[Nottingham] unable to reaf pdf file containing png

Jason Irwin jasonirwin73 at gmail.com
Sun Feb 3 18:38:07 UTC 2019

On 02/02/2019 20:28, godfrey--- via Nottingham wrote:
> Anyone help me with this please? I am getting official messages as pdf files but I cannot open them as images are in png format.

As John has said, a PDF might contain a PNG but is not itself a PNG.
I did some quick searching and could find a few moans about embedded images but without the exact error message it's had to know (amusingly, some were complaining about Adobe not being able to read a PNG in side a PDF).

One thing I did find was that Evince can't always *print* the embedded image.

Are you using the latest version? If not, upgrade.

If you look-up the exact message, you might find a bug or an explanation/workaround.
Evince issues are here: https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/evince/issues
(I couldn't find anything)

Failing that, try a different PDF reader. I like Okular, but I'm a dirty KDE user. :-)
You could also try opening them in your browser. Firefox, for example, can render PDFs.

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