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Logo on Mac and PC?

Discussion in 'Logo Design & Brand Identity Forum:' started by allyally2k, Oct 6, 2009.

  1. allyally2k

    allyally2k Senior Member

    Can you work in Illustrator on a mac then email that to yourself and work on it on a PC?
  2. Becky

    Becky Member

    yep. while I was doing my HNC we worked on Macs, but I only have a PC at home. Transfered between the two just fine. All I had to do was make sure I had the right fonts, (made easy because the macs had lovely Font Book).

    Same goes for the rest of the Adobe suite, and most other programs I'm sure.
  3. Greg

    Greg Active Member

    Yep as Becky says just ensure you have the fonts, or if you're at a later stage in the developments then outlining the fonts gets round that issue anyway.

    I think I once hit an issue saving as an .AI file because of different versions of Illustrator, so might be safest to save as an .EPS file, but best to test it first in anycase.
  4. Becky

    Becky Member

    Ya I've had the issue too, and it's a much bigger issue inInDesign (good ol InDesign Exchange formats).

    I usually just save my AIs as CS3 and make an EPS copy as greg mentioned to be on the safe side
  5. allyally2k

    allyally2k Senior Member

    Ahhh right hopefully that'll work then, as i'm on cs4 here but use cs3 at work. Cheers guys
  6. glenwheeler

    glenwheeler Senior Member

    cs4 to cs3 should be fine, I used it at uni and it worked spot on..
  7. Becky

    Becky Member

    it'll be fine in illustrator. I've not had any problems going between the two
  8. Tom Sound

    Tom Sound Active Member

    A bit of a work around but if you do get stuck and need to open a cs3 on a mac with only cs2 installed. Open the .ai file .eps file or pdf file in preview, re-save from preview as a pdf. If it was an editable file when saved it will (should) open as such in cs2 :D
  9. jHouse

    jHouse Senior Member

    The only issue Ive ever had with providing work for a PC user is the notorious CMYK image issue. :mad:
  10. allyally2k

    allyally2k Senior Member

    It didn't open when I just saved it as Ai CS4 but worked once it was converted to CS3

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