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Topic: Re: Damaged but being repaired' message
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 56809
From: LeonardR
Date: 5/29/2002 05:21 PM

At 11:30 PM 9/4/2001 +1000, p-pdf-developer Listmanager wrote:
>I'm writing an application that generates PDF, and various versions of the
>Reader all give me an error, "This file is damaged but is being repaired"
>when I open my output files.

That means just what it says, something is wrong with the file...

>In fact, I can't even get the simple sample file from the PDF
>specifications doc to load correctly. And it's not the xref table,
>because I've checked and rechecked that it's all in order.

How about line endings? Are you taking them into account in your
offset values? How about the binary data right after the %PDF line?

If you want to post a file, we'll be glad to look at it...

> Some of the viewers I've used offer to correct the file, but they end up
> putting a bunch of junk in, and leaving the pre-existing elements as is,
> so it's impossible to determine what they found wrong.

What kind of "junk"?

>Any ideas of why this might be happening/how to prevent it?

Not without seeing the file in question...


Leonard Rosenthol
Director of Software Development (215) 922-3509 (voice)
Appligent, Inc. (formerly Digital Applications) (610) 284-4233 (fax)

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