When creating a PDF from AI, the doc dmensions (8.5 x 14) is larger in the PDF version. Why is this and how can I correct ot?
Can you please tell us how you open the PDF and where you read the dimensions. Please show a screenshot.
Also: how do you create the PDF using which options?
I created the PDF through Illustrator by "save as." I read the dimensions by "showing" the ruler in Acrobat,
Please check the size of the PDF boxes in Acrobat.
Thanks for responding. What do you mean by "boxes?"
And what do the Print Production Page Boxes show?
Thanks for your question. What do you mean by Print Production Boxes?
Thanks. Ok, now that what the boxes are, how do I "see" or "turn-on" those boxes on my PDF.
Thanks for your patience. Now that I'm getting the lingo down, here's more info. When I was in AI and "saved as" to a PDF, I did check the boxes to put the trim lines in for the printer. I assumed that the trim lines, would produce an 8.5" x 14" document, but they do not. more like 8 3/4 x 14 1/4.
Tonm thanks for your help. I don;t know if you can see Monika's commenrts and my replies to her. Hetre's what I said to her (she asked similar questions as you did) -"When I was in AI and "saved as" to a PDF, I did check the boxes to put the trim lines in for the printer. I assumed that the trim lines, would produce an 8.5" x 14" document, but they do not. more like 8 3/4 x 14 1/4."
What does the Art Box show in Acrobat?
The art box shows .458 for all dimensions.
So the printers marks enlarge the media size. Is that an issue in your production? Most printers ask to not include the marks in the PDF. What about your printer?
Our printer asked for the trim marks. But, again, the trim marks still do not produce an 8.5 x 14.
Please show screenshots of the document setup, of the export setup and of the resulting boxes.
And how does that look in Acrobat?
How large is the AI document?
The AI document, which is a template from NextDay Flyers, is 8 1/2 x 14 at the trim line.
With your setup I get 8.5 x 14
That's interesting. I get 8.750 x 14.25
I get that with the Bleed box.
When you got the 8.5 x 14, what were the four boxes set at: Crop (?); Art(?); Trim(.458); Bleed (?). Say, Ican;t tell how helpful this has been for me. Thanks.
Art and Trim gave the 8.5 x 14. Good to hear that was helpful.