just realized (what I think is) a pretty bad bug in Illustrator CC and I wanted to know what your opinion was on it. In short, saving as seperate artboards works in regular PDF viewers but if you re-open the PDF with Illustrator, you have access to the entire file.
Steps to reproduce:
- Take an illustrator file with more than one artboard.
- Save as a copy and select the PDF format. Check the "use artboards" function and select one of the artboards you want saved.
- Save the pdf with whatever settings, but make sure "Preserve editing capabilities" is checked on the first screen.
If you open the PDF in adobe reader or Preview, you should see that the PDF only saved your selected artboard. This is what is expected.
However, if you re-open the PDF in Illustrator, the entire file is available, including the other artboards and anything in the file outside the artboards.
This is really not something I expected, and now I'm thinking of all the PDFS I might have sent to clients with funny/unprofessional reminders to myself outside of artboards. (Which they could see if they open the PDF with Illustrator)
I would consider this a bug. Why would the entire file be available for editing if you selected a specific artboard on the previous screen?
What do you guys think?