- does Illy pop up any errors?
- do other formats work?
- does it work when saving to a different location?
- did it work in previous versions?
- which system are you on?
- are any fonts concerned?
- is this an old file and if so, does it work with a file created from scratch?
What platform? I will try it on a Mac I have not tried this
No it saves without a hitch and quite fast.
Let me try with a lot of layers and effects
Thanks for the reply.
Apologies I forgot to mention all the important stuff. I'm on a brand new iMac, with Snow Leopard.
It was an older file and would not save as ai or eps without crashing. I even copy and pasted the info into a new document but it still wouldn't work.
Strangely after about the tenth time of trying it worked... I have no idea what the matter with it was but it seems to be working at the moment.
I doubt this is makes any difference but it was the first time CS5 had been used.
Works better than ever!
I'm having the same problem, with the same parameters...on a healthy mac just upgraded to Snow Leopard.
It's only a trial version, but still, not saving a file at all renders the program useless!
I'm wondering if there's any way it can be fixed, or if I shouldn't even bother upgrading to CS5 if it's this WACK!
Someone help, please!
Try saving it to a different location, I can't be sure but that may have been one of the things that sorted mine out. It's been working fine ever since. Just that one glitch.
I had the same problem. Turned out to be a plug-in conflict in my case.
Guilty plug-in was FontAgent Pro.aip, (Applications > Adobe Illustrator CS5 > Plug-ins > )
Once I removed that and installed new automatic font activation software it was all good. I ended up using FontExplorer X and so far everything has been fine.
Hope that helps, best of luck with it.