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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. Could not read file because the plug in did not understand this file

    Not sure what is happening. I was able to open files before but now I receive a message

    15 votes
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    Document recovery is now built inside Illustrator to recover incomplete/corrupt documents. Illustrator first tries to fix and open the native Illustrator document, if that fails then the PDF part of the document is recovered if it is available. Illustrator shows message to the user if any of the above attempts fails to recover the document.

  2. Not Responding

    My Illustrator is slow and with-in a few minutes after opening says not responding. What do I need to do to fix this problem? I need it for school work

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    1 comment  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    I am closing the ticket due to lack of response.
    Please get in touch with us at sharewithai@adobe.com or 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.

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

  3. Offset pen tool

    When I try to draw with the pen tool the point is a couple points offset from where I click with the cursor. I have the latest version of Illustrator on my MacBook Pro and it just started doing this while I was in the middle of a project. I've tried restarting Illustrator but that didn't fix anything.

    4 votes
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  4. Selection tool, bounding box

    Square did not fill with the fill color I selected. The objects are all pixelated and not clear. Bounding boxes keep disappearing. Objects moving back to previous positions.

    3 votes
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  5. Text spacing

    There is some kind of problem with the text spacing feature. It has been causing issues such as duplication of previous text, deleting text from another part of the page, causing all text to be spaced incorrectly and more.

    4 votes
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  6. Transform Tool

    Entering a number in X then hitting tab to Y and typing in the number is jogging to another number and not applying the number I typed. I have to wait a couple seconds then type in the number for Y. This worked fine two versions ago.

    10 votes
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  7. Units in AI 2018 not functioning properly

    The new update to Illustrator, 2018, seems to be having issues with files made in previous versions of Illustrator, as of 10/19/17. I'm having trouble setting the Units. When I try to set my rulers to inches, they seem to remain at points - even the properties pallet.

    Although, I just reinstalled 2017 (on 10/20/17) because of these bugs and when I launched the AI app from the CC app, it launched the 2018 version (since I had not yet uninstalled it). When I checked again, this issue seems to have been resolved since yesterday. I kept double checking and…

    7 votes
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    8 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    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 23.0.3
    Please refer to our knowledge base FAQ – illustrator.uservoice.com/knowledgebase/art.. if you face difficulty in update.
    Or get in touch with us at any of the other support channels – helpx.adobe.com/support.html

  8. BUG - Illustrator won't open files

    Illustrator won't open files this is no good. On Illustrator vision 22.1 Mac book pro 2015

    2 votes
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  9. Slow doing anything.

    When I open the program, everything is going and moving fast, after awhile it gets really slow!
    I understand that it maybe after awhile the cache gets full and the program gets to operate slower but this is not the case here.
    With previous versions I didn't have to close and open the program in order for it to speed up. I would go for weeks not needing to close it. Right now in just couple of hours the program works from fast to being slow for no reason.

    4 votes
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  10. Illustrator version 22.1 keeps crashing my computer.

    Illustrator 22.1 (64 bit)
    Windows 7

    Illustrator keeps glitching when used. Program will experience extreme lagging as well as leave ghost tracers as objects are dragged across the screen. Has crashed this pc twice.

    Virtually unusable as it is currently running.

    Problem does not happen with either Photoshop or InDesign on this pc.

    2 votes
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  11. Laggy Performance with Rulers turned on

    Enabling rulers degrades AI performance, especially with regards to Smart Guides and object mouseover highlighting.

    The effect is the same whether GPU preview or CPU preview is used.

    Attached is a sample file with a few hundred rectangles.

    With Rulers off, mousing over the objects results in immediate highlighting of every object, and immediate Smart Guide anchor/path annotations.

    With Rulers on, mousing over results in missing highlights - AI can't keep up and only displays highlights and annotations intermittently.

    9 votes
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  12. jittery mouse in illustrator glitch when photoshop is also open

    When photoshop is not the active application, but is open in the background, tell it to sleep )or whatever the correct jargon is), so that the selection tool or direct selection tool is not annoyingly jumpy/jittery in illustrator.

    Mac OS 10.13.3 AI 22.1 PS 19.1.2

    1 vote
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  13. Illustrator CC (2018) will run out of memory and/or crash

    Will sip every mb of your memory and won't let me zoom in after that, changes to CPU preview and will tell that there's no memory left and crash.
    Happened to me several times in one day alone and with only 2 files open (light vector only). I have a 24Gb RAM workstation and it swallows 20GB in 1/2 hour.

    4 votes
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  14. Shortcut cmd + ; = Hide Guides

    cmd + ; = Hide Guides

    Instead of hiding guides, I get Preference window with Units. Is it because of the Danish keyboard? (I don't know how it works) How do I fix this?

    2 votes
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  15. crashing

    So, I updated to the latest version of illustrator about two weeks ago. Then I realised it crashed every 30 minutes or so, every single time i used it. I'm not doing anything particularly heavy, it just crashes randomly. and I often lose the work i've done as the auto save doesnt seem to catch the last few things I've been doing. So, I decided to uninstall and go back to the 2017 version. Which then lead to my documents having their own issues. all saving as transparent, or with weird lines going through them. Here I am again with…

    10 votes
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  16. Battery impact when Illustrator simply open in background

    Simply leaving Illustrator 22.0.1 open in the background, even while not actively using it, causes my MacBook Pro (MacOS High Sierra, 10.13.4) to run hot and drains the battery quickly, about 1% per minute. This limits my ability to use Illustrator without having my computer plugged in. This is easily demonstrated/replicated by having no other applications open. There should be zero CPU usage when Illustrator is simply open in the background and not in use.

    2 votes
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  17. Adobe Illustrator CC impossibly slow on iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2017)

    We are running Mac OSX 10.12.6 on new iMac.

    Is it too much to ask for enhanced performance for a robust iMac retina with 40gb of ram? What with the $600+ annual subscription fee and all... c'mon... Adobe Illustrator CC is lethargic. Just don't get it... where are the updates to enhance performance and improve compatibility with newer macs. This is a vector-based program.

    If anybody can offer assistance, thanks!

    2 votes
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    Declined  ·  Ashutosh Chaturvedi responded

    Request you to please add specific bugs. We could not find anything actionable on the report hence closing it.
    You may also contact Adobe support with your problem so that we can track your issue better.

  18. Screen flashes with large slice in screen

    I am using Adobe Illustrator CC version 22.1. I open a new document, and no matter what the content, the screen flashes in and out and then a large triangle shaped slice appears in the screen. I cannot use Illustrator at this point. This program costs way too much money for this. Please see attached.

    2 votes
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  19. Cannot turn on GPU performance, NVIDIA card

    Cannot turn on GPU performance on Nvidia card
    My card: Nvidia gt 610m, before illustrator can turn on GPU performance but now I can't. I had to try reinstall app and driver Nvidia, update windows but nothing.
    Please fix it, thanks

    2 votes
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  20. Slow new start screen

    New start screen is slow and has difficulty connecting to the cloud. I have all the latest updates of the entire CC.

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