2 Replies Latest reply: May 5, 2011 4:58 PM by Larry G. Schneider RSS

    PDF opens in AI with text changed to gibberish

    mapsnmad Community Member

      I'm trying to import some labelled pie charts I made, in Excel 2011, into AI CS5. I want to edit the art and text in Illustrator (vectors, natch). The pies and lines come in just fine, but the text is garbled.


      If I do any of the following, the text from Excel comes in as garbled, scrambled gibberish:

       

      • Copy a chart in Excel, then paste into AI
      • Save Excel Spreadsheet as PDF, then Place it in AI
      • Save Excel Spreadsheet as PDF, then drag & drop it into AI
      • Print just a selected "Print Area" in Excel to PDF, then Place it in AI
      • Print just a selected "Print Area" in Excel to PDF, then drag & drop it into AI


      Have you ever solved this problem, or a similar one?


      Do you have any ideas that might help me?