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Why not just go to a print shop that supports this, like moo.com -- they allow you to do a range of business cards/postcards with small print runs, and differing images on one side (notionally the front). I had some printed by their UK branch recently for a project I'm working on, and have been overjoyed with the quality.


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That symbol is an Adobe trademark. The guidelines for use of their trademarks are pretty specific, as with any company. You would definitely be in violation if you used their logo in your product without permission.


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I've been doing my own research and found an option that seems to work okay. It gives the writer an imperfect but near-accurate version of the layout to work in, and takes almost no time away from real work to produce it. It's based on turning a PDF into a Word doc... the very idea of which makes me feel unclean... but it seems to work, and the copywriter I ...


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Honestly, this is the print provider's job. There's no reason a designer should be doing pagination for press. That being said, I realize that some print providers are lazy or at times, honestly don't know how to paginate native files, or aren't using a PDF workflow yet (unbelievably) and don't know how to paginate a PDF. There are software packages ...


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Erm.. there's no such thing as a "vector png." PNG, by nature, is a raster format. I'll assume you are using Fireworks since that's the only place I've ever seen vectors exist in a png file. Fireworks will embed vector content within the png format, that's proprietary and non-standard. What Fireworks basically does is save two versions of the file within ...


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You can do it in photoshop. From the top menu ( doesn't exist in cs6 anymore ): File > Automate > PDF Presentation.. In the PDF Presentation window: Select the files you want to convert to pdf. Select Multi-Page Document. Click Save button. ..and then the Save abobe PDF window comes up, where you can define the pdf settings and then save it. If it ...


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Welcome to what is probably the Number 1 'gotcha' for people new to print design :-) and yes, people who encounter it for the first time not pre-warned almost always run into just before a deadline... RGB black is simple. It's just no light coming from the screen. CMYK black isn't simple. There's black ink (the 'K' in CMYK), but even with 100% black ink, ...


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Wow...it looks like you're not getting a whole lot of help here. I'm a graphic designer operating a design company here in Japan. To get you to where you're trying to be, I recommend using any "Mincho" typeface. That's the serifed variant in Japanese typography. If you have some Japanese fonts installed on your computer, they should have the name "Mincho" ...


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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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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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If you intend to print them yourself, does it have to be done with PDF? I have used Photoshop myself to create a front and back image to print multiple business cards on cardstock with my own printer. I usually create the business card image itself in two PSD files, one for the front, one for the back, in exactly the right dimensions to print with some ...


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You didn't actually edit or crop the PDF. What you did was rasterize the entire the PDF by importing it into Photoshop. You then cropped this new raster image and exported that as a new PDF. In other words, your two PDFs have entirely different contents. Since one is mostly vector information and the other is a full-resolution pixel image, it's no surprise ...


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Delete the linked png file on the locked layer then save as PDF. Your linked file is being shown when you create a PDF.


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If you need to make anything more than a very minor change to a PDF, you need to go to the layouts that was used to create the PDF in the first place. PDFs don't work with objects in the layouts that page layout applications do. Otherwise, if you need to edit a PDF, then Acrobat Professional is absolutely the way to go. It is designed specifically to edit ...


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Can you? Sure you can. Should you? Probably not, but it depends a great deal on the artwork and what version of PDF you save to. You may find when saving to PDF that more advanced appearance settings may get flattened. PDFs don't link to assets, they embed everything - so placed images would be embedded at all times. You may also find that type objects may ...


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Press Shift+O. At the top of the screen you can switch from portrait mode or landscape mode. Select your desired position. Then press V (Selection Tool) then Ctrl + A(Select All) or Cmd + A on mac to select all the objects. Move your mouse to a the any corner of the selected box. Your mouse should change to this . Hold Shift and Click & Drag to ...


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When you're in an unusual situation like this (and Scott's answer is dead on -- it's a very rare case that you need this in professional work), the straightforward solution is to use File > Print Bookletand select PDF Printer for the output. It will produce printer spreads. There's a problem with this workflow on the Mac since Apple broke the Adobe PDF ...


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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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Make certain View > Display Performance is set to Highest Quality. There is also an Object Level display, Object > Display Performance. The View Display performance should, by default override the object level setting. This setting allows importend images to be displayed at a lower quality in order to speed up things like panning and screen redraw. But ...


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Are you trying to export to .PDF to keep the editing capabilities? Otherwise, if you're trying to share an image with someone from Inkscape, save it as a .JPG or .PNG (if a translucent background is needed).


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You could do it in Acrobat with Export > Image > PNG In Photoshop it's more complex. When opening a PDF you can select all pages by holding shift. That way all pages open and the opened documents are named by page number. Exporting is a different thing though. You could start with the Automate > Batch and choose all open files as source, and using an ...


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There is nothing out there to match PDF2ID from Recosoft. It converts a PDF into an InDesign document so accurately, and so well (i.e., the document is well structured, styled, accurately parsed and laid out), that it's scary. The resulting INDD almost never requires touch-up, and if you get this kind of work even once or twice a year it's well worth the ...


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Books for electronic devices are typically sold with reflowable text. I suggest you look into how to build an ePub. I suggest this because your are not allowed to sell or offer PDF format on iBooks Since you have mentioned possible building for android I would advise reflowable and not fixed. Fixed layout ebooks are developed based on the devices ...


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These hairlines are due to flattening in the PDF. Since the file is being flattened, I'll assume you are printing to a PDF/X-1a or PDF 1.3 (Acrobat 4) format. These formats are flat file formats. They don't hold transparency so when you export/print to these formats all the transparency effects must be flattened so the file will print correctly. The ...


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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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“Vectored PNG”? PNG is a bitmap-based format and can not contain vectors*. Common vector formats are: AI (Adobe Illustrator) PDF (Portable Document Format) EPS (Encapsulated PostScript) PS (PostScript) SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) PSD (Photoshop document) files can also contain vectors. All the mentioned formats can contain bitmaps as well. I need ...


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What you need is an InCopy with InDesign workflow. InCopy does exactly what you require (and is made for exactly this task). There is nothing else out there, frankly, that doesn't involve klugy workarounds. With InCopy, your copy editors and writers work with the exact layout, they can see exactly how the copy flows and where it will overset, but they can't ...


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Sort of. If you open a PDF in a text editor, you'll find a line like this for each image: <</Subtype/Image/Length 7986/Filter/FlateDecode/BitsPerComponent 8/ColorSpace 34 0 R/Width 368/Height 110/Type/XObject>>stream ... This image uses the FlateDecode filter, "a commonly used filter based on the zlib/deflate algorithm (a.k.a. gzip, but not ...


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A few boxes down from "Preserve Illustrator Editing Capabilities" is an option to "Create Acrobat Layers from Top-Level Layers". Make sure that is unchecked. See if that solves your problem! Source citation As an aside, if you ever have this problem in InDesign, there's a choice front and center on the export dialog to export visible and printable layers ...


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Perhaps "Preserve Illustrator Editing Capabilities" is a bit of a misnomer. Unless a PDF is locked down with a password, you're always going to be able to open up PDFs in Illustrator. What you'll notice though is that certain things are handled differently when that box is unchecked...Layers are flattened, hidden areas of clipped images are possibly ...



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