from what I have been troubleshooting, i think i figured out that its not the pdf, its the script itself
i used old code that was working with a old pdf that was working and it worked fine. but when i replaced the old script with my new script but kept the old pdf, it failed with the same error, so I have to assume its the script
I tried deleting everything i edited in the script, but it still failed at the same point in the script, the old script is too out dated to use, other wise I would revert back.
perhaps re-writting it might solve some problems
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