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  1. 'Preview' instantly applies effect or operation

    If I go to any dialogue box that has a 'preview' option, the effect is applied as soon as the box is checked. If I then click 'cancel' the effect is still applied. Altering the parameters applies the new value to the previously applied value.

    For example, I draw and box and open the Scale options. With 'preview' selected, I change the value from 100% to 200% and then to 150%. The box is scaled to 350% in total.

    Also, the Recolour Artwork box will only allow me to change a colour once. Again, applying the change instantly even if…

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  2. Snap to grid doesn't work at artboard edge

    When moving objects / vertices, they snap to the artboard edge and move freely without aligning to the grid.

    Although this was supposedly fixed before, it is now broken again (version 23.1). Please see the following ticket for the issue:

    https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/601447-illustrator-bugs/suggestions/33058219-snap-to-grid-doesn-t-work-at-artboard-edges

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  3. Moving an artboard using the Artboard Tool moves non-overlapping paths and shapes in adjacent artboards

    Moving an artboard should only move paths and shapes within the artboard and paths and shapes overlapped from other artboards. If possible, overlapped paths and shapes should only move if a majority is in the selected artboard.

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  4. With GPU acceleration on, click on rule when an art-board is under this rule, the art-board becomes active.

    No problem if GPU is Off.


    1. Create a document with 2 art-boards,

    2. Show rules and switch to art-board rules (Display/Rules/),

    Click on a rule when an art-board is under this rule, the art-bord under the rule become the active art-board. This is not the expected behavior.
    On the other hand, the behavior is correct when GPU acceleration is off.

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  5. Illustrator CC thumbnail on preview mode not working properly with rectangle artboard

    Illustrator CC2019, thumbnail shows artboard just properly on square shape not the rectangle one

    Got a white line on the right side of the thumbnail (preview mode)

    I'm working on Windows 10 RAM 8.00 GB
    64 bit Operating System, x64-based processor
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2400 CPU

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  6. AN UNKNOWN ERROR HAS OCCURED

    WINDOWS 10, ENTERPRISE

    I WAS WORKING ON A FILE, AND HAVE BEEN SAVING FILE REGULARLY IN BETWEEN. BUT ON ONE ART BOARD WHEN AM PLACING AN OBJECT, I AM NOT ABLE TO SAVE THE FILE . ERROR POPS UP. I TRIED TO SNIP THE OBJECT AND PLACED IT AS IMAGE STILL ERROR IS POPPING.
    I TRIED LOCKING AND UNLOCKING LAYERS, NO USE.
    AND IF I REMOVE TAT FROM ART BOARD, I AM ABLE TO SAVE. WHAT SORT OF ERROR IS THAT, AM NOT UNDERSTANDING.
    THIS IS LIKE THE FILE HAS REACHED A LIMIT, IF WE ADD ONE MORE OBJECT OR…

    2 votes
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  7. Panels, windows not updating or displaying correctly

    Finding this bug a lot recently. Basically I will be working in a file and the tool panels won't display, you can right click and see the the pop ups but nothing appears. likewise if you have two or more documents open and switch between them, the screen stays the same. It says I'm on the new document but it doesn't change. the only way to fix it is to close and restart the program. I also get it with photoshop. both at work and home. I'm essentially running the same software/hardware at either site. 27" iMac 16gb - 32gb…

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  9. macOS Mojave-10.14.6 / Adobe Creative Cloud, Illustrator CC 2019

    Though item on art board is activated by selection tool it shows no indication of being hi lighted. There are no corner control buttons and no outlines on the perimeters of object. I see no reference to the situation in the menu.

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  10. Wrong starting format measures ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR IN CREATIVE CLOUD

    WRONG STARTING SIZES B FORMAT IN ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR

    B4 size is 250x353mm
    and
    B5 size is 176x250mm

    I was keep getting wrong printed formats because i was just pressing given model without carefully lookout.

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  11. multiple dxf conversions overwrite other dartboards

    On my iMac with OSX Mojave.

    If I import 2 dxf files for conversion and leave their tabs available, the next to be imported overwrites the second tab placing the image on top of what is already there and then proceeds to open the 3rd tab with a blank Artboard.

    In the attached screenshot, the overplayed image is with red lines, the original image on that tab is in black lines

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  12. Artboard sizes off by a pixel

    When I manually move an artboard around it doesn't land on an exact pixel position. When I export all artboards, the size is one pixel extra than my specified artboard size. When I go back to my file, I see the position (X or Y axis) has a decimal. Is there a way I can change my settings so the artboards are ALWAYS at an exact pixel position?

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  13. Documents only shows gray screen when opening.

    When opening a document in Illustrator on my iMac is only showing a gray screen. The tab bar has the file name but will not show the artwork in that tab. I can select all the art and copy from that tab and paste in a different tab and the artwork will show up there. Usually the only fix to get this to work is to quit Illustrator and restart it. This only works for a few documents and then it starts all over again. I just updated to the newest version yesterday 8/21/2019.

    4 votes
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  14. Rearrange All Artboards ignores locked layers

    When I use the command Rearrange All Artboards from the Artboards panel object on locked layers are not moved with the artboard.

    To test make a document with two artboards and two layers. Draw anything on Layer 1 for each artboard them copy it exactly to Layer 2, or just duplicate Layer 1. Hide or lock a layer then use Rearrange All Artboards to rearrange the dartboards. The objects on the locked or hidden layers do not move with the artboard.

    The two screenshots show before and after using Rearrange All Artboards with one layer locked.

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  15. Different size of postcard preset in the home about Japanese version

    Illustrator that is Japanese version has different size of postcard preset in the home.

    In the home screen, postcard preset written in "100 X 148mm" but that preset becomes other sizes (197.56 X 101.6 mm).

    I want to fix it.

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  16. Move objects always moves downwards in y direction, behaves fine in x

    Selecting an object and hitting ENTER brings up the 'Move' dialog and, for a while now, negative values moved things up and positive values moved things down the y axis. Fair enough, we all got used to it. As of today, things behave differently and everything is always moved up, unless I adjust the angle in the two entry fields below. Please see attached GIF.

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  17. Duplicated artboards containing Export Assets link to the new artwork not the original

    As the title says, Assets in the Export panel move from the original artboard and become linked to the new artwork on the duplicated artboards. Subsequently when you remove any artwork from the new artboard, you inadvertantly remove the asset from the Export panel.

    Methodology:
    Duplicate an artboard (which contains an asset in the export assets panel) via the Alt-drag method. Ensure the move/copy artwork option is enabled. Delete the new copy of the artwork/asset on the new artboard, and the asset is removed from the export panel.

    Expected behaviour:
    Any link to/connection to export assets should be retained by…

    2 votes
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  18. Most recent changes not showing when opening up the PDF file in updated CC

    I have the most updated Adobe Illustrator. When someone is using an older version of CC and I open up the saved PDF file in my updated version, it doesn't show the changes that were made to the PDF file by the someone that has the older version of CC.

    I even had them try adjusting the settings in the PDF such as, "smallest file size", "optimize for web", "Illustrator Default", etc..but no luck.

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  19. Illustrator Recovery-Mode has Turned all my Images Black

    I was in the process of saving my original Illustrator file and it froze then crashed, I re-opened the software and it recovered the document but all my images have turned black.

    And it's not a links problem, most images are embedded and I have a separate links folder containing the remaining linked images, as you can see there are no missing links.

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  20. another file size issue

    In addition to the JPEG issue, there is the problem that vector files are often almost 10x the size as exactly the same file in CS6.

    I reported this over a year ago.

    Sloppy coding?

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