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  1. graphical glitch

    what's happening here

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  2. graphical glitch

    what's happening here

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  3. Clipping compound shape doesn't have edges drawn

    If you create live compound shape (e. g. by Alt+clicking Unite in Pathfinder) and then use it as a clipping object, resulting object will have no edges drawn.
    Particularly infuriating when you have bounding box off — no controls are visible at all for the selected object.

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  4. Clicking filled clipping path doesn't select it

    I have a rectangle clipping mask around a circle (doesn't really matter). When rectangle has no fill, I click it and nothing gets selected — expected, fine. But when I fill my clipping mask and try to select it by clicking the colored area — it does nothing. It works for everything, except for colored clipped masks :) You have to drag over the edge only. It doesn't matter if you clipping mask is over or under (in this case, btw). I should work.

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  5. alignment with the new version seems to be erratic.

    alignment with the new version seems to be erratic. Selected are not aligning to the middle that are jumping all over the place

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  6. Can't see things I just did.

    When I move an object or make a change to my file it doesn't show up until I click in the document. Then, the object shows up in the new location. I have to restart the program and it works for a few minutes, then happens again. Really frustrating. I am on a new computer with the current version of Illustrator. It happened in older versions on my older computer as well.

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  7. Unable to save file in Illustrator 2020 Mac OS Catalina v.10.15.4

    Unable to save file in Illustrator 2020 Mac OS Catalina v.10.15.4

    I am completely unable to save a file and about to lose an afternoons work on a deadline. I have tried every workaround posted here and still not working. Come on Adobe, this has been reported for months.

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  8. Variable width profile is off screen

    I don't understand why but this bug is visible not only in illustrator but also in Premier.

    My issue is that many of the scroll, drop down tools or options appear in random areas of my work area. Most specific is my Variable width profile - instead of dropping down, it appears on the lower end of my illustratror window. I have multiple monitors and on one (IMAC 27") the full drop-down appears on the lower end of the work area. On my LG 34" inch, it appears partially off-screen, none the less off my work area. I have adjusted…

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  9. In-app tutorials not opening

    I am using Adobe Illustrator 2020 24.1.2 that I downloaded from Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop.

    I am operating on a Microsoft Windows 10 Home version 10.0.18363.

    I opened the app and clicked on the in-app tutorials available in the Learn section. The tutorials that opens in browsers open just fine, it is only the in-app tutorials that do not respond in any way when clicked on.

    I expected the in-app tutorial to open and show a step-by-step tutorial by opening a new project, similar to the in-app tutorials in other Adobe apps (Premiere Pro, Photoshop, etc.).

    The actual result was…

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  10. Copy Paste Causes Illustrator to Crash Repeatedly

    Illustrator crashes before I can Paste a Copy for SPOT UV in Artboard in two ways.
    1. CTRL C causes immediate crash.
    2. Select Copy from drop down menu also causes crash.
    Performed Windows 10 update few hours before crashing started to occur but unsure if Illustrator was included. Creative Cloud shows I'm up to date but doesn't specify the actual date. So, I cant say for sure if the update is causing the problem.

    HP Spectre x360 Convertable

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  11. Illustrator v24.1.2 Crashing all the time - operates slow overall

    Illustrator crashing and working slower on my New 2019 Macbook Pro, than my old mid 2014 Macbook Pro. Basic simple functions and my I get the wheel thinking all the time. Adobe hasn't been able to answer any questions. Ive contacted them and Apple multiple times over the past few days. With the computer I bought, it shouldn't have to think at all.

    Please tell me someone knows a fix.

    Current Computer and software specs:

    Adobe Illustrator v.24.1.2
    Catalina 10.15.4
    MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019)
    2.4 GHz 8-Core Intel Core i9
    64 GB 2667 MHz DDR4
    AMD Radeon Pro 5500M 8…

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  12. trace weirdness

    When trying to trace a fairly large file with sparse graphics - the trace function appears to lower the resolution significantly, resulting in a junk trace. If I clip a small portion of graphics and trace that, it works fine. Shrinking the file before tracing didn't work (by half), I couldn't shrink any more without losing the fine grained art. I was able to make this work using a different product(which I really don't like). I use trace all the time, usually on smaller logos, which works fine. I suspect there is something in their algorithm that reduces the resolution…

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  13. trace weirdness

    When trying to trace a fairly large file with sparse graphics - the trace function appears to lower the resolution significantly, resulting in a junk trace. If I clip a small portion of graphics and trace that, it works fine. Shrinking the file before tracing didn't work (by half), I couldn't shrink any more without losing the fine grained art. I was able to make this work using a different product(which I really don't like). I use trace all the time, usually on smaller logos, which works fine. I suspect there is something in their algorithm that reduces the resolution…

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  14. "copy & paste in front" in Illustrator, text is not aligned perfectly

    Our product artist use "copy & paste in front" in Illustrator, the text is not aligned perfectly.
    Please check "2hits test-CC17.pdf".

    Also posted a post in Adobe community. here is the link : https://community.adobe.com/t5/acrobat/text-is-not-aligned-perfectly-in-pdf/m-p/11125264?page=1#M255941

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  15. Endpoint that turns buttcap when expanded

    Try to outline the path in the file attached.
    The rightmost endpoint would turn flat instead of round.

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  16. CSS Properties: Generated CSS selectors are wrong sometimes

    Hi.
    OS: Windows 10 x64
    Illustrator: 24.1.2 and older versions

    Steps:
    I have drawn two paths (shapes) on the same layer.
    I have given these names:
    abc1 and abc11 to each path

    When I select one of them, the generated css in CSS properties panel is ok, the selector's name is right. The issue happens just when I select both paths at the same time and try to generate the CSS.

    The selector name for abc11, is changed wrongly to abc111 (an extra 1 at the end).

    Expected result:
    .abc1
    {
    position : absolute ;
    left : 120px;
    top :…

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  17. Stroke smaller than 1pt creating spikes/anomalies on the curve

    Illustrator 2020 24.0.3
    macOS Catalina 10.15.2

    Need hairline stroke (.003pt) for one of my machines. When I outline Helvetica (Type>Create Outlines), and change the stroke to anything smaller than 1pt, the curves of the font blow out and create spikes. I've been using the same method for several years and this had only just now become an issue.

    Tried other fonts and only seems to happen on curves. If I try to use the file anyway and my machine does not recognize the file as having any data in it.

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  18. Transform Function not working.

    Hello, as I click on an object or path the edit anchor points, it is not allowing me to transform or rotate by hand. This has been occuring for the past couple of days.

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  19. Graph Pie Chart can't expand or resize

    Graph tool Pie Chart can't expand or resize. This seems like a legacy bug that has crept back. Some threads online from 2013 reporting same issue. All transform fields are grayed out, when I go to expand in menu nothing happens no error no nothing. It did not used to be like this. I really wish that every time you did an update adobe you did not break a bunch of just standard features that used to work.

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  20. paste in place

    paste in place seems to have stopped working properly?

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