Idea Details

Change the way NFA generate large PDFs

Last activity 10-17-2017 01:06 PM
JorgeLGBastos's profile image
07-25-2017 05:35 PM

When NFA exports a large report as PDF it generates an invalid PDF that Adobe Acrobat Reader cannot show.
In Adobe Acrobat Reader the PDF appear as a big blank page.

I opened a case to verify this and the support told me to use another PDF reader.

But doing some research i found the PDF specification (
In the Appendix C (Implementation Limits) page 993 is stated that the maximun allowed page size is 200x200 inches (5080 x 5080 mm)

In my case NFA is generating a PDF that has a size of 216 x 5766 mm.

It would be good that CA fix this so we can use the standard Adobe Acrobat Reader to open the files.


10-17-2017 01:06 PM

One possible solution would be to use pagination with a standard page size (like A4 or Letter)

10-17-2017 01:04 PM

The problem is NFA is not following the PDFspecification.
The maximun allowed page size is 200x200 inches (5080 x 5080 mm) and NFA is generating pages that are larger than that limit.

Some programs other than Adobe Reader does not have the problem because they don´t strictly follow the specification.

10-16-2017 04:10 PM

Can you help me better understand what NFA should do better, given this Adobe Reader limitation?  Do NFA generated PDFs have excessive page sizes, implying that we need to do a better job creating more reasonably sized pages within a PDF?

07-26-2017 03:21 AM

Yes, this is a bug and it's sad, that you need the community to get a solution.

And sorry, NFA Support, if your product doesn't work with the most common PDF reader, than CA and not the customer has to find a solution.