Your second PDF form with Scribus (and Javascript)

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  1. Your first PDF form with Scribus
  2. How to create an e-Mail PDF Survey Form
  3. Your second PDF form with Scribus
  4. Enhance PDF forms with JavaScript


Introduction

JavaScript functions in a PDF document

Adding new functions

Go to Edit/Javascripts... and click on Add. Choose a name for your new function and click on OK to launch the built-in JavaScript editor.

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Let us call our first function RunOnLaunch and start with a simple alert that will be displayed on launching the PDF formular in Adobe Reader:

function RunOnLaunch() {
  app.alert('Welcome to the Scribus Demo Form!');
}

Launching JavaScript functions

Go to File/Export/Save as PDF and click on the Viewer tab. Choose the JavaScript to be executed from the Special Actions drop down list. Save the PDF document and open in with the Adobe Reader to see how it works.

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Adding JavaScript to PDF form elements

Validate form fields

Calculate form field values

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