How to make a menu item a privileged function

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app.addMenuItem({ cName: "A4", cParent: "Help", cExec: ttt});
app.beginPriv();
var ttt = "app.newDoc(420,595)";
app.endPriv();
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If you see an "X" in the right-most box of the "quick bar" under the method/property name, it means it's not accessible in Reader. For example:   In addition, there are some properties that are Read/Write in Acrobat, but Read-Only in Reader. That will appear in the property's description. For example:  

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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One sample:

 

trustedNewDoc = app.trustedFunction( function (nWidth, nHeight)
{
// Additional code may appear above
app.beginPriv(); // Explicitly raise privilege
app.newDoc( nWidth, nHeight );
app.endPriv();
// Additional code may appear below.
})

info: newDoc will not work in Acrobat Reader.

 

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Thanks for the help! Where can I see a list of functions that will not work in Acrobat Reader?

Is there any other way to use code in Acrobat Reader?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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Look at the methods in the Acrobat Javascript reference.

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I have "Developing Acrobat® Applications Using JavaScript™" and "JavaScript™ for Acrobat® API Reference", but it all works for Acrobat DC and only partially for Acrobat Reader DC!

Where can you see what 100% works for Acrobat Reader? of course I mean javascript

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Most Valuable Participant ,
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If you see an "X" in the right-most box of the "quick bar" under the method/property name, it means it's not accessible in Reader. For example:

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In addition, there are some properties that are Read/Write in Acrobat, but Read-Only in Reader. That will appear in the property's description. For example:

try67_1-1595286739403.png

 

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Many thanks!

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Especially, consult the "quick bar", a grid at the start of the description of each method. Bear in mind programming of Reader is very limited. Programming is one of the marketing tools for Acrobat: Adobe really want to sell copies of Acrobat to every end user, not just the programmers.

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