Set default PDF export preset
When saving as PDF the preset is always set to Illustrator standard and you have to manually use the drop down menu to choose the standard you need.
Most designers use always the same standard. I work for example in preprint and have to select X1a. It sucks to have to select this for every dingle file dozens of times a day.
Other designers struggle there as well and send us constantly PDFs that are not X1a because of this. They forget about the selection.
To ease up regular work flows it would be very handy to save this setting as a default.
I work with many files, shared by multiple designers, created and worked in many computers with different versions of Illustrator. I am constantly running into the issue of not being able to open a file because it was not down-saved to an older version. It is such a pain to have manually change the settings each time. Today, I have to re-save over 100 files costing me about 1.5 of work.
I hope that adobe improves on this,
I totally agree. Why wasn't this done years ago instead of adding the other dumb features we never use?
Guillaume Leurident commented
Please make it happen!