Error message "no error" when trying to assemble an XFA based PDF in latest version of Reader.

Community Beginner ,
Feb 16, 2021 Feb 16, 2021

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A client is getting an error message that says literally "no error" and then the PDF document is failing to assemble. It happens erratically, but once one XFA assembly fails it fails repeatedly unless the machine is rebooted. Rolling back to an earlier version seems to resolve the issue (but not satisfactorily). Forms are being opened via a .net process start command in a windows form (relying on MIME type), rather than being opened through a browser. Has anyone any idea what could be causing this issue, please?

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Adobe Employee , Feb 26, 2021 Feb 26, 2021
Hello  @DidntEatHisGreens @radc78171767  @PSC5C88  @Jamie0D44  We would like you to test the following steps.  1. Please ensure that Acrobat/Reader is closed. 2. Goto the computer registry, and navigate to Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\DC\IPM 3. The registry “b4304509” should be set to 0.  You can double click to change, and set it to "0". 4. Now, navigate to the below-mentioned paths, and create a new registry-  See attached screenshot.  Path (Reader): HKEY_LOCAL...

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 26, 2021 Feb 26, 2021

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Hi Jason, you are quite correct, it isn't in there until I go into preferences, once I have that key appears and I cannot open those files, Once I set it to 0 again, it works, but only until I go back into preferences and it breaks again.

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Adobe Employee ,
Feb 26, 2021 Feb 26, 2021

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Hello 

@DidntEatHisGreens @radc78171767  @PSC5C88  @Jamie0D44 

 

We would like you to test the following steps. 

1. Please ensure that Acrobat/Reader is closed.

2. Goto the computer registry, and navigate to Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\DC\IPM

3. The registry “b4304509” should be set to 0.  You can double click to change, and set it to "0".

 

4. Now, navigate to the below-mentioned paths, and create a new registry-  See attached screenshot. 

 

Path (Reader): HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\DC\FeatureState (Create the FeatureState key if not present)

Path (Acrobat): HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\DC\FeatureState (Create the FeatureState key if not present)

Key name: 4304509

Type: REG_DWORD

Value: 0

 

5. Open the PDFs, and let us know if the issue goes away.

 

Thank you for your patience.

-Bhavna

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 27, 2021 Feb 27, 2021

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Hi Bhavna I have tested it on one of our servers under a user account and that seems to be working.

Thanks very much.

I will roll out the patch to our other servers and update if anything changes.

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Adobe Employee ,
Feb 28, 2021 Feb 28, 2021

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Great! And, thank you for confirming.

 

-Bhavna

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 28, 2021 Feb 28, 2021

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It worked for me as well.

Thank you!

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Adobe Employee ,
Feb 28, 2021 Feb 28, 2021

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Thank you @radc78171767  for confirming.

 

-Bhavna

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 28, 2021 Feb 28, 2021

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That did the trick. Problem solved for Acrobat Pro DC at my end.

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Adobe Employee ,
Feb 28, 2021 Feb 28, 2021

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Thank you @radzmar  for confirming.

 

-Bhavna

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 01, 2021 Mar 01, 2021

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Thank you Bhavna. I have heard that this has worked successfully for at least one of our clients that has been experiencing the problem. Will the issue that requires this fix be patched in the next Adobe Reader release, please? 

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 18, 2021 Mar 18, 2021

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It worked! Thank you!

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Adobe Employee ,
Mar 18, 2021 Mar 18, 2021

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@postdan 

 

That's great! Thank you for confirming

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New Here ,
Apr 02, 2021 Apr 02, 2021

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I have a question about the instructions, I folowed them all the way up to "DC"  after that I do not have IPM, and cannot go any further. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\DC\IPM

 

Do you have any suggestions


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Community Beginner ,
Apr 02, 2021 Apr 02, 2021

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I don't know fo sure.

Maybe you should create all the values

 

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New Here ,
Aug 11, 2021 Aug 11, 2021

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I followed all the steps to a T.  Failed miserably.  Although step 4 isn't entirely clear:  after creating FeatureSet, do you also create the key 4304509 for both, Adobe Acrobat and Acrobat Reader?

 

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New Here ,
Oct 07, 2021 Oct 07, 2021

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Has anyone found a solution to This??? I am extremely frustrated with this issue. I am using a MacBook. I was able to fill out the document save it and then when I go to email the document to myself and someone else I get the dreaded "please wait ..."

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New Here ,
Oct 31, 2021 Oct 31, 2021

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I have a MacBook running Catalina, and have been sent such a file to fill-in as a matter of urgency - yet I can't even open it!

 

I've seen it suggested online that I open it with Acrobat Reader, but Acrobat Reader no longer seems to be available, at least not in 64bit for Mac.

I've tried downloading Adobe Reader DC, but there are so many bugs in it that it won't open any files at all.

The Adobe help page seems to say (in more words), "we bungled the upgrade".

I'm really stuck and would appreciate immediate help, please!

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New Here ,
Dec 08, 2021 Dec 08, 2021

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I followed all the 4 steps. Still "no error" message and the pdf cannot open all the time. I restart the computer and re-check the registry, everything OK but just cannot open the pdf.

 

My system is windows10 home 20h2 and acrobat reader is 64-bit version 2021.007.20099

 

Anyone can help me?

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Community Beginner ,
Dec 09, 2021 Dec 09, 2021

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Hi,

 

This error has come back after originally being this first affected customer.

Even with people that have had the registry keys added or amended, the error has started coming back on the XFA Lexis Nexis smart forms.

 

I has been since update 2021.007.20099 that the issue has started occuring again.

We are currently resorting to other PDF readers, but would rather keep things simple just using the one if we can.

 

Regards,

Matt

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 25, 2022 Feb 25, 2022

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With the 64 Bit version of Reader (21.011.20039) you're again unable to open XFA based forms. All you get is an error message saying "no error". After clicking [OK] you only see the Shell-PDF with the "Please wait …" hint. The XFA content isn't processed. The 32 Bit version seems to be fine but automatically gets updated to 64 Bit after some time. 

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Explorer ,
Feb 25, 2022 Feb 25, 2022

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All above is correct. But on every version we can find since the orignally affected one.

 

Converstation is open and moved to https://community.adobe.com/t5/acrobat-reader-discussions/adobe-reader-quot-no-error-quot-warning-ve...

 

Also, the answer in this thread no longer applies, and is now an outdated solution to the same problem.

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Feb 25, 2022 Feb 25, 2022

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Same to me for 64 bit version. But a created a reg files to be run by the user every time his enconter this error.

Just copy:

 

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\DC\IPM]
"b4304509"=dword:0

 

in a text file and saved with .reg (ex. reset.reg )

I hope this is a temporary solution and Adobe fix the issue a.s.a.p.

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