You can export Canvas X Draw documents to the Portable Document File (PDF) format. 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.
Select the version of Adobe Acrobat that you want your output file to be compatible with.
Select a color space:
Select the Lossless (zip) or a Lossy (JPEG Best, Fine, Good, Draft) compression standard.
Any transparency, SpriteEffects, or objects must be rendered upon export. Specify whether to render the smallest or complete area.
Choose the resolution for rendering.
Downsample image objects above Max Resolution
Select a strategy for handling how image objects above the Max Resolution will be downsampled from the Downsample method drop-down menu:
Export Layers (PDF 1.5)
Select this option to render objects with transparency on each layer separately.
Export current page only
This option is available when your document has more than one page. Select this option to only export the current page.
Render the entire page
Select this option to render the entire page.
Require password to open document
Select this checkbox to enable security for your document. Enter text in the following fields:
Use password to set restrictions
Select this checkbox to enable the use of your password for defining the following permission levels:
Do not embed font subsets
Select this option to disable embedding font subsets.
Embed all font subsets
Select this option to embed subsets of all TrueType and PostScript (Type1) fonts.
Embed all font subsets except standard PS fonts
Select this option to embed only the fonts that are not standard postscript fonts.
Embed all font subsets except these
Select this option if you want exclude specific fonts from being embedded. Select the fonts.
Embed none but these font subsets
Select this option to specify which fonts should be embedded.
Click the Add fonts button if you don’t find the font in the list. In the Available fonts dialog box, select the fonts that you want to add to the list. Click the Remove fonts button to de-select specific fonts.
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.
Apply 7-bit ASCII encoding
If activated, all binary data is filtered through an ASCII filter, which converts a file so it can pass through a data channel that supports 7-bit data only, (e.g., e-mail servers). ASCII encoding increases data size to an approximate ratio of 5 to 4.
Exact character positioning
Each character of a text object is positioned individually to achieve maximal precision. This choice produces a slightly larger PDF file. However, if precise text layout is required, this option is correct. If this option is deselected, the PDF export filter tries to merge together as many characters as possible to form whole words and lines of text. This way, it is easier to work with text if the user decides to modify the PDF file later when imported back in Canvas X Draw.
Specify halftone settings
Select halftone information to store inside the PDF. If no settings are specified, custom halftone information is not applied to the document. The halftone settings of the output device are not used when printing the PDF. (See Exporting as PDF.)
Export object properties
Select this option to export any object properties included with objects.
Export scale data for measuring (PDF 1.6)
This option is only available if a document is scaled. When selected, the document's scale ratio and unit will be exported to PDF.
In order to utilize this option, you must select Acrobat 7.0 or later from the Compatibility option.
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, 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 the Use password to set restrictions checkbox 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.
The creation of subsets means that only characters used in the document are embedded.
This setting ensures the safe electronic transfer of a document between different platforms, machines, or offices. However, embedding the fonts could dramatically increase the size of the resulting PDF document.
These settings decide how colors of a transparent object are rendered.
Specify which area of a transparent object is rendered.
This option specifies the color space used when rendering transparent areas.
Canvas X Draw can embed presentation slide transition effects within PDF files. Since a one-to-one conversion between Canvas X Draw transition effects and those available within Acrobat don’t always exist, the export filter maps effects that don’t correlate directly.
See the Adobe® Acrobat® documentation for more information on Acrobat transition effects.
Effects that are the same or almost the same:
Canvas X Draw
Replace (i.e. 'no effect')
Canvas X Draw
Glitter (0 degrees)
Glitter (270 degrees)
Glitter (315 degrees)
Canvas X Draw
In Canvas X Draw, the duration of an effect can be set on a scale that goes from ‘min’ to ‘max’. That settings will be used in a PDF as a time that goes from 0.5 seconds up to 4.0 seconds.
Since there is no option for setting the length of time an individual slide will stay visible during a slide show, a default time of 15 seconds will be used; i.e., if the user doesn’t go to the next slide, the next slide will come up automatically after 15 seconds.
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 a 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 a URL are used on a page, their bounding boxes may intersect. This may cause links that are located beneath another’s bounding area to not work as expected.
When exported, a document containing more than one page will link to each individual page of the document. Names of each page are used as titles for the bookmarks. Because they are exported as Unicode text each title may contain any letter that is supported by your current locale.
The PDF Export filter can’t embed Multiple Master fonts. If a Multiple Master font is used in a document, the PDF filter exports all standard properties of the font; however, it will not embed the actual data of the font, regardless of the current setting in the PDF Export dialog box.