Using Apple EventsΒΆ

You can use several objects and events to develop Acrobat applications for Mac OS. Some of the objects and events in the Apple event registry are supported, as well as Acrobat-specific objects and events. Acrobat supports the following categories of Apple events:

Category

Description

Required events

Events that the Finder sends to all applications.

Core events

Events that are common to a wide variety of applications, though not universally applicable to all applications.

Acrobat-specific events E

ents that are specific to Acrobat.

Miscellaneous Apple events

Events that are not in one of the preceding categories.

When programming for Mac OS, use AppleScript with Acrobat whenever possible. For Apple events that are not available through AppleScript, handle them with C or other programming languages.