Transform with negative numbers
It has become a real frustration when using Illustrator that I can't use negative numbers for the Transform/Move... tool or for the Transform effect. It seems like such a simple thing that I'm surprised it has not been added yet. Please address this in an upcoming update. Thank you.
Wes Rand commented
It seems to be less of a problem lately. It must have been addressed in one of the updates since I posted this. It's hard to keep track of one bug amongst the dozens and dozens that drive me crazy daily.
When I try to move objects with a dialog with picas set as a general unit, it moves fine with both positive or negative values entered...
Perhaps there must be something else except specific units?
Wes, Scott, do you have any additional info on how to reproduce it?
Scott Falkner commented
I bet you're using picas.
This bug has been driving me crazy for decades. I have reported this bug several times for years and Adobe is either unwilling to fix this bug or unable to.