Opening an Adobe Illustrator File in PS

I sent a person an adobe illustrator file (*.ai) and he tried to open it in photo shop -- but couldn't.  He said that I*.a.i) is not one of the file types that Photo shop will open.

Is he missing a converter?    What is the solution?

Thanks!
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Rowby GorenAsked:
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petergoCommented:
AI is a supported file fomat. When opening the .AI file in PhotoShop, check to see if the selection box includes Generic EPS formats. Check also the photoshop sub-folder and look for a file named <aipaths.8by> under the *plugins* sub-folder. If this is missing, he may need to reinstall PhotoShop and do a Customized installation so he can select the missing components.
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aetherosCommented:
Make sure you have saved the file as an EPS from Illustrator. That could be the problem.
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Rowby GorenAuthor Commented:
Thanks!  I forwarded your reply to the person who needed the response and it worked.

THanks to aetheros too!


Rowby
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petergoCommented:
You're welcome.
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