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Layered PDF file

Jan 23, 2013 5:01 PM

Hi

I have an illustrator file of a map that is placed into Indesign. I need to include the layers of the Illustrator file in the pdf exported from Indesign. I have included "Create Acrobat Layers" and selected latest pdf version when exporting. Is there anyway of achieving this?

 
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    Jan 23, 2013 5:23 PM   in reply to gschillingaus

    Not without placing each layer individually.

     

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    Jan 23, 2013 6:20 PM   in reply to gschillingaus

    It would work if you put each layer on its own InDesign layer.

     

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    Jan 24, 2013 5:03 AM   in reply to gschillingaus

    Then I'm afraid what you want to do will not work. Illustrator/PDF layers do not translate into InDesign layers and do not carry through on export to PDF from InDesign. A PDF/AI file placed into InDesign is nothing more than a graphic (though it does maintain vectors and type).

     

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    Jan 24, 2013 5:52 AM   in reply to Bob Levine

    It might be more practical to re-create the InDesign elements in Illustrator and export from Illustrator with layers to PDF.

     
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