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How to add a fill color to my scripted form field?


Level 1

I would like to add the color white to the IRdate field created below.  The reason is to cover up any previous text under the field.  At the moment, when I place the IRdate appearance the old PDF text comes through.  I know I can manually change it so there must be a script way of doing this.  Any ideas out there?  Thanks!

//Establish Scaling
var inch = 72;

//Position Rectangle for RFC Stamp Field
var aRect = this.getPageBox( {nPage: 0} );
aRect[0] += 16.25*inch;  // from upper left hand corner of page.
aRect[1] -= 0.509*inch;
aRect[2] = aRect[0]+0.480*inch;
aRect[3] = aRect[1]-0.115*inch;

// Construct RFC Stamp Field
var field_name = "IRdate"
var f = this.addField(field_name, "signature", 0, aRect)

sig_field = "IRdate"

var f = getField(sig_field);

// Choose handler
var ppklite = security.getHandler("Adobe.PPKLite");

// Login -- *****change as appropriate*******
ppklite.login("Password-something", "/C/Documents and Settings/Zap/My Documents/Digital_ID/Zap.pfx")
f.signatureSign(ppklite,{password: "Password-something", appearance: "IRdate"});

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Level 1

Well...I found a work around.  Basically I ran this script twice...the first time my appearance used a white blank JPG as I found out that they do not support transparency and the second run was what I actually wanted to show.  So in a nut shell, I covered up old PDF text with a white jpg appearance, then covered the jpg with a PDF appearance.

Still...would prefer to know the script way of changing the field to a fill of white.


Level 6

I'm not sure I understand what you're asking about exactly, but you should be able to follow this line:

var f = this.addField(field_name, "signature", 0, aRect)

with this:

f.fillColor = color.white;


Level 1

THAT is what I was looking for!  Much better than my cumbersome work around.  Thank you!