I export my map as an SVG from ArcMap but when I open it on adobe illustrator cc, the map looks so messed up, north arrow not in place and gaps between each letter, text not in the proper size, however when I open the SVG using InkScape it looks just as the MXD. I have no idea what would cause such problem, I export in 300 DPI and Vectorize layer with Bitmap marker/fill, but I tried of changing the settings but same problem came up.

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  • A font issue? What do ArcGIS and InkScape report the font as, versus Adobe Illustrator? – mkennedy Dec 25 '16 at 21:23
  • not exactly a font issue the map elements are miss placed and so messy, yes i get a warning once i open the svg on illustrator about " the document uses fonts or characters not available " on inkScape i get nothing it opens just fine. – Ibrahim Mohammed Dec 25 '16 at 21:33

Instead of exporting the layout into SVG you can export it directly into illustrator format (*.ai) if you want to use adobe illustrator to edit your layout. Using ai format can open your layout properly in illustrator better than SVG.

  • ok i tried that but it doesn't export any fonts, for example the scale is there but no labels exported, the legend the symbols there but also no labels – Ibrahim Mohammed Dec 25 '16 at 15:25
  • is it on the same computer where esri fonts are installed? – Rudolf O Dec 26 '16 at 14:33
  • yes same machine – Ibrahim Mohammed Dec 26 '16 at 21:28
  • You have to make sure that fonts used in ArcGIS are also installed in illustrator. – ahmadhanb Dec 27 '16 at 0:56

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