[pdftex] Problems using Graphics from Adobe Illustrator

Martin Schroeder ms at artcom-gmbh.de
Mon Aug 11 11:22:31 CEST 2003

On 2003-08-11 10:07:11 +0200, Stueker, Dirk wrote:
> My questions:
> - where is the difference between the .pdf and the .ai format (the latter
> should be compatible)?

pdfTeX can only read the pdf.

> - how can I directly import .ai files? \includegraphics says "unknown
> format"

You can't. Export to PDF.

> - My main problem:
>   The print-area has an effect on the output. I expected the pdf-format to
> be independent from
>   the selected printer. However if not set properly the graphic seems to be
> cut at some point 
>   or contains white margins.
>   How can I export *all* objects that I drew in Illustrator and restrict the
> output area to the area where
>   objects are (is there a bounding box feature).

You should be able to set the pdf pageboxes (Crop, Trim, Bleed,
Art) in AI and you can select them in pdfTeX.

Best regards
               Martin Schröder, MS at ArtCom-GmbH.DE
     ArtCom GmbH, Lise-Meitner-Str 5, 28359 Bremen, Germany
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