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Unable to Image Trace a PDF in Illustrator

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May 18, 2020

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A few weeks ago, I was able to place a PDF in an Illustrator file and crop it and image trace it without having a lot of clipping masks to delete. When I went to do this today I had to select the "edit contents" button in the top left so I could crop and trace and now I'm getting several layers of clipping masks to delete. Is there a way to avoid this?  It seems like this only worked for a little while because I haven't been able to place and trace before.

I know I can export the file as a png or other file type and place and trace, but being able to put the PDF directly in saves time. 

 

Thanks for the help

 

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Unable to Image Trace a PDF in Illustrator

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A few weeks ago, I was able to place a PDF in an Illustrator file and crop it and image trace it without having a lot of clipping masks to delete. When I went to do this today I had to select the "edit contents" button in the top left so I could crop and trace and now I'm getting several layers of clipping masks to delete. Is there a way to avoid this?  It seems like this only worked for a little while because I haven't been able to place and trace before.

I know I can export the file as a png or other file type and place and trace, but being able to put the PDF directly in saves time. 

 

Thanks for the help

 

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May 21, 2020

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Hi there,

 

Thanks for reaching out. I just checked and it works fine at my end. The only possibility I could see it saving a PDF with "Preserve Illustrator Editing Capabilities".  Try turning off this option while saving PDFs and see if that helps.

 

preserve illiustrator editing capability.png

 

If not, could you please share the file with us? You may upload it to Creative Cloud (https://helpx.adobe.com/in/creative-cloud/help/share.html#file-folder) and share the download link. 

 

Regards,

Srishti

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May 22, 2020

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Did you check "Link" when placing?

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I would like to know if the steps suggested above worked for you, or the issue still persists. Kindly update the discussion if you still need assistance with it.

Thanks!

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