JavaScript Console

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JavaScript Console


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The JavaScript Console is used to execute JavaScript in documents. JavaScript is a high-level programming language that can be used to perform a range of operations.


Click the Form tab, then click JavaScript Console (or press Ctrl+J) to open the JavaScript Console:



Figure 1. Form Tab, JavaScript Console


The JavaScript Console will open:



Figure 2. JavaScript Console


Enter the desired JavaScript in the upper window, then click Run (or press Ctrl+Enter) to run JavaScript. Errors in JavaScript and/or output of JavaScript will be displayed in the lower window.

Click Clear to remove error messages/output from the lower window.

Click Options to customize JavaScript preferences, as detailed here.


Note that the Link Creation Tool can be used to create JavaScript-enabled links.


If you want to add JavaScript permanently to documents, then the Actions/JavaScript categories in Document Properties must be used.


An index of existing JavaScript operations that PDF-XChange Editor supports and additional information about JavaScript is available here.