4 Replies Latest reply: Jul 8, 2011 3:16 AM by praior RSS

    pdf to eps issue on Illustrator

    praior

      I'm creating a pdf with Apache FOP in Linux then I need to convert the pdf it into an eps.

      I'm trying lot of ways, the only one that seems works is the pdftops. But, when I convert it into Linux in command line

       

      pdftops file.pdf -eps file.eps

      This command creates me the eps but when I try to open it in Adobe Illustrator in Windows XP It returns me the error

       

      EAAFD+HelveticaNeueLTStd-MdCnO_99-Identify-H;
      Font not found on the system; missing font has been substituted.
      1: the fonts han not been substituted

      2: the eps do not show words inside it is all blank instead of the images

      I'm sure that in Windows XP I have all the fonts becouse if I convert the pdf to an eps inside the Adobe Illustrator all works fine and Adobe Illustrator do not show me the fonts issue.

       

      I need to convert the eps via command line in Linux.

      And then send it to someone that will open it in Adobe Illustrator.

      (I need to do this for lot of reason that I do not want to list here.)

       

      Can you help me?

      What I'm doing wrong?

        • 1. Re: pdf to eps issue on Illustrator
          [scott] Community Member

          Sounds much more like an Apache/Linux issue than an Illustrator issue.

           

          Does the resulting eps open in Actobat Distiller? Can you place the EPS into Illustrator or any other app?

           

          Sounds to me like it's simply a bad EPS.

           

          Have you tried just opening the PDF with Illustrator? Illustrator is PDF-based and there's no need for the additional step of making an EPS.

          • 2. Re: pdf to eps issue on Illustrator
            praior Community Member

            I don't have Acrobat Distiller.

            I can place the eps into Illustrator but returns the error that I've

            explained before.

            I can place the eps in this app http://epsviewer.org/ but I think that it do

            not import the fonts

            it only rasterize the eps and show it (in this case all the fonts it showed,

            but it has a low quality)

             

            If I open the PDF in illustrator all works fine.

             

            My target is to convert the PDF to EPS in linux in command line

            and then the Illustrator have to open the eps correctly.

            • 3. Re: pdf to eps issue on Illustrator
              dougofakkad MVP
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              praior wrote:

               

              If I open the PDF in illustrator all works fine.

               

               

              What am I missing here? Open the PDF in Illustrator and save it as an EPS...?

              • 4. Re: pdf to eps issue on Illustrator
                praior Community Member

                Yes If I do it I convert the PDF to EPS format.

                The eps format is the format that I have to make.

                 

                But I want to make the conversion PDF to EPS in commandline in Linux.

                And than could open it in Illustrator