Hello everyone. I started having serious issues with PDF files opening recently. Corel 2019.
If I drag the file now into corel or import in any other way, it wont open it at all, it would however open kind of a low res thumbnail of that file, not usable. Tried everything already, anyone has any ideas of how to fix this? Attaching a screenshot of that mess. I am pretty hopeless at this moment, would appreciate any help.
P.S: This 2019 version has been a disaster in every way honestly, anyone wants to buy my license lol?
Just to clarify any and all pfd's or 1 in particular? Do you have Acrobat Pro, Illustrator, or photoshop? May even try and save out from acrobat reader as a pdf. I, occasionally, have trouble with pdf's but have many workarounds to try. Not uncommon.
All recent (4 months) PDFs are having the same issue. Very old PDFs do open sometimes. Corel phone support is useless... they cant troubleshoot even basic things. This is rendering this expensive software useless for me now...
PDF's are sometimes intended to be editable these days. There's a 20+ year history behind this (and why PDF exists in the first place as format)
Bottom line: Latest PDF technology is from Adobe. They have zero interest in any competing software company being able to open PDF's reliably.
Sometimes you can get lucky, depending on the complexity of the file. Having the latest technology from Corel (and others that can open PDF's) to be able to interpret what's in a given PDF will increase the rate of success.
It's a endless game - Adobe adds specs to the PDF format, and other companies have to catch up with their import filters.
Similar formats for document distribution were Corel Envoy, and Microsoft XPS. They'd failed. All of these companies want (and wanted) to monopolize their proprietary formats for long-term dominance and ongoing revenue stream.
PDF, for better or worse, is partly tied to Adobe Illustrator and InDesign, both of which are commercial applications -ones that are expected to continually improve and add new capabilities, effects, etc. Adobe has no choice but to update its PDF technology handle those new developments. Rival drawing and page layout applications have some overlap of functions and features, but there are plenty of gaps too. The gaps get significantly wider when third party plugins are factored.
Many PDFs not generated by Adobe applications are pretty much geared for print-only and not further editing. Such PDFs can be an absolute mess even when opened in Adobe Illustrator. A plugin like Vector First Aid can fix a great deal of problems. But it doesn't fix everything, which can still cost the user a good bit of tedium and time.
well, I would have been okay even if it opened like jpg or something, I just need to position it, basically this is all I ever use corel for anyways. And nopw even that simple stuff I needed is no longer available in Corel. Wasted money I guess, and time. Gotta have to learn adobe illustrator anyway I guess, been looking into that for years but didnt want to go through a learning curve, since i only need basics which corel does (well used to do) just fine.