2 Replies Latest reply on Aug 25, 2010 8:08 AM by gkaiseril

    Script compatibility with Reader 7.x, 8.x and 9.x

    RT - IDT

      I developed a document using Live Cycle Designer 8.0 and it works like a charm in Reader 9 but fails in Reader 8.x and 7.x. Is there a tool / solution to find out the features that are causing backward compatibility issues so that I can create a version that will work with Reader 7 and above?

       

        • 1. Re: Script compatibility with Reader 7.x, 8.x and 9.x
          try67 MVP & Adobe Community Professional

          Make sure you set the console to appear on errors and warnings (Edit -

          Preferences - JavaScript).

          Then run the script. It should pop-up with some information about what went

          wrong.

          • 2. Re: Script compatibility with Reader 7.x, 8.x and 9.x
            gkaiseril MVP & Adobe Community Professional

            Have you looked at the Acrobat JS API Reference?

             

            This document list the various JS properties and methods available to Acrobat and has 'Quick Bars' for each item the list the version of Acrobat that  shows the 'version/depreciated', 'Save and Preferences', 'Security', and 'Availability'.

             

            To test your form, you will need a system with Reader version 7 and have the JS console enabled and set to pop up upon an error. You could even add a toolbar button to open the JS console. You could then test your form and see what action throws the error. The most likely is saving the form.