Originally Posted by BucEyedPea
I think this MRC argument was discussed here in an earlier thread with links to it. It wasn't fool-proof if I recall.
Then there's this....so:
That's still not scanning into Illustrator though. It's converted and optimized afterwards. I am going to try it though, as I don't know of anyone that uses it this way in my profession.
No I have never scanned directly into Illustrator. I have into Acrobat or Photoshop.. but that really doesn't matter... the point is that certain desktop or more importantly copier/scanners DO use MRC and that explains it. Period. I tried to explain this WAY WAY back in the thread without getting too technical but that is the "technical" explanation. I just googled it and someone used a Xerox (I KNEW they used MRC by default!) on an image to scan a pdf then brought that pdf into Illustrator and BAM.. layers.
I am not saying the doc is legit, but I have yet to see anything that comes close to proving it isn't.