Some PDFs not being displayed at all in Preview

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by atlanticza, Nov 24, 2011.

  1. atlanticza macrumors 6502a

    atlanticza

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    I've searched high on low on this forum (and Google/Apple Support) for a fix for this. Certain PDfs won't open in Preview. Instead this message appears: To view the full contents of this document, you need a later version of the PDF viewer. You can upgrade to the latest version of Adobe Reader from etc etc."

    Which is nonsense since I have the latest version. It usually happens on PDFs mailed to me from official government bodies. Get Info on the file indicats that the Encoding software is Adobe LiveCycle Designer ES 8.1

    Any advice would be most appreciated.
     

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  2. alevs macrumors newbie

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    I know that Combined PDFs, which is an Acrobat feature, is not viewable with Preview. Could that be the problem?
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Preview is fine for most PDF files, but for the few it can't handle properly, use Adobe Reader.
     
  4. AlanShutko macrumors 6502a

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    Preview can't display Dynamic Forms (from Adobe LiveCycle). I'm pretty sure that those forms are rendered dynamically in the reader with javascript, and I don't think preview supports that.
     
  5. atlanticza thread starter macrumors 6502a

    atlanticza

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    Many thanks for the info, Reader it shall be.
     

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