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I have an cs11 file 6.7mb when trying to export or save as v 8 the file size becomes 667mb. When opening the new file white boxes behind the text and images. Any help would be appreciated

Bobby H

Arial Sucks.
Illustrator 8 format does not support many of the "live" effects and transaparancy effects featured in Illustrator versions 10 or later.

One possible work-around might be saving the file as a PDF. That may help on reducing the huge file size associated with trying to save any raster based content.

Outside of that, I would try saving the vector portions only of the document in legacy Illustrator 8 format and place the other raster-based stuff separately in whatever other application you're wanting to use for importing the artwork.


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Thanks that is what we had to do break the art work into the vectored pieces and recreate. thanks againmike