CTAN update: grayhints

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Sat Nov 3 14:42:56 CET 2018

Donald P. Story submitted an update to the



Version number: 2018-11-01
License type: lppl1.2

Summary description: Produce ‘gray hints’ to a variable text field

Announcement text:

This package provides JavaScript code snippets to create 'gray hints'.
Gray hints, as I term them, are text that appears initially in a text
field that gives a short hint as to what the contents of the text field
should be; for example, a text field might contain the hint 'First
Name', or a date field might read 'yyyy/mm/dd'. As soon as the field
comes into focus, the hint disappears. It reappears when the field is
blurred and the user did not enter any text into the field.

What's New (2018/11/01) Revised package to work correctly with
PDF-XChange Editor (not PDF-XChange View). Improved code for handling
the case where the user commits date by pressing the Enter key (the
data is committed, but the field does not blur). Some commands for
customizing the user experience in the case of pressing the Enter key
to commit.


This package is located at 

More information is at


   Thanks for the upload.

     For the CTAN Team
    Manfred Lotz

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