Ok here is my issue. I created a logo that has both text and shapes in CS3 (Mac if it matters). I need to save the file as a (.ai). I need to send the file to our engraving company so I added it in an email. They are telling me that it is only being read as a pdf file. I tried uploading it to our ftp site and sent them the link to download. Once again it is listed as .ai but opens as pdf.
I wanted to know if there is somthing I did wrong in the saving process? Even when I tried emailing it to myself and saving the file from my email, the I con displays as PDF instead of the orange AI icon. What do I need to do?
Try zipping or stuffing the file before you email it. Many email programs do not handle .ai files correctly.