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16 results found

  1. Save now takes longer in updated 2020 version

    When I save, even a blank document, it takes Illustrator a lot longer than the previous version to save.

    106 votes

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    Hi All,

    We hope this season ends on a joyful note and continues into a safe and prosperous New Year for you and your family.
    Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 2020.

    We have tried to address this issue in our beta build of 24.0.2.
    Please visit adobe.ly/1o2SDsg and get the latest build for version 24.0.2 (Build 1).

    Please do let us know if this issue is resolved for you or not.

    With Best Regards,
    Illustrator Team

  2. This file has been modified outside illustrator

    After updating to Illustrator 24.0, sometimes when saving a file, I get a popup that says 'this file has been modified outside illustrator. do you want to continue?'

    43 votes

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    Hi All,

    We hope this season ends on a joyful note and continues into a safe and prosperous New Year for you and your family.
    Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 2020.

    We have tried to address this issue in our beta build of 24.0.2.
    Please visit adobe.ly/1o2SDsg and get the latest build for version 24.0.2 (Build 1).

    Please do let us know if this issue is resolved for you or not.

    With Best Regards,
    Illustrator Team

  3. Characters on path disappear after Outline Text or just explode and get scattered all over the canvas

    Started in in version 27.7.0
    Reproduction procedures:
    1. Create type on a path in document.
    2. Save the document and close it once.
    3. Open that document and select the text on a path.
    4. Execute command “Outline Text”

    The above procedure will make it all disappear and disappear.
    This phenomenon is not reproduced in Illustrator 2022 or earlier, so it seems to be a 2023-specific bug.

    Support Community Reference Threads
    https://community.adobe.com/t5/illustrator%E3%83%95%E3%82%A9%E3%83%BC%E3%83%A9%E3%83%A0-discussions/%E3%83%91%E3%82%B9%E4%B8%8A%E3%81%AE%E6%96%87%E5%AD%97%E3%82%92%E4%B8%80%E5%BA%A6%E4%BF%9D%E5%AD%98%E3%81%97%E3%81%A6%E3%81%8B%E3%82%89%E9%96%8B%E3%81%8D-%E3%82%A2%E3%82%A6%E3%83%88%E3%83%A9%E3%82%A4%E3%83%B3%E3%82%92%E3%81%8B%E3%81%91%E3%82%8B%E3%81%A8-%E6%96%87%E5%AD%97%E3%81%94%E3%81%A8%E3%82%AA%E3%83%96%E3%82%B8%E3%82%A7%E3%82%AF%E3%83%88%E3%81%8C%E6%B6%88%E3%81%88%E3%82%8B/m-p/13919180?profile.language=ja

    〈にほんご〉
    再現手順
    1. ドキュメント上にパス上テキストを作成
    2. ドキュメントを保存し、いったん閉じる
    3. ドキュメントを開き、パス上テキストオブジェクトを選択
    4. アウトラインを作成

    以上の手順で、テキストはパスごと消えてなくなります。
    Illustrator2022以前では再現しなかったため、2023固有のバグと思われます。

    31 votes

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  4. illustrator crashes when using surface pen to draw

    as soon as i use Illustrator to draw using my surface pen on my surface 4 pro illustrator crashes. it did this to me in the trail of cc 2018 however i assumed it was because of the trail version. i subscribed to cc 2018 a few days ago to draw and i haven't been able to draw with my tablet. mouse seems to work but as soon as i use a brush with my surface pen it crashes and will not allow me to generate a crash report as it stays gray forcing me to restart my computer.

    30 votes

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    Raghuveer Singh [10:04 AM]
    Hello,

    Please accept my sincere apology for the inconvenience and disappointment the issue has caused. We do test our products thoroughly including running it through multiple beta testers and we really regret that this issue slipped past our quality checks.
    We have a fix and is available in the pre-release build. Please visit https://adobe.ly/1o2SDsg and get the latest build for version 23.0.5 (Build 2). While the build is prerelease this build is still of production quality. Please feel free to use/recommend it for your day to day activity.
    We would appreciate if you can give us the feedback on the correctness of the fix by pressing the Thumbs up button on the UserVoice page.

    Regards,
    Raghuveer Singh | Sr. Software Product Quality Specialist | Illustrator Team
    Creativity is all around you.

  5. Wake from Sleep Bug

    M1 MacBook Pro, Mac OS 11.5.2. - AI 25.4.1.
    Every time I wake my MBP from sleep, AI window is resized to half screen (horizontal) and all Palettes are whacked! all bunched in corner of screen, have to reset window size and reset palettes, every single time. Only AI does this, no other App.

    26 votes

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  6. Breaking links for several selected symbols at once doesn’t work

    At the moment it is not possible to unlink several selected symbols at once with the context menu command. Illustrator will unlink the symbol that is at the top in the layer panel.

    If you use the symbol menu command to unlink the symbols all selected symbols are unlinked.

    Thank you!

    19 votes

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  7. Generating doesn't work

    Not generating neither object, nor scene or symbol...

    11 votes

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  8. Pressing Ctrl/Cmd+Enter in Color field no longer adjusts other color values proportionately with live color preview since 27.1.1

    Prior to 27.1.1, when live color changes were made, we were able to use Ctrl/Cmd+Enter after changing a value to proportionally move all other sliders, which is an equivalent of dragging a slider with Ctrl/Cmd key held.
    The face the preview is now live should not kill this old feature., since Ai surely can remember previous values.

    11 votes

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  9. Live Paint bucket tool preview error

    1. Adobe Illustrator CC 2021 (25.2.1 64-bit) on Windows 10 Home Edition.

    2. After the Live Paint Bucket tool is selected, out of the 3 preview swatches above the pointer, the center one is always wrong / inverted. This bug is consistent when we press the left & right arrow keys on the keyboard to select a swatch. On the other hand, the Swatches panel would reflect the correct option when the Live Paint Bucket tool is in used.

    3. When the Live Paint Bucket tool is selected, the center swatch in the 3 preview swatches should accurately reflect the color option, just…

    11 votes

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  10. Layer's options display 'Dim Images' turned on when it's off

    1. Go to Layer Options
    2. Enable 'Template' option
    3. Uncheck 'Dim Images to' option
    4. Hit OK
    5. Go to Layer Options again
    6. 'Dim Images' is on by itself, despite I turned it off in step 3
    10 votes

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  11. Illustrator 27.9 Adobe PDF Preset will match what it was last modified to.

    This seems new to 27.9 and removes confidence in save presets.

    Steps to replicate:
    1) Save file as Adobe PDF format
    2) Select [Smallest File Size] from presets.
    3) Check Preserve Illustrator Editing Capabilities (note it now says: [Smallest File Size] (Modified))
    4) Click Save PDF
    5) Save file as Adobe PDF format
    6) Select [Smallest File Size] from presets.

    Notice the Preserve Illustrator Editing Capabilities is now selected. Also notice the preset name hasn’t changed to say it's (Modified).

    2022 Mac Studio M1 Max, Illustrator 27.9

    8 votes

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  12. Toggling Layer Visibility now Lags Greatly with each New Layer Added after introduction of Search to Layers

    In May 2022 (before Search Layers was added for example) you could have a file with 2600 layers and toggle the visibility on and off in less than a second. Now in June 2023 the same type of file takes 30 seconds to toggle the visibility of a single layer.

    Here's how to reproduce the BUG that has been introduced into ILLUSTRATOR now:

    I'm using a - Windows 10 Desktop
    Illustrator v 27.6.1
    ASUS Laptop with 40 GB of RAM
    1TB SSD drives and plenty of scratch disk and page file space.

    Reproduction Steps:

    1. create a new Illustrator document 1920x1080
    3 votes

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  13. Ink value changes to 0 while adjusting color

    When selecting multiple items with a different color mix, values changes to 0 when adjusting a single ink while it shouldn't change. In older versions this doesn't occur.

    In the screencap, the Cyan value changes to 0 so the colormix changes completely.

    Operation version: MacoOS Ventura 13.2.1
    Version Illustator: 27.3.1

    3 votes

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  14. Illustrator 27.9 introduces severe choppiness when panning with fingers on trackpad rather than Hand tool

    When panning with the Hand tool, performance remains intact and panning is smooth. When using trackpad or mouse to move the canvas, frame rate is severely low, 10 fps, even on an empty document. This is a new issue that has existed in the past but had been resolved sometime in the past year or two.

    Using a MacBook Pro with M2 Max 38-core GPU running macOS Ventura 13.5.2, the latest as of now.

    This issue reduces efficiency and hampers productivity, making it unpleasant to navigate small documents and impossible to navigate large ones with multiple dartboards.

    Uninstalling and re-installing…

    2 votes

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  15. Insufficient data for an image

    Saving as .PDF from .AI gives me this warning if I am using any type of image (.JPG, .PSD, .TIFF, .PSB) over 100MBs. When the PDF starts to open in Acrobat the warning comes up.

    Machine: Mac Studio 13.5.1 (22G90)
    Illustrator 27.8.1

    I solved the problem by going back to version 27 and exporting one of the files that I was having issues with.

    2 votes

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  16. Livetracing Bitmaps gives results with random shades of black

    Up until recently, if I used the Livetrace and Expand command on a bitmap it would produce results with only pure white and pure black, as you would expect. Now it randomly assigns values to every piece of what should be black. Instead of 100% black they are 99.29% or 99.67%. Normally I would select one piece, select all by color and move it. Now I need to click on every single piece and apply black to them. Very tedious.

    1 vote

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