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Imported illustrator files. The Case of the Disappearing Apostraphes.

Feb 24, 2013 11:33 AM

Tags: #cs4 #illustrator #text #indesign #import #mac_os_x #type #print #text_box #place_and_link #helvetica_neue #illustrator_fonts

Text characters (Helvetica neue - apostrophes ' ) disappear when printed. Blank spaces where the apostraphe should be. The text is in imported/placed illustrator files.

Other files with the same format show the apostraphe. The illustrator artwork has 4 layers with the text on its own layer. CS4.

 
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    Feb 24, 2013 12:16 PM   in reply to dshkj

    Were the Illustrator files saved as EPS or as AI files?

     

    How does the artwork print out of Illustrator?

     
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    Feb 25, 2013 5:58 AM   in reply to dshkj

    A Google search produced a thread from this forum for InDesign CS4 describing the same problem. If you read through the thread, it appears that you need to update InDesign to 6.0.4.

     

    http://forums.adobe.com/message/2253980?tstart=0

     
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    Feb 25, 2013 11:49 AM   in reply to dshkj

    So it sounds like the bug/problem might be in the AI file and not in InDesign. That's a tough one to track down. Is your Illustrator updated to the latest version of the release?

     
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    Feb 25, 2013 11:54 AM   in reply to Steve Werner

    Did you, since you are on a Mac, use the system version of Helvetica Neue? The system version has been (uh) "improved" by Apple, with some weird incompabilities as a result.

     

    Much as I hate to say it, if you don't have an alternative font, maybe -- this one time -- tou might want to outline your text in Illustrator. Take care to keep a copy with editable text.

     
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    Feb 25, 2013 12:05 PM   in reply to dshkj

    Seems like there might have been a 14.0.1 update, too, so you might want to check.

     
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