You can export Canvas X Draw documents to the Portable Document File (PDF) format. There are two types of PDF export: PDF, and PDF (Advanced). PDF is designed to create a file ideal for visual representation, RGB printing, and web viewing/simple viewing.
With the Advanced settings,Canvas X Draw has the ability to apply security settings and embed fonts, and halftone settings. A specific color mode is also available so that it may be applied to all PDF objects. Also, the whole file can be compressed by the PDF export filter. As Canvas X Draw has the ability to save each Canvas object as a PDF entity, when you open your exported PDF in other applications, they will be able to parse the objects and process accordingly. This option allows applications to manipulate or visualize the data using the original object structure.
PDF options preset
You can save the configurations you set on any of the PDF Export Options tabs as presets for future use. It is recommended that you assign your preset a name that will help you to remember the settings it includes.
You can select your presets from the drop-down menu, or delete them with the Delete button.
Select the version of Acrobat you will be importing your file into. As some older versions do not support certain settings, this will allow Canvas X Draw to remove those options.
Export Layers (PDF 1.5)
Select this option to render objects with transparency on each layer separately.
Render the entire page
Select this option to render the entire page as an image within the PDF.
Embed page thumbnails
For older versions of Acrobat, Canvas X Draw will embed page thumbnails in the file. (This occurs automatically in later versions of Acrobat.)
View PDF after saving
Launches your saved document in Acrobat.
From the drop-down menu, select whether you would like to export your entire document, the selected objects, just the current page, or specific pages.
You can configure compression and downsampling settings to reduce the size of your PDF file with little to no degradation in quality.
Color Images/Grayscale Images/Monochrome Images
To downsample your color, grayscale, or monochrome images, select an interpolation method from the drop-down menus. In the ppi (pixels per inch) drop-down menus, select the size to downsample to, and the size the image needs to be for downsampling to occur.
Compression: Select a compression method. For lossless compression, choose Zip. JPEG is lossy, though attempts to reduce the file size with minimal loss of image detail. However, JPEG can compress to a much smaller file size than Zip. From the drop-down, select a quality level.
Destination color space
Select a color space:
Choose Convert to destination to convert the current color space to match the setting in Destination color space.
Choose Include all profiles from the drop-down menu to embed your color profiles in your rendered PDF.
Select PDF transparency to have the PDF handle the transparency in your document. Select Render transparency to allow Canvas X Draw to handle the rendering of transparency. When you select this option, the Rendering Area drop-down becomes enabled, allowing you to choose between rendering the smallest area (only the object with transparency and the edges it touches), or rendering the complete area (the object with transparency and anything it touches).
Any transparency, SpriteEffects, or objects must be rendered upon export. Specify whether to render the smallest or complete area.
Choose the resolution for rendering.
Embed subset: Embeds all of the fonts in the document, as best as possible.
Convert to paths: Converts all of the text in the PDF to paths.
Require password to open document
Select this checkbox to enable security for your document. Enter text in the following fields:
If you want to establish permissions for various options, define the other password. Then select options from the checkboxes that the user is able to perform; i.e., printing, copying. Anyone who needs to open the PDF must have this password. If an option is not selected, the user cannot perform this action. When you define both of the passwords, they must be different.
Use password to set restrictions
Select this checkbox to enable the use of your password for defining the following permission levels:
Enable copying of content
Enable text access for accessibility
Select this option to enable screen reader devices to access the text in order to allow visually impaired users to use assistive technology and to read the PDF document aloud.
Do not compress text and vector data
Text and vector objects will be compressed unless this option is enabled.
Export non-printable objects
Select this option to export objects that cannot be printed.
Render linear gradients
Select this option to render linear gradients as images, rather than vector objects.
Convert spot colors
Spot colors print on separate plates when you make color separations. Select this option to convert spot colors.
Export printable hidden layers
Select this option to include hidden printable layers based on the settings configured in the Document Layout palette.
Export scale data for measuring
This option is only available if a document is scaled. When selected, the document's scale ratio and unit will be exported to PDF.
When exporting to PDF, you can set one password for opening the document and an additional password for permissions and restrictions for various features such as printing and copying. These passwords are independent of each other.
If you want to define a password to open the document, on the Security tab, select the Require password to open document checkbox and define the password.
Anyone who needs to open the PDF must have this password.
If you want to establish permissions for various options, select Use password to set restrictions and define a second password. Then configure the options that the user is able to perform; i.e., printing, commenting.
If an option is not selected, the user cannot perform this action.
On the Output tab, specify which area of a transparent object is rendered.
The PDF Export filter supports all links that have been set through the Link Manager. (See Using the Link Manager Palette.) Links to individual pages of a multi-page document will result in the creation of hypertext links within the PDF. Links to external HTML or PDF files are also supported.
It should be noted that PDF supports rectangular (orthogonal) hot-spots only; i.e., if an URL is assigned to a rotated text object, the bounding box of the text will be defined as the hot-spot area. This should not be a problem if there is just one such link on a page. However, be aware that if more than one rotated text (or other non-rectangular objects) with an URL are used on a page, their bounding boxes may intersect. This may cause links that are located beneath one or the other's bounding area to not work as expected.