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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

-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
To compare what is saved to what ArcMap will load (left is AI, right is ArcMap:

What on earth is going on here? I have tried saving the point symbols only, and nothing loads at all.