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Questions about PDF, short for Portable Document Format. It's the open standard for electronic document exchange, introduced by Adobe Systems in 1993. Ask anything about producing and editing PDFs for graphic design.

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Add blank page to PDF based on maximum number of pages

I have a large PDF file that contains data for invoices. I'm using a pdf splitter, but it will only split based on the number of pages of the invoice, so each invoice must be the same number of pages. ...
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Is importing PDF to inkscape loseless?

So currently I'm grabbing images out of PDF files, which Inkscape do a great job by importing PDF and grabbing a specific object. But I'm just wondering, is the PDF imported to Inkscape losslessly? ...
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Printing a poster from pdf results in wrong colors

I have A0 poster with 2 science images that were taken by a spacecraft. On top of it I have graphs and some text. When I print it as A4 pdf on my office small printer - the colors are fine. When I ...
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CMYK AI file convert to PDF color becomes dull

At Adobe Illustrator, when I convert my CMYK file to pdf, the color washed out/become dull.(As the attached image1) It is also the case when convert to JPG. There is no problem when converting to PNG. ...
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Mac Mojave Preview not printing images embedded in PDF exported by InDesign [on hold]

Having some issues printing a PDF I created in InDesign 2019 using Mac Preview as none of the images are printed. Printing works in acrobat etc but I need to use the 'flip horizontally' feature in ...
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Tips to lower Vector based PDF File Size

I have a 211mb Illustrator file that i'm trying to lower to below 200mb as my printers for some reason can't print the file if it's over 200mb (bizarre issue, but they're an affordable-quality print ...
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How do I set Inkscape-pdf-export to “fill viewport”

I have an A4 (210x297 mm) svg in Inkscape. When I export & open the pdf in Chrome, it isn't sized to fit the window - it appears way too big and needs to be scrolled. How would you advise me to ...
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Control the order of text selection in an Indesign PDF

I have a resume layout using multiple text frames, some placed side-by-side. I want to specify the text selection order of my frames, so whoever is looking at the PDF of my resume can easily select ...
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Optimal font type and more specific font for printed tables and lists? [closed]

A client needs registry lists and heavy tables in PDF format to be printed from a WCAG adapted site. The WCAG also covers the PDFs and the question is first what font type to use? Serif fonts are good ...
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Adobe Sign for Websites

I have an editable PDF I want to put on a WordPress site. When people just try to open the PDF in their browser normally, the signature field is just a text box. When I make an Adobe Sign request ...
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Illustrator exporting strange artifacts with Visio objects

I created a PDF file via Microsoft Visio (a scalable diagramming tool). Later on I decided to make some changes. Visio kinda' sucks, so I decided to swap over and modify it with Adobe Illustrator ...
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Placed Image in Illustrator is Blurry when exported as PDF [duplicate]

I am doing some work for a client designing stickers but their logo was originally created by someone else in Photoshop (I can't understand why a logo would ever be made in a raster format). So there ...
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Indesign - Exporting PDF from Print Booklet

Is there an easy way to export a pdf in inDesign as a booklet with the pages already set up with printer spreads. I have looked but never really found a good answer. Thanks
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Preventing Photoshop from rastering linked vector media

Photoshop saves some media such as text and forms as vector media. However, it appears that linked vector media such as PDFs are rastered when the file is saved and text contained in the Pdf will look ...
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Acrobat is creating files starting with “magick-” What are these?

I just noticed today that in every folder where I have PDFs, there are also a random number of files that begin with the word "magick-" which is followed by a string of around 17 numbers, letters and ...
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pdf created in Illustrator opened in Inkscape but pdf export misses features

I receive a pdf. This PDF was generated with Adobe Illustrator CC 22.0 (Windows) Adobe PDF library 15.00. I use Inkscape to extract a particular page and I copy one particular object (a white dot) ...
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Different wording with mouse over when tagging URLs

I'm producing an accessible PDF in InDesign and need the mouse over wording of URLs to read more descriptive than just the URL address. Can this be done InDesign or is it a post-production process in ...
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InDesign PDF Export: Drop Shadow Effects are 200 DPI Low-Res

Using Adobe InDesign, I create a new document, draw a rectangle, and apply a drop shadow. Then I export the document as an Acrobat 6 PDF with "Create Acrobat Layers" enabled. The drop shadow effect is ...
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Can I export an InDesign / Illustrator file to pdf with a different print version?

I'm creating a single page invitation with a dark background and white text. The invitation will be sent via e-mail. However, when people print the invitation, I would like the print to have a white ...
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Is there a way to change the viewing size of artboards in pdf?

I am creating a stationery set in illustrator, consisting of a letterhead, an envelope and a business card. When I save it as a pdf, the artboards do not align to the same margins. What I want to ...
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Expandable PDF textbox in InDesign?

Is there no way to make a fillable PDF that will dynamically expand as the user inputs text? After hours of searching only 1 solution keeps popping up and that is Adobe Livecycle which now seems to be ...
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Illustrator Export PDF: Color Loses Vibrancy and Looks More Opaque in Preview

I am using Illustrator CC 21.1.0 to do some final touch on a scatter plot. I want to export the vector plot and include in a report. However, I notice that when I export pdf and open in Preview, all ...
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Increase Contrast in PDF

I am trying to batch increase the contrast of a pdf of 600+ pages. I expected such a function in Acrobat's preflight but haven't found anything. My online research suggests that the task is impossible ...
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How can I see the resolution of images in a PDF? [duplicate]

I got a 200 MB PDF with just a 6x4" picture in it. I am curious to see how many DPI it has been scanned, but if I open it in Photoshop, it asks me to render it again, so it won't be the original data. ...
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Interactive PDF pop-ups not working unless first pop-up instance is clicked in InDesign

When I export an InDesign CC interactive PDF with multiple pop-up throughout the document, I can only activate the pop-up feature by clicking on the first instance of the pop up. Example. I click on ...
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Prevent Rasterization of PSD When Printed?

Sorry I'm not a graphic designer. I bought an Indesign brochure template and a PSD business card template for a start-up. I went to a reputable larger local printer, and they have a huge factory ...
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Is it better to use Adobe Acrobat or InDesign for interactive PDF layers?

There is an interactive PDF product my workplace has done for years, built with Adobe Acrobat. The end result includes buttons to navigate between pages, go back to the title page, etc. However the ...
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Fillable PDF with easily swap-able images

I'm creating a fillable PDF template, and I was trying to figure out a way to make it easy to add an image to a defined area, almost like a smart object in Photoshop. I'm creating it for someone who ...
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Make secured PDF exportable

I have a created a secured PDF in Acrobat DC Pro, I secured the file so that users will not be able to mess up the form. Is there any way to let Acrobat Reader users export the file as an image file, ...
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Need help when exporting interactive PDF

I have created an interactive PDF for my client. I use checkboxes to show and hide Image & Text fields based on the client's needs. I need these checkboxes to be hidden when the client exports ...
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Preparing a job for print

During a project I will periodically turn on the 'overprint preview' button to check that colours and objects are appearing as they should. When a job is complete I will usually do one final check in ...
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Outlining text in InDesign CS4

I'm producing a large paged brochure in InDesign CS4, I was wondering if there is a way to outline all the fonts used when exporting the file as a PDF?
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Failing to export PDF from Illustrator

I have an artboard that is 565 x 28 cm I am unable to export it as a PDF. Can someone guide me as to how to do this? It is still within Canvas range, but bearly.
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SVG / PDF image without interpolation?

I exported an heatmap from Matlab as PDF. If I view the PDF created by matlab print -painters -dpdf command, I see the correct output: However if I import into Inkscape (either via Poppler or not) ...
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Unable to Preserve Some Parts of Vector in PDF (Illustrator)

As the title states, when I save a vector file I created in Illustrator as a PDF, the vector is not preserved. My client has an .ai file for me to insert an pattern image in, then it has to be ...
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How to optimize an Illustrator .pdf loading?

I am working in Illustrator and would like to export vector objects as a .pdf. These vector objects are overlapping one another in some areas. This creates a problem when I open the .pdf, it seems to ...
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Need help compressing some PDF's

not a graphic designer or student or even hobbyist.. I have the full suite of Adobe CC at my disposal My wife's friend has to submit some documents for some official business / studies. Problem is ...
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Fonts: Visual glitch depending on zoom level [duplicate]

On Indesign or Acrobat, when I zoom out on my text, the "u" in the word Foundations seems to have a bigger height than when I zoom in on it. Do you have an idea about the reason of this visual glitch? ...
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Can't edit a PDF in ai CS6

I converted a .tiff image into a .pdf. I then opened that pdf in illustrator. I tried opening using File>open, File>place, or just the drag and drop. But none of these allows me to edit the pdf. ...
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Patches of PDF file are blurry

Can anyone help? I have created a repeat pattern for a notebook design from my original pencil drawing, although the quality of the image varies across the PDF. Not sure why this is as the image has ...
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How to preserve pdf file sizes when working on photoshop?

I modified some details on a pdf in photoshop but after saving it again as a pdf , photoshop changes the file size somehow, even though the editing was done at only a small portion inside the page....
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InDesign - Interactive elements (swf and mp4) flicker in export

I really need your help guys. I've made a book in InDesign with some interactive elements: I've added both swf and mov files. But when I export for Interactive pdf the mov and swf files sometimes ...
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How to show that an image is also a link?

I'm creating a PDF and it should contain a hyperlink to google maps. The link must be represented by the Google Maps logo. What is the right way to indicate to the reader that the logo is a clickable ...
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Merging layer of same name in pdf

Can I merge layers of same name in any auto script instead of selecting & merging one by one in pdf.
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Opening PDF in Illustrator breaks image up into pieces [duplicate]

Anyone know why this is happening? I created a file in Illustrator, with an embedded raster image on one of the layers. That file got saved out as a PDFx/1a, and then opened by a printer in ...
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is Photoshop PDF any worse/better/different than one created in ID?

I am designing a 4x6 postcard. It consists of 2 blocks of text (headline and descriptor line) on top of a photo that takes up the entire background. It will be printed by a professional digital ...
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Indesign: PDF hyperlink to a specific line

I am unable to find the way to export a PDF from InDesign where hyperlinks go directly to a specific line (not just a page), but at any zoom level. All the PDFs I've exported zoomed to fit page when ...
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Is it possible for me to get an interactive PDF with high resolution images, yet a small file size? I'm talking under 5mb

I am trying to create a digital portfolio of my work that I can email to employers. I want the images to be high resolution so my work is not viewed blurry and you can see some of the details in the ...
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When I Place A PDF, It Does Not Show The Correct Artboard Size (Doesn't account for the empty white artboard)

The white box is showing what the art board size is when I open the PDF in illustrator (To edit). Yet when I go to place the PDF in a new document, the size changes. It is not saving he white/blank ...
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How to export multiple photoshop projects at once?

Sometimes I get a lot of PDF documents of multiple scanned photos from costumers and I need to crop them, straighten them and export them as JPG. Now, It's really time consuming doing it manualy. I ...