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Enhancing Adobe Acrobat DC Forms with JavaScript

  • Take your forms to the next level with interactive elements using JavaScript

  • This book includes PDF files that students can practice from while working through the book

  • JavaScript is difficult to learn and this book explains it in simple steps at a beginner to intermediate level that a reader can later use to work in their own projects


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Basic Form Improvements

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jennifer Harder
      Pages 3-25
    3. Jennifer Harder
      Pages 27-44
    4. Jennifer Harder
      Pages 45-53
  3. Simplified Field Notation and Basic JavaScript

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Jennifer Harder
      Pages 111-121
    3. Jennifer Harder
      Pages 123-137
    4. Jennifer Harder
      Pages 173-192
  4. Working with More Complex Forms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. Jennifer Harder
      Pages 217-238
    3. Jennifer Harder
      Pages 239-264
    4. Jennifer Harder
      Pages 265-271
  5. Beyond the Basics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 273-273
    2. Jennifer Harder
      Pages 275-283

About this book


Take your PDF forms to the next level. In this book, you'll learn various ways to further improve your PDF Forms using simple JavaScript coding. You’ll also discover how a few lines of code can speed up your workflow when working with multiple PDFs in Action Wizard.

Enhancing Adobe Acrobat DC Forms with JavaScript covers up-to-date, real working examples that you can easily download, practice with, and edit to suit your own projects. Using screenshots from Adobe Acrobat DC, users or previous versions will also be able to utilize these techniques. This book also shows workarounds and solutions to various form issues you might encounter. Feel empowered by it and improve your PDF documents!

JavaScript has been a part of Adobe Acrobat for many versions. However, few people use its features and focus mainly on using the basic form properties, never delving deeper into Acrobat’s full capabilities. While information on the web can be helpful, if you don’t know enough about how to use JavaScript in Acrobat you will be left with poor results. JavaScript can be difficult to learn, but it does not need to be scary. This book explains it in simple steps at a beginner to intermediate level so you can take full advantage of Acrobat’s capabilities in your own projects.


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Authors and affiliations

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About the authors

​Jennifer Harder has worked in the graphic design industry for over 10 years. She has a degree in Graphic Communications and is currently teaching Acrobat, InDesign, and Dreamweaver courses at Langara College. As a freelancer, Jennifer frequently works with Adobe PDFs and checks them before they go to print or are uploaded to the web. She enjoys talking about Adobe Software and her interests include: writing, illustration, and working on her websites.

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