I have a large PDF (1800 pages) which is a mixture of acrobat created pdf's and pdf's supplied by other companies that may use othe products.
All was ok until Friday when I attempt to insert 10 pages at page location 1265, when i ask it to insert the document it puts them 10 pages futher into the document, which when i attempt to move this results in them moving further down the document.
Any isues what this maybe or how to resolve it
I am not sure why this is happening. Do you select "After" location and put the right page number in the Page text box as shown below?
You can also try this:
Open the PDF
Click on the Pages panel in the left navigation panel
Scroll down to the page number where you want to insert the PDF
Drag and drop the PDF after that page number. It shows a horizontal line when you drag it to the panel. see the attachment below:
Feel free to write back.
Thank you for the reply, I was in a hurry this morning so did not give as detailed question as I should of.
I have tried these options you describe above, plus creating a new PDF which was blank to insert in another location, by drag and drag and insert after. This gave even stranger results. I tried to insert it at page 10 and it located it 10 pages down, so I then tried to move it and it then moved it about 50 pages further on.
I have attempted optimising it, preflight to PDF x and a, and also saving as a reduced sized PDF, and in each instance it either crashes the software or fails due to an known problem. I have tried on 2 separate computers and get all the same results.
So I am at a loss as to what to try next.
It sounds as if there is some corruption within the document. If you cannot re-create the document you can try to refry the document by printing it to pdf. That will result in a lower quality document, but it may not have the error that is causing you a problem.
Thank you for the suggestion, the printing of the document has resolved the problem and is something i will do with all documents that come from 3rd parties to ensure this does not happen again.
Luckly i use an addin that enables me to export all the bookmarks and import them into the new docuement, I did not fancy redoing 750 bookmarks.
Different PDF generators use different algorithms and methods to generate PDFs. These sometimes do not meet the ISO standards (ISO 32000) followed by Adobe Acrobat to generate the PDF. So as a result of this, Acrobat sometimes does not understand the PostScript instructions written behind the PDF and results in something that is very odd. Issue that you were facing is a perfect example of this. More information on what Acrobat follows can be found here: http://blogs.adobe.com/insidepdf/2008/01/iso_32000_document_management .html
If you receive PDFs from different sources, i guess there isn't much you can do for you cannot ask other people to follow your methods. There are PDFs generated from servers using automation and scripts (mostly on banking website). But if you convert them from Word or similar application you can use Adobe PDF printer or Adobe PDFmaker (Acrobat addin) to get the PDF created with proper standards.
And hey, i believe you should mark Michael's answer as 'Correct' not mine. He resolved your issue.
So when I get a document from a 3rd party, if i reprint it using acrobat then this should ensure that it complies with the ISO standard and should help ensure this kind of issue does not happen again.
Thank you for the advice.