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Exporting paths to new ai file

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Sep 21, 2020

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I have created several graphics with paths that will eventually be cut out. I then placed the graphics into a new file so that I could send a composite file to the workshop. Unfortunately when I place the various graphics into the composite file the paths are no longer visible. I have uploaded the results below. I would be grateful for any help

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Paul

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oezgol,

 

The second version of each looks as if it is shown in View>Outline, which could be cured by toggling Ctrl/Cmd+Y to get Preview.

 

But I believe you may find that there can be unecessary and possibly troublesome Clipping Masks in the the artwork, and that the Place will fail completely if the source document is saved without ticking the PDF compatible file option

 

In other words, I am afraid you have actually been inserting the PDF versions (which can be simplified/inferior).

 

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Exporting paths to new ai file

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I have created several graphics with paths that will eventually be cut out. I then placed the graphics into a new file so that I could send a composite file to the workshop. Unfortunately when I place the various graphics into the composite file the paths are no longer visible. I have uploaded the results below. I would be grateful for any help

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Paul

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Correct answer by Jacob Bugge | Most Valuable Participant

oezgol,

 

The second version of each looks as if it is shown in View>Outline, which could be cured by toggling Ctrl/Cmd+Y to get Preview.

 

But I believe you may find that there can be unecessary and possibly troublesome Clipping Masks in the the artwork, and that the Place will fail completely if the source document is saved without ticking the PDF compatible file option

 

In other words, I am afraid you have actually been inserting the PDF versions (which can be simplified/inferior).

 

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oezgol,

 

Attatchments fail to work, please use the Insert Photos button for live images in the post.

 

What happens if you Copy from elsewhere (Ctrl/Cmd+C), then paste in the document (Ctrl/Cmd+F or V or B)?

 

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Hey, thanks for reaching out. That does seem to work. Previously I had used the PLACE command. I have uploaded the images nevertheless

 

 

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oezgol,

 

The second version of each looks as if it is shown in View>Outline, which could be cured by toggling Ctrl/Cmd+Y to get Preview.

 

But I believe you may find that there can be unecessary and possibly troublesome Clipping Masks in the the artwork, and that the Place will fail completely if the source document is saved without ticking the PDF compatible file option

 

In other words, I am afraid you have actually been inserting the PDF versions (which can be simplified/inferior).

 

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