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Illustrator (Desktop) Bugs

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  1. Can't open files from Windows File Explorer

    Files will no longer open from Windows File Explorer. Double clicking on file names does not work, dragging them into Illustrator does not work. Only the menu FILE > OPEN works. Please fix this.

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  2. Welcome screen not opening

    The welcome screen spins its wheels and the blue ring. Running windows 10 pro version 1809.

    4 votes

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  3. Direct Selection Tool not showing bounding box

    Hi,
    When I'm selecting an object using the Direct Selection Tool there is no bounding box to it or any other indication that the object is selected.
    I checked the View menu, and it is set on to show the bounding box, so I assume there is a bug causing this.
    It doesn't matter what kind of object I select, or whether it's in a group or not - the result is the same: no bounding box or even anchors are shown.

    I'm using the latest release - 23.0.1 on windows 10 (updated).

    Thanks
    Ori Manor

    4 votes

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  4. Excel graph conversation doesn't work on a Mac anymore

    When pasting an Excel graph into Illustrator, text is converted to rubbish on a Mac running OS High Sierra and the newest version of Illustrator.
    Also, when converting the Excel file to a PDF and opening it in Illustrator, the same thing happens. BUT, when opening the PDF in Acrobat, everything looks just fine.
    To make sure it wasn't an Excel bug I saved the file in an older version of Excel – that didn't solve the problem.
    I used the same Excel file on a PC and copied it into the Windows-version Illustrator, also converted the file to PDF…

    4 votes

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  5. Basic or Advanced setting for toolbar does not work everytime I open Illustrator.

    Whenever I open a fresh artboard of Illustrator CC 2019, I can't open the Basic or Advanced toolbar, It keep saying 'The operation cannot complete because of an unknown error. [CANT]. I have to redo customised toolbar again and again. Any fix for this bug? Thanks!

    4 votes

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  6. tab

    Above the top ruler I should be able to see a tab, or multiple tabs when several files are open. However all that is shown is a cropped "Ai" ident. This means the only way I can flick between files is by through "Window" in the top panel.

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  7. illustrator 2018 crash

    illustrator 2018 crashes when I try to make a pattern. I'm using a 2017 macbook pro.

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  8. Unselctable and undo glitch

    When I go to select a shape or text item sometimes the bounding box disappears. Even when I go to show bounding box (command + Shift + B) the issue isn't resolved. I don't do anything different and it seems to happen randomly. I have to restart illustrator to fix it but sometimes that doesn't.

    Once the bounding box disappears I cannot track the type and if I move an item it goes back to its org place.

    Additionally, when I hit undo rather than going back one action it will go back 4 or 5 actions. This only happens…

    4 votes

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  9. Bad precision of the mouse/cursor

    I am using Illustrator CC2018 on a MAC OX Sierra.

    There is a huge issue with the precision of the cursor. It is super shaky, keeps on appearing/disappearing. It's worst when you hit Alt, cmd, or space. I can't see the tools I am using, for example, the cursor is always black, even if I am using the white cursor ( "A" tool).
    This is really annoying, even more when I try to work with my Intuos pen and tablet... It is simply impossible.
    Am I the only one experiencing that ?

    4 votes

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  10. graphic style library don't load at startup

    Hello,

    Even with the option "persistent" ticked, custom graphic Style libraries don't reopen automatically.

    4 votes

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  11. Charts and Graphs: x-axis number values shift when revising data in a bar graph

    When reconfiguring a bar chart with new data (as opposed to creating a new chart), the values at the bottom x-axis will shift on their y-axis, or in other words, their baseline will shift.

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  12. Lightbulb speechbox is stuck.

    I just updated my Ai. Upon entering to use it it, the blue Lightbulb help button speech box won't go away. It covers up the properties, layers and library tabs, inhibiting me from finishing my work. I've done everything I can and I need it to go away so I can finish what I am doing!

    3 votes

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  13. Import SVG, crashing illustrator

    I'm on MAC and I'm using the latest versin of Illustrator 25.3.1 and when i import an svg (who come Adobe XD), illustrator do not respond and crash.

    3 votes

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  14. Importing CAD DXF files.

    I am using Illustrator 2020 on a Windows 10 computer.
    We import CAD files in DXF format to create AI files for our graphics department to use. We are successful when importing ACAD2000 DXF files, but have problems with more recent versions. Elements drop off when importing ACAD2004, 2007, 2010 DXF files. When trying to import ACAD2013 and 2018 CAD files I get the message "Unknown Format and Cannot Be Opened".

    3 votes

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  15. COPING ISSUES

    When I copy something and the I try to paste it there is nothing in the memory buffer.It happens all the time with my colleagues too.Please fix it
    Best Regards
    Stoycho Yordanov

    3 votes

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  16. Illustrator 2021 - Restart Illustrator to auto-recover files doesn't work

    Illustration 2021 25.0.1 version constantly crashing.

    On restarting Illustrator app auto-recovery process doesn't work - It doesn't open up the unsaved files with the Recovered suffix as on previous versions.

    3 votes

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  17. Artifacts when working with "pixel preview" and cmd+0

    MacOs Catalina 10.15.7
    Illustrator 25.0.1

    When i working with Pixel preview and zoom in/zoom out (all ways: opt+mouse wheel, cmd++/cmd+- and cmd+0) artboard - it displayed incorrectly.
    Switching Pixel preview of and on dispays graphics correctly.

    If i disable "Display print size at 100% zoom" it works correctly with opt+mouse wheel and cmd++/cmd+-, but cmd+0 still works with artifacts.

    If i enable "Display print size at 100% zoom" again it still working correctly only with alt+mouse wheel and cmd++/cmd+-.
    (Turning off GPU don't help with this problem)

    I test this bug on my friend's macbook with same result.

    Video:
    https://youtu.be/xpy9-pN7SEc

    3 votes

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  18. Mi panel de propiedades esta TODO en ingles-

    Es muy molesto, todo esta en español excepto esto y son palabras muy tecnicas las cuales no conozco. Dependo de estar parando mi trabajo y traducir cada maldita palabra. Esto no pasaba cuando utilizaba Adobe ilustrator 2020.
    Este 2021 esta lleno de fallas, pero este es el mas molesto. ARREGLENLO.

    3 votes

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  19. CC 2021 freezing on or right after start after working just fine for 3 weeks

    Hello,
    I worked for 3 weeks just fine with PS, AI and InDesign (all CC 2021) and then one evening the applications won't open again. They are freezing when starting up or crashing right after the start. I have changed nothing on my system, have installed no new software or anything I could imagine causing this behavior. Looking for help I browsed the internet and found that for many people only reinstalling the CC2020 applications helped. So I did that because I had work to finish. I think Adobe is not doing enough to help those many designers who report…

    3 votes

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  20. AIX file opens as blank white square

    Working in Windows 10 Pro and Adobe Illustrator 24.3

    Hi, I've recently run into the issue of not being able to open AIX files in illustrator despite having logged in to ArcGIS Online. Now, when I open an AIX file I'm just given a blank white square without any of my layers. I haven't had this issue before, so I'm wondering what is causing it. Any help would be appreciated. File I'm trying to open is attached as well as a screen grab of what I'm seeing when I try to open it.
    Thanks!!

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