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Topic: RE: pdf export into vector files?
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 57961
From: Deleted User
Date: 5/29/2002 05:29 PM


Photoshop can't handle vectors unless they are paths, it will almost always
ask to convert or anti-alias the vectors to rasters. But then again that's
not its strength.

If you are trying to get the images in the PDF file back into a vector
format then you should get a hold of Illustrator, you will be able to open
the PDF file (page at a time) and copy/paste the graphics as vector images
into a new illustrator file, which can then be exported to EPS/WMF and
perhaps PNG (?) ...

To do this in batch then you should see if something already exists for
vector graphics check out PDFStore

You can also export EPS from within Acrobat 4.0 - that's worth a look also!

AcroBuddies Forum Moderator
> I wrote a 488 page book that exists only in Acrobat 4.0. Original files
> done in Ready, Set, Go! back in 1980 are gone. I want to put all these
> pages into a Macromedia Director stage at 320x480 for an interactive CD.
> Exporting them into Photoshop changes them to bitmap and looks terrible.
> We have wasted hours trying to find a way to move these pages into a
> vector based format that will be accepted by Director. A PDF plug-in
> exists for Director but does not display image until movie is running.
> Called Adobe, tech rep said he knew of no way to do it, others also are
> asking, told me to write Feedback at Adobe and complain to developers.

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