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Britt Griswold <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 29 Dec 1997 12:00:18 -0500
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>I am trying to save a corrupted file. Do any of you know how to do this and
>could give me advice?
>The file is an illustrator 6.0 file. I am bringing the file into word perfect
>to see the codes, etc.  I know what objects in the illustrator file are the
>offending objects, and I can somewhat identify the layer that the offending
>objects are on (in word perfect), but I don't know the code well enough to
>precisely know where to start and stop deleting.
>This may be too problematic to answer on the list serv. Perhaps some of you
>know a source book on uncorrupting files, or something like that. If so, give
>me a suggestion.
>Thanks all ,
>Amelia Janes


I have no good advice about editing AI text files.  I know in version 5
there was a font bug that would kill your file if you used a particular
character of a particular font. You could also try blowing away everything
on that problem layer on a copy of the file.  You might with a little
experimentation be able to find the layer markers and delete everything in
them that is not the same as around other layer markers.

  If you would like me to try and experiment with the file, you can email
it to me, I'll let you all know if I am successful.


Britt Griswold
Graphics And Publications
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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