Adobe Eschews Applescript
bobsneidar at iotecdigital.com
Tue Dec 24 12:05:01 EST 2019
Updating Reader to the most recent version killed my ability to open and fill forms.
The way to tell if a Mac app supports apple events is to open Script Editor, then select Open Dictionary from the File menu. Apps that are greyed out do not publish a dictionary, which doesn't necessarily absolutely PROVE they won't respond to Apple Events, but I've never seen an app without a dictionary that did.
I managed to get my hands on Adobe Reader XI for Mac and now it works again. Adobe ONLY provides Reader DC now.
I have never understood what would possess a software developer to REMOVE functionality from a product in the guise of an inline upgrade.
> On Dec 24, 2019, at 08:18 , Richard Gaskin via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> Bob Sneidar wrote:
> > Just a heads up. If you have a Mac and use Adobe Reader, and you use
> > Applescript to send events to it, Acrobat Reader DC no longer supports
> > Applescript. You cannot even send activate (launch and/or bring to
> > front).
> I had thought 'oapp' and 'odoc' were required events.
> Has Adobe killed all AE support for the app, or just the AppleScript interface to AE?
> Richard Gaskin
> Fourth World Systems
> Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web
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