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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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How to gobally change the color of hyperlinks in a pdf document?

I have a document (specifically a scientific paper) with colored hyperlinks. Now from this question, I understand that it's actually not the hyperlinks that are colored, but in fact the text ...
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Auto fitting image to margins for multiple pages?

I imported a PDF to InDesign but many pages have different proportions and they didn't fit the InDesign pages so I have to resize each one of them, is there a script or other way to do that (rather ...
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Is there an Illustrator plugin for better multiple PDF exports? The built-in sucks

The built-in PDF export and saving options for Illustrator sucks. Very painful when working with multiple pages and multiple files/documents. If I use "Save As", it's suddenly a PDF, not an ...
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Printer says there's a white text layer behind my text that I can't see on photoshop

I created some designs for print on photoshop and when I save as a photoshop PDF, the printers are saying they see some white text behind the copy on a particular line. This is really perplexing to me ...
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Print issue after printing 1m x 2m rollup

I designed rollup 1m x 2m and sent PDF X-1a to printhouse but result is dissapointing. Some text (curves) are oversimplified / weird. I attached photo of design view in Adobe Acrobat (good) and ...
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Convert fonts into curves/ paths automatically on export to PDF in Illustrator

Is there any way in illustrator to convert text into curves/ paths automatically when exporting as PDF? I couldn't find any preset option in the PDF export dialog. Are there "Actions" like ...
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Darkened and less saturated photos when exporting in pdf for print

As I am preparing my photos to be printed for the first time I wanted to ask for your advice. Let me explain what I did and what I am not sure of. at first I changed profiles from RGB to CMYK FOGRA39 ...
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Is it possible to get font family of particular text in PDF with PDF-XChange Editor?

I have this PDF and want to select a particular text and find out what font it is in. Is it possible in PDF-XChange Editor, or Foxit PDF reader? I have tried to look up different advices on Internet ...
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PDFs made in GIMP - Transparent background comes out red

I'm trying to make PDF with a transparent background. It's just a PAID stamp: i'm using PDFTK to make a receipt from an invoice by overlaying the PDF which just has the stamp graphic over the PDF of ...
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I turned my PDF import menu in photoshop off, how do I turn it ON?

A while ago I turned that automatic import menu for pdfs off, because it was quite annoying and I was opening lots of pdfs. Now I'm trying to open an A4 template, saved from Silhouette studio, with ...
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How to find out in Inkscape which fonts are used in specific locations for imported PDFs?

I use Inkscape to extract images and identify fonts from PDF files. I recall in an older version of Inkscape I could click on a piece of text in Inkscape and it would tell me the font name used for ...
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Scanned a Pdf with Washed Out Colors

I scanned a book into a pdf, but the room light I used to illuminate the pages caused the scans to have a washed out effect The black text at the top of the page is light in the scans. The lack of ...
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Adobe Illustrator 2023 URLEncoding "fi" in hyperlinks

I'm trying to create a PDF document with clickable hyperlinks using Abode Illustrator 2023, however I've noticed a weird issue - if the URL contains the characters "fi" they will be replaced ...
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import layered pdf to inkscape

I imported a layered PDF to Inkscape and edited that. after saving as again to PDF, my file is not a layered one. how can I edit a layered PDF file and export it as a layered file?
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Modify PDF of SVGs fill via command line automation

I have PDFs made of of SVGs, one per page. Old PDFs were created with SVGs with a fill color of #000000, but we have and want newer PDFs with a fill color of #b5b5b5. Until now, I'll go in by hand ...
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How do I convert a one page PDF file into several smaller (8.5" by 11") pages?

There is a related question already posted here How to print a PDF with large pages onto multiple smaller sheets of paper? However, at the moment, we do not desire to print the picture out on paper....
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inDesign: Placed PDF hyperlinks won't work in exported Interactive PDF, Any fixes?

I have a document that made out of collage of a bunch of PDFs! These documents are contained with lits of Hyperlinked text and images, but when placed, and re-exported to Interactive PDF, they are not ...
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Exported PDF from InDesign 1 of 200 pages exported without contents

I have been working on a 200 page PDF for about 3 years now. Every couple weeks or so the client has an update and a new version is created for the website's download page. There are technically three ...
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Why is InDesign exporting my pdf with compression artefacts only visible on the background?

I'm in the process of literally giving my old CV a new coat of paint. My old, working export settings for getting a clean pdf have been lost with the last re-installing of Windows. It should not be as ...
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How to prevent inkscape to save svg to pdf with multiple pages?

I'm using mac OS. First I saved the svg to pdf. I got a single page pdf which is needed form me. But later I edited it a bit, added somthing, the convertied pdf became 2 pages. Does anyone know how to ...
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PNG & PDF colors different on same printer

UPDATE: This issue has been resolved. The culprit was Acrobat DC Pro. I started noticing other issues when using the program. Did an uninstall/reinstall, and the colors are now printing perfectly. ...
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Inkscape Issues Importing PDF Text: Case and 'fi' Rendering

I am trying to make minor edits to an existing PDF that I have imported into Inkscape, but am having issues with the rendering of the text from the PDF. Letters that are combined in certain, such as '...
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How to create Navigation tabs to parent and sub parent tabs in Indesign?

Looking to create a interactive PDF with Indesign making parent tabs and sub tabs while going to their page on the Indesign document. I have found different burger menu or navigation tab examples, but ...
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Conversion to pdf file? [duplicate]

I'm having trouble exporting a file to PDF. These bubbles are vectors, and when I print them directly from Illustrator, they are fine. However, when I convert them to a print-ready PDF, they end up ...
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Indesign PDF-export convert color and transparency blend space

I'm a bit at a loss with this. I have an indesign file that is made for print purposes, but for the pdf-ebook we export it via other joboptions/settings with RGB as it's color destination applied. But ...
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Inkscape: Segments disappear from pdf export

I made this very simple SVG in Inkscape 1.2.2: https://svgshare.com/s/rbx The pdf export (default export settings) looks like this: All of the horizontal segments are missing (everything else is ...
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InDesign: Exporting CMYK doc as RGB

If I want to export a CMYK document as RGB, is it best to go into every swatch, and every placed link, and make sure all the colours are set to RGB before exporting? Or can I just set it to sRGB under ...
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Photoshop: preparing PDF files for spot color printing

My working file is currently a two channel artwork in Photoshop, one black channel with one Pantone spot color channel over it. How do I prepare these files for press? On PDF export it only shows a ...
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EXPORTING PDF for Print from Indesign - 5 colour print with duotones/monotones, plus CMYK

How to export a 5 color doc to print in pdf export from indesign- . Its CMYK plus one pantone special ink. should i select 'no color conversion' or 'convert to CMYK' and expect my spot color to ...
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How to edit PDFs dropped into open Illustrator document?

I'm a total newbie with Adobe. I have a bunch of plots and am trying to put them together and make a figure with a series of panels. I noticed that when I open a PDF in Illustrator, I can edit the ...
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Illustrator changes the page-information text during saving file as pdf

I need to create PDF-Files for print and add page information to it (there is an option during the exporting pdf). Whenever I save it as PDF there is something like: "ai165599074342" added ...
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Customizing CMYK Halftone Screens in PDF Files

I am looking for a way to adjust the halftone screens of each color channel in CMYK PDF files using Python. I would like to enhance the perceived print resolution of the files using techniques such as ...
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Large PDF with Background Shadow

I have a fairly large pdf file that is a scan and it has a background shadow from a poor scanning job. I want to remove the shadow and found online tools such as screenwritr and pdffiller but they ...
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How do I print this PDF with the A1 dimensions?

https://jordanm.co.uk/downloads/LifeCalendar.pdf I have to print the above PDF for an assignment. When I download the PDF and look at the properties, 420 × 594 mm (portrait) is stated. I want an A1 (...
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Help with a Macro for Corel Draw

Can anybody help me with a macro? I want to save as PDF a multiple page facing page booklet from Corel draw but CorelDraw 2020 not save as Printer's spread mode. I want a macro what can arrange the ...
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Excessively large PDFs when converting from SVGs

Here is what I tried: Save this maths formula from Wiki as SVG Open the SVG in Adobe Illustrator Save it as PDF (File / Save as / Format PDF) I noticed that the file size of the PDF is 60x times ...
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Scribus – can I export facing pages combined?

I have created a document with facing pages. It’s for a foldable flyer with four flyer-pages in total, each in A5 format. The printer shop does the folding for me, but expects the input document to ...
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Is it possible to merge a facing pages layout with a Non-facing pages layout in a PDF?

I need to insert a facing pages PDF document into a single pages PDF document, is it possible to do this and keep the structure of both? This means that the result should be one document in which you ...
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GIMP Gray borders Fill with BG Color in PDF exported file

In GIMP I dont these see borders. The same when I export jpg or png. Only PDF give me these ugly borders. I have selected area with the select tool, then I clicked right mouse button->edit->fill ...
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Change the form of the artboard (Illustrator or Indesign) and save it as PDF without background

I want to create a PDF for a customer in which each page has a different shape than a quadrangle. It should be a PDF-file without a background (also no grid or no white background). In the end each ...
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Font/Type fill-rule issue with intersecting shapes in InDesign PDFs

With some fonts in InDesign (in this case, HEX Franklin), the PDFs that are exported show weird rendering issues (see screenshot). I tried reading up on this, but couldn't find a clear answer as to ...
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How I can export pdf file in .cdr. (File made in adobe photoshop)

As printer guy said he needs .cdr file for printing. I have coral but, don't know how to use coral draw. Please help me. This is very big problem to me right now. Anyone know easiest way to solve this ...
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Is there a way to edit or import List Items from/to a Combo Box in InDesign?

I'm currently working on translating an interactive PDF in InDesign and I am wondering if there is a way to edit already written List Items instead of having to delete and adding new ones each time I ...
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Illustrator PDF: When to tick "Use Document Bleed Settings"?

If saving a PDF from Illustrator, when should one enable the "Use Document Bleed Settings" option? And in what cases should one leave this option disabled? The reason I ask is, we leave some ...
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Created Tiled Print Layouts with Page Overlap in CorelDraw 2021

I draft sewing patterns in CorelDraw 2021 and I'm attempting to create an 8.5" x 11" paper size tiled PDF that has some overlap with the pages to the right and underneath...for those who don'...
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How to split-view a single pdf in Acrobat so that two non-consecutive pages are side-by-side?

Question: How can I split a document so I can view one full page of the document on the left and a different page on the right? Background: I have a document with portrait-oriented pages, and want to ...
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Can I use interactive buttons in InDesign to display "answer"?

Our job ticketing system at work is super inefficient for what we do, so I'm trying to make a job ticket that allows us to check a few boxes and copy/paste any relevant details. I used check boxes for ...
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Batch printing PDFs different amount of times

Is there a way to do a batch print where you can specify how often the respective pdfs have to be printed. like print the first pdf 100 times, the second 80 and the third only 5 times. Maybe with an ...
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How to test what your PDF looks like without installed (special) fonts

I remember that Adobe Acrobat used to allow to switch between a view of your document based on installed and embedded fonts and a view based on embedded fonts only. That option no longer seems to be ...
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How do I create a new copy of a signed PDF without signatures to make a template?

I cannot find anything on this that is helpful. Mostly it is about removing your own signatures to edit a PDF. We have a PDF file that was signed, and the people who signed it have left the company. ...
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