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Can any one explain the advantages or disadvantages of exporting an AI file directly from a layout in Manifold, vs. exporting a PDF which is then opened in AI and saved in AI format?

It seems like I'm getting much better results exporting a PDF first and then resaving it in AI. Not sure if we have already covered this in another thread...

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I haven't had any problems exporting directly to AI, but I haven't tried the PDF route either so I can't compare. Everything I have export to AI format has been layered and clipped to a path as expected.

I still export the raster layers separately to TIFF for editing in PS.

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Advantages: Layers
Disadvanatges: rotated text elements may be rasterized (not sure if this was fixed in the last version)

Advantages: good work around for getting problem text into AI (see above)
Disadvantages: No layers, no clipping masks.

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