Why does illustrator become so big in file size? When placing images etc and saving as a ai files the overall size becomes so big. Indesign seems to manage images and graphics a lot better.
I dont need to have high quality previews in illustrator as I am working of Large format POS which is more about the layout.
I always make sure that when saving illustrator in the options I turn off PDF Compatible File and compression (I need to open files regularly)
Are there any other tips to keep illustrator file size down when saving?
Mac OSX 10.5.8
illust CS3 (CS3)
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