I had almost completed a 12-page form, created using LiveCycle Designer ES2, when LC crashed as I was trying to save the form. Upon navigating back to the document it shows as being 0 kb and an "Invalid PDF file".
I had been saving after finishing each page of the form, and have put many hours in to this project. The document had been saved to a network server, and LAN Admin are trying to recover a partial backup for me; however there is no expectation to recover the last 3 pages I completed this morning.
Has anyone else had this problem? Other than saving forms in multiple places, is there any way to avoid this in the future? Is there a TMP file directory I can designate on my local computer where I can recover from such disastrous occurrences in the future?
I never found out why this happened. I now save each form I am working on in LiveCycle in two different locations, one on the server and one local. It's a bit of a nuisance to Save then Save As, but I use shortcuts to make it a bit easier. And it's not nearly as frustrating as losing hours worth of work.
It would be nice to know why such a disastrous crash can happen, but that seems like a developer-level issue to me. Way above my pay grade.