1 Reply Latest reply on Jan 12, 2011 1:58 PM by Ed@SF

    "Too many objects" (Illustrator -> FC)

    Ed@SF Level 1

      Hi all,

       

      Are there guidelines on just how many objects (or what kind of objects) cause this error? Tips on this topic would be greatly appreciated as well.

       

      Old threads on this seem to indicate that

      1. I don't come close to it (number):
        http://forums.adobe.com/message/2528581
      2. "kind of object" seems to matter:
        http://forums.adobe.com/thread/726669

       

      I am of course assuming the threads above are accurate.....

       

      This is the Illustrator document info (Objects) I'm trying to open in FC:

       

      Objects:
      
      Paths: 52 (17 open, 35 closed, 198 points, length = 60099.035 pt)
      Compound Paths: 2
      Gradient Meshes: NONE
      Symbol Instances: 7
      
      All Type Objects: 231
      Point Type Objects: 231
      Area Type Objects: NONE
      Type on Path Objects: NONE
      
      Clipping Masks: 6
      Opacity Masks: NONE
      Transparent Groups: NONE
      Transparent Objects: NONE
      RGB Objects: 277
      CMYK Objects: NONE
      Grayscale Objects: NONE
      
      Spot Color Objects: NONE
      Pattern Objects: NONE
      Gradient Objects: NONE
      Brushed Objects: NONE
      Styled Objects: NONE
      
      Fonts: 1
      Linked Images: NONE
      Embedded Images: 6
      Non-Native Art Objects: NONE
      
      

       

      Thanks!

       

      Ed

        • 1. Re: "Too many objects" (Illustrator -> FC)
          Ed@SF Level 1

          Ok, hopefully this helps others. In my case (and my case alone), the culprit was text - just like what was described in the #2 thread above (regarding text styles, etc).

           

          Truth is, I didn't even notice it (these are files from other people consolidated into a single document)...until I saw some text layers had that "meatball" in the plate indicator - btw, whatever it was doesn't show up in the Appearance pallete of Illustrator so add that to the mystery - I just dragged the meatball into the trash can - not really knowing what it was (and it didn't affect the appearance of the text either...go figure).

           

          Hopefully, an update/fix to FC make it friendlier as far as messaging is concerned. "Too many objects" is just too vague.

           

          I think a lot of users can share my  horrific experience:

          1. You go through the effort of organizing your Illustrator document for FC
          2. Now that its all neatly organized;
          3. You can't get it into FC with a vague message about "too many objects"
          4. You randomly start making changes to no avail (because of this vague message), and really, in my case, without that past thread I'm referring to, TEXT would be the last place I'd look.

           

          Ed@SF wrote:

           

          Hi all,

           

          Are there guidelines on just how many objects (or what kind of objects) cause this error? Tips on this topic would be greatly appreciated as well.

           

          Old threads on this seem to indicate that

          1. I don't come close to it (number):
            http://forums.adobe.com/message/2528581
          2. "kind of object" seems to matter:
            http://forums.adobe.com/thread/726669

           

          I am of course assuming the threads above are accurate.....