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Exporting/Saving to PDF does not generally mean you want to alter the page size. And really, there's no option to resize when saving/exporting to PDF. Ideally, you configure the Illustrator file at the desired output size.


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As I originally find it here acrobat shows a white background by default. You can open the pdf file in Acrobat App and click Ctrl+K and check the Show Transparency Grid But by default, browsers and Acrobat app on other PCs will show a white background.


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In the pages panel, select the cover page thumbnail. Right-click it and select "Numbering & Section Options" In the Numbering & Section Options dialog, change the Page Numbering style to something like A, B, C or i, ii, iii and click OK. This will number the entire document in this style, and that's OK. Next, select the thumbnail for the page you ...


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Acrobat (and Indesign) have specific features to overcome this. PDF actual page numbering uses the literal pages for numbering. You can't tell Acrobat to "ignore the first page" because, well, that page exists so a PDF reader needs to acknowledge it is there. However, if you section your Indesign file and use a prefix for the front matter numbering, you can ...


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This is pretty easy with CS1-3 or CS6+: Install and run Trevor Morris' Layers to Comps script. Run the built-in "Layer Comps to PDF..." script. That's it. If you're running CS4 or 5, the "Layer Comps to PDF..." script is not available. In that case, Eric's answer is probably the best you can do.


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Try rearranging the layer order in the Layers panel. For example, if the layer order of your text boxes looks like this... "jumped over the" "lazy dog." "The quick brown fox" ...then this is probably what's causing your problem. The position of the objects doesn't matter; the layer order does. You can do this in the Layers panel (by expanding each layer ...


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This often happens when transparency effects like drop shadows or <100% opacity are used in a layout with spot swatches. Convert all of your spot color swatches to process (double-click the swatch and change the color type from spot to process) and re-export the PDF.


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Again it's a bit of a workaround, but you might be able to use Bookmarks to link the endnotes back to original text. More info here: https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/using/bookmarks.html


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That's very strange. My first question is, you only saved it as a PDF from Illustrator, not an .ai or .eps? Curious as to why you'd do that. That said, one possible solution is to open your current file in Acrobat, then re-save it as a copy (using a new name). Then try to open that PDF in Illustrator. I'd assume since it looks correct/current in Acrobat, ...


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This is known as the 'dreaded white-box' problem. It was fairly common about 10 years ago (less so now) and has to do with transparency issues when the artwork is flattened. Adobe have a fairly comprehensive trouble-shooting page about it here: https://helpx.adobe.com/creative-suite/kb/white-box-or-color-wash.html


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I don't know for sure if there's a way to export a PDF from Numbers without keep all document information (background included)... My guess is that there is not. However, if you just need the numerical data from the Numbers doc, why not save it as an .xlsx file? You definitely CAN import that doc type into InDesign, the same way you'd import/place a photo ...


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It can also be caused by the trap setting of images within the document. Sometimes with thin lined fonts indesign will automatically bold the fonts so that they do not have overlayed images bleed into the font making it unrecognizable. This happens even if the image isn't near the fonts. Set the trap settings within photoshop and look to see if they are set ...


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I too get a mismatch between a pattern's appearance in Inkscape and in pdf. As a workaround I convert the pattern to objects ( Object -> Pattern -> Pattern to objects or Shift+Alt+I) then what you see on screen is what gets output to pdf. That said, any transformations of the pattern beforehand make the operation hit or miss. E.g. If I fill a square with ...


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Check your PDF save settings to ensure it is saving at 100% scale, and that the document bleed is not being included. Might be worth checking print settings to to ensure no bordering is being added, or that it is set too.


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As far as I remember, InDesign does not produce a proper PDF with active elements; it involves (yuck!) Flash. A radical but reliable way would be to not include the active elements in InDesign, but add them in Acrobat. There you might add Checkboxes. To create a set of mutually exclusive checkboxes (behaving like radiobuttons, but allow to be unchecked), ...


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Export your file from InDesign as single pages. Then in Acrobat under File > Properties > Initial Display, set that to display as two-up with cover. Save if you want this to be the default PDF view. Close and reopen the PDF after setting the Initial View or in the View menu, choose Page Display > Two Page view to adjust the current open PDF This ...


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You are assuming that the client has illustrator and understands how to use it. It depends on what the files are used for, too. If I was sending a PDF to a printer, I leave it editable, in case the printer needs to adjust something before running the job. If you are really concerned about your client adjusting your files afterwards, you can send as EPS, or ...


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When you send a PDF of your Illustrator file, make sure that the option to keep it editable is deactivated (by default, Illustrator adds the .ai information to the PDF, so that you can open it again and it works properly). If the purpose of sending the file to the client is to get comments or/and approval, you might also simply rasterize it (for example ...


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There is no way to gess here what is that you have and what is the configuration or usage you need. I don't think "convert" is a proper word for generating a pdf. Here is why. PDF is not a "working" file, it is an output file. And there is not one "flavor" of pdf but can be customized according to your target needs. Among the things you can configure your ...


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I had a similar issue some time back. I noticed that I was exporting the PNGs from Adobe Photoshop without going in detail to the advanced setting. Later, I tried using the PSD instead of PNG and it worked perfectly okay. I will have to check the layer mask thing if similar issue comes up.


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It is likely that these files are different since being created in different programs. It doesn't appear that one is "wrong" as such (I'll explain that later). It just seems to be a way that PNGs work and how they clash with PDFs. Different programs have different default settings and some must just add a black background. In Photoshop, using Layer > Layer ...


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Try the following to reduce size assuming you have acrobat and acrobat distiller. 1.) Crop the size of your booklet to the bleedbox. Bleedbox is simply trimbox + the allowed bleed which will be specified by the printer you are choosing for this booklet. 2.) Save the PDF as a post-script file. File --> Save As --> More Options Post-script 3.) Run this ...


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Press-ready PDF files are almost always much larger in terms of file size due to flattening and expanding of objects. Note InDesign merely links to external images. However, a press-ready PDF must embed those links for proper reproduction.



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