Diagnosing PDFs (was: Editing PDFs)

Subject: Diagnosing PDFs (was: Editing PDFs)
From: Lee Fisher <blibbet -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2012 12:51:34 -0700

I have one large PDF that crashes in some PDF viewers. I don't have access to the source that generates the PDF.

How do you troubleshoot PDF binaries?

Are there any tools that help find errors/warnings in PDF blobs?

I am hoping to find a few tools like Lint for C, or Tidy for HTML...

What tools do you use to ensure your PDF documents, during release management cycle, before publishing?

Besides antimalware signature checkers, what tools do you use to verify an unknown PDF before you view it?

Hopefully open source or freeware, of course. :-)

I'm drawing a blank in my tool search, any advice appreciated.


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