I have a simple SVG of shapes that I wish to process using Adobe Illustrator (to merge some adjacent shapes). Unfortunately, when I save the processed shapes as SVG again, the size of the image has completely changed. This wouldn't matter in a plain image, but matters in this case because of its effect on the use of the path data down the line.
Is there a way of using Illustrator in a "do no damage" mode, where it doesn't modify the canvas or anything else unless specifically asked to?
I had a similar problem with Inkscape on Linux.