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I've been trying to figure this out all day. It seems that nothing that I've attempted has worked. The file opens in Adobe reader X, but it will not open in Ai. I get a distorted image even after I've downloaded the font DejaVu Sans.... Please help. I have a project due tomorrow...

asked 14 Apr '12, 01:15

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Forget trying to edit the PDF generated from the web page in AI, it won't work. Make a screenshot or a PNG export using the "export" tab, that's the most failsafe approach. You won't be able to edit the map in AI of course but you'll be done in five minutes.

The better option of creating maps for processing in AI is downloading the data you need, installing Maperitive, and doing an AI-compatible SVG export from there. Type "illustrator" in the search box above to find out more. This is however unlikely to yield good results in the hands of a newbie under pressure!

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answered 14 Apr '12, 01:20

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edited 14 Apr '12, 01:21

Thanks for the swift response. Just curious, why isn't the pdf editable in Ai?? Also there are 6 options for the Maperitive, which do i download?? Thanks again for the reply.

(14 Apr '12, 01:32) sandwichs

Try the highest numbered version; and only if that doesn't work, try an older one. Maperitive also has a Google Group if you have further questions.

(14 Apr '12, 12:15) Frederik Ramm ♦

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