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kalos

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problem with pdf
« on: July 14, 2016, 04:36:49 PM »
hello!

I want to upload some pdf files in a website and while they are true pdf files, with pdf extension, the website rejects them as non-pdf

what can I do?

how can I 'fix' them? or is there any other solution?

thanks!

tomos

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Re: problem with pdf
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2016, 05:45:38 PM »
why ask us - why not ask the website?

if that not possible:
moar info please (website? pdf sample?)
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Re: problem with pdf
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2016, 05:53:08 PM »
A pdf file can include dangerous coding, so the blocking may be for safety reasons. Here at DC you'll have to put the pdf file into a container, say a zip file. Maybe 'they' have a similar policy?

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Re: problem with pdf
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2016, 06:51:13 PM »
Although you see one extension, know that there are several versions of the PDF format. Not all of them are as backwards compatible as you would expect. Perhaps the website only accepts PDF format 1.6 and 1.7 and you have created pdf files with the PDF 1.5 format or lower.

Your PDF viewer/reader can handle these files, but I am not sure about the website. Like Tomos says: more info is needed for a proper answer, else your guess is as good as mine.

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Re: problem with pdf
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2016, 06:13:56 PM »
the website is https://www.universi...ssions.se/intl/start but the pdf are id documents and cannot upload

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Re: problem with pdf
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2016, 01:13:28 PM »
I finally solved the problem, it was that I used Firefox, when switched to IE, there was no problem!  :Thmbsup:

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Re: problem with pdf
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2016, 03:02:14 PM »
I finally solved the problem, it was that I used Firefox, when switched to IE, there was no problem!  :Thmbsup:
ah, so the website is broken  :(

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Re: problem with pdf
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2016, 06:46:30 AM »
I finally solved the problem, it was that I used Firefox, when switched to IE, there was no problem!  :Thmbsup:
I have also found this typical type of solution in some of the "government" website. They simply do not work properly without IE. I think they are heavily done with activex and asp codes which are forbidden or crap as per new FF / Chrome.

I keep all three ready in my taskbar to make all websites happy.  ;)

Regards,

Anand