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05-19-2008, 11:14 PM
I just upgraded to Painter X and I am trying to import some of my Illustrator files into Painter. I'm getting an error message saying "File contains no bounding box, may not be a valid Illustrator file". Some simple files aquire with no problem, however, complex, multi-layered files won't. Any ideas?

05-20-2008, 05:11 AM
Save (Save As) your file in Illustrator as an Illustrator 3 file. It's an older file format that is still almost universal. A lot of cad programs use this format too.

A funny thing, Painter handles Illustrator files better than Photoshop to my mind. It keeps all the stroke info and works with the vector objects as shapes. Go figure.

05-20-2008, 11:53 AM
Thanks, I'll try that. I tried ver 9, then 8. I should have guessed ver 3 since my CAD programs require that ver.

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