After exporting a map as PDF in ArcGIS 10.3, the following error shows up in Adobe Acrobat:

"An error exists on this page. Acrobat may not display the page correctly. Please contact the person who created the PDF document to correct the problem."

In the map, there is as well a lack of some features or at least feature parts.

Creating PDFs is a very basic requirement.

Do you know any patch or workaround for this, or do I have to go a version back to 10.2?

  • 1
    Mention steps for how are you exporting your maps.
    – Surya
    Nov 23 '15 at 8:17
  • Via "File -> Export Map". Best quality settings and a DPI value between 96 and 600. Destination Colorspace is RGB. 'Compress Vectorgraphics' is checked. Image compression: Adaptive.
    – Arne
    Nov 23 '15 at 8:27
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    What version of Adobe Acrobat Reader are you using? What happens when you experiment with modifying the settings, or modifying the layers which are turned on? Be sure to use the edit button rather than a comment trail to address any requests for clarifications. I export lots of PDFs from ArcGIS 10.3.1 for Desktop to Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Version 2015.009.20077 (and earlier versions) without a problem. I would be surprised if this turned out to be a 10.2/10.3 version difference.
    – PolyGeo
    Nov 23 '15 at 8:49
  • The same issue arise after installing patch UTU5 on the ArcGis 10.2.1
    – user71096
    Apr 12 '16 at 14:34
  • You might run a repair geometry on your layers, at least the ones that aren't showing up correctly.
    – johns
    Apr 12 '16 at 16:42

I had exactly the same problem with ArcGIS 10.2.1 Utility and Telecom Patch 5. Issue is registered as BUG-000083717 and resolved in the following patch http://support.esri.com/download/6422 but also fixed in Utility and Telecom Patch 6.

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