Photoshop: Issues when exporting artboard to PDF

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When exporting artboards to PDF there are a few issues.

1. Some vector shapes aren't rendered properly
2. Underline text gets outlined and isn't rendered properly
3. (not shown in screen shot) CC Library smart objects get rasterized

as a work around I need to export as jpegs then make into a PDF - not very efficient.

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james guest

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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Would it be possible to get a copy of your source PSD for us to troubleshoot/investigate?
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james guest

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I cannot send this specific file, but let me put together one i can send that uses system fonts to keep it simple.

also here are my hardware/software specs:
MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014)
Mac OS 10.10.5
PS CC 2015.1.2
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Cool. Thanks. A Creative Cloud/dropbox sharing URL works.
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Sean H. Smith

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I'm experiencing the exact same issues on my iMac OS 10.11.4 using the latest Photoshop version released the other week, 2015.5.1.  Has there been any updates to this issue over the past six months?

A nice solution would be to add a few more options in the export to pdf dialogue box.  Ideally the ability to choose the PDF format allowing one to flatten the PDF would probably solve this issue. 

Thanx
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Would it be possible to get a copy of your source PSD and explicit steps to run for us to troubleshoot/investigate?
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Sean H. Smith

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I'd rather not share the link publicly here as its a project for my company's website. Is there a private way to send it?

Thanks
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Josh L. Jacobs

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I too am experiencing this issue, where some text is jagged and incorrect when exported to a ZIP "Artboards to PDF" PDF. Any solves, other than exporting as JPG instead?
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Hannah Nicollet, Quality Engineer

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Hi Josh! Thanks for letting us know about your problem! We are aware of this bug. It is fixed in the next release of Photoshop.
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Official Response
Photoshop 19.0 came out yesterday - if you haven't already please download the latest release. This should be fixed now.

Thank you,
Hannah Nicollet