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  1. Ai artboards all look like someone took an eraser over them.

    Ai CC2018. Opening any file sent by my teacher for class, I am the only student in class whose artboard looks like someone took an eraser over it. We've checked for hidden layers, etc. to no avail. I cannot even find the uninstall option to uninstall and reinstall it. Can someone help? I'm running Mac 10.13.2.

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  3. Illustrator CC 2018 for Mac Hangs up When Reading an EPS File

    Illustrator CC 2018 for Mac hangs up when I attempt to read the attached EPS file. I have been using Illustrator to read this type of EPS file for years with no difficulties. I have to force-quit Illustrator to continue. I attach a sample file that hangs up Illustrator on my system. Just in case you need to know, my system has all updates installed.

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  4. Can't move an object less than 1 pt

    When I drag an object to move it, it will move in increments of 1pt (e.g. I cannot move it 0.5pt).

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    I am closing the ticket due to lack of response.
    If you are still facing issue after Nitish’s suggestion, please get in touch with us at sharewithai@adobe.com or any of the other support channels – helpx.adobe.com/support.html . Please give a reference to this post so that we can identify you.

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    Anish Kumar
    Illustrator Team

  5. Illustrator Saving Error with 2 art boards

    We were building a Billoard with extension. Art saved fine with only one artboard. We created a second artboard for the extension, then saved the file , Illustrator error states: the Dimensions of this page are out of range. Total size of both art boards 16.4611 in High x 49.9167 w. Got to have this fixed new Illustrator was updated yesterday.

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  6. Scale box not appearing

    every time I try to scale an object/shape/path, all I am shown are the anchor points for every object. Even in selection mode, it just shows the anchor points.

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  7. File Error When Opening

    I have been having these messages pop up for the past 2 months.
    When I try to open a file the message pops up, when you hit OK it opens the file but with missing elements. I then exit out of the file and re open it. Sometimes this solves the problem and other times I have to re open that file 3 other times.
    Not sure whats going on.

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  8. compound path

    Hi. When i make compound path and give it a gradient and rotate it manually by 180 degrees everything is ok. When this object i rotate back by 180 degrees also everything is ok (gradient back to original 0 degrees). This how it should works. But when i save file and open it again this rotated object is "damaged" when i try to rotate it by 180 degrees this gradient dont rotate but it should. This happens only when i save file and open it again. All guys in my team have same problem with gradients in compound path.

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  9. ilusstrator not working well

    dear sir
    plz see the attachment when i open illustrator file in cs6 its opening in right
    but wen m opened same file in illustrator cc its not opening with all element
    plz see the blk area in attachment....

    plz tel me the where is the problem

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  10. Line distortion Issue

    I am having this issue while designing in Illustrator. The example attached is only one area that is having this distortion. The smooth lines have little cuts out of them, but when I save it out it seems to be ok. It is very distracting and would like to know if there is a fix for it.

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  11. Pixel Loss using Pathfinder (Subtraction)

    Hello,

    I'm noticing when using the pathfinder subtraction feature I'm getting a loss in pixels in the subtracted object. In this instance I have a design that will be printed on a black shirt. I'm subtracting my top black layer from the layers below. I have attached a screen shot for reference. You can see if you compare the subtracted shape to the top black layer there is a loss of line quality. Basically, you cannot get an EXACT subtraction from one shape to another. Even if you use basic shapes you still have a loss of pixels once subtracted.…

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  12. Unable to create bitmaps in photoshop. They are corrupted and appear solid black in the preview window. The bitmaps print as solid black whe

    Unable to create bitmaps in photoshop CC 2018. They are corrupted and appear solid black in the preview window. The bitmaps print as solid black when printed from a CC illustrator 2018 file. I always thought that bitmaps were compatible with illustrator.

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  13. The Operation cannot complete because of an unknown error. [x!fd]

    This issue happens with older templates. When I open older files, it gives this message: The Operation cannot complete because of an unknown error. [x!fd]. I have a gotten this message in 2017 and Adobe step up to fix the issue, but the previous update and this one still has the issue. I can open these in previous versions of Illustrator. It's really a pain to fix the file as I have to save in Illustrator 8 and then reimport the text as this conversion converts the type to curves. Now to make matters worse if I save the file…

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  14. Shortcut for 'New File From Template' does not work

    1. Illustrator 22.1
    2. shift-command-N is the shortcut to open a new file from template
    3. Instead of the template folder appearing, to let me pick one of the dozens of templates we use…
    4. nothing happen, most of the time. But the "Type" category in the top of screen UI bar gets a highlight, indicating that this template shortcut is calling to some level in the "Type" category instead of the "File" category.
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  15. Open file that is already open deletes unsaved changes without prompt

    If a document is already open and have changes that aren't saved and the user accidently opens the same file, the file closes without giving the user a chance to save changes...

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  16. When importing .psd files just saved they appear as colorful bitmap gibberish

    Multiple time and duplicated by co-worker. I will create a .psd file, save then when placed, they appear in Illustrator as "Op Art", a colorful nonsensical bitmap. I have to entirely close out of the program to correct. These files are fine in previews, bridge and in Photoshop/ Also fine once Illustrator regains sobriety.

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  17. Illustrator refusing to show fonts in character search when typing with no drop down, illustrator cc 2018

    Changing font by clicking in the character search bar doesn't bring up the drop down or show the font changing... it's acting really buggy

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    I am closing the ticket due to lack of response.
    Please get in touch with us at sharewithai@adobe.com or any of the other support channels – helpx.adobe.com/support.html . Please give a reference to this post so that we can identify you.
    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.

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    Anish Kumar
    Illustrator Team

  18. Release Layers (sequence)

    When the groups are released into layers I have to specifically deselect any object that I have selected in that layer. If not and I want to simply select the next group or object to continue the same procedure, that layer which I have just released and has an item selected will keep popping open even if I close it specifically. Every time I click on a different object or group in the layers panel that last released one will open up, and in my case it contains a looooot of objects.

    Also, as mentioned before, sometimes it seems not…

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  19. Will deselect anything that is not visible

    Since the last update if you have a long file and want to select a big chink of it everything has to be visible while selecting. Otherwise, if I start dragging from the middle let's say and have to scroll until I get till the end of the document/artboard, everything that went off screen get deselected and I'm only left with the last chunk of content that is visible. Slows down a lot working on web designs when you have to move a big chunk of content around because you've changed something before it.

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  20. Font Suggestion/Preview Font NOT Working on MAC's

    I select a text box on my art board and go to the character palette to change the font. I was able to use the arrow keys up and down and see the font change on the art board. This feature no longer works with CC2018 Mac.

    Or I was able to start typing a font name into the Character Palette and suggestions would pop up. This feature no longer works with CC2018 Mac.

    I find this very irritating and a difficult way to work. This only happens on my MAC, my PC still works.

    Can anyone help me with…

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