Today I received a PDF from a company in China which was a user manual four or five years old. The file was a little over 4mB but when opened with reader it would only show the first five pages. I'd say there is another 20 pages or so but reader just won't show them. I followed instructions in the FAQ's but to no avail. Is it possible that because this PDF was made a long time ago (possibly with version 6 or 7 that I would need to get that version to open it and if so where would I get it now? I hope some one can help.
Sounds like a corrupt file. I can still open pdfs created for Acrobat 1 with Acrobat 9. They may look different but they open. BTW, they look different because the original Acrobat didn't allow for embedding certain fonts. The fonts were assumed to be available on all systems. Today that is no longer the case. Acrobat was designed for long-term storage of documentation.
That's quite possible. I've asked the sender to send it again but so far I've had no response. As a cross check, I suppose no other apps will open a PDF?
I suppose no other apps will open a PDF?
Well, there's a number of free PDF Readers out there plus Photoshop and Illustrator will open a PDF. You can also place a PDF in to an InDesign document...