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    PRC Member mazengh is on a distinguished road
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    use acrobat

    create a book and add ai files...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mazengh View Post
    create a book and add ai files...
    what do you mean? there is no book in Acrobat or Illustrator …

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    Quote Originally Posted by boys222444 View Post
    I just thinking why Adobe don't make Acrobat can make ai to pdf
    like batch image or document .
    Indeed, that would be a handy tool.

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    You can try export from Illustrator to PDF via PDF/X-1a:2001 preset (world-wide printing standard).
    Better (problems-proof) is a PostScript way e.g. via virtual Adobe PDF printer (this makes ps (you don't see it - you don't really need it) and then PDF from the ps). You must set the virtual Adobe PDF printer of course (similar settings to distiller - because it is running (hidden) via distiller).

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    Quote Originally Posted by mixeeff View Post
    Open in Illustrator and Save as PDF. It can be automated with Action.
    Agree, thats how i do it, easy and fast

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    Easy

    Quote Originally Posted by Dayroom View Post
    Hello


    We have many customers delivering their files as illustrator, but non-pdf-compatible.
    Is there a way to batch an AI to PDF conversion?

    I would like a hotfolder-based the most, but is it realistic?
    So not, are there other possibilities to automate?



    Many thx
    Actually, many RIPs can process AI files directly, because AI files are really PDF instructions.
    Limitations: depending RIPs version you are working with CPSI,APPE1 or APPE2 (excluding propietary kernels like based in HQRip, etc) interpreted job could be different.
    Try to send AI file directly to a HOT Folder and check if your RIP admit AI file.

    If your RIP is based in CPSI, Normalizer convert AI file to PS instruction for RIP
    If you RIP is based in APPE, AI-PDF instructions will be interpreted directly respeting job elements like lents or transparencies.

    FE: Fujifilm Celebrant v.6.x and XMF work with AI files without convert to PDF.

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    use global graphics "jaws". server if you want to automate. Makes clean files, better than acrobat.

    Global Graphics is the maker of harlequin rip

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    i use indesign to make PDF

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    Mac Automator

    Mac user can use a awesome tool using AUTOMATOR.

    This link lead you to apple site and Illustrator possibilities. Take a look and you will see, you can do MUCH more than only save in PDF.

    http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/automator/illustratorautomatoractionpackforleopard.html

    =)

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    So I think the best method is to save the ai in a pdf in illustrator

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    If the illustrator files are saved with PDF compatibility you can only drag and drop in Adobe Acrobat. Even you can import multiply Ai documents as pages in one PDF document

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    Quote Originally Posted by Triky View Post
    Actually, many RIPs can process AI files directly, because AI files are really PDF instructions.
    Sorry, that's wrong: pure .AI files contain ONLY Illustrator native intructions, that cannot be processed by RIPs (nor they can be imported in InDesign, nor rasterized by Photoshop, nor opened by Acrobat).

    But the defaut saving of .AI files, with the defaut option "Compatible PDF" creates composite files containing native AI instruction PLUS a PDF, that's why these files can be processed by the RIPs because the RIP processes the PDF (and ignore the native Illustrator datas). That's also why these composite .AI files can be opened in Acrobat, making so many people believing (wrongly) that Illustrator native file format is PDF: again, Acrobat opens ONLY the PDF component and ignore the native Illustrator datas!


    And the original question of this thread (re-read post #1) is about processing non-pdf-compatible Illustrator files: these files do not contain any PDF component, so they cannot be directly processed in a RIP.

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    Junior Member Simon.ivarsson is on a distinguished road
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    Quote Originally Posted by leila View Post
    Sorry, that's wrong: pure .AI files contain ONLY Illustrator native intructions, that cannot be processed by RIPs (nor they can be imported in InDesign, nor rasterized by Photoshop, nor opened by Acrobat).

    But the defaut saving of .AI files, with the defaut option "Compatible PDF" creates composite files containing native AI instruction PLUS a PDF, that's why these files can be processed by the RIPs because the RIP processes the PDF (and ignore the native Illustrator datas). That's also why these composite .AI files can be opened in Acrobat, making so many people believing (wrongly) that Illustrator native file format is PDF: again, Acrobat opens ONLY the PDF component and ignore the native Illustrator datas!


    And the original question of this thread (re-read post #1) is about processing non-pdf-compatible Illustrator files: these files do not contain any PDF component, so they cannot be directly processed in a RIP.
    Finally someone who knows what he/she is talking about!! :)

    regarding EPF, that file format is dead. As a Esko user you should export to Normalized PDF or launch directly into a workflow with shuttle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dayroom View Post
    Hello


    We have many customers delivering their files as illustrator, but non-pdf-compatible.
    Is there a way to batch an AI to PDF conversion?

    I would like a hotfolder-based the most, but is it realistic?
    So not, are there other possibilities to automate?



    Many thx
    Here's the answer using Adobe Acrobat Pro X :
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    Adobe Acrobat is good but not affordable.

    I always use Nemo All To PDF, it can convert all printable formats to PDF and supports batch conversion.

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