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Illustrator (Desktop) Bugs

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  1. Cannot use the Script in Illustrator 20 for Mac to create PDFs

    I used to save all my ai files in Illustrator as PDFs and SVGs using the SaveDocsAsPDF and SaveDocsasSVG. The SVGs work but the when I go to open up the PDFs I get the error message attached. So now I have to go into each ai file and save it manually as a pdf. It takes a lot of time when you ave 30+ files.

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  2. Can't open eps file with error that my copy out of date but if I have cloud version how can it not be latest version of illustrator?!

    Win 10 with CC subscription

    Can't open eps file on Illustrator, says my version not current enough. I pay for monthly cc subscription so wouldn't I by definition be on the latest?

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  3. File Save Incomplete?

    I was working on a file for about 8 hours yesterday and was continuously saving it. The autosave was also triggering throughout my work.

    However, when I started Illustrator today, the file is completely unchanged from its state on Monday. The thumbnail in the Home menu shows my progress from last night, but the file itself only contains the old data.

    There have been no other save issue on that disk. I was able to save an XD file's progress in the same directory — at the same time — last night (shown in attachment) before shutting down my PC.

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  5. Exported SVG files don't work correctly in Internet Explorer 11

    If a SVG file exported from Illustrator is set as a background-image in IE11, the image will be centered in its container, and that can't be changed with background-position: left or right.

    Fortunately the solution is simple. Just have Illustrator include width and height in the <svg> tag, like this:
    <svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg&quot; viewBox="0 0 78 112" width="78" height="112">

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  7. Link update & crash

    When a linked file updated externally (on Photoshop), update link pop up window appears before the saving completes, makes both programs crash.

    to explain in detail; Let's say i have an psd illustration linked in illustrator, if i edit the linked illustration on Ps save document and go back to ai, normally when the saving completes Ai comes up with and pop up window (if it is not preferred as automatic update) and asks if i want to update, when i click yes, and realize Ps file is still saving at the point of 99%..since i clicked yes, Ai can…

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  8. Export Save for Web resize by percentage does not work as it should

    File>Export>Save for web> - When you change the size percentage, the new width and height number appear. The preview of the image does not change to reflect the new size. The resulting saved image does not reflect the new size. Only workaround is if you slowly click on width and height numbers, wait for the preview of the image to display the new size, and then click save. This has been a problem with all versions of Illustrator that I can remember. This happens on both Mac and PC, on all of the OS versions that I have been able…

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  9. Multiple PDF Importing - Artwork size changes

    There is an ongoing long time problem we have occasionally encounter. When we have to import multiple PDF's onto artboards for adding adding cutter marks for printing as soon as you save and close file then reopen it you can see the linked PDF's artwork sizes change. It seems to be relinking to the files and using the bleed size and then reverting to the media size. Has caught us out a few times. It's fine if we import infdividual PDF's.

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  10. Images being placed are being embedded into file.

    It appears that when you place an image in the file that it embeds the image but if you drag it from your finder into illustrator it doesn’t.

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  11. Adobe Draw not sending AI to Illustrator CC 2020


    1. Windows 10 HOME / Adobe Illustrator 24.0.2 (64-bit)

    2. I logged out on every device from Adobe Creative Cloud and made sure I have up-to-date Adobe Draw on my Samsung S6 Tab as well as the up-to-date Illustrator on my Desktop PC.
      I am trying to send several projects from my tablet to Illustrator and they all say "Sent to Illustrator" but nothing happens on my Desktop.
      I have checked other articles that people posted and I have also tried to close the application, restart the computer/tablet, open them at different times, nothing is working.
      I have also checked Mobile Creations…
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  12. Disappearing layers

    I have had this same issue now twice. I saved a file as a PDF and chose smallest file size. when i look at the file no errors, but when sent to someone else layers disappear, i have now also had layers disappear after saving as a jpg for web. i have not changed any layer settings or save settings and this problem only started occurring yesterday.

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  13. 2020 .AI documents only opening .PDF pages in Illustrator CC

    I am using Illustrator 2020 on my personal laptop, saving work to my iCloud to continue working on the files in university.
    Recently the files will only open as a .pdf (giving options for pages and not showing all the information) on the university Illustrator CC.

    I could in theory Save as- Illustrator CC and presumably that would open okay, but it's annoying to have to do that every time!

    On these screenshot Issue 1, you can see the file I'm trying to open (Dinosaur Libby) has a lot of information in the thumbnail, but only opens what's seen in…

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  14. svg Export bug

    In 23.0.2 and 23.0.3 when saving or exporting SVG the file is totally deformed afterwards...

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  15. svg Export bug

    In 23.0.2 and 23.0.3 when saving or exporting SVG the file is totally deformed afterwards...

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  16. Problem with elements' IDs when export to SVG

    Sometimes when I export an AI file with some elements' names to an SVG file, it renames the IDs like if there are some duplicates.

    Usually I can fix it by renaming the "duplicate" elements with a dummy name and then rename them back, but often it doesn't work and I have to delete the file and work on a new one, copying and pasting only the "safe" elements and redrawing the "duplicate" ones.

    Sometimes it appends a special character on the IDs and when it happen I always have to work on a new file.

    Version: 24.0.2 (64 bit,…

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  17. Illustrator to PS Smart object updating broken

    Bug persists on both windows and Mac. Illustrator v2020.x (issue not present before v2020.x)

    BUG: When using smart objects in photoshop, linked to an illustrator file: after updating illustrator file and saving, the smart object always reverts to first artboard in PS and artwork shifts upon re-updating is PS.

    Steps:
    1. Make new layer in PS. Right Click layer->Convert to smart object
    2. Right click PS layer->replace contents->select a multi artboard illustrator

     file -&gt; select any artboard other than the first -&gt;place as &quot;media box&quot;.  
    

    1. Double click smart object layer to open in illustrator. -> make any
      adjustment to file…
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  18. Wrong fonts when importing PDF

    When opening a PDF in Ai, (almost) all text becomes the font 'Montserrat' despite the correct fonts are loaded. There were no errors, and it doesn't gives any 'missing fonts' errors either.

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  19. Alternative glyph (made with Fontself 3.5) don’t shown in text, when not installed in OSX or restart AI

    I have a problem testing a new font. I create a font (Fonstelf 3.5.0) with character “a” and an alternative “a.alt” glyphs. I installed the new font just local for/in Adobe Illustrator CC 2020. In the window “Glyphes” I can see my alternative characters. But when I enter a text with the text tool, I only get “a” instead of “a.alt” which I selected in window “Glyphes”. I save my test.ai document.

    After install the font with font book in the OSX 10.14.6 I can use and see “a.alt”. Funny fact: After installing the font and re-open test.ai document, the…

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  20. Backwards Compatibility

    Illustrator 2020 appears to have sacrificed backwards compatibility with even Illustrator 2019. This change is detrimental to working across teams on large scale projects.

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