We recently had a client send us their company logo in EPS file format. Normally this isn’t an issue, except the file was created on a newer version of Adobe Illustrator. When we attempt to open the file we receive the following error message:
Can’t open the illustration. The file was generated by a newer version of Illustrator and cannot be opened. Please resave it in a format compatible with your version of Illustrator.
Annoying, to say the least. The good news is that we, potentially, have a work-around.
- Begin by opening your Adobe Illustrator application.
- Create a new, blank, file.
- Locate and drag the EPS file icon into your Illustrator application and drop it onto the blank (white) canvas.
- The graphic should appear with little to no alterations to the original artwork. Save the file in a format suitable to your needs.
I welcome your thoughts, questions or suggestions on my article on how to open EPS files created in a newer version of Adobe Illustrator.
Let me know if you found any errors within my article or if I may further assist you by answering any additional questions you may have.