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  1. Illustrator CC 2019 is very slow and laggy

    I'm using a Mac OS 10.13 Intel Core i7 16 GB. Ever since I updated to the CC 2019, illustrator became laggy and slow. The other adobe apps worked fine after the update. I saw here that I should try turning the dictation off but that didn't help.
    Everything in illustrator is slow now. And if I use the blend tool a lot in one document the eyedropper option in the gradient window becomes unavailable. Everything even if it's as simple as moving from one art board to the next or zooming in/out is lagging

    154 votes
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    292 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Gentle Reminder 2:

    Apologies for the inconvenience that has been caused by Illustrator’s performance on your system.

    To isolate this issue further, will it be possible for you to join an online session with Illustrator team so that we can nail down this issue further after analysing it on your system.

    Please drop an email about your time availability (so that we can share you the session link) at sharewithai@adobe.com

    With Best Regards,
    Raghuveer Singh
    Illustrator Team

  2. 62 votes
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    111 comments  ·  File Save, Import and Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi,

    Thanks for reporting the issue .
    We have fixed the bug which was orignally reported but it seems some users are still facing the issue.

    We are not able to reproduce this issue in house now ,Kindly provide following info to nail down this issue:

    1)Kindly provide some video , Test file(Via File→Package) & some steps with which you are facing issue and share with us at ShareWithAI@adobe.com .

    2)Please try the below mentioned workaround and let us know if that helps:

    If you do not use custom Adobe PDF presets/joboptions or not heard of it then follow the below steps
    1. Navigate to user presets folder
    Win: appdata\Adobe\Adobe PDF\Settings
    Mac: ~/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Adobe PDF/Settings
    2. Rename the folder to “Settings old” and create a new empty folder “Settings” in the same place
    3. Launch Illustrator and check if you can save the document

    If you use custom…

  3. Workspaces not working at all

    Today (Mar 19th, 2018) I updated Illustrator and upon (re)launching, NONE of my pallets/Windows opened into the application. When I try to switch to built-in or custom Workspaces, nothing changes. The Workspace STAYS selected as my previously-selected Workspace and none show up. If I manually go look at the Windows in the menu, none are open and I can MANUALLY open them and move them around... "Manage Workspaces" and "New Workspace" are disabled (Gray) and no matter what I do, I cannot change or override. I have quit/relaunched numerous times - same results.

    29 votes
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    33 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi,

    Apologies for the inconvenience caused to you due to this issue.
    Unfortunately we are not able to reproduce this issue. Could you kindly provide the following information to help us nail this down.

    1)Kindly try the below workaround and let us know if that helps with the issue:

    Kindly rename your Preferences folder placed in below location and share this folder with us in a zip file.
    MAC: /Users//Library/Preferences/Adobe Illustrator 24 Settings//
    WIN: C:\Users\\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Adobe Illustrator 24 Settings\

    Kindly share the above with us in a Zip file at ShareWithAI@adobe.com
    Please mention the title of this issue as the subject of the mail.

    Regards,
    Ankit Goyal
    Illustrator Team

  4. Pasted/Embedded Images are disappearing


    1. 22.0.1 on MacOS 10.13.3

    2. Illustrator closes either through my action or an unexpected crash

    3. I expect all of the embedded files I've been working with to display on the canvas

    4. A handful of the images will appear, but almost everything that has been linked (then embedded) or pasted into the file only appears as an empty bounding box. The images will only reappear if I use the link panel to hunt for each file and place it again. 40 minutes into this, I don't even know if I'll be able to fix all of the images that I pasted into…
    19 votes
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    14 comments  ·  Other...  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi,

    Apologies for the inconvenience caused to you due to this issue.
    Unfortunately we are not able to reproduce this issue. Could you kindly provide the following information to help us nail this down.

    When this issue occur please share the AID file with us without closing illustrator.
    1) If you are using Adobe Illustrator 2020 , Could you kindly share you AID file with us in a zip file. You would be able to find the AID file in preferences folder in the below location:

    MAC: /Users//Library/Preferences/Adobe Illustrator 24 Settings// DataRecovery/ (Kindly press Command + Shift + G and write ~/Library and ok and then go to preferences )
    Win: C:\Users\\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Adobe Illustrator 24 Settings\ \x64\DataRecovery\

    Kindly share the above with us in a Zip file at sharewithai@adobe.com. Please mention the title of this issue as the subject of the mail.

    Regards,
    Ankit Goyal
    Illustrator Team

  5. Keyboard commands for zoom and hand tool don't work.

    Illustrator CC 2018 running on High Sierra. The keyboard command for the zoom and hand tools doesn't always work. Quitting and restarting the application does't resolve the issue. I have to restart my machine to restore functionality. It's seems to be be an entirely random issue.

    18 votes
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    30 comments  ·  Drawing Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi ,

    Thanks for reporting the issue . Unfortunately we are not able to reproduce this issue. Could you kindly provide the following information to help us nail this down :

    1. Machine details which can be found by :
    MAC : Choose Apple menu  > About This Mac.

    WIN : Go to settings and Click on System and Click on About . In Windows Specifications , machine details can be found .

    2. Version of Illustrator .

    3.Kindly rename your Preferences folder placed in below location and share this folder with us .
    MAC: /Users//Library/Preferences/Adobe Illustrator Settings//
    WIN: C:\Users\\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Adobe Illustrator Settings\

    Kindly share the above with us in a Zip file at sharewithai@adobe.com. Please mention the title of this issue as the subject of the mail.

    Regards,
    Ankit Goyal
    Illustrator team

  6. Illustrator wont show correct color of png imported

    Since I have updated to the newest version I can't seem to upload pngs into Illustrator. They show as if they are negative. I run on a MacBook Pro Mac OS Mojave Version 10.14.1. Illustrator 23.0.1

    15 votes
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    10 comments  ·  Colors and Swatches  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Artboard Numbering Error

    I have a document that consists of 75 artboards but the numbering on the left shows two artboards with the same 66 number instead of artboard 65 followed by artboard 66. However on export, exporting artboard 65 Illustrator exports it normally. So it's just a visual bug.

    15 votes
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    20 comments  ·  Document and Artboards  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi,

    Apologies for the inconvenience caused to you due to this issue.
    Unfortunately we are not able to reproduce this issue. Could you kindly provide the following information to help us nail this down.

    1)Kindly provide the Test file(Via File→Package) & some steps with which you are facing this issue.
    2)Kindly try the below workaround and let us know if that helps with the issue:
    Kindly rename your Preferences folder placed in below location and share this folder with us in a zip file.

    MAC: /Users//Library/Preferences/Adobe Illustrator 24 Settings//
    WIN: C:\Users\\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Adobe Illustrator 24 Settings\

    Kindly share the above with us in a Zip file at sharewithai@adobe.com
    Please mention the title of this issue as the subject of the mail.

    Regards,
    Ankit Goyal
    Illustrator Team

  8. font finder/Missing font box not working

    Find Font box not working. Example i am missing fonts and when i open that menu it shows the fonts used in the document but the missing ones just have a loading circle next to it and it never stops.

    Also the Missing font box. When i do have the fonts and want to Activate them they will never activate, It just loads for 10mins and stops with out loading the fonts.

    13 votes
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    6 comments  ·  Type  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Can't select or hide layers, AI instantly changes it back

    All was fine, until I discovered I can't change layers' visibility or lock them.
    Restart won't help. Please see animation attached and document shown.

    I remember I had this bug before but it somehow went away.

    12 votes
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    9 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Illustrator CC 2018 - Error code 145 during updates

    Simply fix this bug once and for all.
    It happens over and over and over again.

    Exit Code: 145
    -------------------------------------- Summary --------------------------------------
    - 2 fatal error(s), 0 error(s), 1 warnings(s)

    FATAL: Error (Code = 145) executing in command 'MoveDirectoryCommand' for package: 'AdobeIllustrator22-Core', version:22.0.1.253
    FATAL: Error occurred in install of package (Name: AdobeIllustrator22-Core Version: 22.0.1.253). Error code: '145'

    WARN: Target directory already exists: 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Illustrator CC 2018\Support Files\Contents\Windows'

    12 votes
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    14 comments  ·  Other...  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi,

    Apologies for the inconvenience caused to you due to this issue.
    Unfortunately we are not able to reproduce this issue. Could you kindly provide the following information to help us nail this down.

    1)Kindly use the Adobe Log Collector Tool, by following the steps mentioned in https://helpx.adobe.com/in/creative-cloud/kb/cc-log-collector.html and collect the log files and share with us.

    Kindly share the above with us in a Zip file at sharewithai@adobe.com. Please mention the title of this issue as the subject of the mail.

    Regards,
    Ankit Goyal
    Illustrator Team

  11. Selecting Object Accuracy

    The selection accuracy of both the arrow tools and the text tools is not very accurate and hence quite annoying now. Illustrator 2017 didn't have this issue. I can clearly see that I'm clicking on the intended object, but illustrator selects the object next to it. It is as if clicking on the object with a "fat finger". The same thing happens with the text selection tool.

    As a technical illustrator, I like to keep the accuracy of selection to a fine level.

    To work around this issue I have to zoom in more than expected. I have adjusted the…

    11 votes
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    5 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We need your help in re-creating this issue at our end. If this issue is reproducible at will, please reach out to sharewithai@adobe.com with your convenient time for remote screen sharing. If this happens intermittently, please do screen recording and send us the same. Any other details that help in re-creating this issue will be helpful (files, workspace, plug-ins, preferences, etc.)

    -Rama
    Illustrator Team

  12. Cursor stuck on hand

    The cursor is stuck on the hand tool in all my adobe apps so I cannot use them at all.

    10 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We need your help in re-creating this issue at our end. If this issue is reproducible at will, please reach out to sharewithai@adobe.com with your convenient time for remote screen sharing. If this happens intermittently, please do screen recording and send us the same. Any other details that help in re-creating this issue will be helpful (files, workspace, plug-ins, preferences, etc.)

    -Rama
    Illustrator Team

  13. AI CC2017 open slow, lags, slow response while while working in Windows 10

    AI CC2017 open slow, lags, slow response while while working in Windows 10

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    1 comment  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi,

    Thanks for reporting the issue and sorry for the inconvenience caused .
    I would be needing your help in isolating the issue, request you to be co-operative and patient. Please let me know few details-

    Version of illustrator you are currently working on
    Your hardware specs
    Is this specific to some file?
    If yes will it be possible for you to share the file with us at sharewithai@adobe.com

    Please mention the link to this issue as the subject while mailing us. Ritika from our team will help you on this.

  14. CC Library complains about Legacy format in AI 2020

    In AI 24.0.1, drag an object to a library and this message appears:
    "Saving to a legacy format may cause some changes to your text layout and disable some editing features when the document is read back in. Do you want to continue?"
    See also:
    https://community.adobe.com/t5/illustrator/problem-saving-vector-graphic-to-library/m-p/10766805#M156166

    8 votes
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    6 comments  ·  Creative Cloud Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. 8 votes
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    Need More Info  ·  1 comment  ·  Colors and Swatches  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Align not working when ALL items in a group are selected

    Since updating to CC 2018, align to selection and align to artboard are not working when ALL items in a group are selected.

    Align appears to work if ALL BUT ONE item in the group are selected ... but if the final item is selected, it stops working ... nothing happens.

    This is not ideal as it means you then have to align the remaining item with the rest of the group manually ... with transform or by eye.

    8 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Drawing Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi,

    Sorry for the inconvenience caused.

    I am not able to reproduce the issue on my side and behavior is similar to Illustrator CC 2017 version. If you think behavior is changed in Illustrator CC 2018 kindly share a small video of Illustrator CC 2017 behavior and Illustrator CC 2018 behavior at sharewithai@adobe.com so I can further investigate it.

    Please do mention the link of this thread so we can identify you

  17. Illustrator 24.1 metric precision broken

    So there was a new release Illustrator 24.1 the other day which I installed. Unfortunately, it looks like the engineers messed up and semi-broke the conversion routines from inches or whatever measurement is used internally to the metric units displayed to me as the user.

    What used to be displayed as nice whole numbers or up to a maximum of three decimals, is now never an even number and always displayed with four decimals. Just to take an example, a dimension clearly intended to be precisely 10 mm is now displayed as say 9.9998 mm or 10.0003 mm.

    This is…

    7 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Other...  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi Magnus,

    Thanks.

    I have replied on this thread (https://community.adobe.com/t5/illustrator/illustrator-24-1-metric-precision-broken/td-p/10974120?page=1) too. Posting it here also.

    In 24.1 version, we are now showing four decimal places in transform/new document screen (earlier we used to show three). We did this because we were getting requests from the community (particularly, packaging designers) to increase the decimals so that they can do more precise work. And also, from people who wanted to see their 1/16ths (0.0625) dimensions fully, without Illustrator rounding it off to three decimal places.

    As a result of this, please be assured that the actual dimensions which you had used in prior designs will not get changed. As @hubglobin’s screenshots show (thanks for creating these), the actual size has not changed, only the display has changed. If you had manually set an object’s dimension (or co-ordinate) to, say 5.355mm, you’ll still see this dimension as 5.355mm in 24.1. If…

  18. empty progress dialog

    BUG: Hitting save, switching to another application for a bit, and then coming back to Illustrator leaves a non-dismissable, persistent blank "Progress" dialog floating behind Illustrator's windows. These empty dialogs often stack up, and only ever go away by quitting the application.

    Expected: whatever dialog this is supposed to be clears itself up, cleans itself up, and puts itself away.

    Mac Powerbook touchbar
    MacOS Mojave 10.14.3
    Illustrator 23.0.2

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

    Thanks for reporting the issue. We have tried the scenario and failed to reproduce it,it would be helpful if you could provide some more information-

    Is this happening on win 7 only?

    Have you tried cleaning the preferences and re launching the application?Does that solve the issue.

    Have you encountered this issue with the latest Illustrator build?

    Thanks
    Anish Kumar

  19. Working really slow

    I am working on AMD Threadripper 1950x with 16cores and 32gb DDR4 ram...
    Illustrator still working really slow and laggy.
    When I make a multiple select some objects and deselecting, its stuck on that process. Sometimes, filling all objects with single colors after deselecting. really terrible... Even I close GPU accelerator it doesn't help

    7 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi,
    Sorry to hear that you are facing this issue. We are not able to reproduce this issue at our end and need your help.
    1. Is it happening in all files or only complex files? Would it be possible for you to share the file in which you are facing this issue?
    2. Can you please share the video of the problem?
    3. On which version of Illustrator and OS are you working?

    Please share the details on sharewithai@adobe.com

  20. With multiple projects open, can only view one tab

    In new AI2019, if I have multiple tabs open, only the tab originally opened is usable unless I open the other tabs in a new window.

    7 votes
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    8 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi Joel,

    Thanks for reporting the issue. I tried reproducing this on my computer but couldn’t reach to your conclusion. Can you please share the steps and a screen shot if possible with us. Is this happening every time or in some specific scenario. Also please let me know on which OS are you working.

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