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Hello!

I would like to ask how you edit and export wide format map (large dimensions) in Illustrator?

The size of the 16383 px is very limited.

Thanks!



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What format are you exporting to? Illustrator is capable of handling artboards that are way larger than that, but the Save for Web function is limited.


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What format are you exporting to? Illustrator is capable of handling artboards that are way larger than that, but the Save for Web function is limited.

Hans, can you explain that a bit? If I create a new document in AI CS6 64 bit I can't enter sizes larger than 16383 pixels.

 

Edit: What you can do is to open the AI file in Photoshop 64 bit. In the open dialog that appears you can specify sizes up to 32000 pixels.


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Michael,

 

Illustrator is limited to 227.54 inches (577 cm). When you choose pixels as your unit when creating a new document, Illustrator assumes you mean "for screen" and therefore 72 pixels per inch and not "for print" or 300ppi. So thats where it tops out at 16383. Since you're working on a print piece, you should probably set your units to actual dimensions instead of working in pixels. If you need to go over 227 inches, you'll have to work at some scale (say 50%) and then rescale it when it goes to print.


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Thanks Adam. That answers my question.


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