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  • what is this error "The MPS parser is unable to parse t

    Posted by Steve Lamb on September 8, 2004 at 11:24 am

    Having problems exporting ai files from Signlab (V5.6) to Illustrator (V9)
    Won’t import and gives message "The MPS parser is unable to parse this file"

    The thing is, the problem is inconsistent and sometimes it works and sometimes not. Any advice would be great as this is very frustrating?

    Thanks

    Steve Lamb replied 19 years, 8 months ago 9 Members · 21 Replies
  • 21 Replies
  • magpie

    Member
    September 8, 2004 at 11:40 am

    Hi Lamby, I think it has something to to with the size/complexity of the
    artwork. Try scaling down problem files to 10% in Signlab and then try.
    I think this should help.

    Cheers Pete

  • Steve Lamb

    Member
    September 8, 2004 at 11:56 am

    Pete

    Thanks for the reply! I usually down size for illutrator, normally max width 297mm, I just tried again with this file, (it was nearly a metre) but it still gives the same message!

    All I’m doing most of the time with this exporting is creating a PDF file anyway.

    Any other ideas, or some direction of PDF conversion from Signlab. Is it a case of getting Acobat reader with write facility. Im sure Im doing this a..e
    about face anyway!!

  • autosign

    Member
    September 8, 2004 at 1:14 pm

    Can you export as older illustrator versions in Signlab? That sometimes works.

    Remember to ungroup and convert to outlines aswell.

  • Steve Broughton

    Member
    September 8, 2004 at 1:18 pm

    here mate try this its a freeware prog. that converets anything to a pdf

    http://www.tucows.com/preview/317507.html

  • Alan Drury

    Member
    September 8, 2004 at 3:05 pm

    Try converting text to graphic first and make sure it is not a complete path ie each letter can be a path but not the whole text string, maybe too many nodes.
    Alan

  • Brian Hays

    Member
    September 8, 2004 at 4:26 pm

    If you get that message what you are trying to import is too big!

  • Frank Droog

    Member
    September 8, 2004 at 7:18 pm

    if you want to email me the CDL file and the AI file that you created, i can have a look to see what the problem is.
    I can probably then email a new DLL export filter to cure the problem.

    Im allways interested in ai/eps issues between SL and other programs.
    frankd@cadlink.com

  • Steve Lamb

    Member
    September 8, 2004 at 9:53 pm

    Autosign
    Can you export from Signlab in different versions? Was not aware you could and on having another look still don’t see the option!

    Steve
    Thanks for link, had a quick, quick look and downloaded it, but not had chance to see how it works yet.

    Brushman
    Its not just text mate its any sort of graphic tried all the weld, convert to curves, ungrouped, played with layers, etc, etc. Thing is the problem is inconsistent.

    Brian
    Already did the actual size thing ( see above). Always do reduce to export, thanks though.

    Frank
    Thanks for the offer I will do so when I get in tomorrow. I have been using Signlab for 8 years and sometimes you get a little lazy with a problem and don’t try to solve it, just find a way around it.

    Thanks again

  • Brian Hays

    Member
    September 8, 2004 at 10:22 pm

    Doh didn’t read your 2nd message only the replies 😳 Must be yer moody Signlab then Steve :lol1: :lol1: I have never hadda problem with 5.0 rev 6.3 getting stuff into Illustrator…

    be interesting to see what Frank comes up with…

  • Andy Gorman

    Member
    September 8, 2004 at 10:28 pm

    Just to (possibly) eliminate signlab from the equation; I’ve had the same error message when importing an ai into Illustrator from Coreldraw.

    I’m going to try it now because I’m sure I found out how to stop it. Back soon…..

  • Steve Lamb

    Member
    September 8, 2004 at 10:33 pm

    Moody Signlab, you cheeky B…..d just because I didn’t get it from you. :lol1:

    I’m the straighest scouser you will ever meet. 😕

    Any credable software is well paid for in my office!

  • Brian Hays

    Member
    September 8, 2004 at 10:40 pm

    Ahh but I know where it came from 😉 :lol1:

  • Steve Lamb

    Member
    September 8, 2004 at 10:43 pm

    And well accompanied with a license disk!

  • Steve Lamb

    Member
    September 8, 2004 at 10:44 pm

    And Dongle and paid at the RRP

  • Andy Gorman

    Member
    September 8, 2004 at 10:59 pm

    Nope, I’ve just tried to get that error message to appear but can’t. Sod’s law aint it! Anyway, as I said earlier, I’ve had the same problem from Corel into Illustrator so it seems to be Illustrator that’s throwing a wobbly. Try hitting the computer with a book, or a shoe. 🙂

  • Brian Hays

    Member
    September 9, 2004 at 7:32 am
    quote rising:

    And Dongle and paid at the RRP

    Calm down, calm down, joking! Bit touchy yoos scousers! :lol1:

  • Steve Lamb

    Member
    September 9, 2004 at 7:39 am

    And you know it Brian 😀

  • Steve Broughton

    Member
    September 9, 2004 at 12:58 pm
    quote rising:

    I’m the straighest scouser you will ever meet. 😕

    Straight scouser????? :lol1: :lol1: :lol1:

    EH!!! all right der calm down!, calm down.

  • Steve Lamb

    Member
    September 9, 2004 at 1:00 pm

    :lol1: :lol1: :lol1: :lol1:
    Ah! the old one’s are the best

  • Gordon Forbes

    Member
    September 23, 2004 at 7:40 pm

    People say and I have heard this too that even the white lines on the roads aren’t safe in Liverpool

    That right Lamby??

    Goop

  • Steve Lamb

    Member
    September 24, 2004 at 9:00 am

    Forbie

    Safe if you pay someone to look after them! 🙂

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