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Jul
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accepted Placed image doesn't show when saving as PDF
Jul
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awarded  Popular Question
May
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awarded  Notable Question
May
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awarded  Famous Question
Feb
24
accepted Illustrator: Embedding figure changes colour
Feb
24
revised Illustrator: Embedding figure changes colour
mention how to change the colour mode
Feb
24
suggested approved edit on Illustrator: Embedding figure changes colour
Feb
24
comment Illustrator: Embedding figure changes colour
Yes, thanks, just figured it out. It's also important to set the colour mode to RGB before embedding the panel. I'm placing PDFs, not PNGs, but they are indeed generated in RGB.
Feb
24
comment Illustrator: Embedding figure changes colour
I'll upload documents if necessary.
Feb
24
asked Illustrator: Embedding figure changes colour
Jan
26
awarded  Commentator
Jan
26
comment Placed image doesn't show when saving as PDF
@joojaa Thanks! I talked to a GhostScript developer on IRC and he found the same. This only happens when transparency is used in the file and for some reason Mathematica uses a transparency definition even if all objects are opaque. What GhostScript does when it processes the PDF is just remove this unnecessary transparency. Well, this is what I was told and it's based on this feedback that I assumed this to be an Illustrator bug (originally I assumed it was Mathematica's fault). Here's a much simpler PDF exhibiting the problem.
Jan
26
revised Placed image doesn't show when saving as PDF
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Jan
26
comment Placed image doesn't show when saving as PDF
Thank you. Do you still want to keep this Q/A or shall we just delete it?
Jan
26
comment Placed image doesn't show when saving as PDF
You mean you already tried it with CC 2014? I only have the original CC (Illustrator 17) and CS6 available at the moment, both show the problem.
Jan
26
comment Placed image doesn't show when saving as PDF
Scott, do you have Illustrator CC 2014? If yes, could you please try "placing" the PDF I linked ("plot.pdf") onto and empty artboard (without embedding) and saving it as PDF again, to see if CC 2014 also has this problem? I don't want to go to all the trouble to ask our IT dept for CC 2014 and resintall everything unless I know it will help. The problem only appears with certain PDF files (like the one I linked) but I have reason to believe that this is a bug in Illustrator and not a problem with the PDF itself.
Jan
25
comment Placed image doesn't show when saving as PDF
Hm, it seems that the problem is related to the PDF files I'm trying to place. It only happens with PDFs exported from Mathematica 10.0.2, but not most other ones. These PDFs must be broken in some subtle way that is not reported by Acrobat.
Jan
25
comment Placed image doesn't show when saving as PDF
Thanks for the response, but embedding is very inconvenient for me (as I mentioned in the question) so it's not a solution. If I had to resort to embedding and all the additional trouble it brings then I'd rather not use Illustrator at all.
Jan
24
awarded  Editor
Jan
24
revised Placed image doesn't show when saving as PDF
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