Sorry for bringing this topic up again, but I am experiencing the same problem in CS6 as described by jtbull a year ago, and Larry's proposal doesn't solve the problem for me as I need to be able to edit the vectors in ID.
To repeat, this error occurs when trying to copy&paste vectors resulting from a simple image trace in Illustrator CS6, with "Prefer PDF when pasting" turned off in ID, to prevent pasting an uneditable PDF.
The error is very unlikely to be caused by too complex vectors - in my testing case, the object was a simple semicircle, even Object>Path>Simplified to a triangle consisting of sheer three anchor points. No grouping, no compound paths. When I create the same or even much more complex object in the same Illustrator document, I can copy/paste it into ID with no problem. So it seems it is really something the troublesome object carries with it from its past of being created as an image trace.
Would there be another idea how to deal with this, please?
Yes, Peter, of course.
Meanwhile, I had a chance to do some more testing. Not ALL trace results cause this problem, even with the same tracing preset used (I have been using Black and White logo in this case, with Ignore white checked on). I thought it might have something to do with doubled/overlapping paths, but although I did my best to clean up everything and make sure there is only one simple path left, no success. It doesn't seem to be depending on an obvious complexity of the image - sometimes it works with visually more complex objects, while the simple ones can't be copied.
I have also found out that when I simply save the troublesome graphics as .AI, it doesn't help - but when I close and re-open this document, it starts acting normally and I can copy/paste into ID as expected. So it does seem that the tracing engine leaves some artefacts that get only cleaned up by this process...
Well, I am not sure then if this leaves anything to be answered... Rather one has to accept it as a fact, I guess... :-)
You are answering a 3 Year old question with a wrong answer. In German we call this behaviour "Leichenschändung".
- The answer is wrong as an EPS has NEVER transparency.
- The answer s wrong as no one should recommend to import EPS in InDesign.
- The answer is wrong as everyone should try to keep transparency alive when importing files.
The correct answer would be from Illustrator: Save the file as PDF/X-4:2010 or as an AI file and place those into InDesign via File > Place …
The question from Pataka covers a complete different topic.
Sorry, you are wrong.
EPS is not always a vector format. It can contain pixels. Even more than PDF. If you have transpareny effects, even vectors will be rasterized which will not be rasterized if you save that file as AI or as PDF/X-4.
So a PDF is at least as much vector as an EPS is.
please inform yourself before you make such wrong claims.
Wilhelm Georg Adelberger
Am 18.05.2015 um 10:52 schrieb asifa70542225 <email@example.com>:
EPS Import: Undefined error when importing vector from Illustrator (CS6)
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PDF file is not vector Format.
We need here vector format.
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