I opened a PDF, highlighted some text, tried to save it, and got the following error message, which preventing me from saving the amended PFD:

The document could not be saved. There was a problem reading this document (110)

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How to fix it?

I use Adobe Acrobat XI Pro with Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate.

  • Try to save the document without comments under a different name, and then try to comment on that copy. If you get the same effect, deactivate the "Save as optimizes for fast web view" option in the Preferences. – Max Wyss Oct 20 '15 at 8:30
  • @MaxWyss Thanks, the issue is that I want to keep the comments. Luckily I haven't encountered the issue since then. – Franck Dernoncourt Mar 28 '16 at 18:01
  • One possibility to retrieve the comments from an earlier save would be to export them and import the resulting FDF into a virgin version of the document. – Max Wyss Mar 28 '16 at 23:55
  • Was this solved? How did you get rid of the problem? – Solace May 17 '16 at 14:30
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    @Solace unsolved – Franck Dernoncourt May 17 '16 at 17:57

How to fix the PDF:

  1. Install Foxit Reader (free)
  2. Open the PDF with Foxit Reader
  3. highlight anything
  4. save and close

The PDF can now be opened normally by Adobe Reader.

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    I can attest that this method works, thank you. Apparently, Foxit fixes the document as it is saving. – Sabuncu May 15 at 8:12

I had the problem on Mac where the PDF file itself was at fault (the only one that I cannot save with Adobe Reader DC). So I opened it with Preview and exported it as a new PDF. I lost all my previous bookmarks and comments, but at least it can then be saved and edited normally.

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I use PDF24 Creator as my PDF printer. This successfully fixed a PDF with a 110 error by opening in PDF24 and saving as a new PDF.

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