41 votes6 comments · Illustrator (Desktop) Feature Requests » Type, Fonts, Text · Flag idea as inappropriate… · Admin →Joe Ashworth shared this idea ·
134 votes37 comments · Illustrator (Desktop) Feature Requests » File Save, Import and Export · Flag idea as inappropriate… · Admin →
There is no true PDF Export in Illustrator, because Illustrator allows to have editable PDFs with .ai-content stored within. Other apps does not allow that, and some users heavily rely on editable PDFs.
Attemps to solve this were made, but there is no clear solution so far. Still we hope to find one.
The intended way to get a PDF (without loosing your data) at the moment would be to use Save a Copy command that saves a separate copy of your file to PDF instead of Save As which keeps a saved file open.
An error occurred while saving the commentJoe Ashworth commented
Export to PDF – instead of Save As A Copy i.e.. just like InDesign. The current way of doing this is too long-winded. Too many clicks! Thanks.Joe Ashworth supported this idea ·