event Page/Open through script?

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I'd like to run a script dynamically at every page, without executing a menu item or running the console at every page change, and not manually as described in this tutorial

https://acrobatusers.com/tutorials/entering-page-actions

I've tried at the folder-level and document-level script

if (event.type === 'Page' && event.name === 'Open') {

    app.alert('test')

}

Nothing happened when pages changed.

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Most Valuable Participant , Dec 28, 2018 Dec 28, 2018
There isn't one. There's no "event handler" that will execute each time you open any page. All events are tied to a specific page, field, bookmark, etc. The only generic events are at the doc-level, when you open it, close it, save it, print it, etc.

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You can't do it like that. You can use a script to apply the same code to each page's Open event, though.

The code to use would be:

for (var i=0; i<this.numPages; i++) {

    this.setPageAction(i, "Open", "app.alert('test');");

}

Run this code once from the JS Console and all the pages will be edited.

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Thanks, your solution works, though I'm still wondering what's some practical way to use the API's event Page/Open.

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There isn't one. There's no "event handler" that will execute each time you open any page. All events are tied to a specific page, field, bookmark, etc. The only generic events are at the doc-level, when you open it, close it, save it, print it, etc.

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