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Explorer ,
Jun 28, 2022 Jun 28, 2022

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Hello Experts

 

I have a map I am working on and am opening an .ai image using an older version of AI.

But what I see is not the full map. In the image below it should extend to the left and right of what is shown and I can select that region with the mouse and you can see the extended bits with the blue selection parimeter. But when I click on that blue parimeter AI says "No selection."

 

What is keeping me from accessing the full map?

 

Thanks!

 

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Community Expert , Jun 28, 2022 Jun 28, 2022

It might just be a clipping mask. Check out the Layers panel.

 

Better: use the version it has been created in. Seriously.

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Jun 28, 2022 Jun 28, 2022

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When you are editing a file in an older version, you are acutally using the PDF part of the file. Editing is limited. The bad thing is: when you save the file, you cannot go back to the correct version with fukll editability. I hope you haven't saved yet.

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No - I kept the original version. But how do I edit the original to get access to those hidden parts?

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It might just be a clipping mask. Check out the Layers panel.

 

Better: use the version it has been created in. Seriously.

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can you send a screen shot for the layers?

are you sure there are o clipping masks?

 

when open new ai file with older versio you may face clipping mask issue, unlock all then select all and release clipping mask if any.

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There is a screen shot in my OP

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I mean a screen shot for layers panel, check the layers.

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It was a clipping mask issues. Thanks for suggesting that possibility.

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