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The dimensions of this page are out-of-range. Page content might be truncated

Community Beginner ,
Nov 08, 2021 Nov 08, 2021

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So Adobe Acrobat has this fatal PDF error for years but found no way to fix it?

 

Adobe Reader cannot open a PDF page that is longer than 200in in length. That's just bad. Adobe, please fix this basic error.

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Community Expert , Nov 08, 2021 Nov 08, 2021

200 x 200 inches is Distiller’s limit for PostScrip, it’s based on the Windows printer driver limitation.

 

The maximum page size is 15 million inches, this is from the PDF Reference 1.6:

 

In PDF versions earlier than PDF 1.6, the size of the default user space unit is fixed at 172 inch. In Acrobat viewers earlier than version 4.0, the minimum allowed page size is 72 by 72 units in default user space (1 by 1 inch); the maximum is 3240 by 3240 units (45 by 45 inches). In Acrobat versions 5.0 and

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Community Expert ,
Nov 08, 2021 Nov 08, 2021

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It is not a error. It is a restriction.

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Nov 08, 2021 Nov 08, 2021

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MOVED TO THE ACROBAT READER FORUM

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200 x 200 inches is Distiller’s limit for PostScrip, it’s based on the Windows printer driver limitation.

 

The maximum page size is 15 million inches, this is from the PDF Reference 1.6:

 

In PDF versions earlier than PDF 1.6, the size of the default user space unit is fixed at 172 inch. In Acrobat viewers earlier than version 4.0, the minimum allowed page size is 72 by 72 units in default user space (1 by 1 inch); the maximum is 3240 by 3240 units (45 by 45 inches). In Acrobat versions 5.0 and later, the minimum allowed page size is 3 by 3 units (approximately 0.04 by 0.04 inch); the maximum is 14,400 by 14,400 units (200 by 200 inches).


Beginning with PDF 1.6, the size of the default user space unit may be set with the UserUnit entry of the page dictionary. Acrobat 7.0 supports a maximum UserUnit value of 75,000, which gives a maximum page dimension of 15,000,000 inches (14,400 * 75,000 * 172). The minimum UserUnit value is 1.0 (the default).

 

15,000,000 inches = 236,74 miles = 381 kilometers

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 09, 2021 Nov 09, 2021

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JR Boulay,

Sounds good. How to get rid of this error then? I'm using Adobe Reader DC version 2021.007.20099

 

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 19, 2021 Nov 19, 2021

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No response. So Adobe can't fix.

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LEGEND ,
Nov 19, 2021 Nov 19, 2021

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You get rid of the error by avoiding making or using files over 200 inches on a side. This is a design restriction, and probably always will be. 

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Community Expert ,
Nov 19, 2021 Nov 19, 2021

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How to get rid of this error then? I'm using Adobe Reader DC

Acrobat Reader can do nothing, this requires Acrobat Pro.

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Enthusiast ,
Mar 18, 2022 Mar 18, 2022

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Acrobat Pro can do nothing about this ridiculous limitation. I have a large PDF I got from a client that I can see in Mac Preview but not in your own precious, buggy Adobe Acrobat. Why on earth are there any size limitations on vector based PDF's in this day and age? This isn't 1997, break out of your sad stupid limitations, Adobe.

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New Here ,
Mar 01, 2023 Mar 01, 2023

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Using Acrobat Reader DC or  Adobe Acrobat DC Pro to open certain PDF's will still see the error "The dimensions of this page are out-of-range. Page content might be truncated", however if when utilizing Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome to open the PDF the entire PDF is opened without truncating anything.  Why can’t Adobe fix their Acrobat applications to completely open the PDF without truncating anything just like Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome currently can do.

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