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  1. Illustrator WILL NOT display art OR artboards.

    How about making Illustrator useable for starters?
    I pay enough for this service. I have done a full update and restart of my computer, all of my adobe products are up to date, AND I've uninstalled and reinstalled Illustrator.
    This is what I get when I open a new document. Show artboards is on. NOTHING comes up despite using ALL of the fixes I can find in your boards.

    I expect a service I drop $700 a year on to actually WORK Adobe.

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  2. blendtool

    Hi Adobe,

    I downloaded the new illustrator, 2019 version. Happy to see that the eyedropper tool can adopt colors from images again.
    However the BlendTool seems to be different. In earlier versions it was possible to ajust the line on which you blended certain shapes... It appeared between the shapes as a loose vector line. This line is gone now, the only thing I can ajust are the shapes which I blended.. Can you guys fix this again in an update?

    Thanks! Bjorn.

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  3. No Rectangle Shape in toolbar

    hi there, today the CC installed advised me to install a new version of Illustrator. Install went smoothly, but I noticed when I opened Illustrator that the shape tool that lets me draw a rectangle is missing. The rectangle with radial corners is there; so I can make one and set the corner rounding to 0; but it isn't as fast and convenient as just drawing a rectangle with sharp corners directly. Is this a new feature? Or is this a bug? (I'm hoping it is a bug)

    thanks!

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  4. No de-selection of gradient Point / Appearance panel behaviour in AI23

    If I edited a gradient point once, the selected point stays selected forever. I is possible for me to select another gradient point, but not de-select the point.

    Why would this be necessary?
    Because, when I edit some stacked layers of gradients in the appearance panel (what I do very often), the editing of the gradient hides the complete appearance, showing only the highlighted color swatch of the gradient point in the appearance panel.
    The only way to get the whole appearance visible again in the panel, is to swith to another tool (i.e. selection tool). This is very time…

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    Hi Marek & Dllyana,

    Thanks for sharing this issue,Illustrator team really appreciate this.
    You can deselect the selected color stop via Escape key when you are in gradient tool. I hope this works for you as a workaround to deselect the selected color stop.

  5. Tool Windows Collapsed on Start

    Tool windows collapsed on start — make tool windows not collapsed on start. This has happened to me before, I don't remember what fixed it. This doesn't happen if the start screen for MacBook children is used.

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  6. Can't file save as (illustrator files, pdf, eps etc), also can't open ai files

    I can't save my files as any file types, I can export to png and jpeg, but when I try to save a file it just shows the spinning ball forever and does not save! It is not my laptop, as everything thing else is working as normal (including other Adobe programs which save files quickly)
    If I also try and open an existing file it does the same thing!
    I have tried re installing Illustrator which hasn't helped.

    My laptop is a Macbook pro mid 2012 (Mojave 10.14.1) with a new ssd installed. Adobe Illustrator is the lateset version…

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  7. Graduated tints apply to unselected objects

    Graduated tints apply to unselected objects when I change the colour on the slider. Its really impeding my workflow - in fact its not possible to work with. If I'm working on a large scene, suddenly all of the grads are messed up.

    I'm working on a late 2015 iMac running Mojave

    3 votes

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  8. You took away the highlighted outlines from when I select and create objects

    I cannot see the outlines highlighted on anything I select, this has ruined my ability to use this program.
    I tried going into preferences and selecting the option for showing anchors when I select and it did not work either.

    I want the old version back, this is useless, PLEASE STOP CONSTANTLY UPDATING THIS PROGRAM

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    Sorry to hear that you are facing this issue. Looks like you have ‘Show Edges’ option disabled. Goto View→ Show Edges and it will enable the outlines.

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  10. GPU bug?

    Can't select and release objects in illustrator, seems like the mouse button is pressed throughout. issue ends once clicked on Finder and out of illustrator. Issue started a few weeks after upgrading to Mojave and the CUDA NVIDIA driver couldn't be updated anymore.

    Using Illustrator 2015.3 (as this used to support my GPU animated preview)

    Tried reinstalling a few times and problems still persist.

    Working on XD now, can't use most older vector files made in illustrator, a simple act like copying a vector out to XD is IMPOSSIBLE.

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  11. B5 Template Size incorrect

    B5 paper size should be 176mm x 250mm instead of 182mm x 257mm.
    This problem have been circulated in other forum for years.
    But it still hasn't been fix in CC2018 as well.

    6 votes

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  12. Illustrator CC 2019 v23.0 Divide tool not working

    I'm running on a iMac Pro (2017) Mojave OS 10.14 and using Illustrator CC 2019 v23.0. I've tried using the divide tool via the Pathfinder panel as well as the new Properties Panel and neither will work. Typically it would divide the two patterns top and bottom and now it just leaves the patterns as is without dividing. I also have used the guides to divide a pattern and that is not working either.

    3 votes

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  13. path guides centre edges disappear when dragging a guide from the ruler

    Path guides centre edges disappear when dragging a guide from the ruler in CC, in previous versions you could quickly line up a guide to the centre of a box now you have to zoom out to see the centre. Another feature that worked great in previous versions now lost.

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  14. Opening info panel will crash pen tool!

    If you use the pen tool and open the inof panel, Illustrator draws completely wired lines! What a bug...

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  15. An error in the "eyedropper tool", in a CMYK document with a downed shift, gets the compound black from the "Gradient grayscale"

    An error in the "eyedropper tool", in a CMYK document with a downed shift, gets the compound black from the "Gradient grayscale"

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  16. Adobe illustrator does not display acute mark for cyrillic fonts

    Illustrator does not display acute mark for cyrillic characters. I can copy and paste something like "коты́" from EditText or from web browser, but in illustrator document acute will not displayed no matter which font will be used.

    This is very strange bug, because acute marks works in font selector preview (see screenshot)

    iMac Retina 5K 27" late 2015, macOS 10.14.3, 4Ghz i7 32Gb Rum, AMD Radeon R9 M395X 4Gb.
    AI v23.0.1

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  17. Holding pen tool only two options pops up

    While on holding pen tool no add anchor points there

    I searched whole pannel but did not get. You will better understand me when you find in the attachments below.

    Plz let me know if i am wrong

    Thanks

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  18. RIGHT CLICK NOT WORKING

    RIGHT CLICK DOESNT ******* WORK ON ILLUSTRATOR

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    Please accept my sincere apology for the inconvenience. Please get in touch with us at any of the other support channels – https://helpx.adobe.com/support.html . 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.

  19. Offset Path Won't Work

    I am using Adobe Illustrator CC 2018 and can't get negative offset path values to work. I am trying to create an offset path in the negatives in text that I have created outlines on. When I do positive numbers, the offset path gets bigger (as it should) When I do negative offset values, the object is duplicated but at the exact same size. I have tried using the offset path tool from both the 'object' and 'effect' tabs and neither is giving me results. I have also tried negative values ranging from -1 to -16,000... there is no change.

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    Hi Everyone,

    Can you please provide a screenshot or step-by-step details of what you are trying to do. I ask because it’s working fine for me (see attached screenshot; it’s quite possible that I misinterpreted what you are trying to achieve). Could it be that the negative offset you are applying is greater than the size of the object. In that case, it won’t work. Otherwise it should.

  20. Unembed for Black and White Bitmap

    Adobe Illustrator 22.1
    macOS High Sierra 10.13.3

    The Unembed button is grayed out for Black & White Bitmap images. The workaround is to Rasterize as Grayscale but this is leading to unexpected results. Parts of my images are disappearing, please fix the bug and add this feature.

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