Please forgive me as I'm new to GIS and all this might be a silly question, the wrong place for this question, or a hack way of going about what I'm getting at. So any suggestions on better practice is greatly welcome. This might not be a GIS question entirely, but I've been trouble shooting this for a bit and thought the expertise of this form would be worth a shot.
I'm trying to make vectors from QGIS editable in something like Illustrator. So, I'm currently taking elevation contours I created from a .dem and saving them into a .pdf from the print window, as to make them editable in some design software. The .pdf appears as expected, but when I bring it into Illustrator from there I lose large swaths of some elevations.
I'm going to give ArcGIS a shot to see if its something crooked in the .pdf export, but I would rather stay with a QGIS or GDAL solution, as open is better.
Thats roughly it, so thanks in advance for any help.