"Expected dict object"

Posted on 2006-06-16
Last Modified: 2011-08-18
I am trying to PDF a WP document using Acrobat Professional, and for this one document, I get an "expected dict object" error when I try to view the PDF in Firefox ONLY. What is up with that??

Other times I get the error "The file is damaged and could not be repaired". Only in Firefox. IE is fine, as is the regular stand-alone viewer.
Question by:metalaureate
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by:Karl Heinz Kremer
ID: 16921700
The two messages are clearly an indication that the PDF file is corrupt - at least when you look at it in FireFox. The fact that you don't get these messages when you open the file directly in Acrobat/Reader, or when you use IE indicates that the file seems to be OK. This means that FireFox is somehow introducing the problem.
You say that this happens only with that specific file. Is there anything special about the file? Is it much larger than other files you've created? Does it contain more graphics/images? Anything that's different?
Are you using document security for this PDF file?

Author Comment

ID: 16921890
It's of average size, about 200K. Two files I've pdf'd are okay, two are not. Images are common to them all. Not using any document security.
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by:Karl Heinz Kremer
ID: 16921928
Are you downloading the files from a web server, or just opening them locally in FireFox? Which version of Acrobat (or Reader) and FireFox are you running? Which operating system?
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ID: 16921969
Downloading from (local) webserver. Firefox 1.0.5

I just tried to update Acrobat 7.05, and my system blue screened half way through. It now will not function at all. I shall move over to a different system and see if my symptoms improve.
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Karl Heinz Kremer earned 500 total points
ID: 16922177
Do you see any errors on the web server?

Author Comment

ID: 16922201
That's a good question! I shall be back in a couple hours... thank you for your help so far... I'm on a deadline today so I have to switch over to PDF'ing those puppies on a different machine and return to troubleshooting my own a bit later...

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ID: 16947342
It's an error that only occurs when the session is being authenticated using Windows security, something I only do on my dev server (on the live site users are IUSR_)...

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