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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)
If you google around, you may find support pages on Apple's site that mention this sort of problem for older versions of their products or for older PDFs. I suspect that @Steve's process would be older, so it may be the case they're not going to work with some Apple devices if no one changes their process and no bugs get fixed. Example: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/250053957
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.