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Invalid PDF -

JasonHeinmiller
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Hello all,

I was working on a form in LiveCycle ES4 when my computer crashed.  Windows restarted and when I tried to open the from in LC, the "New Form Assistant" dialog box opened.  Regardless of the option I choose in the "New Form Assistant" I receive the error of "INVALID PDF".  I am guessing that since my computer crashed while I was in LC and had this particular form open, that somehow the file is now corrupt.

So my question is this, is there anyway to remedy/correct/fix this file?  Does anyone know of any software programs available that are able to "fix" a corrupted pdf file?

Thank you in advance for any ideas and or suggestions.

Jason

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jnicholas330
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If you don't mind getting your hands dirty, Google "PDF Stream Dumper". You might be able to extract the XFA streams and recreate the document that way.

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jnicholas330
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Level 7
Level 7

If you don't mind getting your hands dirty, Google "PDF Stream Dumper". You might be able to extract the XFA streams and recreate the document that way.

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JasonHeinmiller
Level 1
Level 1

Thank you for the response.  I looked at the tool you suggested and am not sure if it was due to my own lack of skills/abilities or if the file was too far corrupted to salvage but when I opened the document up in using the "PDF Stream Dumper" I did not see anything useful that could be used to recover the coding.

On a happy note, I was able to recover the document from a previous version which helped but I still lost 1/2 of my coding.  So not a complete loss other than the time I lost in development.

Thanks again,
jason