3 Replies Latest reply on Jan 11, 2011 2:21 PM by ~graffiti

    I saved an application form as a pdf to my desktop and now I can't open it!

    nmlj2 Level 1

      Basically, I didn't have access to a printer, so I clicked print and then it presented my application form in a new window (my browser is chrome).  Instead of printing (because I couldn't) I saved the file to my desktop and it saved as a pdf.  Now if try and open it with adobe it says 'Adobe could not open...because it is either not a supported file type or because the file has been damaged (for example it was sent as an email and wasn't correctly decoded)  I read other posts with people having this message but not in this context.

       

      Now I really need to print it and I can't even open it.  There's no way of going back in the application process as I can't get hold of the application form online any more. 

       

      PLEASE help!  This is really important and I might have managed to screw everything up for myself.   I tried to open it with chrome instead and that just opens a blank page...

       

      Sincerely, and desperately!

       

      nmlj

        • 1. Re: I saved an application form as a pdf to my desktop and now I can't open it!
          ~graffiti Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          If you open it in Notepad, what does the first line of code say?


          • 2. Re: I saved an application form as a pdf to my desktop and now I can't open it!
            nmlj2 Level 1

            Thanks for replying.

             

            <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Draft//EN">

            <HTML>

            <HEAD>

            <TITLE>Error 404--Not Found</TITLE>

            <META NAME="GENERATOR" CONTENT="WebLogic Server">

            </HEAD>

            <BODY bgcolor="white">

            <FONT FACE=Helvetica><BR CLEAR=all>

            <TABLE border=0 cellspacing=5><TR><TD><BR CLEAR=all>

            <FONT FACE="Helvetica" COLOR="black" SIZE="3"><H2>Error 404--Not Found</H2>

            </FONT></TD></TR>

            </TABLE>

            <TABLE border=0 width=100% cellpadding=10><TR><TD VALIGN=top WIDTH=100% BGCOLOR=white><FONT FACE="Courier New"><FONT FACE="Helvetica" SIZE="3"><H3>From RFC 2068 <i>Hypertext Transfer Protocol -- HTTP/1.1</i>:</H3>

            </FONT><FONT FACE="Helvetica" SIZE="3"><H4>10.4.5 404 Not Found</H4>

            </FONT><P><FONT FACE="Courier New">The server has not found anything matching the Request-URI. No indication is given of whether the condition is temporary or permanent.</p><p>If the server does not wish to make this information available to the client, the status code 403 (Forbidden) can be used instead. The 410 (Gone) status code SHOULD be used if the server knows, through some internally configurable mechanism, that an old resource is permanently unavailable and has no forwarding address.</FONT></P>

            </FONT></TD></TR>

            </TABLE>

             

            </BODY>

            </HTML>

             

            This is what it says - does this mean I'm screwed?

            • 3. Re: I saved an application form as a pdf to my desktop and now I can't open it!
              ~graffiti Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              This is what it says - does this mean I'm screwed?

              If you can't find out how to get back to your form then yes, it could mean that.

               

              What you have there is a 404 error page for a website. It's basically nothing and not related to a PDF at all. I can't say why it did that when you saved it but it's not really a PDF.