The integrated PDF Viewer launches when you load a PDF or AI file. It consists of a panel and can be toggled on/ off and hidden from view when clicking the PDF button on the far left of either the Master or Sample toolbar.


Options Panel

To select options, click the PDF icon and choose one of the below: 

  • Enable overprint: Provides an on-screen simulation that approximates how blending and overprinting appears in color-separated output. The initial default is set to checked, while the user’s selection acts as the new default for subsequent inspections.
  • Following page for region: When a file has multiple pages, you have the option to apply the die line on the next page. This is used if the die line is on the next page relative to the artwork.
  • PDF Page Boxes: Select the appropriate page box for shape selection:
    - Media Box
    : Defaults to Media Box
    - Trim Box
    : Defaults to Trim Box to be used if your file is print-ready
    - Crop Box
    : Defaults to Crop Box

Layers

The Layers panel displays a list of the layers present in the PDF file.

To hide a layer:
Click the eye icon.
The icon grays out and the layer becomes hidden in the image. 

To unhide a hidden layer: Click the eye icon.
The icon returns to its default color and the layer re-appears in the image. 

Separations 

The Separations panel displays the color separations present in the PDF file.

To hide a separation:
Click the eye icon.
The icon grays out and the separation becomes hidden in the image. 

To unhide a separation: Click the eye icon.
The icon returns to its default color and the separation re-appears. 

Layers and Separations Sub-Menu

The Process panel displays the process colors that are present in the PDF image.

To hide a process color: Click the eye icon.
The icon grays out and the process color becomes hidden in the image. 

To unhide a process color: Click the eye icon.
The icon returns to its default color and the process color re-appears. 

Process

The Process panel displays the process colors that are present in the PDF image.

To hide a process color: Click the eye icon.
The icon grays out and the process color becomes hidden in the image. 

To unhide a process color: Click the eye icon.
The icon returns to its default color and the process color re-appears.

Alternate Shape Selection

If a file has more than one shape linked to a separation or layer, in the case of repeats for example, you can switch between them to be extracted as follows:

  • Right-click the desired shape in the PDF Viewer and select to use it as a shape region. 
  • Once a shape is selected, right-click on an alternate one and click Select Shape.
  • The alternate shape can then be used for extraction.

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