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PDF exports from designer and not vectored fully

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how can you find out whats not supported as vector output when using pdf to export - im having files come back from printers saying that the pdfs im sending them are rasterising things like text any ideas why - is it something to do with the export settings of Rasterise is set to unsupported properties? 

Is there a document or tutorial explaining pdf export in Designer?

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Hi Smooo67 :)

Our help file explains the export options shown when exporting your file to PDF see here - https://affinity.help/designer/en-US.lproj/index.html?page=pages/ExportPersona/exportOptionsPanel.html?title=Export Options panel 

We don't have a tutorial as such as PDFs can be used for many different things and each printing company may have their own rules for files.

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Just for clarification : To export a pdf means, whatever has been in pixel before, stays rasterized. Meaning that exporting something as an pdf is not a way to vectorize stuff.

pdf Export settings : So if your text really were in vector, but after the export they are rasterized, then it could be the export setting. If you choose to export a pdf, look under "more" there you find rasterizing options.

See which elements are vector and which are pixel : Open your document (should work with a pdf as well) and use Outline-Viewmode (little icon showing some geometrical shapes). See attached screenshots with the icon activated. Everything that is rasterized will appear as an empty rectangle when viewed in this mode.

Hope that helps.

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