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  1. Round Corners prevent a narrow bar from transforming

    Please open the file attached.
    Make sure that you have Bounding Box on, and Scale Corners off.

    1. Select any one of the green bars.
    2. Try to make it shorter or longer, using bounding box (that is grab the center marker on the a short side) — works fine.
    3. Select the dark red long bar.
    4. Try to transform in the same manner — and fail. The bar gets only longer, and can't be made shorter (or shorter back).
    5. Make the red bar slightly wider or select the orange bar, it is a wider copy of the red one.
    6. Try to make…
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  2. Shape Builder ignores lines when they don’t cross a shape

    Shape builder, despite the rounding bug that is embedded in its core (https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/601447-illustrator-bugs/suggestions/37424191-expanding-a-live-paint-object-changes-dimensions#comments) is still a very useful tool many users are very fond of.
    Specifically, it can be used to bring pathfinder options to open paths — you can delete parts of lines that are covered with another shape, effectively subtracting segments from them (rather than closed shapes), by Alt+dragging over this shape (see the GIF attached).
    But this nice trick won’t do the job if lines don’t cross the entire shape. That is when a line ends inside of a shape, the tool doesn’t trim it.

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  3. Deselect All does nothing when you edit width profile of selected path

    If you have a path selected and you work on editing its width markers with a proper tool and then Deselect all — path get deselected, but you still have your width markers active.

    So, AI basically allows you to edit width markers on paths without selecting them. It can be treated both good and bad, but when I say 'Deselect' I usually mean 'Stop anything from being selected' in ANY meaning, including editing width profile. Pressing Escape helps, but... you just don't expect it.

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  4. Outline Stroke not working

    I select an object, then navigate to Object > Path > Outline Stroke and nothing happens. GRRRR.

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  5. Selection Tool - not showing box when shape is selected?

    When I am using the Selection Tool, it doesn't show the box it did before round the selected shape. So I can't alter the shape.

    It seems to be filled in green corners exactly like the direct selection tool.

    I have closed Illustrator and opened it again.

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  6. Free Transform Tool hidden under Puppet Warp in toolbar

    Illustrator CC 2018 22.1.0

    The Free Transform Tool is no hidden under the Puppet Wrap Tool. The Free Transform Tool should be the default tool. The Puppet Transform Tool should be the one which is hidden.

    In a typical day we use the Free Transform Tool quite frequently, while we almost never use the Puppet Wrap Tool. I do not speak for everyone, but only for our design studio and in my personal experience.

    Before someone posts something about keeping the bounding box visible, please be aware that to remove as much useless clutter from our drawings while editing an…

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    I am happy to share that we have fixed this bug in our latest release – 23.0.6 which is available worldwide now.

    Going forward, our goal is to fix as many top User-Voice bugs as possible and as frequently as possible. Given the nature of the fixes, some of the bugs will take a longer time to fix, but we are on it.

    You can update to the latest release using Creative Cloud desktop App: https://helpx.adobe.com/in/creative-cloud/help/creative-cloud-updates.html

    Thank you for all the feedback. Keep it coming!

  7. Bounding Box Persistence while traversing history: failure mode

    Hello, this is a very light bug that has been pestering me.
    I'm running Ai CC 21.1.0

    Bug Summary:
    While traversing the Ai history using (Cmd+z and Shift+Cmd+z) the bounding box loses track of which elements are being manipulated between the different states. This may depend on number of elements, which will then point to performance limitations but I am running on a 2016 MacBook Pro, 16 GB Memory, 2.7 GHz i7 processor, Radeon Pro 455 and Intel HD Graphics 530 1536 MB for graphics.

    Steps to Reproduce:
    1. Take a mixed sample of marks, shapes, type.
    2. Make unique…

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  9. Deleting a control handle with Anchor Point Tool

    I like the fact that you can eliminate a control handle on a closed shape by selecting the Convert Anchor Pt. Tool and click the handle. Problem is... when you have the Pen Tool and you hold option to access the Convert Anchor Pt. Tool, it will not delete the handle. What is up???

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  10. Selection tool acting like Direct selection tool and vice versa

    Selection tool does not select all points and will not move a group of objects correctly, (it acts like the Direct Selection tool, not selecting all points). And the Direct Selection tool selects ALL points of a group and moves them, which is what the Selection tool is supposed to do. They are working exactly opposite as they should. "Show Bounding box" does not resolve this issue. The Selection tool has also instantly changed format of text simply upon selection (indent & tracking). Using MacOS Sierra 10.12.6, Illustrator CC 2019. This is a bad bug, please help.

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    Please accept my sincere apology for the inconvenience. Please get in touch with us at any of the other support channels – https://helpx.adobe.com/support.html . Since this is not a generic issue that we can reproduce at our end, we will need someone to look into your machine to figure out what is going on here.

    Warm Regards,
    Ashutosh Chaturvedi | Sr. Quality Engineering Manager – Illustrator

  11. AI 23.0 crashes when drag-copying simple objects when yo have HotDoor's CADtools installed

    Since I installed version 23.0 it frequently and repeatably crashes when drag-copying even the simplest objects. In the latest example it was a line segment -- two connected vertices. After recovering, I rebuilt the objects and tried again -- same result. This is such a basic operation that I do it without thinking -- having it cause an instant crash is very debilitating to my workflow.

    MacOS 10.12.6
    iMac Retina 5K 27in Late 2015
    4GHz Core i7
    32GB RAM

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    Hi,

    This bug has been fixed with AI version 23.0.2 & fix has been verified from Brendon (Hotdoor).

    Please update AI to latest version 23.0.4 (MAC) & 23.0.3 (WIN).

    Please do let us know if it is still reproducible at email id:
    sharewithaaiATTHERATEadobeDOTcom

    For the crash during image crop you need to start a new thread as it is different from the crash described in this thread.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Raghuveer Singh
    Illustrator Team

  12. "Envelope distort > Make with top object" is warping/distorting text.

    I've seen this issue in a lot of online forums, but found no answer. I'm using the CC trial version, fairly new to Illustrator.

    Online tutorials show users creating a shape > typing text > converting text to outline > move shape to front > selecting shape and text > Object > Envelope Distort > Make with Top Object. It shapes the text perfectly to shape, without distorting the font or curving the letters.

    But when I follow these steps, but my text always comes out wavy and distorted within the shape. I've tried Envelope Options and deselecting "Distort Appearance"…

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  13. Ctrl+click on a Gradient tool icon in a toolbar to reset gradient doesn’t work

    We were able to Ctrl+click the Gradient tool button to reset gradient to default black-and-white, as stated here: https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/default-keyboard-shortcuts.html
    Now only Ctrl-clicking the preview in Gradient panel works.

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  14. Unwanted automatic grouping of compound paths with blob brush tool

    When I draw too close to an existing path/compound path with the blob brush, it automatically groups the two (SEPERATE!) path together.
    It is "solved" if I check "merge only with selection" but that is not a real fix.

    https://community.adobe.com/t5/illustrator/unwanted-grouping/m-p/12309007#M286929 see this thread for more on this issue.

    On MacBook Air M1, newest update, using wacom tablet. It did not ever happen before.

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  15. "Horizontal Distribute" buttons broken in Illustrator 24.2.1

    Illustrator version 24.2.1 on Mac OS 10.14.6 When multiple objects in a row are selected and any of the Horizontal Distribute buttons are hit, the objects are stacked on top of each other instead of distributed out based on farthest left to right. It appears to be copying the function of Horizontal Align buttons.

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  16. Bug: Shift + clicking anchor point with Delete Anchor Point tool doesn't retain curve shape

    24.1.1 on Windows 10 and Mac Mojave

    In CC 2020, Shift + clicking an anchor point with the Delete Anchor Point tool is supposed to work like the Simplify Path tool -- the shape of the curve shouldn't change. But even on a path with redundant anchors, this new shortcut doesn't work. The curve changes shape as in previous versions.

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  17. Free Transform tool and bounding box don't work with guides

    Sometimes you want to scale a guide by dragging.
    But bounding box doesn't show up when guide is selected and Free Transform tool stays in forever 'turn' mode.

    Don't you say me it is as intended. Just don't.

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  18. Main selection tool not working right

    The selection tool will select and move objects, but I cannot grab the corner and resize them. I have to use the direct selection tool and select any anchor points I want to move, even to do a simple re-size

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  19. Align distribute center doesn't work

    Trying to use Align>Distribute center with Align to Selection selected - on a group of elements.

    Elements arent distributed symmetrically but seem to randomly distribute, some elements very close together and others very far apart. Same issue has been repeating since updating to 23.0.1. Working on MacOS Mojave 10.14.

    For example the attached 3 elements were aligned with horizontal center distribution, but the center object moved close to the left text block.

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  20. Direct selection tool not resizing selected artwork

    When I try to click on an anchor point and resize my artwork with the direct selection tool, it does not resize the artwork anymore. It just moves the artwork. Fortunately, I can still use the Free Transform Tool to resize objects and artwork. This is on Windows 10 in Illustrator CC 22.1.

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    Hi All,

    Thanks for reporting this issue.
    We are getting response from users that they are able to resolve this issue via view→ show edges or show bounding box .

    In case you are still encountering this issue and unable to resolve via above provided workaround.
    Kindly provide us following information:

    1) Kindly provide some video and Test file(Via File→Package) with some steps with which you are facing issue and share with us in a zip file .
    2)Which version of Illustrator you are using.
    3) If you are using Adobe Illustrator 2020 , Could you kindly 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…

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