4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 15, 2009 9:57 AM by tdjensen RSS

    PDF files are unreadable

    bickus2 Community Member

      I am currently using Adobe Reader 9.2 on a windows xp system.  For many years I had no trouble with Adobe Reader.


      Currently many pdf files are completely unreadable, with some headers appearing normally, but most sections filled with garbage - random appearing ASCII characters.  You can see this in the attached jpg file.


      Oddly enough, if I copy part of the garbage text from Adobe Reader and paste it onto a text reader like Notepad, the text comes out perfectly readable.  Also, pdf documents that are produced in a more photographic (non character) form are perfectly readable.


      I have uninstalled and reinstalled adobe Reader twice with no change in program behavior.  I assume that I have a mysterious font conflict, but I can't figure it out.


      What is going on?