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Export PSD to PDF and retain text

Community Beginner ,
Jul 04, 2009 Jul 04, 2009

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I know that you can export a PSD to PDF by printing the document with something like NovaPDF, however, doing so will result in a PDF that has no text - it appears the text has been rasterized and the PDF document is just a series of images. Is there a way to export a PSD to a PDF and retain the text blocks?  This would be very helpful in that the PDF can be indexed, or so that the Find feature works on the document in Adobe Reader.

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LEGEND , Jul 04, 2009 Jul 04, 2009

you're overcomplicating things, just use File->Save As

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you're overcomplicating things, just use File->Save As

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Jul 05, 2009 Jul 05, 2009

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I can't believe I didn't see the PDF option in the Save-As dialog.....I'm such an idiot!

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Jul 05, 2009 Jul 05, 2009

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Don't worry. On some versions, it's not that easy to spot. Most Save_As will have Photoshop PSD at the top, then drop down alphabetically, so that Photoshop PDF is amongst the "P's." Sometimes I have to squint to see it and have paniced, when I could not initially find it tucked away.

Good luck,

Hunt

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New Here ,
Aug 31, 2010 Aug 31, 2010

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Ok, now I'm battling. I "save as" pdf, but with Photoshop CS5 the PDF has no setting for embedded fonts. So the PDF reads out as a single image. I need the text to be active in PDF file. Help please.

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Apr 18, 2024 Apr 18, 2024

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Hi, did you find a solution ? I'm struggling with rasterized text as well when exported to PDF and I need it to be able to be selected and copy-pasted easily from any PDF reader.

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