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How can I insert a vector object (logo) into a pdf?

New Here ,
Jun 27, 2018 Jun 27, 2018

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I'm trying to create a PDF and insert the logo for a company. I'd like to insert it as a vector so that it can be extracted later, but the options for inserting images don't allow any vector file types, and when I try to copy and paste the object directly from Illustrator, an unwanted white background is included. Is there any way to do this?

I know that I can just save it as a png, but I really want to retain the vector information. Thanks

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Jun 27, 2018 Jun 27, 2018

Yes, from the Layers Palette on the left side of Acrobat, you can use the Import as Layer function to bring in existing PDF (vector saved from Illustrator or any other PDF content) as a new layer in your PDF file. You can position, scale, etc. that content. You can then flatten the layer into the rest of the page if so-desired.

Works like a charm (but a function that isn't well known about)!

          - Dov

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Yes, from the Layers Palette on the left side of Acrobat, you can use the Import as Layer function to bring in existing PDF (vector saved from Illustrator or any other PDF content) as a new layer in your PDF file. You can position, scale, etc. that content. You can then flatten the layer into the rest of the page if so-desired.

Works like a charm (but a function that isn't well known about)!

          - Dov

- Dov Isaacs, former Adobe Principal Scientist (April 30, 1990 - May 30, 2021)

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Jan 31, 2023 Jan 31, 2023

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Hello @Dov Isaacs, I can only import my vector (saved as pdf) as layer into an existing document, however:

  1. how do I import a vector file in high quality format into a PDF as a layer? The only acceptable formats that I can only import are standard image format like jpg, png etc., and pdf format. That means I will have convert my vector file into PDF then import it. Is there an alternate format in which I can import into an existing PDF as layer while it retains it being a vector? I don't want to import a converted .ai file to PNG as layer because it spoils the image quality.
  2. after importing an image as layer, I can't seem to manipulate it as in dragging or resizing it to a specific position. How do I do that?

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Jan 31, 2023 Jan 31, 2023

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Dov has left Adobe now... "That means I will have convert my vector file into PDF then import it"  Yes, why is that a problem? A vector PDF is a normal way to exchange vectors. Why do you say it converts to PNG or spoils the quality?

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Jan 31, 2023 Jan 31, 2023

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Saving your .ai to .pdf from illustrator (using the default settings) will preserve vectors. Do that, then import the pdf as a layer into your existing pdf. Alternately, place the original pdf and your .ai file into InDesign, where you will have good control over position and size, then export to a new pdf.

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Jan 31, 2023 Jan 31, 2023

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@Luke Jennings3 thanks. I actually did exactly how you described before you could reply here.  I don't have InDesign install but I figured out maybe I can open the pdf in Illustrator then place my vector there this way and save it into a new PDF.

 

@Test Screen Name I meant to say that I used to Export my vector from *.ai to PNG and I would add that to an existing PDF by editing it.  I realise it would rather raster my image when printed although on screen even in 400% zoom that appeared flawlessly smooth. 

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