Q: When I open a PDF form, I receive the following error: Error loading PDF The Native component cannot be removed then re-added to a component hierarchy. How can I get around this problem?

Error when opening a form containing JavaScript from the quick toolbar Open button or File -> Open -> From Computer

A: This is a known issue that was introduced in update 2020.3.0. It happens when opening a PDF form containing JavaScript using the native File browser. This issue will be fixed in a smallminor update 2020.3.1 that will be published later this week.

In the meantime, a workaround for this issue is to open the PDF form differently:

  • Drag and drop the PDF form into the application frame
  • Double-click on the file if PDF Studio is the default PDF application
  • Right-Click on the file in the File Explorer and Chose Open With PDF Studio if PDF Studio is not the default PDF application

Make sure to update to 2020.3.1 when available!