Re: [artworks] Exporting to the outside world

  • From: Ned Abell <nedabell@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: artworks@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 09 May 2012 08:22:21 +0100

On 08 May, Martin Wuerthner <lists@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> In message <CAMwDr81knok1qOf6hmuz4S4ovF9znBRUhGh5XPXx=svOQ7YFaA@xxxxxx 
>           Kell Gatherer <kell@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> > I have a complicated Artworks file with many layers that
> > I'd like to hand over to someone else, for, as one might
> > say, posterity....

[Snip Then on concept of PDF export..]

> Similarly, PDF does not have the concept of layers because
> you cannot see them, so layers are currently not
> preserved. Illustrator gets around the problem by adding
> application-specific metadata to represent layers, but
> that is not an option for ArtWorks.

Kell you say many layers but as Martin has suggested PDF
export can you not export layer by layer and recombine in your
chosen package.
Also have a look at a free cross platform package
which supports layers and has a variety of imoprt options.


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