Sometimes PDF files will suffer from various display issues. When this happens, often the issues can be corrected with Repair PDF. Be aware that performing this action on a page containing flattened markups will prevent all markups on the page from being unflattened.
The single-PDF feature is discussed here. There is also a batch version of Repair PDF.
Go to Document > Process > Repair PDF. The Repair PDF dialog box appears.
- Select the desired repair options:
- Process Wipeouts, Text Masks and OLE objects: Corrects PDFs created from AutoCAD drawings that have text masks or wipeouts.
- Fix Striped Image: Corrects lines or stripes that appear in images. This option should not be selected when Line Merge has been enabled.
- Combine Adjacent Images: Joins images that are next to each other into a single image. Large images are sometimes sliced into smaller sections or strips at the time the PDF is created. This option will rejoin these sections into a single image.
- Optimize Solid Color Image: Converts any solid color raster images to vector which requires less space to store in the PDF and reduces the PDF file size.
- Remove Text Clipping: Corrects PDFs with text near the upper margins of a drawing that is clipped.
- Simplify Clipping Paths: Corrects excessive clipping paths created around non-rectangular crop boxes in PDFs created from some programs (including Revit) which results in large file sizes.
- Repair Fonts: Corrects issues related to fonts.
To repair the content of specific pages, click the Pages menu and choose from the following:
- All Pages: Sets the range to all pages.
- Current: Sets the range to the current page only. The current page number will appear in parentheses, for example, Current (2) if page 2 is the current page.
- Selected: Sets the range to the current selection. This option only appears if pages were selected prior to invoking the command.
- Custom: Sets the range to a custom value. When this option is selected the list becomes a text box. To enter a custom range:
- Use a dash between page numbers to define those two pages and all pages in between.
- Use a comma to define pages that are separated.
For example: 1-3, 5, 9 will include pages 1, 2, 3, 5 and 9.
- To repair the page content of multiple PDFs, click Add Files. See Batch Repair PDF for more information.
- Click OK.
Batch Repair PDF