Advanced Acroform Toolset (Free Download)

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

Advanced Acroform Toolset

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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 

Acrobat 9 Tools Install
Acrobat Pro DC Add-on Tools

Video Tutorials

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

⇒ How To Install The Advanced Acroform Toolset

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



  • Create New Blank PDF:
    • Page Size
  • Create New Field:
    • Field Type
    • Caption
    • Position
    • Required
    • Pre-built Form Validations (like Email Address, Number, Date…)
    • Pre-built Lists (like States, Countries…)
    • File Browse
    • Regular Expression Validations
  • Date Picker Widget:
    • Inserts Graphical Calendar
    • Date Selector Button
  • Submit Button:
    • Test Form Field Output
    • Insert FormRouter Account submit button
  • Green PDF Message
    • Injects a popup Green Reminder not to print
    • Research done by Global Warming Initiatives