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Since you haven't shown your PDF export settings, I can only make some guesses. If you have the "Preserve Illustrator editing capabilities" option checked when exporting the PDF, that could explain a larger than expected file size. Basically, that setting saves both the AI file data and the PDF data in the one file. Try disabling it. Obviously, ...


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It is possible to learn how to do this. However, you should realize that graphic design is a design field you need to know quite much more than, PDF template with different styles to begin with. First you need to know are these PDF files meant for printing. If they are you should spend a few weeks- a few months next to a printer so that you understand how ...


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Yes The missing font will not render properly upon output. When you output a Photoshop document for printing, the font data is read from the font file and included. Without that font data, you will get a "best guess" low resolution raster interpretation of the font. i.e. poor. Linking to a layered Photoshop document with InDesign is no different ...


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Acrobat > Preferences > Page Display > Show Transparency Grid What's transparent in Illustrator is transparent in Acrobat. Acrobat, designed for reading or printing, merely shows white rather than the transparency grid. Much the same way Illustrator shows white rather than the transparency grid, unless you turn on the grid.


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Not sure how good that book is really, and why we're being flooded with 'smart quotes' from this 'good book'. You don't need to flatten anything in any PDF, ever. There is zero purpose for that. Readers and printers work with layered PDFs. Flat artwork is more common and sometimes more practical with raster (pixel-based) formats like TIF, JPG, PSD, PNG, ...


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InDesign treats linked/placed PDFs as if they are images. You simply can not scale one aspect of a placed PDF while not scaling another. Placed PDFs are seen as one object. Any type within the PDF is not recognized as live type by InDesign. If you want type sizes to remain consistent, you need to set your tables up in InDesign rather than linking to PDFs....


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The tricky solution I came up with: Put text over the image that is the same size as image, hyper link it to desired link, put opacity of font at 0%. Worked like a charm.


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You can't. Sorry, artboards are not "objects" and are always squared corner rectangles.


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The ICC profile you received from the print provider is for their equipment. You should not expect the ICC profile to render proper colors on your equipment. For accurate color from your printer, you need to calibrate the printer and create an ICC profile for your printer. If you want to ensure proper color from a print provider, ask them for a color proof. ...


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There is no built-in A4 to A3 export option, if that's what you needed. You should duplicate the existing A4 artboard and manually resize to A3 as a separate artboard.


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In general Let me spam you another answer: Svg file size more than a png image Here is a graph where the x-axis is the pixel size and the y-axis is the file size. A vector file is mostly independent of the dimensions and a raster image is proportional to it. But that is not the full story. Now let us think in an uncompressed raster image vs a vector file ...


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Set the text color to [None]. Text "with color" will always appear in a PDF, even if there are objects covering it or you select 'white' as its color. The thick underline is a simple rectangle, but as you correctly (and wisely!) double-checked, that actual text still gets rendered first. However: the PDF rendering model does not have an equivalent ...


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Most common image file formats, PDF included, are rectangular in shape. Everything is contained inside a rectangle of a certain size. Then, some formats will allow transparency to be used, in which case you can have rounded corners in the actual artwork, but not in the actual file itself, which will still have sharp, 90-degree corners.


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You may not be able to. I'm not familiar with Scribus, but in looking at the output settings, it doesn't look like that is in a option. You may need to manually create your document to do that. So if your final size is 8.5x11, you will need to make your document 17x11. I would also maybe look into using a different printer. They should easily be able to ...


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When I open the PDF in Illustrator, I receive an error that says: An unknown imaging construct was encountered This suggests either some kind of file corruption, or perhaps there is some incompatible image format/data in there somewhere. Possibly stuff added by the scanning software? After clicking OK, the document does finally open, but on further ...


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Correct: generally, whoever prints this will not see the issue. This is mostly a screen-related problem which depends on the software being used, the device being used, the settings and so on. What you see on your screen may not be what your readers will see on theirs. You cannot control this. Some people will read this on an iPhone 8, others on a 2014 ...


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If they have Adobe Acrobat PRO they can easily add an image or vector to the pdf by using the EDIT PDF tool. Chances are they do not have Adobe Acrobat Pro, so they can use Open Source PDF editor such as Libre Office Draw PDFedit Web tools Web tools: As Billy Kerr mentioned, you can show your client's partners tools such as Small PDF which you allow you ...


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Inkscape can open and save PDFs - while that can be a fairly complicated solution, I've had surprisingly good luck teaching unskilled endusers how to use complex software to do one very specific task (just show them what buttons to click and warn them to never click anything else). Alternately, there's a bit of a hack-ey workaround with PDF form buttons you ...


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It turns out this is a two-part problem. First, there is a change to Windows 10, where when you install a downloaded font, it's not placed in C:\Windows\Fonts unless you install it for all users. This feature allows users who aren't Administrator to install fonts (which is a good thing for lots of people on Windows 10 machines that are locked down). ...


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Replace the problematic clipped or scaled images with bitmap copies (Edit > Make a Bitmap Copy) before making the PDF. The original clipped or scaled versions can stay in their places with no harm if you hide them in the Objects panel. Hidden objects stay out of the PDF. Renaming or keeping the bitmap copies in another layer is essential to retain order. ...


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Some blending modes can not be achieved with ink on paper (CMYK). Screen is one such mode (as is Overlay, dodge, etc) You can't "lighten" an ink by placing another ink on top of it. If your Illustrator Document Color Mode is CMYK, this failure in the Screen blending mode should have been visible the moment you set the mode to Screen. You must be working in ...


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Yes. But it's not technically "Undo". It's a step back in history. Start your action recording and use Edit > Step Backwards after a save.... it should record that. The actual "Undo" menu item won't work and will be disabled.


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If you have Acrobat, there are markup features and tools within Acrobat itself. There's no reason to use Photoshop for general editing markup. Just open the PDF in Acrobat, use the features there and save. -- You can draw, type, highlight, add comments, etc. all in Acrobat. SEE HERE For the Adobe help regarding Acrobat markup.


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You can not actually know how big the file is going to be beforehand. It is perfectly possible that a PNG export is smaller than a PDF file this is especially likely if your file has big raster elements in it since the PDF will contain the full raster data + all layering of such raster data + all the other data while a PNG just contains one flat layer of ...


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All you need to do is "shuffle" your single pages so they are set up in spreads: Note: You don't have to use a 2-page master if you don't need variations between the left and right pages. You can use the same master page for all pages if it is appropriate. The animation above, while showing the concept, was originally created to show how to handle ...


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As above, I don't think Scribus can do this, the printer should be able to cope with two pages. They only reason I think you should be able to do this, is in order to quickly convert to fixed layout ebooks. InDesign will do this.


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The scanner has used clever methods to squeeze the image storage needs to the minimum. There's for ex. a highly compressible extremely unsharp bitmap image which has right color just at the places of the dark brown lines. Inkscape revealed the parts. Then there's an opacity mask for it which has black (=make transparent) nearly everywhere except it makes ...


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If you have access to Acrobat Pro: Option 1: Backup your PDF file Open the PDF in Adobe Acrobat (Pro) Select the page, right click, edit in Photoshop Do your edits in Photoshop Save the image (you might have to merge the layers first) Return to Acrobat to find the updated image in place Repeat for the following pages Option 2: Backup your PDF file Open ...


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Try this: Open your word file in LibreOffice Writer (freeware, portable version exists, it needs no installation) If your file is simple enough it can be recognized well. Export as PDF. Hyperlinks are transferred to PDF. There's numerous export options, one of them is to select image DPI in PDF. Direct export leaves all as is. BTW I haven't your Word ...


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If your document has an Output Intent it should be shown in Output Preview > Simulation Profile like this: I'm not 100% sure, but I don't think a PDF contains information about whether or not swatch numbers were preserved or not. To me it seems a bit like images containing information about whether or not they have previously been converted from another ...


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