How do I fix my PDF so I don't get the error message: "expected an array object"?

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Sep 11, 2012 Sep 11, 2012

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When I try to delete certain pages from my PDF file (which is larger than 3,000 pages), I get an error message that states "expected an array object." I am unable to delete these pages. How can I fix this problem?

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LEGEND , Sep 12, 2012 Sep 12, 2012

It looks like the original PDF file is damaged in some ways.  Have you tried creating a new file from the existing file to see if it works? The quickest way to create a new file is to print the existing file to a PDF file.  OK you lose some quality but this is just a test to see if there is anything else wrong with the Acrobat setup or with the document itself.

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Sep 12, 2012 Sep 12, 2012

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It looks like the original PDF file is damaged in some ways.  Have you tried creating a new file from the existing file to see if it works? The quickest way to create a new file is to print the existing file to a PDF file.  OK you lose some quality but this is just a test to see if there is anything else wrong with the Acrobat setup or with the document itself.

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Dec 20, 2018 Dec 20, 2018

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I get the same message when after combining several dozen fillable forms, then try and extract one or two pages (a double sided form).

Error code (15) that when I search the closest reference is (14).

I tried what you suggested.  The entire set printed into PDF without issue and I was able to extract the two pages (one form)

Thanks for the suggestion

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Jan 19, 2020 Jan 19, 2020

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Now solved

Please save as pdf file as word and then open word copy and save as word to pdf again.

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Feb 17, 2020 Feb 17, 2020

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I found the answer to this here: https://answers.acrobatusers.com/expected-array-object-q33253.aspx

 

In File Explorer, right-click the PDF file you want to amend, then choose "Combine files in Acrobat..." then click "Combine Files" then re-save the file and delete the page(s) you want to delete. 

 

This worked for me.

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BEST ANSWER!  THANK YOU JONATHANS!

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