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  1. Dashed Line not working

    Using Illustrator CC 2020 V. 24.0.3 on MacOS Mojave 10.14

    The dashed line effect cannot be applied. As soon as I make use of the gap field, I can see a preview but then when I click anywhere the effect just disappears. And when I try to create outlines it just turns into a normal non-dashed line.

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    Hi Dana,

    I tried the same at my end but not able to reproduce the same. Can you please provide some more info regarding this issue:
    1. Are you facing this problem with some specific content or all the path types?
    2. Are you applying stroke properties from stroke panel or control panel?
    3. Will it be possible for you to share the test file?

    Thanks
    Anish

  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. SEARCH BAR-Cannot Type in that Field

    After saving a file in Illustrator. I go to File>Open>folder my files are in. NEXT, I use the upper right search bar to find the file I need. It will not allow me to type in that search bar. I have to close out of Illustrator, then reopen and start all over again to be able to type in the search bar.

    Windows 10. PC. Vers. 24.0.1

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  5. CC 2020 AI and InDesign Crashing and Freezing

    Having major issues with both Illustrator and InDesign 2020.

    For Illustrator, if I double click an AI file in a finder window it crashes 100% of the time on launch, which in turn deletes all recent docs from AI's start up menu. Things are a bit more stable when launching the app and then opening a file, but still seems to easily crash when doing a simple task such as electing the font dropdown menu (not even selecting a font).

    InDesign is more troublesome. The program will frequently freeze even after opening a document that has a link that has…

    3 votes
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  6. Activating fonts in Illustrator takes to long

    The process of activating fonts in illustrator is taking way too long. Is there a way to make the process faster?

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  7. Illustrator crashes when using Image Trace

    Illustrator has been continually crashing when I use the Image Trace tool. I have been using it on the "Sketched Art" setting with an image file that is 20in x 13in @ 300dpi. Also, I have noticed that when I start to manipulate the advanced options, this is when it crashes most often.

    I am using Illustrator CC on Mojave OS.

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  8. Place Tiff with layer comps doesn't retain selected comps on save and reopen

    Placing layered Tiffs with Layer Comps into Illustrator doesn't maintain the reference to those layer comps when reopening the file.

    Steps:
    1. Make PSD with layer comps and save as layered Tiff.
    2. Place layered Tiff into Illustrator with "Show Layer Options" selected.
    3. From "Tiff options" dialogue select "Layer Comps <dropdown select layer comp A>"
    4. Also, select "When updating link: <dropdown select 'Keep layer visibility overrides'>"
    4. Repeat steps 2, 3 and 4 selecting a different layer comp
    5. Save and close file
    6. Reopen file. Layer comps on our (multiple) systems revert to all showing the "Last…

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  9. Trim view not persistent when leaving isolation mode

    When viewing a document in Trim View, and then isolating an object/group, leaving the Isolation Mode resets the view mode to the default, instead of returning or remaining in Trim View.

    (Running Illustrator 23.0.4 on macOS 10.14.2)

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  10. How about not releasing Illustrator chock full of bugs?

    I'd like to choose a category, but it's multiple at this point. The main ones...


    • Bounding box randomly disappears. I turn it on. It randomly turns off.

    • I select text and go to change factors and the changes affect other text that's not even selected.

    • Photoshop completely changed the sizing to no longer require shift to preserve aspect ratio, which is unnecessary and fixing the things not broken, but if you're gonna do it in one app, do it in all. Kinda ridiculous to jump between programs and not have same functionality.

    • If I go from dual monitors to single,…
    3 votes
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  11. Align to Artboard Bug 23.0.4

    Usually when selecting a single object, the align panel defaults to "Align to Artboard." Since upgrading today, it's not doing that. It stays in Align to Selection mode and then the buttons do nothing. Happened after update to 23.0.4 on Mac OS 10.14.5

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  12. No more center handles to free transform lines!

    I have Illustrator CC v20.
    When clicking objects with the selection tool, normally the transform handles do appear to free transform the object.
    Now, when clicking lines the center handles does not appear (only handles at the corners), so it's impossible to horizontally or vertically scale (extend) the line!

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  13. Illustriator does not always open files (Windows 10)

    Problem:
    Illustriator does not always open files (Windows 10)

    Don't works:
    Illustrator is not open > Windows Explorer > right click on file > open file with > Illustrator opens first file, each further file is opened only with: "Drag and Drop", with open menu from Illustrator or when closing Illustrator

    Always works:
    Open Illustrator (empty) > Windows Explorer > right click on File > Open File with > Illustrator opens first file and each subsequent file

    Is this a bug or what do I have to do to make "Open file with" always work in Windows Explorer?

    3 votes
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  14. Fix the Dice Symbol please

    You have included a symbol in the 3-d Symbols library of two dice. These dice are incorrect in that any opposite sides of a die need to add to seven. In you symbol you can clearly see a 3 and a 4 on the top die (On a real die these would HAVE to be on opposite sides of the cube) and on the lower die you can see a 6 and a 1, again these would have to be on the opposite sides.

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  15. Can't open files from Windows File Explorer

    Files will no longer open from Windows File Explorer. Double clicking on file names does not work, dragging them into Illustrator does not work. Only the menu FILE > OPEN works. Please fix this.

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  16. undo is broken

    Undo is just wonky. I hit Undo, and rather than just stepping back one step, it jumps several actions backward, and the Redo steps can't even get back to where I was. I wish I could provide more info, but it's just jacked, so I can't trace the problem.

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  17. 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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  18. 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…

    3 votes
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  19. 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.

    3 votes
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  20. Illustrator 22.1 crashes on quit. (Mac OS X 10.11.6 on MacBook Pro i7 Late 2011)

    The latest Update to Version 22.1 won't work properly on my computer. Everytime I finish work and quit Illustrator, the programm crashes and freezes on exit screen, endlessly showing the rotating, colored ball (mouse pointer).
    I have to force quit, no other way to get around.
    So I switched back to Version 22.01 - everything working fine and smooth again.

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