With the modernization growing up every day, technological development seems to be at its peak. One such is the Portable Document Format (PDF). Developed in the 1990s, PDF came into existence in order that a file format could be made which could maintain a fixed format. The very basic reason for this remained in the fact that sharing of documents from one to another computer was very difficult. In the years that succeeded, PDF seems to have become one of the most popular document formats all across the globe. Be it a book or a document, PDF is cherished among all peoples.
To elaborate, the countless boons this format has given us over time; are:
Although this format has given the world many boons, its usage is not exempt from errors, in the write-up that follows, let us look at the errors which create huddles while working with PDF files. Also, let us seek out ways to solve these Errors to use PDF with ease.
Errors Pertaining to PDF usage
PDF has two new or updated versions namely 10.1.5 and 11.0.1. Each of these versions have enhanced their security by a very rigid parsing of the PDF-header. These new updates do not permit the opening of even a small fraction of the PDF files which do not begin with a %PDF header. This causes “PDF document is damaged and cannot be repaired” error message to crop up.
While trying to update the Acrobat, you might receive an update error which might read as “1635 This patch package could not be opened. Verify that the patch package exists and that you can access it.” Or the message: “contact the application vendor to verify that it is a valid Windows Installer patch package.” Such an Error might occur if you have made some significant changes to the computer right before this issue appeared. Another important reason being Corruption. In case of Corruption, the metadata issues in the PDF file occur, (especially while the original document is being generated, scanned, etc.) As a result of the metadata problems, an invalid PDF file is produced and hence the above Error messages! The Error occurs usually when you try updating an old Acrobat version to a higher version.
This error is usually observed when the PDF file is either removed or moved leaving the URL unchanged. Simply speaking, the page (here the PDF file) does not exist with its present URL.
This error usually occurs when you try opening a PDF File on Chrome browser alone. A pectoral description of the Error is given here below:
The above are only some of the common errors that have been mentioned. Going forward, let us see how we may combat these common errors which so often hinders work.
Solutions to the Aforementioned Error
In case the PDF document or file fails to open stating that it ‘is damaged and cannot be repaired’, you could follow these steps:
To undo this error, do the following:
This should rectify the error but if it doesn’t try using a different web browser.
Since this occurs when you use Google Chrome, change the browser to either Internet Explorer or Firefox.
As has already been said, the error crops up when you try to update Acrobat to newer or higher versions. You could use these steps to correct the error:
Step – 1: click on the Start button. Type ‘Run’ on the box with “Search programs and files”.
Step – 2: Click on Run. On the Wizard that appears, type ‘Regedit’. Click Ok.
Step – 3: On the ‘Registry Editor’, select the appropriate registry key and then remove it:
For Retail, Volume as well as Tryout versions of Acrobat 8.x Professional
For Retail version of Acrobat 8.x Standard:
For Reader 8.0.0:
Step – 4: Choose Edit and then select ‘Delete’.
Step – 5: A ‘Confirm Key Delete’ wizard appears. Click ‘Yes’.
Step – 6: Repeat Steps 3-5 on the other/remaining registry keys.
Step – 7: Exit Registry Editor.
There are as many solutions as there are errors in the usage of PDF, explaining which would require yet more time and space. But if the above solutions don’t work out well for you, Kernel has a PDF repair tool which provides a simple way to repair Adobe PDF files.
Some of its features, which make Kernel for PDF Repair Tool indispensable in cases of PDF-errors are provided for your reference:
Worried about PDF Errors? Research and try out the DIY steps or get yourself Kernel for PDF Repair and most importantly, “Do not Panic.”