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Problem: Text in ArcMap exported AI, EPS and PDF files displays incorrectly

Description

Text in ArcMap exported to AI, EPS and PDF files displays incorrectly. For example, as 1pt size in Adobe Illustrator CS, CS2 and CS3.
[O] Example of text displayed as 1pt

Cause

This is a known problem. It occurs because Adobe has completely replaced the text engine in Illustrator CS, CS2 and CS3.

Solution or Workaround

  1. Open the AI, EPS or PDF exported map in Illustrator.
  2. Select everything in the map.
  3. Press the up arrow on the keyboard once. All text displays the correct size.
    [O-Image] Example of corrected text
  4. Press the down arrow on the keyboard once to reposition the entire map to its original location.

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