Hello all! I'm an experienced CorelDRAW user (so I do have some vector graphic experience) but a noob to Illustrator and trying to evalutate switching.
In CorelDRAW when I export an EPS it doesn't matter what size paper the CorelDRAW file uses, the EPS bounding box is only the size of the drawing.
In Illustrator, however, it seems that I have to set the art board to the size of the drawing. Otherwise when the EPS is pulled into another program (like InDesign) the frame created is much bigger than the actual drawing leaving white space around the drawing.
Is there an EPS setting I'm missing somewhere that would make AI set the bounding box to the drawing and not the artboard?
Or (as most of the Illustrator files we'll be working with are created by someone else) is there a way to automatcially set the size of the paste board to the size of the drawing?
Great, thanks again, thats even easire.
Earlier I was going partially on what one of my operators was finding. Now that I'm hands-on here I'm I notice that at least one of these drawings has a large locked box around everything. Removing that (very happy to find the Unlock all command!) and saving as EPS makes the EPS size the size of the artwork. AND I also saw that sneaky little "Use artboards" button, which my operator might have had on also.