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Align to Artboard

All version of Illustrator before CC 2018 the Align to.. command would stick to Align to Artboard unless you clicked on another object to define a Key Object.

This upgrade keeps jumping back to align selections.

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We have the fix available in the latest release. Please update Illustrator using Adobe Creative Cloud application to the latest build for version Illustrator CC 22.1.
Please refer to our knowledge base FAQhttps://illustrator.uservoice.com/knowledgebase/articles/1844590 if you face difficulty in update.
Or get in touch with us at any of the other support channels – https://helpx.adobe.com/support.html

Warm Regards,
Ashutosh Chaturvedi | Sr. Quality Engineering Manager – Illustrator
Adobe. Make It an Experience.


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  • K Park commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I've got Ai CC 23.0.3 and am still having this issue, amongst others. Single clicks are delayed by several seconds each time if they register at all. Deadlines looming and I am not happy about my subscription. Running Mac OS Mojave. 10.14.4. — 3.6 GH Intel i9. 16 GB RAM. Radeon Pro Vega 48 w/8GB.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hi, Could you help please? I can't align the object at CC2019. 23. its not align correctly even I set the "Align to selection". And the Distribute Spacing cannot work too it's not distribute with the top and bottom object i have selected, it distributed to somewhere and the ordering is wrong. So many problem happen after I updated to CC 2019 .23

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hi, I am trying to make my artwork that when i place it, it will snap to artboard and taking whole size of my artboard. I tried to use script the will fit my artwork to my artboard but it seems changing the scale of my photo making it smaller.
    my purpose is that when i place the photo it will snap to the entire artboard without changing the size of that photo/artwork.
    i appreciate any help i get. Thank you.

  • Travis Radke commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This still happens, keeps switching back to 'align to selection' from 'align to artboard'. This costs me a ton of time when making print files which I do on the daily and need to align art centered to the print boundary aka artboard. Fix this ****!

  • Rob Hutchings commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate
  • Jon commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Align to used to stay on the selected choice (align to selected, artboard, etc). With the current release it changes every time I open a file. Sometimes its changed while working on the same document.

  • Drew commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Still not fixed. I have version 22.1.

    I want my align option to stay as 'align to key object' as i have a tonne of things I need to align this way, but each time I have to keep switching it from 'align to artboard'.

  • Kevin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Very pleased to report that the latest update fixed a few annoying issues:
    1. Align to artboard does not default back to Align to Selection
    2. An embed artwork script now works when placed in an action without having to reload it each day
    3. It might be me but files seem to save faster

    Illustrator 2018 v22.1
    Thanks to the Adobe team

  • Creative Lillie commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Good afternoon Ashutosh,

    I find it does not work well.
    The alignment changes back and forth between align to artboard and on selections on it's own.

    Thank you,

  • Larry S commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    In the Alignment Panel, I choose "Align to Artboard". It stays that way for an hour, or two hours, and then I find that it has reset itself to Align to Selection. In previous versions of Illustrator this was never a problem. The reason it's important for me is because I have an action that depends on this setting. If it changes itself back to Align to Selection, the action will place my objects in the wrong position. So when I set it to Align to Artboard, it needs to stay that way until I personally, manually change it to something else or it screws up my work and I may not even notice it. Sometimes the position is changed only subtly.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is really critical to my workflow. I this new update is awful. IS there a way to go back a version???

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