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Bug 162574 - RFE: acroread 5 does not understand PDF version 1.5
Summary: RFE: acroread 5 does not understand PDF version 1.5
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: acroread
Version: 3.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Dan Williams
QA Contact:
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Reported: 2005-07-06 13:48 UTC by Andrew Gormanly
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Enhancement
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Last Closed: 2005-07-12 16:08:47 UTC
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Description Andrew Gormanly 2005-07-06 13:48:49 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050512 Red Hat/1.7.8-

Description of problem:
When opening some PDF files with acroread 5.10, newer ones cause the error message:

"This file may contain newer information than this viewer can support.  It may not open or display correctly.  Adobe recommends that you upgrade to the latest version of our Acrobat products.  Please visit our product site at"

to be displayed.  It seems that this version of acroread does not properly understand PDF version 1.5, only 1.4 and lower.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. View a PDF 1.5 document

Actual Results:  Error message, sometimes bits of document not displayed.

Expected Results:  RHEL should include a PDF viewer capable of rendering these documents.

Additional info:

The version of xpdf in RHEL3 has the same limitation; Adobe Reader 7.0 does not have this issue, neither does xpdf 3.0

The example URI above is the one that gave me the error message today, but there have been many others recently, and some were missing chunks (mostly images).

Comment 1 Andrew Gormanly 2005-07-12 16:08:47 UTC
This is now fixed by the (unrelated) errata release of acroread-7.0.0-4.1.0.EL3
and acroread-7.0.0-4.2.0.EL4

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