View Full Version : File opens in 12 but not x3

Joe Pelonio
10-16-2007, 2:56 PM
I was sent a file 7.5MB .ai (too big to post) by a customer's graphic designer.

When trying to import it into Corel X3 the system locked up and I got the old favorite "not responding". I tried it again, this time using the pdf filter and the same thing.

Just on a hunch, I tried it in Corel 12, and got the message that it was above ai version 9 or above so I had to open it as a pdf. Tried that and it opened nicely. The size is due to one part of it being a bit map as it turns out.

I find it rather odd that a file would open in 12 but not in X3. Anyone else seen this happen?

Scott Shepherd
10-16-2007, 3:08 PM
Joe, have you applied the patches to X3? I had a few issues opening things in X3, applied the patches and haven't had a problem since.

Mike Null
10-16-2007, 3:10 PM

The same issue was raised on another forum with no explanation as to why it happens. A guess is that the filters have been changed in X3 and while in some ways they are better this is one where they don't work.

Joe Pelonio
10-16-2007, 3:10 PM
I'll have to double check that I got them all, it seems to be doing up dates on it's own once in a while.

Scott Shepherd
10-16-2007, 4:16 PM

Just thought I would post the link to the patches again for quick reference on this thread.

Joe Pelonio
10-16-2007, 7:21 PM
That was not the problem, I checked and had all updates/patches loaded, then they sent me a new file with a few changes and the same thing happened.