PDF Pages removed in Acrobat still visible in Illustrator?

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Jun 11, 2021 Jun 11, 2021

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I regularly use Acrobat to “organise” (ie. delete) pages that have been created from multiple artboards within a single illstrutator document. ( I do a lot of label work and clients sometimes neeed sinle products from within a range oto be sent to print etc).

 

I have noticed in the last couple of days that - when I use illustrator to open up PDFs which have had pages removed via Acrobat's "organise" function - the pages that we removed are actually still visible as artboards?

Does anyone have any idea why this is happening? Its sure to cause confusion in future. 

 

Best,

Ryan. 

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If you save PDFs with Illustrator editing capabilities on, you are creating a file with an AI portion that Acrobat can't edit. When you open the file again in Illustrator, you see the AI side of the file.

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Thanks Doug, but that seems like a fairly crazy idiosyncracy.

We most often need to preserve editability - the flexibility and speed of "organise pages" is fantastic - but its obvious we cant control how a pdf will be access by the end recipient.

Thanks for the clarification, though. 

R.

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Typo central today, apologies!

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Save the file for editing as an .ai file and the one for customers as pdf without Illustrator Editing Capabilities.

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