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PDF, a commonly used file format, can hold many file types, such as text, font styles, document layout, color, shapes with different resolutions and images. It is the ideal format for publishing and digital information. AI is the graphic format for publishing and multimedia images. But this format is not easy to transfer and save. In this article, we will tell you how to convert AI to PDF.

Part 1: What is AI?
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AI is the vector graphic format and also the file extension of Adobe Illustrator. This software is the drawing program for vector graphics, mainly used in publishing, posters, professional illustration, multimedia images and webpages. The AI file can contain much digital information, such as shapes, images and different font styles, which should be edited by Adobe Illustrator. Sometimes, to easily transfer and save the AI files, we can convert AI to PDF, the commonly-used format.
Part 2: How to Convert AI to PDF?
If you want to convert AI to PDF, you should draw support from Adobe Illustrator and Renee PDF Aide.

About Renee PDF Aide

Renee PDF Aide is the software that supports to edit PDF and convert PDF. With utilization of the advanced OCR (Optical Character Recognition) technology, it can convert PDF to Word/Excel/PowerPoint/Image/HTML/TXT and the other common formats. You can designate the specific pages to be converted at the speed of 80 pages/min. Besides, it can repair the damaged PDF files, compress PDF files to shorten the loading time, merge several files into one and rotate the file position. En/decryption and watermark are allowed to add for PDF files, too.
What’s more, Renee PDF Aide supports English/French/German/Spanish/Portuguese/Chinese/Korean/Japanese. Under the mode of OCR, it can greatly improve the accuracy of character recognition. Even though you are a new user, you can use this software easily.
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How to Convert AI to PDF?

Follow these steps to convert AI to PDF:
Step 1: Download and install Adobe Illustrator. At the top menu, select [File]- [Open], or press the hotkey [Ctrl + O] to select the AI file.
Step 2: Then, at the top menu, select [File] – [Export] and save the file as JPG.
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Step 3: Open Renee PDF Aide. There are two modules, [PDF Tools] and [PDF Converter]. Get into the former module.
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Step 4: At the top menu, select [Image→PDF]. Then, select [Add Files] to select the converted JPG. Finally, click on [Convert] to convert JPG to PDF.
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Instruction of each tool:
Repair: Fix the broken PDF file or the file that cannot be opened
Optimize: Compress large PDF file
Split: Split a PDF file into small files
Merge: Merge several PDF files into one, or merge the selected pages
Rotate: Adjust a PDF file at different angles
En/Decrypt: Lock and unlock PDF files
Watermark: Add overlay watermark or background to PDF files
Image→PDF: Merge one or more images into PDF files
These are the steps about how to convert AI to PDF. If the PDF file is too large, you can use the Optimize function to compress the file size and speed up the loading speed.
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