I have PDF file which designed very long before and its contains some fonts which are unavailable in my new computer. The PDF file shows the blank white space in adobe reader, but if I open it in my browser its showing all the text properly. Also I have Acrobat Pro and i tried to copy the text with Acrobat Pro text tool, But its copying confused characters such as symbols. How to repair my PDF?

The Adobe reader says the below error

The font 'Font-name' contains bad /Widths

I want to send this file to a person, So that my PDF file must be standardized with all readers.


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That means it is font problem. Try Foxit Reader, it will auto detect and download corresponding font that you needed.

  • My browser runs in adobe reader plugin. Jun 19, 2015 at 6:35
  • If you prefer to view pdf in browser, Foxit Reader is also support so.
    – Bilo
    Jun 19, 2015 at 7:10
  • Excuse me, I meant say that seems it not the PDF reader problem. It might be the file problem. And I want to send it to one other person, so that I can't endorse him the specific reader. Jun 19, 2015 at 7:31
  • Didn't notice you are going to send this file to someone. Anyway once you are able to read the PDF on your computer correctly, you can recreate the PDF with some software like doPDF. This should fix the problem.
    – Bilo
    Jun 19, 2015 at 7:48
  • If I can recreate the PDF file from Browser then, It will be fine. By the way I tried the two things with my browser, 1. I downloaded the file , 2. I printed to file. Both are failed Jun 19, 2015 at 7:50

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