A guy came in the other day to have us print some busness cards.
He's a rep for some company so the company has the front and back PDF printable files online. The backside of the business card... that PDF has editable fields that the rep can add his info to personalize. So we did that and I sent the files to our print broker. The job is on hold because those fields are still editable and it's throwing off flags in their pre-press department.
I tried dropping that PDF into InDesign and exporting a PDF from there but the resulting PDF will still allow you to click on the web or email and take you to a browser or email app and that's what the guy in their pre-press department said was a "problem". Any way to shed that stuff so it's not a link in the PDF?
Export to PDF (Print) and uncheck the Hyperlinks and interactive checkboxes.
By default Acrobat and Reader will treat things that look like URLs as hyperlinks when you view the PDF, but they shouldn't throw any flags.
Yea... I don't think it actually threw flags... but when I called tech support to find out, he just had notes from a guy in pre-press saying "when I click on the link on the back of the business card, it takes me to the website".... which is stupid to even be doing stuff like that, but I can't argue with a phone tech person who knows nothing so I'm trying to just get rid of it so I can re-submit. Thanks for the info though.
Hmm... just checked and my preset for sending PDF files out doesn't have any of that stuff checked. Down under "Include" on the general area of Export Adobe PDF, neither Hyperlinks or Interactive Elements are checked. I saved the PDF and the link is still clickable in Acrobat. Looks like ANY url will be clickable on a PDF. I wonder why their pre-press is freaking out about this.