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  1. SVG arc path without whitespace standard syntax broken

    When an arc is described using a missing whitespace, which is perfectly valid SVG syntax, it will not be rendered correctly in Illustrator. This was discovered with SVG files compressed by SVGO 1.3+ and later which has the arc path optimisation by default.

    This syntax should work as it is a standard part of the SVG specification and is rendered correctly by all major web browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, Safari.

    In the attached example an arc is written as:

    a.65.65 0 011.109-.459

    The string 011.109 contains 3 values:

    0
    1 (a boolean is required here, it cannot be 11.109) …

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  2. Artboard renaming reset

    When renaming an artboard that was just created, whether from scratch or as a copy of an existing one, it appears renamed in the "Artboards" panel but not on the actual artboard's label on the workplace (visible when the Artboard tool is selected).

    When switching the "Artboards" panel off (for example by switching it to the "Layers" panel), and then opening it back, we can then see the old artboard's name and rename it again. Then only it will work.

    This issue happens randomly and not necessarily on every artboard created.

    I noticed a similar issue was reported and closed,…

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  3. Duplicating an Artboard with art on it and then Undoing it, causes crash

    if you drag and artboard with art on it while holding option to duplicate, it duplicates fine, but if you Undo, the duplicated artboard remains and you can't delete. sometimes if you try and select the artboard illustrator will crash. the only way to update is to reopen the affected file.

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    Hi Fernando,

    Thanks for reporting the issue . Since we are not able to reproduce the issue in house , Kindly provide the following information to nail down the issue further :
    Kindly provide the machine details and the illustrator version with which the issue is happening .
    Kindly provide the test file and test steps to help us reproducing the issue .

    It would be very helpful if you can provide the video recording to reproduce the steps .
    Kindly share the above details ShareWithAI@adobe.com in a Zip file . Please mention the title of this issue as the subject of mail .

    Regards,
    Pooja Garg
    Illustrator Team

  4. Artboard > Fit to Artwork Bounds with clipping mask and raster effects

    Resizing an artboard with Artboard Options -> Preset -> Fit to Artwork Bounds doesn't honor clipping masks or raster effects. The new artboard size includes artwork hidden by clipping mask, and excludes raster effects such as drop shadows.

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  6. '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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  7. 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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  8. 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…

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  9. 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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  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. 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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  12. 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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  13. Cambria text & large text cursor

    Looks like this was happening in 2017 as well... when using Cambria font, the cursor is 2 or 3 times as large as it should be when editing text. Makes highlighting & editing multiple rows almost impossible. I'd attach a file but others have shown the same thing already and it's simply a text box with Cambria text and a huge cursor. Text size is 11, height set at 13. In the same document but a text box using BonvenoCF, the cursor is the right height.
    Macbook Pro Mojave 10.14.5
    Adobe Illustrator CC 23.0.4

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  14. Cannot double click to open an AI document, or open a smart object from Photoshop

    If Illustrator is closed, I can double-click on a file name, or a smart object in photoshop, and the file will open in Illustrator. If Illustrator is open this is not possible. My workaround has been to open the file from within Illustrator (tedious, but doable). However, there is no workaround to open a photoshop smart object. So I literally have to close Illustrator each and every time I want to open and edit a smart object. At first I thought this had to do with having objects on the clipboard, but even after clearing the clipboard this is still…

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  15. the ability to export multiple art boards as emf

    the ability to export multiple art boards as emf...

    also with emf export it has to be scaled up 1000 times to look good...

    it would be great to automate that in the export process

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  16. Fit on screen glitch

    When I click fit on screen in the screen size (I don't know the actual name of the option thing) option it fits to the screen THEN will move to where the mouse is clicked next, just like the zoom tool. This is decreasing efficiency of the app for me.

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  17. paste in front does not always land on correct artboard

    Paste in front (command F) does not always land the clipboard contents onto the correct art board. It does most of time, but not all the time!

    In this screen shot, I have the black background selected on the right, but paste in front pastes it on the left artboard that has no focus or selection.

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  18. New Update 23.0.3 Causes Failure to Preview and Art Boards Save Erroneously in PDF

    New Update 23.0.3 Causes Failure to Preview and Art Boards Save Erroneously in PDF- when saving out files they will error. The saved file will display and print a black gradient space in lieu of the art board and (seemingly random) graphics will be omitted. This is replicated when saving as a new AI or PDF or Printed from the saved file. The original AI file shows it prints normally but the print out is also erroneous.

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  19. pasted guides are checked against the drawing area

    While pasting artwork (CMD-V) which is copied from another Illustrator document and includes guides, I often get the warning seen in the screenshot.

    This happens only because of the guide.
    After pasting in place (CMD-F) I can move the artwork around w/o the guides being checked against the drawing area.

    Imo the guides shouldn't be checked against the drawing area while pasting.

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  20. Files showing up as blank screens

    macOS High Sierra, then Mojave 10.14.3
    iMac 2017
    Processor 3.4 GHz Intel Core i5
    Memory 24 GB 2400 MHz DDR4
    Graphics Radeon Pro 570 4096 MB

    Our art department team was running High Sierra when the below issue first started happening (when we first updated to Illustrator 2019, so we updated our OS to Mojave. The problem persists. When we go back to the 2018 version, the problem resolves.

    We tried a clean reinstall. We used the uninstallers, deleted all preferences, restarted our systems, ran CC Cleaner and reinstalled Creative Cloud, but it didn’t resolve it. We also made sure…

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