The problem here with Illustrator 10 EPS (when you down-save it from a later Illustrator version/ format and want to keep the text editable) is - you need to click Update when you open the file in later Illustrator version to make the text editable. Without clicking Update, the text is outlined and therefore it’s uneditable. Adobe also confirms about this.
Type objects created in Illustrator 10 and earlier are uneditable until you update them for use in later versions. After you update you have access to all the text features in Illustrator CS5, such as paragraph and character styles, optical kerning, and full OpenType® font support.
However, in some of my reviewing process, some reviewers ask for the text in the EPS 10 to be editable by default. It’s something that cannot be achieved with this format (EPS 10) if you don’t Update the type, and this caused some of my soft-rejects. Especially in this stormy nightmare of delays, it makes things a little bit more intense. (However, some other reviewers seem to understand this issue and in those cases there are just no problem. Thank you guys.).
In another GR forum topic I have found someone reported that his item got approved when upload EPS with CS legacy, not EPS 10 here. It’s kinda strange to me. So I think that I need a confirmation from staff on these issues:
First, if you guys only allow EPS 10, then I think all reviewers should have the same opinion when it comes to this editable text thing in the EPS 10. Sometimes I was asked about this, sometimes not - this is really confusing and sounds more like a matter of “luck” each time?
Second, do you guys accept EPS CS? Please have a confirmation on this.
Thanks for reading the message. Whatever, I do respect your works of reviewing, just want things to be transparent and standard so there would be no confusing for me or anyone else.