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  1. Spacebar not working as quick hand tool on MAC

    Spacebar has stopped working as hand tool as of 2018 update.

    151 votes
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  2. Bug in entering number values in transform panel

    Version: CC 22 (and has happened in previous versions)
    OS: Windows 10

    There is a small bug that happens often when using the transform panel. I use it a lot to move and size objects with precision. Many times, I will want to move an object with the X and Y values. I will type a number, press enter and a completely different number value will automatically appear in the box and move it to that value. For example, I want to move an object to 4.25" in the Y axis and after I press enter, a value of 36.0833"…

    52 votes
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  3. FreeForm Gradient point should also move on transforming Freeform Art

    Today I ran into a problem with Adobe Illustrator artwork featuring some freeform gradient fills. I had a to create flipped, mirrored version of it for printing purposes (graphics would be applied sub-surface to a sign face). The problem is the freeform gradient fills wouldn't flip with the rest of the artwork. I attached a visual example of it. Using the "expand appearance" command allowed for the artwork to be flipped 180° correctly. It would be nice if I could avoid that kind of a fix.

    19 votes
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  4. "Save As" window - CMD+C, CMD+V, CMD+X, CMD+A don't work.

    macOS Catalina V10.15.1
    Illustrator 2020 v24.0

    1. Open app
    2. Open any ai file (or make a new one)
    3. CMD+Sift+S (or choose File/Save As...)
    4. After Save As window appears,
    5. try with a keyboard to copy (or select) filename.
    6. You can select with mouse filename (or part of the filename)
    7. Use CMD+C
    8. Try to paste to notepad what you "copy"
    You can paste only what was in the clipboard before steps 2

    Result:
    CMD+C, CMD+V, CMD+X, CMD+A don't work.

    18 votes
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  5. Illustrator 2019 won't quit (thinks a window is open) & all the menus are in disabled state.

    Hello,

    I updated to Illustrator 2019 today, and I have gone to close it down but the option is greyed out in the file menu.
    If I click anywhere it makes the error noise as if I have got an open window.
    This seems to be a glitch with the latest software release.

    Thanks

    18 votes
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  6. Adjustment of a gradient in Live Painting Bucket (K)

    In Illustrator CC2019 the Adjustment of a gradient in Live Painting Bucket (K) does not work.
    When in Live Painting Bucket (K) i apply the gradient, then i can not adjust it manually.

    17 votes
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  7. SVG Paths with marker endings render only the markers, not the paths

    MacOS Mojave 10.14.6
    Illustrator CC 2019

    1. rename the attached .txt file to .svg and import the SVG file into Illustrator.

    expected result: Illustrator should display a line with an arrow at the end.
    actual result: Illustrator displays only the arrow at the end.

    also attached: image of problem behavior.

    removing the marker-end attribute from the path in question will display the line.

    13 votes
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  8. Pasted artwork does not remember sublayers

    When pasting artwork from one file to another with matching layer and sub-layer names, Illustrator will not remember sub layers and pasted artwork has to be re-sorted in to sub layers.

    13 votes
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  9. Colours of Layers defined in documents saved by version 23.1.1 & prior are shifted one colour down the list by Illustrator 24.0

    When a document created by or saved via Illustrator 23.1.1 or prior is opened in version 24, some (but not all) the Layers are incorrectly set in the colour immediately below the correct colour in the default Layers colour list.

    For example, a Layer that was set in “Brick Red” in a version 23.1.1 or prior document, is automatically changed to be in “Olive” when opened in version 24.0. “Olive” is immediately below “Brick Red” in the default colour list.

    This error is consistent across many different Illustrator CC documents - e.g. every document that I tested & that had…

    12 votes
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  10. SVG Stroke Widths are not scaled according to viewBox

    MacOS Mojave 10.14.6
    Illustrator CC 2019

    1. rename the attached .txt file to .svg and import the SVG file into Illustrator.

    expected: it should display two horizontal lines
    actual: it appears as a rectangle because the lines are touching

    here are two lines, 200px apart, with 100px stroke width in a 500x500 SVG with a viewbox of 1000x1000. since the viewbox is twice the size of the SVG document, the stroke width should be scaled down to 50px and the lines should not overlap.

    12 votes
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  11. Files not saving correctly, reopens to older versions.

    Twice this week I've saved files, closed them, and opened them later and my changes were not saved – illustrator opened way older versions of the files. What's weirder is one is a PDF, and the PDF shows the accurate file, but when I open it in illustrator it shows the old version.

    12 votes
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  12. Gradient Annotator tool bug

    Gradient Annotator tool is not visible for some objects but it is for others. See screen shot: visible on the rectangle, but when I edit the gradient of the compound shape, the annotator is not visible.

    11 votes
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  13. Can't move paragraph indent markers back to 0 in tab panel

    Illustrator CC 2018
    Windows 10

    When I try to move the top or bottom indent markers back to zero, it snaps back to its original place.
    If I type 0 in the X: box, it doesn't work.
    If I set it to 1, cliclk in the X: box and press the down arrow on my keyboard, it doens't work.

    The only way to set it back is via the Paragraph panel.

    9 votes
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  14. Cursor jumps while editing Font Family name

    When I try to change font name from HeliosCondBlackC to HeliosBlackC (both are installed), erasing part of the name, CC2018 moves cursor to the end (while CC2017 does not)
    I also have 'Entire Font name' option chosen (and never change it), but cursor still jumps to the end.

    9 votes
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  15. Large Amounts of Text overrun text area, disregard justification

    I'm using Illustrator CC (2017).
    I am creating a 6'x4' poster, where a single text box holds the entire text of the Bible (~730,000 words) as a single string of text (regular spaces between words, but no paragraph returns) in Helvetica Neue Lt Std, 107 Extra Bold Condensed, 3 pt size with 2.7 pt leading, all caps, full justification, default hyphenation. I am using a text wrap around a compound object with a transparent fill to create a negative space in the midst of this text block (in my case, that compound object is text converted to a shape, so…

    10 votes
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  16. Illustrator v24.0 on macOS 10.15.1: rotate-panel has changed to the bad side

    The rotate-tool had the numeric angle-input activated till v23. now in v24, this field has to be selected manually, which costs me a lot of time. Please change this back. To me this bad for efficiency.

    My workflow before:
    - select path
    - press command-R
    - enter angle
    - press enter
    I can do this blind and very fast.

    My workflow now means to manually select the field for entering the rotating angle, which is very annoying ! It takes much more time to do this now.

    8 votes
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  17. Closing while saving dialogue box has a grammatical error.

    The close-while-saving dialogue box says "Close anyways" as an option which *bugs* me because it should read as "anyway" not "anyways." The latter is grammatically incorrect. Not to mention that "getting saved" is also wrong and should be "being saved"

    8 votes
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  18. Color palette overrides fill colors and color modes in Illustrator 2018

    Hi, I am a design professor and most students in my class experienced a specific problem when we were doing an exercise to learn how to apply the correct color palettes to different logo files. Specifically, we created fictional identity designs as a means to learn how to create a production-ready bundle of files (a logo with versions in b&w, spot color (Pantone), 4-color process, and RGB). Almost 100% of my 18 students had their 4-color process file -- which was filled with CMYK colors upon designing, and should have stayed CMYK -- show up as being filled with RGB…

    8 votes
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  19. ブラックの色をドラッグ&ドロップで選ぶとBK100の色がリッチブラックになる

    塗り(または線)を画像のように下のブラックを選択するところからドラッグ&ドロップで選ぶとBK100がリッチブラックになってしまった。 
ドラッグ&ドロップではなく、クリックで色を選ぶとBK100になる。スウォッチの中に入っているブラックからドラッグ&ドロップで選ぶとBK100になる。これはCS6の時からある
バグです。 

    8 votes
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  20. Performance issues in pixel preview on 5K retina screen

    When working in pixel preview mode on the retina screen of my iMac, the scrolling and zooming in Illustrator are very laggy. Please do the needful ASAP or we plan to move to "Affinity" because illustrator is unusable for me and its impact our workflow.

    7 votes
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