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Insert a file Name automatically in an PDF Form

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Jun 27, 2020

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Hello everyone, I would like to automatically add the document name to the footer of an Adobe PDF form. I use the Adobe Acrobat Pro version from the Creative Cloud. Is there a solution here?

 

its possible With an JavaScript Code?

 

Thank you

 

Bastian

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Insert a file Name automatically in an PDF Form

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Hello everyone, I would like to automatically add the document name to the footer of an Adobe PDF form. I use the Adobe Acrobat Pro version from the Creative Cloud. Is there a solution here?

 

its possible With an JavaScript Code?

 

Thank you

 

Bastian

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Jun 27, 2020

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You can use JavaScript to access the documentFileName property. Here's some sample code that sets a text field value to the document file name:

 

getField("Text1").value = documentFileName;

 

But the correct code depends on when you want the code to set the field value and where the code is placed. If you provide more information about your workflow, we could probably provide more help.

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Jun 28, 2020

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If you use the code above place it as a doc-level script, so that it will update each time you open the file.

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Aug 09, 2020

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Hello
I want to show and hide a video on a page with a button What should I do?
In Adobe Acrobat DC

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Jun 28, 2020

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You don't need to reinvent the wheel, search for "File Name Stamper" on this page: https://acrobatusers.com/actions-exchange/

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Jun 28, 2020

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The problem (or feature, depending on how you look at it, I guess) with this Action is that it's a stamper, ie the name it adds is static. If you rename the file after running it it will still show the old file-name. That might be desired in some cases, but not in others. If you want it to be dynamic and always show the current file-name then it needs to be done using a field that is updated whenever the file is opened, as described above.

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Jun 29, 2020

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Thanks for the Note with the automatic update. I have an empty document and would like to display only the document name here, for example.

How to proceed then?

First I create a text field and give it a name, e.g. "DK_01".

Where do I enter the script so that it is updated when I open it?

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Jun 29, 2020

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Under Tools - JavaScript - Document JavaScripts. Place the code outside of the function that is created when you add a new script. In fact, you can delete that function definition altogether.

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Jun 29, 2020

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PS. I would also set the field's defaultValue property in the code, so it doesn't clear when the form is reset.

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Jun 29, 2020

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Many thanks for the great support. It worked. Thanks a lot.

Now I just have to check the default settings you suggested.

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Jun 29, 2020

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Basically just duplicate that line of code, changing value for defaultValue.

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