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Q: Changing Adobe illustrator from french to english

i have pc that is using a french windows 7 and i recently installed Adobe CS4 and it never ask me to choose the language, so i when i install it, adobe cs 4 is all in french and i went to Edit | Preferences | Interface | UI Language in photoshop and the only language i could choose is french. Does Adobe reflect on the language of the OS if not is there a way to change the language back to english without reinstalling the whole operating system.


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A: Changing Adobe illustrator from french to english

AI is not supplied in multi-language capability in a single package. You have to buy it in the language you require.
Evidently, the version you've installed is for French speakers.

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Issue since moving from IE9 to IE11 in the office

I've changed the Language Preference on IE11 to add both of them, English by default
Microsoft Office is already set to use both language

Although using Internet Explorer, we are having an issue where it only seem to spell check one language, giving errors when typing words in the other language.

Read on the internet some people that added both language in the keyboard layout, but that's not an interesting solution because first the French keyboard layout does all the English keys and second people tend to accidentaly switch language while typing
using shortcut or whatever

Any help regarding this issue would be appreciated


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Hi, and thanks for taking the time to read this and hopefully help me with this problem.

I am working with Adobe Illustrator. I would like to know if there's a way to crop something out of a drawing, and change the bounding box to cover only the part remaining.

Say I have an eps file which is a drawing with text way down at the bottom of the page. I cannot select the text to delete it, because it is all grouped together with the drawing.

What I want to do is crop or cut the text out, so that only the drawing remains. I can cover the text with a rectangle but then when I place the drawing, the bounding box has a lot of white space at the bottom.

I've searched the help menu, but the directions for cropping are very unclear. Thanks for your help.
Best regards,

A:Adobe Illustrator -- changing the bounding box


Moved you over here, as you may get more responses


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i have foolishly purchased a french note book and wish to change it to english is this possible and how can i do it help please thanks

A:win 7 from french to english

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A friend of mine who spends 8mths a year in france and 4 months in portugal, has just purchased a ACER laptop with XP and all sorts of bundled software in France at a great price, however, he cant seem to change the language option to english, someone else out there who recommended the Shop and Deal has just told him that microsoft have hard coded XP to only work in French on these machines.

Is that true, is there a way around this problem - he is learning french slowly while out there, but would find it more natural in English.

A:french XP to english

go into the control panel and click on regional and language settings. on the first page you have standards and formats, click customize and pick what you want, then click advanced and make that the same as you picked in the first window. That should do it. If not let us know and we can try something else.

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i know im not on the right forum but people around here know so much i probably will get the correct answer anyhow.

i have XP and office in english, is it possible to both migrate them to french?


A:office english to french

Quote: Originally Posted by paascal


i know im not on the right forum but people around here know so much i probably will get the correct answer anyhow.

i have XP and office in english, is it possible to both migrate them to french?


Hi paascal,

Please check the link below which would be useful to you:

Change the default language for Office programs - support - Office.com

If you need more information feel free to reach out.

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hi to all, once again I am in need of help. I've just bought a pc from a french bankrupt auction its a Dell dimension dim2400. My problem is that the OS is in french and as my french isgood but not that good, I want to change it to english. So I have been on line at ebay and got myself windows xp in English, but what I want to know is - do I have to format drive c to reinstall the new version? And if I do do I need to make a reboot disk?.And lastly if the answer is yes to the last two questions how do I do it??!!


A:installing english xp on a french xp pc

Hi soapy

You will need to reformat unless there is a large enough unpartitioned space on HD and you want to keep the french version. Since the default on install is the whole drive, I doubt this would be the case. A clean install is the best option and is not very difficult. Remember that doing this will wipe the HD clean so if there is anything important on the drive you will need to save it, and make sure it would work with english version. Just follow the steps Here under Perform a clean install of Windows XP.

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A friend of mine asked me to wipe his PC and install a fresh XP on it. Easy enough. So I brought it home to do in my spare time. Now I have the XP disk, his CD Key, but his version of XP is French and I assume he wants to get it back that way. :(

Is it possible to do or would he have to find a French XP cd?

A:Is it possible to make XP French with an English Installer?

You will need his xp cd.

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A company distribution agent works overseas running Windows 7 with Outlook 2007.

The workers has issues with trash/ spam ending up in the wrong folder / sents ending up in another area /and so forth. I have instructions from the workers what needs to be done. I am willing to help but I do not read French. Here Outlook is in the French language. All I need to do, if possible, is switch to English (Outlook) make the changes / test the changes/ and revert back to French (Outlook).

Is there an uncomplicated non damaging method to do this?

Let me know.

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After installing the sims 2 the language was Thai but I wen through the registery and edited the game into English. When I started the game, it was in English but once I clicked on one neghiborhood the text was in French. Please, can you help me have that in English?

A:SIMS2 in English but Instruction in French??? HELP!!

youl have to go into the system files installed in the c:\ drive...im not sure where but i am sure they will be written in a languages .dll or something...send an email to
[email protected] and ask them?

i assume this is a foriegn cracked copy of the game?? get the english version from the shop...its cheap now any way

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New PC setup in French, needs changed to English
what are the steps?

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Hello everyone and Happy new year.
I want to replace Windows XP English home edition by Windows XP French professional edition.This would be on my old computer that only has 40 gig hard disk and 512 mb memory.It worked very well with the English version but it is for my sister who doesn't understand English.I do not want to install windows 7 as it takes to much memory to operate.
Do I have to to format my C drive and install the new windows french with the disk or can I install the new windows french in a different partition and after remove what is in the C drive?
Thank you

A:Solved: replace windows XP english by XP french

you can dual boot xp and xp


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I've been given a Fujitsu Siemans "Amilo M7440G" laptop (from France) to check out (wireless not working and other things to check)

Windows XP home (SP2)
AZERTY keyboard layout (not qwerty)

Everything is in french Text icons, properties etc. Making this very difficult to debug.

How do I get the displayed text to show in english?
I've played around with the Regional settings - Language and keyboard settings but it does not want to display english for me...

Basic question: If this was a French Windows Win XP OS install can I ever see the text in english??

Any help direction appreciated.

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We are having a strange intermittent problem here. We have XP Pro, and Office 2003, with templates created for our people to use with Word. These are basic templates for faxing, letters, etc. but with our very plain text logo on them. Everyone uses them, but for a couple of them, their spell-checker comes up in French. This only happens on the company templates and not to everyone. I've checked all the language settings and made sure they were set to English, but it still happens. I open the same template on my computer and all is fine. So it seems to be machine specific problem. Has anyone else ever heard of this?

Thank-you, I've learned a lot from reading here. It's a fabulous resource!!!

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Hi everybody!

My concern here is that I would want to switch my "French" Windows XP into an "English" one. Indeed, I am going to give my laptop to a Nepalese friend, and he cannot read French.

Thank you for your assistance!

A:Switch Windows XP language from French to English


The problem is that there is no ?switch? to change the language. You can change the keyboard layout but not the language of Windwos itself. In such cases you have to make a new and clean installation of Windows using installation disk.

I don?t know what notebook you have exactly but all drivers and tools for your Toshiba notebook you can find on Toshiba homepage.

By the way: If you install XP, I would recommend Service Pack 3. It contains important security updates.

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I buy laptop here in france since i cant understand french i want to know how to change it to english.can you please help me how to change it.thanx

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A:Requesting a english-french dictionary software for Win XP~~

Non-speaking but freehttp://www.freelang.net/dictionary/french.phpMore choiceshttp://www.google.com/search?q=+english-fr...lient=firefox-a

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Living in France you cannot avoid a French keyboard, they're everywhere. So I learned using the azerty, but stuck to English.

This is of course beyond the people designing Windows.

So how can I have Windows 8 speaking English, but using French options for the rest (?, keyboard, date format, metric)?

And of course, ALSO WITH METRO please. It seems independent of the "real" OS.

Thanks in advance

A:French Keyboard, €, metric and date with English speak W8

A lot of these changes can be made through the Control Panel > Clock, Language and Region
If it affects Metro, I do not know.

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Please help! I got a beautiful Toshiba laptop Windows 7 and the language is French & the keyboard is in French!!! I tried to follow the steps online and the vids, with no success! I don't speak French so it makes it that much tougher, please help!!!!

A:Switching a French Laptop to English including keyboard

Have you tried the following?


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A friend of mine has the English Vista OS and would like to know if he buys the
French Win7 upgrade if it is possible (via the Clean Install route) to install on top
of the E. Vista and would that work.


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I have Outlook Express, basically all the language, regional settings are United Kingdom, when i do spell check it is showing a French dictionary, i change this to english then restart and its back to French..... Any Ideas????????

A:Outlook Express - French Spelling - English Language!

Did you recently upgrade or change MS Office on that PC?Apparently, many folks have had this problem.Supposedly, this file - Snapfiles - Spelloe_setup.exe - will solve the problem.It is supposed to be virus free, but you should check it after you download it.Let us know if it solves it, OK?

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I have tried seaching for this information, but I can't find it anywhere.
What I would like to know is, do function words in Excel convert automatically if sent to someone with Excel in another language.
For example:

I am user English version of Excel. In my spreadsheet I use "COUNT" funtion. If I then send this document to someone who has the French version of Excel does "COUNT" then become "COMPTE" (which is the French equivalent).

Thanks in advance

A:Solved: Converting excel functions from English to French

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I am relatively new to graphic design and imaging, but I have a question regarding my use of Adobe Illustrator CS3 and Adobe Photoshop CS3.

I have designed a logo in Adobe Illustrator CS3, and saved it as both an ".AI" file and an ".EPS" file.

Now, when I open the ".EPS" file in Adobe Photoshop CS3, it appears that the bright cyan (it's a white logo with one of the characters in bright cyan) is duller than what it seemed to be in Adobe Illustrator CS3.

Does anyone know why this would be, and what I can do to stop it?

Any help is greatly appreciated.

A:Solved: Colour Difference/Dullness Between Adobe Illustrator & Adobe Photoshop

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My hp 522c crashed- I don't know cause. In puttering around I managed to go from the Blue HP Invent screen to one with french language requests in the background, much like a menu, and a box in the foreground requesting my password which I don't know. Any assistance and help in getting this diagnosed and fixed would be greatly appreciated.

A:Windows 98 HP 522c French background and English request for PASSWORD

Welcome to TechSpot

This looks to me like a setting in your BIOS. Don't know your PC, but the most frequent keys to hit at startup are Del, F1, F2 or F10.
Check around in BIOS for a Language setting and change that to English or whatever you need.

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Can I change the Windows 7 Operating system language from English to French? If so, how can that be done?

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Computer (Toshiba laptop) recently crashed and Windows 8.1 was reinstalled in France.
Unfortunately, all the MS Office commands on Ribbons (Excel, Word) are now in French!
I have tried all the recommended advice (forums, Microsoft) but in vain
First checked Windows has "English" as default language
Then, in Word under"Options Word" then "Standard" under "Parametres linguistiqes", under"Langue d'edition principale", "Anglais" is the only language shown
Any suggestions would be welcome


A:W8 - Change French to English & Office 2007 Student edition

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I need to use French accents from time to time. Don't want to use a French keyboard. How can I program keys to replace regular characters with special characters?

A:need french accents on English keyboard in Vista Home Basic

Character map is here:
If you use Word or Open Office, look up "language settings" under help.

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I would like to purchase and install another copy of Windows dedicated entirely to French. I know that I need an additional license, and my question is about how to install it and on which drive? I already have a dual boot Windows 7 and Xubuntu. Also, I am planning to transfer the current C: drive and the new OS drive to a 250GB SSD.

My current setup is a single 500MB Seagate SATA 3

C: current boot drive: drive 80GB
D: 50GB data
E: 60GB data
F: 60GB data
W: 90GB data
Ext4 25GB Xubuntu
Ext4 42GB data
Ext4 42 data
Swap 6GB

A:Installing a copy of French Windows 7 alongside the current English

You can install it on any drive or partition you want. It should be at least 60 GB.

Personally if you have room in your box for another drive, that`s what I would put it on.

Use a Solid State Drive, they are cheap

SSD 850 EVO 2.5" SATA III 120GB | Samsung Solid State Drives

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Windows 2000 2003
Travels with file from computer to computer

Dictionary avail is only the system one.
The language options is only ENGLISH.
French is not even available for me to select.
I have a 4mb file with multiple headings, multiple topics, Thousands of hyperlinks.

I type status and info into each "topic" section, cut and paste from other files, and emails.

Hyperlind to file names.

I think it is related to a hyperlinked document name that starts with h3nnnn_-_all.pdf.

But, it will be checking spelling, and all of a sudden it will want to change normal english words to their French equivalent.

It complains there are too many spelling errors for it to check. I then created "my own library" to put all the technical terms in to reduce the number of errors. I put most of the english word errors that it wanted to convert to French into it, and that reduced the number of complaints, but it is amusing / annoying.

I cannot figure out how to find where the dictionary change is invoked within my file. Any ideas?

This might be related to my problem with the "too many edits problem" if that one is a heap problem. Don't know how to change the heap size of word 2000.

A:Word 2000 - Spell check switch between english and french on it's own

Hi Redsox2004,

Word documents, and different parts of a document, may be set in a different language (Tools / Set Language) than your default .

If you have copied from other documents then the copied text may be in another language.

You can set the text to not check spelling if it is causing you a problem, e.g. if you do not have the dictionary loaded for the language required. (same Tools / Set Language option).

You can see the language any text has been set in by looking in the status bar at the bottom of your screen.


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my windows word 2007 spell checks in french. powerpoint also.. how do i fix?

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On 9-June-2012 our Dell XPS 8300 started getting the BSOD when trying to open Adobe Illustrator or Adobe Contribute. From January 2012 through 9-June we have had no trouble with Adobe. We have not added any new software or hardware around the 9-June timeframe. The ONLY time we get the BSOD is when starting one of these two products. We never get the BSOD at other times. We DON'T get this error when we start Adobe Photoshop. On 14-June I installed the latest video driver, but that did not help. I have run chkdsk /r /f and memtest and I have tested the video memory.....all without errors.

I've attached all the files I believe you need.

PC Information
Model Dell XPS 8300
OS Windows 7 Home Premium (service pack 1)
Ram 12gb
System 64 bit
Video card Nvidia GeForce GT530

This machine was purchased new from Dell in January 2012 and put into service.

Thank you in advance for your help!

This is a business computer (my boss's) and help would be great! I have run out of ideas on my own.

A:BSOD when startup Adobe Illustrator or Adobe Contribute

Problem Devices:
DW1501 Wireless-N WLAN Half-Mini Card PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4727&SUBSYS_00101028&REV_01\4&AA4FEAE&0&00E0 This device is disabled.
Is the above disabled device intentional? If so, why?

Please enable the above device and update its drivers from the Dell support site.
Problematic Software:
Start Menu\Programs\PC Tools Registry Mechanic Public:Start Menu\Programs\PC Tools Registry Mechanic Public
Many of us on the forums actually do not recommend automated optimization tools for Windows 7. Windows 7 does a much better job of handling its own optimization than its predecessors did. We especially do not recommend registry cleaning as an "optimization" step because automated registry cleaning causes more harm to the registry than it actually repairs.

In the future, if you need help optimizing Windows 7, please post a thread in Performance & Maintenance - Windows 7 Forums or follow the tutorial enclosed in that forum to Optimize Windows 7.
The following drivers should probably be updated:
BrSerId.sys Sun Aug 6 19:51:11 2006 (44D69C8F)
BrUsbSer.sys Wed Aug 9 06:11:02 2006 (44D9D0D6)
wdcsam64.sys Wed Apr 16 02:39:08 2008 (4805BB2C)
adfs.SYS Thu Jun 26 14:52:37 2008 (48640195)
All crashes point to your Acronis Virtual Disk Storage Filter driver. Make sure you have the most up to date version of the Acronis software. If you do not, uninstall your versi... Read more

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Everytime i open Illustrator on my computer it shows me this error. Anyone know why? i have uninstalled and reinstaled CS3 twice now and it still hasn't done anything.


A:Adobe Illustrator CS3

Mac or PC?
Usually this is a hard drive or memory error. Does everything else work all right?
Is it your CS3 registered to you on that computer?

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i have a simple question. is there a disk shape in illustrator? i need to make one and i am having trouble making it perfect. Thanks

A:Adobe Illustrator Help!!

Disk as in ... a circle?
Try the elipse tool (under the rectangle tool). Shift and draw to constrain to a circle or double click with the tool on the canvas to input the size numerically.

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WIN XP English
Adobe Creative Suite

Hello, I'm using Adobe Illustrator CS. I have a problem with fonts. When I use the greek fonts that i have install in my computer, the fonts does not appear correct. (I get only question marks instead of letters, just ???????) Whereas when i use this fonts to write in english i don't have any problem. At the other programs that i have in my compiouter i don't have the same problem, only at illustrator. What's going on?
P.S Got the same problem with Illustrator 10

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I do tons and tons of scale sketching of vehicles, cities, worlds, platforms, and other things for my RPG group, but what can Illustrator CS3 be used for? I cant seem to understand it's tools and what is it's purpose? Is it better suited to do outline drawings and scale drawings of things?


A:What can one use Adobe Illustrator for?


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Hello GUYS!
Hows all?

I'm new user here. Wanted to know if I can get Adobe Illustrator (free version).


A:Adobe Illustrator

You can get the trial version here: https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/tdrc/index.cfm?product=illustrator

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I'm novice.

I've Adobe Illustrator 9.0

How do I center the icons and print it out on the document correctly?

Can I print the same document at the J.C. who has adobe Illustrator 10 and then I've my older version 9.0 Can I change something at my place again?


A:Adobe Illustrator ?

May want to check this out.

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Hi to all,

My friend has just purchased Adobe Illustrator 10, but she cannot open my files that are prepared with the Adobe Illustrator 9.
Seems that it is not backward compatible. Can it be??? Or is there a way around it ??

I need your advise please

A:Adobe Illustrator 9 & 10

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i have installed the adobe cs4 illustrator , but when begin the initilizations stops working! I have 2gb ram and os windows 7
Also Adobe Bridge and everything else that installed with adobe works fine, only the illustrator can't start up!

A:Adobe illustrator cs4

Hi eirini13

First thing to try is right click on the shortcut or .EXE file and select run as administrator.

If the software works under Administrator rights you have a permissions problem - I have seen similar issues with other Adobe software.

You will need to discover what file or folder is causing the issue although the easiest solution is to Take ownership of the Adobe folder in program files and then add full controls for your user name to the folder permissions.

This can also happen with the adobe folder in the c:\Users .... Roaming....adobe

These glitches are not always present but sometimes a bad install can happen

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I just bought a new system this morning with windows 7. The first thing I did was install Illustrator CS3 because I needed it for a project. Anways, I installed and had one issue which was  the missing acrobat.dll file i think, which adobe talks about already on their website, but installation can continue and it finishes fine. Now, after that was done I try to open Illustrator and the mouse cursors spins like its busy and then a few seconds later nothing happens. In the task manager, under processes, it lists illustrator there but not under programs. And I try to click on it again each time a new illustrator.exe shows up in processes with about 22,000k usage. My computer specs are listed below and the adobe program is the CS3 Design Suite. Thanks in advance if anyone has information
AMD Phenom? II X4
Processor Speed
System Bus
Cache Memory
2MB on die Level 2
System Memory (RAM)
System Memory (RAM) Expandable To
Type of Memory (RAM)
Hard Drive Type
SATA (7200 rpm)
Hard Drive Size
ATI Radeon HD 4200
Video Memory
256MB (shared); up to 3067MB total available as allocated by Windows 7
TV Tuner
High-definition (8-speaker configurable)
Network Card
Built-in 10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet
Wireless Networking
Built-in wireless LAN (802.11a/b/g/n)
Recordable DVD Drive
Yes, double-layer DVD±RW/CD-RW
Recordable DVD Drive Speeds
12x DVD+R DL; 12x DVD-R DL; 16x8x16 DVD+... Read more

A:Adobe Illustrator won't start

Hi Dave,  I too have successfully used Illustrator on 64-bit Windows 7 Ultimate, as well as Windows Server 2008 R2. You shouldn't have to, but you might want to try running the program in Compatability Mode to see if that helps. You do this by:1. Browse to the .EXE in the programs menu or hard disk2. Right-click the Illustrator.exe file and choose Properties.3. Click the Compatability tab and choose another mode to run it in (Vista or XP)Tim Newton - MSFT

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I am sorry is such question already exists here, but a do not found it. So the question. Installed CS. Works only a few minutes, and then interface elements disappear, the screen is white. Maybe my comp is weak for CS? AMD Duron 1100, RAM 256-32 video. What do you think, what's the problem?
Found this somewhere: Said a thousand times - install either CS CE or install a patch on a common CS. Is it true? What sort of patch i need to install then?

A:Adobe Illustrator does not work

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
I'd personally contact Adobe support for the issue,
And or uninstall/ re-install illustrator,

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I have just downloaded it (Adobe Illustrator CS2), so this is very confusing for me. I want to know how I import my brushes that I've downloaded. I checked the help but I couldn't find anything for it. Thank you

A:Solved: Adobe Illustrator CS2


I am assuming that the brushes have the .ai extension on them.

Go to My Computer>Program Files>Adobe>Illustrator CS>Presets>Brushes.

Place your brushes into the relevent folder.

Remember that they will not work until you open Illustrator after putting the brushes in there.

If they are not .ai brushes, then I am not sure what to do with them.

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I have just installed Adobe CS4 Master edition,

Whilst Indesign and Photoshop work perfectly- Illustrator wont open!

When I click on it the loading screen comes up for a few seconds and then dissappears- the program never loads...

Help would be greatly appreciated- i am currently going mad, thanks

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I asked one of my friends to download adobe illustrator CS2, amazingly he downloaded a non-english version. I cant seem to find out what languagae its in. Perhaps in german (because the zip file was of 424MB and 424 was of german version only)
Anyways here's the screenie to help you out.

Is there anyway by which I can convert the "German" version to english version, because I dont want to download the 398MB file(english version) again

A:Adobe Illustrator problem

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I took some pictures from my camera and then tranfered them to Adobe Illustrator 9.0 with the words but I can't get the anchor point and plus I clicked on the wrap from the type tool but I can't highlight the wrap tool. I looked at the teacher's pictures that has anchor point. Can anybody help me ?

A:Adobe Illustrator problem???


When you say you can't get the anchor point, are you getting any errors, or is it just not working?

Which version of Windows are you running?

Are you wanting the words in an arc, or similar? If so, have a look at this:

Wrapping only works with blocks of type. Draw a square, take the Direct Select tool and move the lower left corner over about the angle you want. Then take the text as a block and insert it into the block. By using hard returns at the end of each line make it fit into the block.

The text needs to be in a container, and the arc on top of it needs to be a closed path. Position the curved part where you want it to go, select both the curve path and the text block and apply Type - Wrap - Make. You can now use the Direct Select tool to fine tune the curve.
Really need more details.



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ok ive searched google lol and havent had any luck.

i have adobe illustrator CS and the fonts dont show up under the drop down menu anymore. but they show up just fine in photoshop 7.0 ive tried doing the services font cache disabling, deleting the LST file in illustrators folder. any other suggestions??


A:Adobe Illustrator font help

Illustrator CS what version? (5, 6 etc) Try this: Fonts don''t appear in the Font menu (InDesign 2.x, CS, and CS2)

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