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Are there any plans to work on embedded objects so they are easier to export?

Currently, I have to open (vector) objects in a new window, copy the object and place it in my original document.

If I simply use the place tool, the embedded objects do not export as a vector.
Could you add some type of switch to export embedded objects as their native vector shape and not as an image? (un-embed objects)

 

This was requested almost two years ago.

 

https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/427-smart-objects-embedded-objects/

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Dave, you are correct, they do export as vectors in v1.5.

However, the embedded object(document) does not scale properly when imported into my cutting software (which uses pdf 1.4 Acrobat 5 settings).

I've played around with other compatibility settings but I get a lot of "unable to export" errors in v1.5. 

 

So at this time, it is still better for me to copy contents into my document rather then use the place image tool.  Especially for backward compatibility with other programs.

 

I can not get v1.5 to export any document to anything higher then pdf 1.4 Acrobat 5 settings if it contains embedded objects(documents).

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Could you attach a simple Designer file that does not export, so we can take a look at that problem? I suspect there may not be much we can do to make the ones that do export, more palatable to your cutting software.

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Dave,  I notice that when when I export a document as a PDF file that has an embedded object within it, and then I re-open the pdf in affinity, the embedded object has some type of mask attached to it.  It is this mask that is causing my sign cutting software to not be able to import the file properly.  If I remove the mask and then re-export the file again, the file imports just fine into my cutting software.

 

Is there a reason for this mask? Is this something that can be disabled so that I can use the place tool instead of having to open/copy/paste every vector image I want to use in a document?

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Yes, there's a reason. The embedded document becomes a PDF transparency group. This allows it to have colour format and profile that differs from the host document. It also allows it to render in isolation, so that eg blend modes do not interact with whatever lies below them in the host document.

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Yes, there's a reason. The embedded document becomes a PDF transparency group. This allows it to have colour format and profile that differs from the host document. It also allows it to render in isolation, so that eg blend modes do not interact with whatever lies below them in the host document.

 

Is there a way to disable the saving of this transparency group or is it just a standard format for PDF files to include it?  I don't want to complicate things at all and I feel there are already a ton of settings in AD for users to change.  I'm just trying to get it to work with some existing software since the developer of that software doesn't seem like they want to change their importing options.

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