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Jul 14, 2023
I’m not sure what’s wrong with the PDF in the show notes but only the text appears and no pictures. I tried opening the PDF in Firefox and Safari on my iPhone. Anyone else?
I wonder if this is an iPhone thing? Or if the way Steve creates the PDF, it doesn't work with the PDF readers on iPhone's WebView thingy browsers are forced to use (Have the policy been changed yet on that front BTW? I thought there was a ruling that would force Apple to allow custom web renders, so Firefox can use Gecko instead of WebKit as an example)
I’m not sure what’s wrong with the PDF in the show notes but only the text appears and no pictures. I tried opening the PDF in Firefox and Safari on my iPhone. Anyone else?

Yeah, same here...iPhone Xr running iOS pics on any browser I tried...weird...

I don't normally use my phone for these kind of things, so it's not really a problem for me.

Of course, no problem on my macbook pro...

Well, metadata says it is Skia/PDF m122 Google Docs Renderer version PDF-1.4, optimised and set for US legal size paper.

Created Tue 16 Jan 2024 13:12:51, so pretty much a relatively recent version of a PDF distiller, though it is not an Adobe distiller document, and it is a few version behind, so likely a lot of bugfixes in the interim, but likely not anything that affects the viewing of a PDF from a trusted source. Just shows that a executable filetype often can have issues with the interpreter on various platforms.

I used to use plain Ghostscript, which had a great feature that it would totally ignore those PDF documents that were marked an non printable, and would quite happily print them, unlike the Adobe reader, which would drop an error that the document was marked as non printable. Plus also print to a PDF as well, same size as original, or smaller, and without that pesky flag set.