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Problem: AI files exported from ArcView GIS 3.x do not open properly in Adobe Illustrator

Description

Adobe Illustrator (*.ai) files exported from ArcView GIS 3.3 do not open properly in Adobe Illustrator, such as Adobe Illustrator CS3.

Cause

The Adobe Illustrator format (*.ai) from ArcView GIS 3.3 is not compatible with newer versions of Adobe Illustrator.

Solution or Workaround

Export the layout or view from ArcGIS GIS 3.x as 'PostScript (New)', which opens correctly in Adobe Illustrator CS3.