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I am getting these errors and the documents are rasterized. I'm trying to figure out what PDF is supported to not be rasterized. Is there anywhere that gives a listing? I cna't find one on the help or the Affinity site. I would prefer the vector to passthrough and not be rasterized but I cannot find a version that works with Publisher.1399881001_ScreenShot2021-08-09at4_08_10PM.jpg.d3a97d46e165498310b5f2c2ede2dd52.jpg

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What Export settings are you using?

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I've tried all of those in the list. When they come back in preflight always says they are incompatible. 

It does not seem to matter if it's the newest at 1.7 or the oldest at1.3 or PDF/X-4. They all have the same error and many will be rasterized on output. I check to make sure the PDf that came out of Designer is vector. I then place it in Publisher - preflight always gives the warning - Sometimes it's vector on output but many times it is not - as the warning suggests. I would like to see a list of what is fully compatible with passthrough in Publisher, but i haven't found it yet. 

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50 minutes ago, Bryce said:

I would like to see a list of what is fully compatible with passthrough in Publisher, but i haven't found it yet. 

It should be (I think) that as long as the export options request the same or a newer version than the PDF version, that it should work.

There's no list other than the one in the Help, though, as far as I know: https://affinity.help/publisher/English.lproj/pages/Publishing/preflight.html

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  • 2 weeks later...

I tried it again, there is no setting of PDF that is compatible with AFfinity's placing option that won't be rasterized to a JPG in side a PDF container - according to the prevlight dialog box.

I wish Serif would be definitive on this so I knew what to choose. What does not work is PDF Export. It really does rasterize everything when the page is exported that the PDF was placed on. 

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Also trying to get to the bottom of this.

Here's a quick and dirty test showing any PDF placed as passthrough will get rasterized. A passthrough placed Press Ready (1.7) PDF exported as Press Ready (1.7) fails, as does an X/4 PDF exported to X/4. These are linked PDFs, but even when embedded, they fail. Only fix is to interpret. (Actually, I can embed, then edit the embed and outline the text, but that's hardly a feasible workflow.)

Madness I say!

 

 

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