2 Replies Latest reply: Sep 2, 2009 11:29 AM by milo-s RSS

    Milo: "The settings you choose in Save Adobe PDF dialog...

    milo-s

      Something has changed in CS4 for me on my XP based PC.

      When I try to save a PSD as a PDF now, I get a box that pops up with the message

      "The settings you choose in Save Adobe PDF dialog can override your current settings in the Save As dialog box".

      "OK" is the only option.

       

      But beyond the fact that I don't know why this comes up and that I'm taken to another screen with the title "Save Adobe PDF"

      where I have to click  "Save PDF", one of two things then happens:

      1)  I click Save PDF and no PDF is created in the folder OR

      2)  I click Save PDF, the PDF IS created, but my PSD goes away and I'm being show the .pdf file in Photoshop.

       

      Hoping someone recognizes what could be behind all this.

      In your response, please remember that I'm not all that much of a tech-y and my system knowledge isn't deep.

      Thank you so much!

        • 1. Re: Milo: "The settings you choose in Save Adobe PDF dialog...
          Mylenium MVP

          2)  I click Save PDF, the PDF IS created, but my PSD goes away and I'm being show the .pdf file in Photoshop

           

          You chose File --> Save As... instead of Save Copy. Normal behavior - the PDF becomes your working file, but if you ever saved your original PSD, it will still be there.

           

          But beyond the fact that I don't know why this comes up and that I'm taken to another screen with the title "Save Adobe PDF"

          where I have to click  "Save PDF", one of two things then happens:

          1)  I click Save PDF and no PDF is created in the folder OR

           

          Your PDF options have a conflict somewhere, so no file is saved. Hard to tell without seeing your settings. As for the warnings - normal and "good software design" Simply have them not show again by clicking the checkbox, if they are annoying you...

           

          Mylenium

          • 2. Re: Milo: "The settings you choose in Save Adobe PDF dialog...
            milo-s Community Member

            ***You chose File --> Save As... instead of Save Copy. Normal behavior - the PDF becomes your working file,

            *** but if you ever saved your original PSD, it will still be there.

             

            I've pasted a number of screen prints at http://www.improventures.com/temp/temp2.htm including one showing

            that my version (11.0) of CS4 does not have a Save Copy option.  But I've been using Photoshop CS2 and CS4 for years

            and I don't think I've ever had to do more than say "Save As..." and choose PDF to make a copy of the current

            PSD as a PDF without leaving the PSD.  It certainly works that way for .jpg, making a copy without leaving the

            original PSD!  But I guess it's possible that I've done this infrequently enough that I have that wrong...but it still doesn't

            explain why I'm being taken to the "Save Adobe PDF" screen instead of the "Save As..." like I had been.

            Or why I'm missing the Save Copy option you mention.

             

            ****Your PDF options have a conflict somewhere, so no file is saved. Hard to tell  without seeing your settings.

             

            I've pasted a BUNCH of those setting on the webpage above, hoping to help diagnose this because I'm sure stumped.  Though I may have found it...I have a feeling one cannot create a PDF from a multi-layered PSD.  When I saved a copy and flattened it, that version created the PDF correctly!

             

            *** As for the warnings - normal and "good software design" Simply have them not  show again by clicking the checkbox, if they are annoying you...

             

            oh, now, I may not be tech-y, but that much I knew.  :-)  he he.   It's not the fact that it's telling me this that's the problem.  It's the fact that either I should only be taken to the Save As screen or that I think I have something "off" in my PDF settings, as you say.

            Thanks, Myl!