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Opening new Illustrator files in an older version
Authored by: pub3abn on Aug 12, '10 06:17:12AM

This would have been a good hint if not for the inaccurate CS5-cannot-save-to-CS3 part. If you had instead focused on the more basic need of how to get the CS5 AI file into CS3 when the client cannot or will not export to a legacy version, then this hint would have been much better.



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Opening new Illustrator files in an older version
Authored by: imageworx on Aug 15, '10 06:49:16AM

Jeez louise!

The POINT here is to provide useful tips or useful critiques. >*(

There are clients that will email/FTP a file and want the work completed YESTERDAY. You can't always get a downsized file as that file might be from another source/designer and complicate the production.

The Tip works. As long as you have InDesign and can import/place the EPS.

And yes, CS5 can dumb down to legacy versions, however, you may lose features that newer incorporates (transparencies, layers, ...).
Anyway, thanks for the tip...saves some folks I know from plopping down $$$ to upgrade just to open a CS5 illustrator file...

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Opening new Illustrator files in an older version
Authored by: DistantThunder on Aug 15, '10 08:16:15AM

I think you need to reread the 2nd sentence of the comment you are responding to. The tip is of course useful; it just implies false information. As for your comment about saving to legacy versions, you will not lose much going CS5 to CS3, and anything lost will almost certainly also be lost going the PDF route (i.e., you will get a flattened, not very editable version, with either the CS3 or PDF route).



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