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  1. Cut master 3 not working after update

    Illustrator just updated to CC2018 and now my cutmaster 3 plug-in is not working or in the file tab.

    7 votes
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  2. AI 22.1 Open single page of multipage PDF now a 2-step process?

    WHY, of WHY did you ***** this up? Formerly you could open a single page of a multipage PDF by simply clicking the arrows under the thumbnail. Once you found the page you want, you click open and there it is. Now, no matter what you do, the Pages Range is stuck on 1-1 (of xx). You now have to type in the number. PITA! Please fix this back to the old way.

    6 votes
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  3. "To preserve appearance some text has been outlined"

    I recently sent a PDF file generated from InDesign (CC2018) to a book manufacturer from which they were to make a brass die to stamp a binding, just as I have done for about twenty years. A proof was sent back to me in which the 1/2pt rules had thickened to about 3pts and some of the type had thickened, too. I complained and they sent me another proof, in which the rules were ok, but most of the type had thickened.

    I wondered how this could have happened, so I did some experiments. I opened the PDF in Illustrator…

    5 votes
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    2 comments  ·  File Save, Import and Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    PDF is intended for Output and Document Sharing. In any workflow, if the content is to be modified without any data loss then the native file format should be used for editing. InDesign document or Illustrator document should be used to edit the content.

  4. 5 votes
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  5. 4 votes
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  6. 4 votes
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  7. Jagged Edges on Vector objects

    I've tried just about everything I can think of, but no matter what I do my vector objects are showing jagged edges, almost like I've used a brush preset, but I haven't. It's extremely distracting, please help!

    4 votes
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  8. outline view does not work

    I'VE TRIED EVERYTHING.

    it doesn't work, even if i try to make only outlines , i can see the preview

    4 votes
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  9. Extremely slow "export for screens" and saving

    I'm suffering a performance reduction in my workflow thanks to the latest update (23.0). I usually have at least five artboards per file project--sometimes up to 20. I used to export designs within 30 seconds and now it takes up to 5 minutes.

    I haven't change anything in terms of hardware or workflow. My exports are slow no matter if the file goes to the server or to my hard drive. This is driving me crazy!

    3 votes
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  10. Illustrator CS6 does'nt work on macOS Hight Sierra

    Hi,
    waht can I do to use Illustrator CS5 on macOS Hight Sierra.
    InDesign work very well, but Illustrator can't open.

    Thank tou very much !

    Geneviève

    2 votes
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  11. Creating an L*a*b* swatch does not maintain L*a*b* values.

    Creating an L*a*b* swatch does not maintain L*a*b* values.

    2 votes
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  12. Diagonal Lines

    Hi, I've just updated my Creative Cloud to 2018, but when using the Illustrators, every time I push ctrl button or use the direct tool, these diagonal lines appear. Is there a way to make the line disappear? Thanks.

    2 votes
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  13. Artboard name - Export for screens bug

    Latest version of CC.
    If you name an artboard with a "/" in the name - when you go to export for srceens and choose artboards - it'll report an error.

    For example an Artboard called Sign In / Registration will produce an error when trying to save the artboard using "Export for Screens".

    2 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Document and Artboards  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    This is working as designed.
    Windows has some limitation that is cannot have “/” and several other characters in the name of a file. So we restricted them from being added from Export for Screens dialog( for consistency purpose on both Windows and Macintosh ). Though we can have them from artboards panel but when you will export the artboard (through older route) those will be replaced by a “-”.

    Thanks & Regards
    Nitish Agarwal

  14. Spell check thinks 'ans' is a word

    Ai CC 2019 Spell check thinks 'ans' is a word. Please see check the link of this forum thread regarding this subject: https://forums.adobe.com/message/11166357#11166357
    Apparently the function to adjust for this situation is available in InDesign but not Illustrator. The spelling mistake 'ans' instead of the word 'and' causes many issues (think how many times do you use the word and) it should not be too much of a stretch to update the spell check function in Ai CC to cover this issue.

    1 vote
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  15. Resolve Blinking Power Issues Netgear

    When the users of Netgear face an issue where the power LED is blinking, then the steps which they would have to undertake are as mentioned below:
    • The users can turn off the Netgear router, most often this would solve the issue which the users are facing.
    • Try restoring the Netgear router to its original configuration. To get this done, the users would have to keep pressing the reset button which is located at the back side of the router.
    • If the error remains, it is suggested that you connect the PC directly to the router’s LAN…

    1 vote
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  16. Exporting SVG using different methods provides different results

    When exporting as an svg using the native "Export, export for screens" Adobe exports the svg as an svg 1.0.

    Which isn't as commonly supported as svg 1.1

    However, if a user opens that same svg in illustrator and bypasses the export as, and just does cmd + s, it becomes an svg 1.1

    It would be useful to always have the same format rather than different ones. Preferably always save as svg 1.1

    1 vote
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    1 comment  ·  File Save, Import and Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi Daniel,

    Thanks a lot for reaching out to the Illustrator team. As a matter of fact, the newer SVG2 specification does no longer use versions anymore.

    The main reason is that all modern SVG import tools/browsers ignored the version number and just open with what ever is in the SVG file.

    Due to the implementation behaviour and the spec change and to reduce file size, all export scenarios do no longer export with a “version” attribute. That does NOT mean that SVG files get interpreted as version 1.0! The exported features matter not the version number.

    We will update the Save as (CMD+S) route in the future to follow the pattern of SVG export.

    Thanks,
    Dirk

  17. Eyedropper tool not detecting gradient angle

    Recreating the issue:

    1. Make a gradient color1 -> color2
    2. Turn gradient around with 180 degrees color2 <- color1
    3. Apply the gradient to a new object through eyedropper tool
    4. It will show the gradient without angle change (color1 -> color2)

    Video showing this (could not upload mp4 files apparently):
    https://i.gyazo.com/5561203bf5d4efc072e15493c0a8580a.mp4

    What it should've done:
    Use the correct angle properties from the eyedropped gradient.

    1 vote
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  18. Return feature constraint proportion while holding shift;

    I often wish Adobe employes used Illustrator themselves. I'd like them to experience having their preferences reset to default with even minor upgrades, spending an hour adjusting the shortcut keys to work like a mac, and now that I've had a chance to vent a little, the latest offense:

    The ability to proportionally scale objects by holding shift while dragging is ABSOLUTELY CRITICAL to my workflow mixing photos and raster art into an illustration to the point I'm using Sketch more and more while wondering how this bug got out and I hope a fix is on the way soon.

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  19. Zoom in/out bug

    When holding down the magnifying glass shortcut and moving the mouse left/right to do a smooth zoom, it no longer behaves as before the recent update. It lags and makes the graphics super blurry. What did you guys change??

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/wkhbo5d3io4kq4b/illustrator-zoom-bug-1.mp4?dl=0

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    0 comments  ·  GPU Rendering Issues  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi,

    It is an intentional change to speed up zoom pan operation. Earlier we were rendering full fidelity at every frame – this was slowing down or wasting GPU power. So what happens after this change is we render full fidelity on mouse release.
    The amount of blur depends on the amount of zoom. If you zoom too far the onscreen representation will be more blurry. I hope this answers.

    — Ashutosh

  20. new .eps clipart will not open in Illustrator 7.0

    Mac os 8.6 (still us it as my main vector creation program to create airbrush masks on plotter) and Illustrator 7.0.

    I bought this alleged vector (eps) file of an anchor from some clipart etsy shop and got the canned "garbled, etc" message when attempting to open in illustrator 7.0. this has happened before. Have tried to place and all other possibilities. If anyone can open and confirm this is a real vector file, then save it for a version of illustrator my 7.0 can read, I'd really appreciate it.

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