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  1. Dashed strokes in actions do not reproduce correctly.

    Using Illustrator CC 2018, attempted to create an action that created a 0.35 pt line with a dashed stroke with the following settings: 40 pt, 5 pt, 10 pt, 5 pt, 10 pt, 5 pt.
    Expected result: action sets the weight of any line to 0.35 pt with dashed settings matching the above.
    Actual result: action sets the weight to 0.35, but with dashed settings of 5 pt, 0 pt, 10 pt, 5 pt, 10 pt, 5 pt. Even with different dashed settings, the first two values (first dash value and first gap value) are reproduced incorrectly.

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  2. Rotate tool Glitch

    My rotate tool when used for copying with or without my wacom, starts sticking, and the object just keeps moving with my cursor. My only fix is restarting and hoping the app saved my recent changes. This is hindering me from doing BASIC and Simple things like copying a custom shape and maintaining the circular composition. I was trying to make a unique cycle like shape. I put the rotate point in the center and i was attempting to duplicate that shape inside the circle but instead of copying or doing anything, it just kept rotating even after i let…

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  3. Line tool is immune to the Constrain Angle

    When you set up Constraint Angle to 30 or whatever is different form 0 or 90, pick up Line tool and hold Shift, it still snaps to 0, 45, 90, 135... instead of 30, 75, 120, 165...

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  4. Fix NO handles on shapes

    Shapes created with shape tools do NOT have corner rotate options available anymore.

    I'm really starting to look into Corel Draw or really any other program just so I don't loose more work DAYS trying to figure out the latest friggin bug release - not seeing a lot of improvements just bugs.

    How about you just leave things alone for a while and focus on quality and reliability.
    That'd be nice.

    Adobe is making itself pointless and overly expensive with lost productivity.

    5 votes
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  5. freeform Gradient and Blend Make

    I make an object and fill it using Freeform Gradient. Then I duplicate it, move it and select both objects. When I go to menu Object > Blend then the "Make" option is greyed. The same steps work fine with linear or radial gradients.

    Note : Using Object >Expand Appearance shows "Non-Native Art" in the layers panel.

    Dave

    5 votes
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  6. Pivot point in Free Transform doesn't snap

    Draggable pivot pint in Free Transform tool doesn't snap at all: not with Smart guides, not with Snap to grid.

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  7. freeform gradient broken

    I have had this problem with the freeform gradient tool since it was introduced and it has not been fixed. Adding more than one color point results in other color points disappearing.

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  8. Bounding Box resetting automatically — ruins workflow

    Normally in Illustrator, the bounding box is locked to the orientation of an object until you manually reset the bounding box. I am experiencing a bug in Adobe CC 23.0.3 where the bounding box of an object, or group of objects in this case, resets immediately after a rotation. This prevents me from executing the standard task of rotating an object, then scaling it horizontally using the bounding box to create the correct perspective (see video).

    The reason I'm confident in reporting this as a bug is because I have never experienced this before and have been using Illustrator since…

    5 votes
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  9. General Bugs in Graph Tool

    Computer: Dell, Intel i7, 32 GB RAM, Windows 10 Pro
    Illustrator Version: CC 2019, german

    The Graph tool needs many bugfixes.
    1. when trying to enlarge the data window or some of the columns in it, sometimes the cursor switches so that you see you can now pull the line between two colums and enlargen the column. Sometimes it doesn't (see jpg).
    2. When trying to insert a line break in one of the text lines in a chart (by inserting the vertical line glyph by copy&paste), german Umlauts are changed into strange glyps (see jpg)
    3. When changing some…

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  10. Align Object - Align to selection not working

    So I've been recently running into an issue with the Align Object tool. Specifically, when I "Align to selection", I typically expect the alignment to conform to that selection bounding box, but the tool is not currently doing this.

    The attached video shows an example of this using left align. The objects get sent somewhere off-screen rather than staying within the bounding box. I've also found the distribute object option changing the bounding box size.

    What on earth is happening?

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  11. Freeform gradient

    When drawing a picture of several parts, each of which is filled with freeform gradient there is a problem as soon as you select the entire object gradient disappears on one of the parts or strays

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  12. Rotate tool repeatable bug,

    Copy by Rotate Tool, Repeatable Bug
    OS: Windows 10
    Illustrator Version: 23.0.1

    Steps to reproduce:


    1. create a box or square

    2. activate the rotate tool (R)

    3. click on any corner of the box to move the pivot

    4. begin rotation

    5. hold down ALT to initiate copy

    6. release mouse to end rotation and complete copy

    Expected Result:
    Copy of object created at rotation specified by tool.

    Actual Result:
    At this point, illustrator will not release the copy and end the rotation. Attempting to select off the tool will not be allowed, as if a modal dialog is up. The only way to regain…

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  13. Selection tool acting like Direct selection tool and vice versa

    Selection tool does not select all points and will not move a group of objects correctly, (it acts like the Direct Selection tool, not selecting all points). And the Direct Selection tool selects ALL points of a group and moves them, which is what the Selection tool is supposed to do. They are working exactly opposite as they should. "Show Bounding box" does not resolve this issue. The Selection tool has also instantly changed format of text simply upon selection (indent & tracking). Using MacOS Sierra 10.12.6, Illustrator CC 2019. This is a bad bug, please help.

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    Please accept my sincere apology for the inconvenience. Please get in touch with us at any of the other support channels – https://helpx.adobe.com/support.html . Since this is not a generic issue that we can reproduce at our end, we will need someone to look into your machine to figure out what is going on here.

    Warm Regards,
    Ashutosh Chaturvedi | Sr. Quality Engineering Manager – Illustrator

  14. Can't resize text, objects, or images anymore using the selection tool

    When I click on any object, text, or image and try to resize it just by clicking and dragging the anchor points, it doesn't resize anymore like it used to. It just moves the object. This is on a Mac in Illustrator CC 2019 23.0.1

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  15. Outline Stroke not working

    I select an object, then navigate to Object > Path > Outline Stroke and nothing happens. GRRRR.

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  16. Surface pro (2017) pen pressure problem

    Hello everyone!

    I don't Know if this is a bug, a missing driver or miscalibration, but I have a problem with the surface pro (2017) and the Adobe Illustrator paintbrush tool not working well together. I have the newest model of the surface pen, but the lines I draw with the paintbrush tool are not able to taper to a sharp edge even if I start with really low pressure and lift the pen carefully at the end. It always leaves this rounded edge.

    This video demonstrates my problem: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95JQRwbsGD8

    I have also attached two screenshots: first being a screenshot…

    5 votes
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  17. outside of clip mask

    if there is a artwork with many points in clipping mask, mouse still snaps to anchor points of that artwork outside of the clipping mask. If i don't see that artwork outside of clipping mask, why snaps...

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  18. Pattern Tile Seam lines

    Can we please find a way to fix those tiny 0.5 px seam lines we ALL have had to deal with for years? The ones that you see when you zoom in or out at certain levels? The ones that don't apparently print? However, they for sure show up when importing patterns into Photoshop, so they aren't just imaginary. When building a Photoshop pattern that begins as a vector pattern, it becomes a nightmare having to meticulously clone them out. Please fix this if at all possible!

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  19. Transform Tool Bug

    Transform tool is not working properly when manipulating an object from the zoom out distance

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  20. A tool blob brush is working only for a few lines and then (without any error message) it stops drawing the lines.

    A tool blob brush is working only for a few lines and then (without any error message) it stops drawing the lines. Changing the tool for another and back to blob brush doesn't help.
    I've reinstalled the whole application but still the same issue.
    Windows 10.

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