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Editing pdf in Illustrator

New Here ,
Nov 09, 2017 Nov 09, 2017

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Hello there!

My question: What shall I do to edit my file in Illustrator again?

The story: I have worked in Illustrator and I have finalized the file as PDF. Once I tried to open the pdf in Illustrator a little window opened, saying: "Open PDF. Select a page from the PDF to open...(Rest of the message could be seen here: http://file:///Users/zsokaliptak/Desktop/Screen%20Shot%202017-11-10%20at%200.14.02.png

I was unable to edit the file.

So the question again: What shall I do to edit the PDF file again in Illustrator?

Thank you for the help!

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Nov 09, 2017 Nov 09, 2017

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I could not see your image.

The native file format is .ai for Adobe Illustrator, illustrator is not made to edit .pdfs. If you plan to edit a .pdf in illustrator again make sure you check, that will help.

Screen Shot 2017-11-09 at 5.49.23 PM.png

Best though that you open a .pdf and save immediately to .ai format if you wish to try using illustrator to edit pdfs.

Can you post a copy of he pdf using a dropbox or similar ftp link. I have a few workarounds which might work such as opening the .pdf in acrobat and exporting.

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Nov 09, 2017 Nov 09, 2017

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Thank you for your comment, Mike!

I know that ai would have been the best to save the file, but I used this way many times and there was no problem with the reopening before.

If there is a chance to repair the file somehow I will never save my work to PDF, if I still want to edit it. But there is too late to think about that.

Could you send me an email address to share the file with you (via Dropbox)? If it is ok with you?

Thanks.

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Nov 13, 2017 Nov 13, 2017

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Hello Zsoka,

Got your file, and this is a multipage pdf. Not sure how you worked with this before. Did you use a script to convert pdf pages to multiple illustrator artboards. I tried the oldscript I had, but that eroded out and gave me not results.

But you should be able to open 1 page at a time

Screen Shot 2017-11-13 at 10.11.01 AM.png

You will like;y get font error, and this is one of many reason opening a .pdf in illustrator is not a good as opening the native .ai format. Layers are lost, you get extra masks, on items, type blacks are broken up.

Screen Shot 2017-11-13 at 10.11.43 AM.png

If I place the file as .pdf, I get the fonts correctly, but cannot edit.

Screen Shot 2017-11-13 at 10.18.43 AM.png

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Nov 13, 2017 Nov 13, 2017

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Good news an older version of CarlosCanto 's script was able to convert to .ai. Will send you a link.

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New Here ,
Feb 14, 2018 Feb 14, 2018

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Please send me the script too?

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Aug 10, 2023 Aug 10, 2023

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Hi! Can you send me the link too, I just did this mistake  :s

Thanks!

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New Here ,
Nov 13, 2017 Nov 13, 2017

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Oh My!

Thanks a lot, Mike!

Yes, it was definitely not a great idea to save the artboards into PDFs. I was trying to kill two birds with one stone. This is a presentation too.

I got the link and I'll try to open it.

I am so appreciated, hope I can also help you out with something!

Best,

Zsoka

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