Current Date

Hello,

I am trying to have a date field auto populate the current date.

Let's call the field "Date"

And I just want it to be read only.

I need to know if the script will go in the custom field or validate field or what the script is but its that simple. Thank you
prfssorgAsked:
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Kevin CrossChief Technology OfficerCommented:
It is two steps: add custom field to form; add JavaScript to fill the field.
For example, if you name the custom text field as "PrintDate," the JavaScript would be:
var dt = this.getField("PrintDate");
dt.value = util.printd("mmm/d/yyyy", new Date());

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Here is a walk through from Adobe:
http://tv.adobe.com/watch/acrobat-x-tips-tricks/quick-tip-how-to-add-a-date-stamp-to-a-form/
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prfssorgAuthor Commented:
Thank you for the prompt response.  Seems very simple yet complex to people like me who don't script. Thank you again Mr. Cross
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Kevin CrossChief Technology OfficerCommented:
Yes, experiences governs what is "simple."  You are most welcome by the way.  Always my pleasure.
Respectfully yours,

Kevin
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