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Merged Layers in newer versions of illustrator from older files

New Here ,
Dec 01, 2022 Dec 01, 2022

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Im trying to open a file that was made in illistrator 2020 in illistrator 2023, and all the layers end up merge in the 2023 version, anyone any ideas why this happens?  

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Dec 01, 2022 Dec 01, 2022

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Was it saved as a PDF?

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Dec 01, 2022 Dec 01, 2022

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yes it is from a pdf file!

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Dec 01, 2022 Dec 01, 2022

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Was it saved with PDF compatibility? Does it open correctly in the older version of Illustrator?

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yes and yes, it does open on previous versions

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Try saving as an .ai file (on your desktop) if you can open it correctly in a previous version.

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