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To wuerthne: watch out with your claim at [link] "PDF 1.4 files can be read natively by Adobe Illustrator(r) 9 or higher". Adobe themselves do not consider Illustrator as a general PDF editing program. Yes, its own AI file format is in fact PDF based but they heavily make use of private data to keep editibility (also an option when creating PDF files inside Illustrator - incidently, it happens that if you switch off this option, Illustrator can no longer correctly read its own PDF file).

Illustrator will *try* to read PDF files but you will see that this failes for many and for "professional printing" important PDF constructions (fonts, image scaling issues, layers, spotcolors, etc are all painpoints).

The situation gets better and better for each Illustrator release but it is far from perfect, even in CS2.

 is a RISC OS Userjoty on 3/9/05 12:49PM
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