I have not been having issues saving my AI files to PDF's before, but now all of a sudden whenever I save a PDF out and then go to open that said PDF I am given the error:
"This is an Adobe® Illustrator® File that was
saved without PDF Content.
To Place or open this file in other
applications, it should be re-saved from
Adobe Illustrator with the "Create PDF
Compatible File" option turned on. This
option is in the Illustrator Native Format
Options dialog box, which appears when
saving an Adobe Illustrator le using the
Save As command."
I have tried resaving my AI file and making sure the "Create PDF Compatible File" is checked and it is, yet I am still having this issue?? Please help!
Hi, i had the same trouble... i tried to save firstly(as recommended above) CC and then pdf, always "Create PDF Compatible File" turned on but does not working. I didnt reset my preferences because as others already tried and it doesnt worked too, in addition why for every single problem firstly should we reset our prefernces and set them again!
for now i solved a problem saving as "Acrobat 5 (PDF 1.4)" version, but ofcourse its not the best one because every time i should remember it...
hope Adobe will solve it soon..
Help!! I've also tried copying objects to a new document and re-save it as PDF. I've also put my files offline but none worked.
Already working. Reset my preferences, quit application, restart. Thanks!
Glad to hear it has been resolved! Feel free to reach out if you run into any other questions or issues in the future. Thanks!
This happened to my entire team when we ugraded to Illustrator 2020. None of us could save to PDF anymore. Copying over to new files did not work. Deleting prefs did not work. Instead, we have to save our files as Illustrator CC Legacy format, and then save as PDF will work.
I am having same issues - very annoying as I save illustrator files as PDF many times a day... the recipients can open the .ai files in acrobat but most people come back to me to request the PDF regardless. I did just try manually changing the extention from saving a copy of the .ai file then changing the extension to .pdf - seems to work but that is not a resolution or sustainable solution.
I am having the same issue. I tried copying it into a new file and saving as a pdf and it didn't work. I tried saving it as a CC Legacy format then saving as a pdf and it still didn't work. I don't know what to do.
I found a solution. Not a very good one, but it works. I reset the preferences (after starting the new document and reverting to Illustrator CC) and then saved it as a pdf. It will do for now, but I really hope this doesn't happen every time. I just spent 40 minutes on this problem.
I'm having the same issue after upgrading to Illustrator 2020. Can no longer save a PDF.
The easiest workaround for me for now is to "Print" and save as an Adobe Postscript File. Then open in Preview and save from there as a PDF.
Not quick or easy. And I have to produce some logo files soon so I definitely need to try and figure out how to fix the problem altogether. It's been really frustrating spending so much time on figuring out why this is happening.
I am having this issue as well. It started when I updated to Illustrator 24.1.
The workaround I'm currently using is to open the AI files in Acrobat then save it as a PDF from there.
I'm having the same issuse. Nothing seems to work.
I was just having these issues and saving in a new file or resetting preferences didnt work. Checked Adobe Cloud and there was an update for Illustrator and this fixed the problem for me.
Thank you Mohammad Harb. I know it's a bit late but this is the only time having an issue with my converted Illustrator file into a PDF file. Did exactly as you suggested and bingo immediate load into PDF viewable.
Hey. I have a 50 page pdf. How do I do that? Anyone?
"Hey. I have a 50 page pdf. How do I do that? Anyone?"
So you already have the PDF - then what is the problem?
Seems like your issue is different from what this thread is about, so please create a new thread, tell us your system and version and tell us exactly what is happening step by step.
Close Illustrator and open it up again. Worked for me. Clearing clipboard.