Illustrator crashes when saving AI or PDF with embedded fonts
Posted on 2007-03-30
Illustrator CS2 crashes displaying messages as ("Can't finish previewing", "not enough memory", "error -108" etc) when saving AI or PDF files with embedded fonts.
If I uncheck "Create PDF compatible file" when saving AI or if I save the file to EPS, it all works fine.
I've tried all the commmon solutions like re-installing Illustrator, deleting the files from the "Adobe Illustrator CS2 Settings" folder, but it's not working.
I've tried to search for a solution, and it seems that others are having the same problem, but I have yet to come accross a solution that actually works.
The font I'm trying to embed (as a test) is Myriad, which should embed just fine, so I don't think it's a matter of embed permissions. I've also tried other fonts with the same crash result.
OS: Windows XP SP2
HD: 20gb (free)
Has anyone got a solution to this? I COULD re-format the harddrive (yet again), but I'm really hoping to do that as a very last resort.