Potential Issues

Updated 9 March, 2020

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Quick Start 1.10 · Potential Issues

Certain capacities of Adobe Illustrator are not natively available in the SVG format.

In most cases there is a workaround.

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When an SVG is exported, the mesh is exported alongside as a PNG file.

This PNG file is not uploaded correctly by the Svija sync engine.

Workaround: save once as an SVG, then move the PNG file to the Links folder and use it to replace the mesh.

Keep the mesh on a non-printing layer for future use.

Multiple Font Weights on a Single Line

Because Safari does not scale text evenly with window size, multiple font weights on a single line will create the impression that there is either too much or not enough space between the words where the weight changes.

Workaround: text on a path does not suffer from this issue, and paragraphs can be made by continuing the text element from one line to the next.

Kerning & Tracking

Kerning and tracking values are ignored when an SVG is created.

Workaround: convert text to outlines.

Multiple Artboards

The Save All as SVG script saves multiple artboards as a single SVG with the upper left corner defined by the 0,0 coordinates in the Illustrator document.

Workaround: manually save the document as an SVG, checking the box that says Use Artboards.

To continue learning: reference.​

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