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  1. Pasted/Embedded Images are disappearing


    1. 22.0.1 on MacOS 10.13.3

    2. Illustrator closes either through my action or an unexpected crash

    3. I expect all of the embedded files I've been working with to display on the canvas

    4. A handful of the images will appear, but almost everything that has been linked (then embedded) or pasted into the file only appears as an empty bounding box. The images will only reappear if I use the link panel to hunt for each file and place it again. 40 minutes into this, I don't even know if I'll be able to fix all of the images that I pasted into…
    25 votes
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    16 comments  ·  Other...  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi,

    Apologies for the inconvenience caused to you due to this issue.
    Unfortunately we are not able to reproduce this issue. Could you kindly provide the following information to help us nail this down.

    When this issue occur please share the AID file with us without closing illustrator.
    1) If you are using Adobe Illustrator 2020 , Could you kindly share you AID file with us in a zip file. You would be able to find the AID file in preferences folder in the below location:

    MAC: /Users//Library/Preferences/Adobe Illustrator 24 Settings// DataRecovery/ (Kindly press Command + Shift + G and write ~/Library and ok and then go to preferences )
    Win: C:\Users\\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Adobe Illustrator 24 Settings\ \x64\DataRecovery\

    Kindly share the above with us in a Zip file at sharewithai@adobe.com. Please mention the title of this issue as the subject of the mail.

    Regards,
    Ankit Goyal
    Illustrator Team

  2. Zoom Tool – Zoom out sometimes doesn't work

    I often zoom out by selecting the Zoom Tool from the toolbar, then holding down 'Option' and clicking the mouse to zoom out. This does work most of the time, but sometimes it doesn't work and I have to click another tool option then click back to Zoom for it to work properly.

    Not sure if there's something specific I'm doing before to prevent it from working, or if it's just random.

    Illustrator 22.01 Mac

    9 votes
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  3. Search for Paragraph Return, ^p

    Want to search for Paragraph Returns, ^p, but Illustrator only has a Forced Line break, ^n available. You can copy the invisible paragraph return and paste it into the fields, but .. it's INVISIBLE and hard to see. Having Illustrator actually search for a ^p, paragraph return would be very helpful now that Illustrator's behavior with triple clicking text now ignores a forced line break.

    2 votes
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  4. file dmage

    illstratrator cs3 user from south korea. some trouble occured.
    when open file, file damage window problem!!
    please answer me....

    1 vote
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  5. Smart Guides not working

    I have smart Guides enabled and Snap to Point enabled. Neither are working. Frustrating.

    Ai CC 22.0.1

    37 votes
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  6. Lines under 1pt render thick in PDF

    In Illustrator, lines thinner than 1pt end up rendering a mess (thick, out of alignment) when viewed in PDF. This is fixed in the viewer by un-checking "Enhance Thin Lines", but it is unreasonable to ask every client of a designer to update that setting. Furthermore it's impossible to un-check this setting, for example on the Vistaprint website where the PDF preview of an AI file is used as the product proof.

    Please fix this. There have been a million excuses on why this is not a bug but a feature, but we NEED the ability to disable it from…

    7 votes
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    Hi,

    Apologies for the inconvenience caused to you due to this issue and getting back to you this late.
    We are unable to reproduce this issue in house.
    Can you help the Illustrator team to isolate this issue further so that we can nail this down?
    If yes, then please let me know the following:
    1) Is this Issue still happening on your machine in the Latest version 23.0.3 ?
    2) If yes,Kindly provide Test file(Via File→Package) with which you are facing issue and share with us at ShareWithAI@adobe.com in a Zip file.
    Please mention the title of this issue as the subject of the mail.

  7. Saves pdf as ai, and a lousy update.

    Today as I was trying to save out a pdf Ai would remove the name when changing folders, everytime. Then it saved a pdf with an Ai extension, but will only open as a pdf. Screwing all of my work because it saved the file as an Ai, instead of overwriting my changes. This entire update has been a **** big buggy dis-appointment and appears to have no added value.
    When will software mfg realize that people are tired of updates?

    1 vote
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  8. Frozen

    I am using Illustrator CC 2018
    Whenever I am working with type, if I want to change the kerning, the software gives the message in the attached file & completely freezes. I can't exit or do anything. I have to force quit the application in order to get it to work again, which makes me lose a majority of my work and then have to redo.

    1 vote
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  9. Selecting Anchor Points is WAY TOO HARD

    Why is it necessary to click 30 or more times just to delete an anchor point? I have the tolerance set to the maximum, but it makes no difference. When one zooms in, it should make it easier, but nothing changes. Very time consuming and frustrating. Please fix. Illustrator CC 2017 v21.02

    6 votes
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  10. Warp options preview malfunction Illustrator 22.0.1 PC version

    When using the warp options panel, unchecking the preview box does not show the original object form (doesn't do anything). Then with the preview button unchecked, if I change to a different warp style, the object remains in the previously-selected style until I check the preview box.

    4 votes
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  11. Saving a PDF compatible causes slow saving

    I have a top end workstation so the spec isn't an issue. When saving an AI file, checking PDF compatible slows the save and subsequent saves significantly. Un-checking it results in normal performance. This was not an issue prior to the latest release.

    17 votes
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  12. A tool blob brush is working only for a few lines and then (without any error message) it stops drawing the lines.

    A tool blob brush is working only for a few lines and then (without any error message) it stops drawing the lines. Changing the tool for another and back to blob brush doesn't help.
    I've reinstalled the whole application but still the same issue.
    Windows 10.

    5 votes
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  13. No Properties panel available

    I have the 22.0.1 version of Illustrator and I haven't been able to find the Properties panel anywhere. My OS is Win 7.
    I got Illustrator just last week and there are no updates available for my installed version.

    I've looked for the panel in every workspace and checked the dropdown menu under "Window". There is no panel listed.
    I've reviewed all of the Preferences settings and cannot see anything connected to the workspace options.

    Please help, I really would like this panel.

    8 votes
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  14. Blur effect not working due to an unknown error

    When I using blur effect and blur in drop shadow I am getting a popup as unknown error. I am using adobe illustrator cs6

    1 vote
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  15. Export to PSD


    1. Adobe Illustrator CC 2018

    2. Export in Illustrator as a PSD with retained layers

    3. Expected the same document to appear in Photoshop with all layers as it appears in Illustrator

    4. Some of the Vectors distorted as they were saving as a PSD

    2 votes
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  16. Illustrator Crashing when opening files

    When I'm working in Illustrator and I have another file I want to open, I'll double-click open a file and Illustrator will stop responding. I'll need to quit using the task manager and open the files again.

    I had a work-around of opening a file from File > Open, but now that just crashed my illustrator file as well.

    I'm working on Windows 10. Unfortunately I can't share my files, but it's been happening across several projects. Can't pin-point a specific issue.

    5 votes
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  17. Custom scripts added to the Scripts menu are not shown in alphabetical order

    Custom scripts added to the Scripts menu are not shown in alphabetical order.

    -Illustrator CC 2017.1.0 (21.1.0) version
    -See screen capture

    30 votes
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    I am happy to share that we have fixed this bug in our latest release – 23.0.6 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!

  18. Illustrator freezes - must close using Task Manager

    Illustrator freezes, menus not accessible and/or if they open, it is blank. I can still select items on the artboard, but cannot use anything in menus and tools. Once Illustrator freezes, I cannot close unless I use the Task Manager.

    5 votes
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  19. Illustrator CC 2018 Lines appear jagged

    Illustrator CC 2018 Lines appear jagged, CPU / GPU shows no difference, simplifying path does not help, and anti-aliasing has been turned off.

    2 votes
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  20. Ellipse Tool not working

    Circle/Ellipse tool has some sort of preset effect making it look jagged. This should not be the default.

    This is a basic feature which should be working properly -please fix this or we cannot continue using this product.

    6 votes
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