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Old Sep 15, 2006, 02:03 PM   #1
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preserving appearence of PDF files for placement in Illustrator

You know it's funny... sometimes I feel like I have all this design experience and can handle anything that's thrown my way. And other times, I'm humbled into realizing I'm still just a baby...

This seems like a dumb question, but here goes... Is there a way to outline text (or somehow preserve it's appearence) from a PDF with fonts embedded, so that it can be opened up in Illustrator and edited without Illy replacing the fonts used with others on your system?

I'm laying out a program for an upcoming conference, and I'm beginning to receive ads from sponsors that are sending very nice, high-quality PDFs, and I need to place them in my Illustrator compositions...

I'm sure there is a simple answer for this as I assume people have to do this all the time, but I can't figure it out. Any insight?

Thanks a bunch.
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Old Sep 15, 2006, 03:05 PM   #2
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That's a little confusing... not sure if I have you right... but if you're receiving all these ads for placement in a larger layout, and they are, in and of themselves, fine, with the fonts embedded, I would recommend you use Quark or Indesign for your layout and just place them as is. If you're already really far along with an Illustrator composition, just place that too.
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Old Sep 15, 2006, 03:08 PM   #3
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Oh see, I knew it would be a relatiely easy answer. I just need to PLACE the file (as in File > Place) rather than open it up on its own and drag it over...

This is what I needed to know -- problem solved. Thanks a ton.
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Ummm.. that's not what I said.

I don't know what results you'll get 'placing' them in Illustrator. I know you will get correct results 'placing' them in Quark. Who knows, it's probably fine.
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