Illustrator CS3 - saving PDF proofs / cropping question

New Here ,
May 18, 2010 May 18, 2010

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Hi - I just got Illustrator CS3, after happily using CS2 for years.

I work "sloppy" - elements of my design hang out over the edges of the artboard,

and I push things out to the side in case I need them later.


This was never a problem in CS2. When I would save as a PDF to send to a client, all they would see

was the artboard (defined by page setup).

In CS3, the PDF I create (which takes 4 more steps than it used to.. grrr!)

shows the client everything in the document! Even if I throw a clipping mask on it

to make the extra stuff disappear, the white space is in the PDF.

I hate this!!

I found if I create a PDF through the print dialog, in the good old Apple OS way,

the cropping works as it should, but I have no options about saving with compression,

which means the files can be too big to email.

This is seriously messing with my workflow!!

Can someone tell me what I am missing here?

Thank you.

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Advocate ,
May 18, 2010 May 18, 2010

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You have posted in the Forum Comments forum which is intended for

comments on these forums themselves, not for product questions. Please

post in the relevant forum for your product, which is probably one of

the subforums of http://forums.adobe.com/community/illustrator

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May 18, 2010 May 18, 2010

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I can't access the Forum, I get a "page not found" message

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May 18, 2010 May 18, 2010

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I just clicked the link and it works perfectly for me... WinXP with IE8

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May 18, 2010 May 18, 2010

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Thank you. I tried it again and it worked.

Maybe it was temporarily unavailable.

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May 18, 2010 May 18, 2010

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There was a down-period today, May 18, that I noticed from about 9:30AM to 11:00AM PDT (what's that, -8GMT?). You likely got your error in about that time frame. Glad that you found the page.

Good luck,

Hunt

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