I have experienced the following problems by converting a Illustrator CS4 file into the CS3 format: If the downgraded document is opened by a CS3 user, radial gradients which are compressed and/or rotated will be combined in a pixel-array and aren't any longer editable. If the gradient is in a group, all other elements within are compressed too and are reduced to one layer. It's a virtual disaster! Especially with a view to nonstandard-colours (PANTONE) that are used in my gradients and that will be converted into pixel-images! Does anybody experienced same problems and have a workaround? I have to save full editable CS3 files for further processing.
In addition to this I recognized that some tabs in text fields will be placed on the wrong position and some text fields are jumping on the plumb line.
I thought that CS4 is using the same text-engine as CS3. That doesn't suit my plans! Can anybody help?
Normal behavior. Since the gradient tool in CS4 has more or less been redone from scratch, this is to be expected.