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  1. Moving artboard with locked layers prompt warning

    In 24.1, every time I move the artboard with my layers locked, I get the warning: "Any hidden or locked objects in the artboard will not be moved." EVERY TIME!
    There is no "Don't show me this again" option and I am constantly adjusting artboards to fit customer's artwork.

    12 votes
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  2. Artboards renamed when saving to CS4 or below

    When saving an Illustrator CC2020 file down to version CS4 (which we have to do for client reasons), when it's reopened it has renamed the Artboards. So, in my example, the file has two artboards called "Artboard 1" and "Artboard 2" (we need to keep them named that way too for html coding reasons). If the document is saved as CC2020 or down to CS5, the artboards retain those names and all is well. If, however, we save down to CS4 or lower, when the file is reopened (I'm using CC2020) the Artboards are called "Artboard 43" and "Artboard 44".…

    10 votes
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  3. "Command W" quits application.

    "Command W" Keyboard short cut now quits the application rather than just closing the current window.

    8 votes
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  4. OPENING DOCUMENT - additional window opens

    An extra blank window opens when opening a document (screenshot added)
    Is this a known issue? is there a solution?

    Adobe CC Desktop AI version 24.1

    3 votes
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  5. Bleed settings are not saving with document

    Since I updated Illustrator, all of my print documents are not saving the bleed settings. Here is how to replicate the problem:

    1) I open an existing print document (.ai format) in Illustrator
    2) Go to File --> Document Setup. I have always had the bleed set to 0.125" (or 3.175 mm) for all borders (top, bottom, left, right), but now they all show zero (0).
    3) I change the bleed to 0.125" on all edges again, then click OK.
    4) I save the document, close the document, then re-open the document
    5) I go to File --> Document Setup,…

    2 votes
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  6. Color Settings Auto Defaulting

    When you open up a file in the new Illustrator 2019 it automatically defaults your document to have "Emulate Adobe Illustrator 6.0". You can change your color settings to what you want, in my case I use "North American General Purpose 2". But when you click into a different application, ex. Internet, Photoshop, anything; your file changes your color setting back to "Emulate Adobe Illustrator 6.0". This is extremely frustrating and annoying. Please fix.

    87 votes
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    We have a fix available and you should not have this issue if you have the following version of these Creative Cloud applications

    Please update to:

    • Illustrator (23.0.1)
    • Photoshop (20.0.1)
    • InDesign (14.0.1)
    • Bridge (9.0.1)
  7. Values of artboard differes from the values on control panel in artboard mode


    1. Create big artboard 5 meter in Normal Mode

    2. Activate Increase Cavas Mode

    3. Activate artboard mode

    4. Enlarge artboard up to maximal size 57 meter with dragging handels

    5. The values in control panel are in METERS while in properties panel they are in INCH

    Expected result: The must be in the same measuraments value. In METRS as I have choose METERS

    It happens when I create artbord after first run.

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  8. bug: Artboard name doesn't stick when pasted in directly in the artboard list

    The artboard name does not always stick when entering it in the following manner:
    - in the artboards panel create a new artboard via the [+] icon
    - double-click the title to be able to edit the name
    - paste in the name
    - hit enter

    The name shows in the panel, but when clicking the artboard icon at the right of the name the artboard settings panel opens with the old name still showing. If not editing the name here also the name will revert back to the old name after opening and closing another file.

    The video shows…

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  9. 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

  10. OS10.13.6 — Illustrator 24.1.2: Paste does NOT remember layers. Oddly, the same thing happened with another upgrade about 1-2 years ago.

    OS10.13.6 — Illustrator 24.1.2: Paste does NOT remember layers. Oddly, the same thing happened with another upgrade about 1-2 years ago.

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  11. Snap to grid doesn't work in new documents

    Snap to grid doesn't work at all in new documents. It works with no issues whatsoever in old files, but whenever I create a new one, nothing snaps to grid. I tried restarting, didn't work, and the software is up to date. Any help would be appreciated.

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  12. cannot duplicate or move artboards

    Cannot duplicate or move artboards with artwork in Illustrator 2020. Artboard will merely move with the artwork contained when hitting opt+click. Can only duplicate artboards without artwork.

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  13. Artboard number 53 mentioned on 52

    Just noticed that Illustrator CC artboard serial number 52 is replaced with 53. It's confused me to do some amendments on 53, instead I did on 52. Adobe, please correct it.

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  14. Artboard name not visible on artboard in Artboard mode

    Artboard name not visible to me randomly. It was working just fine earlier today Tried reinstalling, installing a previous version, reupdating to the latest version, everything. Nothing seems to be working. I just can't view the artboard on the corresponding artboards! Extremely frustrating

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  15. Illustrator 202 Unable to Add Bleed Above 1” In Existing Document

    When making a new document we are now able to add bleed up to 24”.

    However when trying to add bleed to an existing document by going to File > Document Setup, it does not let you set bleed above 1”.

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  16. Window not showing

    From the Finder (MacOS X 10.15.4), I open a n illustrator Document. The app comes forward and I see a black screen. The "Window" menu tells me that the document is open BUT where? I don't see it (nope, I don't have a second monitor). Clowe the invisible window and the Window menu shows nothing open. Try again, from the finder and again, no windows look opened. Try from Illustrator, File/Open: same thing, another fail. Quit app, relaunch app by launching doc from the Finder. now the file opens as it should. Close file, try again. Back to the black…

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  17. artboard/canvas will not center; confined to top left corner

    Artboard snapping to top left corner of window- zoomed at 67%;
    snapped to right of window at 100%

    Following your post instructions ....


    1. On Windows 10 latest; Adobe Illustrator latest (on cloud) -

    2. Believe I was scrolling the canvas - may have zoomed out

    3. Expect canvas to reduce and stay centered

    4. Canvas snapped to top left and when I zoomed back to 100 % it snapped initially to top right

    Please fix (it has happened a few times) - thank you

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  18. Guides are barely visible bug

    After the latest Illustrator 24.1.2 update, guides, when they are not selected are barely visible. As seen in the attached file.

    Can we fix this bug please? Thank you!

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  19. Rulers disappear at restart.

    Even If I have checked "Show/Hide Rulers Across All Documents" every time I restart Illustrator, I have to activate rulers AGAIN. Come on guys, you always need a wheel to drive a car, we always need rulers ON. Help us with this bug.

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  20. Artboards Numbering Incorrectly

    When creating artboards, doesn't matter if they are within a new file or existing, Illustrator skips 3, has two 5s, skips 7, has two 8s. Still happens when deleting/adding in the same file, or creating a new file.

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