Announcements for datepicker-pro
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 an SWF file displaying a calendar. The user then chooses a date from the calendar, and 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.
This package has become obsolete as of December 2020. Since December 2020, Adobe no longer supports Flash player (SWF, FLV). This package uses a custom SWF file (datepicker3.swf, eg); as a result this package will no longer function in Adobe Acrobat Reader DC. The package will continue to produce PDFs as designed, but only if built using Acrobat XI (or a version of Acrobat prior to December 2020) and viewed in Adobe Acrobat Reader XI (or a version of Reader prior to December 2020).
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