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    Okular and strange pdf

    I've never seen this before
    Am using Ocular V1.3.3 for pdf files and have just had a problem where some characters in the form are missing. Viewing the same file with FireFox shows the correct information.
    The file itself is confidential so I can't share it.

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    Missing, or replaced with 'something'; a square box or a question mark perhaps.
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    So I'm on Neon (based on Ubuntu 18.04) and Okular here is v1.9.3. Is Okular fully updated?

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    Thanks Snowhog, several complete words and even whole lines of words are missin.
    I notice that the file is based on an official form that our auditors completed with data specific to me. It is only the added information that is missing or incomplete.

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    Thanks Worzel
    I re-installed Okular from synaptic but it's still 1.3.3
    Tried :~S sudo snap install okular but kept getting "Automattically connect eligible plug & slots . . .

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    I don't know if it works for the current version of Plasma, but when I was running 16.04 I used this Dolphin service menu for PDFs.
    https://store.kde.org/p/1227799/
    It has a lot of features related to converting PDF versions.
    Here are various KDE 5 service menus for PDF documents

    LESS FEATURES BUT NO MORE DEPENDENCE ON PDFTK!

    Extract from PDF:
    - Images
    - Text
    - Attachments

    Convert PDF to:
    - Optimize
    - PDF/A-1b
    - PDF/A-2b
    - DjVu
    - HTML
    - PNG
    - TIFF (FAX)
    - PostScript

    Repaginate PDF:
    - 2 pages per sheet
    - 4 pages per sheet
    - 6 pages per sheet
    - 8 pages per sheet
    - Custom pages per sheet
    - Booklet

    Tools for PDF:
    - Join selected PDF (alphabetic order)
    - Add another PDF to selected file
    - Rotate left
    - Rotate right
    - Rotate overturn
    - Flip horizontally
    - Extract pages
    - Extraxt all even pages
    - Extract all odd pages
    - Burst PDF pages
    - Document information
    - Print
    Sometime during the 18.04 cycle Okular begin displaying the PDFs I was looking at correctly, so I never needed that tool again.
    Last edited by GreyGeek; Mar 26th 2020 at 05:22 PM.

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    Have you tried opening it with another application like Libre Office?
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