Bug: worst case file handling wrong
- Topic: bad PDF file handling in worst case situations.
- Situation: you open a PDF from a network drive and start to edit, then the network connection gets lost. Several issues might now occur, see below.
- Windows 10
- It would be expectable that Acrobat can still save the file, because it resides in memory or Acrobat has a cache and can save from there.
- What happened: A file has been opened from a network drive, something that's common in companies with many PCs. The first issue was that this approx. 40 MB file had a lot of comments and while scrollin/skipping to the next comment, Acrobat suddenly came up with an error like "Cannot read comment". That means, it didn't load the entire 40 MB file into RAM (streamload?). Then I wanted to save the file to a local drive, but it kept saying "Invalid object" or similar. No matter what I tried, like Save as, all didn't work. So I lost about 2 hours of work of commenting comments. I couldn't see whether and when it had probably auto-saved the file, because the network connection was lost for more than an hour. Such things happen. The concept with, for example, Indesign is to have a file cache so the next start could repair/restore the file, but Acrobat doesn't have such.
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