Exploring the PDF - The Visualizer

The Visualizer allows you to explore aspects of a page that may be relevant for printing purposes, such as color applications, color spaces or page object types. You will find the option in the “Reports” category and in the “View” menu of the standalone edition. In the Acrobat plugin, technical considerations mean that this function is unfortunately only available in Acrobat 9.


You can use the color application to show problematic regions, as well as for other purposes.

This example shows where the color application exceeds the threshold of 100%.


It is also possible to display a page in a similar fashion to a map.

CMY channels

You can also view different color separation options or make small objects easier to spot.

Usability features:

You can use keyboard shortcuts to navigate easily through the Visualizer dialog box:

- Ctrl + Left arrow: Next mode

- Ctrl + Right arrow: Preview mode

- Left arrow: Next view type

- Right arrow: Previous view type


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