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Trouble with importing symbol to use as representation.

Question asked by j.niles.fugro on Feb 5, 2013
Latest reply on Feb 5, 2013 by geonetadmin
I am attempting to import a symbol created in Illustrator and exported as an .EMF file, but the result is selective about what actually loads.

Here is the process:

-Export desired pattern from Illustrator as an EMF
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-In ArcMap, open 'Layer Properties'

-Under Representations --> 'Import Symbol...'

-Click on symbol to bring up 'Symbol Property Editor'

-Under Properties:Type: select 'Picture Fill Symbol'

-Navigate to saved .EMF file

-OK --> OK --> Now click on 'Marker:' to bring up Representation Marker Selector'

-Click on 'Properties' to open 'Marker Editor'

-Here is the problem: The pattern is missing points that were exported and are still in the EMF (visible when opend back up in AI, but will not load into ArcMap
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To compare what is saved to what ArcMap will load (left is AI, right is ArcMap:
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What on earth is going on here? I have tried saving the point symbols only, and nothing loads at all.

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