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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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  • jrh commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Very annoying. This happens with in the same document over and over. You select it to align to art board for one part. Then go to the next part and it's back to the align to section. Who the **** aligns to a section???!!!

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    same here! you set align and then in new work or object select you have to do it again an again!

  • Shane commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Why can't Adobe go back to ANY other version of Illustrator and use that info to fix the align to artboard issue. EVERY other version has worked. This is really slowing down work progress. FIX IT NOW!!!

  • B S Ananthram Gupta commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    While I go to artboard tool the align to option by default select to "Align to Selection" instead of last recognized selected option.

  • Murat commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I'm using Adobe Illustrator version 22. In the earlier versions of Illustrator, objects automatically align themselves according to artboard, not a selection. I see this behaviour changed since version 22. Whenever i create new path, object or something else, it needs to be configured to "align to artboard" since i mostly align things to artboard. And i see no option in preferences to change this behaviour. Anything created inside a document automatically configured as "align to selection". How can i change this to "align to artboard" permanently?

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    latest update did not fix the issue of align to artboard resetting to align to selection. It should only change manually.

  • Ziaullah commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hello Iara,

    Thanks for Reporting,
    We are able to reproduce the issue. Internal Bug ID to track the issue is AI-4209657.

    Mohd Ziaullah
    Illustrator Engineering Team

  • sMs commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Every time I open a new template .ait
    alignment switches to align to selection.
    and I have to switch it back to align to artboard.
    if I create a new document it stays the same, unfortunately I mostly use templates.

    Windows 7pro Adobe Illustrator CC 2018

  • Chris Rowe commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Just another user here, that relies on align to artboard all the time to do my living chiming in here.

  • Iara commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Align section disappears for single object, even if align to artboard is selected

    I have Illustrator CC version 22.

    I selected a single asset, while the Align was previously set to Align to Artboard and expected the Align section to appear in
    properties but it didn't.

    The previous version, before the properties panel update, would show the Align section for a single asset if Align to Artboard was previously set.

    When I select another object, however, the Align section shows up just fine.

  • nozzle commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Pretty much all alignment and anything approaching precision completely absent. Why are we your unpaid Beta testers?
    Horizontal guides won't budge under any circumstance.
    Snap to… forget it — just a nightmare. And so many other things, which frankly… I'm lost for words.

  • Rishabh Tiwari commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Thanks for reporting the issue.
    Please share a video to demonstrate the issue so that we can reproduce it in house.

  • Harry Warrell commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Since the CC 2018 Illustrator update, the align tools no longer align assets to the art board (centre, left, right, top etc) the asset doesn't even budge.

  • Shivendra Agarwal commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    To summarize what we are fixing:

    Method :

    1. Launch Illustrator
    2. Create new document with 10 artboards
    3. Go to Window > Align
    4. From flyout menu select Show Options
    5. Change "Align To" option to "Align to Artboard"
    6. Select artboard tool
    7. Exit artboard tool
    8. Observe the Align To option in Align panel

    Result : "Align To" option changes to "Align to Selection"
    Expected : "Align To" should be preserved

    Do mention if you intended something extra via this bug.

    Shivendra Agarwal

  • Kyle Marcantelli commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Not sure how often the Adobe Techs check these comments, but perhaps there is some way to make the "Align to" a Preferences Setting. I do agree with other commenters I have seen posting about this issue, it has been a nuisance to not have the default be "Align to Artboard."

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