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I placed a vector AD file into my APub project and the Resource Manager is telling me the dpi is 79 even though the AD dpi setting is 300. How do I get APub to use 300 dpi for this file?

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From your screenshot, it looks as though you placed it by dragging it out to about 45″ × 34″ instead of just clicking for placed dimensions of 12″ × 9″. Dragging out to larger than its original size will, of course, result in a lower pixel density.

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2 minutes ago, Alfred said:

From your screenshot, it looks as though you placed it by dragging it out to about 45″ × 34″ instead of just clicking for placed dimensions of 12″ × 9″. Dragging out to larger than its original size will, of course, result in a lower pixel density.

Even though it's a native AD vector file? That doesn't make sense to me. Why wouldn't it scale up?

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8 minutes ago, Cealcrest said:

Why wouldn't it scale up?

That might work in this particular case, but what outcome would you expect if the AD file were a hybrid vector/raster document (as they often are)? :/

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9 minutes ago, Alfred said:

That might work in this particular case, but what outcome would you expect if the AD file were a hybrid vector/raster document (as they often are)? :/

Irrelevant. Obviously raster portions would not be able to scale. If an AD file is all vectors, there should not be an issue with scaling.

I need a solution. Do I have to scale up the *vector artwork* in AD to the exact size I want it in APub? Because that seems quite lame and inflexible. I thought the idea with vectors was you could place and scale to heart's desire without any worry. I'll try exporting to an ACTUAL vector format. Quite frustrated by this goofiness.

InDesign doesn't have this problem!

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In answer to my own question, upon export from APub it appears that the vector elements are indeed scaled up to whatever the chosen DPI is. The Resource Manager needs to reflect this in some way to avoid user consternation, please.

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