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Saving a file created from an Illustrator file overwrites that file instead of opening a new save dialogue.6 votes
Were the overwritten files in .PDF format or .Indd format?
An error occurred while saving the comment An error occurred while saving the commentJonathan Oakes (darth62969) commented
So I created 2 documents in illustrator and needed to convert them over to a single PDF, I figured out how to load them into acrobat DC to do the conversion, but somehow when I saved the new document it overwrote the first illustrator file that was created originally, effectively making the original file unusable.
Note I clicked save and not save-as and at this point i'm not sure if a dialogue popped up or not, but what ended up happening was the first illustrator file was overwritten. not sure what else i can say, at this point i can't really remember exactly what happened almost 2 months ago.
My thoughts are this shouldn't be possible to begin with, and leave it to someone that is relatively new to this use case of illustrator to do something like messing up the original file.
I know y'all use a lot of the same code for the backends for your products, and I know that your file formats can be really similar in how they are composed... i don't know if the bug can be fixed by adding a simple check for a new file flag, and then opening a save-as dialogue, or if it is a bit more complex and lies with the way illustrator files and PDFs are structured or how acrobat saves files.
The file opens in illustrator, and illustrator kinda knows how to deal with it, but a lot of the vector graphics are improperly grouped or combined weirdly. The layers that were in the file were not preserved, and some objects were grouped together and a few other issues with how the file was structured. It works but isn't what the file was, and the way the file was overwritten makes it more difficult to modify and virtually unusable.
I can upload the unaffected second page for comparison reasons as to how the layers are supposed to be structured. But the reality is that acrobat shouldn't have overwritten the original file to begin with, but it if you could implement an easy way to create, manage and edit multipage illustrator files that would be great... that was the one good thing that came out of this.
4 votesUnder review · Amboo Srivastava responded
Thanks for your valuable feedback. We have taken a note of it. Will keep you posted.
they were Adobe Illustrator files so .ai files. I have included the goofed file in my post.