exporting PDF files
You're phasing out eps files. I gather I should now provide logos files in PDF.
However, I can't export each art board (I use artboards for the variations of the logos I design) as a separate file. I don't believe a client wants a multiple paged PDF for a logo!
What do you expect our work flow to be?
To Adobe: Please could you make exporting PDFs as reliable as the eps used to be. I'm creating a brand. I can't rely on everyone who ever receives the logo PDF file knowing how to select whether transparency is respected when importing to InDesign etc etc. We need a failsafe method please. I don't understand what was wrong with eps.
Egor, I've just tried this, but the PDF displays with a solid background. There doesn't seem to be any option for choosing transparency
Egor, thank you - this is helpful, it really didn't occur to me to export for web!! I assumed that would default to RGB and 72dpi!
And for it to actually crop the art board is brilliant. If it deletes the hidden layers at the same time, I'll be delighted!!
I still find the move away from eps as a logo format strange, they've always been brilliant in my mind!
Helen, you should use File > Export for Screens (I know, a user won’t even thing about using it when he exports PDFs for printing — but it’s Illustrator we are talking about, it never had dedicated 'Export to PDF' to begin with).
There you can choose a PDF format and get all your artboards as a separate files, each one containing only one artboard inside (and not all canvas, as an ordinary Save As to PDF does).
Does it help?