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'An error exists on page' message when using mouse wheel.

Jul 20, 2009 4:18 AM



My application has been generating PDFs without problem until recently, whereby if I use the mouse wheel to scroll through my PDF document then I get presented with the following error message: "An error exists on this page. Acrobat may not display the page correctly. Please contact the person who created the PDF document to correct the problem.". Click on the 'OK' button and the PDF continues to be displayed and work as normal. In every other way the document is displaying without problem.

I am using Adobe Reader 8.1.6, Wondows XP Service Pack 2, IE version 7.0.5730.11.

Are there any known issues with this version of Adobe? Would anyone know of a possible cause for this error?


I have attached an example of a PDF that demonstrates this error.


Many thanks,



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    Jul 20, 2009 5:30 PM   in reply to millarm

    The pdf file is corrupt. You need to get either a new copy or a new version needs to be created.

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    May 12, 2011 11:45 AM   in reply to millarm

    I too faced the same problem..

    The problem was that i used the method of pdfContentByte --> beginText()

    and forgot to use endText().

    SO i was getting the error..

    Hope this helps

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    May 26, 2011 10:16 PM   in reply to millarm

    I encountered this error when I had to put the JPEG images in my PDF and I was using


    .beginText()  and PDPageContentStream.endText()(from Apache PDFBox) unnecessarily

    Once i removed these two, error disppeared. Hope this helps...

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