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Graphic Destruction

Explorer ,
Nov 23, 2021 Nov 23, 2021

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hi all, see this is pdf left side i place and then flattened it in illustrator to avoid font loose , but this is completely destroyed graphic shapes ,but  if i just embed the destructive graphic is perfect in shpae but loose fonts , how we solve this issue in illustrator , plz waiting your answer

 

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Adobe Community Professional , Nov 24, 2021 Nov 24, 2021
Illustrator can only properly parse a PDF that originated in Illustrator, and was saved with Illustrator compatibility enabled. By @John Mensinger
AND was saved in a lower or the same version that you use when opening the file. In which case Illutrator won't even touch the PDF, but will go straight ahead to the embedded AI file.

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Enthusiast ,
Nov 24, 2021 Nov 24, 2021

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Hi @rehana36276218, in my experience, unless the pdf was saved from Illustrator with  edit ability, it will usually be a mess, like your example. I would be asking whoever supplied the pdf whether they have an .ai file.

Sorry not much help from me. 

- Mark

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 24, 2021 Nov 24, 2021

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Illustrator can only properly parse a PDF that originated in Illustrator, and was saved with Illustrator compatibility enabled. Otherwise, you get what you get. If you need to edit that piece of artwork, you need it's native construct in the original file format, and the application in which it was built.

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Nov 24, 2021 Nov 24, 2021

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Illustrator can only properly parse a PDF that originated in Illustrator, and was saved with Illustrator compatibility enabled.


By @John Mensinger

 

AND was saved in a lower or the same version that you use when opening the file.

 

In which case Illutrator won't even touch the PDF, but will go straight ahead to the embedded AI file.

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Advocate ,
Nov 24, 2021 Nov 24, 2021

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"this is pdf left side" - so that has the fonts and looks good - so why do you need to do anything to it?

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Explorer ,
Nov 24, 2021 Nov 24, 2021

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Dear i need to edit colors and shapes and as well as text both. 

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Advocate ,
Nov 24, 2021 Nov 24, 2021

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if you are editing the text then you must have the fonts, still not understanding why you need to flatten the file, save with pdf compatability, or if you must, do a save-as on your final file (so you have a copy with editable text), then outline fonts.

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LEGEND ,
Nov 24, 2021 Nov 24, 2021

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Illustrator is NOT a general PDF editor. This is not a popular fact, but it is true. So DON'T DO THIS. 

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Advocate ,
Nov 24, 2021 Nov 24, 2021

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Fear not, none of us are editing pdfs with Illustrator. None. No one. Zilch. Nada. 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Nov 24, 2021 Nov 24, 2021

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Lol. It's a standard part of my workflow.

 

Oo, did I just type that out loud?

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Enthusiast ,
Nov 24, 2021 Nov 24, 2021

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I know Adobe Illustrator is not supposed to be used to open and edit artwork within PDF files. Some of us have no other choice unfortunately. Customer provided artwork is often plagued with technical problems. For much of my work I need vector-based artwork. More often than not customers will send the first JPEG image they find of their "logo." When I ask for something like an Adobe Illustrator file they'll stick the same JPEG image inside an Adobe Illustrator AI container, or inside a PDF.

We get a lot of bad PDFs too. In many cases that is the best the customer can offer. I strongly recommend Astute Graphics' Vector First Aid plugin for Adobe Illustrator: https://astutegraphics.com/plugins/vectorfirstaid
The plugin can automatically clean up a lot of the junk found in PDF files that aren't Illustrator-friendly. The plugin can eliminate lots of duplicate objects that have no fill or stroke, delete unnecessary clipping masks, join paths that have been broken open for whatever reason and lots of other things. Vector First Aid is not perfect. Many PDFs not generated by Illustrator will still need a good bit of technical work. But Vector First Aid can speed up the process by eliminating a lot of confusing duplicate objects and other trash in the file. 

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