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How To Upload Your PDF Made With Illustrator


The design is finished on your Illustrator document and you are ready to see what it looks like in Simplebooklet.

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Here’s a quick and efficient method to convert your Illustrator document into a shareable format without sacrificing your design. By exporting your document correctly, you can preserve high image quality and readable text. Curious about who is clicking on your PDFs? Simplebooklet will provide analytics to track who views your document and when using your single branded link.

Step By Step Guide

Below is a walkthrough on how to export your Illustrator document to a PDF and then upload it to Simplebooklet.

7.20 minute video

Exporting your Document from Illustrator

Open your Illustrator document.

Click File, and then select Save As.

The Save window will appear.

Save As Window

Verify the document name under Save As: at the top of the window. Rename if necessary.

At the bottom of the window, locate the Format: dropdown menu. Select Adobe PDF (Print).

The Save Adobe PDF window will appear.

Under Adobe PDF Preset select the drop-down option [PDF/X-1a:2001]

Click Save PDF.

Uploading your exported PDF to Simplebooklet

Open your DASHBOARD.

Click the START HERE button, located near the top of the page.

Choose the Upload File From Computer option.

Choose the PDF file you wish to upload from your computer.

We'll begin the upload process to transfer your PDF file from your computer to our servers (the duration will depend on your internet connection speed).

Upon receiving your file, you'll access our conversion tool. Here, you'll assign a title to your new flipbook and choose the page flip transition (you can also modify the flip transition post-conversion).

Title is the title we'll use when presenting your Simplebooklet and for creating your custom URL. By default, we extract it from your file metadata, but you can update it in the title field here.

Choose A Page Flip to select the flip animation that smoothly guides your audience from one page to the next. Choose one that best complements the presentation of your content as you unveil each page. While we may recommend a page flip transition based on your PDF, you can also select any other transition from the dozens of options available.

Specific transitions are available for trifold brochures, bifold brochures, and gatefold brochures. When you choose these transitions, each page in your PDF is folded to replicate the distinctive page flip animation. If your PDF does not consist of multiple panels on each page, refrain from selecting this transition.

Tap Convert.

At this point, we're turning your PDF into a web ready digital document with it's own dedicated presentation landing page.

When complete, we'll load your Simplebooklet in our Preview display. You'll be able to flip through your pages, pick a theme, start sharing immediately, or use the customization tools to enhance your Simplebooklet presentation further.

Further Reading

Updated on: 25/06/2024

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