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I am new to vector and this site - I work on a race team and we just got our own vinyl cutting hardware - have Flex6.5 ver 3 / Illustrator CS - have no problem doing text in Flexi....but have downloaded eps files from this site - they open in Illustrator and I have saved them as both eps files and ai files - then when I try and import them into Flexi - nothing happens or a window opens and says server busy and computer locks up...I really could use some help or advise - I did a search but could not find anything - I guess no one else is as dumb as I am...ANY HELP...what is teh step by step to download and then import so I can use the images so I can cut out our sponsor graphics?

hernando's picture

hi friend dont import the files , just open it ..it can help to you

send me a mail to
hernandomiguel@hotmail.com

see you

Miguel

mike's picture

I'm not sure if flexi 6.5 will import or open cs files (ai or eps) try saving the eps as a ver 8 (eps)in Illustrator and see if that helps

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thanks Miguel - email sent

thanks mike - will try that right now...

gt1champ's picture

Illustrator doesn't give me that option (Ver8) to save as...only gives me IA / PDF / EPS / AIT / SVG / SVGZ

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do I need to find another version of Flexi???

anyone have one that will work more easily than 6.5....I am not a computer guy - paint / body and mechanics - but they put me in charge of this too....what ever I need to do to amke it easier so I keep my job - help is GREATLY appreciated!!!

mike's picture

open the file in ai do a save as, pick eps, save, it should come up to a option page at the top you should be able to choose what ver you want

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mike - I see what you mean - I tried to saved it as a Ver8 and as a Ver3 - when I clikced "open" - the dialogue box disappears - but there is no image on the page...yet when I go to close the "empty page" - it says I placed artwork on the clipboard do I want to save it"....now I am really confused????

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I saved in fine in both Ver 3 / Ver8....I can view them in Illustrator - but they are invisible when I open them in Flexi....?

hernando's picture

yes i know the point is your version of flexi, you need update your flexi to solve this trouble

see you

Miguel

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sorry to confuse you Mike...no - I found what you were talking about - I hit "save as" - the choice box" appears - I selected the version (saved it twice - both as a Ver 8 and a Ver 3)...figured that part out. So I do have them saved in the format you suggested.

Then I go into Flexi - under "file" se;ect "open" - find the file I just saved (in either Ver 3 or Ver 8 - I get same result) - I find the file - click on it and click open (this is when it should "paste" or open the file in Flexi) - the screen flciks - dialouge box disappears - but no image? I am looking at a blank document in Flexi....

hernando's picture

Friend you will have this trouble untill you can update your soft, i had the same trouble with corel and flexi too , you need to update your flexi

see you

Miguel

mike's picture

check one other thing when you save the file as eps what is the Adobe postscript language level set at if its on 3 it may not work in flexi try 2 what file are you tring to open it might be the file itself or try saving it as an ai file older ver 3 and try that

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still does not work

hernando's picture

yes friend send me your file i will send you some samples how i can open with my flexi

see you

Miguel

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samples sent

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thanks for the help all...I figured out the mystery...open the file in Illustrator - save it in my pictures - save as Illustrator EPS / (very important - you MUST save it as Version EPS3 / TIFF / Black & White...click OK

Close Illustrator - Open Flexi - go File: Open - find file you just saved in My Pictures - click on file - it will open in Flexi (and you can actually see it!!) - then before you do anything else - do a Save As in Flexi program files as a file - and then you have it and it can be edited and manipulated as you wish...whew!!

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So then you could solve thre trouble..........it mean you had a old version of your flexi....

see you

Miguel

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