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Illustrator (Desktop) Bugs

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  1. Illustrator 2021, Isolation Mode bug rearranges Layers hierarchy

    Sometimes, after I have entered in Isolation Mode, at the exit of Isolation, or while undoing, the bug creates and collect all other layers that were not isolated on a new rearranged layer with 50% opacity. At this point, undo (command+z) will not make the new layer created by the bug release. It will nest, with 50% transparency, all other layers that were not at the isolation.

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  2. Dashed Line not working

    Using Illustrator CC 2020 V. 24.0.3 on MacOS Mojave 10.14

    The dashed line effect cannot be applied. As soon as I make use of the gap field, I can see a preview but then when I click anywhere the effect just disappears. And when I try to create outlines it just turns into a normal non-dashed line.

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    Hi Dana,

    I tried the same at my end but not able to reproduce the same. Can you please provide some more info regarding this issue:
    1. Are you facing this problem with some specific content or all the path types?
    2. Are you applying stroke properties from stroke panel or control panel?
    3. Will it be possible for you to share the test file?

    Thanks
    Anish

  3. Illustrator 2020 (v24.0.2) crashes consistently with "Can't Finish Previewing"

    At a random point, it switches to outline mode, and then a dialog box opens and states, "Cannot finish previewing". Thought this was fixed in previous releases but since updating Ai its happening again.

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  4. UI freezes, then crashes. Can't save.

    Last version is pretty unstable. Can't work with it, crashed several times since the update i made this morning. While working, UI freezes (but some tools are still availaible via keyboard shortcut), then crashes without message. Can't save when UI is freezed.

    I'm going back to the previous version. Aren't you ashamed that EVERY TIME we update, softs become unusable for professionnal purpose?

    Ho, and when will get ******' keyboard shortcut to rename layers? Is it in the current update at last?

    7 votes
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  5. crashes consistently

    Illustrator is crashing repeatedly with the latest update. I'm on a Mac with Mojave 10.14.5, my coworkers are on PC's and we're all crashing since the latest Illustrator update. No consistency to the tasks we are doing in ai to make it crash. Please fix!

    7 votes
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  6. Pasting previously copied objects to random places

    Illustrator pastes copied objects to random places outside of the view area.
    I have to zoom out and look for the pasted object somewhere outside the artboard. Since updated to the latest version of the software. Also updated the OS to High Siearra to give you a full picture.

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  7. Pasting symbols now creates unique symbols instead of instances of the original symbol

    Copy-pasting a symbol--whether individually or by using the paste to all artboards command-- now creates a new symbol instead of creating instances of the original symbol. Alt-dragging the symbol to a new artboard creates a new instance of the original symbol as expected.

    This seems to be a new bug, as I can't recall ever having this issue before. Thanks for checking into it!

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  8. Lost stroke when copying dynamic symbol

    Hi,

    We use a lot of dynamic symbols in the fashion industry to make colorways and keep the link with the original sketch which is in black and white.
    In Illustrator CC 2019 (23.1.1) and CC2020 (24.3) version on Mac and Windows, I noticed several bugs with the dynamic symbols:

    When I copy a dynamic symbol (CTRL + C / CTRL+V), the outline of the copy disappears.
    When I copy a dynamic symbol (ALT + Drag & Drop), the outline of the copy disappears.
    When I copy a dynamic symbol using CTRL + C / CTRL + F, the outline…

    6 votes
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  9. Groups inside compound paths

    Today I'm going to bring you awareness to the way Illustrator treats groups in compounds.

    For me it sounds strange already — why would I want a group inside of a compound path?
    What would I use it for?
    Ai won’t allow me to go isolate this group to edit its components.
    Ai would not show it in the Layers tree —for some reason we can’t expand a compound path to see its children, like we can do with the groups.
    Ai won’t give scripts a way to see these groups inside of compound paths — and this leads to…

    6 votes
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  10. Current bugs that are making it nearly impossible to get work done

    As I type this, I'm reinstalling AI for the second time this month. This time without saved prefs. Please, Adobe, make this storied and remarkable piece of software STABLE before you talk about giving us new features. I don't want a new icon, I want not to have to explain to my boss that I didn't get anything done this morning because my industry-standard software didn't work.

    AI 24.2 (June 2020)
    MacBook Pro 16"
    2.6 GHz 6-Core Intel Core i7
    32 GB
    AMD Radeon Pro 5500M 8 GB
    Intel UHD Graphics 630 1536 MB
    1 TB internal SSD, with 2…

    6 votes
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  11. automatic quitting when clicking the red close button

    When clicking on the RED "Close" button, Illustrator prompts me to either (Save what's on the clipboard" or "Discard". Then automatically quits. EVERY SINGLE TIME. This is NOT right no matter what your tech support peons were told to say.

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  12. Preview pane no longer displays preview of .ai files v24

    Since the update to v24, I've not been able to see a preview in my preview pane for .ai files when opening a document. This is extremely helpful and hope that it returns.

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  13. undo is broken

    Undo is just wonky. I hit Undo, and rather than just stepping back one step, it jumps several actions backward, and the Redo steps can't even get back to where I was. I wish I could provide more info, but it's just jacked, so I can't trace the problem.

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  14. copy and paste at original position fails from time to time

    I love the to copy and paste object at same position in an other artboard.


    1. macOS High Sierra + latest Illustrator

    2. copy, select artboard paste at same position
      3 appears in selected artboard at same position
      4 copy and pastes somewheere else – not in that artboard

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  15. Illustrator Crashing when opening files

    When I'm working in Illustrator and I have another file I want to open, I'll double-click open a file and Illustrator will stop responding. I'll need to quit using the task manager and open the files again.

    I had a work-around of opening a file from File > Open, but now that just crashed my illustrator file as well.

    I'm working on Windows 10. Unfortunately I can't share my files, but it's been happening across several projects. Can't pin-point a specific issue.

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  16. Selection of multiple text objects - changing font not working

    We can no longer change the font of multiple text objects at once.
    When multiple text objects are seleted, Ai thinks this is a 'mixed selection' and does not come up with the typeface selector. Slowing down my work incredibly.

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  17. Crashes when closing Illustrator

    After saving the file I am working on and selecting to clear the data on the clipboard (or even if I select not to clear the data), Illustrator will freeze and the bring up the Adobe Crash report dialogue box.

    I have tried to provide feedback in this box, but if I change any of the settings on the Crash report box or type any comments, this too crashes. Windows registers the programme as not responding and tries to find a solution (and doesn't find any) and then closes Illustrator.

    In some cases, when I next open Illustrator it will…

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  18. Sudden problem with embedded bitmaps

    I use embedded bitmaps for additional texture in my illustration. Since recently updating to the newest version of Adobe Illustrator CC, suddenly I am encountering a lot of problems with these-- they print irregularly, and create glitches when saving to some formats, like pngs. I have never encountered problems like this before.

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  19. Error using picas

    This error has existed in Illustrator since at least version 10, in 2001.


    1. Switch units to Picas in Preferences > Units… or by right-clicking in the ruler and selecting Picas.


    2. Select any object.


    3. Go to Object > Transform > Move…


    4. Enter a negative value higher than -1p0. e.g. -0p9.


    5. Watch as the value is converted to a positive and the object moves to the right, or don, not to the left or up.


    In earlier versions of Illustrator this bug exited across the application in any dialogue that excepted a distance, including Offset Path, Effect > Convert to Shape (using…

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  20. Tilde key not working

    My Tilde/Graves accent key is no longer working to transform a pattern within an object. Normally, I can rotate or move around a pattern when I hold it down without moving the object. It hasn't worked since my last update.

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