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Can I make the date field autofill with todays Date with Acrobat DC?

New Here ,
Feb 15, 2017 Feb 15, 2017

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Can I make the date field autofill with todays Date with Acrobat DC?

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Community Expert , Feb 15, 2017 Feb 15, 2017

I moved your question to the PDF Forms forum.

OK, here's how you do it: Search the tools for Document JavaScripts and open it. Create a new item. Let's call it "load".

Delete any pre-existing code in the window that opens, and paste this code instead into it:

this.getField("Today").value = util.printd("mm/dd/yyyy", new Date());

The code above assumes you have a field called "Today" that you want to populate with today's date. You can change that, as well as the date format, if you wish.

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Feb 15, 2017 Feb 15, 2017

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Yes, it's possible to do that with the desktop version of Acrobat. Is that what you have? Because you posted in the DC PDF Services forum...

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I'm thinking I may have posted in the wrong forum. I have a trial version of Acrobat DC on my desktop.

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I moved your question to the PDF Forms forum.

OK, here's how you do it: Search the tools for Document JavaScripts and open it. Create a new item. Let's call it "load".

Delete any pre-existing code in the window that opens, and paste this code instead into it:

this.getField("Today").value = util.printd("mm/dd/yyyy", new Date());

The code above assumes you have a field called "Today" that you want to populate with today's date. You can change that, as well as the date format, if you wish.

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Hi, I need assistance with an Adobe Acrobat template that opens with Acrobat DC. The form requires several signtures and a separtate date field  dor each signer to be signed through Adobe Acrobat Sign. I need the form to be able to autofill the date field  when each individual signs. Can you please assist.

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Thank you! I was trying to figure out how to add JavaScript under the "Prepare" section in tools. Your help is appreciated

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May 02, 2018 May 02, 2018

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Hello,

I used the above script and it works great.  Will this keep a static date if the the saved form is opened later?  The date will be going on an employee application, so it needs to store the date the application was filled and saved, and should not change later.

Thanks for any help.

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