Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 65753
PDF files produce errors on blank pages in Acrobat version 5.xx
Last modified: 2009-08-19 20:02:33 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.7 [en] (WinNT; U)
Description of problem:
When opening this pdf in versions of Acrobat later than 5.0 the following errors appear on the blank pages:
"There was an error processing a page".
"The page contents object has the wrong type".
The pdf opens correctly and without any error messages in version 4.xx of Acrobat.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/linux/RHL-7.3-Manual/pdf/rhl-ig-x86-en-73.pdf under Windows 2000 using Adobe Acrobat version 5.05.
2. Page down until you hit a blank page.
3. A dialog box appears with the above error messages.
Actual Results: Click OK and then you can continue without further complaints until the next blank page is hit. Cannot print though, due to this problem.
Expected Results: Blank page should not have produced any errors.
I found the following useful information on:
Suggested fix, if any:
Acrobat Reader 5.0 apparently doesn't like the
"/Contents " that is
generated for the blank page. One possible fix would
be to not
generate any "/Contents" for a blank page.
I already submitted a question to Adobe's User Forums
asking if this
problem was a bug in Acrobat Reader 5.0. Here is the
No, I think the bug is in the PDF file. Acrobat 5
has stricter error
A blank page should have one of the following:
- no /Contents key
- Contents key containing an empty stream
- Contents key containing an array containing an
The Specification is not explicit about
disallowing a zero length
array, but it does say it must be an array of
streams. An empty
array has no particular type, so is arguably NOT
an array of
*** Bug 65754 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
This for the link. I was not aware of this problem when the PDF file were
produced. I tested them under Acrobat Reader 5.05 under Windows ME, and it
did not give me any errors. I have filed bug #65798 against ghostscript to
see if we can fix this problem. Thanks for the help.
FWIW, I downloaded Adobe Acrobat 5.05 for Linux, and it opens and prints the PDF
Can someone with Windows 2000 using Adobe Acrobat version 5.05 try to view
http://people.redhat.com/tfox/rhl-cg-en.pdf? I produced it with ghostscript
7.05, which is supposed to fix the problem.
Tried Adobe Acrobat version 5.05 under Windows 2000 with the pdf at: http://people.redhat.com/tfox/rhl-cg-en.pdf and everything seems to display
correctly - certainly no error messages from Acrobat.
Ghostscript 7.05 would seem, therefore, to fix this problem.
Updated PDFs made with ghostscript 7.05 have been posted to
http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/linux/RHL-7.3-Manual/ and an errata
has been posted to http://www.redhat.com/docs/errata/RHL-7.3-Manual/.
The PDFs include bug fixes as well.
The 7.3 release notes PDF on the RH website / Support Docs still gives those