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  • Question

  • I have a series of PDF documents, all around 500k, all created using Adobe Illustrator CS. These documents are used in my project as templates for PdfSharp to generate PDF documents.

    The PDFs upload fine to Visual SourceSafe, however, when they are downloaded again to another SourceSafe client, the PDFs are corrupt.

    If opned in Adobe Reader, I get the error: An unrecognised token 'm8.1' was not found.

    Is it a known issue that checking PDFs (created by Illustrator CS) in to SourceSafe makes them corrupt?

    Thanks,
    Nick

    Tuesday, September 5, 2006 3:06 PM

Answers

  • Yes, PDFs can be corrupted if you're letting VSS autodetect the file type.  The quick workaround is to add *.pdf to the binary type list (tools -> options -> file types) but that isn't perfect since it needs to be set on all clients. 

    There is a fix available for this issue, QFE #4433.
    Tuesday, September 5, 2006 5:11 PM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Yes, PDFs can be corrupted if you're letting VSS autodetect the file type.  The quick workaround is to add *.pdf to the binary type list (tools -> options -> file types) but that isn't perfect since it needs to be set on all clients. 

    There is a fix available for this issue, QFE #4433.
    Tuesday, September 5, 2006 5:11 PM
    Moderator
  • Cool, thanks for the tip. Makes sense. I'll try it in the morning.
    Saturday, September 16, 2006 1:19 AM