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  1. Cannot open multiple files


    1. Version 21.1.0 (windows)

    2. Selecting multiple files, right clicking to open all files

    3. Expected results that all files open the same way I have been opening files for years.

    4. Only one file opens and locks illustrator, need to close out program through task manager, restart computer and that sometimes fixes the issue. If not I have to uninstall and reinstall illustrator and that fixes the issue for a day or two.

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  2. Illustrator CC 2017 crashes when i copy paste anything from it

    When i try to copy paste anything from the Illustrator, It crashes.
    1. I use the latest Illustrator CC 2017
    2. For example i draw a cube
    3. I open the Photoshop as well
    4. Back to Illustrator and copy the cube and try to paste into the photoshop but the Illustrator crashes.
    5. I reinstall it and rebooted the PC of course but nothing changes
    6. Honestly if i push the "CTRL-C" within Illustrator it crashes asap, so i cannot copy/paste anything within the AI.

    6 votes
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  3. Export resolution

    There is an inconsistency between illustrator and the rest of the world (Photoshop / Bridge / Finder) regarding export resolutions.
    When one exports a 100px board on Ai set at 300ppi the file info shows 422 x 422 i.e. 100 * 300 / 72 on Ps an export will show as 100 X 100 which makes sense and that’s how other programs view it.

    5 votes
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  4. Save As PDF Issue

    I am trying to save a file in Illustrator 2020 the same way I've always saved PDF files in older versions of Illustrator for Print. I select PDF x-1a and select document bleeds is the only change I make. It saves fine but when I go to look at the file I get the attached error. I don't understand why I receive this error in this version when I've never experienced this in previous versions taking the exact same file saving steps. i've tried multiple pdf preset options but still experiencing issue.

    Update: Currently the only preset I can save…

    5 votes
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  5. Extra pixel added to image size when exported For Screens

    When I use "Export for Screens" export option to batch-export artboards many of the resulting JPGs are a pixel larger vertically and/or horizontally that the artboard dimensions within Illustrator. For example I exported a dozen images with artboard sizes of 1200px wide and 1200px high. After exporting the resulting JPGs have a dimension of 1201px wide and/or high. This only happens on some of the exported files and only some of those are effected vertically and horizontally.

    Mac OS X Mojave 10.14.4
    Illustrator 23.0.3

    5 votes
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  6. Pixel preview does not match exported file

    A print file that has been adjusted (RGB, pixel values) and optimized for the web (pixel snapping) shows a perfect alignment in the pixel preview, but has fuzzy edges after being exported to the web (no matter in which of the export dialog boxes).
    The same artwork can be copied to a newly created web file and the problem is gone.
    File: https://www.dropbox.com/s/metpcvhmg255fv2/Stadt-Aarau_RGB.ai?dl=0

    5 votes
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  7. illustrator doesn't support 'vector-effect' in svg import

    illustrator doesn't support 'vector-effect' in svg import.
    'vector-effect' has 3 values : non-scaling-stroke | none | inherit

    https://jsfiddle.net/api/mdn/ Please open it any browser and you will see the perfect result (scaling) which is not supporting on any version of illustrator.

    5 votes
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  8. Could not read file because the plug in did not understand this file

    Hi,

    Illustrator was working fine, suddenly crashed and now says: 'Could not read the file because the plugin did not understand this file' everytime I try to launch.

    I had alot of vectors on the document and several artboards and copies of work, some complex shapes and masks ect. Some of the some of the shapes which were masks in groups were clipping images, some of these clipping mask groups had been copied across documents and had missing links, which may be part of the problem.

    Upon launching Illustrator a dialogue box appears and asks to 'replace' or 'ignore' the…

    5 votes
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  9. Unable to activate fonts because "Not signed in" even though I am signed in!

    I am trying to open an Illustrator file that has two fonts which are not installed on my computer.

    When I open the file, a dialog comes up and I click the "Find Fonts" button. However, it gives me an error saying that I am not signed in (see attachment "not signed in").

    I am not able to click the Help menu option because the Find Font dialog window does not allow me to focus on the main window.

    When I close the Find Font dialog, I check the help menu to discover that I am, in fact signed in!…

    5 votes
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  10. Colors dull when exporting png

    OS: iOS High Sierra version 10.13.4
    AI CC up to date

    When I export my AI document and choose PNG format, the colors are dull. The colors are correct when I save using Export, legacy, PNG. I was told by adobe support twitter that they confirmed that they got the same result as me and to report the problem.

    5 votes
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  11. Cannot place images. Just updated to latest version

    Totally fails to place any image.

    I have just updated, uninstalled and re-installed and updated my macbook to High Sierra.

    Macbook Pro mid-2015

    5 votes
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  12. Unembed for Black and White Bitmap

    Adobe Illustrator 22.1
    macOS High Sierra 10.13.3

    The Unembed button is grayed out for Black & White Bitmap images. The workaround is to Rasterize as Grayscale but this is leading to unexpected results. Parts of my images are disappearing, please fix the bug and add this feature.

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  13. SVG text export failure

    Illustrator 22.0.1 cannot export text layer names to SVG, which seriously impairs our SVG processing pipeline. Tested on both Mac and PC.
    To reproduce:
    • Create a blank document
    • Create a new text object with the Type tool
    • Give the text object a name in the Layers control panel
    • Export to SVG, setting Object IDs to "Layer Names"

    The resulting SVG code will contain a <text> entity, but without its "id" attribute!

    5 votes
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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 23.0.
    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.

  14. Saving issue - the error box pops up...

    I was using CC 2017 and went to save my file and a box popped up that said

    "This printer driver is not supported by Illustrator"

    I clicked okay and it let me go back to working. When I went to save again the same thing popped up. I updated to CC 2018 and when the program opened this same message popped up.

    It seems to still let me work in the program, but when I go to save the screen goes black and freezes the program for about 20-30 seconds

    5 votes
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  15. SVG Export ignores layer id <g> tag for some artboards and layers, but not all of them

    When exporting to SVG, some tags are ignored and some are not for the same document and export event.
    I tried reproducing the problem and were successful.
    Also, I tried fixing the problem and were, in a sense, successful.

    Fixed it using the assets option on the export panel: it creates 2 layers <g> tags. One of them has the correct naming (stroke) and the other is just generic (Layer2). The compiler put stroke inside layer2. Not good for my automation process and where did layer_2 come from? I did not create it.

    Another fix is to save…

    5 votes
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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 23.0.
    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.

  16. 'Can't save some resource data, but artwork was saved successfully. AN I/O error occurred. Id:-36'

    'Can't save some resource data, but artwork was saved successfully. AN I/O error occurred. Id:-36'

    This happens when saving an illustrator doc now.

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  17. Export As... in Actions Panel doesn't show dialog even if " show dialog" toggle is selected.

    OS X version 10.12.6; Illustrator version 22.0.0
    Previous versions of Illustrator worked correctly.

    5 votes
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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 23.0.
    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.

  18. PNG files rendered from AE import as blank linked files in Adobe Illustrator

    PNG files rendered from AE import as blank linked files in Adobe Illustrator

    Steps to Reproduce Bug:
    1. Render a PNG from AE using the default Output Module.
    2. Place the resulting PNG into an Adobe Illustrator document.

    Results: PNG does not show in AI document as expected.

    Expected Results: PNG would show as if it had been created/saved in Photoshop.

    Note: Opening the PNG from AE and re-saving it from PS results in at PNG that imports as expected.

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  19. Illustrator could only partially read this file

    When I load the first attached file in 24.0.1 (with Windows 10) it loads OK and I can edit it. When I save it and try to reload it in 24.0.1 it says Illustrator could only partially read this file. That's awful when Illustrator cannot read a file it has just saved.

    The layers (and sublayers) under ALL > WATERWAYS > A-B beginning with A have all gone missing when it reads in what it can. Other parts may be missing too.

    It works fine in 23.1. and I have had to revert to using that.

    I have lost a…

    4 votes
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  20. The Hint not applied when export to JPG with antialias set to Hint in "Export for screen"

    When exporting a JPG using "Export for screen", the hint information applied in the anti-aliasing setting is not applied and the expected output cannot be obtained.

    environment / OSX10.13.6/Illustrator ver.24.0.0

    Step to reproduce.
    1. Files -> Export -> Export for screen
    2. Set the Format as "JPG 100" and click the Preferences icon.
    3. Choose "JPG100" and set the Antialias as "Hint".
    4. Click apply and export.

    Result : The Hint no applied.

    We need to get correct images like Illustrator ver.23.

    Workaround
    Use another functionality such as "Save for Web" or use Illustrator ver.23.

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