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From Kevin Ternes <KTer...@thegeneral.com>
Subject PDDocument unreadable in Acrobat 7 after simple load/save
Date Thu, 08 Oct 2015 19:27:05 GMT
I am working with a file using pdfbox-2.0.0-20151007.203054-1746 and I can open both the input
and output file with Acrobat Reader XI.
According to Acrobat Reader for both input and output documents, PDF Version 1.6 (Acrobat

I have a user reporting that she can open the input file, but cannot open the output version
of that file.
She gets a popup on the processed file from Acrobat saying "There was an error opening this
document. The file is damaged and could not be repaired."
She is using Acrobat Reader 7 on Win7 64-bit SP1.

I have reduced the problem down to the following load/save and we still get the error on the
saved file:
public class PDFBoxRunLoadSave {
  public static void main(String[] args) {
    PDDocument pdDocumentA = null;
    try {
        pdDocumentA = PDDocument.load(new File("CancelPolicy-0.pdf"));
    } catch (Exception ex) {
        System.err.println("Caught " + ex);
    } finally {

  static void close(PDDocument doc) {
    if (null != doc) {
      try { doc.close(); } catch (Exception ex) {
        System.out.println("Closing, caught " + ex);

And here are the loaded and saved files:
Load: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3103884/dev/CancelPolicy-0.pdf  17KB
Save: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3103884/dev/CancelPolicy-1.pdf   21KB (why is the
output larger?)

Is it possible that PDFBox is breaking the output file in a way that Acrobat 7 cannot read
it but Acrobat XI can?

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