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Illustrator (Desktop) Bugs

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  1. Details of your operating system and version of Adobe Illustrator (desktop)
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  1. Memory Leak

    Even with nothing open, the memory used for Illustrator keeps climbing exponentially until I get a dialog box up from the operating system telling me that my system is out of memory and to force quit software. It will say Illustrator is using 300 GB of RAM (even though I only have 40GB)

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  2. ILLUSTRATOR IS BROKEN GARBAGE

    First of all this bug reporting website is horendious, and I expect nothing less from Adobe who make products that should put them out of business.
    Right now in Illustrator 2019 I cannot change the size of a font without stroke appearing on the text, if I turn the stroke off, the font shrinks in size again, now I'm here wasting my precious time typing out the stupidest problem imaginable. Another thing, I have absolutely no idea why when i click the type tool to the artboard there is text that appears automatically... is the paradigm of a blinking cursor…

    1 vote

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  3. Illustrator underperforming on Mojave

    Since updating to Mojave, Illustrator is sluggish at best. Moving a page activates the spinning wheel every time before moving the page. Almost unusable for work.

    I am using the latest version of CC suite, Illustrator and Mojave.
    Running a mac pro - 3.5 GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon E5
    with AMD FirePro D500 3072 MB
    Illustrator system info attached.

    2 votes

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  4. No Adobe CC App is working properly since the update of Mac OS to Mojave and the update to 2019 Adobe CC has only made matter worst

    What are we to do this is very frustrating that Adobe CC is not working properly. Have been trying to use it for 2 days. Even spent the entire evening online and on the phone with support. I gave 1 rep remote access to my Mac twice and he deleted several items and uninstalled the CC and reinstalled only to have it doing the same thing. Then had to call about Adobe Spark moments later because I was getting a 400 Bad Request. I am convinced something is wrong with Adobe and we are expected to deal with it.

    3 votes

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  6. The operation cannot be completed because of an unknown error [PARM]

    iMac OS Mojave 10.14.1
    Adobe Illustraor CC 23.0.1

    Constantly getting this error message:
    The operation cannot be completed because of an unknown error [PARM]

    Click 'OK' and get error message:
    An error occurred while processing the appearance of an object

    Occurs randomly when drawing shapes using pen or shape tool, with or without fills. Last occurrence was when using knife tool to intersect a shape.

    If I click 'OK' error re-occurs immediately.

    Happy to have any ideas?

    5 votes

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  7. Generating pixels loop

    Back installed to 22.1 because 23 sucks so much and I now run into this endless cycling of generating pixels.

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  8. Overall dissatisfaction with Illustrator

    The frequency of issues is just staggering. Files freeze on open, freeze on save, struggle with server connections, never seem to remember any recent files, or you just seem to get a beach ball for minutes on end with no clue if you need to restart or if you should just wait it out. I use illustrator more than any program and it sometimes ends up being my biggest hindrance.

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  9. Keyboard shortcut for Offset path changes automatically

    I use offset path a lot in my work, so I have set a keyboard shortcut for it. cmd+shft+Å. This has worked always, until now.

    Now I cant even see the Obejct - Path - Offset path in keyboard shortcut setting panel. Still I see that this function has a shortcut, but not the one I have set. See pictures.

    Now I noticed, that system changes the keyboard setting that i've made to Effect - Path - Offset path.

    Is thee a way around, or is this something that I'll need to wait to be fixed?

    2 votes

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  10. Command-s save reverts back a few steps

    Sometimes saving the document (command-s) causes it to revert a few steps back. WHAT? What is going on with all this weirdness!

    2 votes

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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

  11. Undo in illustrator behaving funny. Please address it.

    Undo function in Illustrator 23.0.2 (64-bit) is behaving funny. It is doing one simple undo of a transformation after 2-3 steps. Sometimes the undo totally gets disabled resulting frustration! Please address. This message is sent from the corporate license of Abobe CC of Danfoss (drives section) Global Team.

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  12. illustrator crashes when using surface pen to draw

    as soon as i use Illustrator to draw using my surface pen on my surface 4 pro illustrator crashes. it did this to me in the trail of cc 2018 however i assumed it was because of the trail version. i subscribed to cc 2018 a few days ago to draw and i haven't been able to draw with my tablet. mouse seems to work but as soon as i use a brush with my surface pen it crashes and will not allow me to generate a crash report as it stays gray forcing me to restart my computer.

    25 votes

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    Raghuveer Singh [10:04 AM]
    Hello,

    Please accept my sincere apology for the inconvenience and disappointment the issue has caused. We do test our products thoroughly including running it through multiple beta testers and we really regret that this issue slipped past our quality checks.
    We have a fix and is available in the pre-release build. Please visit https://adobe.ly/1o2SDsg and get the latest build for version 23.0.5 (Build 2). While the build is prerelease this build is still of production quality. Please feel free to use/recommend it for your day to day activity.
    We would appreciate if you can give us the feedback on the correctness of the fix by pressing the Thumbs up button on the UserVoice page.

    Regards,
    Raghuveer Singh | Sr. Software Product Quality Specialist | Illustrator Team
    Creativity is all around you.

  13. Scrolling is not smooth anymore

    The scrolling in illustrator is not smooth or fast anymore. I have to swipe way too many times to move a bit around the artboard. Very frustrating. What gives?

    I have just updated my OS and Illustrator. (Mohave, Illustrator 2019).

    3 votes

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  14. Scaling with the Selection Tool

    I can't seem to use the black arrow tool to scale objects anymore?? Anyone else having the same issue? I've checked a number of different forum boards, but no one seems to be having the same issue. Any help?

    2 votes

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  15. MBP 2018 - GPU render, performance extremely slow

    macOS Mojave 10.14.2, Illustrator 23.0.1

    Performance on MBP 2018 (32GB) is extremely low, even on simple compositions. Working with graphic with active effect 'Drop Shadow' is almost impossible. I have feeling like working od PC from 2008. In outline mode works much better.

    On PC (i7 8700, gtx 1060) the same composition works like a charm.

    2 votes

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  16. Illustrator doesn't open

    I simply can't open Illustrator anymore. The screenshot below shows how Illustrator appears when it's open. I can only see the top bar, none of the actual interface. I'm working on MacOS Mojave Version 10c.14.1 Illustrator version 23.01

    I even tried uninstalling and installing it again but nothing changed.

    Thank you
    Corina

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  17. Lags horribly...I cannot do anything because of this. This was before and after update. This happens with Adobe PDF too.

    Lags horribly...I cannot do anything because of this. This was before and after update. This happens with Adobe DC and InDesign I too. I haven't tried other CC apps but Pages (not an Adobe app) works fine and so does the internet. I removed Windows Bootcamp from my Mac thinking that it was a space issue. At this rate I am unable to get any work done. Very frustrating

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  18. Very slow working when raster imiges are placed.

    Why Illustrator can't be as fast as Indesign with images placed or linked?

    1 vote

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  19. Saving a PDF compatible causes slow saving

    I have a top end workstation so the spec isn't an issue. When saving an AI file, checking PDF compatible slows the save and subsequent saves significantly. Un-checking it results in normal performance. This was not an issue prior to the latest release.

    17 votes

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  20. Not enough memory to place the file + can't export files Illustrator

    Hi,

    Hope all is good.

    When trying to add any file over approx 50kb to an Illustrator project (to an empty one or one with existing layers), if that's a png, jpg or psd, error message comes out ''not enough memory to place the file'', or nothing happens at all.

    At the same time, when I try to export a finished project (of any size), these methods don't work:

    'Export As' PNG = the operation cannot be completed because of an unknown error. [!now]
    'Save for web (legacy)' = can't even open the option panel, error message comes up straight…

    7 votes

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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.

    As Andy commented that the memory issue was resolved after updating to 23.0.3, please try that.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Raghuveer Singh

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