Save a PDF file cannot be modified, losing the file HAVE changed.

It's great that illustrator can edit PDF files and it's great that Illustrator can record on a non editable PDF. But why, for the love of sanity, I would like to save a PDF file cannot be modified, but then have the original file, currently open HAVE disappear leaving only this little pointless PDF file? I STILL want the file HAVE to remain the main current job file original. But it doesn't work.

Or if, for some reason I can't understand, this behavior is necessary, and right, then at least it should show unequivocally that I am to modify a PDF file cannot be modified and strongly suggest to me that I might want to save an editable PDF or HAVE a file, or even do it automatically until I close the file (or Illustrator crashes as it is wont to do).

I'm working on a file HAVE and I need to save a small file of WIP not editable for the customer display. I go to file - save as-> PDF / smaller file size / uncheck "preserve Illustrator editing capabilities". I send the PDF file to the client and continue to work and save, assuming that I'm working on the original. The file looks and behaves exactly as it did until I taped that, intuitively, I guess that is the file HAVE same, original, with the PDF file in a copy. However, when I come back the next morning, after having closed the file, only the low resolution not editable PDF file remains. The file doesn't help, and I have to redo all the work all the way back to the last time, I saved the file I saved the PDF.

Much trouble, loss of hair, the time wasted, face Palm trees, etc.

The thing is, I now /know/ does and I'm going out of my way to avoid it happening, but in the race at the end of the work and send commands to the client and manage multiple versions of files, it still happens. Now clearly this is my fault, but heck, Illustrator could behave much more usefully in this regard!

Well, I must be missing something, I guess.

I asked how "save a copy...". "is the way lasts, and you replied that you were referring to not using Save a Copy... So I re - submit that by using Save a Copy is the solution to your original problem.

  • Work in Illustrator; number of objects; several layers, live effects, etc.
  • Want a copy of WIP for the customer as you have described originally...
  • Choose file > save a copy... Format is not question could make no editable PDF, raster format, whatever...
  • Continue to work in Illustrator... under a State record which is absolutely no different than if I had never done the Save a Copy... There is no "silent dump' edit-ability or any such similar event. If I record, I save it HAVE original, or a new if the State was not saved.

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