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How to Open PDF Files that may be giving error messages


So you’ve been given a PDF file, and none of your applications you have will open it.  You may get one of these error messages when attempting to open PDF Files:

  • Password protection blocks opening the PDF.
  • PDF was created with a program that doesn’t adhere to the Standardized ISO for PDF files and does not comply with industry standards.
  • File is damaged.

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If your PDF file is damaged, you may want to use the Repair PDF tool in Bluebeam Revu (included in all versions)

  1. From the Document Menu in Bluebeam Revu, Select the Process Button, then Select “Repair PDF”
How to Open PDF Files

Repair PDF

 

2) From the “Repair PDF Options Windows, make your selections.  If  you are having issues with jumbled or illegible text, we recommend that you select “Process Wipeouts, Text Masks, and OLE Objects” and “Remove Text Clipping”, then Select “OK”

Repair PDF Options

Repair PDF Options

Repair PDF for Revu version 2018

If your you’ve encountered this message “Bluebeam Revu is currently installing please wait to launch until installation is complete, see this post for the fix.


 

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