A way to handle some unreadable PDF files

May 19, '11 07:30:00AM

Contributed by: dushu

I often receive PDF files which show up as either blank or with blank lines in Preview. Earlier I used to open them in Adobe Acrobat Reader to see the content; however now I've found a better way.

You can open them in Google Chrome -- Chrome uses its in-built PDF reader which shows the content of the PDF file correctly.

I'm not sure why this happens, however it has happened with many PDF files - especially ones which have filled-in forms.

[crarko adds: I don't recall encountering this problem myself, but here is another tool to try if you do.]

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