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  1. Illustrator Window Disappears When Changing Screen Focus

    When I switch focus from my center screen where illustrator 2020 is, on my mac mini running Catalina 10.15.3 on three LG monitors, to the screen to my left, Illustrator vanishes.

    It's not minimized, it's just gone, I have to click on the icon in the taskbar to pull it back up. It looks like it's there in Mission Control, but if I click on it, it just goes back to being invisible/unclickable.

    This is a pain when I'm cross referencing. If I click the icon to get it back, it'll stay there if I don't click into it, and…

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  2. command Z, Blocks Reediting an object

    If I edit an object or shape like adding or deleting a point and do not like it, I usually undo it with command Z. Once I use command Z the shape I was editing is blocked from being re-edited.
    I sometimes have to copy the shape and paste in order for me to add the points in different location again on the shape.
    Is there any reason why this is happening?

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  3. toolbar not working

    Trying to use illustrator however when i open the application my tools and the rest of the features on illustrator don't show (toolbar)

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  4. AppleScript "export as svg" with options triggers error

    tell application "Adobe Illustrator"

    try
    
    tell current document
    export to outFile as SVG with options {class:SVG export options, coordinate precision:5, font type:outline font, minify svg:true, raster image location:link, responsive svg:true}
    end tell
    on error errMsg number errNum
    log errNum & space & errMsg
    tell current document
    export to outFile as SVG with options {coordinate precision:5, font type:outline font, minify svg:true, raster image location:link, responsive svg:true}
    end tell

    end try

    end tell

    Including class:SVG export options triggers an error at runtime even though the code compiles. Excluding it in the list of options exports a file but applies none of the…

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  5. AI file not locked but but cannot be edited

    I have a file that while I was working on it seems to have become locked as an image and I can no longer select any elements to edit.
    I have followed the guidance to unlock or unhide layers but this doesn't seem to be the issue. Can you advise?

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    The attached file contains one single image placed (from a png file). When this file is opened in Illustrator, the image covers the entire view area and selection outlines are outside the view area. Zoom out to see the selection handles. The contents cannot be edited like individual vectors because it is an image.

  6. Measurements given as points

    I have been working with Units set to General: Centimeters, Stroke: Centimeters, Type: Points and Grid: every 1 cm, 5 subdivisions. Suddenly this morning all measurements are in Points. I cannot work with this. The ruler is in points: useless. I have reset preferences and restarted several times.

    Mac OS 10.13.6, Illustrator 24.0.3

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  7. Random crashing - 24.0.3

    I have a brand new 16" MacBook Pro.
    OS: Catalina 10.15.2. 32Gb Ram. 2.4 Gz Processor.
    Illustrator 2020 v24.0.3

    The app is constantly, randomly crashing. When waking up machine (10 min auto sleep) there is a message waiting that Illustrator has unexpectedly quit. ,And, now it seems hung up on launch.
    Here's what I've done so far:
    - Ran app diagnostics as recommended on restart. No info was provided.
    - Uninstalled and reinstalled.
    - Disabled lots of 3rd party extensions
    - Restarted machine
    - I have 90 crash reports.

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    Hi,

    Apologies for the inconvenience caused to you due to this issue. Unfortunately we are not able to reproduce this issue. Could you kindly provide the following information to help us nail this down.

    1)Kindly confirm if you are still facing this issue with the latest version of Adobe Illustrator?

    2) If yes, could you kindly follow the steps mentioned in https://helpx.adobe.com/in/illustrator/kb/crash-next-steps.html to collect the crash reports and share with us.

    Kindly share the above with us in a Zip file at ShareWithAI@adobe.com . Please mention the title of this issue as the subject of the mail.

    Regards
    Ankit Goyal

  8. text selection bug still happening with 24.03

    When you click on text to move it around on the artboard it always selects what is BEHIND the text box only, unless you click 1 pixel below text baseline exactly. I click on the text inside of the box to move it and it keeps moving my background. I have to zoom in 150% to see baseline and move text. This has REALLY slowed down my process.
    I'm on a MacOS 10.14.6

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  9. embedded images cause longs delays in opening file illustrator 24.0.2

    When opening some files with embedded images, there are very long delays before the file finally opens.

    I have had success when I flatten the embedded image, it then opens fine.

    Dell PC Windows 10

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  10. embedded images cause longs delays in opening file illustrator 24.0.2

    When opening some files with embedded images, there are very long delays before the file finally opens.

    I have had success when I flatten the embedded image, it then opens fine.

    Dell PC Windows 10

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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. Illustrator 2020 (v24.0.2) crashes consistently with "Can't Finish Previewing"

    At a random point, it switches to outline mode, and then a dialog box opens and states, "Cannot finish previewing". Thought this was fixed in previous releases but since updating Ai its happening again.

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  14. Illustrator 2020 gradient bug

    I am using Mac Os Catalina 10.15.2 with Illustrator 2020. When I close a file that contains an element with a circular gradient fill applied and re-open the file, the colour gradient disappears and appears black. I have tried saving as ai, eps and pdf. all 3 files still produce a black element on reopening.

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  15. Embedding multiple .psd files

    Embedding multiple .psd files no longer works in 2020. Previous versions would allow you to multi-select linked .psd's and embed them all at once. 2020 allows multi-selection, but only converts the first linked image.

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  16. overprint preview not working properly

    This is new to me as of today. This is a process I have done hundreds of times in the past with no issue. I have not received or updated anything over the past week other than any Adobe updates I receive via the Creative Cloud.

    What I do is create a separate layer in a file to set up a kiss cut for cutting vinyl. I use a spot colour for this - same spot colour I have been using since day one.

    I apply the spot colour to the text or object - in this case a box…

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  17. Changing units doesn't change anything

    Changing units doesn't change anything.

    Working in pixels but values show millimetres.

    This BUG (not an idea) comes and goes with each iteration.

    This is meant to be professional software—why are basic things like measurement and colour consistency so useless?!

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  18. symbol option automatically open

    please help my my symbol option auto open how

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  19. Help > Illustrator Help goes to marketing page

    Selecting Illustrator Help from the Help menu no longer links to Illustrator information and search links, but goes to a generic CC marketing page. From there, there is no clear path, and it requires at least two more clicks, in addition to having to figure out which are the appropriate links to follow. This is not helpful, and takes time away from productive work.

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  20. Linked images are broken when open a AI file on a different computer

    I work with a AI file and some placed image as links.
    If I try to open that file on a different computer i shows all the images links as broken. I need to fix each path evrytime.
    Why the link are not related instead of fullpath?

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