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Auto populating a date on a PDF

New Here ,
Jun 07, 2018 Jun 07, 2018

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We have been auto populating dates on pdfs for a little over a year.

In the last week these dates have stopped populating todays date, now they just populate Oct 25, 2017.

Here is the calculation we were using.

this.addScript("init", "this.getField(\"general_document_date_today\").value = new Date();");

We need help asap.

Thanks

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Community Expert , Jun 07, 2018 Jun 07, 2018

Run that code, ONCE, from the console window in Acrobat, and then it should work.

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Jun 07, 2018 Jun 07, 2018

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This is not a good way of doing it. Why are you using addScript? You only need to run that code once, and then it will work whenever the file is opened. The addScript method is not going to work in Reader, only in Acrobat.

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What is the best way to do this?

We are trying to make a form that can be delivered to clients, and when the form is created it will place todays date at the top.

Thank you for your help

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Run that code, ONCE, from the console window in Acrobat, and then it should work.

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