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Question

Why should you use the Create PDF compatible file option when saving as Illustrator file in Adobe® Illustrator®?

Answer

An Adobe® Illustrator® file (.ai) consists of two parts:

  • The “Illustrator high level information” part: Only Adobe® Illustrator® is capable of reading this information, so it is of no use to other applications.
  • The “PDF part”: Esko software needs this in order to correctly process an Adobe® Illustrator® file. This part is only available when the Create PDF compatible file option is activated during a Save as operation.
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