Advanced Acroform Toolset

The Advanced Acroform Toolset - Free Tool
How To Add Fields With Form Validation, Pop-Up Calendars, Pre-populated Dropdown Lists, File Upload Buttons In Adobe Acrobat Without Writing Code

After helping people with Adobe® Acrobat® forms since they were introduced in the early 90s, one of the questions we have heard repeated many times is:

"How come I need to learn JavaScript to add validations to my PDF forms?"

In response to this question, we developed a toolbar for Acrobat to assist in adding advanced form objects to PDFs.


Adobe Acrobat Pro (all versions)
Adobe Acrobat (versions 9, 10, 11 and DC)

Installation Instructions

1. Download and unzip the
2. Close Adobe Acrobat
3. Copy all of the JavaScript files to your Acrobat JavaScripts directory
4. Open Adobe Acrobat and look for the tools

Windows Install Directory
On most Windows machines the Acrobat Javascripts directory is located at:

C:\Program Files(x86)\Adobe\Acrobat DC\Acrobat\Javascripts
C:\Program Files(x86)\Adobe\Acrobat 11.0\Acrobat\Javascripts
C:\Program Files(x86)\Adobe\Acrobat 10.0\Acrobat\Javascripts
C:\Program Files(x86)\Adobe\Acrobat 9.0\Acrobat\Javascripts

Mac Install Directory
On Mac open Applications> Adobe Acrobat 11> [Then right click on] Adobe and select "Show Package Contents". In Contents> MacOS> JavaScripts.

OS X Sierra and Acrobat DC:

Note: Some users found the JavaScripts directory path at: App(.exe)/"Show Package Contents"> Contents> MacOS>Resources> JavaScripts 

Video Tutorials

Video How The Advanced Acroform Toolset Works
Video Seven Unique Things You Can Do With The Advanced Acroform Toolset

Video How To Install The Advanced Acroform Toolset

Common Tasks:
Video How To Add A New Blank Page
Video How To Add Validations To A PDF Form
Video How To Require A (Combo box) Dropdown Box Field In A PDF Form
Video How To Add List Values To A Dropdown Box Field In A PDF Form
Video How To Add A File Browse Button To A PDF Form
Video How To Add A Calendar To A PDF Form
Video How To Add A Submit Button To A PDF Form To See Output
Video How To Add A Green Message To A PDF To Tell Users To Not Print


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