On 5 Jun 2008, at 08:38, Michael M?ller-Hillebrand wrote:
> Loosely connected to this:
> Is there a list available which Illustrator versions/levels were
> supported by which FrameMaker versions?
> From time to time I am confronted with people having Illustrator
> CS2/3 but still use FrameMaker 7.0 (or 6.0, like Apple). So they need
> some advice to save EPS files as Illustrator <version>.
I don't think it makes a lot of difference, although I'm prepared to
be enlightened :-) Certainly something I've never come across, and we
use EPS files saved as Illustrator EPS versions 8.0, 9.0, 10, and
CS2. I just knocked up a quick graphic and saved it as EPS CS2 and it
imports OK into Mac FrameMaker 6.0.
As long as the EPS file has the following header, FrameMaker will
Why do we use Illustrator 8.0 files? Well, the following quick
translation from "DTP & Insatsu Super Encyclopaedia 2008," a yearly
Japanese DTP publication, may shed some light.
"Even though several years have past since Mac OS 9 was discontinued,
and Macs that run the Classic Environment are no longer on sale, many
users are still using using Mac OS 9, Illustrator 8, and QuarkXPress
3.3 for DTP. The reason is that if a printer, designer, DTP operator,
output bureau, printer, etc., changes their own system, they'll
become incompatible with everyone else in the publishing chain. This
is a big difference with Web designers who generally don't have to
rely on others in their work."