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Illustrator (Desktop) Bugs

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  1. Selector tool glitch — element selected and deselected at once

    Sometimes, elements will incorrectly be deselected, getting them into a strange state where they are seen as unselected in the layers panel, but being displayed as selected on the canevas. Most operations will not affect it (move and scale), but some, including align, will produce strange, incoherent results. It either stops at random or does not, needing a restart of Illustrator to be able to resume editing.

    It has happened multiple times already over the last weeks, and I cannot see a pattern to it's occurence. Just now it happened while navigating the history where elements were being grouped/ungrouped and…

    2 votes

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  2. Scale Strokes only seems possible, but is greyed out.

    Scale dialog: Make it possible to scale Strokes only (Deactivate Transform Objects - which should be possible, but is always greyed out)

    1 vote

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  3. Clipping masks release

    When I reopen a document with clipping masks the masks are released. It is very frustrating remaking all photos each time I open to make edits.

    2 votes

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  4. Illustrator and taskbar auto-hide

    I use the auto-hide feature for my taskbar on my dual-monitor Windows machine (specs below), but for some reason in Illustrator ONLY, I have to click out of Illustrator to access my taskbar. This does not happen in Ps, Ae or Pr
    So, if I'm working in Illustrator I have my main panel on my left monitor and my panes on the right. I have to click on my desktop below my panes to access my taskbar. (see screen shot)

    Windows 7 Professional SP1
    Intel Xeon CPU E5-2650 v4 @ 2.20GHz
    32GB ram

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  5. Rasterizing a clipped image/group of objects results in extra white space in the resulting image.

    If I rasterize a clipped image, the result is the same size as the clipped image but with extra whitespace surrounding the clipping boundaries. Expected result, IMO, should be that the resulting image is only as large as the clipping object.

    4 votes

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    does the image crop tool work for you?
    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.

  6. Problem merging dates from CSV into graph

    When merging data into an Illustrator file to create a batch of bar graphs based on a group of CSV files, numerical dates merge into the graph data as numbers with decimals instead of dates. A 6/30/16 date merges into Illustrator as 6.00 and 12/31/16 becomes 12.00, so every date with the same month appears the same. This also messes up the graph, leaving the chart with two categories instead of one of the data columns being assigned to the x-axis.

    This includes when dates are formatted (in Excel) as text, and when the dates include hyphens or periods instead…

    1 vote

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  7. Pasting previously copied objects to random places

    Illustrator pastes copied objects to random places outside of the view area.
    I have to zoom out and look for the pasted object somewhere outside the artboard. Since updated to the latest version of the software. Also updated the OS to High Siearra to give you a full picture.

    7 votes

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  8. paste remembers layers doesn't work if original layer is hidden

    Steps:
    create object on layer.
    Copy object.
    Hide layer
    create new layer
    paste object with new layer selected.

    It will warn you that the layer you're attempting to paste onto is hidden. But....no it's not. I have the "paste remembers layers" checkbox turned off.

    This is either a bug, or someone should stick close to someone who actually understands user expectations.

    3 votes

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  9. Autosave disables itself

    Windows 10, AI CC (latest release)

    Autosave disables itself. When AI crashes - as it does - I get nothing.

    I set auto-save for every 2 minutes in preferences. Then, after Illustrator crashes, I go back in to preferences to find it has unchecked that option. Nothing. I lose a load of work.

    There are no expletives for how I feel about this. PLEASE sort it out?

    :(

    2 votes

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  10. Transparency in indexed images is not supported by Illustrator

    If you place an indexed image (linked or embedded, it doesn't matter) that has transparency, the transparency is always drawn as white.

    Workaround:
    If you convert the image to RGB and re-place; transparency is rendered properly. The main problem is that many users will not be aware of the difference between indexed colour images and the alternatives.

    2 votes

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  11. new can not open

    new files can not open
    what I do

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  12. tab

    Above the top ruler I should be able to see a tab, or multiple tabs when several files are open. However all that is shown is a cropped "Ai" ident. This means the only way I can flick between files is by through "Window" in the top panel.

    4 votes

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  13. Keyboard Increments in preferences doesn't work.

    I set my Keyboard Increment to .0139 and anchor points move correctly. Then I change it to .00139, which has alway worked in the past, it now jumps about 10X the correct distance. I restarted. No change. I uninstalled, then reinstalled. No change. I restarted my computer. No change. I can't work with it like this. How do I get this fixed?

    2 votes

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  14. Not enough memory

    Hello,
    I'm stuck.......Every time I try to save the file in Adobe Illustrator CC (2017.1) I get 2 error messages 1. Sorry, An error occurred 2. Not enough memory
    Steps taken so far:
    I have repaired re-installed Illustrator
    tried saving in older versions
    tried saving & exporting onto desktop and other folders
    did a patch/update from Adobe site
    Anyone see this before?
    Thank you in advance.

    1 vote

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  15. Illustrator CC 2018 crashes, when process runs in Batch.

    I have a programmed a project that involves opening document, doing some changes, saving and closing the document. And again this process repeats on around 500 documents. Illustrator crashes.

    2 votes

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  16. Make lines look straight again

    So, I would expect to let straight lines look or be straight and not inexact, triangeled or non-point.
    macOS Sierra | 10.12.6
    iMac (21,5", 2013)
    3,1 GHz Intel Core i7
    16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M 1024 MB

    Illustrator CC 2018 22.0.1

    1 vote

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  17. After using

    After Using the Calligraphy brush, after a couple of strokes, the artboard freezes until I save and reupload the program.

    1 vote

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  18. Recent Files Browser Window: the wrong file opens when choosing a recent file.

    This has happened multiple times. It isn't a one off incident.

    Adobe Illustrator CC 22.1 (64-bit) / Windows 10

    Step 1: Open Illustrator from desktop icon.
    Step 2: Click on a recent file from displayed recent file options.

    Expected result: Selected file opens.

    Actual result: A file other than the one I clicked opens.

    There doesn't appear to be a pattern to which file opens, other than it is one from the selection of recently opened/saved files shown. See attachment.

    11 votes

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    I am 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 . 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.

  19. Some Dashed Lines make Ai crash

    When typing these values in the Dashed Line fields:
    0 2 0 2

    Ai crashes immediately, without a warning.

    2 votes

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    We have the fix available in the latest release. Please update Illustrator using Adobe Creative Cloud application to the latest build for version Illustrator CC 23.0.
    Please refer to our knowledge base FAQhttps://illustrator.uservoice.com/knowledgebase/articles/1844590 if you face difficulty in update.
    Or get in touch with us at any of the other support channels – https://helpx.adobe.com/support.html

    Warm Regards,
    Ashutosh Chaturvedi | Sr. Quality Engineering Manager – Illustrator
    Adobe. Make It an Experience.

  20. Adobe Illustrator has found an error it can't correct

    How do I deal with the Adobe Illustrator error message "Adobe Illustrator has found an error it can't correct"? It shows up for one Illustrator file but not others. Why does it give me this pop up every time?
    I'm running Win10 64-bit.
    Dell Inspiron 11 3000 I31620003 11.6 Notebook
    Adobe Illustrator CC2017
    Thanks

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