Adobe Illustrator equivalent for Ubuntu

NoOp glgxg at
Wed Jul 20 17:12:22 UTC 2011

On 07/20/2011 06:28 AM, Fidel Viegas wrote:
> 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.
You don't need to rename the .ai file to .pdf for Inkscape to open &
edit. I only did that to test to see if the files also opened properly
in Adobe Reader & Evince.

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