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CEHughes
02-15-2017, 04:52 PM
When I save an existing PDF file as a new PDF in Preview, it automatically has a clipping mask around the outside edge. How can I modify or eliminate the clipping mask?

pm-r
02-15-2017, 05:04 PM
What Mac OS X version are you using and how are you "saving" the pdf???






- Patrick
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CEHughes
02-15-2017, 05:29 PM
What Mac OS X version are you using and how are you "saving" the pdf???






- Patrick
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OS 10.11.5. Earlier versions (10.7.5) also added a clipping mask.

Saved using the File/print/save as PDF command.

MacInWin
02-15-2017, 05:42 PM
That's not a clipping mask, it's the margins for printing based on the printer setup. If you don't want the margins, do a direct File/Save, not a File/print/Save.

CEHughes
02-15-2017, 05:59 PM
That's not a clipping mask, it's the margins for printing based on the printer setup. If you don't want the margins, do a direct File/Save, not a File/print/Save.

When you open the Preview saved PDF in Adobe Illustrator it appears as a clipping mask.

CEHughes
02-15-2017, 06:13 PM
That's not a clipping mask, it's the margins for printing based on the printer setup. If you don't want the margins, do a direct File/Save, not a File/print/Save.

BTW, if you use the file/export as PDF command you also get a clipping mask.

MacInWin
02-15-2017, 06:29 PM
But why do you do that? Just pick File/Save and Save as a PDF. No printing, no exporting.

pm-r
02-15-2017, 06:38 PM
BTW, if you use the file/export as PDF command you also get a clipping mask.


Would it help or improve things to use the Adobe Reader apps rather than Preview???

Admission: I don't do much if anything with graphics as you can probably tell. ;D






- Patrick
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