Adobe Illustrator equivalent for Ubuntu

Fidel Viegas ubuntu at
Wed Jul 20 13:28:31 UTC 2011

On 20/07/11 03:56, NoOp wrote:
> On 07/18/2011 11:38 PM, Paul Sladen wrote:
>> On Mon, 18 Jul 2011, Kipton Moravec wrote:
>>> I had just found Inkscape bit it does not export or import .IA format.
>> Since Adobe Illustrator version 9, the '.ai' file-format has been
>> based on PDF.
>> You should be able to export as PDF in both directions without
>> significant problems.
>> 	-Paul
> Nice catch.
> I renamed the .ai test files to .pdf and of course they opened just fine
> in Adobe Reader and Evince.
> I then opened one of my .svgs from Inkscape&  exported it to .pdf.
> Reopened the svg/pdf in Inkscape and I can edit etc. I then renamed that
> .pdf to .ai and it opens in Inkscape w/o issue&  I can edit. I can't
> test w/AI as I do not have it.
Nice one guys! I wasn't aware of this. Everytime I wanted to convert an 
AI file I would use sk1, but now I know that you can just rename it to 
pdf and open it up in Inkscape.

Thanks for the tips.


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