Contact US

Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you a
Computer / IT professional?
Join Tek-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!

*Tek-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Students Click Here

Bizarre issue with PDF forms

Bizarre issue with PDF forms

Bizarre issue with PDF forms

We have a PDF form that we use as a template on our file server that suddenly cannot be edited. When trying to save a new PDF file from the template - "File cannot be saved, bad file handle".  So I open this PDF form, fill it out, try Save As and get that error message.

Perhaps even stranger is that if I move said template to a different folder on the server than the one it's currently in and try to open it I get "The file cannot be found" and it disappears from the folder.

If the PDF template is moved from the server to the desktop it can be opened/edited/saved just fine.  

No other documents on the server have this issue, PDF or otherwise.  We have hundreds of forms on the server made from this template and now we cannot move any of them or edit any of them.  This is causing a major headache at the moment.  I Googled the error messages and found no solutions and very little information.  Any ideas?

RE: Bizarre issue with PDF forms

If you move the template to the desktop, open/save then move back to the server, does the error still exist?

If you move one of the documents that was created from the template to the desktop, are you able to edit it as well?  If so, try saving it on the desktop, then move back to the server to see if the problem persists.

Though this isn't a solution, hopefully it can help in narrowing down where the problem exists.

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Tek-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Tek-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Tek-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Tek-Tips and talk with other members! Already a Member? Login

Close Box

Join Tek-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical computer professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Tek-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close