PDFs created by ArcGIS do not open properly in Adobe Reader 7.0, Adobe Acrobat 7.0, or in Adobe Illustrator CS2.
In Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader, the
following error message is displayed:
"There was a problem reading this document (18)."
The document page is then partially rendered, and Acrobat's pan and zoom tools appear frozen.
In Adobe Illustrator CS2, certain pieces of text are absent from the rendered page.
These PDF documents are able to open without problems in version 6 of Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader, and version CS of Adobe Illustrator.
This is a known issue.
The PDF interpretation engine used in Adobe Reader 7, Adobe Acrobat 7, and Adobe Illustrator CS2 fails when reading certain large documents that have both raster content and a large number of text objects. The problem occurs when a raster draws into the PDF in between two sections of text.