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  1. Save for Web is disabled

    Open both files attached in any Ai version from 26.4.1 to 27, and try to File > Export > Save for Web (Legacy) for both.
    The command will be disabled for the 'bad' and enabled for 'good', although the only rectangle in both is the same.
    There is something wrong in the file structure then, but what?

    Also, the ExportOptionsPNG24 does nothing if a script with it gets run.

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  2. Illustrator turning all PNGs into negatives (with or without yellow background) after saving and reopening document

    I'm on Windows 10 pro, version 21H1. The version of illustrator I have is 26.3.1.
    When working on a document, CMYK or RGB, in illustrator with my Adobe color settings synced across all programs, all PNGs whether 16 bit or 8 bit turn negative. I've attached before and after screenshots.

    I've never had this happen before and I work with PNGs everyday, I spoke to and adobe support rep yesterday and gave them an AI filer where I tested PNGs vs JPEGs out. JPEGs are totally fine, only issue is with placing PNGs and I rather place a PNG than…

    19 votes

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    I am happy to share that we have fixed this bug in our latest release – 27.0.1 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!

    Ankit Goyal

    Illustrator Team

  3. Create Outline changed text frame (with text only) to coloured block

    macOS Ventura, Illustrator 27.0.1

    I have several documents with texts in frames and texts as 'loose'/text area. But as soon as everything is converted to letter contours, some text frames change into colored blocks. In the example file it concerns a Google font, but it also happens with Adobe CC fonts, the problem seems to have to do with the text frames, see the example file.

    3 votes

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  4. Inconsistent units

    This has been a bug for a long time. Can we have consistent units shown throughout the palettes? Preference is set to mm but palettes show px.

    9 votes

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  5. V26.5.1 Path re-open after using pathfinder tool

    V26.5.1

    The steps you were taking when you experienced the issues:
    1. pen tool to do a open path
    2. close the path using "add to shapes" in pathfinder
    3 use pen tool to start a new point, the previous closed shape will reopen and join the new point

    Your expected result :
    using pen tool to start a new point should give a single point, not joining the previous closed shape
    the closed shape should remain closed

    9 votes

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  6. PNG import broken

    Illustrator 25.4.8. (on macOS 10.14.6) can't import PNG files any more. For PNG files that have already been placed in previous versions, Illustrator reports a broken link and doesn't allow to relink. (PNG import worked fine in the previous version of Illustrator.)

    8 votes

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  8. 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.

    7 votes

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  9. Export PSD is aborted with error

    When exporting Illustrator documents to PSD via Export As…, documents that would succeed with JPEG or PNG stop with an error.

    The error dialog appears twice, and the messages are as follows
    1. Unable to export at this resolution. Please lower the resolution and try again.
    2. The operation cannot complete because of an unknown error. [RES!]

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

    The generated image is 4px in total and the resolution is not too high.

    Environment:

    • Illustrator 2022 (26.5.0)
    • macOS 11.6.8

    The same error occurred when I tried with Illustrator CS6.

    Steps to reproduce:

    1. open the attached file 16383.ai
    2. Select [File >…
    12 votes

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  10. Window and panels moving when Mac goes to sleep

    There is an issue with Adobe apps while using Mac M1 with an external monitor. When put in sleep, the windows and palettes move to the bottom half of the screen.

    There are comments on this thread that confirm

    this is an issue with specifically Adobe apps(illustrator, photoshop and indesign at least):

    https://community.adobe.com/t5/illustrator-discussions/window-and-panels-moving-when-mac-goes-to-sle...

    please, Adobe support, address this issue.

    8 votes

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  11. Measurement labels cannot be deactivated

    In "preferences" the option to disable "Measurement labels" does not work: they always remain active. It needs to be fixed because it is very annoying when drawing. Thank you.

    6 votes

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  12. 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

    23 votes

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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

  13. Cutting a line with Scissors tool then resizing it works wrong

    1: Windows.
    2: 2022 26.5.0.
    3: Cutting a line using the Scissors tool then resizing it using the handles.
    4: Expected to be able to grab the handle at the newly cut end and re-size the line from there accordingly. However as soon as I do this Illustrator reduces the size of the line by approx 50%, often meaning the handle that I have hold of is off the screen. Have to let go of handle, go and find it again and drag the line back to where it originally ended after being cut. Very annoying.

    5 votes

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  14. Artboard names change back to what it was after renaming

    Working on a document with multiple artboards. After renaming several dartboards, their naming returns back to what it was before I renamed them.
    I need the artboards to have specific names for exporting to SVG. So this is really frustrating.

    4 votes

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  15. Cursor won’t change when a tool is picked using keyboard shortcuts

    Selected tool icons do not change when using keyboard shortcuts. For example: zooming in (Z) and then selecting Direct Selection (A) keeps the zoom icon, which is disconcerting to say the least. You're not sure you've selected the correct tool, or have to click the mouse to make sure (doing so resets the icon to the correct tool).

    I've noticed it on 26.5. I rolled-back to 26.4.1 and experienced it there too. I'm running a new MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2021), Apple M1 Max chip 32 GB.

    I've attached screenshots of various tools that fail to switch.

    3 votes

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  16. Too many brushes saved in Print.ai (Print.ai = 300 MB) disable Trim View, despite 32 GB RAM

    Trim View still worked in a new doc based on my Print.ai, until I opened the brushes tab, then it got disabled.

    2 votes

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  17. An action set can’t be dragged into the topmost position

    For some peculiar reason an action set item can’t be dropped at the top of the list in Actions panel, like it’s shown in the GIF attached. To workaround this, you have to put it second, and then put the first one after it.
    Minor, but still a bug.

    10 votes

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  18. Scale Strokes & Effects checkmark in Transform panel is disabled when nothing is selected

    Illustrator has many ways to reach certain values, options and functions: through menus, panels, preferences, etc. Accessibility options are fine most of the times, and we are all used to this approach (sometimes it becomes ridiculous, like with many ways to access Transform).

    But there are some toggles which are hard to control.
    'Scale Strokes and Effects' can be accessed in Preferences (as a global option), in the Scale dialog (as a local option), and in Transform panel (as some kind of contextual option)...

    No. I lied, but in a way I once was fooled by Ai. These are the…

    9 votes

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  19. Spellcheck underlines things that are OK

    The dictionary Illustrator uses is quite poor it seems, especially for non-English languages.

    But what’s more important, Ai always wants me to make each first word capitalized in a line after a soft-break. Hey, do you know soft break is not a paragraph return, right? It means just a new line, not the end of a sentence.

    Just stop. It makes the Spellcheck completely useless.

    10 votes

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  20. Intertwine objects expands when an effect is applied to them

    When I want to add, say, a drop shadow to my whole intertwined art, I get it immediately expanded. A warning is displayed, but I’d prefer to keep it live.

    I’d put this in user requests, but let’s admit this is a bug, since I never asked for an object to be expanded, and it potentially can stay live — unlike moving one point of a live rectangle, which obviously makes it a non-rectangle anymore.

    7 votes

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