Vectorized PDF file
Thread poster: Mohammad Reza Razaghi

Mohammad Reza Razaghi  Identity Verified
Iran
Local time: 13:02
Member (2006)
English to Farsi (Persian)
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Dec 12, 2007

Dear All,

I have been asked by a client to deliver a "Vectorized PDF" file. The original PDF file, created by Adobe Acrobat 8 Professional, contains Farsi + English text. They have specifically told me to open it in Illustrator and save the file as vectorized PDF file. What does it mean? What should I do in this regard?

Thank you in advance for your helpful comments.

Mohammad Reza


 

Uldis Liepkalns  Identity Verified
Latvia
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English to Latvian
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My best guess Dec 12, 2007

is they want you to convert type to picture (In Illustrator- Type>Create outlines) in order the characters wouldn't become distorted opening the document on different systems.

By creating outlines the document (type) becomes uneditable, though.

HTH,

Uldis


 

Suzanne Blangsted (X)  Identity Verified
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Danish to English
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ask client Dec 12, 2007

To be sure that you understand what your client means when asking for a vectorized PDF, I suggest you contact your client and ask.

You and your client might not think about the same process.

Explain to the client what Uldis suggested, and that it means the client cannot do any editing.


 

Mohammad Reza Razaghi  Identity Verified
Iran
Local time: 13:02
Member (2006)
English to Farsi (Persian)
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TOPIC STARTER
Thanks for your guidance Dec 12, 2007

I think what they actually want is creating outlines, as Uldis has mentioned, but the point is that the created Farsi PDF file is already "outlined", because Acrobat seemingly does not treat Farsi text as "typed".

Anyway, thanks a lot for your useful guidance. I will contact my client for more clarification.

Cheers,

Mohammad Reza


 

Lars Jelking  Identity Verified
Israel
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English to Swedish
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Vectorized PDF files Dec 13, 2007

can be used and edited in applications such as AutoCad. There are several converter programs available to change a PDF file into formats such as DXF, DWG, DGN.

Check with your client if this is her/his intension.


 

Soonthon LUPKITARO(Ph.D.)  Identity Verified
Thailand
Local time: 16:32
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English to Thai
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Outlined font Dec 13, 2007

I was always told to create outline fonts in Adobe Illustrator.
It is also referred to as vectorized font.
Yes, it cannot be edited but scaled or enlarged or rotated or transform as a graphic.
Outlined font can be edited again in Illustrator, or indirectly by using Adobe Photoshop.
Regards,
Soonthon L.

[Edited at 2007-12-13 15:28]


 

Mohammad Reza Razaghi  Identity Verified
Iran
Local time: 13:02
Member (2006)
English to Farsi (Persian)
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TOPIC STARTER
Appreciated! Dec 13, 2007

Thanks a lot colleagues! Your comments were really helpful.

Yes, the client actually wanted outlined fonts.

All the best,

Mohammad Reza


 


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