10 Replies Latest reply on Jul 10, 2009 10:30 AM by lroux@syr.edu

    Reader won't open old PDFs

    lroux@syr.edu

      I have an old CD from 1994 that I purchased way back then and the modern Adobe Reader 9 will not read the files.

       

      When the new reader opens the files they are full of Control Characters instead of graphics and text.

       

      I still have an old PC with Windows ME (yeah, you read that right) and Acrobat Reader 3.0 that reads the files fine, so I know the CD is not corrupt. But I really don't want to keep that hunk of junk PC around just to read this CD. I suppose I could uninstall Acrobat and install the old version, but that would stink..

       

      Is there a converter to make these files readable on a "real" computer?