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Acrobat 5.0 Changes

Introduced in Acrobat 5.0

ADBC Object (page 10)

methods:

  • getDataSourceList (page 12)
  • newConnection (page 12)

Annotation Object (page 19)

properties:

  • alignment (page 24)
  • AP (page 25)
  • arrowBegin (page 25)
  • arrowEnd (page 26)
  • author (page 27)
  • contents (page 28)
  • doc (page 29)
  • fillColor (page 30)
  • hidden (page 30)
  • modDate (page 32)
  • name (page 33)
  • noView (page 34)
  • page (page 34)
  • point (page 34)
  • points (page 35)
  • popupRect (page 36)
  • print (page 36)
  • rect (page 36)
  • readOnly (page 37)
  • rotate (page 38)
  • strokeColor (page 39)
  • textFont (page 40)
  • type (page 41)
  • soundIcon (page 39)
  • width (page 42)

methods:

  • destroy (page 42)
  • getProps (page 43)
  • setProps (page 45)

app Object (page 49)

properties:

  • activeDocs (page 49)
  • fs (page 52)
  • plugIns (page 55)
  • viewerVariation (page 58)

methods:

  • addMenuItem (page 59)
  • addSubMenu (page 61)
  • clearInterval (page 69)
  • clearTimeOut (page 70)
  • listMenuItems (page 90)
  • listToolbarButtons (page 91)
  • newDoc (page 94)
  • openDoc (page 97)
  • popUpMenu (page 100)
  • setInterval (page 104)
  • setTimeOut (page 105)

Bookmark Object (page 140)

properties:

  • children (page 140)
  • color (page 140)
  • doc (page 141)
  • name (page 141)
  • open (page 141)
  • parent (page 142)
  • style (page 142)

methods:

  • createChild (page 142)
  • execute (page 143)
  • insertChild (page 144)
  • remove (page 144)

color Object (page 156)

methods:

  • convert (page 157)
  • equal (page 158)

Connection Object (page 161)

methods:

  • getColumnList (page 161)
  • getTableList (page 162)
  • console Object (page 164)

Data Object (page 167)

properties:

  • creationDate (page 167)
  • modDate (page 167)
  • MIMEType (page 167)
  • name (page 168)
  • path (page 168)
  • size (page 168)

Document Object (page 188)

properties:

  • bookmarkRoot (page 190)
  • disclosed (page 193) (5.0.5)
  • icons (page 196)
  • info (page 197)
  • layout (page 199)
  • securityHandler (page 205)
  • selectedAnnots (page 206)
  • sounds (page 206)
  • templates (page 207)
  • URL (page 208)

methods:

  • addAnnot (page 209)
  • addField (page 211)
  • addIcon (page 212)
  • addThumbnails (page 218)
  • addWeblinks (page 223)
  • bringToFront (page 224)
  • closeDoc (page 225)
  • createDataObject (page 226)
  • createTemplate (page 227)
  • deletePages (page 228)
  • deleteSound (page 229)
  • exportAsXFDF (page 237)
  • exportDataObject (page 238)
  • extractPages (page 242)
  • flattenPages (page 243)
  • getAnnot (page 244)
  • getAnnots (page 245)
  • getDataObject (page 247)
  • getIcon (page 249)
  • getPageBox (page 254)
  • getPageLabel (page 254)
  • getPageNthWord (page 255)
  • getPageNthWordQuads (page 255)
  • getPageRotation (page 257)
  • getPageTransition (page 257)
  • getSound (page 258)
  • importAnXFDF (page 261)
  • importDataObject (page 262)
  • importIcon (page 263)
  • importSound (page 265)
  • importTextData (page 265)
  • insertPages (page 267)
  • movePage (page 271)
  • print (page 273)
  • removeDataObject (page 275)
  • removeField (page 275)
  • removeIcon (page 276)
  • removeTemplate (page 278)
  • removeThumbnails (page 279)
  • removeWeblinks (page 279)
  • replacePages (page 280)
  • saveAs (page 282)
  • selectPageNthWord (page 285)
  • setPageBoxes (page 289)
  • setPageLabels (page 290)
  • setPageRotations (page 291)
  • setPageTransitions (page 292)
  • submitForm (page 295)
  • syncAnnotScan (page 300)

event Object (page 314)

properties:

  • changeEx (page 327)
  • keyDown (page 330)
  • targetName (page 335)

Field Object (page 371)

properties:

  • buttonAlignX (page 374)
  • buttonAlignY (page 375)
  • buttonPosition (page 376)
  • buttonScaleHow (page 377)
  • buttonScaleWhen (page 377)
  • currentValueIndices (page 379)
  • doNotScroll (page 382)
  • doNotSpellCheck (page 382)
  • exportValues (page 384)
  • fileSelect (page 385)
  • multipleSelection (page 387)
  • rect (page 390)
  • strokeColor (page 394)
  • submitName (page 395)
  • valueAsString (page 399)

methods:

  • browseForFileToSubmit (page 399)
  • buttonGetCaption (page 400)
  • buttonGetIcon (page 401)
  • buttonSetCaption (page 402)
  • buttonSetIcon (page 403)
  • checkThisBox (page 404)
  • defaultIsChecked (page 406)
  • isBoxChecked (page 409)
  • isDefaultChecked (page 410)
  • setAction (page 411)
  • signatureInfo (page 416)
  • signatureSign (page 421)
  • signatureValidate (page 423)

FullScreen Object (page 425)

properties:

  • backgroundColor (page 425)
  • clickAdvances (page 425)
  • cursor (page 425)
  • defaultTransition (page 425)
  • escapeExits (page 426)
  • isFullScreen (page 426)
  • loop (page 426)
  • timeDelay (page 426)
  • transitions (page 427)
  • usePageTiming (page 427)
  • useTimer (page 427)

global Object (page 428)

methods:

  • subscribe (page 430)

identity Object (page 436)

properties:

  • corporation (page 436)
  • email (page 436)
  • loginName (page 436)
  • name (page 436)

Index Object (page 437)

properties:

  • available (page 437)
  • name (page 437)
  • path (page 437)
  • selected (page 438)

PlayerInfo Object (page 489)

properties:

  • certified (page 498)
  • loaded (page 498)
  • name (page 498)
  • path (page 499)
  • version (page 499)

PPKLite Signature Handler Object, now listed under the SecurityHandler Object (page 557)

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)

Report Object (page 525)

properties:

  • absIndent (page 525)
  • color (page 525)
  • absIndent (page 525)

methods:

  • breakPage (page 526)
  • divide (page 527)
  • indent (page 527)
  • outdent (page 529)
  • open (page 528)
  • mail (page 527)
  • writeText (page 530)
  • save (page 529)
  • writeText (page 530)

search Object (page 538)

properties:

  • available (page 538)
  • indexes (page 540)
  • markup (page 541)
  • maxDocs (page 541)
  • proximity (page 542)
  • refine (page 542)
  • soundex (page 542)
  • stem (page 543)

methods:

  • addIndex (page 544)
  • getIndexForPath (page 544)
  • query (page 544)
  • removeIndex (page 545)

security Object (page 546)

properties:

  • handlers (page 547)
  • validateSignaturesOnOpen (page 548)

methods:

  • getHandler (page 553)

spell Object (page 605)

properties:

  • available (page 605)
  • dictionaryNames (page 605)
  • dictionaryOrder (page 606)
  • domainNames (page 606)s

methods:

  • addDictionary (page 608)
  • addWord (page 609)
  • check (page 609)
  • checkText (page 610)
  • checkWord (page 611)
  • removeDictionary (page 617)
  • removeWord (page 617)
  • userWords (page 618)

Statement Object (page 619)

properties:

  • columnCount (page 619)
  • rowCount (page 619)

methods:

  • execute (page 619)
  • getColumn (page 620)
  • getColumnArray (page 620)
  • getRow (page 621)
  • nextRow (page 622)

Template Object (page 625)

properties:

  • hidden (page 625)
  • name (page 625)

methods:

  • spawn (page 625)

Modified in Acrobat 5.0

The console can act as an editor and can execute JavaScript code.

The following properties and methods have been changed or enhanced:

app Object (page 49)

language (page 53)

execMenuItem (page 84)

Document Object (page 188)

exportAsFDF (page 235)

print (page 273)

submitForm (page 295)

event Object (page 314)

type (page 335)

Field Object (page 371)

textFont (page 396)

value (page 398)

buttonImportIcon (page 401)

getItemAt (page 407)

util Object (page 638)

printd (page 639)

The section related to event Object (page 314) has been greatly enhanced to facilitate better understanding of the Acrobat JavaScript Event model.

Deprecated in Acrobat 5.0

The following properties and methods have been deprecated:

app Object (page 49)

fullscreen (page 52)

numPlugIns (page 54)

getNthPlugInName (page 86)

Document Object (page 188)

author (page 190)

creationDate (page 191)

creationDate (page 191)

keywords (page 199)

modDate (page 200)

numTemplates (page 203)

producer (page 205)

title (page 208)

getNthTemplate (page 252)

spawnPageFromTemplate (page 293)

Field Object (page 371)

hidden (page 386)

TTS Object (page 633)

soundCues (page 634)

speechCues (page 634)

Modified in Acrobat 5.05

  • A new symbol has been added to the quick bar denoting which methods are missing from Acrobat™ Approval™.
  • In the Document Object (page 188), the property disclosed (page 193) has been added.

Modified in Adobe 5.1 Reader

Access to the following properties and methods has changed for the Adobe 5.1 Reader:

Annotation Object (page 19)

properties:

  • alignment (page 24)
  • AP (page 25)
  • arrowBegin (page 25)
  • arrowEnd (page 26)
  • author (page 27)
  • contents (page 28)
  • doc (page 29)
  • fillColor (page 30)
  • hidden (page 30)
  • modDate (page 32)
  • name (page 33)
  • noView (page 34)
  • page (page 34)
  • point (page 34)
  • points (page 35)
  • popupRect (page 36)
  • print (page 36)
  • rect (page 36)
  • readOnly (page 37)
  • rotate (page 38)
  • strokeColor (page 39)
  • textFont (page 40)
  • type (page 41)
  • soundIcon (page 39)
  • width (page 42)

methods:

  • destroy (page 42)
  • getProps (page 43)
  • setProps (page 45)

Document Object (page 188)

properties:

  • selectedAnnots (page 206)

methods:

  • addAnnot (page 209)
  • addField (page 211)
  • exportAsFDF (page 235)
  • exportAsXFDF (page 237)
  • getAnnot (page 244)
  • getAnnots (page 245)
  • getNthTemplate (page 252)
  • importAnFDF (page 261)
  • importAnXFDF (page 261)
  • importDataObject (page 262)
  • mailDoc (page 268)
  • mailForm (page 270)
  • spawnPageFromTemplate (page 293)
  • submitForm (page 295)
  • syncAnnotScan (page 300)

Template Object (page 625)

methods:

  • spawn (page 625)
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