illustrator->quark?

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  1. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    hi all-

    trying to help a friend who is looking to get illustrator files converted to a format that quark (ideally quark 4, but 5 will do) can read.... i don't really know anything about quark or its compatibility with illustrator so i thought i'd ask here, figuring it's a pretty simple question

    any help would be great. thanks!
     
  2. Father Jack macrumors 68020

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    If the Illustrator file be saved as a .tif (picture file), there will be no difficulty importing it into Quark ... :)
     
  3. jelloshotsrule thread starter macrumors G3

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    thanks, father.

    yeah, i figured that something as simple as that would work... what i don't know is if they want to be able to still edit it in quark... that's what happens when a technical person (quark people) tell a nontechnical person what they need (my friend) and pass it back onto someone else. stuff gets lost in translation...

    is there a way to export from AI to still be able to edit within quark? or? (sorry if this is really stupid!)
     
  4. Father Jack macrumors 68020

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    Once it's imported as a picture file, you won't be able to edit it ... :( So make sure you are happy with it before saving it as a .tif (.tiff)
     
  5. jelloshotsrule thread starter macrumors G3

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    heh. well that much i know. but is there a way for me to take what is a .ai file, and either within illustrator export it in a format that someone can open (and still edit) in quark? any sort of cross app format? or is it all about being done with edits in AI and then going to tif for quark open/print?

    thanks again!
     
  6. Father Jack macrumors 68020

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    All edits need to be done in Illustrator (to the best of my knowledge)

    Perhaps instead using of using Quark if it was possible to use InDesign, also being Adobe, may allow more flexibility.
     
  7. jelloshotsrule thread starter macrumors G3

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    from what i can tell, she works at a place that is sending the stuff out to be printed, and said printshop uses quark... so no flexibility in the software. but i will see if the printshop needs to edit at all or if they can just do the tiffs. thanks!
     
  8. decksnap macrumors 68040

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    You really want to save your Illustrator file as an .eps and place it into quark. The .eps will stilll be easily editable in Illustrator after the fact and can simply be updated in the linked usage list in Quark.
     
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  10. jelloshotsrule thread starter macrumors G3

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    thanks!

    just to clarify. what that will allow is further editing in illustrator (not in quark directly) but then an auto update with the linked .eps file right?

    thanks again
     
  11. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Just to clarify:
    Is this a single illustration done in Illustrator to be placed within a Quark layout, or has the deluded person actually done a layout and set text in Illustrator?

    When you have the choice, EPS is the preferred way to save from Illustrator and import into Quark as an image. Conveting to TIF (or JPG or GIF or any raster format) rasterizes the image, loses scalability and generally uglies up the text and line drawing.

    Now if we are talking about text and layout having been done in Illustrator, give it over as a lost cause. Redo the layout in Quark, re-set the body text directly in Quark, and import just the graphic and logotype bits from Illustrator as EPS's.
     
  12. decksnap macrumors 68040

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    Yes- it leaves the illustrator file (.eps) in vector format, fully editable later. But after you edit it outside of Quark, you just have to update the linked file in Quark- either under 'Utilities> usage' or by double-clicking on the eps with the content tool.
     

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