What is the error message? Often the problem when placing is the Crop Options are set to a box that is undefined in the current file, so showing the import options and changing the crop box might solve the issue.
There are no error messages, just a very imperfect import. I tried fooling around with change crop box but had no improvement.
I have kept my old computer and ID5 for these problems yet feel like I should be able to make the ID6 upgrades work before they become completely obsolete.
Please elaborate your workflow.
- Where does the DPI come from? DPI is the resolution of a printer, not of a file. Files have PPI.
- Even if you meant PPI, where does it come from? Did you place images in AI or did you use raster effects?
- How do you bring your artwork from Illustrator to InDesign? Do you save it as AI or PDF/X-4 and place it in InDesign or what?
- You write that "ID 6 yet makes good pdf files in Acrobat pro". I don't know what you mean with that? Do you export PDFs from InDesign? Or how are you producing PDFs?
- What do you mean with "ID 6"? Do you mean InDesign CS6 or InDesign version 6 which is InDesign CS4?
Can you show us screen shots of what you see in Illustrator and what it looks like after import into ID?
Raster effects set at high in Illustrator CS6. I have used InDesign since it replaced Distiller. Some versions preferred paste others worked better with "place," I have tried both with the same result. I use adobe acrobat pro to open Illustrator and then save a pdf. That example of acrobat pdf is here http://www.ferrocement.com/rebel%20island%20half-cover_4-29-15.pdf
After either paste or place the IIllustratorCS6 or the Acrobat 10.1.1.3 pdf it looks like this,
I can tell you that the screen shot is listed as only about 30 kb while the pdf on line is 1.2mb
There are a number of things that you said in your last post that are probably not optimal. First, ID is not a replacement for Distiller (which is still a component of Acrobat, and what is invoked, as far as I know, when you save a file as PDF inside Acrobat). ID is a page layout application, and it has it's own PDF Library for exporting PDF from the layout.
There is no reason or advantage to opening Illustrator files in Acrobat to save as PDF. If you want PDFs, you can save them directly from AI, and they can be set to retain Illustrator editability.
Screen captures could be larger or smaller than the PDF depending on the content of the PDF and the format/settings of the screen capture. Screen previews of placed objects are .jpeg previews and are generally smaller than the actual linked file. You have the choice of high or low quality previews, but the preview quality has no effect on output from ID -- Actual linked file data is always used unless the link is missing or out of date.
OK. Make sure High Quality Display is enabled. As I said before, the image preview in ID is a jpeg, the .ai or PDF file from Illustrator is vector. Output from ID will also be vector.
Thank you, Peter,
The low resolution preference was it, I thought the migrated file was corrupted or something.