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How do I create a PDF document that displays a spread with pages side-by-side on desktop but splits spreads and stacks vertically on mobile?

As the title requests, how do I create a PDF document that displays a spread with pages side-by-side on desktop but splits spreads and stacks vertically on mobile? I recently saw a document doing this ...
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Professional Powerpoint design from Indesign

I just have some very basic questions regarding how a professional designer would approach creating an impressive Powerpoint presentation using todays techniques. The presentation has to be made in ...
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Open source software capable of open Sketch files

I have received several .sketch files from a graphic designer. I assume these files were created by SketchApp, which is a propietary software. Since I don't need to edit the files, but merely review ...
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Save a PDF with a transparent background? [duplicate]

I have an Illustrator file that I have saved in various formats, including a .PNG. Only my client on a PC, needs it to be a .PDF with a transparent background. This is for print purposes. Any ...
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I'm using Indesign - the background is black yet when I print pdf it shows white [closed]

I'm using Indesign - the background is black yet when I print the PDF it shows white. How can I fix this please?
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Adobe Reader X changes the spacing on my text [duplicate]

When I add a text to my sheet and do spacing in between my sentences it will change it and compress it all back. How do I keep it from do this. We had a letter head created and this is what I am ...
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How to avoid rich blacks on inkjet?

I'm printing a short-run of labels at home on my Epson Inkjet. I have a CMYK pdf I've exported from Illustrator. No rich blacks, no color conversion when creating the pdf, Appearance of Black: both ...
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Save image from PDF as smaller PDF

Let's say I have a 8.5x11 inch full page PDF but in the center of it I have an image that I scanned that is only 3x2 inches. What's the best way to get that imaged saved as a smaller sized PDF? I ...
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Problem between SWF, PDF and IMAGE

For example, take a look at this SWF file here: http://vle.beaminster.dorset.sch.uk/frogweb/french/as_ct_student/content/pages/page014.swf I can just right click in my browser and then print to PDF ...
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Colours in Illustrator CC are not the same as in other software

I've got a problem with Adobe Illustrator CC. The fact is that I create a design just with black and red colour (#EC0000). But then, when I save this document in PDF or when I export it to JPEG, and ...
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Add a finger tracing layer to a PDF

We're looking to make a PDF for the kids with a bunch of mazes they can trace their finger through – Destination iPad. Was wondering if there is a way to use an image of a maze in the background and ...
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Illustrator CC bug: “save as PDF” with single artboard actually contains entire file when re-opened

just realized (what I think is) a pretty bad bug in Illustrator CC and I wanted to know what your opinion was on it. In short, saving as seperate artboards works in regular PDF viewers but if you ...
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PDF from InDesign looks correct but prints bounding boxes around effects and transparencies on SOME printers

When I export my newsletter from InDesign to PDF, the resulting PDF, including all transparent graphics, rasters and effects look great on screen. When I print the PDF to a plotter (Canon IPF8300), ...
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Saving as PDF in 300 dpi changes the resolution (PHOTOSHOP)

I would really appreciate your help. I 've been trying to figure this out for more than 5 days sadly on different types of software and finally I decided to download Photoshop CC and still no luck. I ...
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How to fix transparency issue in pdf output from Inkscape?

I'm creating some histograms for use in a scientific article, The final figure is supposed to be a few graphs, each with two sets of data plotted showing how similar they are. In my example, I used ...
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Adobe Bridge > Output > Footer > Split text between two lines

I am in need of some advice regarding the PDF output in Bridge. I need to add a specific copyright line at the bottom of the outputted pdf but the text is too long. Is there a way to split the text ...
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One cover…several body pdfs

I have a folder with 200 different complete 4-6 page pdfs. Doc1, Doc2, etc. One for each customer. I want to attach a single 2-3 cover pdf to each of them, and save the resulting bunch...Doc1a, ...
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“Keylines” Layer not appearing in PDF

I have an Illustrator document that has a layer called "keylines" showing some folding lines/design details. It looks like the following: When I save the document as a PDF, however, these lines do ...
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Problem with adobe PDF preview and indesign colour calibration

I've been trying to work this one out today to no avail. The 15 image on the right is how adobe pdf viewer and Indesign CC display my file. The 15 on the left is how it prints; I can only seem to ...
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Unable save psd after save pdf in Photoshop CC 2015

I finish my design eg." design.psd" and save it as a psd file. After that I save to a pdf file, "design.pdf". I modify the psd contents and again, use save as a psd, overwrite the previous ...
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Export PDF with colors that show up in InDesign [duplicate]

I'm very unfamiliar with the color profile settings in InDesign. Most of the images in what I'm trying to export were pulled from the web. (Clearly, I'm not the most advanced user). When I export the ...
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Illustrator invoice to client useable PDF

I have designed an invoice in Illustrator CS6 - boxes and details that remain constant. Is it possible to convert it to an editable PDF which my client can edit customer details, sales and prices, ...
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How to tell Adobe Illustrator to use a font of a slightly different name?

I'm opening a PDF created with Adobe Illustrator CC in Adobe Illustrator CS6 and other than some features may not be available warning, it complains about a missing font: The font ...
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Difference in size (Indesign Export)

Really 'noob' question maybe, but how come I have an InDesign document with exactly 85x200cm but when I export it the pdf gets a size of slightly less?
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How do I combine PNGs into a PDF without losing quality?

I have a few hundred high-res PNGs I'd like to combine into a 200+ page PDF using only lossless compression on the images that are becoming the pages of the PDF. But when using Adobe Acrobat's ...
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Very small file size PDF's from InDesign, am I doing something wrong?

I am creating a 12 page booklet, 120 x 180mm. All pages are text only except for the front cover which includes a PSD background and a Illustrator vector logo. When I export using the press quality ...
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Can you put a thumbnail image into a pdf which enlarges when you click on it? [closed]

We would like to insert images into our quote in the form of thumbnails which our clients can then click on to make them full size images. Is this possible?
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Printing From Indesign

Does printing from In-design directly makes the colors any better in resolution than exporting to Pdf and then printing?
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Is it possible to break up a PDF in to a grid for security?

I want to break up a pdf into a grid so it can not be copied. I want each page broken up into say 20 rectangles so the image on the page can not be copied when opened?
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Help! Why is my image divided into these small squares/boxes? [closed]

Help! Why is my image divided into these small squares/boxes? The file is saved as a PDF file, and when I open it in Ai, it does this when I use the Selection tool and hover over the image.
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Export PDF size smaller by 20%

I am using Inkscape 0.91 on macbook pro. When I export a selection of 50x50 icon to pdf, the result pdf file is only 40x40. What is the issue? I tried to change the dpi in the export dialog, it does ...
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Transparency problem .. INDesign and Illustrator

I maked an indesign document(RGB) .. I've placed an AI document (RGB).. When I export to an interactive pdf file .. some colors changed .. and transparency doesn't work see images :
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print service who uses only photoshop to raster, is it normal?

I'm not an expert let me just say, so with the risk of sounding a little stupid I have a question. I had to send .pdf and .ai files (around 100-300mb each) to a print service to have them printed on ...
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Fonts: Exporting from Indesign

How can I preserve font characteristics when exporting from InDesign? When I export from InDesign using settings such as these: my text comes out very clunky on the generated pdf. The colors ...
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Data merge for PDF

Lets say I have 100 PDFs in one folder1 (filename: 1, 2,3,4..) and another 100 PDF in another folder2 (Filename: 1,2,3,4...). Now I want to combine PDF1 in folder1 with PDF1 in folder2 and so on till ...
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How to create a PDF template and export as HTML/CSS?

I need a tool that allows me to design how a PDF file would look like in a web page. Something simple the image below, I would like to design using some visual tool, export to HTML/CSS and then just ...
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Text background stands out when printing. What you see on screen is not what you get from the printer

Please can you advise me ? I made posters in Inkscape, being equations on coloured backgrounds. I blurred the equations because I think it looks "artistic" :) I then saved the Inkscape .svg files to ...
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What kind of PDF output in Ai will be UNIVERSAL (opened by ANY version of Ai and vector programs)?

I´m having a problem with PDF Vector files produced with Illustrator (Ai CC 17). When I send them to other designers that have an older version (CS5) they cannot open the PDFs in Ai. I thought PDF ...
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InDesign CS6 Liquid Layout print and mobile Version

I have to design multiple A4 document (always A4 and only one page per document). these offers shall be downloadable online, so they shall have to be liquid (i guess) to be also mobile readable, ...
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Problem exporting .svg to .pdf using inkscape [closed]

I have a problem when exporting (or "saving as") some .svg files into .pdf using Inkscape. For some reason, some random "small" parts of the pictures are not rendered. Is there a way to "force" ...
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How to combine multiple Illustrator files into one PDF

So for my work I use a combination of photoshop, illustrator, visio, excel, and other things to make pictures and diagrams. I then want to combine them into one large pdf. Combining multiple files to ...
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Illustrator CS5 Import/combine files as artboards

I have about 8 PDF (not one PDF with multiple pages, each a single PDF with single pages), AI editable files. I have been searching around and playing around with illustrator, but haven't had any ...
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does Photoshop render extracted PDF pages better than Acrobat? [closed]

I've read that using Photoshop rather than Acrobat to extract pages from a PDF produces a better rendering. Is this true? Why?
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Designing for online AND print. CMYK or RGB?

I am designing a document in InDesign which will be exported to PDF for viewing online, which makes me think I should use RGB. But many viewers will also want to print the file. So should I use CMYK? ...
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PNG file conversion to PDF [duplicate]

Why does an Adobe Illustrator document saved as a PNG that are then converted to PDF files look blurry and pixelated?
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PNG file for PDF

Is it best to save an Adobe Illustrator file as a PNG, then opening the PNG and saving it as a JPEG, before converting it to a PDF file? I've noticed PNG files look blurry and pixelated when converted ...
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Optimize speed of PDF export

My job basically is to combine pictures of clothes with logotypes in Illustrator and then: - Save copy - Manually rename as the original .ai. - Chooose Format: PDF. - Press save. - Choose my custom ...
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From a .ppt, produce many .pdf with slight variation

I have an invitation in .ppt format. The first text area starts with Hello Name,. I would like to produce 500 .pdf documents, where each .pdf differ by the Name in hello Name. The first .pdf is for my ...
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Animated Text for a PDF [closed]

I've seen decks that are PDFs during presentations where type on the same page transitions. For Example: Page opens with a sentence - "Hi, my name is Ann" and then a few second later another line ...
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Web Site Page Export

I am creating a web site. I originally had it set up in layer comps for different pages. I need to be able to export a PDF of the entire site, but with each page being correctly cropped (not all the ...