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Topic: Re: Resaving a modified PDF from Perl
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 58393
From: kt
Date: 5/29/2002 05:32 PM

>From: "Martin"
>------ AcroBuddies Forum | ------
>When open an ASCII saved PDF in a script editor like PRIMAL SCRIPT, make a
>small change and resave, the file opens correctly but gives me an Document
>Damaged warning, which it repairs successfully.
>I've tried just opening the PDF in PRIMAL SCRIPT and resaving making no
>changes and it gives me the same warning leading me to believe this is
>some sort of internal date vs file system date check. Is it possible to
>overide or fix this. My intention is to write a Perl script to automate
>the above action but I want to avoid the damaged doc warning.


If the file is not Optimized (Linearized), open a copy of it in a text
editor and set the xref table to

0 0

And zero out the startxref offset. Open the file in Acrobat. It will
display the warning but should display normally after that. Now do a Save
As and enable Optimization. Save right over the original.

When you open the file now, it should be warning-free/error-free. If not,
something other than the 'xref' table may be messed up.

Kas Thomas


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