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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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AI to PDF, mask over photo doesn't show

I layered a gradient over a photo and masked it to create a fade. When I save the file as a PDF and place the file in an email the image doesn't show the fade. I've saved it every way I can think of ...
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Error in opening PDF in Illustrator, circles [duplicate]

I have a pdf graph that I create in R and I need to bring it into illustrator so I can compose it with other images, so I have saved it in PDF. When I open it on Preview, the image looks perfectly ...
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How to make a clickable checkbox in powerpoint that will work when exported as pdf?

I'm wanting to make a clickable checkbox in powerpoint that will still be a clickable checkbox when the powerpoint is exported to pdf. Is such a thing possible? Thanks for any help.
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Photoshop is changing text when saving as PDF

When making circular text with photoshop CS6, for example: Circular written text Now, when I want to save my project as PDF the text is getting turned, for example: Turned letters, but the same ...
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How to export layers to pages of a pdf file in Photoshop CS5

I need to save each layer of my psd document as a page in a multi-page PDF file (or as a single-page PDF file each as I can combine them later). File->save as->PDF works for 1 layer at a time, but I ...
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How to import PDF to indesign while preserving interactive elements?

My company wants me to add these survey pdfs that our clients filled out in acrobat. They include checkboxes that I can't get to show up in indesign. Here is the file when I open it in acrobat: And ...
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increase in file size after placing pdf files in InDesign

I created a 33 Page PDF file in InDesign where I placed PDF files of AutoCAD drawings and some images. When I export it as the Smallest file size pdf, it saved 13 MB filed, which is to large. It is ...
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Make lines of an EPS file >0.14 points?

I am working on publishing a book on Lulu. One warning it has about my PDF is: Images: Your file contains images with line thickness less than 0.14 points. This may be too thin to print. Please ...
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multilanguage font for editable pdf

I want to create a single PDF file with an editable text field/form that supports as many languages as possible. I thought that using the Noto Sans font would be the solution, but I noticed that it ...
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InDesign export problem: identical PDFs from same InDesign file have very different output file sizes

I have a file in InDesign with two layers, each with a different version of the same graphic. The graphics in each layer are png files and they are basically exactly the same image except that one has ...
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Best way to flatten a curled book in PDF? [duplicate]

I have photographed some pages of a book for reading. This is much faster than scanning and you don't have to carry the heavy books. However, the photographed books are not as nice: curved, skewed, ...
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Objects/elements disappear when online publishing an Adobe InDesign interactive PDF

When I 'publish online' my Adobe InDesign interactive PDF, some of the elements and objects don't show. For example, little things such as some of the shadow effects dissapear when exported this way. ...
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Video clip only playing audio in Adobe InDesign interactive PDF

When I export my Adobe InDesign project as an interactive PDF, and attempt to play the imbedded video clips, all I get is the audio. And in the videos place is a one of those sound wave squiggles. ...
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How to remove object excess outside of object frame in Adobe InDesign

Every time I export my interactive PDF, the framed object (in this case, an imbedded video clip) spills out of the frame border as if the objects itself is layered above its own object frame. When I ...
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Why do Inkscape gradients in PDF sometimes render or print incorrectly

When using gradients with alpha components in Inkscape I find that, whilst they work most PDF viewers (Acrobat, evince), they do not work in all of them. Also, it seems that a lot of printers also ...
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Version 4 ICC Profiles were converted to version 2 ICC Profiles during PDF Export error Indesign

Version 4 ICC Profiles were converted to version 2 ICC Profiles during PDF Export error Indesign Context: I am currently trying to export a file from Indesign into a PDF, however, I am getting the ...
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Quick replacements of corrupted characters for scanned pages

1. Summary I have third-party poor quality scanned PDF's, where start characters of the lines are highlighted. I have numerous bad scanned PDF's, manually alignment of characters for replacements ...
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Indesign is messing up my text on pdf export. Any ideas on how to rectify? [closed]

When I export my document the text on the exported PDF is changed. It's as if there has been a 'stroke' of the same colour placed around it, so the text looks thick and fuzzy. It's really changing the ...
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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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InDesign: how to choose which artboards to import from AI file

I have about 10 artboards in my Illustrator file I need to link to in InDesign. I want to use a single Illustrator file to place my content rather than export each artboard separately. This will help ...
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Font not displaying properly despite being embedded

I have created a document in Scribus which I exported to PDF, embedding all the fonts. However, in some applications, one of the fonts (Montserrat) does not display properly – it looks like some sort ...
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Problem converting pdf to eps - grey hue (using Pixelmator and Inkscape)

I am not a graphic designer at all, but a science grad student. I need to submit figures to a journal in .eps format, they do not accept .pdf. When I try to convert my .pdf files to .esp, different ...
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Insert PDF into Word results in pixelation/blurriness on Windows, but not MacOS?

When I try to place pdf files (created by Adobe Illustrator or elsewhere) into a Microsoft Word document, then on my Macbook Pro Laptop, I can simply drag and drop the file into a word document. This ...
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Export Adobe Illustrator artboards to PDF in pairs

I have a document with many artboards, and I need to repeatedly export artboards in pairs as 2-page PDFs. Each one is a front/back page of a brochure. For example, artboards1-2.pdf, artboards3-4.pdf, ...
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PDF opens in different resolutions on different software

I created this 200x200px box in AI file (72ppi): After saving it as PDF, the PDF opens in different resolutions on different apps. Here it opens as 305x305px in Adobe Reader: Here it opens as ...
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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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How to automatically insert page numbers to hyperlink destination text anchors in Adobe InDesign?

I'm using Adobe InDesign to make a PDF that will have links to pages within itself (e.g. a text on page 10 links to the text on page 32). I'm using "New Hyperlink Destination" to create Text Anchors (...
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White line on pdf save from Illustrator

I hope there is an obvious solution that I just don't know but when I save to pdf from illustrator I get a thin white line along the top, sometimes a side. It's really noticeable when I do full screen ...
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Some text in my design disappears in PDF. InDesign Version 16.0

When I export my inDesign document as a PDF, some text randomly disappears (see orange text on the screenshots below). I tried converting text to outlines and that did not work. Same colored text on ...
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Saving As Tiff or PDF/X For Large Format Printer (Illustrator)

I'm trying to figure out if there is a proper way to save Print files. I ran into a transparency problem while saving PDF's from Illustrator (into ONYX), I found saving as both a TIFF and a PDF/X-1 &...
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Best way to edit photos for image heavy eBooks, with only iPages or preview tools, without the size jumping up and making the PDF massive?

I am an interior designer creating PDF e-books using lots of images. I have hundreds of before & after photos but most of them need editing — mostly cropping, brightening, sharpening etc. I can ...
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.AI vectors and text rendering wrong when PDF exported from InDesign

I have an InDesign file which has a placed logo linking to an .AI file. The logo looks absolutely fine in InDesign. I also have some large text using the font Open Sans which looks great in InDesign. ...
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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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What software would be easy to use to make a product sheet template like this:

Hi I dont really do design but have been assigned to make a product sheet for a lot of different products in the style of this: Screenshot: Original PDF here Do any of you have any tips on what ...
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pdf font corruption in Inkscape and Illustrator

I'm trying to edit a PDF plot exported from Mathematica, using specific font Times using the plot option BaseStyle -> {FontFamily -> "Times", FontSize -> 10}, to match with the LaTeX ...
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List of ColorSpaces does not usually include PDF ColorSpaces?

Why a (complete) list of ColorSpaces, like the one in Wikipedia, would ignore the 11 color spaces used in PDF files? Device dependent color spaces: DeviceGray 2. DeviceRGB 3. DeviceCMYK Device ...
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AI - Save as PDF with clickable image

I am new to Adobe Illustrator graphics design. I want to know how to save a designed artwork as PDF with objects that are clickable. For example, i create a rectangle, fill it with some style and i ...
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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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Gray box appears in right side of pdf file

When I save a Word document to a pdf file, I am getting a gray box on the right side of the page that I DON'T want and can't delete. Help!
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Transparency in pdfs exports from GIMP 2.10.8

There is something I was able to do with Gimp 2.8 and not with the 2.10.8 version. In order to use some stamps in pdfs, I have to create them from scanned documents, possibly where they appear on a ...
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InDesign / PDF Export for 2 colour print

I am working on a document and the client would like an exported PDF with the following settings “2/2 coloured black + plus 1 additional colour”. It is a CYMK document and currently exports as 4/4 ...
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InDesign loading and saving joboptions file results in different files

I received a .joboptions file from the printer, but I noticed when I load the file, then (without changing anything) save it as a different joboptions file, the files are different. Here is a diff of ...
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My InDesign PDF is larger than what I set my document as?

So I'm trying to upload a PDF to Blurb.ca, and it only accepts the file if it's within the dimensions it requires (21x26 cm). I have my file set to 20x25 cm (which is the final booklet size) with a ...
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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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Editable PDF on iPad?

I don't know if I am in the right section so I sincerely apologise if I am somewhere lost right now. I have an Etsy store selling Printable designs. Either they buy it and I print it for them, or ...
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Displaying 20 in x 600 in GIMP/Photoshop file as PDF in Acrobat Reader

I am preparing the art project which involves using characters to obtain a visual and not literary artwork. Something like concrete poetry. Project is supposed to be 20 inches of width and 15 - 20 ...
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Illustrator file regains erased content when exported to PDF

I'm going out of my mind. I've erased part of a patterned shape, and when I export to PDF and look at the PDF in anything other than AI, some of the erased pattern appears again. I've tried flattening ...
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CS PDF Export color loss

I'm working with a psd in PS in CMYK mode. After exporting a standard "High Quality Print" PDF, there is noticeable overall desaturation in the exported PDF. Why, if I am working in CMYK, and ...
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why blur of drop shadow becomes blocky while saving pdf from illustrator

While trying to save an ai (illustrator) file to pdf, the blur portion of drop shadow lost and it looks blocky. Please look at the screen shot of pdf below: You can see that the blurred portion of ...
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Convert a low resolution raster image to vector

I have an raster image like this. That I would like to convert into an svg. I tried the Image Trace option in Illustrator thinking that it would makes colored squares on top of a black box but that ...

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