No PDF Import Options dialog

Community Beginner ,
Aug 07, 2021 Aug 07, 2021

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I am trying to open an Illustrator-made PDF in Illustrator, and I need the PDF Import Options dialog box, but the PDF just opens automatically. How do I turn on the dialog box? I also updated Illustrator today so that shouldn't be an issue.

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Aug 07, 2021 Aug 07, 2021

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If the PDF just opens, then there's an ambedded AI file in the PDF. You should be really happy about that, because importing and then editing a PDF would be a pain in the rear.

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Aug 07, 2021 Aug 07, 2021

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I know there is an embedded AI file in it, I made the file in AI. I am making a printable pattern that needs to be tiled, so I need to open the PDF and get the dialog box in order to tile it correctly. If I change the scaling to "tile full pages" in the Print dialog, it does not print correctly. Nor does it if I open the PDF in Reader and print it from there. I am trying to use this method and I need the PDF Import Options dialog box to do it. 

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Aug 07, 2021 Aug 07, 2021

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In order to get the PDF import options, you will need to save it as a PDF without the Illustrator editable option. Save it with a different name so you don't lose editability.

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Nov 23, 2021 Nov 23, 2021

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Monika, 

What if there is a page two and three? I can only open page one, becaase the PDF Import Options did not populate. How do I open page 2 and three of the PDF?

 

Thank you, 

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Nov 23, 2021 Nov 23, 2021

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Your issue is probably different. Please create a new thread and tell us about your system, Illustrator version and the file.

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Nov 23, 2021 Nov 23, 2021

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Yeah, that is not my job to QA your product. The workaround which I believe is pertinent and did work out, was extract PDf and then open that new extracted page.

 

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Nov 23, 2021 Nov 23, 2021

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It's not "my product".

About 95% of participants in this forum are volunteers. Staff is marked as such.

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Jan 10, 2022 Jan 10, 2022

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also, Adobe Community Professionals are paid. If you are not, please contact Adobe for shared profits. Vollunteering is for the ones who need it, not a big company. 

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Jan 10, 2022 Jan 10, 2022

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The issue is exactly what they mentioned on the thread title. No need to open a new thread for this. Your answer is just not answering what was asked and it's answering something else.

My coworker just had the same problem with her AI and the dialog box is not showing up for her. I'll figure it out and let @Mollynog know the correct answer. 

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