I don't know, but it seems like a natural thing to do for any program when saving in its "native" format. Since there's no telling when an image will actually be printed, the program has to support retaining all the editing info through multiple closings and openings of the file.Eurgail wrote: Why does Adobe let Illustrator put print ready informations in AI-files,
You're right about one thing, though -- whether or not AI included PDF info for printing (and whether or not that PDF has included additional content info to allow subsequent editing), I think it's important for PL to use the actual AI layer editing info when opening these files.
Oh, no, definitely no non-printing layers in those test files.Eurgail wrote:I believe there are no non-printing layers in it, are they? =-Ophotoken wrote:I've got some other AI files that I created a long time ago that open OK in PL, so that's why I raised the question about these template files.
I'm raising this issue as part of the larger question of PL support for importing Adobe documents:
Since Illustrator and Photoshop have been the de facto "standard" vector and image editing apps for so long, there is a huge base of freely available AI and PS files that are quite useful. For example, there are templates like this one, and also Illustrator pattern files. Examples of pattern files are cartography and materials patterns that are used to quickly fill a shape with symbols denoting grassland, or pasture, or swamp, or metals, or wood, etc.
I'll take it one step at a time -- first get PL to support these AI templates, then see how well importing AI patterns goes.