I have searched the forums but no joy re the problem I am having.
I had a few logos designed by a company and they sent the files to me in .ai extension.
I do not have Adobe Illustrator. I have Dreamweaver and Fireworks 8.
Every time I try to import an ai file into Fireworks I get the following error message:
'Could not import the file. Please save your files in Illustrator 8 format.'
I can open the ai file within the Fireworks 8 tutorial about the Townsend Cafe banner design but not this ai file.
Is this a version issue or something else and is there a workaround?
Thank you for your time
Yes, it sounds like the company is using a version of Illustrator that is later than your version of Fireworks. The later versions of Illustrator can save to earlier versions. You could ask the company if they could send you re-save the files in Illustrator 8 format.
Download the trial version of Illustrator CS4 and save them to the earlier version from that program.
You might try Inkscape, which is freeware http://inkscape.org/
Thank you for taking the time to respond.
I will try your suggestions and get back with my results.