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Illustrator (Desktop) Bugs

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  1. Eyedropper, bounding box, shortcuts don't work, Text tool messed up...

    Illustrator CC 23.0.2 - Mac Mojave

    1) The eyedropper tool is pretty much useless, because it doesn'tw ork on groups. I need to ungroup everything or make a compound path. This is very annoying.
    2) the bounding box sometimes disappears and I cannot bringt it back with the usual shortcut, i have to do it manually, sometimes even that doesn't work and I have to restart Illustrator. Also, the bounding box cannot be reset on objects like a perfect square when it's rotated 45 degrees. That means I cannot scale it properly. And also the bounding box always gets stuck…

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  2. copy and paste only works sporadically with Wacom tablet. All AI versions up to CC 23.0.2

    From at least version CS6 to CC 23.0.2 copy/paste when using a Wacom tablet only functions some of the time and I can't figure out a pattern to the behaviour. Using a mouse on the same system had no such problems. This is either using shortcut keys or the Edit menu commands. Problem on Win 7 Pro, although I've heard reports of it occurring on other O/S. This may be a partner to the "sticky rotate centre" issue reported elsewhere and which also occurs on my system.

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  3. Artboard Navigation control at bottom of screen v 23.0.2 (newest update)

    Artboard Navigation control at bottom of screen shows up in the middle of the the screen when I use my larger screen. When I drag the window to my small screen and then back to the large screen, the artboard navigation control is back at the bottom. If I open a new file, the navigation control is back in the middle of the screen. This is version 23.0.2 (dowloaded and installed 3/6/19)

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  4. Copy & Paste not always working - randomly

    Hi all,

    This is a very frustrating bug - around 50% of the times copy & paste won't work. I select an object, press ctrl+C, and then pressing ctrl+V produces nothing as if the clipboard is empty.

    I cannot reproduce it as it seems random, sometimes it will copy & paste, sometimes it won't.
    This makes working with Illustrator extremely hard.

    Might be worth mentioning that copy-pasting from Illustrator into Photoshop resembles the same buggy behavior - it will randomly work or not.

    Please advise on how to resolve this.

    Cheers

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  5. Rasterization with clipping mask removes half of the stroke

    Create a dummy rectangle with a fill and a thick stroke. Select the rectangle. Go to Object/Rasterize. Tick "Create Clipping Mask". Click OK. Notice the outern half of the stroke is gone (clipped away). I would expect unchanged visual appearance....

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  6. Blue horizontal lines

    Is this normal? My imac is 3 days old and these blue horizontal lines show up in illustrator cc.
    imac w/ mojave

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  7. Paste to Center [not working]

    Illustrator 23.0.2 does not paste into the center of the art board, despite having already centered the art board in the window.

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  8. Illustrator cc2019(v23.0)

    環境設定でテキストオブジェクトの選択範囲をパスに制限にチェックを入れると、選択範囲がシビアすぎて全く選択できません。
    これまでのバージョンはパスの近くをクリックすると選択できました。
    選択できる範囲をこれまでのように戻してください。

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  9. Gradient tool issues


    1. Handles on on object's Gradient Annotator are difficult to adjust once a gradient has been dropped. Usually, handles simply don't respond. User needs to start from scratch and create a brand new gradient rather than make small adjustments to existing ones.


    2. Repeated but not consistent bug: adjusting one gradient causes changes to unrelated gradients on same document.


    3. Live preview of gradient tool is prohibitively slow, esp when gradient is anywhere near an existing Effect.


    FIX: Allow us to toggle the preview effect.


    1. Dropping a color onto the gradient slider, color creates a new color-point onto slider, immediately next to existing…
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  10. new .eps clipart will not open in Illustrator 7.0

    Mac os 8.6 (still us it as my main vector creation program to create airbrush masks on plotter) and Illustrator 7.0.

    I bought this alleged vector (eps) file of an anchor from some clipart etsy shop and got the canned "garbled, etc" message when attempting to open in illustrator 7.0. this has happened before. Have tried to place and all other possibilities. If anyone can open and confirm this is a real vector file, then save it for a version of illustrator my 7.0 can read, I'd really appreciate it.

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  11. Viewing New Features from Learn kept playing—after quitting

    With an Illustrator document open I clicked the Learn icon in Control panel, and chose New Features and clicked to watch the Properties panel movie. I quit AI and the movie began to play again… I hadn't quit it.
    there was no way to stop it. I muted the computer and restarted AI where the movie resumed and I could stop it. I resumed it playing and quit again and it quit the movie this time. so I couldn't replicate it—but it was odd!

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  12. start up screen flashing black and white

    when i open adobe illustrator the screen flashes black and white continuously and the menus close instantly when i click on them. i can open a new document by pressing ctrl n but cannot click on any of the menus.
    this only happens when i am signed in, which i need. i can sign out by quickly clicking the sign out button in the help menu before it closes again, but this is not ideal.
    this only happens in illustrator CC 2015, not photoshop.

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  13. paste in place

    So I'm having problems with the Paste in Place command, sometimes it works great when I Copy or Cut something and paste it on other artboards but most of the times it is not working properly, either what I copied o cut get outside the drawing area or it goes to a random place, and at first I thought I wasn't selecting the artboard but even with the artboard selected it falls anywhere. I'm running Illustrator CC 2019, on windows 10.

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  14. Illustrator won't open any files

    Since the new update I am completely unable to open any AI or PDF file in Illustrator. Nothing will open, just the rainbow ball of death forever until I have to Force Quit. I've uninstalled Illustrator and even installed earlier versions with no luck. I've 'repaired' Creative Cloud with also no luck.

    I'm working on MacOS High Sierra (10.13.6), Illustrator v23

    A couple times I've gotten an error message that says: "cannot open ___ file because this file does not exist."

    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

  15. Direct Selection Tool not showing bounding box

    Hi,
    When I'm selecting an object using the Direct Selection Tool there is no bounding box to it or any other indication that the object is selected.
    I checked the View menu, and it is set on to show the bounding box, so I assume there is a bug causing this.
    It doesn't matter what kind of object I select, or whether it's in a group or not - the result is the same: no bounding box or even anchors are shown.

    I'm using the latest release - 23.0.1 on windows 10 (updated).

    Thanks
    Ori Manor

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  16. windows maximize only takes a 1/4th of the screen

    whenever I full-screen illustrator flashes to fill the entire window then only fills the top left 1/4th of the window.

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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

  17. Excel graph conversation doesn't work on a Mac anymore

    When pasting an Excel graph into Illustrator, text is converted to rubbish on a Mac running OS High Sierra and the newest version of Illustrator.
    Also, when converting the Excel file to a PDF and opening it in Illustrator, the same thing happens. BUT, when opening the PDF in Acrobat, everything looks just fine.
    To make sure it wasn't an Excel bug I saved the file in an older version of Excel – that didn't solve the problem.
    I used the same Excel file on a PC and copied it into the Windows-version Illustrator, also converted the file to PDF…

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  18. Illustrator CC 2019 23.0.01 new file issue

    I have updated to Illustrator CC 2019, 23.0.1. Every time I want to create a new file, I have to log into Adobe. Why and how can I stop this?

    Barbara

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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

  19. Can't move objects with key arrows

    I can't move objects with my key arrows.. I have to move them with my mouse. Can anybody help me?

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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

  20. Extension EAN13 Maker

    EAN13 maker window is not working as it should.


    • Window is with sliders even as resolution is 2560*1440.

    • Font settings is reset every time AI is reopened

    • EAN file overrides units preference and is ALWAYS in Points

    Very annoying and severly limits the use of a tool which could become extremely important in our workflow.

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    Declined  ·  Ashutosh Chaturvedi responded

    Please contact makes of the extension. Since the extension is not released by Adobe i request you to contact developers of EAN13

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