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Re: Canva Pdfs
« Reply #15 on: September 27, 2019, 06:53:36 PM »
In Acrobat, use File > Properties on a Canva PDF, is there any metadata that identifies the Application or PDF Producer on the Description tab (possibly Author or Creator)? You could possibly use this for eyeball or automated preflight "heads up".

I hate to nitpick, however, their website does not fill me with confidence:

https://support.canva.com/publish/printing/download-designs-print/

They mention DPI, not PPI. They mention RGB colour profile, not colour mode. Then there is the optional margins, crops and bleed:

https://support.canva.com/publish/printing/crop-marks-and-bleed/
https://support.canva.com/publish/printing/show-margins-bleed/

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Re: Canva Pdfs
« Reply #16 on: September 27, 2019, 07:15:57 PM »
Can someone post a sample PDF?
Would love to take a look.

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« Reply #17 on: March 15, 2020, 07:43:03 PM »
I plan to post an article on pdfs made from Canva to my Linkedin this week (possibly tomorrow at earliest).
Getting sick of these Canva pdfs and figure I put my two cents in.

I will try to remember to post a link to the article.
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« Reply #18 on: March 16, 2020, 09:09:24 PM »
Can someone post a sample PDF?
Would love to take a look.
Did you ever collect any samples to abuse? Probably have some I can fling your way, as long as they don't end up in Public demos. At least one department in a higher learning establishment has decided Canva is their favorite way to torture us lately.
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« Reply #19 on: March 17, 2020, 08:01:53 AM »
Here is my article on Canva that I shared on Linkedin:
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/problem-canva-human-factor-joe-frazee
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Re: Canva Pdfs
« Reply #20 on: March 17, 2020, 05:50:47 PM »
PitStop Action List. Warns if files have been created or produced in Canva.
Yes we've seen them as well!

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« Reply #21 on: March 17, 2020, 06:07:47 PM »
PitStop Action List. Warns if files have been created or produced in Canva.
Yes we've seen them as well!

Can you make it virtually punch them in the nose for using it?
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« Reply #22 on: March 17, 2020, 06:48:48 PM »
I always thought it would be nice to sometimes to be able to give an electric shock to the PDF creator.
It's a work in progress!

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« Reply #23 on: March 17, 2020, 11:15:10 PM »
PitStop Action List. Warns if files have been created or produced in Canva.
Yes we've seen them as well!
But can it Fix Bleeds and all the other magical unicorn things we commonly rely on Pitstop for these days? Canva seems to do some reallllly weird crap with the PDFs it generates.
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Re: Canva Pdfs
« Reply #24 on: March 18, 2020, 01:59:13 PM »
Yeah there could be bleed there but the gazillion clipping masks kills it!

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Re: Canva Pdfs
« Reply #25 on: March 18, 2020, 04:43:47 PM »
You can certainly fix a lot, maybe try the 'Make my office document work' preflight profile?
Does a lot of fixes that would be needed.