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Conversion of CS5 and CS6 Illustrator files to lower versions programatically

Dec 4, 2012 5:00 AM

Is there a way to programatically convert CS5 and CS6 illustrator files to lower versions (CS4, CS3 etc) programatically.  Are there any third party tools to do it.

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    Dec 4, 2012 6:53 AM   in reply to srivenu19

    I have never heard the word "programatically" before (not sure if it even exists) but you can easily save down to older versions.


    Save As... > "Adobe Illustrator Document" and OK.

    On the following dialogue box click on "Version".

    There you can save various versions all the way back to Illie 3 which was with us in the eighties.

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    Dec 4, 2012 7:19 AM   in reply to Steve Fairbairn

    He's probably looking for a script to do the job. The answer is yes. There is an AI scripting forum. Check there.


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    Dec 4, 2012 8:33 AM   in reply to srivenu19

    the scripting approach must use the illustrator application....I'm not sure if third party tools would be able to open/save to the ai format...even illustrator itself is unable to open its own files (created in newer versions) without some data lose.

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