Why when I import a PDF to Corel Draw X6 I get "font substitution for missing fonts", the I allow the temporary or permanent font substitution and then "The file is corrupted"? Even when I use a font that is available?
Also Illustrator could have problem with this file, according with the version (newest versions open it better)Sometimes, it's enough a Mask for having the "corrupt" message when you tried to open with CorelDRAW. WHEN THIS IS THE REASON, releasing the mask is enough to allows to open the file correctly. But not always is the same reason. And it's not for this file, of course. With this file, what I did was "print to PDF" using the Acrobat PDF printer. That creates a new PDF with the settings we choose
Like I wrote, that Illustrator (Illy) cannot open it properly is not shocking.
Other applications I use do. So should CorelDraw. Affinity Designer (unlike XDP) is priced extremely well (was on sale for the Windows launch, but that sale has ended). For $50 you can add a decent, but yet young, application. Once opened in AD, it can be exported out and opened in CD if needed in CD. Else just do your editing in it.
AD does muck up the text, but that is easily rectified. The bitmaps are read properly. I suspect if Serif was given one of these PDFs they can rectify the import of these PDFs.
Xara's Xara Designer Pro opens these test PDFs perfectly.
You can wait for CD to get fixed--but you'll need to get Corel's attention, they will need a bug report submitted along with these PDFs. You can purchase Acrobat Pro. You can try Ariel's work-around of printing to the Acrobat PDF driver. You can purchase AD and deal with the little bit of fixing the text (and Serif would be far more interested in correcting the PDF import than Corel would be). You can purchase XDP.
As far as I can see, those are your options.