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  1. Inside / outside strokes get silently expanded when you create a pattern with them

    Try these steps:
    1. Create a shape (like ellipse or rectangle)
    2. Make sure you have Inside or Outside option chosen for Align Stroke in the Stroke panel
    3. Object > Pattern > Make (or drag the ellipse to the Swatches panel)
    4. Check the contents of the pattern.
    The stroke gets expanded!

    However, if you copy an object with an Inside / Outside stroke and paste it into the pattern — it doesn’t get expanded and stays live... until you commit editing — only then Ai warns you non-cnetered strokes will get expanded.

    Perhaps Ai should drop a message…

    8 votes

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  2. Expanding an Inside / Outside stroke creates barely open paths

    1. Create a rectangle
    2. Apply a thick stroke to it and change its alignment to Inside or Outside
    3. Expand Appearance for the shape
    4. Deselect the shape
    5. Grab Direct selection and carefully move the corner points at the top right, for both paths

    It turns out Illustrator doesn’t keep these tidy! One is cut open, another has a doubled point! It leads to a problems later, when we try, e.g. to make corners rounded, or apply effects.

    A current workaround is to apply Add (as Pathfinder operation or an effect) to the stroke, separately form the fill... and it’s taxing for memory,…

    7 votes

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  3. Crash when changing stroke options such as arrowheads or profile.

    Using Mac OS Sonoma, M1 MacBook Pro. Have tried restarting both Illustrator and my computer and the issue persists. Happens consistently every time I try the above options.

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  4. Dash offset defined by a negative strokeDashOffset value is not respected when a stroke is outlined

    Illustrator has a strokeDashOffset property that sets the indentation of the first stroke in the dashed line.

    It works when specified through the script, but there is no similar field in the interface of dashed line settings, i.e. it looks like a hidden functionality. It’s still legal and it works, but at the same time, a dashed line created with this parameter cannot be outlined correctly using standard Illustrator tools when the value is negative.

    It's a cursed property: it's a pity to ignore it, and it's a shame to use it because of its unreliability.

    Please fix the bug…

    6 votes

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  5. Stroke arrowheads mislabeled

    When changing the arrowheads on a stroke, the dropdown option images don't match the actual icon for the stroke arrowhead. It seems the the same arrowhead icon is previewing in the dropdown for multiple different selections. What you select is not what you get.

    2 votes

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  7. Colocar novamente as opções da janela de traçado

    Não é possível que uma versão nova tenha um retrocesso e fique limitada em algo tão básico como modificar os traçados, falei com o suporte e me confirmaram que realmente não tem mais, não posso modificar o traçado básico para ter pontas ou ser intermitente ou ficar interno, centrado ou externo à forma... que retrocesso é esse?

    1 vote

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  8. BUG NO EXPAND 2023

    2023 illustration ver.
    라인이 익스팬드 안됩니다.
    -라인이 면으로 확장안됨

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  9. "Scale Strokes and Effects" in Windows works contrary

    Hi, after the last update I found that "Scale Strokes and Effects" works contrary to what I knew. When the "Scale Strokes and Effects" is "on" does not scale and when I turn it off it scales the stroke..

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  10. outline stroke error on live paint group

    If you try to outline stroke in a live paint group, Illustrator throws an error (The operation cannot complete because of an unknown error [PARM])

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  11. OBJECT > EXPAND creates SPIKES in geometry

    I use Illustrator to create emboss patterns for production tooling. When delivering my patterns, all geometry must be EXPANDED and represented as real vector lines so that the engravers can mill out the tool.

    Recently, when I EXPAND the patterns I make (OBJECT > EXPAND), I'm starting to see random SPIKES in my outlined strokes when using the EXPAND tool in the menu. This problem is reproducible on my machine, but it does appear to be random. Sometimes it does it, and sometimes it doesn't. My vector curve is stroked at 0.03 inches.

    This problem is causing CRITICAL delays in…

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  12. Stroke Inside is unchangeable on a compound shape

    If you make a compound shape from two paths with strokes set to Inside, then this is retained for the compound shape and shown in the Appearance panel, but it's not reflected in the Stroke panel and it can't be changed there.

    7 votes

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  14. Scrolling Stroke Arrow Styles Crashes Illustrator

    When editing a stroke arrowhead, Illustrator freezes and crashes when I try to scroll down the list of available arrowhead options. It will happen in the properties panel and the other stroke panels. It is 100% repeatable. I can select the arrowhead styles that are at the top of the list no problem, but if I scroll it crashes.

    5 votes

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  15. Dashed lines not working

    I am running Windows 10 Pro 22H2 and using AI Version 27.5.

    I am trying to add dashed lines to a line segment which has the colour R165 G25 B130, they are also on the same sub-layer. I select the setting to add it but it does not visually appear dashed.

    However, it does work on another similar line of a different colour.

    I also cannot change the colour of the first line as well.

    The video attached shows the issue.

    How can I fix this issue?

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  16. Scale arrow heads to stroke weight.

    Scale arrow heads to stroke weight.

    So, my great idea request is to have the arrowheads scale but maintain their stroke width. It seems the arrow heads are not stroked paths, so maybe this is not possible? But it being 2023, I would like to think it is possible.

    Without too much ranting, it's amazing that you would want to scale arrow heads to be a different width to the stroke. It's so uglehy.

    Screenshots attached showing how I see this amazing update would work and saving me time of having to make my own hacked arrow heads to do…

    3 votes

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  17. Fill/Stroke automatically snaps back to previous setting

    Whenever I make a change to fill or stroke (color or on/off) it automatically reverts to the previous setting as soon as you click back to the artboard. (ie: select shape, turn stroke off, stroke turns back on, hit cmd+z to undo the stroke turning back on. This has been happening over multiple versions.

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  18. 細線に対する線幅プロファイルが正常に適用されない

    macOS10.15.7/ver.26.3.1

    再現手順
    1. 10mm程度の線分を描画する。
    2. 線幅を0.41mmに設定し、線幅プロファイルをアーチ状(デフォルトプリセットの6番目)のものを適用する。
    3. 歪んだ状態で適用される。パスのアウトラインを行うと歪んだ状態でアウトライン化される。

    期待する結果
    ver.25の様に適用した線幅プロファイルが正常に適用される。

    実際の結果
    細線では線幅プロファイルが正常に適用されない。
    また、過去のバージョンで作成されたデータではデータを開いただけでは正常な表示となりますが、編集作業の影響で形状が歪みます。これは付近のオブジェクト操作の影響によって生じる場合もあり危険です。線幅と長さの比率に相関関係がありそうですが現象の特定には至っておりません。

    以下のコミュニティページもご参照ください。

    https://community.adobe.com/t5/illustratorフォーラム-discussions/線幅ツールで調整した十分な長さの線に対して-線幅を細くすると正しく表示されない/td-p/12956489

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    Hi All,


    Thanks for reporting this issue . We are unable to reproduce the issue at our end and would require help from your side to debug this issue and do an in-depth investigation around the same.


    Please share the following details :

    • Machine\OS details
    • Files with which the issue is reproducible
    • A small recording of  the issue


    Warm regards,

    Illustrator Team

  19. Dashed lines changing style when exporting to SVG

    The latest update to AI has caused this issue. When exporting an svg with dashed lines, the svg's dashed lines either disappear or become dotted lines.

    Operating System: Windows 10 Enterprise
    Adobe Illustrator version: 27.0
    Steps:
    1) Open Adobe Illustrator
    2) Create a new file
    3) Draw a line
    4) Open the properties window by going to Window > Properties
    5) Click on the Stroke option
    6) Check "Dashed Line" on
    7) Set the first "dash" to 10
    8) Make sure the rest of the "gap" and "dash" options are blank
    9) Go to File > Export > Export As…

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