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Importing PDF to illustrator. Text does not display.

Nov 13, 2012 8:34 PM

Tags: #cs4 #font #pdf #mac #import #pc #cs6

I am using Illustrator CS6 on windows 7. I created a document on Illustrator CS4 on mac osx and exported the file to a pdf. Now when I want to edit the pdf in illustrator the images and drawings display correctly, but only certain text is shown. Not any text in particular, but just random lines of text within paragraphs. The rest of the text does not show up at all. What could be the issue?

 
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    Nov 14, 2012 1:53 AM   in reply to mbeck123

    What exactly do you save?

     

    Please read this before discussing further: http://rwillustrator.blogspot.de/2006/11/whats-in-file.html

     
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    Nov 14, 2012 7:33 AM   in reply to mbeck123

    Well. Yes. But: has it been saved with Illustrator editability on or off?

     
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    Nov 14, 2012 7:56 AM   in reply to mbeck123

    Why not open the AI file?

     

    In any case, as Monika points out, the PDF really needs to eb created with the AI editing capability turned on. That way, AI is opening the AI data contained in the PDF, not the PDF data.

     

    Take care, Mike

     

    ***Oops, cross-post. I see you did preserve the AI data now.***

     
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    Nov 14, 2012 7:57 AM   in reply to mbeck123

    A thought. Are the fonts the same on both systems? Restricted in any way for embedibility?

     

    Mike

     
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