Using Adobe Acrobat - Is it possible to execute JavaScript to report to LMS to track pdf was viewed?

Question: Using Adobe Acrobat - Is it possible to execute JavaScript to report to LMS to track pdf was viewed?

What I would like to do is to create a pdf with an Acknowledgement button that when click will report (via JavaScript) to the LMS (Learning Management System) that the end user viewed/acknowledged the pdf.

Can this be down with JavaScript in this fashion?
adobe acrobat execute javascript screen

5 Replies
Steve Flowers

Hi Timothy - 

That should be possible if you're running the PDF within a browser window and you package with SCORM client side API javascript files and imsmanifest. You'd need to hand-build the package that will include a slew of JS files, and an HTML file to contain the PDF. Here's a good resource for that.

If the PDF runs within Acrobat, there isn't any way to make it work in a SCORM package. You *might* be able to make that work using xAPI but I suspect it might not be worth it.

I see you embedded the PDF within Storyline last year with an acknowledgement. Is this no longer a workable solution?

TIMOTHY KUHN

yes, my solution in past works great!  I actually perfected it a bit since then.  I was just thinking and hoping this would be a alternative.  Though, it was my hope to be able to just add js to the pdf and be done.  Doesn't seem to be the case.  Thanks for the link, still interesting information.