Questions tagged [pdf]

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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Adobe illustrator export to PDF problem, text invisible

How does one even start to troubleshoot when the following happens. ^^ Important note, the job here is to add pictures to an existing pdf produced elsewhere. You have a textpage in illustrator with ...
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Opening multiple pages of a PDF documents in illustrator at a horizontal angle instead of vertical

I'm trying to to open and edit this PDF file in adobe illustrator for editing purposes but when I open multiple pages or any page it opens and rotates it horizontally instead of vertically like the ...
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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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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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Objects in and made with Indesign not printing to true size or location on page

I created some rectangles in InDesign CS6. I set the document size to A4 portrait 210 x 297 mm, and each rectangle is 80 by 60 mm landscape (see dimensions in top left corner of second screenshot): ...
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Add a permanent scrollbar to a full screen pdf without changing any settings in the reader or removing the touch mode feature

A little bit of a niche question. I have created an interactive pdf that opens in full screen mode (which is a mandatory) and in single pages which works well and includes the touch scroll. One ...
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PDF with layers that show/hide specific symbols (fonts)

I have a large Indesign document (500+ pages) that has 6 special symbols from a font that appears frequently throughout the text. My issue is that when finished, I will also need to create a version ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Automate Bulk Edit Text in Photoshop

I'm more of an artist who just knows enough about coding to be dangerous, so I'm not sure if this is even possible to accomplish, BUT I'm working on a children's book for a client which we created in ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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How to edit a pdf and preserve hyperlinks

I was wondering if it is possible to edit (in my case I want to remove some text) a pdf page, while maintaining the hyperlinks on the page. I have tried using Inkscape, GIMP and LibreOffice (on ...
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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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PDF Print Output is Blank

I have created a Photoshop PDF in Photoshop. The PDF can be sent to my desk printer but the printer only outputs a blank page. My printer is a humble monochrome HP LaserJet P1102w. I am saving the ...
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Save as two formats automatically {Inkscape}

Is it possible to make inkscape save two formats not just one at a time? Preferably without appearing where to save the file every time, because I would predefine it, and without appearing portable ...
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Is there a software or programming method for document (PDF) separation? [closed]

Is there a software for separating multiple PDF documents? Maybe with some sort of AI? For instance, I have multiple scanned PDFs and in each PDF I have tons of different documents inserted together. ...
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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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Which is the differences between an .ai and a editable .pdf file? [duplicate]

Why do I save in .ai though the editable .pdf do the same thing?
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InDesign to Word: Issues with spacing when editing Word document.

I created a document in inDesign, exported it to PDF, and then exported the PDF into word. The formatting and style looks fine but my issue is when I try to edit the content in the word document. The ...
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Illustrator CC changing color of half my file on PDF export [closed]

Using Illustrator CC, we save all our CMYK illustration files in PDF format. I just encountered a file where the copied half of the file (the design just copied over to the second half of the paper) ...
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Cannot select all text in PDF exported from InDesign CS5.5 [closed]

I discovered some text cannot be selected in the exported PDF of a catalog. The text descriptions of products needs to be copy-able so that vendors can reuse the original descriptions easily. Once a ...