Some PDFs not being displayed at all in Preview

atlanticza

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jul 18, 2008
549
1
Cape Town
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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alevs

macrumors newbie
Nov 24, 2011
2
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I know that Combined PDFs, which is an Acrobat feature, is not viewable with Preview. Could that be the problem?
 

AlanShutko

macrumors 6502a
Jun 2, 2008
710
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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.
 
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