How can I stop the date field in Adobe Acrobat DC from updating to current date ?

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Dec 03, 2021 Dec 03, 2021

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Long story short I have a tax form that was to be dated for the 1st of November as that is when I started working for the company,due to miscommunication it was not put down correctly.

But whenever I try and do it now, it is defaulting to 2021-12-03.

How do I stop it from auto changing the date or save a unmodifiable copy?

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Adobe Community Professional , Dec 04, 2021 Dec 04, 2021

The files contain a script to populate those fields with the current date. Since there's no way to flatten or submit the form digitally (at least not from within it) I'm guessing they want you to either print it out or submit it on the same day as you fill it in. The only way to stop the field from updating is to disable JS in the application, but I don't recommend you do that as it could interfere with other functions of the form and cause you to submit an invalid file.

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Dec 03, 2021 Dec 03, 2021

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There's likely a script embedded in the file that's causing it. Can you share the file with us?

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They are standard canada tax forms.

 

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Before you open the form disable Javascript in the preferences of Adobe Acrobat.

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The files contain a script to populate those fields with the current date. Since there's no way to flatten or submit the form digitally (at least not from within it) I'm guessing they want you to either print it out or submit it on the same day as you fill it in. The only way to stop the field from updating is to disable JS in the application, but I don't recommend you do that as it could interfere with other functions of the form and cause you to submit an invalid file.

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Unfortunate, but that sounds likely.

I had to call the Canada Revenue Agency to find a work around.

Its frustrating when scripts like this are put into forms like these. 

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Bump for any future users searching. 

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In France we said "Programmé avec des moufles"  (Programmed with mittens )

 

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Dec 05, 2021 Dec 05, 2021

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You can open this PDF and Save As with Apple Preview, it will lose all its formats and all interactivity, but the fields will remain fillable.

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I think you can just use a text field as date field.  That way it will not auto populate. 

 

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