Checks if the file is invalid (such as a PDF Portfolio), corrupt, or password protected.
Check if PDF can be opened by Adobe Reader and confirm it is not a PDF Portfolio.
If the PDF cannot be opened, create a new PDF from the source program. Remove password protection, if applicable.
Filename Special Characters
Checks if filename contains: !, *, \, (, ), ;, :, @, &, =, +, $, , (comma), /, ?, %, #, [, ], " , <, >, | characters. Characters cannot be edited.
Remove these characters from the filename and re-upload the file.
Minimum/Maximum PDF size in bytes
Documents must not exceed 400 MB (419430400 bytes). Recommended maximum size is 2 GB.
Return to the source document and create PDF files that are below the file size limitation or break up PDF into smaller files.
Follow the instructions in the DOCUMENT SUBMITTAL RECOMMENDATIONS.
Maximum page count
Checks the PDF page count based on the configured maximum page count. The default is set to 1200 pages.
Split large files into smaller subsets and submit files separately or the Agency can choose to increase the maximum page count.
Checks whether PDF text and fonts are present and legible.
Properly embed or substitute missing font. Using true type fonts is recommended.
Checks PDF version.
If PDF version older than 1.4 is detected, the file will be rejected. (Version 1.4 was released prior to 2001.)
None required but it is recommended to update the PDF to a newer version.
The inspector tries to read each page in the document.
If a page is not readable, the file will be rejected.
Adobe Reader may report these pages as damaged or in need of repair.
Recreate the PDF from the source document using Adobe Pro or Nitro Pro.
Checks for annotations that appear in the pdf Reader ‘Comment’ panel, such as SHX Text generated by AutoCAD.
Note that SHX text annotations will be removed from pdf 'Comment' panel when printing deliverable files so they do not interfere with review comments. (No other annotations will be removed.)
Check hidden content and unexpected metadata like embedded Flash, other PDFs, etc.
Remove hidden content by following the instructions listed in the EPR Wiki document “How To Remove Metadata from PDF”.
Checks for the presence of a digital signature in the PDF.
Validates that the signature exists but cannot confirm source authenticity.
Checks if any attachments exist in the PDF.
Recreate the PDF without any attachments or reprint PDF as new to remove attachments.
Minimum/Maximum pixel count
Checks pages for low resolution (in pixels) based on page dimensions.
Create a new PDF from the source.
Checks if a document has mixed page orientations based on the first page orientation. Scout does not look at page content so, it cannot determine if pages are upside-down, for example.
Manually checking that pages are not upside-down or sideways is recommended. Page rotation can now be corrected within EPR.