Bug in entering number values in transform panel
Version: CC 22 (and has happened in previous versions)
OS: Windows 10
There is a small bug that happens often when using the transform panel. I use it a lot to move and size objects with precision. Many times, I will want to move an object with the X and Y values. I will type a number, press enter and a completely different number value will automatically appear in the box and move it to that value. For example, I want to move an object to 4.25" in the Y axis and after I press enter, a value of 36.0833" appears and moves it to that value. It can happen up to three times before the number I want finally sticks. It is a minor inconvenience but would be great if this got fixed.
It is now obvious the issue was not fixed fully. The developers are aware of it now. Let’s hope it will be fixed soon enough.
If you have a solid order of steps which reproduce this behavior, share them in comments, because only some machines are affected. Please help the team to isolate it.
Amit T commented
I'm running 26.3.1 and this issue is still present. I can not even change the values in the X, Y, W and H fields.
Why am I paying for this software that doesn't let me do one of the most basic of things?
Admin, your last response here was in 2019. Please stop ignoring the issue.
David Castillo commented
This issue persists in the latest build (26.0.2)
This issue is happening for me in version 25.4.1
enter a Value and illustrator makes up a new number (but never the correct number) and inserts that and moves the object.
Same issue here on 25.4.1, so frustrating that I cannot move or resize items via the transform panel. A simple move to 0x/0y or minor resize repositions off the page and onto somewhere random on the pasteboard. Been this way for months now for me. MAJOR bug that needs to be fixed.
BTW unchecking use preview bounds does nothing for me either.
in version 25.3.1
objects keep slightly changing their position and size (whole numbers to .9985px or .0003px, etc)
it's very frustrating
I'm in version 25.3.1 and can't adjust the x/y w/h in the properties menu. This is frustrating.
Unchecking preview bounds in align panel does nothing.
I'm in version 25.2.3 it's 2021 and this just started happening to me. WTF!
MR LABEL CO commented
Finally found the fix in another thread. Uncheck (use preview bounds) in the Align panel options.
MR LABEL CO commented
FIX THIS ASAP!! We are in the print industry and size is VERY important! All sizes are off in the Transform panels both in the top bar and in the floating panel.
Shape panel is correct and rectangle properties is correct. See attached trying to make a 1" x 1" square.
OS Big Sur 11.2.3
BUG is still HUGE issue
We need to make sure artboards are perfect in dimensions in mm form. It was working correctly for the past couple weeks. Now it is rounding up.
Deleted app, switched inches to mm, restarted comp. Nothing. Tried to input it manually. For example need artboard to be 129.9129mm x 43.4008 but it rounds up to be 129.913x43.401
Pls fix this ASAP this is effecting our production
This is still a problem in 24.2.3. and 24.3 (Mac OS version)
I enter 25mm with for a rectangle without outlines and illustrator changes it to 25.003mm, 124.967mm and other unwanted sizes.
I enter it 3 or 4 times and finally sticks to 25mm.
It's a shame that this expensive program can't fulfil such a basic task.
Still a problem. I can't make anything on full point sizes. I'll type in "0p5" and it turns into "0p5.0004". I can't even set my keyboard increment to 1 pt. in the preferences panel. It seems like the only whole point values illustrator will accept are multiples of 3 like 0p6 and 0p9.
I unchecked "align to pixel grid" in the transform box and it fixed it.
Chris S commented
In version 24.12 it is an issue again. I cannot get an exact dimension, Illustrator automatically changes the number to something else. For example, I put in 2.25" for the width, and get 2.2507"
YES! We have the same problem in CS5 when inputing an 8" x 10" rectangle the software creates an object that is 8.0686" x 10.0686". Last resort may be to reinstall the program?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Helena Smith commented
This is STILL NOT FIXED. I downloaded the free trial version of the most recent adobe illustrator, and I CANT EVEN RESIZE THE TEXT. Forget it. Just lost thousands of dollars for myself and my entire team 20+ people. We're sticking with inkscape, which is free and actually works. Ridiculous you can't even resize in both width and height, only width will rescale no matter what you do! Absolutely ridiculous adobe, thats so basic. Sad to see its been happening for YEARS and nothing has been done.
Angelic Jacobs commented
The transform panel has SO MANY issues - this i s just one of them. I also doesn't resize properly and will change both values even when "constrain height and width proportions" is unlocked. It also rotates items when resizing.
For all the ways you keep people paying for your software you have got to do better - this is ridiculous!
It is not solved, this is so basic to work & they cannot fix it.
I am agree with the dude below, is completely unacceptable, how can they not fix this? People is complaining since 3 years !!
I'm planning to cancel my susbscription, I'm going to change to Sketch, they are not trashy like illustrator.
This has not been fixed. Please, please fix this!!
Madeline Folz commented
this hasn't been fixed at all