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datepicker-pro – Create a popup datepicker us­ing SWF

One of the (many) de­fi­cien­cies of Adobe Acro­bat Reader/Adobe Acro­bat is that they have never sup­ported a proper date picker. This pack­age now sup­plies one. The \datepicker com­mand cre­ates a read­only text field and a push but­ton to its right. Press­ing on the push­but­ton brings forth a SWF file dis­play­ing a cal­en­dar. The user then chooses a date from the cal­en­dar, the the date is trans­ferred to the text field.

This is a "pro" ap­pli­ca­tion, which, in the jar­gon of AeB, means that Adobe Dis­tiller is re­quired as the PDF cre­ator. The only drivers sup­ported, as a re­sult, are dvips and dvip­sone.

As with all such spe­cial fea­tures, to ex­pe­ri­ence the datepicker, Adobe Reader or Acro­bat are needed. Most other PDF read­ers do not sup­port form field, rich me­dia an­no­ta­tions, and JavaScript.

Ver­sion 2018-07-02
Copy­right2013–2016 D. P. Story
Main­tainerDon­ald P. Story

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