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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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Issues saving PSD as a PDF

Whenever I save my PSD file as a PDF (see below for links), the bottom 6 bullets on the 1st job title listed do not save on the PDF. Any ideas as to why this would happen and how to fix it? PSD File: ...
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Combining artwork into one pdf file with page numbers

I have to submit my digital folio for UNI selection. The requirements are all of my designs have to be in ONE PDF file with page numbers and a brief description of what each piece represents. I have ...
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How to send tiled pages to virtual printer in DIN A0 Format with default margins?

My problem is closely connected to my old problem here, however it is a new question so I open a new thread. The problem is that I am able to split my large pdf file into smaller DIN A0 and send it to ...
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Is SVG conversion to PDF lossless and deterministic?

Assuming an SVG is converted to PDF vector paths. Deterministic: Will program A (e.g. Inkscape) produce the same PDF for a given SVG as program B (e.g. Ghostscript)? Lossless: In the same program, ...
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Batch processing each page of .pdf in Photoshop

I have a 100-something paged .pdf file, and I want to apply the same operation to each page: 1- select blacks with a certain fuzziness 2- erase background 3- copy the layer with blacks, blur, merge ...
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Autofilling pdf from Indesing.

I'm wondering if it's possible to create an interactive pdf from an existing file. Basically I have a Catalog/Pricelist with over 1000 items. What I want to achieve is to create page that would ...
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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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Who is responsible for shrinking an image within a PDF, or to shrink or not to shrink

I create PDFs width wkhtmltopdf tool (renders HTML to PDF) This PDFs are intended to be used for (semi) professional printing. So lets say the printing quality should be 300dpi, and a user places a ...
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Can an EULA (end user license agreement) affect saving a file in different formats?

After creating a design for coffee growlers, I attempted to generate PDF files of my work as well as EPS. For some reason most of my expanded text in my design is missing. Here are images of my work: ...
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Imported image looks good in Inkscape but pixelated in the exported PDF

I want to import some images into my design. I have removed the background in Gimp and when I import them into Inkscape they look almost fine: But when I export as PDF they are pixelated: What you ...
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Why won't FrameMaker output bold text in my document?

Sorry, I'm new here, I hope that this is the right place for my question. In my document, I have a lot of tables with bold text. I just noticed that when I generate the PDF, the bold text is not ...
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Does Myriad exist Unicode TFF format?

I am trying to display the non-breaking dash with itextpdf. However, it can't not display in normal myriad font. But I really want to use Myraid. Therefore I need to find a version of Myraid that ...
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Indesign: exporting multiple certificates, each with a different name, into separate files

I'm looking for efficient way of importing the 1000+ individual names into an InDesign document then exporting out as an individual PDFs (a 1000 page pdf wont work). One name per page. I have created ...
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Do pdfs scale for printing

I have a large vector image I've drawn in adobe illustrator that at some point needs to be printed on a separate machine without access to illustrator. If I shrink the image to decrease file size for ...
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Image quality in custom QuickBooks invoice template

QuickBooks custom invoices can ONLY be created in MS Word. Most of it is fine and I have managed to make something I'm really happy with (considering it's limited capabilities in the design sense) ...
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How to export logo to be used in Word

I have finished my artwork in Illustrator. It is a logo for my company. It is a horizontal rectangle. I am ready for exporting it so I can use it as part of the header in my Word template. I have got ...
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If Adobe Reader appears to be hyperlinking URLs when I didn't hyperlink them in InDesign, what do I do?

In InDesign, I have made sure that URLS in my citations are not hyperlinked. However, when I export the file and open the PDF, I can click on the URLS and access the linked websites. How can I prevent ...
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saving as pdf and EPS in illustrator

I'm trying to save artboards as PDF and EPS. I have the latest version of illustrator. When I got to export > save as ... I don't see these options. Here's the options https://prnt.sc/g0mst6 Any ...
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Why has the file size gone from 2MB to 12MB when making one text change to a 6 page PDF?

I've been given a 6 page PDF that is 2MB in size. I need to edit one of the pages - two simple text edits in illustrator. When I save the file - it jumps to 12MB - I've got no idea why. Doing a ...
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Content on one page disappears after exporting a printable PDF. Acrobat won't print the document [closed]

I created a brochure in InDesign which we need to print. The problem: I export a digital version, with hyperlinks etc. and everything works fine. But as I export the same file for print using the "...
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Change specific color to another in a PDF file

I have a PDF file whose objects' color are either pure Cyan or pure Black or a tint of them (30% Cyan or 50% Black, for example). The objects include texts, line strokes and vector fills. Now, how ...
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Create file with certain specifications from vector graphic/PDF

I've been asked to create a PDF or TIF file with 300 dpi, featuring a logo in grayscale, measuring 1 inch (25.4 mm) width max and 0.5 inch (12.7 mm) in height max. I'm by no means an expert, but I've ...
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How to Placement a multiple page PDF file as artboard in Illustrator CC 2015

I'm trying to Placement a PDF file with 10 pages and need to adjust each page in Illustrator CC 2015. How to Place with Link The PDF file in one single AI files with all artboard within it?
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Acrobat PDF file is having difficulties. Can't open illustrator file

I'm having a problem with and .ai file. It gives me "Acrobat PDF File Format is having difficulties. Object label badly formatted." error. It's pretty frustrating since I have a bunch of work in there,...
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Why does using “Save As” and “Print to PDF” in Ai give different color output?

My colleague A used the "Save As" method to save an AI file (CS6) to PDF file. My colleague B opened the same AI file (CC) and used "Print" to generate a PDF file. When both PDFs were send to print ...
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Overlapping elements creating artifacts

I am creating a PDF for printing, and I got some weird artifacts on places where elements with the same color overlap. My workflow is from Illustrator to InDesign to PDF, and to be honest I dont know ...
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Color change when saving as PDF from Illustrator

This a flower which I created using a watercolour brush in Illustrator: But when I saved it as a PDF, the colour changes like below:
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InDesign: Order of multiple tables of contents in PDF

My book file has a document that contains two separate tables of contents: one occupies pages 1-2 and the other one is on page 3. When I export to PDF, all the items on both TOCs become bookmarks in ...
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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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export pdf cuts of small part of transparent line

I made a logo with 5 leaves. Two of them are transparent. When I export it as a .png, it's good. But when I export it as a .pdf the line of the 2 leaves are cut. I experimented a bit and this only ...
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What is the expected layout when sending small dimension items for printing?

Should small items, like business cards, vouchers, and coupons; be sent to a printer with 1 item per page, or with multiple copies of the same item arranged on a larger page? If it is 1 item per page,...
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PDF Fonts - Text Field Properties

Does anyone happen to know how to change the list of fonts at the top of your font optioins in Acrobat Text Field Properties? It has been bugging me for a while. I would like to put different ...
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Photoshop: losing quality when exporting to PDF

I have created a 1-page flyer in Photoshop at 72dpi as we are not printing this. I finished the artwork and im needing to save it to PDF, but whenever i do so the pdf version is never as good a ...
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How to upscale when exporting to PDF from InDesign

I need to design a roll-up banner that needs to be 850mm X 2150mm. The printers sent a template that was setup at 20% scale in size. I designed my lovely banner with the template, exported it as a ...
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Gimp export project as an image to PDF, I want my texts to stay as text

I designed CV in GIMP. Today I had a call with my future employer. And she said that my CV is great but not useful because she can't select any text from my CV to copy it. Maybe is there some way to ...
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Inkscape: Save as PDF problem: Blackened areas

http://www.willcogis.org/website2014/gis/Data/Attractions_B.pdf The link I provided is to the PDF with problems. There are blackened areas. I think they are being caused by two river layers. The ...
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Convert high resolution images into PDFs for print [closed]

How does one create a single pdf file of several high resolution images to send to printer (For free)? I have been using Canva's very simple process just for this but it sometimes overlaps images ...
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inDesign export settings query

I have a question about an InDesign document setup/ export. I have a task to create an outdoor event poster at these specs. 'Actual size is 2175mm deep x 3230mm wide type area 2095mm deep x 3150mm ...
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pdf: are CID Type 0C fonts better than Type 1 fonts?

For years, I took care to only have Type 1 fonts in the PDF produced by LaTeX. Now switching to LuaLaTex, I realize that LuaLaTex uses by default "CID Type 0C". Example output of pdffonts: name ...
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Photoshop: how to save PDF at a particular file size? [duplicate]

I want to save multiple files into a PDF presentation in Photoshop. When I save it at the high pdf setting the file is much too big. when I save it at the low quality option its too small and the ...
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Is it possible to export PowerPoint presentations to PDF with vector graphics preserved?

Is it possible to export PowerPoint to PDF with vector graphics preserved? Any method I try seems to rasterize all images, even though most, if not all, are .SVG placed in the PPTx presentation. ...
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Illustrator: How do I retain Pantone 4975C when saving an AI and PDF

I inherited a design master file of several labels that has a Pantone color. However when I copy and paste one label I need into a new ai file to be saved as a PDF for printing... I get the error ...
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Interactive PDF with added elements

I'm trying to figure out how to create a couple of PDFs where the basic idea is that there is a salesperson-side form and a customer-side handout. I'm wondering how to create a fillable PDF form that ...
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How do I export a Sketch file with page names to PDF?

I have some files that I need to export to PDF. As a matter of fact, it's quite a repetitive task I have to do almost every day. So far so good, but the resulting PDF only exports pages with numbers ...
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Illustrator business card to PDF with editable fields

I created a new business card design for a client in Illustrator. Usually I just create one for each employee and send it to a print company. If a new employee is hired, I just create a new AI and ...
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How can I import multi-page AI files or PDFs to InDesign CS5.5?

I'm currently using Adobe InDesign CS5.5 and Illustrator CS5.1. I'm working on a school project in which I have to make a book in InDesign and I would like to import either an AI file or PDF created ...
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Is (an on screen) PDF a good indicator as to how it will look when printed?

I have to design something for an exhibition / trade show. As it's such a large print (230in x 100in) I made my file at half the size 115in x 50in. So when I save the pdf and zoom in to 200% because ...
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PDF Form Calulations

I have a PDF form with calculations that I just created and I intend on using it as an order form. I created it in Excel then brought it into Acrobat Pro DC (Mac OS) to create the form. Its just a ...
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Adobe InDesign: Simple “animation” in interactive PDF

I would like to use InDesign to create a very simple interactive PDF in which a sound file is playing while a couple of elements appear over time. Is something like that possible within an interactive ...
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How do I create a PDF invitation template my customer can edit the text only themselves?

I am trying to figure out how I create a downloadable PDF template of a wedding invitation design that my customers can edit themselves. They will be approx 2 fonts used on each template and the ...