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PDF problems [SOLVED]

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:37 am
by Black Swordsman
I have recently tried to download a character sheet pdf from https://www.dndbeyond.com that would allow me to print off my character sheet but when I try to open the pdf file using document viewer I receive the error

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Unable to open document
File type HTML document {text/html} is not supported
and when I try to open the pdf file using Foxit Reader I receive the error

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Format Error: Not a PDF or corrupted.
Any ideas as to what I can do to fix this problem?

Re: PDF problems

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:28 am
by KBD47
Looks like I can't download the pdf sheet without an account.
In Linux Mint MATE Atril will read pdf files. You can also download Adobe Reader for Linux.
It could be that the downloaded pdf is corrupted and unreadable.

Re: PDF problems

Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:51 am
by BenTrabetere
I suspect the file is not a PDF - Document Viewer suggests it is html. Have you tried opening the file in a web browser? What does the file command identify it as?

Re: PDF problems

Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:59 am
by Black Swordsman
I tried to open it using firefox browser and it basically tried to redirect me to open it with a pdf file reader

Re: PDF problems

Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:05 am
by Spearmint2
maybe someone put wrong file ending on it? Change ending to html and try opening in Firefox again.

Re: PDF problems

Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:27 am
by Black Swordsman
I know that it is supposed to be a pdf...when I was still using windows I was able to download the pdf and view/print the pdf if I so chose...so I dont know if there might be something wrong with the encoding of the file that makes it not work for Linux or something

Re: PDF problems

Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:35 am
by Black Swordsman
Ok...so I ended up trying to download the pdf using google chrome and didnt have any problems opening up the pdf. So it makes me wonder if maybe the file ended up becoming corrupted when I tried to download it using firefox due to the uGet integration that I have on it