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    Junior Member plain will become famous soon enough plain will become famous soon enough
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    Things You'll Need

    Adobe Illustrator

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    Launch Adobe Illustrator by double-clicking its icon on your computer desktop or by selecting it from the "Start" menu in the lower left-hand corner of the screen.
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    Click "File" in the top menu bar of the Illustrator window and select "Open" from the drop-down menu.
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    Navigate to the Illustrator file that you wish to convert. Click on the file and press "Open." Adobe will now render the graphic file and display it in the main Illustrator window. Make any last-minute modifications to the graphics where needed.
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    Click "File" and select "Save As PDF."
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    Choose the type of PDF to which you wish to convert the Illustrator file. Adobe Illustrator allows you to convert an Illustrator file to "PDF/X-1a" or "PDF/X-3." The latter PDF format saves the Illustrator's color management information so that the PDF images display correctly. This is not an issue if you are merely exporting the Illustrator file as a PDF for preview purposes, though some clients may prefer to see the most exact replica of the graphical file as possible. Both PDF/X-1a and PDF/X-3 are compatible with the most recent versions of Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Acrobat.
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    Set any additional PDF preferences that you may have, such as where to include the graphics as color bitmaps or grayscale bitmaps.
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    Click "Save As PDF" in the lower right-hand corner of the dialog box. Adobe Illustrator will then convert and export the file as a PDF

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    Nice tutorial, i usualy use Illustrator with several artboards

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    Quote Originally Posted by knollo88 View Post
    simply rename *.ai to *.pdf
    No!!! Read or re-read carefully my previous post (#42): changing the extension to force the .AI file to act as a PDF works ONLY with double components Illustrator files, those .AI saved WITH the option "Compatible PDF", option that makes the .AI file contain the native Illustrator datas PLUS a PDF datas component...

    ... but, the initial question of this thread (re-read post #1) is about processing non-pdf-compatible Illustrator files: these files do not contain any PDF component, so changing their extension will not make them act like PDF!!!

    (and if you try to open them with Acrobat, you'll get a warning text saying something like "This Adobe Illustrator file doesn't contain any PDF data, resave it with the "Compatible PDF" option activated...")
    Last edited by leila; 07-23-2011 at 12:11 PM.

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    If they save with pdf content. You could just right click and open the file with Acrobat. However they must ensure the artwork is in the artboard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sagi View Post
    <<this way created file big size. is not suitable sent email or ftp.

    >> save as EPS(include link file if you have) and use Acrobat Distiller rip with mode Press quatily if you want print offset and mode Standard to view.

    «Creat PDF Compatible File» ¿Preserves the quality of the images linked if you use the document .ai directly? ¿is for only preview?

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    AI can do everything that acrobat can do.

    Just import all the pdfs that you want to merge, into ai and export it again to pdf

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    What's more powerful tool than Acrobat Pro X to edit PDF content? Illustrator!

    Illustrator is the ultimate PDF manipulation utility. I've decompossed a lot of PDFs with it. Well at least it's good at something since it sucks major ass when it comes to Illustration due to poor bezier abilities.

    It would be great if it could save as PDF by default instead of .Ai but I guess they have a reason for it.

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    If you want to save the file as a PDF.
    You must set option of resolution 300 dpi., Or maximum.
    For quality of the picture.
    Raksutakan(mee)

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    it is as easy as 1,2,3,,,, just use save as option and then file format pdf , thats it

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    you just have to open the file and save it in pdf

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    you can create an Apple Script which can do it for you for a batch. really simple, just google it

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    Scripting should work, there should be a feature within Illustrator.

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    Banned Rob Ouellette is on a distinguished road
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    Any else not understand what 'Conver' means? Been bugging me all day, thanks.

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    AI file will open in Acrobat. Just drag the files over the icon. Then under "file" there's a "create PDF" in that menu at the bottom theres a "batch create."

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    1. If you have latest Acrobat, configure it to convert AI to specific PDF standard. You can then open AI directly from Acrobat, conversion on the fly.

    2. The best way is to open AI in AI and save as PDF.

    Note: Danger of losing some element of the design if you choose #1. For pre-press technicians, the best way is to choose #2 for reliable conversion. Other solutions not recommended. Why? Designers!

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