Javascript for Print Date/Time stamping

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Is there a Javascript function that will write the date printed date/time stamp into a PDF document when it is printed?

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I'm not aware of a way of running a script automatically when a file is first created, unless it's done from within Acrobat itself, and even then it's tricky.

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Javascript for Print Date/Time stamping

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Is there a Javascript function that will write the date printed date/time stamp into a PDF document when it is printed?

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I'm not aware of a way of running a script automatically when a file is first created, unless it's done from within Acrobat itself, and even then it's tricky.

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I answered a very similar question earlier today: How to add a self-updating date in footer of a PDF with Adobe Acrobat Pro DC?

To add the date to the field change this part of the code:

util.printd("mm/dd/yyyy", d)

To:

util.printd("mm/dd/yyyy HH:MM", d)

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Thanks for your quick response.
I need to embed this in our automated process. We create a Word document and then save it as PDF. At (or around that time) we need to "Call" some function that will automatically open the PDF and write the printing date/time stamp into the PDF, save it and close it. The entire process must be automated. I was hoping there was some API I could call to do that.

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Maybe it's something you could do in the Word file, before converting it to a PDF, then.

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That's an interesting thought, but once the Word file is saved as PDF it seems all the "automation intelligence" goes away. If I put a field in the footer, for example, that reflects the print date when printed, then when it is converted to PDF the Date becomes static.

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I'm not aware of a way of running a script automatically when a file is first created, unless it's done from within Acrobat itself, and even then it's tricky.

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I think you are right. I talked with our customer about it suggesting that there was no method available that met her described requirements and they responded, "Well, that's OK, we'll just go with the protected Word document with the Print Date field in the footer" (essentially, square one). I'm marking your answer correct but if anyone else discovers this and has any ideas I would still like to know how to do that for the next customer.
Thanks again.

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