Adobe Illustrator CS4 and CS5 fails to save. Symptoms can include the following:

  • Illustrator Hangs.
  • A temporary file is generated that takes up the remainder of the free space.
  • Error: Can't Save Illustration is generated.
  • Error: Can't Print illustration is generated.


There is complex artwork involving type in your document. Depending on the complexity, Illustrator may not be able to handle saving this artwork.


Convert the text to outlines.

  1. Select the text objects.
  2. Choose Type > Create Outlines.

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