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Can I lock vector art EPS10 files to avoid editing?


Question

I read somewhere that it is possible to save an illustrator file as a .eps file and have no layer editing options? So the art is scaleable but not editable?

I have tried but can't seem to find anything? Did I misread and this isn't possible and all .eps single layer files are editable i.e. change colour scheme and alter original vector design.

I don't know if i'm am missing something really obvious but if someone could help explain the process and offer any help, I would greatly appreciated it. Thanks.

Just to clarify I am currently working in Illustrator CS5.

2013/04/05
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4/5/2013 1:06:00 AM

Accepted Answer

You can not "lock" Illustrator files. Any vector art is always edit able to a degree. You can purposely expand and flatten artwork to make editing difficult, but you can not prevent all editing.

2013/04/04
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4/4/2013 9:20:00 PM

I know this doesnt answer you question about EPS, but you can prevent editing in PDFs! In my opinion its the best format to hand over artwork anyway.

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2013/04/07