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PDF layer structure in Illustrator

Mar 22, 2013 4:03 AM

I have saved a mapinfo drawing with geographic info to a pdf. The layer structure in the PDF is what I expected and reflects the layer structure in mapinfo.  When I open the pdf file in Illustrator howver I only get one layer.


Is there any way of keeping the pdf layer structure in illustrator?

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    Mar 22, 2013 4:22 AM   in reply to MASH196565



    When opening a PDF in Illustrator everything will be contained in (objct-based) clipping masks, which are kind of groups. You can't have layers inside groups.

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