Sometimes I wonder when people demand features in Create that really only help Adobe/Corel/Macro/MS. Who cares if you can edit those files if you are using those other programs? A blackbox is often important in workflow. Imagine a small team without many resources trying to duplicate everything a monstrous firm can do with unlimited marketing and engineering resources.
Don't mistake what I'm asking, Andrew.
I want to use Create, and I do, almost every day lately.
However, I have to work with *other* people who don't use Create. Let's say I'm working on some artwork for a musician who has worked with another designer. That other designer has worked up a bunch of artwork for a CD in Illustrator.
I don't use Illustrator, and I don't want to. I don't like it. I think it's a bloated piece of excrement.
However, Illustrator can easily export PDF. If Create could import a PDF as an editable file, I could continue to use the software that I want to use, and be able to work with people using the stuff I don't like.
With all that said, Frank and I have been working on a way to parse PDF - and I hope to get it done in April/May - but here's the way it would work - Use PStill to flatten the PDF/PS to PostScript. Create could then attempt to parse that...
If I have to buy PStill to make this whole thing work, I would do it. I think that's reasonable.
I don't think it's outrageous to ask (although I'm sure it sounds like a demand -- I know I've been asking for this since I started using Create a while ago) for some support in working with other people who don't use the same software. Yeah, it probably leaves a terrible taste in your mouth, but I think it's doing your software a disservice not to have these capabilities.
And if we have to wait a little while to get that capability, that's fine too. I know I want to feel like what I'm asking for is understood and in the cards for a future release.