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Acro Javascript: Placement Text in PDF Form Fields

In addition to the post: Acro Javascript: Question Icons / Buttons an additional way to include instruction to users who may have questions when filling out more complex forms is to use placement text within the form fields. Here’s how the PDF could function: To do this, start by opening a PDF form. Select the…

Acro Javascript: Question Icons / Buttons

PDF fill-able forms are no new concept when it comes to electronic forms. Though these electronic forms are great for allowing users to submit information digitally via email, some forms may be a bit more complex then others. This can cause confusion for the intended users and ultimately the submission of forms filled out incorrectly….

Automate Significant Changes to PDF Documents with Actions and Macros

Software Needed: Adobe Acrobat DC, Microsoft Word Tasked with making multiple changes to PDF documentation, I decided to automate the system rather then going through each document to update/save accordingly. Essentially I was given 163 PDFs that required updates to verbiage and date periods, as well as the replacement of the last two pages of…

Run Macro in Microsoft Excel to Update Multiple Hyperlinks at Once

Suppose you have a list of data with the same hyperlinks. With VBA code, you can quickly replace the old file path or address with a new one. Here’s how to do so: 1. Press the ALT + F11 keys, to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications Window. 2. Click Insert > Module, and…

Force Files to Open with Microsoft Apps When Sharing Links Using URI Schemes

URI schemes allow for office productivity applications to be invoked with various commands. Each application is given a different named scheme but all schemes follow the same rules for how the URI is formed (URI Schema). Full schema < scheme-name >:< command-name >”|”< command-argument-descriptor > “|”< command-argument > The scheme syntax includes the following: 1….

Click-to-Tweet HTML Generator

While working at Office Sign Company, in Downtown Fargo North Dakota, the Marketing Department requested various clickable links to be placed on various pages of the company site (OfficeSignCompany.com). To do this I would code up a link quick and pass it off: The above script when pasted into the HTML area of the website…

Acro-JavaScript: Flatten Form Fields

Developer Software Required: Adobe Acrobat A.K.A Adobe Acrobat Pro End User Software Required: Adobe Reader A.K.A. Adobe Acrobat Reader JavaScript can be used to lock down form fields or flatten .pdf form fields so entered data cannot be changed by a typical user. This can be extremely handy when a document is available to end…

Acro-JavaScript: Custom Submit Button

Developer Software Required: Adobe Acrobat A.K.A Adobe Acrobat Pro End User Software Required: Adobe Reader A.K.A. Adobe Acrobat Reader When a fillable .pdf is opened in Adobe Reader and filled in, typically the end user will save the .pdf with the contents entered, then email the document to the designated recipient. However, if you are…