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Illustrator Bugs

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  1. Meta data in SVG file ignored

    Meta data defined in a svg file are ignored by AI when opening file so no more available once the file is saved. Option shall allow keep or ignore meta data in an svg file to avoid broking the file.
    See attached file.

    2 votes
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  2. SVG files scaling issue

    At the opening, AI does not take in consideration a transform define in a <use /> in a SVG file and all elements defined in this section have wriong scale (see displayingissue.png). This is not obsevable in any web browser and competitor tool. In attachement, inital SVG file and the file modified (*_AI.svg) to get correct displaying in AI.

    10 votes
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    4 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 – 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!

  3. reflection tool

    AI 21.1
    create a hollow compound path with two rectangles
    >> round one of the corners
    make an off-centre reflection with either tool palette or from transform menu
    the inner path gets reflected but the outer path only gets moved to where it is expected
    the 'preview' is correct but when I release the mouse any path having at least one rounded corner gets rotated 90º clockwise

    2 votes
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  4. Text Highlight NOT Hidden with Hide Edges

    This has been a problem since CC2017 and is still not fixed in CC2018... When trying to work with selected text, in every version of Illustrator prior to CC2017, "Hide Edges " (CMD+H) would also hide the "selection box" or whatever you call the highlighting of text. In CC2017, it stays highlighted UNLESS you UN-check GPU Performance.

    It's a real pain when you are trying to change the text color of a single word or character because you can not see the result since the highlight color is still shown and shows a different color than what you have selected.

    2 votes
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  5. Flickering Cursor

    The cursor constantly flickers after I opened Illustrator 3 months ago, and I cannot type anything anywhere in my laptop. Before that, I could use this software normally. Really annoying, please fix it.

    2 votes
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  6. High Sierra MacOS 10.13 Illustrator and navigation

    When I use Command+Tab to navigate between programs, I have to hide all open programs to see Illustrator's interface. The open palettes will display, but not the the document window, toolbar, application bar. When I try to hide Illustrator, only the palettes respond. Illustrator is generally sluggish with High Sierra.

    1 vote
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  7. IllustratorSaveOptions in C# .NET is not working anymore as expected

    For more than a decade the following Illustrator script has been applied via C# .NET in combination with all existing Illustrator versions (sourcecode):

    typelib.IllustratorSaveOptions saveOptions = new typelib.IllustratorSaveOptions();
    saveOptions.Compatibility = typelib.AiCompatibility.aiIllustrator8;
    saveOptions.FlattenOutput = typelib.AiOutputFlattening.aiPreserveAppearance;
    DestDoc.SaveAs(sPath, saveOptions);

    All over the internet we see a lot of people using the same code above (applying the exact same idea) also in other programming languages.

    Following test has been done with Illustrator versions CS, CS2, CS3, CS5, CS6, etc. on the latest Windows 10 operating system and VS2012: draw 2 intersecting rectangles: above yellow, the other red. A transparency Difference has been set on…

    3 votes
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  8. Artboard list drops off when saving

    With multiple artboards setup. "Save a copy" to EPS and select "Use Artboards" Select "all".

    EPS's export fine, artboards still in there, but artboard listing drops all but top artboard. If you click around a bit, they re-appear.

    1 vote
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  9. Fonts

    My synced fonts don't show up in Illustrator. These are fonts that have been syncs for months. Restarting Illustrator does nothing. Unsyncing and resyncing fonts on Typekit does nothing.

    7 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Type  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    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.

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

  10. Rendering and performance issue

    Terrible!!! It generate non stop file can not be displayed not enough memory! there is enough memory on my iMac also no other application running at the time! it can not even run a simple vector line ...not even huge! its only 24" x 18''!!!!!

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  11. pen tool game

    https://helpx.adobe.com/uk/illustrator/how-to/pen-tool-game.html

    This game has been a valuable resource for teaching Illustrator. However, the game has been broken now, and Adobe do not seem to care or register the problem.

    The resources you provide to teach and support products are an important part of the package. It does not look good to see such neglect of what was an excellent idea.

    I would even like to see more of these interactive learning experiences, as it is more engaging and useful than most other types such as videos.

    Obviously there is some maintenance of a web game, but it should be easy…

    2 votes
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  12. user insterface Is Very Large

    user interface is very large vs photoshop
    my screen resolution is 1980x1080

    3 votes
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  13. Cannot open multiple files


    1. Version 21.1.0 (windows)

    2. Selecting multiple files, right clicking to open all files

    3. Expected results that all files open the same way I have been opening files for years.

    4. Only one file opens and locks illustrator, need to close out program through task manager, restart computer and that sometimes fixes the issue. If not I have to uninstall and reinstall illustrator and that fixes the issue for a day or two.

    6 votes
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  14. Failure to Launch on OS X 10.12 (Sierra)

    Fresh install (never had Illustrator nor Photoshop on this Mac), on OSX 10.12.6. Downloaded and installed okay, both Illustrator and Photoshop, but neither of them successfully launch. Both abort out before the splash screen appears with an uncaught exception.

    Process: Adobe Illustrator [14804]
    Path: /Applications/Adobe Illustrator CC 2017/Adobe Illustrator.app/Contents/MacOS/Adobe Illustrator
    Identifier: com.adobe.illustrator
    Version: 21.1.0 (21.1.0)
    Code Type: X86-64 (Native)
    Parent Process: ??? [1]
    Responsible: Adobe Illustrator [14804]
    User ID: 501

    Date/Time: 2017-10-05 01:51:31.953 -0700
    OS Version: Mac OS X 10.12.6 (16G29)
    Report Version: 12
    Anonymous UUID: 40DDCD81-AFE5-EA6C-1264-9E93FDB1C6EA

    Time Awake Since Boot: 680000 seconds

    System Integrity Protection: enabled

    Crashed Thread: 0…

    1 vote
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  15. Crashes on "Cancel" in Keyboard Shortcuts Window


    1. Illustrator CC 2017 (21.1.0)

    2. Pressed "Cancel" in the Keyboard Shortcuts window.

    3. Expected Keyboard Shortcuts window to close without saving changes.

    4. Illustrator crashes

    No plugins installed.

    Removing preferences resolves the bug, but something in the process of re-setting my preferences makes the bug return.

    Please let me know if you require further information.

    2 votes
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    Hi,
    We are pleased to inform you that your request is available in the latest release of Illustrator version 22.0.
    Visit your Adobe Creative Cloud Application and update. If you do not see an update on the application please check for update from the flyout options on the application after clicking on three vertical dots. For step by step process please visit: https://helpx.adobe.com/in/creative-cloud/help/download-install-app.html#Checkforupdates

    Warm Regards,
    Ashutosh Chaturvedi | Sr. Quality Engineering Manager – Illustrator
    Adobe. Make It an Experience.

  16. Text selection not showing highlighting after macOS High Sierra 10.13 download

    When selecting any text, the text is not highlighted, thus removing my ability to know what I have selected. I am running a mid 2010 MacBook Pro. All was working well until I updated to macOS High Sierra 10.13. I have done all work arounds with no success.

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  17. Shortcuts stop working

    Sometimes my shortcuts on the keyboard just stops working, so I can't press cmd+d to duplicate, or copy etc, while I'm able to press Spacebar to move around.
    they just deactivate by themselves, while other's continue to work. To resolve this, I have to restart the program every time, even after short periods of working on the current project.

    The current project isn't even graphic intensive, but I get this issue. This has happened before a few times.

    Adobe Version CC 2017, latest update

    4 votes
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  18. Swatches disappear

    I've been experiencing this phenomena in which my swatches would disappear every now and then. One day, I'll have all the default swatches available in the swatch menu, other days, it'll only be the color white.

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  19. Fix Illustrator freezing and crashing

    I'm using Illustrator CC 2013.5. Illustrator freezes and ultimately crashes about 7 minutes after opening the program. Have to close the program using Task Manager. Uninstall/reinstall did not fix it.

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  20. Naming of Pathfinder functions is inconsistent between the Pathfinder Panel and Effect

    Naming of Pathfinder functions is inconsistent between the Pathfinder Panel (and the Undo text) and the Pathfinder Effect.

    The Tooltip shows “Unite” in the Pathfinder Panel
    Unite from the Pathfinder Panel is the same as Add.
    Unite is missing from the Pathfinder Effect and is named Add instead.
    If you have clicked the Unite button in the Pathfinder Panel, the Undo option displays “Undo Add”.

    The Tooltip shows “Minus Front” in the Pathfinder Panel
    Minus Front from the Pathfinder Panel is the same as Subtract.
    Minus Front is missing in the Pathfinder Effect and is named Subtract instead.
    If you…

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