Clean up vector documents – your creative pre-press!
VectorFirstAid v2 is here!
You already know what VectorfFirstAid is like… now prepare for the WOW factor all over again!
The only Adobe Illustrator plug-in you need to clean up your vector files with just the click of a button. Make your files as good as can be, removing hours of annoying technical niggles that importing artwork brings!
New features in VectorFirstAid v2 focus on text handling. The Combine Text Lines engine has been entirely revamped so that it is more useful than ever. Unoutline Text is pure magic! You'll also find convenient Alignment of Point Text (whilst keeping its position!), options to break text apart and remove text transforms (rotation and shear). So, if you use text you are really going to like this.
NEW in v2
+ Convert outlined text back to editable text in a click (installed original font required)
+ Text utility operations; Change point-text alignment, Break Text Apart, Remove Text Transforms
IMPROVED in v2
+ Advanced Text Combine, which now supports rotated and/or transformed type and retains kerning, tracking, super- and subscripts, indents, etc.
+ Rejoin Paths will now rejoin malformed imported paths
+ "Remove Duplicate Art" can now ignore styles and stacking order
And other greatness…
+ Optimise and simplify complex files coming from diverse sources (like apps for tablets)
+ Remove unnecessary compound paths/clipping masks
+ Reduce file size by eliminating unnecessary or redundant information.
+ Continue a design from different programs or apps; finish a job with non-standard resources
+ Recover resources from old files like EPS, PDF or non-Adobe programs
+ Better reassemble corrupt Illustrator files which had to be recovered using PDF data
+ Easily automate with native Illustrator Actions
- Convert outlined text to editable text.
- Automatically re-joins text lines.
- Requires original exact font to be present on your system — this is not an OCR process, so has the benefit of placement precision.
"Fix All" file clean-up
- Fix all with one-click button – see the list of fixes here…
- Magic-away the clipping mask nightmare when importing PDFs from Word, PowerPoint and all other programs.
- Straighten imperfect artwork.
Advanced clean-up tools
- Super Smart Remove Points – to ease editing and help reduce file size, including SVG exports.
- Re-join broken paths typically found in CAD files.
- Merge broken text lines into paragraphs, typically found with PDF imports.
Never Fear! Artwork cleaned up with VectorFirstAid is perfectly readable and editable in Adobe Illustrator by non-Astute Graphics users. Clients will think you're a creative genius!