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Old 06-05-2012, 05:28 PM   #1
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Question Blank PDF tries to connect to amazon

I have pdf that was created on a mac. i have windows. it will open but it is blank and says tried to connect to amazon. The first time I blocked it and now it says cannot connect to amazon.com It is 2.3MB. I tried to convert to a word doc but get a blank word doc

PDF properties says
PDF producer MAC OS x 10.5.6 Quartz PDFContext
Fast web view yes PDF version 1.6.

Can someone tell me what this means and how to solve it please/

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Old 06-07-2012, 11:19 AM   #2
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I have pdf that was created on a mac. i have windows. it will open but it is blank and says tried to connect to amazon. The first time I blocked it and now it says cannot connect to amazon.com It is 2.3MB. I tried to convert to a word doc but get a blank word doc

PDF properties says
PDF producer MAC OS x 10.5.6 Quartz PDFContext
Fast web view yes PDF version 1.6.

Can someone tell me what this means and how to solve it please/

Thanks
Anyone help with this? Tried opening with calibre to no avail. says protected mode on?

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Old 06-07-2012, 12:30 PM   #3
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Seems like this PDF is protected as Calibre says. You need to get a copy from the Author that is not protected or get the original source file in whatever format it was in.
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Seems like this PDF is protected as Calibre says. You need to get a copy from the Author that is not protected or get the original source file in whatever format it was in.
I turned off the protection in edit /prefs/change settingsand connected to amazon but it was still blank

Would it be because it was created on a mac
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I turned off the protection in edit /prefs/change settingsand connected to amazon but it was still blank

Would it be because it was created on a mac
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Did you create this yourself? You can't just turn off someone else's DRM. Mac and PC created stuff should be the same PDF and work the same.

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Old 06-07-2012, 06:36 PM   #6
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I turned off the protection in edit /prefs/change settingsand connected to amazon but it was still blank

Would it be because it was created on a mac
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It's not because it was created on a mac. The PDF must have some kind of code in it, javascript or similar, that tries to connect to Amazon. This looks like a virus or other malware embedded in the PDF.

If you have Acrobat Pro you might be able to find out what's hidden in it; otherwise, I'd suggest just deleting it, and maybe avoiding future documents from that source.
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It's not because it was created on a mac. The PDF must have some kind of code in it, javascript or similar, that tries to connect to Amazon. This looks like a virus or other malware embedded in the PDF.

If you have Acrobat Pro you might be able to find out what's hidden in it; otherwise, I'd suggest just deleting it, and maybe avoiding future documents from that source.
acrobat will not show. no virus. anyone suggest a way to view this?
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thank goodness I found this thread. I have been downloading PDFs online at various websites and all of them come blank with Amazon opening.
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thank goodness I found this thread. I have been downloading PDFs online at various websites and all of them come blank with Amazon opening.
have you tried any of the suggestions here? What sites if you can say? Have you tried them on a kindle i thnk they are ebooks
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Safe to say that these are advertised as free PDFs of brand-new authors/books that would usually cost money? Hopefully you're only being scammed and not infected.
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