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PDF integrity check

Postby David Campbell » Wed Aug 05, 2015 10:13 pm

Does there exist a batch utility (hopefully free) to check the integrity of PDF files?

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Re: PDF integrity check

Postby daphnis » Sun Aug 09, 2015 2:58 am

Integrity when it comes to PDF can have many different forms. Did you have a specific one, or a use case in mind?

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Re: PDF integrity check

Postby David Campbell » Sun Aug 09, 2015 10:22 pm

I'm basicly looking to see if they are complete and readable.

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Re: PDF integrity check

Postby coulonnus » Thu Aug 13, 2015 1:30 pm

If you want something more automatic than trying to open the pdf with Adobe Acrobat Reader or Foxit you can try the pdf2ps command provided with the Miktex distribution http://miktex.org/. Then open a command prompt window and type pdf2ps yourchunk.pdf yourchunk.ps. If the PDF file is bad there will be an error message.

If you never use TeX and LaTeX, Ghostscript and Gsview also have the same conversion tool and demand less disk space. But the pdf2ps command is not put into your path by default. You will have to look for it in \program files\gs\some_directory. An introduction to both applications can be found here: http://imslp.org/wiki/Locked_PDFs


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