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Exporting PDF without flattening?

Mar 26, 2013 5:18 PM

How do I export to a PDF from CS5 without flattening the artwork to the template?

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    Mar 26, 2013 5:49 PM   in reply to Nikjammer

    Do you refer to transparency flattening? Use a suitable PDF version. Find information on them in the documentation.


    Or do you mean layers? And if so: in which context do you want to prevent flattening?

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    Mar 27, 2013 4:31 AM   in reply to Nikjammer

    Just do save as and choose pdf and use Illustrator default settings.

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    Mar 28, 2013 8:11 AM   in reply to Nikjammer

    Nikjammer wrote:


    Hope they're happy with it now. Thanks!


    Who is "they"? In case it's a printing bureau, don't just send them something, but ask them for the exact specifications for the job. You could even ask for a joboptions file. This would contain all the necessary options configured for their workflow and equipment.

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