How can I import the image if my PDF does not contain vector information?

PDF files can contain vector information, bitmap information or a combination of both. If you cannot successfully import a PDF file and get a message that it only contains bitmap data, your only option is to convert it to an image format the program can import using one of the following methods: 

  • The quickest and easiest way is to open the image in a viewer (depending on your PC, double clicking on the file name will normally open the image in an  installed program), then use Print Screen or some other type of screen capture program to capture the image and save in a format that can be imported.

  • You may have another program installed on your PC that will open the PDF image and allow you to export or 'Save As' in a format that can be imported successfully.