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Javascript examples and autocompletion

Post by sashu » Fri May 18, 2018 6:49 am

Hello,

I was wondering if there are documented JavaScript examples in the PDF Editor. I was also wondering if I could use the autocompletion function in the JavaScript console or somewhere else. It makes life of a developer very much easier and long manuals even obsolete if autocompletion shows members and properties of a class and such stuff.

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Re: Javascript examples and autocompletion

Post by Tracker Supp-Stefan » Fri May 18, 2018 11:35 am

Hello Sashu,

Before I answer the question - can you please tell me if you are a developer or an end user trying to e.g. create a form with some JS?
Also - you seem to have posted in the wrong forums. Please let me know where the correct place is for this topic and I will move it accordingly.

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Re: Javascript examples and autocompletion

Post by sashu » Fri May 18, 2018 11:57 am

Hello Stefan,

I am an end user that is interested in exploring the full spectrum of PDF-Xchange editor.

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Re: Javascript examples and autocompletion

Post by TrackerSupp-Daniel » Fri May 18, 2018 5:16 pm

Hello Sashu,
I have moved this topic into the Appropriate (PDF-XChange Editor) Forums.

I am sorry to say that to my knowledge there is no autocomplete functionality available in the built in JS function.
As for examples and long manuals:
I do not have much at the moment, just the base utilities I've nicked off my colleagues for JS examples, but here is my little (two item) Repository of them.

Code: Select all

//Reorder pages:
//Reorders Pages A1, B1, A2, B2, A3, B3...

for (i = 0; i < ((this.numPages - 1)/2); i++) 
{
  this.movePage(Math.ceil(this.numPages/2)+i,2*i);
}



//Reverse page numbering:
// Change file ext. to .js. Then save to C:\Program Files\Tracker Software\PDF Editor\JavaScripts

function ReversePageOrder()
{
   for (i = this.numPages - 1; i >= 0; i--) this.movePage(i);
}

app.addToolButton({
    cName: "Reverse Page Order",
    cExec: "ReversePageOrder()",
    cTooltext: "Reverse pages",
    cEnable: true,
    nPos: 0
});
As for long manuals!
https://www.adobe.com/content/dam/acom/ ... erence.pdf
Yes this is the Adobe JS API reference, we thankfully use the same calls as they do (its a compatibility thing). The only limitation I am aware of at this moment is that we cannot use calls with the security tag from this manual, yet.
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Re: Javascript examples and autocompletion

Post by sashu » Wed May 30, 2018 1:00 pm

Great, thanks, Daniel. I was reading the pdf and saw the class EventListener (page 386) that probably listens for different events such as Open. Does every Pdf-Viewer support an event cycle and an event can be catched by the JS code?

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Re: Javascript examples and autocompletion

Post by Will - Tracker Supp » Wed May 30, 2018 2:08 pm

Hi Sashu,

It's not likely that every single one will, but I suspect that all of the major readers should (e.g. Adobe)
If posting files to this forum, you must archive the files to a ZIP, RAR or 7z file or they will not be uploaded.
Thank you.

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Re: Javascript examples and autocompletion

Post by sashu » Wed May 30, 2018 2:33 pm

Do you know how I overload an event handler or where to store JS in PDF? I am a real newbie in these matters.
Will - Tracker Supp wrote:Hi Sashu,

It's not likely that every single one will, but I suspect that all of the major readers should (e.g. Adobe)

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Re: Javascript examples and autocompletion

Post by Will - Tracker Supp » Wed May 30, 2018 3:18 pm

Hi Sashu,

That really depends on how you want to use the JS and what you're doing. For example, you can apply specific JS actions to specific form fields; you can run an app/doc. wide script through the JS panel (Ctrl + J, or you can add a script to the document via the Document Properties (Ctrl + D --> Actions or Ctrl + D --> JavaScript).

Cheers,
If posting files to this forum, you must archive the files to a ZIP, RAR or 7z file or they will not be uploaded.
Thank you.

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Re: Javascript examples and autocompletion

Post by sashu » Wed May 30, 2018 3:42 pm

Thanks, Will, nice to know. I don't have a specific goal. Yet. Just wanted to know how I would develop a JS script that performs certain actions when a PDF is opened.

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Re: Javascript examples and autocompletion

Post by Tracker Supp-Stefan » Wed May 30, 2018 3:55 pm

:D

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Re: Javascript examples and autocompletion

Post by daniel_lutz » Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:55 pm

I would like to support this feature. I use the editor as end user , but i am also an developer so autocomplete support would be very nice to script some litte stuff in the console. I know there is an api document for this from Adobe but autocomplete invites you to try and explore things, but reading such a api document does not.

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Re: Javascript examples and autocompletion

Post by Tracker Supp-Stefan » Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:08 pm

Hello Daniel,

Thanks for adding your vote! I am sure it will be taken into account when considering this feature!

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