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Acrobat 6.0 Changes

The notion of a safe path is introduced for this version of Acrobat. See "Safe Path" on page 8 for details.

Introduced in Acrobat 6.0

The following properties and methods are introduced in Acrobat 6:

ADBC Object

SQL Types (page 10)

AlternatePresentation Object (page 17)

properties:

  • active (page 17)
  • type (page 17)

methods:

  • start (page 17)
  • stop (page 18)

Annotation Object (page 19)

properties:

  • borderEffectIntensity (page 27)
  • borderEffectStyle (page 27)
  • inReplyTo (page 31)
  • richContents (page 37)
  • toggleNoView (page 41)

methods:

  • getStateInModel (page 44)
  • transitionToState (page 45)

app Object (page 49)

properties:

  • fromPDFConverters (page 51)
  • printColorProfiles (page 55)
  • printerNames (page 56)
  • runtimeHighlight (page 56)
  • runtimeHighlightColor (page 56)
  • thermometer (page 57)
  • viewerType (page 58)

methods:

  • addToolButton (page 62)
  • getPath (page 86)
  • mailGetAddrs (page 92)
  • newFDF (page 96)
  • openFDF (page 99)
  • popUpMenuEx (page 100)
  • removeToolButton (page 102)

Bookmark Object (page 140)

methods:

  • setAction (page 145)

catalog Object (page 146)

properties:

  • isIdle (page 146)
  • jobs (page 146)

methods:

  • getIndex (page 146)
  • remove (page 147)

Certificate Object (page 149)

properties:

  • keyUsage (page 149)
  • usage (page 151)

Collab Object (page 153)

methods:

  • addStateModel (page 153)
  • removeStateModel (page 155)

Connection Object (page 161)

methods:

  • close (page 161)

dbg Object (page 170)

properties:

  • bps (page 170)

methods:

  • c (page 171)
  • cb (page 171)
  • q (page 172)
  • sb (page 172)
  • si (page 173)
  • sn (page 173)
  • so (page 174)
  • sv (page 174)

Directory Object (page 184)

properties:

  • info (page 184)

methods:

  • connect (page 187)

DirConnection Object (page 178)

properties:

  • canList (page 178)
  • canDoCustomSearch (page 178)
  • canDoCustomUISearch (page 179)
  • canDoStandardSearch (page 179)
  • groups (page 179)
  • name (page 179)
  • uiName (page 180)

methods:

  • search (page 180)
  • setOutputFields (page 182)

Document Object (page 188)

properties:

  • alternatePresentations (page 189)
  • documentFileName (page 194)
  • metadata (page 199)
  • permStatusReady (page 204)

methods:

  • addLink (page 213)
  • addRecipientListCryptFilter (page 214)
  • addRequirement (page 215)
  • encryptForRecipients (page 230)
  • exportAsText (page 236)
  • exportXFAData (page 240)
  • getLegalWarnings (page 250)
  • getLinks (page 251)
  • getOCGs (page 253)
  • getPrintParams (page 258)
  • importXFAData (page 267)
  • newPage (page 271)
  • removeLinks (page 277)
  • setAction (page 285)
  • setPageAction (page 288)
  • setPageTabOrder (page 292)

Error Object (page 311)

properties:

  • fileName (page 312)
  • lineNumber (page 312)
  • message (page 312)
  • name (page 312)

methods:

  • toString (page 313)

event Object (page 314)

properties:

  • fieldFull (page 329)
  • richChange (page 331)
  • richChangeEx (page 332)
  • richValue (page 333)

FDF Object (page 362)

properties:

  • deleteOption (page 362)
  • isSigned (page 362)
  • numEmbeddedFiles (page 363)

methods:

  • addContact (page 363)
  • addEmbeddedFile (page 364)
  • addRequest (page 365)
  • close (page 365)
  • mail (page 366)
  • save (page 367)
  • signatureClear (page 367)
  • signatureSign (page 368)
  • signatureValidate (page 369)

Field Object (page 371)

properties:

  • buttonFitBounds (page 376)
  • comb (page 378)
  • commitOnSelChange (page 379)
  • defaultStyle (page 380)
  • radiosInUnison (page 390)
  • richText (page 392)
  • richValue (page 392)
  • rotation (page 394)

methods:

  • getLock (page 408)
  • setLock (page 413)
  • signatureGetSeedValue (page 416)
  • signatureSetSeedValue (page 418)

Index Object (page 437)

methods:

  • build (page 438)

Link Object (page 440)

properties:

  • borderColor (page 440)
  • borderWidth (page 440)
  • highlightMode (page 440)
  • rect (page 440)

methods:

  • setAction (page 441)

OCG Object (page 485)

properties:

  • name (page 486)
  • state (page 487)

methods:

  • setAction (page 488)

PrintParams Object (page 500)

properties:

  • binaryOK (page 500)
  • bitmapDPI (page 500)
  • colorOverride (page 501)
  • colorProfile (page 501)
  • constants (page 501)
  • downloadFarEastFonts (page 502)
  • fileName (page 502)
  • firstPage (page 503)
  • flags (page 503)
  • fontPolicy (page 505)
  • gradientDPI (page 506)
  • interactive (page 506)
  • lastPage (page 507)
  • pageHandling (page 510)
  • pageSubset (page 511)
  • printAsImage (page 511)
  • printContent (page 511)
  • printerName (page 512)
  • psLevel (page 513)
  • rasterFlags (page 513)
  • reversePages (page 514)
  • tileLabel (page 515)
  • tileMark (page 515)
  • tileOverlap (page 515)
  • tileScale (page 515)
  • transparencyLevel (page 516)
  • usePrinterCRD (page 516)
  • useT1Conversion (page 516)

Report Object

properties:

  • style (page 526)

search Object (page 538)

properties:

  • docInfo (page 539)
  • docText (page 539)
  • docXMP (page 539)
  • bookmarks (page 539)
  • ignoreAsianCharacterWidth (page 540)
  • jpegExif (page 540)
  • legacySearch (page 540)
  • markup (page 541)
  • matchWholeWord (page 541)
  • wordMatching (page 543)

security Object (page 546)

methods:

  • chooseRecipientsDialog (page 549)
  • getSecurityPolicies (page 554)
  • importFromFile (page 555)

SecurityHandler Object (page 557)

properties:

  • digitalIDs (page 558)
  • directories (page 559)
  • directoryHandlers (page 559)
  • signAuthor (page 561)
  • signFDF (page 561)

methods:

  • newDirectory (page 566)

SOAP Object (page 579)

properties:

  • wireDump (page 579)

methods:

  • connect (page 579)
  • request (page 587)
  • response (page 595)
  • streamDecode (page 596)
  • streamEncode (page 597)
  • streamFromString (page 598)
  • stringFromStream (page 598)

Span Object (page 601)

properties:

  • alignment (page 601)
  • fontFamily (page 601)
  • fontStretch (page 602)
  • fontStyle (page 602)
  • fontWeight (page 602)
  • text (page 603)
  • textColor (page 603)
  • textSize (page 604)
  • strikethrough (page 602)
  • subscript (page 602)
  • superscript (page 603)
  • underline (page 604)

spell Object (page 605)

properties:

  • languages (page 606)
  • languageOrder (page 607)

methods:

  • customDictionaryClose (page 612)
  • customDictionaryCreate (page 613)
  • customDictionaryExport (page 614)
  • customDictionaryOpen (page 615)
  • ignoreAll (page 616)

Thermometer Object (page 628)

properties:

  • cancelled (page 628)
  • duration (page 628)
  • value (page 629)
  • text (page 629)

methods:

  • begin (page 629)
  • end (page 630)

util Object (page 638)

methods:

  • printd (page 639)
  • spansToXML (page 646)
  • xmlToSpans (page 647)

Modified in Acrobat 6.0

Changed or Enhanced Objects, Methods, and Properties

The following properties and methods have been changed or enhanced:

app Object (page 49)

methods:

  • addMenuItem (page 59)
  • alert (page 64)
  • listMenuItems (page 90)
  • listToolbarButtons (page 91)
  • response (page 103)

Document Object (page 188)

properties:

  • layout (page 199)
  • zoomType (page 209)

methods:

  • createDataObject (page 226)
  • exportAsFDF (page 235)
  • exportAsXFDF (page 237)
  • exportDataObject (page 238)
  • flattenPages (page 243)
  • getField (page 248) (see Extended Methods)
  • getURL (page 259)
  • importDataObject (page 262)
  • importIcon (page 263)
  • print (page 273)
  • saveAs (page 282)
  • spawnPageFromTemplate (page 293)
  • submitForm (page 295)

event Object (page 314)

properties:

  • changeEx (page 327)

Field Object (page 371)

properties:

  • name (page 388)

methods:

  • buttonImportIcon (page 401)
  • signatureInfo (page 416)
  • signatureSign (page 421)
  • signatureValidate (page 423)

global Object (page 428)

Persistent global data only applies to variables of type Boolean, Number or String. Acrobat 6.0 has reduced the maximum size of global persistent variables from 32 KB to 2-4 KB. Any data added to the string after this limit is dropped.

search Object (page 538)

methods:

  • query (page 544)

SecurityHandler Object (page 557)

The following were introduced in Acrobat 5.0 as properties and methods of the PPKLite Signature Handler Object. In Acrobat 6.0, they are properties and methods of the SecurityHandler Object. All of these have new descriptions, and some have additional parameters.

Note: When signing using JavaScript methods, the user's digital signature profile must be a.pfx file, not an .apf, as in earlier versions of Acrobat. To convert an .apf profile to the new .pfx type, use the UI (Advanced > Manage Digital IDs > My Digital ID Files > Select My Digital ID File) to import the .apf profile.

properties:

  • appearances (page 558)
  • isLoggedIn (page 560)
  • loginName (page 560)
  • loginPath (page 560)
  • name (page 561)
  • signInvisible (page 561)
  • signVisible (page 562)
  • uiName (page 562)

methods:

  • login (page 562)
  • logout (page 565)
  • newUser (page 566)
  • setPasswordTimeout (page 568)

Template Object (page 625)t

methods:

  • spawn (page 625)

Extended Methods

The doc.getField (page 248) method has been extended in Acrobat 6.0 so that it retrieves the Field Object (page 371) of individual widgets. See the Field Object for a discussion of widgets and how to work with them.

Deprecated in Acrobat 6.0

search Object

properties:

  • soundex (page 542)
  • thesaurus (page 543)

spell Object

methods:

  • addDictionary (page 608)
  • removeDictionary (page 617)

Introduced in Acrobat 6.0.2

The following objects, properties and methods are introduced in Acrobat 6.0.2:

XFA Object

 

The following table lists the objects, properties and methods of the Multimedia plugin. In Acrobat 6.0.2, multimedia JavaScript was documented in a separate document called the "Acrobat Multimedia JavaScript Reference".

app Object

properties:

  • media (page 53)
  • monitors (page 54)

app.media Object (page 115)

properties:

  • align (page 115)
  • canResize (page 116)
  • closeReason (page 116)
  • defaultVisible (page 116)
  • ifOffScreen (page 117)
  • layout (page 117)
  • monitorType (page 117)
  • openCode (page 118)
  • over (page 118)
  • pageEventNames (page 119)
  • raiseCode (page 119)
  • raiseSystem (page 120)
  • renditionType (page 120)
  • status (page 120)
  • trace (page 121)
  • version (page 121)
  • windowType (page 121)

methods:

  • addStockEvents (page 122)
  • alertFileNotFound (page 122)
  • alertSelectFailed (page 123)
  • argsDWIM (page 124)
  • canPlayOrAlert (page 124)
  • computeFloatWinRect (page 125)
  • constrainRectToScreen (page 126)
  • createPlayer (page 126)
  • getAltTextData (page 129)
  • getAltTextSettings (page 129)
  • getAnnotStockEvents (page 130)
  • getAnnotTraceEvents (page 131)
  • getPlayers (page 131)
  • getPlayerStockEvents (page 132)
  • getPlayerTraceEvents (page 133)
  • getRenditionSettings (page 133)
  • getURLData (page 133)
  • getURLSettings (page 134)
  • getWindowBorderSize (page 136)
  • openPlayer (page 136)
  • removeStockEvents (page 138)
  • startPlayer (page 138)

Document Object (page 188)

properties:

  • innerAppWindowRect (page 198)
  • innerDocWindowRect (page 198)
  • media (page 199)
  • outerAppWindowRect (page 203)
  • outerDocWindowRect (page 203)
  • pageWindowRect (page 204)

Doc.media Object (page 302)

properties:

  • canPlay (page 302)

methods:

  • deleteRendition (page 303)
  • getAnnot (page 303)
  • getAnnots (page 304)
  • getRendition (page 306)
  • newPlayer (page 306)

event Object (page 314)

A new Screen type used with Multimedia along with associated event names.

Events Object (page 358)

methods:

  • add (page 358)
  • dispatch (page 359)
  • remove (page 361)

EventListener Object (page 338)

methods:

  • afterBlur (page 339)
  • afterClose (page 340)
  • afterDestroy (page 340)
  • afterDone (page 341)
  • afterError (page 341)
  • afterEscape (page 342)
  • afterEveryEvent (page 342)
  • afterFocus (page 343)
  • afterPause (page 344)
  • afterPlay (page 344)
  • afterReady (page 344)
  • afterScript (page 346)
  • afterSeek (page 347)
  • afterStatus (page 348)
  • afterStop (page 348)
  • onBlur (page 349)
  • onClose (page 349)
  • onDestroy (page 350)
  • onDone (page 351)
  • onError (page 351)
  • onEscape (page 352)
  • onEveryEvent (page 352)
  • onFocus (page 353)
  • onGetRect (page 353)
  • onPause (page 354)
  • onPlay (page 355)
  • onReady (page 355)
  • onScript (page 355)
  • onSeek (page 356)
  • onStatus (page 357)
  • onStop (page 357)

Marker Object (page 442)

properties:

  • frame (page 442)
  • index (page 442)
  • name (page 442)
  • time (page 443)

Markers Object (page 444)

properties:

  • player (page 444)

methods:

  • get (page 444)

MediaOffset Object (page 446)

properties:

  • frame (page 446)
  • marker (page 446)
  • time (page 446)

MediaPlayer Object (page 448)

properties:

  • annot (page 448)
  • defaultSize (page 448)
  • doc (page 448)
  • events (page 449)
  • hasFocus (page 449)
  • id (page 449)
  • innerRect (page 450)
  • isOpen (page 450)
  • isPlaying (page 450)
  • markers (page 451)
  • outerRect (page 451)
  • page (page 451)
  • settings (page 452)
  • uiSize (page 452)
  • visible (page 453)

methods:

  • close (page 453)
  • open (page 454)
  • pause (page 455)
  • play (page 456)
  • seek (page 456)
  • setFocus (page 458)
  • stop (page 458)
  • triggerGetRect (page 459)
  • where (page 460)

MediaReject Object (page 461)

properties:

  • rendition (page 461)

MediaSelection Object (page 462)

properties:

  • selectContext (page 462)
  • players (page 462)
  • rejects (page 463)
  • rendition (page 463)

MediaSettings Object (page 464)

properties:

  • autoPlay (page 464)
  • baseURL (page 464)
  • bgColor (page 464)
  • bgOpacity (page 465)
  • endAt (page 466)
  • floating (page 467)
  • duration (page 465)
  • floating (page 467)
  • layout (page 468)
  • monitor (page 468)
  • monitorType (page 469)
  • page (page 470)
  • palindrome (page 470)
  • players (page 470)
  • rate (page 471)
  • repeat (page 471)
  • showUI (page 472)
  • startAt (page 472)
  • visible (page 473)
  • volume (page 473)
  • windowType (page 473)

Monitor Object (page 475)

properties:

  • colorDepth (page 475)
  • isPrimary (page 475)
  • rect (page 476)
  • workRect (page 476)

Monitors Object (page 477)

methods:

  • bestColor (page 478)
  • bestFit (page 478)
  • desktop (page 479)
  • document (page 479)
  • filter (page 480)
  • largest (page 480)
  • leastOverlap (page 481)
  • mostOverlap (page 481)
  • nonDocument (page 482)
  • primary (page 482)
  • secondary (page 483)
  • select (page 483)
  • tallest (page 484)
  • widest (page 484)

PlayerInfo Object (page 489)

properties:

  • id (page 489)
  • mimeTypes (page 489)
  • name (page 490)
  • version (page 490)

methods:

  • canPlay (page 490)
  • canUseData (page 491)

PlayerInfoList Object (page 496)

methods:

  • select (page 496)

Rendition Object (page 520)

properties:

  • altText (page 520)
  • doc (page 520)
  • fileName (page 520)
  • type (page 521)
  • uiName (page 521)

methods:

  • getPlaySettings (page 522)
  • select (page 523)
  • testCriteria (page 524)

ScreenAnnot Object (page 533)

properties:

  • altText (page 533)
  • alwaysShowFocus (page 533)
  • display (page 533)
  • doc (page 534)
  • events (page 534)
  • extFocusRect (page 535)
  • innerDeviceRect (page 535)
  • noTrigger (page 535)
  • outerDeviceRect (page 536)
  • page (page 536)
  • player (page 536)
  • rect (page 536)

methods:

  • hasFocus (page 537)
  • setFocus (page 537)
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