Still celebrating National IT Professionals Day with 3 months of free Premium Membership. Use Code ITDAY17

x
?
Solved

adobe acrobat - object lable badly formatted

Posted on 2013-01-08
1
Medium Priority
?
4,460 Views
Last Modified: 2013-01-14
I am having trouble merging two pdf files with Adobe Acrobat X pro. When attempting to do so, I get the following error (on Windows 7 enterprise sp1 64x):

"Object Label badly formatted"

Please help..
0
Comment
Question by:cpatelx
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
1 Comment
 
LVL 44

Accepted Solution

by:
Karl Heinz Kremer earned 2000 total points
ID: 38758442
This means that one of the PDF files is corrupt, and unfortunately there is not much you can do about that. One problem with corrupt files is that they may seem fine unless you want to do something that actually requires that corrupt piece of data (in your case, you are trying to merge the files, which requires Acrobat to look at every single piece of data in both files).

Your best bet is to go back to the generating application and recreate the PDF file in question. Oftentimes you can find out which file it is by doing a "Save As" operation. This also will have to revisit every bit of information in the file, and may tell you which file is corrupt. If that does not help, just try to regenerate both files. If that is not an option, you are forced to do something that is usually frowned upon: You need to refry your files(s). This means printing a PDF file to the Adobe PDF printer. This will convert the file to PostScript, and then back to PDF. This step will kind of destroy your PDF file and try to regenerate it from it's ashes, but that is a lossy process, and therefore should be avoided at all cost. So, try to refry both PDF files, and then try to generate two new merged PDF files:
- original file A and refried B
- refried A and original B

One of these operations should succeed.

If you cannot print, you can try to save the files as high quality TIFF image files and then run OCR on the resulting file, and then export to MS Word format (you can actually save the OCR step, because the export should do that for you). And then, convert the resulting Word file back to PDF. This may not be quite as good looking as the original, but should be close.
0

Featured Post

Ransomware: The New Cyber Threat & How to Stop It

This infographic explains ransomware, type of malware that blocks access to your files or your systems and holds them hostage until a ransom is paid. It also examines the different types of ransomware and explains what you can do to thwart this sinister online threat.  

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

If you get continual lockouts after changing your Active Directory password, there are several possible reasons.  Two of the most common are using other devices to access your email and stored passwords in the credential manager of windows.
On some Windows 7 (SP1) computers, Windows Update becomes super slow even the computer is reasonably fast.  There's one solution that seemed to have worked well for me (after trying a few other suggested solutions).
This Micro Tutorial will teach you how to change your appearance and customize your Windows 7 interface to your unique preference. This will be demonstrated using Windows 7 operating system.
This video Micro Tutorial shows how to password-protect PDF files with free software. Many software products can do this, such as Adobe Acrobat (but not Adobe Reader), Nuance PaperPort, and Nuance Power PDF, but they are not free products. This videā€¦
Suggested Courses

705 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question