How to Save in Legacy Formats in Illustrator CS6


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Saving in legacy formats

When you're sharing files with other people, especially other designers, and commercial printers, you may find that other people simply don't have the same version of Illustrator that you do. In this case, you're going to need to save out your artwork in something called a legacy format, so that they're able to open it, because by default, someone using Illustrator 8, or 9, or 10 probably won't be able to open your Illustrator CS6 file, so we need to find out, how do we then save in a format they can use? Let's go up to the File menu, and choose Save As, and in this case, I'll call this print_save_legacy.

I'm going to leave it on the Illustrator file type, and I'll click Save. Once I click Save, it takes me into the Illustrator Options, and at the very top of the Illustrator Options is a little hidden feature that allows me to determine the version number of this particular file that I'm saving. So you'll notice at the top is Illustrator CS6, be...

Saving in legacy formats
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Saving in legacy formats provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Justin Seeley as part of the Illustrator CS6 Essential Training

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