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  1. Unoperational

    I'm trying to use Illustrator CC and nothing in the program is responding, everything is greyed out. There is no indication from the program that anything is wrong with it. I have downloaded the latest update and this is the first time I have had such an issue with the program.

    MacOS Mojave
    Memory 32Gb

    3 votes
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  2. Can't drag a color swatch onto a gradient color stop

    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

    I used to be able to drag a color swatch onto the color stops on the gradient slider, replacing the existing colors on the slider. Now, in Illustrator 2019, the vast majority of the time it only adds the color swatch as an additional stop instead of replacing it. So the gradient will go from 2 stops to 3 despite me only wanting to replace one of the 2 colors in it. I can…

    3 votes
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  3. freeform gradient tool is grayed out and not working.

    I have updated Illustrator and the new freeform gradient tool is grayed out in the gradient panel. It is not usable.

    5 votes
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  4. Adjusting gradient on ONE selection adjusts ALL other objects with the same gradient

    When I select ONE object with an existing gradient and then try to adjust it, it will change ALL objects that have that same gradient. Extremely frustrating.

    2 votes
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  5. Cropping is not doing what I tell it to do.

    When cropping images after I type in the dimensions of the crop and hit apply ai disregards my dimensions and inserts its own dimensions. This is very frustrating and needs fixed asap please. I am running windows 10

    1 vote
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  6. Mysterious Panel on Startup

    Running MacOS High Sierra 10.13.6 (17G5019), and Adobe Illustrator CC 23.0.2
    On startup I expect to have the last used workspace but I get this seemingly empty UI panel.

    1 vote
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  7. Color Gray printing as brown when saving from Illustrator CC v23.0.2 to CS4

    MacOS Mojave v10.14.4 & Illustrator CC v23.0.2
    When saving a file from Illustrator CC v23.0.2 to CS4 the gray colors print as brown but if I save the file as the current Illustrator CC v23.0.2 it prints as gray as it should. It is a CMYK document with only K values. Discovered this from printing an older document created 08/2019 then printing the new document. The old document was also saved from the version at that date to CS4 but the new document saving to CS4 printed as brown not gray.

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  8. hand tool shortcut

    Hi there.

    Operating System - Windows 10 Enterprise
    Illustrator version - CC
    Expected Result - Hand tool function to work using the shortcut
    Actual Result - Hand tool function does not work using the shortcut

    The shortcut for the hand tool is causing me problems. holding the space bar is displaying the hand icon, but clicking the mouse as normal wont activate the 'grab' ie the tool doesnt work. Its as if the function isnt there even though the hand icon appears.

    normal hand tool function works fine by the way.

    thanks, Ross Hume

    4 votes
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    Please accept my sincere apology for the inconvenience. Please get in touch with us at any of the other support channels – https://helpx.adobe.com/support.html . Since this is not a generic issue that we can reproduce at our end, we will need someone to look into your machine to figure out what is going on here.

    Warm Regards,
    Ashutosh Chaturvedi | Sr. Quality Engineering Manager – Illustrator

  9. Direct Selection Tool not showing bounding box

    Hi,
    When I'm selecting an object using the Direct Selection Tool there is no bounding box to it or any other indication that the object is selected.
    I checked the View menu, and it is set on to show the bounding box, so I assume there is a bug causing this.
    It doesn't matter what kind of object I select, or whether it's in a group or not - the result is the same: no bounding box or even anchors are shown.

    I'm using the latest release - 23.0.1 on windows 10 (updated).

    Thanks
    Ori Manor

    3 votes
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  10. When copying/pasting an item(s) the color saturates

    BUG! When copying and pasting shapes/images/etc in illustrator the colors over saturate (see my example ) In the example its very clearly over saturating the red and yellow color as well as the images. PLEASE FIX!!!

    1 vote
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  11. Regular Crashes

    October Release just kept crashing...had to revert to previous release to prevent losing work and time

    8 votes
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  12. Center not visible for Guides

    When e.g. a Rectangle is made a Guide, while the Center Attribute is active, the Center dissappeares. Very inconvenient, since the center is a very helpful position for a Guide.

    2 votes
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    the centre point is visible when you select the rectangular guide.
    Please accept my sincere apology for the inconvenience. Please get in touch with us at any of the other support channels – https://helpx.adobe.com/support.html . Since this is not a generic issue that we can reproduce at our end, we will need someone to look into your machine to figure out what is going on here.

  13. Artboard Navigation control at bottom of screen v 23.0.2 (newest update)

    Artboard Navigation control at bottom of screen shows up in the middle of the the screen when I use my larger screen. When I drag the window to my small screen and then back to the large screen, the artboard navigation control is back at the bottom. If I open a new file, the navigation control is back in the middle of the screen. This is version 23.0.2 (dowloaded and installed 3/6/19)

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  14. Making changes to rgb vector artwork causing color changes

    Using the latest version of Illustrator CC, when I open a particular logo (a multi-layered object with active strokes) and make any changes (ex: outline strokes, rotate, re-scale, etc), I experience a color dulling and color changes to the entire logo.

    Oddly enough this only happens with the RGB version of the logo, not the CMYK version of the logo. And when I cmd-z these actions the color dulling / color changes won't revert back. In all of my years using Illustrator I've never witnessed this strange behavior, which is why I assume this is a bug.

    Even stranger, after…

    6 votes
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  15. Illustrator randomly fails on select-paste

    23.0.1 64-bit on Win 10 Xeon with GPU accel. Selection, copy paste text fails randomly. Copy seems to work but all paste options grayed out. Yet I can paste to NotePad and other apps. This has been going on for over a year. Have to double click or paste to another doc first. Please fix!

    4 votes
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  16. Patern Maker's Numeric Scaling Is Broken

    I'm creating a step and repeat wall using 2 graphics.

    In a brick by column pattern, individual graphics can't be scaled using the menu dialog (Object>Transform>Scale).

    However, they can be scaled using the tool panel's scale tool (keyboard shortcut s).

    Entering precise scaling measurements that are supported in earlier versions of Illustrator would be appreciated!

    5 votes
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    It is not clear on your post which version of Illustrator you are using.
    Please accept my sincere apology for the inconvenience. Please get in touch with us at any of the other support channels – https://helpx.adobe.com/support.html . Since this is not a generic issue that we can reproduce at our end, we will need someone to look into your machine to figure out what is going on here.

    Please do take a moment to review our support policy for removable and network media if you are using it: https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/kb/illustrator-support-networks-removable-media.html

  18. Recent Files Browser Window: the wrong file opens when choosing a recent file.

    This has happened multiple times. It isn't a one off incident.

    Adobe Illustrator CC 22.1 (64-bit) / Windows 10

    Step 1: Open Illustrator from desktop icon.
    Step 2: Click on a recent file from displayed recent file options.

    Expected result: Selected file opens.

    Actual result: A file other than the one I clicked opens.

    There doesn't appear to be a pattern to which file opens, other than it is one from the selection of recently opened/saved files shown. See attachment.

    11 votes
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    I am closing the ticket due to lack of response.
    Please get in touch with us at any of the other support channels – https://helpx.adobe.com/support.html . Please give a reference to this post so that we can identify you.
    Since this is not a generic issue that we can reproduce at our end, we will need someone to look into your machine to figure out what is going on here.

  19. Selecting pen lines (vectors) & anchor points is really hard after updating to newest version of CC 2019.

    I recently updated my OS to Sierra & with that my CC updated to 2019 23.0.2. Ever since, it takes several tries to select a line or an anchor point using the direct select or group select tool & to remove points using the Add/delete anchor tools. The scissors tool also can't seem to find the line to create a point either. It is extremely frustrating & slows down drawing a lot! It seems like the lines/points that we are looking at, are not in the same place code-wise maybe? Something is not lining up. PLEASE fix quickly!

    2 votes
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  20. Tilde shows up in text box

    Illustrator CC 23.0.3 Precision 5820 Tower,Intel Xeon W2102
    16 GB RAM, 64 bit, Win 10 Pro

    Working with any text box, the tilde character shows up at insertion point. Even if no typing is happening.

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