Saving ill4 to ill3

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by irishgrizzly, Mar 18, 2010.

  1. irishgrizzly macrumors 65816


    May 15, 2006
    I've been told to save down a load of files from illustrator 4 to illustrator 3. Are there any pitfalls I should look out for? The artworks are not multi-page so I won't have to worry about that.
  2. design-is macrumors 65816


    Oct 17, 2007
    London / U.K.
    Only thing I say is be mindful of any AI CS4 effects or tools that you've used which might / will likely get dropped off and try and work around them before down-saving. Try expanding things, rasterising, outlining etc to try and retain things that bugger up.

    Let us know how you get on... Good luck :)

  3. damonjim macrumors newbie

    Mar 11, 2010
    thanks to shear the info
  4. irishgrizzly thread starter macrumors 65816


    May 15, 2006
    Thanks I'll look out for effects or tools – the mesh tool is used but I don't think that changes between 3/4.
  5. yukio macrumors regular

    Feb 8, 2008
    text on curves is an other thing to watch out for.

    if you don't expect to have to edit the text on the other end, you might want to consider converting to outlines.

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