Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: PDF Documents will not open

  1. #1


    Member Since
    Sep 04, 2011
    Posts
    276
    PDF Documents will not open
    Not sure where to post this.

    All of a sudden I cannot open PDF documents attached to Mac Mail. When I click on the document I get the message

    The file “*******.pdf” could not be opened. It may be damaged or use a file format that Preview doesn’t recognize.

    When I look at the document in mail on my iPhone it opens with no problem.

    Any suggestions will be appreciated

    poppi:

  2. #2

    Raz0rEdge's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 17, 2009
    Location
    MA
    Posts
    10,634
    Can you save the document to a folder and then in Finder go to that folder and hit SPACE to preview the file. If that shows you the contents, you should be able to double-click to open up Preview to show the document. If Preview does complain, you might want to grab a copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader (free version) and see if it will open the PDF or give you more informative answer as to why the file is corrupt.
    --
    Regards
    ...Ashwin


  3. #3


    Member Since
    Sep 04, 2011
    Posts
    276
    Quote Originally Posted by Raz0rEdge View Post
    Can you save the document to a folder and then in Finder go to that folder and hit SPACE to preview the file. If that shows you the contents, you should be able to double-click to open up Preview to show the document. If Preview does complain, you might want to grab a copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader (free version) and see if it will open the PDF or give you more informative answer as to why the file is corrupt.
    The mystery continues. I tried again and it opened. Will let you know if the problem continues. Thank you for your reply

    poppi

  4. #4

    VikkeyMac's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 18, 2012
    Posts
    3
    I still had the same issue. I saved the documents to desktop, then opened Adobe Reader and it couldn't find/open files. Adobe Acrobat was updated, and now all PDF and any files I download, whether from apple or other source will not open. I still need help.

  5. #5

    chscag's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 23, 2008
    Location
    Keller, Texas
    Posts
    55,791
    Vikkey:

    Try this: Right click on a PDF file that's on your desktop or anywhere else, then select open with, then choose "Preview" or the Adobe Reader, afterward choose open all with. Preview is probably the better choice since it's native to macOS, however, the Adobe Reader will also work.

  6. #6


    Member Since
    Dec 08, 2009
    Posts
    9
    Use Chrome! Just dropping the PDF file into an enjoy Chrome tab will open the PDF.

  7. #7

    pm-r's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 16, 2010
    Location
    Brentwood Bay, BC, Canada
    Posts
    9,057
    Just dropping the PDF file into an enjoy Chrome tab will open the PDF.

    Hey neat, I never knew Chrome used "enjoy tabs" and I'll have to give it a try.

    It sounds like fun.




    - Patrick
    ======

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. PDF Documents
    By Wardy in forum macOS - Apps and Games
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 04-10-2014, 05:36 AM
  2. Saving pdf Documents
    By Wardy in forum macOS - Operating System
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 02-06-2014, 12:59 AM
  3. Can I open word documents in open office for mac?
    By pcc in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 06-24-2012, 10:07 AM
  4. PDF Documents in iBooks
    By DavidHH in forum iPhone Hardware and Accessories
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 06-23-2010, 09:25 PM
  5. How do I make pdf documents?
    By Reejoc in forum macOS - Apps and Games
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 02-05-2005, 09:34 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •