Illustrator cloud documents | Common questions
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Find answers to some common questions you may have about Illustrator cloud documents.
FAQs | Cloud documents overview
Illustrator cloud documents are Adobe's cloud-native document file type that can be accessed online or offline directly from within the Illustrator application. These cloud documents can be accessed across devices while your edits are automatically saved on the cloud. To learn more about cloud documents, see What are cloud documents.
Read the following topics to learn more about Illustrator cloud documents:
What are the benefits of cloud documents?
Here are some benefits of using Illustrator cloud documents:
- Access all your work: Save your creative work as a cloud document and access it on all the devices where you have Illustrator installed. It's in the cloud wherever you work.
- Reliability: Save your project as a cloud document so that you never have to worry about losing your work as it gets auto-saved on the cloud.
- Track version history: Easily view any version of your cloud document from within the app. Autosave keeps your document up-to-date and makes past versions available at hand.
- Quality: Cloud documents store every layer at full fidelity.
See also: Benefits of cloud documents.
What is the difference between cloud documents and Creative Cloud Files?
Can I access cloud documents from Creative Cloud Libraries?
Cloud documents can be accessed from within the Illustrator app and from on the web at assets.adobe.com, but not from Creative Cloud Libraries.
Are cloud documents supported on Windows 7?
No, cloud documents are not supported on Windows 7. To find the complete list of supported OS versions, see Minimum system requirements for Illustrator.
FAQs | Cloud document workflows
How do I access Illustrator cloud documents?
How do I choose between saving cloud documents and local documents?
You can always choose between saving your Illustrator documents to the cloud or locally. Illustrator remembers how you saved or opened your most recently accessed document and will continue to present you with the same experience until you choose otherwise.
For more details, see Create or save cloud documents.
How do I save my cloud documents as local files?
How do I save my existing .ai documents as cloud documents?
Can I bank upon autosave if my cloud documents are not manually saved for some reason?
Autosave feature is your savior! Even if you close the Illustrator cloud document without saving it manually, the autosave feature makes sure that your latest updates are automatically saved and synced onto the cloud. Similarly, if you work on multiple documents at the same time, all your updates get autosaved when you switch between the documents.
However, autosaving a large-scale document takes time and might have performance trade-offs, so the autosave feature is currently disabled for large-scaled documents.
How do I simultaneously edit a cloud document on multiple devices?
Can I use linked objects in my cloud documents?
Linked Smart Objects are supported only on the device on which you create the cloud document. If you have used linked objects in cloud documents, then you need to embed the linked objects to avoid missing links warning when the document is opened on other devices.