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James Hines

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Does anybody know what the maximum number of points per path is in Illustrator? 32768?

32,000 points per path? Wow I don't think I will need to do that many. ;) Besides wouldn't that slow the machine down to the point where you would be adding one feature every 3 hours?
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Here's the relevant line from AIPath.h in the SDK:

/** Maximum number of segments in one path */
#define kMaxPathSegments 32000

Our import routines use that constant internally, so if Adobe ever changes that (doubtful) you'll suddenly start seeing more points per line in whatever version of MAPublisher runs on that version of Illustrator :)
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