There was a problem reading this document

Asked by gaxag uselepo on 2017-09-27

Hi all.
I cannot open an important .pdf format document cause of this error: "There was a problem reading this document". Is there something I can do myself to recover .pdf file?

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What applications have you tried to open it with?
Is the file password protected?
Could try pdftk

Karl Byrd (almenezes55) said : #2

I would either try re-downloading it or contacting adobe.
Also you can try this program https://www.pdfrepairtoolbox.com/

michael (yellupcm-gmail) said : #3

Probably, site above (#2) will not work, it is a windows program. See below. It might work through Wine. That will be a lot of trouble.

Foxit Reader - View, create, convert, annotate, print, collaborate, share, fill forms and sign.
xpdf - Install xpdf "Xpdf is a small and efficient program which uses standard X fonts". Lightweight, but with outdated interface.
evince - Install evince Evince is a document viewer for multiple document formats. Used by default on Gnome.
kpdf - Install kpdf KPDF is a pdf viewer based on xpdf for KDE 3.
gv - Install gv - an old lightweight pdf viewer with an old interface. Size of the package is only 580k. gv is an X front-end for the Ghostscript PostScript(TM) interpreter.
okular - Install okular - KDE pdf viewer, requires many KDE prerequisites. Can easily copy text and images.

I suggest you try the one in #1 answer by Actionparsnip.

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