PDF test file, OK in Acrobat, not in Illustrator?

Discussion in 'Graphics' started by AES, Jul 24, 2008.

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    AES Guest

    I've posted to


    a PDF test file (about 4 kB) of a test vector image which was created in
    Mathematic 6, displays just fine in Acrobat, but appears with grossly
    thickened lines if viewed in Illustrator CS 11.0.0 (all this on a
    MacBook under OS 10.4.11).

    If anyone has the time and skills to open this short PDF file and give
    an opinion as to whether there is anything odd about its PDF coding that
    might cause this problem, or whether it must just be a bug in
    Illustrator 11, I'd welcome the information.

    Email replies also welcomed.

    [Note: This is a follow-on to a similar posting I made earlier with a
    different test figure, for which some respondents encountered the same
    behavior in Illustrator 11, while others found no trouble when it was
    opened in Illustrator 12 or 13, or versions prior to 11.]
    AES, Jul 24, 2008
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    Dave Guest

    FWIW, I can confirm your results. File is identical in Acrobat 8 &
    Illustrator 13. Stroke values are 1.625pt & .813pt.

    However, when I open it in Illustrator 11 the stroke values are waaay
    off: 26pt & 13pt.

    Dave, Jul 24, 2008
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    Dave Guest

    Just opened it in Illustrator 9 with worse results than 11...

    Dave, Jul 24, 2008
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    dorayme Guest

    If you want to open it in Illustrator use the Place function rather than
    Open and it will display fine. See under the File menu, press Place and
    then locate the file (from the desktop perhaps).
    dorayme, Jul 25, 2008
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