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PDF's !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!​!!!!! 7 months 2 weeks ago #5586

Why can Signlab not import PDF's properly.
Please don't tell me the new edition will do it, as this is a fault that has been needing updated for years.
Please can you help?

Sean
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PDF's !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!​!!!!! 7 months 1 week ago #5587

It certainly is annoying, I think it has something to do with the colour pallet
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PDF's !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!​!!!!! 7 months 1 week ago #5588

I am getting stuff coming in that looks like it is in a different language!
Signlabs PDF import facility has always been useless.
It is so hit and miss.

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PDF's !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!​!!!!! 7 months 1 week ago #5589

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Neither Signlab nor any other graphics package will be able to import every PDF in a fully editable state. The only package you can guarantee that will open a PDF is the program that created it. I have seen PDF's that will not open in Signlab, Corel or Illustrator, likewise I have seen PDF's that will open in Signlab, but not Corel or Illustrator and vice versa. Adobe Reader will open all PDF's in a state where you can see the image of the PDF, but it is not editable, it is just an image. Signlab also gives you this option where it cannot display the PDF in the correctly editable state (Rasterise). Another option is to have the designer flatten the transparencies before publishing to PDF the graphic is then editable to an extent but shadows and fades are retained.
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PDF's !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!​!!!!! 7 months 1 week ago #5592

I have had the designer flatten the file.
Strange as I have tried a few things to convert the file in Adobe Acrobat Pro and managed to get it into signlab.
But I then have tried to duplicate the exact same way I managed this on the same file and it miss types all the text and the file fails!
This file has only one image (which comes in perfect) and only one font (which is already installed)!

Does Signlab 10 import pdf's better?
I have had some info stating "Import .pdf, .svg and all other widely used file formats for seamless workflow"
Is this correct?
If so this is why I was looking for a demo of Signlab 10 to compare it to 9.1 to see if it can import these files better.

The issue I am having with pdf's is the fact that more and more customer artwork is supplied this way. I deal a lot with car dealerships and all their literature is coming in this format.

Is their no way I can import these files into another programme to flatten them myself and create a file format Signlab will comfortably be able to read?

Thanks
Sean
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