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Adobe Summit 2023 [19th to 23rd March, Las Vegas and Virtual] | Complete AEM Session & Lab list

importData - Signature - ReaderExt


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I try to use"c:\\test.xml")

to import xml-data into my document (click event in a button object)

this works fine in acrobat if the document is signed.

in order to use this function in the adobe reader I've to use reader extensions in order to enable the import function,

but if I do so the"c:\\test.xml") the script throws an error, even in acrobat.



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To be able to import a file programmatically you have to certify the document (a form of signing). If the form is not signed then you will only be able to use and a dialog will come up and allow the user to choose the file to import. To be able to certify a Reader Extended form digital signatures must be enabled through Reader Extensions as well.


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Hi Paul,


works out by clicking on the button, by using a digital signature field on the form.

nevertheless I get an error if I put the script on the initialize-event

form1::initialize - (FormCalc, client)"C:\\test.xml");