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Illustrator (Desktop) Bugs

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  1. Files Breaking on Save after creating Saved Swatch Library

    Illustrator v22.0.1: We use art tiles to create repeat prints for textile printing. There is a bug that cause my original .eps files to become garbled after I have used that .eps file to create a saved swatch library. STEP1.png shows the original art file and its save options. STEP2.png shows creating a pattern from the art and its associated settings. STEP3.png shows saving the swatch library (I removed all of the standard Illustrator swatches as they are unnecessary for the custom swatch library). After saving the swatch library, I save and close the original art file. STEP4 shows what…

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    We would need the file to recreate and investigate.
    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

  2. File size

    Adobe Illustrator CC 2018 VERSION

    When I save a file as PDF or even the original Ai. format the file becomes extremely large. This started to occurred after the latest update. The file contains 2 small art-boards with a little bit of text (not much) and a few small icons, its 43 MG! it should be 10 MG or less.


    • The same happens when saving as PDF with (illustrator default settings) File is TOO big, even if I change the settings of the PDF, it might drop to 15 MG.

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  3. Can´t save an open document!!

    When I try to save an open document, AI say´s it can´t save as the file is open.

    Well, obviously it is open, as I am working on it!

    I have to rename the file. Then when I try to save the new file, same thing happens and I have to keep renaming files if I want to save my work.

    Surely this is a bug.

    Is this happening to anyone else??!

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  5. EPS saving as AI or PDF bug

    Hi When saving an EPS file to either AI or PDF downloaded from a stock site I have had issues with both the on screen preview and print from InDesign. When I save it as an EPS again it appears to regain the proper appearance both on screen and in print. Is there a transparency issue when converting an EPS to AI or PDF?

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    I am closing the ticket due to lack of response.
    Please get in touch with us at sharewithai@adobe.com or any of the other support channels – helpx.adobe.com/support.html . Please give a reference to this post so that we can identify you.
    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.

    Thanks
    Anish Kumar
    Illustrator QE

  6. Illustrator CC 2018 (Mac) Crashes Affects ALL CC Programs

    illustrator CC2018 crashes about every third or fourth time I "Save AS" an EPS. Freezes immediately AND freezes any open CC programs. Have to Force Quit all to restart each. This is getting old, fast.

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  8. Can´t save an open document

    Illustrator CC v 21.1.0 (64bit)

    When I am working a current, open document and I click Save in the File menu, Illustrator say´s it can´t save because the file is open. Well, obviously it is open, because I am working on it!

    I have to Save As... and rename the file, (I usually add the date and time).

    This is obvioulsy just a a little bug in the new update. Let me know if I can help.

    I attach the message I get.

    Actually... Now Illustrator has frozen! So I can´t attach the message.

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  9. Saving PDF Security override by gmail

    Dear sir or madam,

    I've noticed as i saved PDF in CS6 to send to a Client and i used password protection with no permissions (printing, copying....)

    And the thing is, if you open the email att. in this case My protected PDF in gmail preview - you can print it with no problems. And if you print to a PDF file, you get the same PD minus the Password protection.

    I think this could be a big issue.

    So i see google's gmail now as an easy fool proof password hack tool.

    hope i helped somehow with this.

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    I am closing the ticket due to lack of response.
    Please get in touch with us at sharewithai@adobe.com or any of the other support channels – helpx.adobe.com/support.html . Please give a reference to this post so that we can identify you.
    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.

    Thanks
    Anish Kumar
    Illustrator Team

  10. Invalid Export Location

    When I "Export Selection" on an artboard, the "Export for Screens" window comes up. I select the asset, and choose the export location. No matter what location I choose I get an error upon export - "Invalid Export Location".

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  11. PDF does not preserve Illustrator editing capabilities!!

    I upgraded two days ago to the new version of Illustrator. I've been saving PDFs with 'Preserve Illustrator Editing Capabilities' for years. Now when I do it, it's flattening the PDFs and not allowing editing as normal. It has totally ruined two of my complex files and I've lost hours of work.

    Has anyone else had this problem or know of a fix?

    So frustrating!

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  12. Cannot rename new or old folders in save dialogue

    Used to be able to create a folder inside the save dialogue with a specific name. Not anymore. And i cannot change a folders name either. I am running a PC.


    1. Version Illustrator CC latest build 22.0.1

    2. Save as -> Create folder->New folder

    3. Ability to name folders.

    4. Folder says New folder and stays like that.

    Really buggy behaviour

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    closing the ticket due to lack of response.
    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

  13. Jagged edges and gohst dashed lines when exporting

    When exporting a dashboard to jpg or png some gohst white/yellowish outlines appear.
    I use plain color without outlines but the outlines appear while zooming in the screen and when I export the artwork. The problem seems to be related to black color

    Also, I used a plain dark red and it is exported as stripped lines fill .

    I attach examples of exported images. They were exported with the best quality. I updated the software today (november the 2nd 2017)

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  15. illustrator 2018

    Today i installed Illustrator last version.

    When we click a smart object in photoshop, illustrator open bit doesnt open the vector we are trying to work from smart object.

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  16. File>New gives blank box

    File>New box is completely black. I cannot do anything. Tried uninstalling and reinstalling without effct.

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  17. illustrator cc 2018 wrong in export psd after rasterized

    colors change in file export with pantone, my steps are as follows:
    1- I have created a file in illustrator CC 2018 with 8 spot colors or pantone.
    2- rasterize the file with the function "keep spot colors " flagged
    3- export the .psd image with the function in the connection tab
    4- the resulting file has changed colours and wrong result

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  18. Exporting files

    CC2018. - FILE NEVER EXPORTS. Trying to save .tif and .psd files

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    I am closing the ticket due to lack of response.
    Please get in touch with us at sharewithai@adobe.com or any of the other support channels – https://helpx.adobe.com/support.html . Please give a reference to this post so that we can identify you.
    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

  19. CC 2018 PGN Exporting looking worse than CC 2017

    When using Adobe Illustrator CC 2017 back then, exporting a HUGE resolution, Inked Lineart via File->EXport As->PNG-> High 300 ppi + Art Sampled + Transparent..

    Whenever i open that file on Photoshop CC 2017, the line art looks CRISP, stylish, soft, with no dead pixels like showing off..And Photoshop CC 2017 detects it with a 19kx20k Resolution.

    NOW, when using THE SAME EXPORT SETTINGS but on illus' CC 2018, the exporting looks instant...Oh yeah, great... But when i open it on PSCC2017....The lineart looks VERY THIN, 1px like, with greyed out dead pixels.

    Please do NOT break out what's working…

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    I am closing the ticket due to lack of response.
    Please get in touch with us at sharewithai@adobe.com or any of the other support channels – https://helpx.adobe.com/support.html . Please give a reference to this post so that we can identify you.
    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.

    -Rama
    Illustrator Team

  20. Export Text of Keyboard Shortcuts Crashes Illustrator

    After hitting the Export Text... button in the Keyboard Shortcuts dialogue, Illustrator always crashes. Additionally it exports an empty text file.

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