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Adobe Acrobat Pro DC Rasterizing a PDF?

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Can you rasterize a pdf in acrobat pro DC to fix a font problem in our print servers?

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Adobe Acrobat Pro DC Rasterizing a PDF?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 01, 2017

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You can try printing as image.

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You can export a PDF as one or multiple image files using File>Export To>Image>... This will rasterize the individual pages, and you can then import those pages again, which converts them to a PDF again.

As Bernd suggested, at print time, you can select the "Print as Image" function, which is available after you select the "Advanced" button:

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I am having the opposite problem. How can I export as a PDF in Adobe Acrobat DC wthout rasterizing?

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????  What are you “exporting” PDF to and how are you doing this?

 

When you normally save a PDF file that conctains non-raster data, i.e. text and vector data, simply saving the PDF file doesn't do any rasterizing.

 

- Dov Isaacs, Principal Scientist, Adobe

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If I do nothing it save fine.

 

My real problem is that in my PDF there is extra art that was never removed because AI includes it when I save. I need to break out my art into multiple art boards for my CNC machine.

 

So when I go to remove the hidden data it does finally get it to the right size it's just now rasterized.

 

I just need to know how to actually crop the PDF and remove the extra lines.

 

See here: https://community.adobe.com/t5/illustrator/how-to-crop-svg-amp-pdf/m-p/11123646?page=1#M176445

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 I've read many times in these forums lately, Adobe Acrobat is not an image editor. So the term rasterizing here... I am not sure about that.

 

If resolution issues are a concern why not save the file as encapsulated postscript (.eps) directly from Illustrator; then open the .eps directly in Acrobat Pro to convert it to PDF?

 

Instead of rasterizing vectorize it. 

 

Since I don't think you're artwork will get impact too dramatically with this other suggestion,  I don't see why saving to .eps wouldn't make sense.  Even saving to a postscripted would make sense to me.  

 

But after taking a look at the link that you provided here, I think that the problem that you're having happens when you use the Print to Image or Save As Image method as suggested.

 

You could've also use  the Optimizer and deal yourself with merging or removing layers and other embedded objects in that PDF.

 

But overall, I think the main problem is that when you use these methods alone, Acrobat will treat the resulting image document as as  a scanned documment.

 

If you try to make any changes using the "Prepare Form" tool you'll get stuck in a loop which forces the user to Save As new PDF (again!).   And if  you try to use the "Edit PDF" tool, then you get stuck in another interesting loop, by which Acrobat runs the  PDF Optimizer automatically (and over and over and over again!  --- even if you turn off the damn feature).

 

And every single time this feature runs automatically it converts the "OCR'ed" image into a searchable Image; thus, forcing alternate text and background elements to it.

 

It degrades the quality of everything and breaks everything up even more.   If this is what is happening to you?

 

If your answer is yes, keep in mind that up to this point  the file hasn't been refried entirely (or like "Document Geek  would coin the term"flattenized" ).

 

If you're going to use the  Print to Image method, you're missing one more step.

 

Click on File --->>"Save As Other" --->>> "Reduced size PDF"  and save this file as a postscript file (.ps)

 

Then open the resulting postscripted file directly in Acrobat and it will convert it back to PDF automatically but this time you won't get the annoying elements that you're referring to. 

 

Every visual aspect of that file  will be now be in  a single (flat)  layer.

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