Date Now and then Stay when document saved

Community Beginner ,
Jan 24, 2021 Jan 24, 2021

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I have a template form I built in Acrobat Pro DC.  I have a date field that auto populates the date when the document is open.   What I want to do is have that date stay once the document is saved so we know the date it was created. 

 

Example document opned today 1/24/2021   Saved with a new file name and then sent on its way.  The next person recieveing it opens it 1/25/2021   I want the date to still ready 1/24/2021.

 

I know I can  leave it to manual entry but was hoping there was a way to have it auto populate and then stay static the rest of the time.

 

Thanks

David 

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Jan 24, 2021 Jan 24, 2021

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Post your current code and we'll help you adjust it to achieve that.

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Here is what i have in the properites of the Today text box in the Calculate field

I found this online 

 

var f = this.getField("Today");

f.value = util.printd("mm/dd/yyyy", new Date());

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Jan 24, 2021 Jan 24, 2021

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Change the second line to:

if (f.valueAsString=="") f.value = util.printd("mm/dd/yyyy", new Date());

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OK will do.. Will let you know if it works.  Also is there a way to compress the form then its 2 mb 1 page all fillable with drop downs and check boxes

 

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