External JS Editor Won't Open

Engaged ,
Oct 14, 2021 Oct 14, 2021

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I've been using Acrobat for years and have never had an issue where the external editor will not open.

 

I've tried:

  • Changing to a different editor
  • Changing to the Acrobat editor and back to an external editor
  • Modifying the JavaScript settings (unchecked everything using several scenarios)

 

Any suggestions? I see that Tuesday, October 12, 2021 there was an update... Could the new update caused a bug?

 

The only other things I can think to do is try to repair the installation or try to reinstall the previous version...

 

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Create PDFs , JavaScript , PDF forms

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Engaged ,
Oct 14, 2021 Oct 14, 2021

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I tried repairing the installation without success.

 

I also opened a form on another computer with a different Adobe license, and it does not open the editor either. I'm beginning to think this is a bug with the latest version, but the CC app doesn't seem to have a place to download the previous version...

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Oct 14, 2021 Oct 14, 2021

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Upon further testing, notepad is the only external editor I've been able to get to work thus far.

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Community Expert ,
Oct 14, 2021 Oct 14, 2021

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Try the editor notepad++

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Engaged ,
Oct 14, 2021 Oct 14, 2021

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Thank you for your reccomendation. I'm familiar with Sublime Text and would prefer to stick with that. VS Code doesn't work either. This has now been tested on three different machines under different accounts.

Why would some editors work and others aren't but previously were?

I have already submitted to Adobe Uservoice.

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Engaged ,
Oct 18, 2021 Oct 18, 2021

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Is there a way to revert back to a previous build of Acrobat?

Other CC applications have a way to install previous. It doesn't seem to be the case with Acrobat...

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New Here ,
Jan 26, 2022 Jan 26, 2022

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How was this rectified?  I'm having the same problem

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Engaged ,
Jan 26, 2022 Jan 26, 2022

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No, but I'm no longer working on JS forms. The last time I was using them, it was not working. I had to copy and paste script from my editor into notepad.

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New Here ,
Aug 25, 2022 Aug 25, 2022

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I have a similar problem. My favorite Editor, EditPad Pro, did work fine as an external JS-Editor for years - until 3 days ago! No Error-message, nothing, The Editor simpy don't start working. Now strange:

1. Windows Notepad works well

2. Notepad+++ works well

3. And when I sign up as Admin even EditPad Pro works well!?!

But as normal User ...

Since MADink_Designs27 issue wasn't solved really, I hope someone from Adobe jumps in 🙂

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Sep 09, 2022 Sep 09, 2022

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Guess I better open a new thread, seems, that noone cares for the old ones?

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