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    Does anyone know why I would get a contains only bit map info error message when I try to import a pdf?

    David

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    Hello David,

    I am afraid that you can only import PDF files that contain vectors into
    Aspire.
    If you are seeing this message, the PDF file that you are trying to import,
    contains bitmaps.

    I hope that this helps.

    Cheers,

    Mark.

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    My thought or problem is how does it get saved as vector vrs bitmaps>?

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    The standard free Adobe for pdf formats will not save anything as a vector. I am not sure, but you would probably have to purchase one of the professional versions to get this feature.

    I have used www.zamzar.com to convert pdf files into bitmap files a few times. The website has worked well for me. I then take the bitmap and trace it in Aspire or Vcarve Pro.

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    you can import ext pdf's without a problem. say convert a word text doc into pdf and it can be imported directly.

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    A lot depends on the starting format. If you've got a bitmap displayed in a program and you use one of the excellent free PDF printer such as CutePDF or BullZip PDF then you'll have a PDF that contains a bitmap.

    However if you print a vector image from a program that supports vectors then you get a PDF with a vector picture in it.

    Printing web pages will get you the text as vectors and the borders for divisions and tables as vectors as well.

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