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Opening a pdf in AI without outlining the texts

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Hi

I have a multiple pages pdf file that i want to open in AI so i can edit texts.

The problem is that when i open the pdf in AI, all fonts are automatically outlined. I do have the font type on my system but it doesn't prevent Ai from outlining all fonts.

Is there a way to "tell" AI not to outline fonts when opening the pdf?

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Do you have Acrobat?

The correct way to edit is in the source document. Second best is in Acrobat—either Pro or Standard.

Illustratror was not designed to be a PDF editor.

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Opening a pdf in AI without outlining the texts

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Hi

I have a multiple pages pdf file that i want to open in AI so i can edit texts.

The problem is that when i open the pdf in AI, all fonts are automatically outlined. I do have the font type on my system but it doesn't prevent Ai from outlining all fonts.

Is there a way to "tell" AI not to outline fonts when opening the pdf?

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Correct answer by jane-e | Adobe Community Professional

Do you have Acrobat?

The correct way to edit is in the source document. Second best is in Acrobat—either Pro or Standard.

Illustratror was not designed to be a PDF editor.

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Taron46  schrieb

Is there a way to "tell" AI not to outline fonts when opening the pdf?

No.

Fonts get outlined e.g. when there have been ligatures applied in the text.

But there might be other reasons.

Illustrator is not a general purpose PDF editor. Get the original source file and edit in the original application that created the content.

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Hi!
If i had the original source file i wouldn't have asked the question. 🙂

Thanks anyway!

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Do you have Acrobat?

The correct way to edit is in the source document. Second best is in Acrobat—either Pro or Standard.

Illustratror was not designed to be a PDF editor.

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Edit the document in Acrobat Pro DC. Here's a video about the editing features in Acrobat: http://www.jeffwitchel.net/2015/08/edit-pdfs-like-never-before-in-acrobat-dc/

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Ok, it is somewhat less lame than it was.

It sure doesn't like small inline graphics.

Bleagh. No good choices.

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jaym85408297  schrieb

It sure doesn't like small inline graphics.

Just like Illustrator.

The only good choice is to get the source document and edit that. And if there are inline graphics in text, then most probably the source document is an InDesign file.

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This (and other replies on this thread) might not be useful to some people. I often get given PDF's by clients of crude graphics they have created in other programmes like Powerpoint etc. I use those to make better graphics in Illustrator. If I could import these PDF's with editable text it would save me hours of work copying and pasting from Acrobat. It's kinda stupid if Illustrator can only import outlined text! And I certainly don't want to use Powerpoint or Word or whatever my clients use to work on the graphics. That's why I have Illustrator.

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Ask them to give you the text as a tet file.

 

This happens not when importing, but when creating the PDF.

 

https://prepression.blogspot.com/2014/09/the-ten-commandments-of-pdf.html

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