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Why has exporting to eps suddenly becoming a problem?

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I don't seem be able to export eps files without problems anymore. I now have to manually expand lines and convert AD shapes to curves. I have to find these workarounds by trial and error. These eps file are being imported into Apple's Keynote. There are no gradients or special effects applied to this file. Just lines and shapes.

1. When I export the whole document it is transparent, the pistons and cylinder show but the bounding box is HUUUUGE and there are many selection problems with many eps files on a  page

2. If I export without the background the cylinders and pistons do not show, the whole engine is black

3. I have attached the AD file and an image of the eps as all black. The black image is how apple sees it in the finder and how keynote imports it

4. Is there a resource that explains all these back room rules? I've never had any issues whatsoever with AI and exporting eps files and I am not a programmer so I do not understand all the under-the-hood programming rules on how software is supposed to work. Sorry but I am a graphic designer and not an engineer.

TIA

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I modified your file a little, not sure if it is what you want. I am puzzled by the outline curve that has no stroke and no fill so I left that out, here are four EPS files and the modified designer document. Note how I grouped and clipped the block.

untitled folder.zip


MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012) Mac OS 10.12.6 || Mac Pro (Late 2013) Mac OS 10.14.6

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I was trying to get the file to work and expanded the block. I didn't realize it made a new layer. I am going to look at these . . . thanks for taking the time to look at this . . .

 

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Ok, your "Entire.eps" works! Now what exactly did you do? I do see the layer with the crop tool. And the eps file is what I was doing in the past . . . taking the extra step to reduce the physical size of the original AD document so that the bounding box was small upon export. Do you know what is going on here? Again thanks.

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Based on your description on how Finder showed the file, you might accidentally have chosen just the bottom layer and exported it (without the pistons). I did it first time I opened this file and exported the selection without the background (visually the selection looks identical with the selection covering all objects or the selection of mere parent layer so the difference cannot be directly seen on the canvas, but the Layers panel naturally shows the difference). 

Interestingly, the expanded layer (without a stroke or without a stroke color) will not be exported by Designer, but it will be exported by Illustrator. Designer will drop such elements also when it opens an EPS file (unlike Illustrator). I think that all paths should be exported and imported even if they do not have a visual effect in the drawing.

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