I have an SVG file that displays fine in InkScape but erroneously displays lines as huge thick blocks in Illustrator. The SVG file was created originally by Sibelius 7 music notation app. The only reason I would consider buying Illustrator would be to import Sibelius generated SVG files for graphic manipulation. So I would dearly love to sort this out, or it's a big no-no to Illustrator. Any help really welcome! Thanks in advance!
Mac OS 10.8.2
Need to download the ai file if possible. You'll have to host it somewhere and provide a link.
It could be a very simple matter of selecting everything and choosing a stroke weight. But there's no way to tell that unless the actually .ai file is seen, not a screenshot.
I think what you say about the stroke weight is correct .but dismaying because my scores are usually from about 40, 50, 60, 70 pages in length, and the images are very detailed. Illiustrator seems to be treating all lines on the page with the same thickness so I would have to go through every page and reset them all as they were when exported. A huge task for me. It's's effectively ruled Illiustrator out, it would seem, since InkScape has no such issues. What a pity!
Just a couple of questions / observations;
1) I notice on the Sibelius 7 web page that it can also export as pdf. Have you tried that export, then importing that into Illustrator?
2) You say these are multiple pages (up to 70?). Illustrator is not optimal for multi-page files. Have you looked into InDesign?
OldBob (is that your name?) - thank you HUGELY - importing the PDF was the solution, everything on each page is as it should be. Yes, I have to import each page separately but that was what I was expecting anyway BTW. Nice one!
I'm glad I could help.
Yes, when I first started here there were about three dozen people with the handle "Bob'. So I went with OldBob just for something different.
P.S. An old rule of mine; When in doubt, check the website of the exporting software to see what other formats may be available.
I'm ashamed to say I'm supposed to be skilled in Sibelius. Huh. But in this case I had no idea that PDF would do the job better than an SVG file, didn't even cross my mind. Anyway. Happy ending, and it's a lesson I'll remember! I just need the deep pockets to upgrade from Illustrator demo now. Sure to see you around. BFN.