Moving from Scripting in Acrobat to Designer
Designer includes extensive scripting
from Acrobat. When you convert an Acrobat form to Designer, most
to maintain the behavior of your Acrobat form.
When converting scripts on your Acrobat form, note that Designer
scripting differs from scripting in Acrobat in several ways:
- Designer workspace
- In the Designer workspace, you can change object properties
and behaviors on your form without requiring you to create scripts.
- Scripting languages
which is a simple calculation language. FormCalc includes built-in functions
that perform many useful operations that would otherwise require extensive
- Referencing objects, properties, and methods
- Designer forms are highly structured; therefore, to reference
specific objects, properties, or methods, you must include the appropriate
reference syntax in your script. You can use the statement completion
options in the Script Editor to assist you in creating reference
properties, and methods from Acrobat in Designer. However, you should
perform using the XML Form Object Model in Designer. For example,
and annotations; search or spell check the form; create reports;
Acrobat to perform actions such as setting field values, adding
new fields to a form, or deleting pages from a form.
to a Designer form, including Acrobat forms that you have converted
tools are unavailable.
For more information about converting
Designer Forms in the Developer Center.