8 Replies Latest reply on Jan 26, 2012 3:29 PM by Peter Spier

    AI files relinked in ID inflate ID file size (CS4)


      I have a 96 pp ID file with 200 graphics from AI. I say AI, but none are original artwork in AI, all created in another program by somebody else (.eps or .cdr) and then I import them to AI for other changes and to make them more compatible with ID. In the ID file, if the graphic was an eps, I relink to the newly revised AI file--and the file size of the AI graphic shows up as half or less the size of the previous eps file. So I changed about 150 eps files to AI files using the same procedure and now my ID file size jumped from 17MB to 22MB. How can that be, if the grahics show up to be smaller file size?


      I don't know what I'm doing wrong....help? Anybody?