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Illustrator (Desktop) Bugs

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  1. Can't click on properties dropdowns

    I just updated AI to the newest release and suddenly I'm unable to access extended properties not displayed on the main panel nor will it let me select and change colors via the properties panel. I also don't like that you've all decided what tools I work with constantly, I need to be able to customize what I need to keep open for my workflow optimization. Because if I could, I could work around this bug.

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    Need More Info  ·  3 comments  ·  Properties Panel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Color picker scrolling

    Color picker scrolling bug.
    1. Verson 22.0.1
    2. Open color picker, select channel (S/H/B/R/G/B), scroll up/down using mouse wheel.
    3. The values should change by mouse wheel.
    4. The R/G/B channels are fine. In Hue, scrolling up is MUCH slower (insensitive) than scrolling down. In Saturation/brightness, most time I can't scroll up. Rarely I can do a 1% scrolling up. Scrolling down is fine.

    1 vote
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  3. Playing scripts via action with no open documents

    Running scripts via an action only appears to work if there is at least one open document.

    Steps:
    1. Create a simple script (such as app.documents.add)
    2. Save to Illustrator scripts folder.
    3. Record to action via 'Insert Menu Item'
    4. Make sure no documents are open
    5. Play action. Illustrator displays the message 'The object <ScriptName> is not currently available.'

    If you run the script via File > Scripts, it runs normally. I don't think this should be expected behaviour; if the menu command runs the script, the action should too, regardless of whether or not there is an…

    4 votes
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  4. showing an extra art-board which doesn't really exist

    It is showing an extra art-board which doesn't really exist,

    Illustrator 2017 ME

    1 vote
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  5. Selecting list view does not change from grid view in "Start" screen.

    v22.0.1

    Selecting "list" view in the "start" window does not change the view. Have restarted numerous times. Not a big deal, but annoying when I need to see full file names (which are truncated in grid view).

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  6. 2 votes
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  7. Laggy Performance with Rulers turned on

    Enabling rulers degrades AI performance, especially with regards to Smart Guides and object mouseover highlighting.

    The effect is the same whether GPU preview or CPU preview is used.

    Attached is a sample file with a few hundred rectangles.

    With Rulers off, mousing over the objects results in immediate highlighting of every object, and immediate Smart Guide anchor/path annotations.

    With Rulers on, mousing over results in missing highlights - AI can't keep up and only displays highlights and annotations intermittently.

    9 votes
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  8. Item on Selection Menu repeated in the dropdown list

    I actually using the the spanish version and is there a repeated name for menu option "Object" and it seems to be useless.

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  9. Since updating Illustrator to CC 2018 it runs worse than before

    Illustrator lags, it crashes. Creative Cloud sucks. Looking to switch over to CorelDraw. That's all I have to say. I'm annoyed and frustrated with Adobe since switching to CC.

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  10. Charts and Graphs: x-axis number values shift when revising data in a bar graph

    When reconfiguring a bar chart with new data (as opposed to creating a new chart), the values at the bottom x-axis will shift on their y-axis, or in other words, their baseline will shift.

    4 votes
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  11. Dropdown menu cut off

    When trying to interact with the drop down menus those that are particularly long (and by that I mean it takes up the whole length of the screen) I can't access any features below the cut off. The most problematic instance of this phenomenon is in Windows drop-down because it cuts off at Pathfinder. The list goes in alphabetical order which means I can no longer access my swatch panel. I can't add it to me workspace. This is the same for all work panels after pathfinder; symbols, stroke, transparency, and so on.

    I'm working with Adobe Illustrator CC 2017…

    3 votes
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  12. Properties panel contents scaling and freezing

    The contents of the Properties panel is scaling down to tiny sizes. It doesn't reset until you quit and reopen Illustrator (CC 2018).

    The scaling happens with ⌘+scroll while hovering on the panel. The contents will scale up or down as long as you are holding the ⌘, but if you let it go while the contents are scaled down the panel with freeze at that scale and won't respond to ⌘+scroll anymore. The panel's functions still seem to work fine after this.

    4 votes
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  13. editing type creates a new box of type

    When editing type clicking on other part of the sentence creates a new box of type instead of putting the cursor in the place I will like to edit.

    4 votes
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  14. Blending mode in text box not saved in the file

    Adobe Illustrator 22.0.0, Mac OS 10.11.6 - Extensis Universal Type Client user:

    I am experiencing a very troublesome bug:
    - make a text box with a few lines
    - put a backgrund coloured object under it, so that multiply blending can be shown up easily when applied
    - apply a blending mode (such as multiply) to the second line only; now you have a single text box where the first line is normal, the second is in multiply mode
    - save the file
    - re-open it: the multiply text line has reversed to normal mode

    This also happens if you…

    1 vote
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  15. grid snapping don't works on internal point

    it's not really Smart Guides, take a path drawn freely. after activating the grid, if you want to align an internal point of the path to a point grid you can't. the magnetisme apply only on the bounding box of the path not on the point you show.

    8 votes
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  16. Visual Bug

    Updated to latest release of Illustrator, opened a PDF to encounter the bug shown in attached screenshot.

    Windows 10
    NVidia 980

    Hasn't appeared in any other file.

    Bug is related to text that appears missing at bottom of PDF (three lines worth is blank), and disappears when I zoom into 300%.

    2 votes
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  17. Sudden problem with embedded bitmaps

    I use embedded bitmaps for additional texture in my illustration. Since recently updating to the newest version of Adobe Illustrator CC, suddenly I am encountering a lot of problems with these-- they print irregularly, and create glitches when saving to some formats, like pngs. I have never encountered problems like this before.

    6 votes
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  18. Menu Issues

    MacOS High Sierra 10.13.1
    Illustrator 22.0.1

    When the Application Frame is disabled, the menu items are displayed incorrectly. The "View" menu is attached.

    I have reset the preferences and the menus seemed to work fine, but when I disabled the application frame, they went crazy again.

    Also discussed on Twitter with Customer Care. https://twitter.com/scottzirkel/status/928392054660530176

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    Under Review  ·  Raghuveer responded

    Hi Scott,

    Thanks for reporting the issue. Illustrator team appreciates this.

    We are able to repro this issue at our end.

    With Best Regards,
    Raghuveer Singh

  19. Can't save preview - error notice |

    after simply saving an illustration
    i get this error.
    It seems i get it across both my systems
    uninstalled and reinstalled illustrator (AiCC18)
    i still get it...
    seems to not affect the files them selves...(all seems well)
    Just seems to be a bit anoying...

    kai

    6 votes
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    The issue seems to be file corruption, our support should be able to recover some of the information when you contact them. A file normally corrupts when the disk is not available during file wrote or when Illustrator crashes. We also do not support network drives which is prone to file corruption when writing large files.
    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

  20. Dynamic symbols automatically expands (2)

    When placing a dynamic symbol on an artboard, then re-opening the document it becomes "expanded" - Link to symbol breaked. This only occurs with dynamic symbols. Now with video attached. …Could it be that that the symbol has another symbol within it?

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