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Neeraj, thanks for the note. I'm not exactly sure what you're asking, but I'll take my best guess:
1. I think so. I just ran through these steps: I saved an Illustrator file as a PDF (with AI editing capabilites), closed it, opened it again, made some edits, and pressed Cmd+S. The file opened immediately in Acrobat (as it should), so I was not able to see if the PDF settings had changed. But this part is not the issue.
2. Correct, but again, this is not the issue.
What I'm requesting is that Illustrator handle PDF presets the same way InDesign does. In InDesign, no matter what setting I use to export (save) a PDF, InDesign remembers it. Do I want to save the INDD PDF using the High Quality Print setting? Press Quality? Smallest File Size? Doesn't matter what I choose, the next time I export a file, INDD remembers my PDF setting. Its default is the last setting I chose. That's easiest for the user, and it really shouldn't be hard from a coding standpoint.
Conversely, when saving a PDF in Illustrator, Illustrator always reverts to the very same PDF preset, "[Illustrator Default]", which creates a PDF file the size of Canada. I've saved thousands of PDFs in my decades of using Illy, and I have to change this setting every single time. That's unnecessary.
Let me know if you need further clarification. Thanks.