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pdf to eps issue on Illustrator

Jul 7, 2011 8:35 AM

I'm creating a pdf with Apache FOP in Linux then I need to convert the pdf it into an eps.

I'm trying lot of ways, the only one that seems works is the pdftops. But, when I convert it into Linux in command line


pdftops file.pdf -eps file.eps

This command creates me the eps but when I try to open it in Adobe Illustrator in Windows XP It returns me the error


Font not found on the system; missing font has been substituted.
1: the fonts han not been substituted

2: the eps do not show words inside it is all blank instead of the images

I'm sure that in Windows XP I have all the fonts becouse if I convert the pdf to an eps inside the Adobe Illustrator all works fine and Adobe Illustrator do not show me the fonts issue.


I need to convert the eps via command line in Linux.

And then send it to someone that will open it in Adobe Illustrator.

(I need to do this for lot of reason that I do not want to list here.)


Can you help me?

What I'm doing wrong?

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    Jul 7, 2011 1:54 PM   in reply to praior

    Sounds much more like an Apache/Linux issue than an Illustrator issue.


    Does the resulting eps open in Actobat Distiller? Can you place the EPS into Illustrator or any other app?


    Sounds to me like it's simply a bad EPS.


    Have you tried just opening the PDF with Illustrator? Illustrator is PDF-based and there's no need for the additional step of making an EPS.

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    Jul 8, 2011 3:00 AM   in reply to praior
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    praior wrote:


    If I open the PDF in illustrator all works fine.



    What am I missing here? Open the PDF in Illustrator and save it as an EPS...?

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