Flatten Transparency on Linked Artwork

Explorer ,
Aug 22, 2022 Aug 22, 2022

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As of a recent update, I can no longer use the Flatten Tranparency feature on linked artwork. Please bring this back as it was a feature I used on a dialy basis!

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Explorer , Aug 22, 2022 Aug 22, 2022

Well, I think I spoke too soon without further testing. It seems that the group of files I was having issue with were all EPS files. I got around the issue by saving the EPS files as PDFs, then placing them, then Flattening Transparency.

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Aug 22, 2022 Aug 22, 2022

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Works fine for me (Illustrator 26.5 on Mac OS 12.5).

 

Can you clarify a bit?

 

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Aug 22, 2022 Aug 22, 2022

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Well, I think I spoke too soon without further testing. It seems that the group of files I was having issue with were all EPS files. I got around the issue by saving the EPS files as PDFs, then placing them, then Flattening Transparency.

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Aug 22, 2022 Aug 22, 2022

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The message I was getting is:
"Linked artwork that interacts with transparency cannot be flattened. Embed the artwork (using the Links panel) before flattening."
I should have put that in the original post.

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