2 Replies Latest reply on May 18, 2010 8:50 AM by tallscot

    Why can't I import a PDF into Flash?

    tallscot Level 1

      I already submitted a feature request on this, so you don't need to tell me to do that.

       

      Does anyone know of a logical reason why Flash can't import a specific page of PDFs like Photoshop and Illustrator can?

       

      Thanks!

        • 1. Re: Why can't I import a PDF into Flash?
          afflictedd2

          rename it to *.swf and then it works.

          but I don't know the reason why it's that way.

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          • 2. Re: Why can't I import a PDF into Flash?
            tallscot Level 1

            Hey, thanks for that tip. It does work, however what it does is it converts it to a bitmap. It's not live vectors and text. Also, it will only give you the first page of a multipage PDF. Illustrator and Photoshop give you a dialog asking which page you want.

             

            So right now, I open in Illustrator and then copy and paste into Flash. Flash has an Illustrator importer with options for the vector and text. It seems like a simple thing to support PDF natively.


            The method I have to use takes more time because I have to manually create a back page image and when I paste I have to move it into the right place, etc.

             

            Thanks!