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Illustrator (Desktop) Bugs

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  1. Find Font broken between OSX and Windows

    Find Font is broken.

    For a missing font it requests a different font for OSX and Windows for the same file. It has something to do with the family name or font name or something. The important thing is that it is inconsistent between OS and is impossible to determine the correct font due to this error. This is confirmed to be effecting many people.

    Here is a link to a detailed explanation of what is going on with pictures showing the differences between operating systems.

    https://graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/questions/102270/how-to-determine-correct-font-name-between-osx-and-windows-with-adobe-find-font

    2 votes
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  2. Type on path issue

    Illustrator 22.0.1 (64-bit)
    When I move the beginning or ending tabs of the path after placing the text such as to center the text on a oval, once I move one or the other of the starting or ending placings, the lines to move them disappear. I am attaching a before and after picture to show you

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  3. Kerning one pair effects the spacing of other random pairs.

    I'm having an issue when I go to kern a letter pair, the kerning effects the spacing between other pairs.

    I believe this similar bug was reported for CS5 but I am using CC 2018 22.0.1

    https://forums.adobe.com/message/4321697#4321697

    I have tried:


    • Clearing all Illustrator settings at startup.

    • Making sure text is not centered or justified

    • Using default font Myriad Pro with default settings.

    • Selecting all letters and zeroing out the kerning.

    • Turning off standard ligatures in Open Type

    Still this issue persists.

    Attached is an animated gif of the issue.

    1 vote
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  4. Text Boxes won't Scale or Flip


    1. IllustratorCC 22.0.1 running under OSX 10.12.6


    2. Select text box and either attempt to flip (Reflect tool using vertical axis) or scale using the Scale tool. Scale fails both dragging to scale, or double-clicking the Scale tool and inputting numeric scale value.


    3. Text box scales or flips horizontal, as in all previous versions of AI.


    4. Error message reading: "Can't scale the objects. The requested transformation would make some objects too large."


    4 votes
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  5. Can't move paragraph indent markers back to 0 in tab panel

    Illustrator CC 2018
    Windows 10

    When I try to move the top or bottom indent markers back to zero, it snaps back to its original place.
    If I type 0 in the X: box, it doesn't work.
    If I set it to 1, cliclk in the X: box and press the down arrow on my keyboard, it doens't work.

    The only way to set it back is via the Paragraph panel.

    12 votes
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  6. Problem selecting Text Area background with direct selection

    Illustrator CC 2018
    Windows 10

    When I want to select the background of a Text Area with the direct selection tool (white arrow), I can only do so by clicking on the edge or half a pixel inside it, or it will select the text (unless there's free space under the text, which doesn't happen if you the block is automatically resized).

    I have checked on Mac, you can click anywhere inside the box where there is no text (eg the end of any line if text aligned is left) to select the background.

    2 votes
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  7. Clicking to the side of a (point) text doens't put cursor at the end of line

    Illustrator CC 2018
    Mac OS X El Capitan and Windows 10

    This used to work on CS6 (at least on Mac): with type tool selected, having clicked anywhere in the middle of a text (point, not area), if I wanted to go to the end of the line (eg to continue typing), I could click anywhere to the right of the text and the cursor would move to the end of the line.

    Now, if I do that, it deselects the text (sometimes creates a new point text.

    If I want to continue typing, I have to click exactly just…

    1 vote
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  8. Ultra-slow cycling through font names with arrows and focus in Font Family field

    When I try to cycle through font family list with focus set in Font Family field, it takes about 1-2 second for AI CC2018 to change both name and actual font for selected object (but it does it as ultra-fast when you drop down this field!) AI CC2017 does it a bit faster (0.5-1 second).

    7 votes
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  9. can´t use kerning between two characters

    Hi,

    I can´t use the "kerning between two letters" in the characters palette when working on my Imac with Cintiq plugged in. This part of the characters palette is set to "Auto". The pop up with "metrical" and "optical" is not showing up. I can kern between two characters manually but would like to set a whole word two optical. The bug disappears when I am plugging of my Cintiq and working with the mouse on my Imac. Horrible. Fix this.

    2 votes
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  10. zoom

    When snap to grid is on, it will only create new text. It won't select existing text for editing - probably because it isn't on the grid. This never used to happen before the latest update.

    3 votes
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  11. Using idropper to copy text settings cause the text and text box to disappear. Amazing! Great feature.

    Using idropper to copy text settings cause the text and text box to disappear. Amazing! Great feature.

    2 votes
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  12. most fonts not rendering

    I have to continually uninstall and reinstall 75% of my fonts! They show up in the panel, but do not render when selected. This is way beyond aggravating and is taking up hours of my time daily.
    These are fonts on my hard drive, not typekit or any other font service. using Windows 10 and Illustrator CC 2018 (happened intermittently with 2017, now it's everytime I open Illustrator or let it sit open for more than a few hours)

    2 votes
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    Closing the ticket since didn’t hear back from customer.

    Hi Jamie,
    If you are still facing this issue, Please get in touch with us at any of the other support channels – 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

  13. AI CC2018 doesn't show certain font styles, while CC2017 does

    I have ITC FrizQuadrata installed. This font family has 4 styles: normal, italic, bold and bold italic.

    AI CC2017 does show all four.
    CC2018 shows only one — 'ITC'.

    It doesn't show it when you type family name, it doesn't show other styles in drop-down style list.
    If I copy/paste text with needed font family style from 2017 to 2018, AI will show me two identical font names but two different preview near them (and again no italics).

    2 votes
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    Please get in touch with us at sharewithai@adobe.com
    Please create a sample file in CC 2017 with styles that you do not see in CC 2018. Create a package out of it so that we also get the font files for investigation and share the package with us. For sharing the package you can either upload to your creative cloud files or any other file sharing system like Dropbox, Wetransfer etc..

    Warm Regards,
    Ashutosh Chaturvedi | Sr. Quality Engineering Manager – Illustrator

  14. Type reverting & doing all sorts of weird things

    The new Illustrator's type feature behaves strangely. The font reverts to the 1 I chose previously when I do some things such as discard the Offset Path setting I've set for it it in the Appearance Panel.

    4 votes
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  15. Kerning Font Characters (Letters) Causes Curser to Jump Around

    While kerning letters in a statement, each time I press the up arrow to give more space or to press the down arrow to shrink space between letters, the curser jumps to the second line in some random spot. I have to move the curser back each time I press the up arrow and down arrow. This is defiantly a bug.

    1 vote
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  16. My text is being converted automatically to shapes

    I am working on a project (wordle project) and I have a layer where I put text; Every time I open the file after I had saved it, I find the new text converted to shapes :s. This is so frustrating.

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  17. Scaling type reverts to original size

    I'm trying to scale up live text and it keeps reverting to the original size. This happens both with and without the shift key.

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  18. editing type creates a new box of type

    When editing type clicking on other part of the sentence creates a new box of type instead of putting the cursor in the place I will like to edit.

    4 votes
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  19. hebrew punctuation

    hebrew punctuation problem.

    right now (finally, thank you) you can write in hebrew right-to-left.

    BUT the punctuation still comes out always in the wrong direction.

    I attach an example.

    Thank you in advance.

    5 votes
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  20. Text and Objects Randomly Rotating

    When I move text or an object, I will always notice they get slightly rotated. It's hard for the eye to see it sometimes, but the guide lines will show that things get slightly rotated sometimes for no reason.

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