Reduced file size when saving from a document with various sized artboards

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Jul 28, 2022 Jul 28, 2022

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I created a document that held many different elements on various sized artboards together, just to keep all of them from this job in one location.

I had a very large design on a 50x3 foot artboard, and many other artboards at 8.5x11 inches showing color swatches, etc. When I saved my 8.5x11 pdfs from this document the 8.5x11 artboards saved as 79x61 resolution.

When I created a new document with one 8.5x11 artboard, those pdfs saved corrrectly at 792 x 612 resoltuion.

 

Why did Illustrator save at a reduced resolution?

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Jul 28, 2022 Jul 28, 2022

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Hello @eliza86487273,

 

Sorry to hear about this experience. Would you mind sharing some screenshots/screen recordings of the original document and output document so we can have a look at the size and the resolution? Also, kindly provide some info about the workflow you use to save the files as PDFs.

 

Looking forward to your response.

 

Thanks,

Anubhav

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Hi. ¿How are you creating the PDF file? Maybe there is a scale option set.

 

Marlon Ceballos.

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By using a 50'x3' artboard AI dropped into Large Artboard mode which for all intents and purposes is a 10% scale version of the file, therefore itn 79x61 size. The standard workarea for AI is 227"x227". Any size above this will force the Large Artboard option.

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