We apologize for the inconvinience caused, as per the description above, you are getting a blank/white PDF when you launch the Adobe Reader version 18.009.20044, Is that correct?
Please try the below-mentioned step and check if it brings any changes:
- Open Reader and Navigate to Edit>Preferences>General and uncheck
- Show online storage when opening files.
- Show online storage when saving files.
- Close Reader, restart the machine and check.
If the issue persists, please repair the installation files of Reader from Help>Repair installation.
Is it happening with all the PDF files, or with one PDF file? Is it possible to share a sample PDF file with us which you are trying to open and getting blank PDF so that we can review at our end?
I have shared the steps to share the PDF file via private message, please check your email inbox.
Hope this helps, and let us know how it goes.
- Open Reader and Navigate to Edit>Preferences>General and uncheck
I have the same issue regariding open only SEPA Bank Transfer confirmation in PDF. Previous versions of Reader DC were opening this files correctly. Please Help. When I start open PDF file it comes blank and cannot open Reader DC Again. Only stop aplication in Task Manager helps, but still open blank page.
Please try the steps mentioned in above reply, and let us know how it goes.
Still have problems.
Both unchecked, restart and repair didn't help.
What is more in other PDF readers programs like FF or Edge Plugin the PDF shows normally...
Can I send somehow by secure direct way a file to check or several files including such issue??
I have sent you a private message, please check your email inbox.
I have send an email for email address given in private message.
I will wait for conclusions.
Thank you for the email. Let me review and try to replicate the issue at our end, and will get back to you with the solution.
We are having an identical issue on a number of Workstations. Adobe build is 18.009.20044.
We have tried a repair within the software, complete reinstall, registry check for "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\acrobat\shell\open\ddeexec\application" and also manually closing the processes, but it is still happening again next time you are trying to open Adobe.
Did anyone find a solution?
We have this problem as well, I have traced it down to a early version of Quick PDF Library 7.21
The PDF opens blank and then hangs the process
If you take the PDF you can't open and using a text editor open it up, search for the word Producer.
Here is what I get in the PDF's I have issues with
/Producer (Quick PDF Library 7.21 \(www.quickpdflibrary.com\))
/Creator (Quick PDF Library 7.21 \(www.quickpdflibrary.com\))
This link leads to these guys, Fox It
I have downloaded their own Foxit PhantomPDF application and it will not open the PDF's either. So the problem I'm having is that an old version of their library would at least appear to be buggy. Mind you , it's a very old version and should have probably been upgraded.
I will be very interested to hear if the other issues here are for the same PDF producer
We have since patched the issue with the latest version of the library.
I've contacted Foxit as I'm now trying to work out if I can recover old PDF's
I have done as requested and it is still broken. This issue as discussed is happening on Hundreds of PC's not just one.
I have emailed you a PDF that causes this issue on all pc's that we have found with the problem to date
I have tried re installing etc and All preferences and that does not fix it
Down grading to ver 17.0092.0044 makes it all work ( That was just the version we tested it with ) 17.01220098 worked fine as well.
Lets see what you find
Yeah, downgrading, using chrome or any other PDF viewer works, we even found that Fox IT PDF viewer works
PCID7900, I would be keen to hear what the producer is in your PDF's?
a few places actually
Some from Photo Copiers. Sharp and Xerox mainly
Some From Xero ( Online accounting ) Some from other Applicaitons that auto generate emails.
So no one source
The one that I have been testing with ( just an invoice from a client ) was produced with (Aspose.Pdf for .NET 6.6)
Well that is very interesting., I have had reports from customers that other PDF's won't open but I have disproved them all so far. Most of the time it's because they open one of ours first which hangs the process then they open a different one and it's already hung so it doesn't open either
I just called a mate, he just sent me a Xero invoice, it's in Apose.PDF.net 6.6 and it's opening fine here. Are you able to send me your one that doesn't open. How do we move this conversation to email?
I also have lots of sites using Sharp and Xerox MFC's and have not heard anything is wrong with them. If it effected xero one would expect a huge amount of chatter on the internet and their forums and I can't find any.
As the issue is most likely an Adobe issue
Is there any benefit in us talking directly?
Thanks for the offer though
As for where the emails are coming from I am taking that from what our clients are telling me and Obviously that may not be 100% correct.
But as to the fact that we have hundreds of users with the same issues ( Across many different business's). I am sure it is more than a single point type problem.
I have started getting the users to re associated Adobe with Firefox/chrome / IE and the issue stops
But obviously the PDF's now open in the Browser not the full version.
We have downgraded to previous versions and the issue stops immediately. And upgrade back to the this version causes the issues immediately.
And yes when the issue happens Adobe is locked up and no Adobe docs will work till this is manually closed
Then some may work some do not
And as for giving you copies etc
As this is client data ( and mostly invoices / Contracts ) I am not at liberty to hand them around freely
I hope you understand.
When we find and answer I will post it
I have had a chat with Adobe representative just now and been advised that someone will get back to me within a day, from senior team, about this issue. Senior engineers were aware and working on the fix. I have logged a case last week as it affected both Pro users and free Reader. Hopefully, there will be an update shortly.
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I work for an IT company, we have been receiving multiple calls a day for this since the recent update.
I have noticed the following:
- Only specific PDF documents cause the issue.
- I can view these problem files in other systems eg IE, Chrome, Adobe Reader XI.
- When you open the PDF and it stays blank but can show when I hide the sidebar tool. After closing it the process still remains and any other PDF you try to open will create a new process, but will not display.
- Closing all these processes with task manager or login out and back in will allow you to open other PDF files again, but the issue will restart if you open the problematic PDF files.
Hope this helps provide some more details.
We got one of these "bad" PDFs today as an invoice today.
Appears to be produced by "Quick PDF Library 7.21"
We also found that the solution posted by Alvin Fletcher, killing the hung orphan processes, worked for us for restoring adobe for use on other non-bad files.
Yep, thats the one we use, once we upgraded to the current version, the problem when away.
I will suggest that to the sender, but as we don't control what software they use we will have to wait for Adobe to issue a patch.
We also have this problem - A range of our small business clients are reporting this in - PDF's generated from the Accounting service XERO are particularly affected for us. Reader Version 18.009.20044.55097
Thanks for reporting the issue. We have been able to reproduce this issue internally and are looking towards a resolution soon.
We will keep you posted of the progress.
I have same issue with invoices being created through Xero. I contacted Xero support and received this response;
We're currently aware of a compatibility issue with Adobe Reader (version 2018.009.20044). Opening up a Xero generated PDF with this version of Adobe Reader will freeze the program and display a blank document.
Our Product Team is taking a look into this issue with urgency and we'll let you know once we have an update for you.
When Adobe opens a blank white PDF you will be able to click into this white space. The PDF should then load after waiting a moment.
Otherwise you can open the PDFs within your browser (we suggest Chrome or Firefox) instead of opening via Adobe Reader. If you're unsure how to open the PDF document directly within your browser on a Windows PC, you can right click on the downloaded PDF file within your Downloads folder and choose Open With > Chrome (or Firefox). Alternatively you can drag and drop the PDF file from your Downloads folder into your browser window or use a different PDF viewer to open the PDF files.
If you continue to have problems opening the PDF file within your browser or using an alternative PDF viewer, we suggest speaking with your IT support team who can assist further. Please note that if Adobe Reader is "frozen", then you can force close Adobe Reader (on a Windows PC you can 'End Task' via Task Manager) and then use a different PDF viewer.
Did you get any further updates from Xero? Perhaps they have a bit close connection with Adobe, rather than paying customers.
I spent half a day on the phone with Adobe and couldn't get more than just "Reinstall Adobe and it should work" suggestion. The ticket i have logged with them hasn't been updated either.
No response yet.
However if you are on Xero, I have found that instead of emailing the invoice through the Xero system, if I prepare the invoice in Xero, approve invoice, then print to PDF, this PDF file is fine, and I can then email it to my clients manually with the invoice attached. It takes a little longer, however it is better than emailing to the client through Xero, and then they ring you to tell you that have sent them a corrupt file, which has stuffed up their Adobe Reader (and then they end up having to uninstall and reinstall Adobe, to fix their problem). Or the other alternative is, you just print off a hard copy invoice and post it in the mail.
In summary, it is when you email the invoice through Xero, this seems to be when the PDF file is being corrupted.
The only work around is to associate PDF files with a Browser Firefox/Chrome/IE your preference here. And then it all works fine.
Adobe know of the issue and will deal with it when they see fit.
I am glad they are looking into it but, am unhappy that the have little regard for thousands of people feeling the pain at the moment.
Either way we have a work around. Which will probably stay there for a while
As after I have changed 1200 Computers to use Firefox I will not be changing them back in a hurry
Just keeping you all up to date
We have many clients experienceing this issue now which is increasing by the hour. We're just installing Sumatra or Foxit reader for anyone affected since Adobe doesn't work.
The following rollback fixes the issue for users who want to use Adobe:
If the client doesn't mind using another software they can use IE or chrome as most clients already have that installed, this may save you some time instead of installing another software.
We have also been having this issue with our clients.
Sorry for the inconvenience. Acrobat team is aware of this issue introduced in the latest update and working towards a resolution soon.
We have a fix identified and if you would be willing to try out a private build for validation at your end, please write in to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maybe you have done this already, but could you (Adobe) stop the continued roll out of the upgrade given that there is and issue with the current build?
Please can you advise when a fix will be issued for this problem.
This update is unacceptable from such a large company to f$#@ your program from working. Please roll back update or fix it ASAP. Sincerely, 1000 users at my company
We are working towards the public release of the fix on high priority, will let you know as soon as it is available.
I too look after over 1200 PC's and this issue plagues them
But when posting and asking for help I understood that Honey gets more bees than Salt
Sometimes this is hard to remember when ya flat out fixing someones elses issues
And as this issue appears to be caused by Xero Accounting and Adobe
I have to keep remembering that Adobe is only half the issue
If Xero had of fixed their invoicing site then this would not happen either
So please try not to decrease our chance of getting adobe to fix this quickly
So just rememebr
Awlays look on the light side of life.
We have tested a patch this afternoon that appears to fix the issue. So fingers crossed that it passes it's other tests and gets released soon.
Keep up the good work Ashu
I'm also starting to get more & more call from frustrated customers
I found you also sometimes need to go to the details tab in Task manager to close Adobe
And interesting enough if you click on the blank page it opens , doesn't fix the hanging problem
Please fix asap Mr Adobe
Adobe Acrobat and Reader official update containing the fix for this issue is now available. This update will be automatically pushed to all existing installations of Acrobat and Reader. If you want, you may also manually trigger the update by opening the application and going to Help > Check for Updates.
More information about this release is here: https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/release-note/acrobat-dc-november-29-2017.html
Please try it out and let us know your feedback.
Thanks for your patience and support!