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Getting an "Unable to extract content. Internal error" when trying to extract text from a pdf.

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Jan 18, 2023 Jan 18, 2023

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I am trying to use the Adobe PDF Extract API on a certain PDF in order to extract its text. I cannot attach the pdf here for security reasons. I have tried with multiple other PDF files and it works fine. The error is pasted below:


NFO:adobe.pdfservices.operation.pdfops.extract_pdf_operation:All validations successfully done. Beginning ExtractPDF operation execution
ERROR:root:Exception encountered while executing operation
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "\PDFServicesSDK-Python (Extract)Samples\adobe-dc-pdf-services-sdk-extract-python-samples\src\extractpdf\extract_txt_from_pdf.py", line 48, in <module>
result: FileRef = extract_pdf_operation.execute(execution_context)
File "C:\Python310\lib\site-packages\adobe\pdfservices\operation\pdfops\extract_pdf_operation.py", line 150, in execute
raise se
File "C:\Python310\lib\site-packages\adobe\pdfservices\operation\pdfops\extract_pdf_operation.py", line 140, in execute
download_uri = ExtractPDFService.extract_pdf(execution_context, self._source_file_ref, self.get_options(),
File "C:\Python310\lib\site-packages\adobe\pdfservices\operation\internal\service\extract_pdf_service.py", line 44, in extract_pdf
raise e
File "C:\Python310\lib\site-packages\adobe\pdfservices\operation\internal\service\extract_pdf_service.py", line 38, in extract_pdf
status_poll_response = PlatformApi.status_poll(context, location, x_request_id)
File "C:\Python310\lib\site-packages\adobe\pdfservices\operation\internal\api\platform_api.py", line 80, in status_poll
response = polling2.poll(
File "C:\Python310\lib\site-packages\polling2.py", line 201, in poll
if check_success(val):
File "C:\Python310\lib\site-packages\adobe\pdfservices\operation\internal\api\platform_api.py", line 64, in is_correct_response
raise ServiceApiException(job_error_response.get('message'), ResponseUtil.
adobe.pdfservices.operation.exception.exceptions.ServiceApiException: description =ERROR - Unable to extract content. Internal error; requestTrackingId=4deed61b-5d05-4748-bfa3-737810c47075; statusCode=500; errorCode=ERROR


One thing I have noticed while doing this is that, when I open this particular PDF file in Acrobat, I get the following error, but after closing the error I can use the PDF file just fine in Acrobat:


The font 'OPSUFont0' contains bad /Widths.


Any help with this issue would be greatly appreciated.

Bug , PDF Extract API






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