the PDF from hell

I came across a nice PDF today. It caused an HP 4100 to just hang ‘processing job’; a Xerox 4500 printed it but overlayed the page with a lovely postscript error, and an Imagistics im2520f (a rebadged Minolta, really) just printed “Error: configurationerror”.

So I ran it through pdf2ps, after which it printed fine. Nice error message, no?

$ pdf2ps SAMSUNG13MIRsApr01Apr3008cd12.pdf

   **** Warning: Fonts with Subtype = /TrueType should be embedded.
                 The following fonts were not embedded:

   **** This file had errors that were repaired or ignored.
   **** The file was produced by: 
   **** >>>> Acrobat Distiller 7.0.5 (Windows) < <<<
   **** Please notify the author of the software that produced this
   **** file that it does not conform to Adobe's published PDF
   **** specification.
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