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  1. Letter Spacing

    Open Type Letter Spacing doesn’t work properly. If I enable "all caps" the (usually ******) spacing is not applied.

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    Hi,
    Sorry for the inconvenience caused to you due to this issue.
    We are unable to reproduce this issue.
    Please help us in isolating it further. We would need you to check
    1) Is this Issue still happening on your machine in the latest version 24.0.1 ?
    2) If yes,Kindly provide some video , Test file(Via File→Package) & some steps with which you are facing issue and share with us at ShareWithAI@adobe.com in a Zip file.
    Please mention the title of this issue as the subject of the mail.
    Thanks and Regards
    Ankit Goyal
    Illustrator Team

  2. Character Panel Typing Font Names Manually Issue

    When trying to type certain font names manually in the first field the placement of the letters jumps to the wrong spot.

    When I type "Arial Bold", "Arial Regular", or "Cooper Black" the cursor or text placement seems to fail and not type the text in order from left to right. I saw one other post here with a similar issue but it could not be reproduced. This is the first time I have seen this so far on the new Illustrator CC 2020. After typing the "o" in "Arial Bold" the letters end up typing to the left of…

    3 votes
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    3 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi All,

    Apologies for the inconvieniecne caused to you due to this issue but we are not able to reproduce the issue at our end.
    To nail down the issue further we would like the following information from your end :
    1) Setting in the font search dialog – (“Search Entire Font Name” or “Search first name only”)
    It would be really helpful if you could provide a short video having steps to reproduce the issue.

    Share with us at ShareWithAI@adobe.com in a Zip file.
    Please mention the title of this issue as the subject of the mail.

    Thanks and Regards
    Ankit Goyal
    Illustrator Team

  3. unknown error [!now] when converting a rasterized pattern to PNG

    I am trying to Export a .ai doc to PNG and receive the following message "The operation cannot complete because of an unknown error. [!now]

    3 votes
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  4. New update (23.0.1) shows Home screen instead of my actual file until I press F

    Most of the times, when I open an AI file I can't see my actual artboard until I press F (Toggle Screen Mode). Once I switch the screen mode it shows a weird red color in the artboard (too fast to capture).

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  5. application frame


    1. These are not 'ideas' they are bugs, errors, problems - stop with the Orwellian language, just makes you look insincere and untruthful.

    The problem:
    When Application Frame is selected, files either do not display when opened or have a corrupted display. Doesn't happen every time, but quite often.
    Mac Pro macOS 10.12.6, Illustrator 22.1

    3 votes
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  6. Can't click on properties dropdowns

    I just updated AI to the newest release and suddenly I'm unable to access extended properties not displayed on the main panel nor will it let me select and change colors via the properties panel. I also don't like that you've all decided what tools I work with constantly, I need to be able to customize what I need to keep open for my workflow optimization. Because if I could, I could work around this bug.

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    Need More Info  ·  3 comments  ·  Properties Panel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Borders_Dashed Treatment Changes Spot Color to Process

    I draw a box, stroke it with a spot color, apply a "borders_dashed" treatment. The Spot color becomes process. Please fix.

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  8. Eye Dropper tool color is off

    When you use the eye dropper tool on either images or vectors the shade is off and not exactly the same like it was https://www.screencast.com/t/bI7aJSdwB

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  9. Illustrator Not Holding Clipping Masks

    Hello. I'm not sure if this is just an "operator error" or if this is a bug in the new Illustrator 2020, but every time I reopen my AI file the clipping masks have been removed. Is there a fix for this? It started happening when I updated to 2020.

    Thanks in advance!

    2 votes
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  10. All tools and actions are slow and lagging, random selection in Ilustrator 2020

    All tools lagging. cursor selects items randomly and drags them around when non having been selected. Illustrator 2020 CC installed

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    0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We need more details to repro this issue. Please provide the following details

    - Screen recording of the random selection and tool/cursor lagging
    - System Information (Illustrator Help menu > System Info and OS system information)
    - Is this issue happening before AI 2020 release

    Please send the above details to sharewithai@adobe.com

    -Rama
    Illustrator Team

  11. 2 votes
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    Hi,
    Apologies for the inconvenience caused to you due to this issue.
    We are unable to reproduce this issue in house.
    Can you help the Illustrator team to isolate this issue further so that we can nail this down?
    If yes, then please let me know the following:
    1)Kindly provide some video , Test file(Via File→Package) & some steps with which you are facing issue and share with us .
    2) Is this file specific or happens with any object in a newly created file also?
    3) Kindly share your preferences folder with us in a zip File
    MAC: /Users//Library/Preferences/Adobe Illustrator 24 Settings//
    Win: C:\Users\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Adobe Illustrator 24 Settings

    Kindly share the requested information at ShareWithAI@adobe.com in a Zip file.
    Please mention the title of this issue as the subject of the mail.

    Thanks and Regards
    Ankit Goyal
    Illustrator Team

  12. Gradient panel causes bugs

    The gradient panel really makes me nervous. On rare occasions when dropping a color onto a gradient handle to change it, Illustrator suddenly just closes without a warning. Just gone in a split second along with all my work. No auto save. Nothing. It even won't show my recently opened files when I open it back up. This issue also happened the last time Illustrator was updated but then it was fixed. Please fix it again as I'm always SUPER nervous when I have to change settings for a gradient. I have no idea on how to reproduce this, other…

    2 votes
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    Hi,

    Apologies for the inconvenience caused to you due to this issue.
    We are unable to reproduce this issue in house.
    Can you help the Illustrator team to isolate this issue further so that we can nail this down?
    If yes, then please let me know the following:
    1) Kindly provide some video , Test file(Via File→Package) & some steps with which you are facing issue
    2) kindly also share your preferences folder with us in a zip file. You would be able to find the preferences folder in the below location:
    MAC: /Users//Library/Preferences/Adobe Illustrator 24 Settings (Kindly press Command + Shift + G and write ~/Library and ok and then go to preferences )

    Win: C:\Users\\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Adobe Illustrator 24 Settings

    Kindly clear your preferences by renaming your preference folder “Adobe Illustrator Settings” at above mentioned location and relaunch Adobe Illustrator . Kindly let us know if Adobe Illustrator still…

  13. Unable to save Illustrator file as svg using artboards

    We use Illustrator to draw lots of icons.
    If we place each iocn on an artboard and try to save each artboard to a file by selecting Save as -> svg -> use artboards -> all,
    we expect multiple icons to be saved to multiple svg files.

    We actually get multiple svg files, but each svg contains all layer names from the original file and one svg icon.

    It would be very helpful, if manual cleanup after saving / exporting wasn't necessary.

    2 votes
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  14. Appearance of Black Feature Not Working in Illustrator CC 2019

    The "Appearance of Black" feature is not working after installing Illustrator CC 2019. I've tried to disable and re-enable the feature, however all blacks appear as rich black now. The document shown in the attached screenshot is in CMYK color mode. The black box on the left is 100% K only, the box to the right is C: 60%, M: 50%, Y: 50%, and K: 100%.

    Previously 100% process black only would display as shown in the preferences window. I've tried to open an old document and create a new CMYK color mode document, however the 100% K looks rich…

    2 votes
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  15. JPG Import bug CC 2019

    macOS 10.13.6
    Ai 23.0

    Try to open or place a .jpg or .jpeg file
    -> Error-Message "File could not be read because there was an error"

    Does work with other images. I attached the original image.

    (After running the image through imageOptim the import works)

    2 votes
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  16. Isolate Selected Groups Does Not Work in CC 2019

    Spent 4 days following a tutorial thinking I was losing my mind.
    Then, it dawned on me I downloaded CC 2019 four days ago.
    Downloaded CC2017 and the operation works as advertised.
    Used especially for cartooning…
    Goes like this:
    1. Select all inked artwork>Object>Expand Appearances>Merge.
    Create and color a rectangle covering artwork.
    Select All>Merge
    Then>>>>>Right Click<<<< and click "Select Isolate Selected Groups”
    This will put editable color with all closed line work.

    The enclosed pic is where things go wrong in 2019
    Once Isolate Selected groups is clicked you should be able to delete the outside green in isolation mode…

    2 votes
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  17. 3d extrude and bevel problem

    Illustrator crashes when attempting 3d extrude and bevel or it does not do extrude and bevel at all.

    2 votes
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  18. Layer Panel is blank & not representing any layer panel icons or titles

    Layer Panel went blank randomly in a multi-layered project. Cannot view titles or any icons. Sometimes running the mouse over layer panel reveals the information that the mouse points at, however, only to disappear (title info, icons etc) if you click on layer.

    Latest version of Illustrator CC 2018. Have rebooted system twice, one shutdown for several hours, one restart. Also researching online to find similar issues. Seems to be relatively new issue.

    2 votes
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    Sorry to hear that you are facing this issue. Can you please check layer options dialog?
    From panel flyout open Layer Options and see if the thumnails for “Layers” “Groups” and “Objects” are selected and “Top Layer Only” is Not selected.

    Also “Show Layers Only” check box should be deselected.

    let me know if this solves your problem or not?

    Thanks
    Anish Kumar
    Illustrator Team

  19. Using idropper to copy text settings cause the text and text box to disappear. Amazing! Great feature.

    Using idropper to copy text settings cause the text and text box to disappear. Amazing! Great feature.

    2 votes
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  20. Font name not suggested when typing in

    When I want to change a typeface to another and I start typing in the name, instead of loading a list of installed fonts related to the characters being typed, nothing happens. No suggestions loaded at all.

    2 votes
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    Hi Love,

    sorry to hear that you are facing this issue. Can you please click on the little rectangle in the font name (below search button) and see the option selected?

    If it is “Search First Work Only”, change it to “Search Entire Font Name” and it will solve the issue.

    Thanks
    Anish Kumar
    Illustrator Team

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