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Agree. It would be great to be able to change the default option at the very least--or have a key-command "Export" option with ONE interface to verify setting, filename and location. We are constantly generating lo-res PDFs to email for review and approvals. Currently we: 1. "Save a Copy" (command-option-S) 2. Edit the filename to remove the word "copy" 3. Choose "PDF" from drop-down menu 4. Click "Save" 5. Choose "Smallest File Size" from the drop-down menu. That's a lot of steps, and a bummer of a productivity suck. :( Wish it could be like Print Presets: command-P, choose your preset, done! Boom.
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Ashutosh Chaturvedi | Sr. Quality Engineering Manager – Illustrator
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We work in CMYK/Overprint Preview mode to ensure files are separating correctly. Working in GPU is not telling the true story for people who prepare files for PRINT. Not a solution: just an interesting tidbit. Sorry.
Seriously. This is a BASIC function: what the eff happened to it? Almost every file I work in uses this. Ping me for examples and I'd be happy to avalanche them at y'all. Sometimes they still print and make PDFs okay. Sometimes they don't. How can we be expected to upgrade when something so basic is a total fail? Even my vendors are having trouble now.