Extending Acrobat Forms with Javascript

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Unlike other books on JavaScript, which explain how to write JavaScript programs for the Web, Extending Acrobat Forms with JavaScript is the first and only book to explain how to use JavaScript to create sophisticated, interactive documents in Adobe Acrobat. Acrobat expert John Deubert teaches JavaScript programming basics in the context of carrying out specific, useful tasks in Acrobat. For example, you¿ll learn how to manipulate Acrobat with JavaScript to perform calculations, retrieve data from a database, ...

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Overview

Unlike other books on JavaScript, which explain how to write JavaScript programs for the Web, Extending Acrobat Forms with JavaScript is the first and only book to explain how to use JavaScript to create sophisticated, interactive documents in Adobe Acrobat. Acrobat expert John Deubert teaches JavaScript programming basics in the context of carrying out specific, useful tasks in Acrobat. For example, you¿ll learn how to manipulate Acrobat with JavaScript to perform calculations, retrieve data from a database, process form data, and more. And each tutorial is broken down into small, manageable chunks so as not to overwhelm you with long blocks of code. A one-of-a kind book, Extending Acrobat Forms with JavaScript is a great resource for anyone who wants to gain more control over Adobe¿s extremely popular Acrobat software.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321172389
  • Publisher: Adobe Press
  • Publication date: 3/19/2003
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet the Author

John Deubert has been in the electronic printing and publishing world since the beginning. Having worked at Adobe during its startup days, John has unusually long experience with electronic printing, publishing, and distribution of documents. John has taught classes on PostScript and Acrobat throughout the world since 1985. Widely regarded as an excellent instructor, he currently teaches as a consultant under the name Acumen Training and distributes a monthly technical newsletter, the Acumen Journal. John is also the author of Creating Adobe Acrobat Forms from Adobe Press.

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Table of Contents

I Introduction
1 Welcome to JavaScript! 1
2 Page and Document JavaScripts 19
3 Form Field Highlighting 27
4 Checking Acrobat Version 33
5 Calculating Form Fields 39
6 Auto-Entering Form Data 59
7 Roll-Over Help 69
8 Dynamic Form Fields 79
9 Dynamic Controls with Templates 93
10 Keystroke Checking 105
11 Field Validation 115
12 Formatting Text Fields 127
13 Alerts and Dialog Boxes 135
14 JavaScript Functions 147
15 Creating Pop-Up Menus 163
16 Interacting with Databases 179
17 Reading and Writing a Database 197
18 Generating Reports 221
19 Where Now? 233
A Object Reference 241
B Regular Expression Metacharacters 249
Index 253
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