Adobe Illustrator/stitching PDF maps

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I have 9 provincial maps of South Africa. Unfortunately each province (state) is on a different scale. I want to make one composite map to scale but text and borders must be consistent across the whole map.

My effort in Photoshop resulted in everything being scaled.

Starting with a PDF map file can the above be achieved in Illustrator and how can it be done.

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Hi Satish

Unfortunately, there is no automatic way to do this.  It will still have to be scaled and stitched manually. One benefit of using Illustrator though is under the select menu>object you can select all your text items to change them all to the same size once the stitching is complete.


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Kevin

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