Font point size change
In the new CC 2018 release, when changing font point sizes, the program registers every keystroke entered in the font size field of the character box. For example, if piece of text is set to size 10, and you want to change it to size 15, entering "15" into the character panel changes the font briefly to size 1, until the 5 is entered and then it changes to 15. When undoing this change using command-z, the it requires two keystrokes to return from 15 to 10, because the first undo returns it to size 1, and the second then to size 10. I don't remember this behavior happening before, and it makes it a challenge to compare different font sizes for a given design element by using undo and redo to flip between the sizes the user is comparing. Maybe you can write a little code to add a slight delay so that changes entered into the size field of the character box don't take effect until after the average interval between the keystrokes of someone who's entering two or three digits?
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 FAQ – https://illustrator.uservoice.com/knowledgebase/articles/1844590 if you face difficulty in update.
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Ashutosh Chaturvedi | Sr. Quality Engineering Manager – Illustrator
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I need to change my font to 150 pt size... on the panel it only allows you to go to 72... :'( I just need to be able to change the POINT size... please help.
Sam I Am commented
I set type at 144 pt, which means it should be 2" tall. But is shows only 1.5 inches tall - why is this?
Cara Combs commented
I have the latest Illustrator downloaded, but it is still not working correctly. This makes it nearly impossible to typeset anything in Illustrator.
If I type a line of text and then go to change the font family on the Character panel, the text size changes to 12pt size, regardless of the size it was before.
Philippe Galmel commented
Indeed, this problem is also valid with other settings on the character panel and really painful.
It also causes Illustrator 2018 to crash on the kerning setting when the field displays zero and you want to change it.
Thanks in advance!