Adobe Illustrator CS2 and CS3 allows you to create multiple-page PDF files directly from the application using the Create Multi-Page PDF From Page Tiles option in the PDF Save dialog box when you save the file from Illustrator with tiled pages.

If you save Adobe Illustrator CS artwork with multiple-page tiles as an Adobe PDF file, the resulting PDF file contains one page, rather than individual pages for each tile. You can, however, convert Illustrator CS artwork with multiple-page tiles to a multiple-page PDF file by printing the file to PostScript, and then converting the PostScript file to PDF in Adobe Acrobat Distiller. To complete this process, you must have Illustrator CS, the Adobe PostScript Printer Driver, and Acrobat Distiller 5.x or later installed on your system. You can download the Adobe PostScript Printer Driver from the Adobe website at www.adobe.com/support/downloads/.

To create multiple-page PDF files from an Illustrator file with multiple-page tiles:

In Illustrator CS2, CS3:

  1. In Illustrator, create a new document or open an existing Illustrator file with multiple-page tiles.
    • If you create a new document, specify a custom width and height large enough for all the pages in the PDF file in the New Document dialog box. For example, to create a four-page 8.5" x 11" document, enter 34 inches for Width and 11 inches for Height.
    • If you use an existing file with multiple-page tiles, proceed to step 8.
  2. Choose View > Show Page Tiling.
  3. Choose File > Print.
  4. In the Media section of the Print dialog box, select the orientation and the page size of the individual pages. For example, click Portrait Up in the Orientation section, and choose US Letter from the Size menu.
  5. Click Setup, and then choose Tile Full Pages from the Tiling menu.
  6. Click Done to close the Print dialog box. Illustrator numbers the pages from left to right and from top to bottom, starting with page 1. These page numbers appear on-screen for reference only.



    Note: If the tiles aren't properly aligned on the artboard, either double-click the Page tool to snap the tiles to the upper left corner of the artboard, or use the Page tool to move the pages manually.

     
  7. Create or import artwork into the document.
  8. Choose File > Save.
  9. Select Adobe PDF from the Save as type pull down menu.
  10. Select the Create Multi-page PDF from Page Tiles option in the General section.
  11. Click Save PDF.

In Illustrator CS:

  1. In Illustrator, create a new document or open an existing Illustrator file with multiple-page tiles.
    • If you create a new document, specify a custom width and height large enough for all the pages in the PDF file in the New Document dialog box. For example, to create a four-page 8.5" x 11" document, enter 34 inches for Width and 11 inches for Height.
    • If you use an existing file with multiple-page tiles, proceed to step 8.
  2. Choose View > Show Page Tiling.
  3. Choose File > Print.
  4. In the Media section of the Print dialog box, select the orientation and the page size of the individual pages. For example, click Portrait Up in the Orientation section, and choose US Letter from the Size menu.
  5. Click Setup, and then choose Tile Full Pages from the Tiling menu.
  6. Click Done to close the Print dialog box. Illustrator numbers the pages from left to right and from top to bottom, starting with page 1. These page numbers appear on-screen for reference only; they don't print.



    Note: If the tiles aren't properly aligned on the artboard, either double-click the Page tool to snap the tiles to the upper left corner of the artboard, or use the Page tool to move the pages manually.

     
  7. Create or import artwork into the document.
  8. Choose File > Print.
  9. Choose Adobe PostScript File from the Printer menu.
  10. Click Save.
  11. Name the file with a .ps (PostScript) extension (for example, multiplepage.ps), and then click Save.
  12. In Acrobat Distiller, open the new PostScript file. Acrobat Distiller creates a PDF file in the same location as the PostScript file.

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