For now as a first time thread writer I apologize for not adding (what in hindsight would seem to be important to state) some information in my original problem statement.
If I have to go the route of javacript inside the PDF, then I have to find out how to do that. That means a very close study of what these software offerings you pointed out to me will do.
Thank you again for taking such an interest in my issue. If I discover anything, I will add the discovery to this thread.