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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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What could be problem, when exporting to pdf from gimp

When exporting a file from gimp to pdf format, to include in publication, the items show up with a gray border on left and right, much shorter than full-scale. I’ve checked the dimensions on pages ...
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need help with creating/editing Interactive PDF

beforehand I apologize for my not-so accurate description and weak English. So I have designed an agreement (or contract) form with several pages in adobe Illustrator, and i want to have the last page ...
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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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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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Exporting two pages as one in PDF file

I am designing a booklet: the print house needs the two sides of the booklet to be on a single PDF page. When exporting the PDF from Scribus, I found a way to make it such that PDF viewers display the ...
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PDF export automatisation with different data for each document (indesign or acrobat dc)

For creating several identical invoice pdfs, I made a template in Indesign. How can I export multiple pdfs with different address fields and dates of purchase based on something like .xml .csv or .vcf?...
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Photoshop PDF not appearing in Save As - too large document?

I've got a banner that is 43,000px x 8,500px @96dpi done in Photoshop but the PDF option does not come up in the Save As. Only if I reduce it to 30,000px across will the Save As PDF option come up. Is ...
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Display of an calculator like Texas Instruments or CASIO: suggestions

My question is this: I would reproduce the screen of a graphic calculator like the image below: what might be the possible solutions? I use LaTeX (related question) and I remember that there was a ...
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Round artboard corners in Illustrator

How can I round the corners of the artboard to follow the rounded rectangle that I have covering it? (the end goal is export it as a PDF)
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Is it possible to change the saving preferences for PDF in Adobe Illustrator

Generally I create pdf pages in Adobe illustrator and save it as pdf with "Preserve Illustrator Editing Capabilities", "Embed Page Thumbnails" etc for editing it at later. But when ...
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How to greek a piece of text in a .pdf that I make in InDesign?

Is there a quick way to greek a piece of text in InDesign? As in, replace paragraphs of text with horizontal grey bars? At the moment, I'm using the Underline options to give the text I want to greek ...
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Intersecting Path cancel each other out in Adobe Illustrator

I have a really weird issue in Illustrator and I can't imagine that I am the only one who stumbled across this. I am trying to make a standardized icon set for use in Powerpoint. Other people working ...
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Colors are washed out when editing an imported PDF in Illustrator

I was given a PDF map to recolour in Illustrator. I've added some Pantone colours to my colour library. When I assign those colours to a shape in the map, the colour is washed out. The opacity is 100% ...
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PDF only with JPG photo is 7 times larger than original

I start a file in Illustrator with these settings: I save the file with these settings (no PDF compatible file): The AI file weighs 1.1 MB. I place a JPG picture from a DSLR camera which weighs 4.4 ...
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InDesign: export single pages as spreads

There seems to be a lot of guides out there on how to convert spreads to single pages in InDesign... but what about the other way round? E.g. I'm currently setting up a brochure (with facing pages) so ...
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Is there a way or software for non-designers to customize PDF design?

In the organization I work with - we often have PDFs we use for Sales that I have to customize to the client we sell to. This happens often with the same PDFs. The salesmen want the flagship document ...
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Why is PDF much larger than PNG for a vector design?

Following Safe size for printing image from browser, I saved my Illustrator file with vector drawings as a PDF. It weighs three times more than the PNG export of the same file at 300 ppi, 4.2 MB ...
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Inkscape: Stroke width different when exporting .pptx to PDF

So I created an infographic in Inkscape that I use in my Powerpoint-Presentation (Office 2016). When I save my presentation as .pdf, the stroke width changes (it becomes much thicker). The same ...
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Scribus export to PDF results in a large file size (compared to the included JPEG)

I am trying to add a JPEG image to a Scribus document, and then to export it as PDF; the file size of the resulting PDF should not be much higher. I just added a frame for an image, loaded the JPEG ...
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Hyperlink Image Figma

Is there a way to hyperlink and image or text in Figma to be clickable when exported as a PDF? Thanks in advance.
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Hidden guide lines in Illustrator are included and visible in PDF after export

I am working on a Disc Makers 12 panel booklet template on Illustrator CS2. I have 6 illustrator files: front and back / 1and2 / 3and4 / 5and6 and so on. All are text only (cut and paste) with the ...
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How to edit a multi-page PDF in Photoshop?

I have an exam paper scanned and saved as a PDF and I'm supposed to check it (correcting and giving marks). However, I lost the original hardcopy of this exam paper and I only have the scanned version ...
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automate PDF presentation changes file to 72 dpi, I need it to remain at 300 dpi

I want to save individual PS6 files into one PDF to upload to kindle to create a book. My images in PS6 are all 8"x6" @ 300dpi. When I automate PDF presentation, no matter how I save it, the newly ...
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Recomendations of Word-to-PDF with high quality and keeping hyperlinks?

I want to save a Word (2016) as a PDF but keeping the native high quality of images and text hyperlinks. Currently I am able to do only one of those at once: I can retain hyperlinks if I use the ...
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Keeping image-quality when saving Word as PDF

I would like to keep SVG images inserted in a Word (2016) document without lowering their native quality (first image) when saved as PDF. Default save-to-PDF from word messes up the images' quality (...
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Is it possible to review the ink management options I chose in a cPDF?

For creating certified PDFs, I use multiple settings like PDF standard, as well as colour conversion into FOGRA profiles. When working in a strict identity, I use 'preserve numbers' to keep the exact ...
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Can you add an “undo” step in an action in Photoshop?

I'm trying to make an action that will: Crop the left half of the image Save as a PDF Undo the crop Crop the right half of the image Save as a PDF Undo the crop Go up one layer Repeat for all layers ...
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Change background on jpeg/pdf [closed]

I purchased a file online for an invitation that is a jpeg and pdf. I love the design but hoped to change the background from a cream to a chalkboard look. (I suppose I’ll find clip art or stock photo ...
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How can I simultaneously darken all black text in a PDF of an old scanned book?

I prefer a free solution that uses just Adobe Acrobat or Reader. If other software is necessary, I have GIMP. I don't have Adobe Photoshop. It's doubtless too unproductive for me to edit each page; ...
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Illustrator: Remove white lines from PDF export

I have two illustrator files containing low poly designs. I have exported both of them and one of them has lots of white lines in between the different shapes I have drawn (see below for images): I ...
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Flatten PDF layers on job export

I read a good book on DTP. The author stated, that one should flatten layers on PDF export from them DTP program. Unfortunately the author doesn't explain this further. I would like to ask, why ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut I can make to automatically fill a selected polygon area in LibreOffice Draw?

I'm aware that there is a shortcut simply to open the Fill Area menu, but I'm tired of moving my mouse around as I have several, rather large PDFs I have to fill boxes in to answer questions. My ...
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Do not attach ICC profiles to placed images

I just read a good book on DTP. The autor stated, that one should not attach color ICC profiles to images placed in a publication (say when placing an image into InDesign document). The author doesn'...
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Illustrator: How to print things outside of the artboard?

I'm basically trying to accomplish this: Print art that lies on AND outside of the artboard while maintaining the dimensions of the artboard when file is sent as a PDF (art outside of the artboard is ...
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Gray lines appearing around expanded vector shapes when exporting PDF

So I vectorized some images and expanded them, but when I export them as PDFs they have these gray lines around them. How can I remove them? (But without rasterizing; rasterizing it makes the colors ...
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Inkscape : Export as pdf results in blank files

I used to edit and sign pdf forms using Inkscape 0.91 on Ubuntu. For the past 2 weeks, I have been unable to do it. I can import and embed pdf files in Inkscape, add text and paths, but when ...
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How to trace multiple images at once, like batch processing

I'm a student, and I'm trying to go (kinda) paperless. I write stuff on my whiteboard, or a notebook then I scan it with my phone, and bring it into my windows laptop. My plan is to vectorize the ...
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How many inches/mm is left as margin on a standard A4 paper?

Is there a standard length of margin left that works for all printers? On my note taking app I want to know how much space to leave so that when I export to PDF and print (on HP, Brother, Epson, you ...
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Inkscape - reduce size of images in exported PDF

In my Inkscape file, i have some pictures. Some of them are cropped, others are downsized/small relative to the paper size. But when I export a PDF, the images are included in original resolution ...
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Can I export in PDF a whole Invision DSM?

I suppose it's not possible, but got some doubts yet.
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How to check total ink coverage using open source tools?

Any open source tool to check total ink coverage in PDF files (vector artwork) ?
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Convert Resume from Photoshop to ??? to improve PDF quality

I've made a huge mistake. I found a cool template for a resume that I liked and spent hours making it what I wanted in photoshop only to find out that saving as PDF makes all the text look blurry. I'...
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Can't export an object with “screen” blending from Illustrator

I need help with exporting on Illustrator :) Can't find an answer anywhere! I am trying to export a large design as PDF (press quality), and I have a layer (gradient circle) with a screen blending. I ...
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Make font same size across PDF tables

I am putting multiple tables into my InDesign document, created in PDF format (using LaTex). The PDF are not rasterized. When I change the size of the frame, and rescale the graphic, the relative size ...
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Can I export a PDF from Inkscape with a vectorized blur or shadow?

In Inkscape, I can draw a circle and add a blur. If I save that document as a PDF, the blur is only kept if I rasterize it. I'd like the PDF to keep the blur without rasterizing it. Same goes for a ...
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How do I add a number of days to a GREP date in InDesign?

I'm building an invoice template, and I'd like to have a field for the due date automatically be set to two or three weeks from the date modified. Is this possible in InDesign?
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Open source PDF to grayscale conversion tool

I need a PDF (vector) to grayscale conversion in Linux CLI. Any open source tool to achieve that task? I have already tried ghostscript for that task grayscale conversion was happen but fonts are ...
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Illustrator saves an empty pdf file

The pdf can be viewed in illustrator, but can't read as a pdf. The pdf is empty. Very weried. I have upload the file here, you can see that the file is 155k, not empty, but when open using pdf reader,...
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Fully responsive presentations

I'm in need to create a responsive power-point like presentation that is landscape on desktop and portrait on mobile. PDF's could also work. Which would be the best practice and is there a way to ...
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Conversion to PDF/X-1a renders image worse (Adobe Acrobat)

NEW INFORMATION (23-12-2019): The problem specifically seems to be in this: Transparency used (soft mask in image) If I only flatten this in Acrobat, the black image becomes lighter/grey, and ...

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