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Illustrator (Desktop) Bugs

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  1. Shadows Render as Boxes on Re-Open

    Illustrator 21.1.0 shadow effects render out as boxes on re-open. Effect is lost and cannot be recovered.

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  2. Cannot delete primary scratch folder dialogue box on quit

    A dialogue box appears on quit saying "Cannot delete primary scratch folder"

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  3. Illustrator scales down pasted snagit captures

    Adobe Illustrator CC (2017.1.0.) always scales down pasted snagit captures, which is really annoying. No problems with the same action in PS.

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  4. Disappearing Content

    After zooming in or isolating objects, other objects disappear upon zooming out. I have to select and isolate invisible objects in order for them to reappear.

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  5. Illustrator Freezes + This Website Broken

    So I open an .ai in the latest version of Illustrator, everything works. I open another .ai file, everything freezes / stops working. I need to use Task Manager to close Illustrator. I reinstalled it, same issue.

    Regarding the website, when I click in Illustrator to submit a bug, it sends me to https://illustrator.uservoice.com/ where the 'Bug' button does not do anything. Are you for real, Adobe?!?!

    I managed to do a video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rTNATEzgjk - but of course, this time the program did not freeze.

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  6. ps import

    ps files do not import correctly into AI. Transparent portions will render as gray. Some portions of the image fail to render at all. For example, this PDF ( from a ps file) will display differently in AI than any PDF viewer with the transparent background as gray.

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  7. Ctrl key moves canvas in Illustrator rendering Ctrl-Z unusable

    Everytime I press the Ctrl key in Illustrator is moves the canvas right, making me unable to use ctrl-z or any other ctrl command because it defaults to moving the canvas, I'm pretty sure I have the latest version of Illustrator and the problem just started happening when I opened a psd file in it today. Didn't have this issue while using illustrator a few days ago.

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  8. Bounding box is incorrectly displayed on multiple highdpi displays

    When using multiple monitors with different Hi-DPI settings on Windows OS, the bounding box for the selected item is sometimes displayed incorrectly.
    I work on a dual display setup: my primary monitor is a 15.6inch 4K display @ 200% DPI scaling settings, and my second monitor is 24inch 2560*1440 display @ 125% DPI scaling.
    When working on a larger second monitor, the bounding box for a selected item is displayed at an incorrect position, which makes the work very difficult.

    4 votes

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  9. CSS Extraction tool code formatting issues

    Is there any way to alter the code formatting for this panel? It drives me nuts that the open bracket starts on a new line, all lines are indented with two spaces (seriously, who does two spaces? It's either four spaces or 1 tab), that there's a space before and after every colon, gives me both hex and rgba colors with no option to select just one, not to mention multi-word font family names aren't in quotes.

    This is almost a useful tool, if it didn't require so much cleanup after copying/pasting, and I shouldn't have to run it through…

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  10. Illustrator does not change the colour profile of Swathes between open files of different color profiles

    See Case 0189293847.
    "Basic RGB" Colour Swatch does not change colour when switching files (tabs) of open files with different Embedded profiles.
    If you close down then open illustrator, it will take and then keep the swatch with that profile.

    Replication of error.

    1. Create .ai file that has the "ProPhoto RGB" assigned profile and save ensuring the ICC profile is embedded
    2. Create .ai file that has the "sRGB" assigned profile and save ensuring the ICC profile is embedded
    3. Edit>"Colour Settings", and set the Working Space RGB to "ProPhoto RGB"
      Tick on:

      • Profile Mismatches
      • Missing Profiles Press OK
    4. Close down Illustrator

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  11. Scale not auto highlighting input box

    CC 2015.3 - when you hit S, the value input box is not highlighted like it is with every other tool (move, rotate, etc.)

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  12. 1 vote

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  13. 2 votes

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  14. 100% black will not output to film as 100%

    Came across this same issue now using CC 2017 but was able to isolate it. Customer file in CMYK color space, black at 100% nothing in the document except a 100% black rectangle. Illustrator reports 100% black but when output to film black is approximately 80%. Copying the entire content to a new document the output is at 100%. Using the original document and changing the color panel to grey scale black is 100%. Changing back to CMYK black is also 100% black. Placing the file into another dicument also produces 100% black. The latest file was created in CS6…

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  15. Illustrator shows paths with extremely many points incorrect, without showing a warning to user

    Sometimes EPS files I want to open in Illustrator contain paths with many many points. When opening in Illustrator no warning is shown, but polygons are not shown correctly as the fill color is disappeared (and the polygon path seems to be broken/not closed anymore). Is the limit 32.000 points? If so: please enlarge this amount OR show a warning when opening a file: now users cannot trust your Illustrator here.
    Example file:

    https://forums.adobe.com/external-link.jspa?url=https%3A%2F%2Ffamh-my.sharepoint.com%2Fpersonal%2Fpvanhoeijen_mapcreator_eu%2F_layouts%2F15%2Fguestaccess.aspx%3Fdocid%3D0c7129d8cd5044a4badf8ddc913011953%26authkey%3DAYHJRpUE4Du7iJIa3FOffEE%26expiration%3D2017-09-29T22%253a00%253a00.000Z

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  16. Demo version of Illustrator crashes constantly, destroying files.

    Illustrator CC 21.1.0 (trial), MacBook Pro13,3 (15" with touch bar), macOS Sierra 10.12.3. It seems to happen mostly when editing colors or character/paragraph styles, but honestly it's hard to say, because it's seemingly random. I'd be happy to attach a copy of the file I was working on, but every version is gone now, even ones that were saved between crashes with different file names. You should have several crash reports via Apple, I hope. I can also upload console logs if needed, but I didn't find a folder for Illustrator.

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  17. Copying hires 1-bit tiff takes to much time

    I have a document where I copy a hires 1-bit tiff.
    Then Illustrator just beachballs.
    This happens in the latest version of Illustrator CC 2017.
    I am on macOS 10.12.6 and have attached the file in question.

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  18. Swatch border line problem.

    AI 21.1.0 (64bit) Windows 10, macOS Sierra
    When I apply custom bitmap swatch at object, unexpected border line display (it occurrs even in default vector swatch).
    And export it to PDF, border line still exists.

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  19. Clicking in Actions Window Crashes

    Often times when I click anywhere in the Actions window, Illustrator will crash and close abruptly. No edits made to Actions are saved since the previous open. Makes using Actions like walking through a mine field.

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  20. Error 16 Reinstall Software? (AI 2017.1.0 - 21.1.0 - MacOS 10.12.6)

    On a MacBook Pro (Retina 15in Mid 2014) if I open up and use Mail and Safari first then open up Illustrator or Photoshop I often get Error 16 which insists I uninstall and reinstall the Illustrator program. However, if I shut down or restart my computer, the program opens up just fine without reinstalling it.

    Why do I get this error message?
    Is there anything I can do to stop getting it?
    Perhaps the message should just instruct people to restart their computer instead of doing a lengthy uninstall - reinstall?

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