I've been working on a PDF project for a few weeks now and it's been working perfectly. However yesterday, I was suddenly unable to open the PDF as a whole and instead, I was prompted to select a specific page to open. The strange thing is that other PDF files that I've been working with will still open with multiple artboards but this file won't. Does any one know what's casuing this?
Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!!
If you check the option "Preserve Illustrator editability" in the PDF dialogbox, the PDF will contain the complete Ai file. If you don't (e.g. by selecting "smallest file size") then it won't contain the native AI data. Then you will see what you see.
Unfortunately, if you don't have a backup, you cannot get the native data back.
I found throwing out the Illustrator preferences from the User Library folder fixed this problem. I also moved the folder with all my artwork files to another location. I'm not sure which action fixed it but the AI files open without error now. I'm going back to CS5 and watching the forum re CS6 just in case though, as I can't afford for this kind of error to occur.