Jump to content

 
Photo

porblems with illustrator

- - - - -

  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1
shaked

shaked

    Newbie

  • New Member
  • Pip
  • 2 posts
  • Israel

hi all

after a long period of exports testing i got to a point that all the symbols and text are looking good just to discover a new problem,
when i open the pdf, eps or ai layers in illustrator and want to add a new layer one of the following happens:

1. the new layer is locked and it is only presented by a bounding box
2. the illustrator crash
3. the new layer is black

each format rise the same issues.
what is the right way to import layers to illustrator?
thanks in advance.

shaked

#2
François Goulet

François Goulet

    Ultimate Contributor

  • Validated Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 688 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Mille-Isles, Qc
  • Interests:Cartography, History, Graphic Design and almost everything else...
  • Canada

What software do you use?

#3
Unit Seven

Unit Seven

    Legendary Contributor

  • Moderator
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 266 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:New Zealand
  • New Zealand

If I read this correctly it looks like you are exporting the new layer from your GIS and then importing the eps/ai/pdf into your current Illy file. This just places the art similar to how it would in Quark/InDesign/Pagemaker. Because the GIS hasn't givin it a preview you just get a black box.

What you want to do is open the new layer as an Illy document itself, select all, copy all these features. Now go to your map document, make a new layer and paste these features into that layer—paste in front will keep them in the same position in the new document. There are other tricks to look into such as the paste remembers layers option in the layers pallette and also a possibly a common registration box in both files if they are not in the same page co ordinates (not geographical) on the Illy page.


Hope this helps and I've read what the problem is correctly.
S a m B r o w n

U N I T S E V E N
unit.seven@gmail.com

Miramar, Wellington
N E W Z E A L A N D

#4
shaked

shaked

    Newbie

  • New Member
  • Pip
  • 2 posts
  • Israel

What software do you use?


arcmap 9.2 to illustrator cs2




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

-->