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  1. Adobe Illustrator CC 2019 is not able to generate PDF-compatible files No matter what I do (re-save as a AI, EPS, PDF, check/uncheck 'creat

    Adobe Illustrator CC 2019 is not able to generate PDF-compatible files

    No matter what I do (re-save as a AI, EPS, PDF, check/uncheck 'create PDF compatible file', etc...), if I save as a PDF, the PDF will show up saying "This is an Adobe Illustrator File that was saved without PDF content" etc... Is this a version 2019 bug???

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  2. Illustrator crashes on Macbook Air Mojave

    Illustrator crashes frequently - generally after 20 minutes of use. Most frequently when I'm using pen tool do draw qith bezier curves. First the background desktop goes black, then menu items dissappear, then it freezes and goes entirely black. 2015 Macbook Air on Mojave -

    2 votes
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  3. Issues with saving

    2020 update often gives error while saving. It says the file cannot be saved. It then deletes the current file I'm working on, opens up a new window and I have to click save - as if I pressed "Save As..."

    It happens quite often when I press "Cmd + S" to just save my artwork.

    9 votes
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  4. Performance on MacOS

    Currently MacOS version still slow, zooming slow , it's memory hog. it need to use Apple Metal GPU API. Illustrator is heavy. They need to improve the performance. Listen to the users.

    like MacBook Air it runs slow and laggy.

    2 votes
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  5. Illustrator CC keeps crashing or freezing

    Illustrator CC keeps crashing and or freezing, this is happening more often. It is a struggle. Is anyone else having the same issue??

    6 votes
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  6. Space bar - hand tool and zoom function doesn't work

    Space bar - hand tool and zoom function doesn't work on illustrator 2020 and photoshop 2020. This is really annoying. Help!!

    5 votes
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  7. Mouse is not moving objects after the latest CC update!

    After updating latest CC Illustrator update my mouse no longer can drag objects i can only use the arrow keys to do this. It was working fine yesterday. Work fine in any other programme such PS, Ms PPT.

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  8. Gradient tool Illustrator 24 high sierra

    The Gradient tool does not work well in Illustrator 24.0.3 using high sierra 10.13.3.
    When changing anything with the annotator (color stops, angle, etc) illustartor will hang for several seconds, and nothing can be selected, so I have to wait for it to resume. Often times the gradient panel will blink continuously during this time, it's weird. It's like it's having a spasm. Everything with the gradient works fine in 22.1, so I've been using the older program when i have to use a lot of gradients. This is annoying though, to constantly switch between programs. Why would you, yet…

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  9. 2019 Mac Pro with AMD Pro VEGA II Duo Graphics

    This has been something I've brought up a couple times to Adobe and they know it's a problem but it seems like the resolution of this has been slow going.

    These newer Mac Pro graphics cards don't seem to be supported with the newest version of Adobe Illustrator.

    It's a problem because Adobe Illustrator runs extremely slow when it says that there isn't a compatible GPU. Can anything be done to add these graphics cards to the "approved" list?

    MacOS Catalina 10.15.5
    2019 Mac Pro - MacPro7,1
    28-Core Intel Xeon W
    768 GB RAM
    2X AMD Radeon Pro Vega II…

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  10. Illustrator and InDesign crashing multiple times a day

    I have a weird crash — many but not all times I step away from my Mac (2020 MacBook Pro 16" running Catalina; 64GB RAM, AMD Radeon Pro 5500M 8 GB; Intel UHD Graphics 630 1536 MB), Illustrator goes down (and often, InDesign as well). I'll come back and wake up the machine and am greeted with system crash messages. The crash message seems to be related to Dispatch queue. Is it possible this is tied to sleep functionality, or perhaps a GPU issue? Would love to resolve this.

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  11. Measuring/positioning elements improperly includes shadow/effects

    It used to be that when you selected an object/element with a drop-shadow (or other effect), the measurements did NOT include the drop-shadow. HOWEVER, now they do and it's causing me lose-my-mind!!! To measure and or position ANYTHING correctly, you have to first turn-off the shadow (in the Appearance panel) then position/measure and THEN turn-on the drop-shadow!!! Seriously, this is an enormous time-waster. PLEASE, allow us to turn off the function where everything is measured-and-positioned by it's drop-shadow. PLEASE

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  12. Creating Halftones Quality Has Decreased

    I am beyond frustrated with what used to be a smooth, simple rendering process for creating halftones. I do what most do: create the shape with a black to white gradient > create setting under Color Halftone > Expand Appearance > Image Trace > Expand Appearance (again). Boom, done.

    Howevre, please refer to my image below. From left to right, this is what is happening now with the current software. First on the left is the gradient shape. Next is the effect if you apply the color halftone. So far no issues. But as soon as you apply Image Trace,…

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  13. Still not able to paste (CMD + V) text when creating a new folder in Save as dialog box in Ai 2020

    In the latest update the copy and paste option is fixed when trying to do it in the save as dialog box. But if I try to create a new folder with the save as dialog box open I still cannot cmd+v to paste text into the field.

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  14. Zooming Delay

    After updating I'm getting a delay when I zoom in or out, it doesn't react until I perform another action like panning.

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  15. Illustrator (version 24.1.2) crashes every time I use the crop tool.

    I have been using the crop tool without an issue over the last year and a half, right up until yesterday. Today my illustrator refuses to work the second i click on the crop tool, and instantly crashes. I tried reinstalling it, but it hasn't improved.

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  16. Not enough memory (RAM), cant apply 3D effect

    hello. every time i open a particular illustrator file, it says i dont have enough memory (RAM), and it doesn't respond when i try to apply 3D effect. please advise.

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  17. Cannot view New Files


    • Using MacOSX 10.15.5 (19F101), Newest version of Illustrator CC

    • Open existing file file, create new file

    • EXPECTED: A new file gets created and I can see the artboard and work within the file

    • ACTUAL: A new tab opens with "Untitled" but cannot toggle to the new tab, and when attempting to break the new document out of tabs and input any objects (text, shapes, lines, or paste) into the "New" document, it creates/pastes into the first document opened, not the New one I created. Cannot manipulate any "New" document in any capacity with Illustrator, Photoshop, or Indesign (only ones I've…
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  18. program freezes on layer reorganizing and moving shapes 24.1.3

    MacBook Pro OS Catalina 10.15.4
    2.3 GHz 8-Core Intel Core i9
    16 GB 2400 MHz DDR4
    Radeon Pro 560X 4 GB
    Intel UHD Graphics 630 1536 MB

    Using a Wacom Intuos M running drivers v. 6.3.39-1

    Illustrator 24.1.3

    When using computer's trackpad or drawing tablet I have encountered problems that render the program unresponsive.

    As I re-order layers in the layers panel and I when move simple shapes or groups of shapes across the artboard, the action is not performed. When hovering the cursor anywhere in the interface I see a circle with a strike through it, program is essentially…

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  19. Constant Random Crashing

    Adobe Illustrator CC 2020; A coworker and I are coming across the same issue where our Illustrator is consistently crashing almost every hour or so throughout the day, seemingly at random. It will happen when trying to select/move an object, when trying to save, when clicking on another window, when clicking on a dropdown, and even when the machine is just sitting here doing nothing on my lunch breaks, it's not a question of if it will crash, it's when.

    Sitting behind us is another co-worker who has yet to have this issue happen on his machine, we're all on…

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  20. Spacebar isn't working as a shortcut hand tool.

    This feature was working yesterday on my AdobeCloud Illustrator app. I got a notification that there were updates on the Cloud but it wasn't for Illustrator. When I went into the program today, I am now unable to use the spacebar as a temporary Hand tool. I didn't change anything in my preferences. Nothing was different than how I use the program since yesterday. Not sure how to fix this.

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