PDF or Portable Document Format is the universal language for document shares. It’s a file type that allows graphic data like fonts, images and layouts to be flattened as-is and shared independently of all software and hardware brands, so that your important work can’t get mucked up during the export / import process.
It also means your work can’t be edited, which means design iterations are difficult and require lengthy re-drawing. Concepts allows you to create, import, mark up, rearrange, substitute and export crystal clear PDF pages. Available in the Pro Shop either a-la-carte or as part of subscription, it has a lot of power but is simple to use.
To import a PDF, download it via your email or other preferred method to your device, and import it in Concepts using the Import button in the dropdown menu or in the Gallery.
With a single-page PDF, it will import just like an image onto the canvas.
With a multi-page PDF, you’ll see a scrollable selection of pages appear at the side of the screen. You can drag these pages onto your canvas and position them exactly as you would an image, object or other selection.
When working with a PDF, the standard gestures and selection abilities apply, plus a few extras.
Go ahead and mark up or make edits to your PDF how you’d like.
Concepts reads your pages from top to bottom, and from left to right. If you’re looking to rearrange pages in your PDF, drag your pages onto the screen into the order you’d like them to appear, then export your PDF.
Don’t worry about crooked pages, Concepts will export anything within a page’s selection rectangle and true it up to the page, assessing the furthest left / right and top / bottom points. If it’s more horizontal, it will export to your true horizontal page; if it’s more vertical, it will export to your true vertical page.
For substituting in pages without having the recreate the entire document, read on to Exporting a PDF (option 4b).
When your document is how you want it and you’re ready to export it as a new PDF, tap the Export button in the dropdown menu. It will take you to this screen:
Choose PDF (Adobe PDF, Flattened). This option is the standard PDF export that flattens your work into an untouchable, high-resolution document.
In Region, you see several options, with a Part B on the last.