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Part: I Overview of Adobe Illustrator 9 > Working with Files in Illustrator

Chapter 3. Working with Files in Illustrator

In this chapter

Determining File Format Requirements

Illustrator's Commands to Save and Export Files

Linking and Embedding

Troubleshooting

A file's format determines how the file's information is stored. Different formats store information in different ways and, in some cases, store different information. How the file can be used, and for what, often depends on file format. Print and Web applications require different file formats. What works well for print is not even visible on the Web. Trying to use Web-formatted images to produce high-quality printed materials is an exercise in frustration. Knowing the destination of a file before you begin working can often help prevent serious errors later. Creating with the end product in mind is usually a good idea.

You also need to consider various other issues when working with files in Illustrator. You may need to consider whether to link or embed placed artwork. You may need to consider copyright issues when sending images with fonts to a printer. Even how and what you name a file may be problematic.

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