LJ Digital: Error reading PDF, not repairable.

One thing about paper, it doesn't suffer from this problem. This on the latest Ubuntu LTS (10.04) system with up to date version of Adobe Acrobat.

Any time I try to open the downloaded August 2011 or September 2011 editions with Adobe's acroread I get:

There was an error opening this document. The file is damaged and could not be repaired.

I also tried 'Document Reader' and 'Okular' with similar results. I tried downloading the Sept edition again on the off chance it was corrupted during the download. The size of the file changed slightly, but I always got the same error?

If you are going to go completed digital, the reader technology better be rock solid. Apparently it isn't.

What's worse is this is only an intermediate step to actually get the digital copy where I really want it. On my Nook.

Any ideas?


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NixSince85's picture

I've tried downloading some back issues [just for the heck of it--I have all my print issues] and every single one yields error messages. I use Okular and it just says "Could not open file:///data/downloads/LinuxJournal/dlj208.pdf"

What I've noticed is that the download is cutting off--and thinking it's complete--way before the actual download size has been met. In other words, if the file is 18MB, my progress indicator shows 1MB of 18MB, 2MB of 18MB, etc., and then stops way before reaching 18MB, yet it says the download is complete. It's taking seconds instead of minutes, so there's no way [on my very slow DSL connection] that it's possible to be getting the full 18MB file in a few seconds.

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