Bug #289 - Export as AI does not include colors but white
Product:PageStream 5.0.4.31 (Windows)Reported By:T.J. Zweers
Severity:NormalAssigned To:Deron Kazmaier
Priority:Average sign in to watch (1 is watching)
Status:Works for MeReported:2009-05-21 02:16:35
Category:Drawing ToolsUpdated:2009-05-21 02:16:35
Summary:Export as AI does not include colors but white
Keywords:export AI color
Attached Files:Picture 1.pngLen:62,222 bytesMD5:c18ec64cbb868194385db77c40ffbda4PageStream on left Apple Display on right
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I try to export an ilus with the Adobe Illustrator (AI) export. It is a rather simple line drawing, the lines are black, no fills.
When I open (import) this AI-illustration into CorelDraw (11) then all I get is almost nothing. At least the black lines are white.
Does the export utility not include colors?

Then I fill this, same, drawing with some colors. Export to AI, and import into CorelDraw. All the lines and fills are white again.

I thought that the problem might be: the colors have Dutch names (zwart and wit). So I rename the colors in an English PGS (now black and white), and export this as AI.
And no, this is not the problem. Still a completely white drawing in CorelDraw.

Deron Kazmaier wrote...2009-05-23 18:19:20

A simple test showed that the export module works as expected and can be loaded into other programs (including back into PageStream) and keeps the colors. I don't have CorelDraw to test with, but maybe you need to load into another program?

[Status updated to 'Works for Me' on Sat, 23 May 2009 18:19:20 -0400]

T.J. Zweers wrote...2009-05-24 02:03:27

It's not about export AND import in PGS.
I could not get the (any but white) colors in CorelDraw.

The only other program what could import AI on my machine is Inkskape. But this one hates the PGS AI and CorelDraw AI. In the list of the files it could import is this message: Adobe Illustration 9.0 and higher.

So what program are you using?

Deron Kazmaier wrote...2009-05-24 10:07:32

I only mention PageStream can import the file back in to demonstrate that the coloring is working the same as any other AI file imported into PageStream.

I will attach a screenshot that shows a colored drawing in PageStream, and then exported as Adobe Illustrator and displayed in Apply Display.

T.J. Zweers wrote...2009-05-24 10:45:54

Ah! If I guess it correctly you are seeing this in Apple Display (not Apply Display).
There might be some differences between Apple and Windows. Because if I want to export a vector drawing in CorelDraw I have, amongst others, two options: PC or Macintosh.

And the lessons.ilus (Hank's) is of course only white when I load the AI (PGS 5.0.4.4) equivalent into Coreldraw.

And a strange thing (for me):
PGS 5.0.4.4 export this AI as version 7.
PGS 5.0.4.46 does export this AI as version 9 (which my Coreldraw ignores...).

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Bug #289 - Export as AI does not include colors but white by T.J. Zweers   export AI color
  created:2009-05-21 02:16:35   last updated:2009-05-21 02:16:35
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