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I'm using Illustrator/MAPublisher and I have created a new document, 45inx30in, with one 2mb shapefile and one very large (400+mb) placed jpg. When I save the .ai file I make sure that the image is not embedded and I've deselected the create pdf compatible file option. Why is it that my .ai file is about the same size as my placed jpg (416mb), even though it is not embedded?

And, while I'm here... Is there a dpi/max pixel size limt to the images you can place in Illy?

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I think I just answered my own question and it came from an older Cartotalk post which I somehow missed. I didn't realize the "linked" box was unchecked when placing the image. DUH! So thank you Hans from 2005.

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I think I just answered my own question and it came from an older Cartotalk post which I somehow missed. I didn't realize the "linked" box was unchecked when placing the image. DUH! So thank you Hans from 2005.


Hans from 2010 says "you're welcome"

Also, regardless of whether the linked box is checked or unchecked, if you save the file with the "PDF compatible" option, it will embed the image anyway...

[after reading that old post] Well, that's exactly what I said back then... I'm afraid nothing has chanced in Illustrator since then.
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