posted by ClayH 4 years ago
Firefox PDF viewer (plugin) corrupts files upon download

This is a bug report. We have found that PDF files opened in the Firefox built-in viewer (plug-in) can become corrupted when downloaded using the 'Download' icon on the upper right-hand corner of the screen. When we attempt to open one of these damaged files using Acrobat, this error message is displayed:

'There was an error opening this document. The file is damaged and could not be repaired.'

If we instead download the file by right-clicking in the viewer plug-in and select 'Save Page As...' the file is downloaded undamaged.

One example where this behavior occurred is with the the file labeled: Butterfish Fishery Information Document on the page:

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