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  1. Mouse cursor disappears on Windows 11 Insider Preview

    I opened Illustrator to work on a project and my mouse cursor disappears when I am in the workspace. I can't seem to get it back. It is just an illustrator issue since I can see my cursor fine in other programs.

    43 votes

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  2. Artboard Borders / Guides / Grid Disappear when Scrolling/Panning

    When I scroll or pan with the scrollbars or the hand tool the black border of the artboards disappear. This is super annoying as I keep my canvas white, so when I'm moving around the canvas, I can't see where the artboards are until I release the hand tool.

    56 votes

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  3. After updating Illustrator 2023 to v27.9.2, the name gets changed to Illustrator 2024

    After updating, the name should remain the original, Illustrator 2023.

    using: macOS 12.7.4
    language: Japanese

    31 votes

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  4. Top Bar Menu Items Stop Responding

    Platform: macOS Sonoma 14.2.1 Illustrator: 28.1
    While operating and working on a drawing portions of the Title Bar Menu no longer respond to clicks (File, Edit, Object, Type, Select, Effect, View Window) however the Illustrator and Help still respond.

    It was necessary to use keyboard shortcuts to save work and was necessary to quit and reload Illustrator and then load the file I was working on and the menu items now respond.

    Has happened numerous times while working on recent drawings.

    24 votes

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    It seems like this problem happens only for Mac Sonoma users...

    Downgrading to a previous version of MacOS seems to be a viable workaround at the moment.

    This is not a proposed solution though.

    If this happens for you at earlier versions — please comment.

  5. Artboard orientation changes from vertical to horizontal by itself

    After update to 28.3, some artboards are switching orientation by themselves. It's not specific to content or number of artboards, apparently. Sometimes I just open a document with some artboards and hover my cursor over them (not even clicking anything) and the artboard just flips orientation from vertical to horizontal. Most of my work consists on social media posts (1080x1920px or 1080x1350px) witch now Illustrator insists in automatically switching to Landscape for no apparent reason.
    By the way, the content is not flipped, just the artboard. And not all of them, usually just one out of the 10 or 20…

    15 votes

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    The team has been investigating this problem in-house, and so far fails to find the exact steps required to make this happen. Seems to be either file- or machine-specific.

    Please provide your full specs and try to come up with exact steps that lead to this.

    A test file and a test video will surely help!

  6. 合成フォントを使うとaiファイルのPDFデータが空白になる

    「PDF互換ファイルを作成」をチェックONにして保存したaiファイルには「ネイティブデータ」と「PDFデータ」の2種類の異なるデータが格納されています。

    Illustrator環境設定「ファイル管理 > バックグラウンドで保存/書き出し」をONにして合成フォントを使うと、aiファイルの「PDFデータ」が空白(PDFのコンテンツストリームが空)になってしまう場合があります。なお「ネイティブデータ」は正常に保存されます。

    ●PDFデータの確認方法
    拡張子「ai」を「pdf」に変更してAcrobatで開く。拡張子「ai」のままAcrobatで開いてはいけない。
    または、InDesignドキュメントにリンク配置する。
    または、macOSならクイックルックで表示する。

    再現手順

    ●前準備
    1. Illustratorを起動
    2. 環境設定「ファイル管理」の「バックグラウンドで保存」「バックグラウンドで書き出し」をチェックONにする
    3. 合成フォントをすべて削除する
    ●再現操作
    1. 新規ドキュメントを作成
    2. 合成フォントを新規作成
    3. テキストツールで文字を入力
    4. 2の合成フォントを3に適用する
    5. ファイル保存
    6. 合成フォントの設定を変更する(ウェイト変更など)
    7. ファイル保存

    2020(24)は5の時点でアラートが表示される。
    2021(25)は5の時点でアラートが表示される。
    2022(26)は5の時点でアラートなく保存されPDFデータが空白になる。

    2023(27)は7の時点でアラートなく保存されPDFデータが空白になる。

    対処方法

    環境設定「ファイル管理」の「バックグラウンドで保存」「バックグラウンドで書き出し」をチェックOFFにする。ただし抑止はされるが完全に防止できるわけではない。

    106 votes

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  7. Illustrator gets minimized when toolbars get touched at Mac Sonoma 14.1, with application frame disabled

    By updating to MacOS 14.1, In Illustrator 2024 28.00, as soon as you touch the toolbars, they disappear. Keeping the "Application Pane" active does not give the error. Can it be solved. A thousand thanks!

    23 votes

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  8. Character colors set for character/paragraph styles loaded from another document are lost when the file is saved and reopened.

    別のドキュメントから読み込んだ文字スタイル・段落スタイルに設定された文字カラーは,ファイルを保存して再度開いたときに失われてしまいます。

    1. macOS & Windows OS, Illustrator all versions

    2. 再現手順
      ① ドキュメント上で段落スタイルを新規作成し,文字カラーを設定後,保存する。
      ② 別のドキュメントの段落スタイルパネル「段落スタイルの読み込み…」より,①.ai を読み込む。
      ③ 読み込んだ段落スタイルを適用したテキストオブジェクトを作成し,保存する。
      ④ ③のドキュメントを再度開く。

    3. 望む結果:  ①で設定した文字の色が,段落スタイルの「文字カラー」に設定されている。

    4. 実際の結果:  段落スタイルの「文字カラー」は「なし」になっている。

    読み込んだスタイルを適用したテキストオブジェクトの見た目は黒くなり(カラースペースがDevice Grayになり),カラーパネルの表示は「?」になります。

    上記手順では「段落スタイル」について書いていますが,「文字スタイル」で設定した場合も,同様の不具合が発生します。

    33 votes

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  9. オプティカルカーニングのテキストにタブを設定しても揃わない - Optical kerning text does not align when tabs are set

    「文字間のカーニング:オプティカル」のテキストに「タブ」パネルで「タブ位置」と「リーダー」を設定しても、タブの位置で文字が揃わない。

    MacOS Monterey(12.7.4) + Illustrator 2024(28.4.1)

    再現手順:
    1. テキストオブジェクトに文字パネルで「文字間のカーニング:オプティカル」を設定する
    2. 「タブ」パネルで「タブ揃え」、「タブ位置」、「リーダー」を設定する

    期待された結果:
    指定したタブ揃え・タブ位置でテキストが揃う

    実際の結果:
    指定したタブ揃え・タブ位置でテキストが揃わない

    回避方法:
    ・テキスト中のタブのみに「オプティカル」以外のカーニングを設定する
    ・タブを設定したテキストでは「オプティカル」以外のカーニングを利用する

    「オプティカル」以外のカーニングを利用すれば回避できますが、フォントや文字の内容によっては「オプティカル」を使いたいこともあります。その都度タブのみに「メトリクス」等を設定するのは手間がかかります。また、「リーダー」に記号等を設定しなければテキストは揃いますが、それではタブの機能を利用する意味がありません。
    InDesignにも同様の機能がありますが、カーニングの設定が何であれテキストの位置はタブ位置で揃います。
    ユーザーの工夫で回避するのではなく、Illustrator側が改善すべき挙動だと考えます。

    ---Use translation tools---

    When "Tab" and "Leader" are set on optical kerning texts, texts are not aligned at the tab position.

    Steps to reproduce:
    1. set optical kerning to the text.
    2. set tab alignment, tab position, and leader in the "Tabs" panel.

    Expected result
    Text is aligned at the specified position.

    Actual result:.
    Text is not aligned at the specified position.

    Workaround
    - Set kerning other than "optical" only for tabs in text.
    - Use kerning other than…

    18 votes

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  10. Generative Pop-ups causing file open click issues in MacOS Ventura

    The popups that push the generative AI features (which should be permantally dismissable, but that's another issue) cause a bug in the file open... menu. If the popup remains open, and you click File > Open... the file dialog opens, but you cannot click on any files. Closing Illustrator and re-opening will fix the issue.

    38 votes

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    The assumed fix for this problem is pushed into the Prerelease 28.2.521 version, which is available for members of the Prerelease program only.

    After the Prerelease community verifies the fix, it’s going to be pushed into the next general access build or Beta build.

    The status will change then. Stay tuned!

  11. The cursor is going to the opposite side while typing in Middle East world ready composer in Illustrator Hebrew / English Arabic language

    Typing in Hebrew Language in Illustrator installed In English Hebrew Language. Selected Middle Eastern Single Line composer and the cursor is going to the opposite direction in Illustrator 28.1

    14 votes

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  12. The Generative AI Try It Box won't close after clicking on the "X" close button

    The Generative AI Try It Box won't close after clicking on the "X" close button

    12 votes

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  13. Animated zoom bug (workspace flickers and turns black when in a group)

    1. Windows 11 (latest)
    2. Illustrator 28.3
    3. The screen flickers and turns black using Animated Zoom within a group. If I exit the group (using escape), the screen returns to normal. Animated Zoom works normally as long as I am not within a group.

    The video I've uploaded shows me double-clicking a group to enter it, then using Animated Zoom to produce the flickering and black screen. I hit escape to exit the group, and the screen returns to normal. I then demonstrate that Animated Zoom works correctly when not within the group.

    Thanks

    4 votes

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  14. Drop shadows appear lighter in v28.1

    Drop shadows appear lighter in version 28.1 compared to previous versions.

    Applying a drop shadow and opening the same file side-by-side in two versions makes this clear. Both shadows have the same settings, files have the same colour settings and profile, and are displayed on the same monitor.

    The example images show version 28.1 and 27.9, but the change is evident between 28.0 and 28.1.

    11 votes

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  15. Variation in exported image size based on coordinate position when using Asset Export

    I think I'm seeing a bug in the size of an exported image when using Asset Export for Illustrator v27.5 on Windows 10 22H2 19045.3803. Here's what I've done and the result I'm seeing:

    • Create a new empty document, I used an artboard size of 60" x 36" with coordinates (0", 0")
    • Add a square to Layer 1 sized to 5" x 5" with a position of (10", 10")
    • Create a new layer, Layer 2
    • Add another square to Layer 2 sized to 5" x 5" with a position of (30.5", 20.5")
    • Select Layer 1 and Layer 2 in the…
    5 votes

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  16. Characters on path disappear after Outline Text or just explode and get scattered all over the canvas

    Started in in version 27.7.0
    Reproduction procedures:
    1. Create type on a path in document.
    2. Save the document and close it once.
    3. Open that document and select the text on a path.
    4. Execute command “Outline Text”

    The above procedure will make it all disappear and disappear.
    This phenomenon is not reproduced in Illustrator 2022 or earlier, so it seems to be a 2023-specific bug.

    Support Community Reference Threads
    https://community.adobe.com/t5/illustrator%E3%83%95%E3%82%A9%E3%83%BC%E3%83%A9%E3%83%A0-discussions/%E3%83%91%E3%82%B9%E4%B8%8A%E3%81%AE%E6%96%87%E5%AD%97%E3%82%92%E4%B8%80%E5%BA%A6%E4%BF%9D%E5%AD%98%E3%81%97%E3%81%A6%E3%81%8B%E3%82%89%E9%96%8B%E3%81%8D-%E3%82%A2%E3%82%A6%E3%83%88%E3%83%A9%E3%82%A4%E3%83%B3%E3%82%92%E3%81%8B%E3%81%91%E3%82%8B%E3%81%A8-%E6%96%87%E5%AD%97%E3%81%94%E3%81%A8%E3%82%AA%E3%83%96%E3%82%B8%E3%82%A7%E3%82%AF%E3%83%88%E3%81%8C%E6%B6%88%E3%81%88%E3%82%8B/m-p/13919180?profile.language=ja

    〈にほんご〉
    再現手順
    1. ドキュメント上にパス上テキストを作成
    2. ドキュメントを保存し、いったん閉じる
    3. ドキュメントを開き、パス上テキストオブジェクトを選択
    4. アウトラインを作成

    以上の手順で、テキストはパスごと消えてなくなります。
    Illustrator2022以前では再現しなかったため、2023固有のバグと思われます。

    31 votes

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  17. The small Generative AI marketing window won't close.

    When starting work this morning, a small marketing window popped up inviting me to try Generative AI. I click on the little X in the upper corner but it wouldn't close without restarting Illustrator. These marketing windows are interfering with production and are useless, please stop using them.

    17 votes

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  18. ドキュメントのラスタライズ効果設定が300ppiの場合でもApple Color Emojiが低い解像度でラスタライズされる

    macOS Ventura / iMac27inch i5/32GB/1TB
    Illustrator ver.28.3(カラーフォントに対応したバージョン全てで同様の挙動だと思われます。)

    問題が発生したときに実行していた手順
    1. テキストツールを使いアートボード上をクリックしテキスト入力モードに
    2. 字形パレット上で任意の絵文字をダブルクリック
    3. アートボード上のポイントテキストに絵文字が入力されるので、サイズを15pt程度に設定する。
    4. メニューより「書式→アウトラインを作成」を実行する。
    5. ビットマップ系のカラーグリフのフォントなのでビットマップに変換されるが、アウトライン前の表示に対して著しい解像度低下が起きる。

    想定していた結果
    アウトライン化後もアウトライン前と同程度の品質のビットマップとしてラスタライズされる。

    実際の結果
    72ppiでラスタライズした状態になる為、ドキュメントのラスタライズ効果設定にて300ppi等の高解像度設定を行っている場合、想定した品質のものにならない。

    AppleColorEmojiフォントは各グリフをpng形式で持つカラーグリフフォントです。Illustratorはこのフォントを表示するために、当フォントが数種類内包するサイズ違いのStrikeの内のもっともピクセル数の多いStrike8を利用してレンダリングします。これは各グリフが160px×160pxのサイズで、上記の手順での表示品質を充分担保できるサイズと言えます。
    しかし、アウトライン化の際、Illustratorはこのフォントが持つpngデータを利用せず、一律で「RGB/72ppi/アンチエイリアス無し」の設定でラスタライズします。そのせいで本来フォントが持つディテイルが失われます。「ドキュメントのラスタライズ効果設定」が300ppiの場合15piのグリフは60px×60px程度のサイズでラスタライズされることが期待されるのですが、72ppiで処理される為に半分程度のサイズとなります。
    アウトライン化という意味では埋め込み画像を生成する際にフォントが持つpngを読み出して配置するのが理想であると考えます。しかし、ドキュメント解像度にあわせたラスタライズ処理を行うという処理も合理的ではあります。
    いずれにせよ、データの品質を担保する意味でもドキュメントのラスタライズ効果設定に応じた処理をお願いします。

    11 votes

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  19. Unable to catch error that occurs when exporting empty artboard to PSD

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    When exporting Illustrator artboards to PSD using ExtendScript's exportFile, if the artboard does not contain valid PageItems, an error occurs and two alerts are displayed.

    ![error1.png](error1.png)
    ![error2.png](error2.png)

    The problem is that this error cannot be caught by a try syntax. It will stop the batch process with alerts.

    Also, if app.userInteractionLevel = UserInteractionLevel.DONTDISPLAYALERTS is used to prevent the alert, it is not possible to provide detailed information to the script user as to why the artboard was not exported.

    Ideally, the design should be changed so that the error can be caught, or even an empty artboard can be…

    12 votes

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  20. Generating doesn't work

    Not generating neither object, nor scene or symbol...

    11 votes

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