MAPublisher FAQ

CC2018 Illustrator Rasterization Error

We are currently aware of an issue that impacts Adobe Illustrator CC2018 only when exporting data that has to be rasterized. The result of this error is that the data is exported with breaks and/or distortion ...


MAPublisher 10 Licensing Information

MAPublisher 10 Release – Licensing Information for Maintained Customers Fixed Licenses Starting with MAPublisher 10, license keys will begin with 'MP-'. For example, if your MAPublisher 9 license ke...


Updating MAPublisher and Illustrator

What should you do before updating either MAPublisher or Adobe Illustrator? The main answer is: check compatibility. However, we often receive common questions in Avenza Support as to why MAPublisher does not w...


Trim and Extend Tools

MAPublisher includes tools to trim and extend objects to a crossing or intersecting path. Extending a path lengthens it to meet the edge of a crossing object and trimming a path cuts the portion that extends pa...


Objects vs Layers

One of Adobe Illustrator's powerful yet occasionally confusing features is the ability to apply fills, strokes and Graphic Styles to art at either the Object level or the Layer level. This is extremely useful b...


Using Offset Values with LabelPro

This method works when trying to place text objects (annotations/labels) with a specific offset value. For example, if you have a point layer and there is an attribute for the offset value so that every object ...


FME - MAPublisher Compatibility

There are several interactions between FME, Adobe Illustrator, and MAPublisher that are important for the MAPublisher FME Auto plugin to function correctly. When multiple versions of FME and Adobe Illustrator a...


Why do I see the Windows SmartScreen?

Some users may see a Windows SmartScreen warning when launching the MAPublisher installer downloaded from our website. This is due to a new and more secure certificate used by Microsoft to sign the MAPublisher ...