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JavaScript – Generating a unique serial number

The following sample illustrates how to generate a unique serial number for a document. This uses a hash function which is generally useful for JavaScript hackers.

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JavaScript – Binding a variable to the field on a page

How to get a script to bind a variable to the field on that page only, when you don’t know the exact field name in advance.

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UNICODE to ANSI converter

A VB procedure for converting UNICODE to ANSI submitted by Roy from Brook House Publishing.

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JavaScript – spawnPageFromTemplate method for templates

An example that proves templates are possible. It uses the JavaScript spawnPageFromTemplate method.

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JavaScript – Displaying an alert dialog on the screen

Enables you to display an alert dialog on the screen. The minimum required parameter is a string containing the message to be displayed. Optionally, an icon type can be specified by using the nIcon parameter. This example uses a button group type.

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JavaScript – Using Arrays

This code shows mathematical calculations, show and hide of fields, and alerts. Carl Orthlieb has lent a hand to clean it up.

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IAC – Printing every PDF in a folder

This method prints all of the PDFs in the folder.

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JavaScript – setFocus Method for tabbing to next form field

This sample uses the setFocus method for the form field to tab to the next field if the character limit for the field is reached.

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PDF Anatomy 101

This article examines what a PDF document is made up of. Comprised of document objects, page objects and content objects, it explains how these objects relate to form the PDFs you make and use.

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PDF templates – the invisible paper

Bryan Guignard takes a pragmatic approach to his column with his PDF Templates kit. This kit consists of two files. The Template Interface, and a second PDF file which is a sample of invisible PDF paper along with the PostScript code snippet used to create it.

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