Adobe Illustrator CC 2019 is not able to generate PDF-compatible files
No matter what I do (re-save as a AI, EPS, PDF, check/uncheck 'create PDF compatible file', etc...), if I save as a PDF, the PDF will show up saying "This is an Adobe Illustrator File that was saved without PDF content" etc... Is this a version 2019 bug??? What am I doing wrong?
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I am also having this problem. If I open the ai file in Adobe Acrobat I can make the pdf work but that is a pain if you have multiple layers.
Lan Nguyen commented
I noticed if I was to save a PDF file in CC2020, a customer using CC2014 is unable to open it. I compared the PDF files to see how it is different.
If a PDF was saved using CC2014 it generates the colors like this:
[ /Separation /ATHLETIC#20GOLD /DeviceCMYK << /C0 [ 0.000000 0.000000 0.000000 0.000000 ]
But If a PDF was saved using CC2020 it generates the colors like this:
[/Separation/ATHLETIC#20GOLD/DeviceCMYK<</C0[0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0]
Due to this settle difference, can this be the reason why the file is unable to open in CC2014?
This same thing keeps happening to me as well! I need the PDFs for a magazine spread ASAP!!
I am having the exact same problem and nothing is working to resolve this! Help!
SCOTT FERGUSON commented
Kelvin - Please go into detail regarding the solution.
kelvin mukanda commented