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Adobe Illustrator - Packaging Artwork

This guide will show you how to gather all filed associated with artwork created in illustrator.

This is an important step if you are moving your artwork to a different computer or sending it to a printer.

Packaging the file will gather all the files  used, including fonts and linked graphics, so that the file can be easily moved and transferred. When a file is packaged, a folder is created that contains the Illustrator document, any necessary fonts, linked graphics, and a package report. This report, which is saved as a text file, includes the information about the packaged files. Choose File > Package.
  1. Specify the folder and location settings:
    • Location- Specify the location to create the packaged folder
    • Folder Name- Specify a name for the package. By default, the name of the folder is derived from the name of the Illustrator document.
  2. Specify the following options:
    • Copy Links- Copies linked graphics and files to the package folder location.
    • Collect Links in a Separate Folder- Creates a Links folder and places all linked assets in that folder. If not selected, assets are copied to the same folder level as the .ai file.
    • Relink Linked files to the Document- Changes links to the package folder location. If not selected, a packaged Illustrator document maintains links to assets in the original location, and assets are collected in the package anyway.
    • Copy Fonts used in the Documents- Copies all necessary font files, not the entire font family.
      • A warning displays when you package fonts. Check your license agreement to see if you’re permitted to copy fonts.
    • Create Report- Creates a summary report to accompany the packaged files. It includes a summary of spot color objects, all used and missing fonts, missing links, and details of all linked and embedded images.
  3. Click Package. The folder is created, with assets placed in their respective folders.

If you need further assistance please contact the Information Technology Help Desk at 920-424-3020 or

Keywords:Package, "Packaged Files", saving   Doc ID:64286
Owner:Richard L.Group:UW Oshkosh
Created:2016-06-21 08:53 CDTUpdated:2020-02-06 16:01 CDT
Sites:UW Oshkosh
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