Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town

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  1. File did not download correctly, error message was something like: file does not begin with %20pdf. I am on dial up so won't try the big pdf d/l again tonight. Will d/l html version. Better check this I normally have no problems.

    Comment by Robert Worrill — June 20, 2005 @ 5:39 am

  2. Older versions of Acrobat can't handle the PDFs created by the MacOS, but if you download the current version from Adobe's site, it will work fine.

    Comment by Cory Doctorow — June 20, 2005 @ 5:57 am

  3. Cory,

    I have Adobe 7.0 and it still does not open the file. Perhaps someone can create the PDF on a PC and upload it to you.

    Aaman

    Comment by Aaman — June 20, 2005 @ 11:13 am

  4. What I had to do was dl the pdf and view it with Adobe 7.0 - in Firefox 1.04 with Adbobe 7.0 it gave the aformentioned error - but outside it it's ok!

    Comment by Terry Smith — June 20, 2005 @ 9:20 pm

  5. What I had to do was dl the pdf and view it with Adobe 7.0 OUTSIDE Firefox 1.04.

    INSIDE it gave the above error - even after I re-installed it....

    Comment by Terry Smith — June 20, 2005 @ 9:21 pm

  6. Is there a reason why this book is in portrait as opposed to landscape for the previous books?
    Landscape based files are so much easier to read on a standard PC you can just fullscreen Adobe Reader and page down like you are reading a real book.
    With portrait the text is too small in fullscreen (with a lot of wasted screen space) and if it isn't fullscreen then you have to scroll down to the end of the first column and back up to start the next one...

    Comment by Pete O'Shea — July 14, 2005 @ 2:52 pm

  7. I can't get this to open with any pdf viewer on linux. Adobe 7.0 for linux reports
    "Adobe Reader could not open 'Cory_Doctorow...pdf because it is either not a supported file type or because the file has been damaged (for example, it was sent as an email attachment and wasn't correctly decoded)."

    won't open with kpdf, xpdf, evince or others.

    cheers
    andrew

    Comment by Andrew Loch — July 14, 2005 @ 5:31 pm

  8. Older versions of Acrobat can't handle the PDFs created by the MacOS, but if you download the current version from Adobe's site, it will work fine.

    I have the current version of Acrobat, and the file doesn't want to open inside Firefox, running on Windows XP.
    However, if I right-click and download it, and then open it from my hard drive, it works fine! Go figure. Anyone having trouble could try not opening it in a browser window, but saving it instead...

    Comment by Peter — July 15, 2005 @ 6:04 am

  9. Oops, Terry Smith has already conveniently pointed this out. I am a doofus, but anyway I was right :)

    Comment by Peter — July 15, 2005 @ 6:05 am

  10. I agree with Pete O'Shea, the two-column format would be much nicer if the page were landscape :(

    Comment by Jez — July 15, 2005 @ 7:15 am

  11. “Adobe Reader could not open ‘Cory_Doctorow…pdf because it is either not a supported file type or because the file has been damaged (for example, it was sent as an email attachment and wasn’t correctly decoded).”

    Same here.

    Comment by Skarabrae — October 1, 2008 @ 2:38 am

  12. “Adobe Reader could not open ‘Cory_Doctorow…pdf because it is either not a supported file type or because the file has been damaged (for example, it was sent as an email attachment and wasn’t correctly decoded).”

    So many people even me waste time for just this simple error and still no solution.
    damn!

    Comment by TM — February 22, 2009 @ 11:24 am

  13. Заинтересовался данным материалом не на шутку. RSS добавил и буду следить за обновлениями

    Comment by Antares — September 15, 2009 @ 1:53 am

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