Text Boxes & resizing objects in Illustrator Behaving Strangely
This might be difficult to explain, but at the moment, when pasting text within Illustrator (it can be from a different artboard within the doc, or from a different Illustrator doc, or Word, basically it doesn't seem to matter where the text comes from) or if just create a new text box and type within it, and try to resize the box, it seems to create more text boxes within the main box, and the text would 'snap' into the smaller box. If I stretch the box wider, the text will 'snap' back into the bigger box again, and I can then delete the randomly created text box as it is empty and not affected anymore. If I keep moving the edges of the text box around, every time the text within it is affected by moving or not having enough space it will just pop a new box. It will carry on indefinitely as long as I'm shifting the size around.
This only happens when creating text boxes that you can resize without affecting the size of the text inside it. Typing without a text box seems to be fine. It has also started doing it with any objects within Illustrator. For example, I create a basic rectangle shape. Then, using the bounding box, I drag a corner to resize it, and as I do that, it is generating more rectangles as I go. In the layers panel, they are listed as normal, as if I duplicated the shapes or text boxes.
Here is a screen recording: https://drive.google.com/a/giuliodecandia.com/file/d/1Uu2KZfbD21msW4OBIXA60zVcZIfzhJgc/view?usp=drivesdk
It's the latest version Illustrator 23.0.1 running on MacOS Mojave 10.14.1
Here is the discussion I have had on Adobe forums: https://forums.adobe.com/message/10784929
I have this issue as well. I couldn't't find anyone posting about it so I am glad I found this thread.
Very annoying issue when resizing objects.
Thanks, Giulio. I have been running Dropbox, I'll turn it off and kill all the processes to see if that's causing all the issues. Such a bizarre bug!
Giulio De Candia commented
Hey Mat, it's really irritating. Do you have Google Drive File Stream or Dropbox running in the background?
I have this issue too. I posted it a while ago. I thought it might just be me. I'll jump in on the discussion. It's driving me mad