How do I save in PDF format on latest version which can be opened in CS6 version?

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Oct 15, 2021 Oct 15, 2021

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Hi,

 

I am using the latest version of Illustrator (I have a subscription) and my colleague uses version CS6.

 

I need to be able to save my files in PDF format which she can open and edit in CS6.

 

I know that I can save ai files which are CS6 compatiable, but the company keep all design in PDF format for the ease of sharing with clients.

At the moment when she opens my PDF version in her CS6 version the drawing looks strange, with strange grouping ang extra lines etc.

How do I save my work in PDF format which she can open in CS6 please?

Many thanks.

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Adobe Community Professional , Oct 15, 2021 Oct 15, 2021
Just save the file as Illustrator .ai and choose version CS6. Make sure Create PDF Compatible File is checked. When saved, change the extension to .pdf

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Just save the file as Illustrator .ai and choose version CS6. Make sure Create PDF Compatible File is checked.

When saved, change the extension to .pdf

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Thank you! It works!!!

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Good to hear that helped.

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Can this also be done on the iPad? 

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No this cannot be done on the iPad.

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