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Illustrator (Desktop) Bugs

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  1. Details of your operating system and version of Adobe Illustrator (desktop)
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  1. 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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  2. Zooming malfunction when switching between windows.

    This occurs when I have multiple documents open in tabs. When I switch between tabs and scroll to zoom, it zooms in the previously opened tab, but not the current one. If I click within the document, then I can start zooming normally again.

    6 votes
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    I am closing the ticket due to lack of response.
    Please get in touch with us at sharewithai@adobe.com or any of the other support channels – 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.

  3. Flickering Cursor

    The cursor constantly flickers on my MacBook Pro 2017 with Touchbar.

    Really annoying.

    6 votes
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  4. GPU rendering issue with artwork disappearing

    When working in Outline mode zoomed in and switching back to Preview, artwork disappears from view when zooming out.

    6 votes
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    I am closing the ticket due to lack of response.
    Please get in touch with us at sharewithai@adobe.com or 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

  5. Illustrator locks down when a new file tab is clicked


    1. click file

    2. click new

    3. never opens new file window

    4. entire program freezes

    same thing happens with keyboard shortcut

    6 votes
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  6. Illustrator CC 2017 crashes when i copy paste anything from it

    When i try to copy paste anything from the Illustrator, It crashes.
    1. I use the latest Illustrator CC 2017
    2. For example i draw a cube
    3. I open the Photoshop as well
    4. Back to Illustrator and copy the cube and try to paste into the photoshop but the Illustrator crashes.
    5. I reinstall it and rebooted the PC of course but nothing changes
    6. Honestly if i push the "CTRL-C" within Illustrator it crashes asap, so i cannot copy/paste anything within the AI.

    6 votes
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  7. Too small to use?

    When scaling down a complex drawing especially one created by image trace it often says cannot complete the operation because it would make some objects too small to use. So how can i scale my group? Can you just disappear those objects? If they are too small to use they must be too small to see so make them go away. Or it could automatically select them so you have the option to delete them. It seems silly that i can't make something the size i need because a part of it is too small to use. I'm on mac…

    5 votes
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  8. Expand Appearance is greyed out in 2019 compare to CC2018, same doc, same selection, it is enabled.

    I have a document which, when I select certain objects in CC 2019 - Expand Appearance isn't available and Expand, when used, doesn't give the expected result. Exact same document, exact same selection in CC 2018 and Expand Appearance is available, and when clicked, works perfectly and as expected.
    FYI - the selection has a number of Transform effects applied to it.

    5 votes
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  9. 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

    5 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

  10. "open recent file" is stuck on old files.

    recent files reverts back to the same old files every time I open illustrator.

    5 votes
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  11. Could not read file because the plug in did not understand this file

    Hi,

    Illustrator was working fine, suddenly crashed and now says: 'Could not read the file because the plugin did not understand this file' everytime I try to launch.

    I had alot of vectors on the document and several artboards and copies of work, some complex shapes and masks ect. Some of the some of the shapes which were masks in groups were clipping images, some of these clipping mask groups had been copied across documents and had missing links, which may be part of the problem.

    Upon launching Illustrator a dialogue box appears and asks to 'replace' or 'ignore' the…

    5 votes
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  12. 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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  13. Unable to activate fonts because "Not signed in" even though I am signed in!

    I am trying to open an Illustrator file that has two fonts which are not installed on my computer.

    When I open the file, a dialog comes up and I click the "Find Fonts" button. However, it gives me an error saying that I am not signed in (see attachment "not signed in").

    I am not able to click the Help menu option because the Find Font dialog window does not allow me to focus on the main window.

    When I close the Find Font dialog, I check the help menu to discover that I am, in fact signed in!…

    5 votes
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  14. "open file"

    Illustrator won't open more than one file.

    With version 23.0.1, Illustrator will permit to open only one single file. The first file can be opened by any method, any subsequent file can only be opened using "File/Open" command. Using Windows Explorer or Drag&Drop does not work! and will freeze Illustrator; ending the application is only possible using the Windows Task Manager.
    I'm running Illustrator CC (23.0.1 64-bit) ond Windows 10 Enterprise (10.0.16299).

    THX for fixing this!

    5 votes
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  15. lastest update crashes CONSTANTLY

    Just updated to version 23.0 via CC panel and Illustrator won't run more than 2 minutes at a time without crashing. I can't keep it open long enough to determine if there's a specific trend or problem. Selecting any tool from any palette, or trying to move an object on the art board, or while typing... just locks up no matter what I do. VERY FRUSTRATING.

    For what it's worth, I'm on Windows 10 with 32 gb of RAM running 64 bit version of Illustrator. Never crashed before the update.

    5 votes
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  16. Problems with text, bounding box, selections, scaling and more

    Hello, I’ve been having a problem with Illustrator for now a week. The version I am working with is 22.1 and I am working on a MacBook Pro 15in 2017 with Sierra 10.13.5, Processor: 2.9 GHz Intel Core i7, Memory: 16 GB 2133 MHz LPDDR3, Graphics: Radeon Pro 560 4096 MB and Intel HD Graphics 630 1536 MB,

    I noticed that the problem always starts showing up when I am working with text, especially when changing the tracking of the text. The problem shows up after usually a couple hours of work and it “resets” when restarting the application or…

    5 votes
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  17. Adobe Illustrator CC version 22.1 keep crashing my MacBook Pro

    Adobe Illustrator CC version 22.1 keep crashing my MacBook Pro With macOS High Sierra version 10.13.2.

    Adobe Illustrator keeps glitching when used. Program will experience extreme lagging as well as leave ghost tracers as objects are dragged across the screen. Has crashed PC at least twice a day.

    5 votes
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  18. copy and paste at original position fails from time to time

    I love the to copy and paste object at same position in an other artboard.


    1. macOS High Sierra + latest Illustrator

    2. copy, select artboard paste at same position
      3 appears in selected artboard at same position
      4 copy and pastes somewheere else – not in that artboard

    5 votes
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  19. (signo precaución) No se pudo leer el archivo debido a un error

    Cuando coloco algunas imágenes (JPG, JPEG, etc.) Me aparece el mensaje escrito en el título "No se pudo leer el archivo debido a un error". Qué pasa!!, no entiendo? ayuda por favor, necesitó trabajar con las imágenes que no me permite abrir AI.

    Lo peor es que no solo me pasa con AI, también con PSD

    5 votes
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  20. New document causes crash

    When starting a new document, the first thing that Illustrator does is crash. Doesn't matter what the size of the document is.

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