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Ungrouping an imported pdf into Illustrator

May 5, 2013 9:21 AM

Is there a way to ungroup the elements of an imported pdf in Illustrator 6? Do you have to change the settings in Adobe Acrobat first to allow the elements to import individually rather than a group? Thank you.

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    May 5, 2013 9:33 AM   in reply to AngieGray66



    You should be able to Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+G to Ungroup once it is in Illy. If there is a Clipping Mask or something blocking the way, you may release that. You can see it in the Layers palette.


    Illustrator 6


    The one from 1996 or the slightly newer one called CS6/16?

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    May 5, 2013 10:28 AM   in reply to AngieGray66

    If the PDF opens as one big image and can not be ungrouped, then it does not contain vector objects. It's just a big raster image. If you use the Direct Selection Tool (the white arrow) you should be able to select individual objects. If you can't, then it's just a raster image.

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