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I know you asked about Photoshop but... If you have a Mac this is very easy to do using Automator. You just need three actions: Ask for finder items Render PDF pages as images Move finder items You can even select the color model, format (12 available), resolution and compression quality. Just to test it out, I converted a PDF file I have here with 207 ...


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There doesn't seem to be a well working default solution available. But the solution is actually quite easy. To do this, we will need to create our own photoshop action. Open up a sample image (or the first image of your PDF) Bring up your "Actions" menu Create a new action. Name it "Save to JPG" Save your sample image, as a JPG in a certain folder. Close ...


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I know you asked about Phosothop, but with ImageMagick: $ convert output.pdf pages.jpg will produce pages-0.jpg, pages-1.jpg, ..., pages-n.jpg.


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Look around for the Audit space usage ... option (explained here). In newer versions it is oddly hidden under Save as > Optimized PDF. That will tell you exactly where the bloat is coming from. You can also use the Optimized PDF option to crank the size down in very targeted ways. Given the big before/after shift, the culprit is probably the image you're ...


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A CV isn't a place to stretch your visual effects muscles. It's a utilitarian tool for a very specific purpose. As a graphic designer, you need two versions of your resume. The first is a version typeset exactly how you see fit, and exported as a PDF. This is the version you'll typically send to hiring managers directly. You then need a more universal, ...


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The only way I can think to do this is via a watermark. The basics... Open PDF in Acrobat. Choose Pages > Watermark > Add Watermark. Select a jpg or PDF of your background and adjust scaling options as desired. Then click the Appearance Options.. and uncheck the Show When Printing option. In this image the PDF is a blank page with the word "Test" on ...


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I design a lot of order forms. While I've never quite looked at it as "what's the type size of handwriting", I do try and leave at least 20pts between form lines to allow for writing. I traditionally will set the form labels at about 9 or 10pts (smaller than other text) then have 12-14pts of leading and 6pts of space after. So, rough total of 28-30pts ...


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Acrobat X does not install a print driver on the Mac to the best of my knowledge. Acrobat Stopped installing the PDF printer driver at version 9 on the Mac due to how Apple built in the PDF saving. I believe your first link is referring to a Windows system since the Mac OS has PDF saving built into the OS print dialogs (as shown in your second link). All ...


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You can do it with scripting. I've tried an tested this script in InDesign CS5 on a Mac, What you need to do is Select which text box you want the students' name to go in Then under the 'layers' panel, expand the layer it is in, and change the name of the text box by slow double clicking it, and enter "NAME" Copy and paste the script below in notepad or ...


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Instead of looking at this from the perspective of the person writing in the form, I would look at it from the perspective of the person reading the form. What is the expectation they have from the legibility of handwriting. What allows the reader the easiest access of information? Obviously that's not the most concrete of answers so I'll put some real ...


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This is an artifact, obviously, of wretchedly failed attempts to render vector information accurately on screen. The problem may be specific to Stone Sans. Have you tried experimenting with something else? Something in the hinting information (although I don't know why you'd want to hint the bottoms of sans strokes) would be the hot suspect. If the problem ...


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Maybe in Acrobat you extract single pages (under Document→ Extract Pages, you can do all of them, or a range), and then use an Action in Photoshop to Open→ Save as JPG → close, and Batch all the files.


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You can use the build in Preflight function. [I don't know when it has been introduced but its there in Acroboat 9 Pro and above] Advanced > Preflight [Keyboard Shortcut Shift + Ctrl + X ] Have a look at this video to see what I mean: http://www.mattbeals.com/videos/Adobe/ShowImageRes/ShowImageRes.html There are also other plugins and stuff, but as ...


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Every screen has it's own resolution. Or rather pixel density. Consider a 20" (diagonal) monitor: A monitor set to 2560x1600px has a ppi of about 137 A monitor set to 1920x1080px has a ppi of about 102 A monitor set to 1440x900px has a ppi of about 89 I post "about" because actual physical size of the monitor is a factor as well. A 20" monitor with a ...


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Well this is a multi-level question so I will answer them accordingly. Since you have tagged this with adobe-creative-suite I would assume you have Acrobat. Since you did not specify which version of Acrobat you have I will demonstrate with Acrobat X known as Acrobat 10. I know I can put the file name etc around it but is there a way to put a logo ...


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If you have access to InDesign I think that your best option is to place all of your files in one InDesign file and then export your InDesign file as one PDF file. This really simplifies your process especially if you're going to be updating the original .AI or .PSD files at any time. You may even be able to place your other non Adobe files into the InDesign ...


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Type > Find Font Click the original in the top pane, then choose the substitution in the bottom pane. Then click Change All.


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I exported to MS Word and saved it as PDF again. This did the trick.


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Acrobat has similar behavior built in. If you scroll mousewheel while holding Ctrl (on Windows, not sure the Mac key), you will zoom in and out. If you hold Space while click-dragging, you will pan around the document. (This is how it behaves in Acrobat X. I believe the behavior is the same in older versions though I don't have any present to test.)


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You could just add a header with the student's name. That would automatically appear on every page. I can't think of a faster way to do this in Acrobat offhand, if you're dealing with lots of pages. You can set up a header Action (Tools > Action Wizard) ahead of time with everything but the student's name, then add the name for each print run.


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PDFs support fillable form fields, so this is pretty easy to do in Acrobat. But if you want to use InDesign, you typically need to design the form, then use Acrobat to replace the placeholder elements with actual form fields. This page describes the workflow. Luckily, as mentioned on the same page, Acrobat 9 has an automatic form field detection feature. ...


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I want my cv to be a good example of my work and not just a word document. I am not sure what I should do to upload it to job websites. I thought I'll give a couple of tips from a management point-of-view: First up: Never send your CV as a big graphic designed file. If we wanted to hire a graphic designer in our company we would first be interested in ...


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Not standard, but not uncommon. It depends on the industry and organization. Similarly, there are firms out there that specialize in preparing presentations for corporate and court room purposes. They'll want you to know a lot about PowerPoint, though the rest of the industry curses it. I haven't had an intensive need for Acrobat for probably more than a ...


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I feel compelled to weigh in because I finished a slightly similar client project 2 weeks ago - a local promotional vendor, who has no experience with data-merge, needed 300 unique ID cards designed. Their client provided an Excel spreadsheet with employee names, addresses (apparently satellite offices), phone numbers and email addresses. The promo company ...


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Option 1 To allow text to still be searchable as text, you could take all of your graphic elements into Photoshop to flatten and re-import back to InDesign as a bitmap image background. Option 2 Or, if you don't care as much about the selcectable/searchable text, a quicker route would be to open your PDF in Acrobat Pro, and File > Save As Other > ...


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You can open up a multi-page pdf in Acrobat and print it out as a pdf with multiple pages in one sheet. In Acrobat you go to Print Ctrl+P Select pdf printer (probably something like: Adobe PDF) from your list of printers . Next, depending on your version.. Older versions: Can be found under Page scaling multiple pages per sheet. Newer versions: Can be ...


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Locking any layer in Illustrator (or Photoshop, or InDesign) has no effect in PDFs. Layer locking is a function of the originating application and has no bearing on output. You're free to try this yourself. You should be able to open your PDF and edit the text in Acrobat. But then, you'll also be able to use the Object Touch Up Tool to edit anything else ...


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The image looks pixelated because the vector artwork is being rasterized. Edges that don't fall on whole pixels are anti-aliased. Unless there is a specific reason to save as PNG, and I can't imagine what that would be, you should save directly to PDF to retain the vector information. Beyond having a sharper image, vector art usually produces smaller file ...


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It's because they're different colour spaces converted into CMYK. The greyscale image only has info in the K channel (black). But the RGB image has info in all of the Red, Blue, and Green channels. When you place the RGB into a print-formatted PDF, it's converted into CMYK, and info goes into all four CMYK channels, giving you get a rich black. Your preview ...


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You don't mention the OS, but this may be a permissions issue. Perhaps if you ran freehand as administrator.



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