Multi page PDF

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May 17, 2022 May 17, 2022

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Hi folks,

 

In my office we have two computers, both running the latest versions of Illustrator. We have multi-page PDF's that we need to open in Illustrator and edit. My colleague is able to open the PDF in illustrator, choose which page they would like to edit and then make adjustments. They do not open multiple artboards - only the page which needs editing. When they go to Save, it is saved as a PDF with all of the other pages still in tact even though they weren't visible in Illustrator.

 

However on my computer, I can do exactly the same thing, but when I click Save, it only saves it as a one-page PDF and I lose the remaing pages. Is there something simple that I'm missing on my computer? I'd prefer not to open every page of the PDF in Illustrator across several artboards.

 

Thanks in advance!

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May 18, 2022 May 18, 2022

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Can you check if it helps when you turn off "Save in background" in the ILlustrator preferences?

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May 18, 2022 May 18, 2022

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Thanks for your reply but unfortunately that hasn't solved the problem.

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May 18, 2022 May 18, 2022

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Make sure this box is un-checked...

 

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May 19, 2022 May 19, 2022

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Yep, that box is unticked. I can edit the page in Illustrator so it's not been imported as a link. However, when I click Save, it overwrites the multi page PDF with the single page I've been working on.

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Mentor ,
May 18, 2022 May 18, 2022

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After you edit the page, use Acrobat Pro to open the original multi page PDF and "insert page" in Pro.  Always work on copies. When you insert the page, Acrobat Pro will ask you if you want to replace existing page.

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May 23, 2022 May 23, 2022

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Hi @Nathan22148242akgt,

 

Sorry to hear about the trouble you are facing. I am unable to replicate the issue you are facing. The only way I am able to reproduce the issue you have described is if I do a Save As instead of a normal save.

 

I would recommend updating the app & OS and resetting the Illustrator Preferences (https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/setting-preferences.html).
Disclaimer: Please note that resetting preferences will remove all the custom settings, and Illustrator will launch with default settings.

 Also, please check if moving the PDF to Desktop and then editing resolve the issue or not? If yes, please confirm where the PDF was saved earlier.

 

If this doesn't work, please share a small video of your workflow demonstrating the issue. This would really help us understand the issue you are facing, and we can assist you accordingly.

 

Thanks & Regards,
Anshul Saini

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