Quote: Originally Posted by bobland
The problem is we are way downstream. The PDF gets created, perhaps, 5 generations ago. In all cases, it is readable in XP. What stymies us is there must be Windows 7 users in this path somewhere who have complained about the readability issue as well.
The document properties say it was produced by iTextSharp 4.1.6 by 1T3XT.
You know, let me give it a try on my XP virtual machine and report back.
Also I noticed that iText is a PDF library versus a full-blown application meaning whomever is using the iText library may be giving it an improper command that is including the seemingly random and erroneous lines of text.
I'll keep looking into it.
So I kept poking around and I've come to a conclusion as to WHAT is going on.
Every time you see that "line of text", there is an encoding error in the PDF which leads me to believe that what or whomever created the PDF used poorly-built tools to do so. If you'll notice on EVERY page you see that text, there are pages missing from the deposition. The first instance is page 261-264. Notice that 261 is there, 262 is not, part of 263 is not, and 264 is not. Move to the next instance and the result is the same. Adobe Reader X (IN XP) also notified me that there were errors on that page (and all the other pages with this issue) and it may not have been rendered properly. My suggestion
. Whomever created the PDF needs to go back and use more mainstream tools. I've linked a couple below. It also wouldn't even hurt to invest in them or even invest in a copy of Adobe Acrobat. $199 isn't much when it comes to knowing that Adobe invented the PDF. (at least that's how I see it) CutePDF - Create PDF for free, Free PDF Utilities, Save PDF Forms, Edit PDF easily. Nitro PDF Software — Create & Edit PDF Files
Both above have free creation tools as well as higher-end professional tools as well (for cost).
I'm not sure how people before you weren't able to notice this anomaly, unless they weren't reading the document. At a glance, it seems ok, but reading it definitely brings it to light.
Let me know what's up!