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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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Creating a book using InDesign

I'm learning about InDesign (using versions CS5.5 and CS6 - depending on which computer I use). I am competent at using it at a basic level - creating INDDs, creating joboption files for PDF export, ...
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Trying To Print to PDF in Illustrator

I'm trying to set it up "with separate color layers (CMYK)" as the printer request, but the Mode is greyed out. I don't have an actual printer installed, and a PDF is the result I want. I do have up ...
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Can I reformat an old logo with a higher resolution?

I have 2 logos saved in a PDF file. I sent them to my printer to have a banner printed using those logos. THe printer is saying they are not high enough resolution. How can I reformat them so they are ...
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Software options for creating flip book from pdf

Our organization would like to take a pdf of a document we have created and host it as a flip book on our website or link to it from our website on another service. We do not plan to make any more ...
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Best way to produce PDF files containing CMYK images

I've wrote a program that uses iTextSharp to produce PDF files. I'm currently producing PDF files used solely for print (personnal and professional) that contain CMYK images. The source images are ...
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Print output tab is disabled in illustrator

Why there is no Adobe Pdf available in Printer? Also my output settings are disabled. I need to export my art for screen printing as positive layers. Please help me.Thank you.
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Free tool to view millimeter coordinate under mouse of a PDF

I am looking for a free tool (Windows/Linux) which can display a PDF and show the coordinates under the mouse pointer in millimeter (or inch/etc just what the settings are) based on the PDF coordinate ...
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Automatically Change Security For Multiple PDF's In Acrobat 9 Pro

I'm using Acrobat 9 Pro and i have like 100+ .pdf files which i need to add security settings to them. I saw tutorials for Acrobat X Pro but nothing for 9 Pro. Is there any way to do this ...
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Single page PDF shows more artboards in AI

I have Illustrator CC and my document has 4 artboards. I click on Save As and select PDF as the format and Range: 4. The result is as expected the artboard 4 in the generated pdf. But If I open that ...
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convert to pdf tangle with greek and english characters

i have a problem with acrobat dc when convert to adobe pdf an email from outlook which email contains greek fonts. tangle with greek and english characters see image file
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Adding color signatures to a PDF

I am using the OSX Acrobat Reader fill & sign feature to add a scanned signature for a document (actual signature removed from the example below): The signature is blue, but it appears in black ...
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Creating text-editable templates with abundance of graphics

today I'd like somebody with more comprehensive knowledge of graphic design to help me solve a problem with creating text-oriented and text-editable templates for my co-workers. I was tasked with ...
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Photoshop is changing text when saving as PDF

When making circular text with photoshop CS6, for example: Circular written text - http://imgur.com/pwP9P4K Now, when I want to save my project as PDF the text is getting turned, for example: Turned ...
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Large format pdf - can't save?

So I am building a 10' x 2' 300dpi sign for my buddies restaurant. I have never prepared anything that large for print (I'm mostly a web developer). I have my freaking huge psd, 120in by 24in, 300dpi, ...
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Photoshop PSD to PDF: Best Program/Settings

So I purchased a CV template, which came as a multi layered PSD file, which I edited in Photoshop and now want to convert/save as PDF. Photoshop has this option, but I am not sure what are the best ...
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Converting PDF from RGB to CMYK with freeware or OSS

I print marketing regularly at my job, and everything is sent to us as PDFs. The problem is, the color profile is always set to RGB, and the resulting prints look terrible and don't match the colors ...
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Changing colors in a PDF document? Tried illustrator and photoshop

I have a PDF document with text and basic graphics (squares, circles, thought bubbles, etc.) behind the text. My goal is to change the colors of these shapes. Here's what I've tried: InDesign 5.5 - ...
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PDF Printing issues with embedded transparent CMYK image

I have a couple of PDF files here which are saved as PDF/X1a:2001. Those contain some outlined/curved text as well as an embedded background image. In some of the PDFs there is a background picture ...
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Compress large PDF files in Illustrator

I am an unexperienced Illustrator user, so please bear with me if my question is very stupid: I have a large PDF file (5 MB+) [1] which is generated from a large dataset. The amount of details in the ...
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Printing multi-page PDF with different copies of each page in Acrobat

I have a PDF with 20-30 pages. I want to print them but with different numbers of copies for each page. Right now I'm using Acrobat Reader. I know I can do this manually by selecting the page in the ...
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How to replace an embedded font with a standard system font in Acrobat X?

In a large PDF document with several hundred pages there are abour 10 embedded fonts used. Can I exchange a specific embedded font against a system font (like Arial or Courier) with a single command ...
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Why do we get blurred marks when uploading PDF?

We have been using Adobe Acrobat Pro DC for years and never had a problem until now. Every time we create a PDF cover and upload it there are blurred marks around the font and the image. We have ...
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adobe illustrator to pdf gives strokes around path

I exported my AI project to pdf and saw some weird white transparent lines between shape left is from ai right one is from pdf (look closely at hearth shape)
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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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Placing press quality pdf's directly into a layout

I've been doing layouts for years, always using .tifs when placing artwork. I recently received a job (started by another designer) where they were placing the press quality pdf's directly into the ...
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‘Save as optimized PDF’ in Acrobat breaks hyperlinks created in InDesign

I'm creating a portfolio PDF in InDesign; the InDesign file contains some hyperlinks (some web links and a couple of email addresses, plus some text anchors for in-document navigation). The best ...
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How can I enable inner bleeds with prime faces enabled in InDesign?

How can I enable inner bleeds in InDesign? On the screenshot you see prime faces option, and 5mm bleeds. But, as marker on 2 red lines, I can't see this inner bleed, and as a result on bottom part of ...
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Save as PDF in Photoshop: error and/or bad result

I've a problem exporting PSD files into PDF. DISCLAIMER: I rarely work with PDF and I'm probably doing a rookie mistake here. I have to print a 70x100cm BW poster so I created a new file 70x100 cm ...
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Path text gets distorted when converting PSD to PDF

So, I've got this huge PSD file and I need to convert it to PDF. What I do is: File > Automate > PDF Presentation. I do that all the time and I've never had a problem with it but this time things were ...
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Sketch exports Alpha Mask different to a PDF than to a PNG?

I'm using Sketch to make a fade out effect in an image using a gradient alpha mask as described at the bottom of this page. In Sketch it looks like I want it to, and now I want to export it both to a ...
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Shrink (not compress) a PDF file using free software

After designing a document in Adobe Fireworks (I know, not made for it, but hey, legally buying software is expensive) I am able to export it to a PDF. The problem is that I designed it at 300 DPI, ...
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File Size issue when exporting from Word 2013 to PDF

First off I hope I am posting this in the right community. If there is a more appropriate place please let me know. My problem is this: I regularly generate PDF files from Word documents which ...
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What causes PDF file size to increase when exporting from Illustrator?

I have a simple ad that I built in Illustrator CC with one linked image. The file size of the AI file is 5.8MB, when I export to PDF (2001 with Printer Marks and Bleeds) the file size increases ...
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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, Doc2a,...
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.AI vectors and text rendering wrong when PDF exported from InDesign

I have an InDesign file which has a placed logo linking to an .AI file. The logo looks absolutely fine in InDesign. I also have some large text using the font Open Sans which looks great in InDesign. ...
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Why does my embedded EPS look pixelated on my Photoshop PDF?

I have a PSD file with an embedded .eps logo. When I export to Photoshop PDF and zoom in, all the text and shapes look very smooth, but the Smart Object .eps ends up not retaining its vector status. ...
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Why does my PSD file contain only one layer after saving a project from Photoshop?

I have saved a brochure for print and because of the file size issues I saved my original Photoshop file as a PDF without Photoshop editing capabilities. Then I applied some changes and saved as ...
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Is eps the right format for photos with transparency?

I have just started with a company who make a 72pp catalogue of products. There are hundreds of linked eps files used for the product photographs (electrical trade products so typically white and ...
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Looking for a way to create a White logo on translucent background that will be viewable in preview?

I'm delivering a package of logos (saved as .pdf), some of which are white on transparent background. When opened in preview or finder, the files appear blank because those applications default to ...
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Text messed up when exported as PDF

When I am exporting this file as PDF the text gets messed up. What causes this and how can I fix it? It's a regular text element and standard pdf presets. Merging all the layers and rasterising it ...
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Why won't a font allow embedding in a .pdf? Will it print right anyway?

When I export to PDF from InDesign I keep getting this error message: "This font could not be embedded due to licensing...The PDF will not be created if the glyphs cannot be represented." Yet the ...
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Why is my PDF displaying documents at 72dpi?

I created a file in Photoshop with a resolution of 300ppi. However, my PDF keeps producing a file that consists of what is much smaller and more like a 72dpi image. I triple checked my resolution ...
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How to combine (partially scanned handwritten) comments from multiple sources into the original pdf?

When asking colleagues for feedback on a PDF, some of them prefer adding hand-written comments on its printout instead of using the pdf comment functions of acrobat/reader, and send me the scan ...
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InDesign interactive PDF scale slider options? [closed]

Is there a way to create a scale slider(button as an interactive PDF within inDesign. I know about the general buttons, radios, and text fields but can't seem to find anything on creating a scale to ...
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Saving Illustrator as PDF without the hidden layers

We have roughly 55 cards that all have the exact same text. The titles and backgrounds differ among the cards. So I've made just one AI with the different backgrounds and all the text as one copy in a ...
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Building an interactive booklet for the iPad

I've been tasked by a client to create an 80 page interactive booklet which they would like to work exclusively on the iPad. The client is providing the complete design in InDesign. They would like ...
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How to reduce a PDF with 80 TIFFs file size?

I have an InDesign document of about 80 pages with roughly around 80 high resolution TIFFs (one for each page). The average size of each TIFF is around 15MB. When I export it, the PDF's file size is ...
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Editing a document in Adobe Acrobat XI – The font changes

I am trying to edit an existing Adobe Acrobat document. The document uses one font, but when I write text in, the text is written in mono or some nonsense. The document tells me the font the ...
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Is it possible to add a field/button to a pdf that allows a user to insert an image using Reader?

A client of mine wants to be able to edit text and add images to a PDF. I've set the text fields but struggling with adding images. I've created a button that runs JavaScript to add a PDF but can this ...