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automatically update date on pdf when opened in Acrobat Reader

I am making a pdf  in Acrobat Professional 8  and need a date at the top to update  to the current date when the document is opened in Acrobat Reader.

Any ideas?

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8/22/2022 - Mon


Go to Tools|Advanced Editing and insert a text field. In the Calculate tab select custom script and enter:

event.value = new Date().toString(); // as a full character string

event.value = util.printd("mm/dd/yyyy", new Date() ); // as a formatted date

Then select 'Date' from the format dropdown and select your format.


I tried this,

It seems to update the date correctly when viewing the document in Acrobat and when designing it, but once saved and opened with Adobe reader, it does not change from that saved date.

Any ideas?

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