing server that responds to HTTP post with suitable responses that you can parse).
Hello Test Screen Name,
-Can you give me a link to this form you are talking about if it has a guide. I went to edit > preferences > forms > but did not understand what you guys were saying in the last post.
-I also researched online and you know how asking google or any search engine with basic terms is.
-The more details the better
If I don't go down the form direction you are talking about, do you think that LiveCycle would be anymore help to me? I heard some rumors that it is a little more powerful for scripting and easier to manipulate a pdf.
Thanks again for your help and everyone else too! This community has been a great friend.
From Entering Document Scripts
" Any functions or variables defined in a document script are visible to every other script in the PDF, so they can also be considered the document’s global area. If a document discloses itself to Acrobat, then scripts outside the document can also see and use variable and functions defined here. Disclosure means the document’s disclosed property is set to true."
This would be great if it were passed as a reference variable. Right?
I am unsure what you mean GKaiseril about using layers. When I use the form shortcut that is the only pdf that's usable. Even saves in a different name or overwrites the other layer file.
What do you mean by "layer file"? Layers are something entirely INSIDE a single PDF.
But let's look at the big picture. Are you saying that you can have the end user install software on the computer, have them run your software and have that open the PDF? If so, you can have an external app that refuses to open the file - but of course once opened it can be saved.
Haha yeah sorry... that was stupid... got it to work. Do you guys think there is any other way other than time and certificates with their adobe ids that I can make the pdf "self destruct" so to speak when I want it to for the users.