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  1. 64 votes
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    117 comments  ·  File Save, Import and Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi,

    Thanks for reporting the issue .
    We have fixed the bug which was orignally reported but it seems some users are still facing the issue.

    We are not able to reproduce this issue in house now ,Kindly provide following info to nail down this issue:

    1)Kindly provide some video , Test file(Via File→Package) & some steps with which you are facing issue and share with us at ShareWithAI@adobe.com .

    2)Please try the below mentioned workaround and let us know if that helps:

    If you do not use custom Adobe PDF presets/joboptions or not heard of it then follow the below steps
    1. Navigate to user presets folder
    Win: appdata\Adobe\Adobe PDF\Settings
    Mac: ~/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Adobe PDF/Settings
    2. Rename the folder to “Settings old” and create a new empty folder “Settings” in the same place
    3. Launch Illustrator and check if you can save the document

    If you use custom…

  2. Save now takes longer in updated 2020 version

    When I save, even a blank document, it takes Illustrator a lot longer than the previous version to save.

    59 votes
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    69 comments  ·  File Save, Import and Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi All,

    We hope this season ends on a joyful note and continues into a safe and prosperous New Year for you and your family.
    Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 2020.

    We have tried to address this issue in our beta build of 24.0.2.
    Please visit adobe.ly/1o2SDsg and get the latest build for version 24.0.2 (Build 1).

    Please do let us know if this issue is resolved for you or not.

    With Best Regards,
    Illustrator Team

  3. Can't save files in Catalina

    With the new OS Catalina, Illustrator no longer can save, save as or export any file. This is a critical issue. Not sure how it would be missed in testing. is it a known issue and being worked on?

    68 votes
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    86 comments  ·  File Save, Import and Export  ·  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 24.0.0

    For the issue where you are encountering “An unknown error has occurred” while saving the document then please go to the following link to track the status of this issue:
    https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/601447-illustrator-bugs/suggestions/38961718-v-24-generic-error-while-saving-files-disappear

    Warm Regards,
    Illustrator Team

  4. Please remove the "The document [name] is currently getting saved. It will be closed after the save is complete." dialog

    Or at least make that optional. It's a common practice to Command-S, Command-W, and now it's an extra step to hit "ok". If you don't click okay (or press enter), it just hangs there, not doing anything until you get rid of the dialog.

    Either make the dialog optional, or handle it like InDesign, where the dialog disappears when the file is saved and then the window closes.

    SO annoying with 2020 AI

    49 votes
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    44 comments  ·  File Save, Import and Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi Everyone,

    Thanks for the feedback. Want to give an update that we have removed the dialog, and the new experience is available in our latest release build – 24.1.1 for Win and 24.1 for Mac which is available worldwide now, in case you want to give it a try. Now, there will be no blocking message, we will show a “soft message” which will auto-dismiss .

    You can update to the latest release using Creative Cloud desktop App: https://helpx.adobe.com/in/creative-cloud/help/creative-cloud-updates.html

    Thank you for all the feedback. Keep it coming!

    Ankit Goyal
    Illustrator Team

  5. cmd+shift+n doesn't create new folder in Finder-Save-Dialouge anymore after last update

    When you save a file (save as, save, save copy, ...) you can not create a new folder via cmd+shift+n anymore after the latest 24.0.1 "bug fix update" which I received today.

    Please fix this again!

    (Mac OS 10.13.6 / Illustrator 24.0.1

    39 votes
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    32 comments  ·  File Save, Import and Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    I am happy to share that we have fixed this bug in our latest release – 24.1.1 for Win and 24.1 for Mac which is available worldwide now.

    Going forward, our goal is to fix as many top User-Voice bugs as possible and as frequently as possible. Given the nature of the fixes, some of the bugs will take a longer time to fix, but we are on it.

    You can update to the latest release using Creative Cloud desktop App: https://helpx.adobe.com/in/creative-cloud/help/creative-cloud-updates.html

    Thank you for all the feedback. Keep it coming!

  6. This file has been modified outside illustrator

    After updating to Illustrator 24.0, sometimes when saving a file, I get a popup that says 'this file has been modified outside illustrator. do you want to continue?'

    30 votes
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    47 comments  ·  File Save, Import and Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi All,

    We hope this season ends on a joyful note and continues into a safe and prosperous New Year for you and your family.
    Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 2020.

    We have tried to address this issue in our beta build of 24.0.2.
    Please visit adobe.ly/1o2SDsg and get the latest build for version 24.0.2 (Build 1).

    Please do let us know if this issue is resolved for you or not.

    With Best Regards,
    Illustrator Team

  7. Illustrator Known Issue - Adobe Illustrator crash when run running around 30 minutes on multiple document.

    Hello Adobe Team,
    There is known issue on Page 13 of the below link

    https://www.adobe.com/content/dam/acom/en/devnet/illustrator/pdf/AIScriptGd2017.pdf

    In our process we work around 2000 to 2500 documents in one go. Could you guys address this issue as soon as possible.

    29 votes
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  8. Background Save works but it thinks it's not working!

    Illustrator 2020 v24.0, MacOS Mojave 10.14.6


    1. As I'm working on a .AI file, I periodically save, expecting the saving to complete in the background.


    2. The save completes - I can tell that by looking at the file using QuickLook in the Finder, but...


    Expected Result: I expect the asterisk to go away, and I expect to have no dialog when I click close.

    Actual Result: The "I'm not a saved document" asterisk is still in the title bar, and if I click the close button, I get a "your document won't be saved" dialog.

    I'm uploading a screenshot.

    18 votes
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    10 comments  ·  File Save, Import and Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We are unable to reproduce this issue in house. We need your help in getting this issue reproducible.

    Kindly provide some video and Test file(Via File→Package) with some steps with which you are facing issue and share with us in a zip file. Please let us know if you have been using any 3rd Party plugin while facing this problem.

    Since this is not a generic issue that we can reproduce at our end, we might need someone to look into your machine to figure out what is going on here.

    If yes, then please do let us know (sharewithai@adobe.com) about your available time so that I can schedule a remote screen sharing session accordingly.
    Our time zone is IST (+5:30 GMT).We are available between 8.00 am to 8.00 pm IST.

    Thanks and Regards,
    -Juhi Varshney
    Illustrator Team

  9. PDF Export/Save .joboptions not appearing; cannot use PDF/X-4:2010 Standard joboptions

    Adobe PDF Export presets (.joboptions) that work in ID, PS do not appear as options in Save As > PDF in AI.

    Edit > Adobe PDF Presets... show they are installed. Attempting to Install them manually returns an error: "The preset '[XX.joboptions]' is not recognized as a valid .joboptions file." They cannot be Edited nor Exported from this dialog. (Even though they can be Edited and reimported in other apps.)

    Affected presets use PDF/X-4:2010 Standard.

    Illustrator requires PDF Export presets specifying Standard PDF/X-4:2007 or lower/None.

    Creating new presets within Illustrator and selecting "Standard: PDF/X-4:2010" in the dialog actually creates .joboptions…

    14 votes
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    1 comment  ·  File Save, Import and Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    I am happy to share that we have fixed this bug in our latest release – 24.1.2 which is available worldwide now.

    Going forward, our goal is to fix as many top User-Voice bugs as possible and as frequently as possible. Given the nature of the fixes, some of the bugs will take a longer time to fix, but we are on it.

    You can update to the latest release using Creative Cloud desktop App: https://helpx.adobe.com/in/creative-cloud/help/creative-cloud-updates.html

    Thank you for all the feedback. Keep it coming!

  10. PNG export always clips to to artboard (not item)

    AI 24.1.1
    Windows 10 1909

    Scripts we've always used to export PNGs for use in other projects don't work in AI 2020. They still work fine in "Legacy CC" versions (eg 2018 22.1).

    When we run the script, all the PNGs come out clipped to the artboard rather than to the item bounds.

    There seem to be a lot of bugs with exporting in this release - we don't know if its related to a general issue, or specifically has to do with scripting. Do we need to update the script in line with changes to the Extendscript standards (info?),…

    9 votes
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  11. Export resolution

    There is an inconsistency between illustrator and the rest of the world (Photoshop / Bridge / Finder) regarding export resolutions.
    When one exports a 100px board on Ai set at 300ppi the file info shows 422 x 422 i.e. 100 * 300 / 72 on Ps an export will show as 100 X 100 which makes sense and that’s how other programs view it.

    4 votes
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  12. Adobe® Illustrator® File that was saved without PDF Content.

    Mac High Sierra
    10.13.6 (17G8037)
    2.5 GHz Intel Core i7

    can't save pdf file from AI 2020 the following shows up, see attachment please let me know whats going on ASAP.

    7 votes
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  13. illustrator save as PDF bug - v24.0

    i have a problem with the new version of illustrator 2020 (v24):

    if i save a file as PDF i am not able to open it or preview it
    - see the test.pdf how all pdf files saved under illustrator v24 looks for me...

    System: iMac Pro 2017 - Mojave 10.14.6

    8 votes
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    11 comments  ·  File Save, Import and Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    I am happy to share that we have fixed this bug in our latest release – 24.1.2 which is available worldwide now.

    Going forward, our goal is to fix as many top User-Voice bugs as possible and as frequently as possible. Given the nature of the fixes, some of the bugs will take a longer time to fix, but we are on it.

    You can update to the latest release using Creative Cloud desktop App: https://helpx.adobe.com/in/creative-cloud/help/creative-cloud-updates.html

    Thank you for all the feedback. Keep it coming!

  14. SAVE AS PDF NOT WORKING

    Installed Adobe Illustrator 2020 recently and all was working OK for about a week. Now, suddenly, am no longer able to save files as pdfs. When I try, it gives me an error; the file shows no thumbnail and says it's "missing all pdf content".

    8 votes
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  15. Save As and Save

    I open an existing file, make edits and either Save As or Save (ctrl+s). A dialog box says the file couldn't be saved because of various possible reasons which none of are true. I immediately try to Save As or Save (ctrl+s) after closing the dialog and the save is successful. This happens 99% of the time since 24.0.1 (possibly sooner).

    3 votes
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  16. Saving always creates a .tmp file, can't see preview of the file and cannot import AI file to After Effects

    as title says, my Illustrator 2020 (24.0.1) always creates a .tmp file whenever i save. I cant see a preview of the file when viewed on Finder. Lastly, I can't import the files i created using AI 2020 to After Effects - it only shows a blank artboard.

    Files are saved with Create PDF compatible File ticked.

    I have also tried resetting the Adobe PDF joboption settings.

    So right now I have 2 AI's installed just so i can continue working with my files.

    macOS High Sierra
    version 10.13.6

    3 votes
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  17. "Save as PDF"/"View PDF after saving" checked/Acrobat DC error "file not found"

    "Save as PDF"/"View PDF after saving" checked/Acrobat DC error "file not found"
    10/4/2019 Illustrator CC update broke "Save as" PDF option of viewing the PDF after a save-as to PDF. Acrobat DC gives a"PDF not found" error, but displays the file in the "Recent" Home window.

    7 votes
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  18. "Hairline," faint border around PNG exports

    Whenever I export anything as a PNG in Illustrator with a transparent background, the PNG result shows up with a strange faint border around it. I've tried a multitude of "solutions" and nothing has worked, leading me to believe that this is a bug.

    I'm working on a macOS Catalina 10.15.4, and on the most recent version of illustrator (24.1). My processor is 1.6 GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5, and graphics—Intel UHD Graphics 617 1536 MB.

    (The image I have provided is the exported PNG image of that shape, and I've overlapped it ontop of the pre-export to show the…

    3 votes
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  19. SVG Stroke Widths are not scaled according to viewBox

    MacOS Mojave 10.14.6
    Illustrator CC 2019


    1. rename the attached .txt file to .svg and import the SVG file into Illustrator.

    expected: it should display two horizontal lines
    actual: it appears as a rectangle because the lines are touching

    here are two lines, 200px apart, with 100px stroke width in a 500x500 SVG with a viewbox of 1000x1000. since the viewbox is twice the size of the SVG document, the stroke width should be scaled down to 50px and the lines should not overlap.

    12 votes
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  20. SVG Paths with marker endings render only the markers, not the paths

    MacOS Mojave 10.14.6
    Illustrator CC 2019


    1. rename the attached .txt file to .svg and import the SVG file into Illustrator.

    expected result: Illustrator should display a line with an arrow at the end.
    actual result: Illustrator displays only the arrow at the end.

    also attached: image of problem behavior.

    removing the marker-end attribute from the path in question will display the line.

    16 votes
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