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Is there a way to find a corrupt page in a PDF using Adobe Acrobat Pro?

New Here ,
Jan 10, 2018 Jan 10, 2018

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Everyday I am sent two or three PDF documents with over 3000 pages and I am told that at least one of those pages is corrupt which therefore means that the document will not print. The only way I know to find the page number of this page is to print the document through the Adobe PDF Printer and wait until it fails, then look at the page number it failed on, go to that page and remove it.

What I want to know is, is there a better way of automating this process. The corrupt page is always to do with an image that is on that page. Is there anyway to use preflight to find the corrupt page/s.

My next question is, if there is a way of automating this, or not, is there any code (preferably C#) that would allow me to integrate this process into a bit of software so that I can remove the page using my program and replace it with a different one.

The only other fix I can think of is if there is some way of accessing some kind of printing log. Therefore, still using the Adobe PDF Printer, somehow starting that process up using c# and then accessing the log files while its running. That way what ever page number the printing bombs out on, I can record that and use it.

Any help at all would be appreciated as I have found no way round this online anywhere

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Adobe Employee , Feb 14, 2018 Feb 14, 2018

Hi Ign3u5,

You may use "Report PDF syntax issues" option under preflight as the following threads discuss:

Detecting Corrupt PDF Files

How to check a pdf file if not corrupt? (Acrobat Reader)

Thanks,

Shivam

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LEGEND ,
Jan 10, 2018 Jan 10, 2018

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Please tell us (a) which software you are using to print, including version and (b) exactly what message you get about pages being corrupt. This is not a familiar message to me, but it may be that when I know what message you get I'll go "aha" (quietly).

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New Here ,
Jan 10, 2018 Jan 10, 2018

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A) Adobe Acrobat Pro DC version 2018.009.20050

B) Insufficient data for an image is the one I get regularly

Proper impressed by the quick reply btw

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Adobe Employee ,
Feb 14, 2018 Feb 14, 2018

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Hi Ign3u5,

You may use "Report PDF syntax issues" option under preflight as the following threads discuss:

Detecting Corrupt PDF Files

How to check a pdf file if not corrupt? (Acrobat Reader)

Thanks,

Shivam

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New Here ,
Jun 12, 2024 Jun 12, 2024

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The link to "Detecting Corrupt PDF Files" doesn't work.  How can I find directions on how to find corrupt pages?

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Adobe Employee ,
Jul 01, 2024 Jul 01, 2024

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Hi there 
 
Hope you are doing well and sorry to hear that
 
Is this an issue with a particular PDF file or with all the PDFs? Please try with a different PDF file and check. If the file is stored on a shared network/drive please download it to your computer locally and then try again.
 
What is the version of the OS and the Acrobat DC you are using? To check the version go to Help > About Acrobat and make sure you have the recent version 24.02.20857 installed. Go to Help > Check for updates and reboot the computer once.
 
Also try to repair the installation from the help menu (Win Only) and see if that works.

 

~Amal

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Jul 02, 2024 Jul 02, 2024

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In my case, it's particular files.  So I just want a way to search for the page without having to go through every single page in the file.  It's not all files.

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 29, 2021 Jun 29, 2021

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Hi, I have the same issue and it's not picked up when preflighting for syntax. The document fails to print once it reaches a specific page. The only way round I've found so far is to convert it to PDF/X-1a, one of the fix ups in this profile resolves things though I havent narrowed it down to which one yet.

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Jun 12, 2024 Jun 12, 2024

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When I adobe PDF print, it just fails without telling me what pages.  How did you get it to do that?

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