Hang/Freeze when trying to open an Illustrator file with a placed PDF/Image
- MacOS High Sierra 10.13.6 and Illustrator 23.x.x
- Opening an Illustrator file. (It doesn't matter if Illustrator is already open or not.)
- The expected result is that the file will open as normal.
- Actual result is Illustrator hangs/freezes for upwards of 15-20 minutes before it will open the file.
As i mentioned in the title, this only happens when I am trying to open an Illustrator file that has a placed PDF inside. Specifically they are Nutritional Facts panels or Supplement Facts panels that were built in InDesign and exported as PDFs. Then the PDFs are placed on product labels in the Illustrator file.
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Same here, in our case for all Illustrator files that have placed .ai files (with PDF preview selected).
Indeed it takes over 10-15 minutes to finally open.