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Illustrator (Desktop) Bugs

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  1. Saving a file should not highlight the extension

    When saving (copy, exporting, etc), the save box highlights the extension. This should not happen. Soon as you choose a different format, the extension is no longer highlighted (which is good and how it should be). The extension should not be highlighted. This Illustrator bug happened after the Mac Catalina update.

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  2. Illustrator extremely slow when saving

    Illustrator extremely slow when saving - 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5 / Illustrator CC 2019 / expected 2 second save and more like 4 minutes

    It seems to have started after updating the mac.

    9 votes

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  3. Illustrator CC 2018 in macOS High Sierra Save 'Adobe PDF' presets/.joboptions scrambled, unsorted, mixed up

    Since the Illustrator CC got updated to 2018 in macOS High Sierra, whenever saving as Adobe PDF, the PDF print settings/job options got all scrambled/mixed up in the 'Save Adobe PDF' dialog.

    These should be sorted alphabetically, but as you can see they're all mixed up. A couple of colleagues are also experiencing this. Is there any way to workaround/fix this issue? See related thread from InDesign - could a startup JSX fix this issue?

    See my original post on the Illustrator users forum: https://forums.adobe.com/message/10419940#

    10 votes

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    7 comments  ·  File Save, Import and Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    I am happy to share that we have fixed this bug in our latest release – 23.0.6 which is available worldwide now.

    Going forward, our goal is to fix as many top User-Voice bugs as possible and as frequently as possible. Given the nature of the fixes, some of the bugs will take a longer time to fix, but we are on it.

    You can update to the latest release using Creative Cloud desktop App: https://helpx.adobe.com/in/creative-cloud/help/creative-cloud-updates.html

    Thank you for all the feedback. Keep it coming!

  4. An unknown error occurred when saving AI file

    Since updating to 24.2 on our Macs people are intermittently getting "An unknown error occurred" when trying to save an AI file. We have found in those cases outlining all the fonts will let us save. We are using the latest version of Universal Type Client for our font management.

    8 votes

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  5. Exporting TIF with transparency

    Unless I've gone completely mad, I could swear there used to be the option to Export a file to TIF with transparency (a checkbox in the export settings). This no longer appears as an option. How does one export a transparent TIF these days??

    8 votes

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  6. SAVE AS PDF NOT WORKING

    Installed Adobe Illustrator 2020 recently and all was working OK for about a week. Now, suddenly, am no longer able to save files as pdfs. When I try, it gives me an error; the file shows no thumbnail and says it's "missing all pdf content".

    8 votes

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  7. illustrator save as PDF bug - v24.0

    i have a problem with the new version of illustrator 2020 (v24):

    if i save a file as PDF i am not able to open it or preview it
    - see the test.pdf how all pdf files saved under illustrator v24 looks for me...

    System: iMac Pro 2017 - Mojave 10.14.6

    8 votes

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    I am happy to share that we have fixed this bug in our latest release – 24.1.2 which is available worldwide now.

    Going forward, our goal is to fix as many top User-Voice bugs as possible and as frequently as possible. Given the nature of the fixes, some of the bugs will take a longer time to fix, but we are on it.

    You can update to the latest release using Creative Cloud desktop App: https://helpx.adobe.com/in/creative-cloud/help/creative-cloud-updates.html

    Thank you for all the feedback. Keep it coming!

  8. Extra pixel added to image size when exported For Screens

    When I use "Export for Screens" export option to batch-export artboards many of the resulting JPGs are a pixel larger vertically and/or horizontally that the artboard dimensions within Illustrator. For example I exported a dozen images with artboard sizes of 1200px wide and 1200px high. After exporting the resulting JPGs have a dimension of 1201px wide and/or high. This only happens on some of the exported files and only some of those are effected vertically and horizontally.

    Mac OS X Mojave 10.14.4
    Illustrator 23.0.3

    8 votes

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  9. Data merge with variables shared by multiple objects should not create errors

    Assigning multiple objects to the same variable would be particularly useful for language translations, in which the same value should appear in different objects of the same document.

    While the UI allows to link several objects to the same variable, Illustrator behaves badly in these cases:


    1. When a new dataset is created, Illustrator will assign different values to the same variable and where the value shows up is unpredictable.


    2. The exported variable library is invalid and cannot be imported again.


    3. If a CSV is imported into such a document, the import fails with an unknown error, while the CSV import…

    8 votes

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  10. Poor quality images from Export for Screens

    Mac OS 10.13.5, Illustrator 22.1

    Images from artboards containing embedded raster files output using Export for Screens are of decidedly lower quality than those output from Save for Web. Please see the attached image for a side-by-side comparison. Save for Web is on the left, Explort for Screens on the right. Top images are actual size, bottom enlarged for emphasis. Notice the jaggies in the raster images.

    8 votes

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    Hi,

    Apologies for the inconvenience caused to you due to this issue and getting back to you this late.
    We are unable to reproduce this issue in house.
    Can you help the Illustrator team to isolate this issue further so that we can nail this down?
    If yes, then please let me know the following:
    1) Is this Issue still happening on your machine in the Latest version 23.0.3 ?
    2) If yes,Kindly provide some video , Test file(Via File→Package) & some steps with which you are facing issue and share with us at
    ShareWithAI@adobe.com in a Zip file.
    Please mention the title of this issue as the subject of the mail.

    Thanks and Regards

  11. AI 22.1 Open single page of multipage PDF now a 2-step process?

    WHY, of WHY did you ***** this up? Formerly you could open a single page of a multipage PDF by simply clicking the arrows under the thumbnail. Once you found the page you want, you click open and there it is. Now, no matter what you do, the Pages Range is stuck on 1-1 (of xx). You now have to type in the number. PITA! Please fix this back to the old way.

    8 votes

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    Declined  ·  Ashutosh Chaturvedi responded

    With the introduction of multipage PDF open it is not possible for us to tie the range field to the thumbnail previews. It is not possible for us to predict the user intent just based on previews he/she has seen. Here is one example user preview pages 1 to 3 and then decided to open pages 1-2.

  12. Adobe Illustrator Hidden Layers Show In InDesign

    When layered files are placed from Illustrator into InDesign, the files in InDesign show the Illustrator hidden layers. If you're not careful, the files can be presented incorrectly. The only fix I have seen is to resave the Illustrator file, then delete and import the image again in InDesign with the layer options selected. Review each layer before confirming the image placement.

    8 votes

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  13. Releasing envelope inside AI from smart object from PS crashes AI

    I have pasted art from AICC2018 as smart object inside PS.
    I have saved and closed this art in AI (just in case).

    Now I double-click smart object inside PS and it AI opens embedded art (not that saved separate file, of course). I select envelope in this embedded art, try to release it and AI crashes.

    If I try to open separate saved copy and try to release envelope — it works fine.
    If I copy and paste art from embedded file into new file and then try to release envelope —it still works fine.
    Please try this yourself…

    8 votes

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  14. Trim Transparent Pixels on PNG Export BROKEN in 24.3

    Exporting PNG used to trim out transparent pixels but in Version 24.3 that feature is broken. Exporting PNG results in a file with the dimensions of the object or group INCLUDING transparent pixels.

    7 votes

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  15. Saving error Adobe Illustrator 2020 [24.0.1]

    When saving an existing ai document that I have made an alt to illustrator keeps giving me a save error.

    Illustrator tried, but could not save the file 'file name' Click "Learn more" to try alternate options for saving a file.

    If I then use the 'save as' command and save over the top of the existing ai it will save. Illustrator leaves a .tmp file in the same folder as my ai. I may work on the file a few more time re-saving using the 'save' command with no issue and then randomly I will save and we go…

    7 votes

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  16. Adobe® Illustrator® File that was saved without PDF Content.

    Mac High Sierra
    10.13.6 (17G8037)
    2.5 GHz Intel Core i7

    can't save pdf file from AI 2020 the following shows up, see attachment please let me know whats going on ASAP.

    7 votes

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  17. pdf cannot be displayed

    Hi, Since update Illustrator 2020, when I save ai to pdf file, it cannot be displayed the thumbnail, and even use Acrobat open still can't see it. Please see attached.
    Thanks!

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  18. Text overset icon appears on final exported image

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    Summary

    Just updated to Illustrator 24.0, and had an artboard with overset text. When I performed an "Export for Screens", I noted the overset icon informing me I had text overset in the textbox. However, I knew the relevant text was actually visible — so I continued with the export. In the final image, I found the text overset icon was actually exported as a part of the artwork. (See attached example: "Artboard 1.png")

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    Steps to Repeat


    1. Create textbox with overset text

    2. Export artboard: File > Export > Export for Screens (Alt + Ctrl + E) (See attached…
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  19. unknown error when saving

    I'm using version illustrator version 23.1, you can find my operating system in attachments. I'm tryin to save my flat drawing and logo designs with patterns made with brushes and pencil tool. This leads to "unknown error has occured" message coming to me very often. Can you help me with this? I really want to continue working.

    Many others from my class is having this same problem.

    Best regards

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  20. "Save as PDF"/"View PDF after saving" checked/Acrobat DC error "file not found"

    "Save as PDF"/"View PDF after saving" checked/Acrobat DC error "file not found"
    10/4/2019 Illustrator CC update broke "Save as" PDF option of viewing the PDF after a save-as to PDF. Acrobat DC gives a"PDF not found" error, but displays the file in the "Recent" Home window.

    7 votes

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