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Cannot open AI file

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I have been sent my logo in adobe illustrator file. I cannot seem to open it using XnView. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to open it? Thanks!
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Re: AI files

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Rexx102467 wrote:I have been sent my logo in adobe illustrator file. I cannot seem to open it using XnView. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to open it? Thanks!
Try to install ghostscript, but not all .ai file can be opened.
Pierre.
Tekl

Post by Tekl »

Hello,

well I can see the AI-Files if I open them, but XnView does not create thumbnails. Also my PDFs don't show thumbnails, but some ps-files. Is there something hidden to control the thumbnail-creation?

Regards, Tekl
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Tekl wrote:Hello,

well I can see the AI-Files if I open them, but XnView does not create thumbnails. Also my PDFs don't show thumbnails, but some ps-files. Is there something hidden to control the thumbnail-creation?

Regards, Tekl
Perhaps your AI files don't have the file extension expected by XnView. Try un-checking the option 'Recognize only by extension' in the category 'Browser->File List' in the option dialog.

But this is just a guess/try. Also note that this setting might slow down the display of thumbnails a bit.
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Post by crazytb »

Here, with xnView 1.68.1 for Linux, I can read some PDF files, but XnView does not generate thumbnails for them.

However, it generates the thumbnails for PS files here.

Options -> Browser -> Thumbnail -> "No thumbnail for files larger than" is unchecked

I personally like it does not generate thumbnails, because it may slow down so much. But, sometimes it may be useful.
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Tekl wrote:well I can see the AI-Files if I open them, but XnView does not create thumbnails. Also my PDFs don't show thumbnails, but some ps-files. Is there something hidden to control the thumbnail-creation?
Currently, thumbnail are not created for PDF/EPS/PS/AI files
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xnview wrote:Currently, thumbnail are not created for PDF/EPS/PS/AI files.
Pierre.
It generated thumbnail for PS files.
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Problem view ai files

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Many thanks to Pierre for taking the time and effort to programme such a useful application at a price noone cannot afford!

I've been using IrfanView loyally, until the need to view ai files arise.

1... I installed XnView version 1.74 first, then GhostScript 8.51. On opening any ai files, "Format of the file <name.ai> could not be determined" popped up.

2... I uninstalled both, then intstelled GhostScript 8.51, then XnView version 1.74, the same popped up.

GhostScript was installed customarily into c:\program files\MyPrograms\Graphics\gs. Installing into a default installation folder: c:\gs--same problem.

I use Windows 98 SE. GhostView is the one identified for Windows 9x.

Questions:

Q1... What is the problem?

Must GhostView be installed into XnView folder, or c:\Windows\System?

Q2... I have unchecked the option 'Recognize only by extension' in the category 'Browser->File List' in the option dialog.

Q3... Is there anyway to enable viewing of ai files and DOC files--any plug-ins required?
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Re: Problem view ai files

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herbalix wrote:Questions:

Q1... What is the problem?

Must GhostView be installed into XnView folder, or c:\Windows\System?

Q2... I have unchecked the option 'Recognize only by extension' in the category 'Browser->File List' in the option dialog.

Q3... Is there anyway to enable viewing of ai files and DOC files--any plug-ins required?
A1: No. Installation folder doesn't matter

A2: It's recommended to activate this, since deactivating may slow down things.

A3: GhostScript is sufficient.

First, please see topic "How to display vector formats? GhostScript!". If this doesn't help please let us know.
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I'm also unable to open .ai files with XnView + Ghostscript

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I'm having the same problem as herbalix, except that I have installed Ghostscript 8.5.3. If I try to open a .ai file I get the error message " Format of the file <filename.ai> could not be determined"

Herbalix, did you ever get this to work?

Any hints from anyone else?

Thanks!
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Re: I'm also unable to open .ai files with XnView + Ghostscr

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worldgirl wrote:I'm having the same problem as herbalix, except that I have installed Ghostscript 8.5.3. If I try to open a .ai file I get the error message " Format of the file <filename.ai> could not be determined"

Herbalix, did you ever get this to work?

Any hints from anyone else?

Thanks!
Have you tried the steps described in topic "How to display vector formats? GhostScript!". It's important that you use AFPL Ghostscript. Perhaps the AI file has a non-supported subformat. Can you open and display PDF files?
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Cannot open PDF or AI

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I have installed both XnView 1.82.4 and AFPL Ghostscript 8.54 and restarted the machine. I still cannot open .ai files. It keeps saying AFPL Ghostscript is not found on your system. The second time I double click on the file it says Format of the file <filename> could not be determined. The same thing is happening for PDF files!!!
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Re: Cannot open PDF or AI

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dfernandez wrote:I have installed both XnView 1.82.4 and AFPL Ghostscript 8.54 and restarted the machine. I still cannot open .ai files. It keeps saying AFPL Ghostscript is not found on your system. The second time I double click on the file it says Format of the file <filename> could not be determined. The same thing is happening for PDF files!!!
Ghostscript can not handle all AI format...
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Cannot open .AI files

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If Xnview and Ghost script cannot open .AI files, then what program can. The problem is we have a team of sales executives for our advertising and marketing department who are in the field and they need an application to view photoshop and illustrator files that they receive/give to clients. Is there any application that can do this because purchasing and installing photoshop an illustrator on their laptops just for viewing is too expensive an option. Any suggestions?
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Re: Cannot open .AI files

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dfernandez wrote:If Xnview and Ghost script cannot open .AI files, then what program can. The problem is we have a team of sales executives for our advertising and marketing department who are in the field and they need an application to view photoshop and illustrator files that they receive/give to clients. Is there any application that can do this because purchasing and installing photoshop an illustrator on their laptops just for viewing is too expensive an option. Any suggestions?
Could you send me a sample to check?
Pierre.