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  1. Flickering Cursor

    The cursor constantly flickers after I opened Illustrator 3 months ago, and I cannot type anything anywhere in my laptop. Before that, I could use this software normally. Really annoying, please fix it.

    4 votes

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  2. Not enough memory

    Have issues with CC 2017 (latest version) not being able to action things as not enough memory. Seems to be that 2GB limit that Ai imposes as my system has 64GB installed with at least 40GB free to use. The programme is also incredibly slow with anything complex. I reinstalled CS6 version, and that works faultlessly and fast with the same files, with no hesitation at all! It's at least 20x times faster than current Ai. I'm on a powerful Mac Pro with Sierra 10.12.6 and an NVIDIA 4GB GTX 970 graphics card. I have disabled GPU use as it…

    4 votes

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  3. Selection stroke non aligned with shape.

    After last update, the stroke of selected objects seems shifted compared to shape outline about 1 pixel, while anchor point is centered.
    When zoomed it's not well visible, but with small objects it's very annoying.

    2 votes

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  4. Decimal point massive problems (AI CC 2017.1.0 macOS 10.12.6)

    I’ve documented the issue here:

    this problem has been discussed ad nauseam on the forum, but it still persists: AI 2017.1.0 on macOS 10.12.6 still has massive problems with handling of the decimal comma vs. point. On my system (macOS 10.12.6), all dialog boxes within Illustrator display numbers with decimal commas, but any operation (such as moving an item with cursor keys or using the cursor Up or Down keys within text boxes) makes the values multiply by 100 and then "explode".

    When I start a new document, the Width textbox of the page says "210,00 mm". If I click…

    6 votes

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  5. Scaling bug in Illustrator 22.01

    Hi, I'm working on files in which I have to scale objects down precisely with multiple digits behind the comma.
    When scaling the artwork in multiple (3) layers down to 18,602% everything looks good. But when using one digit more, 18,6023%, the artwork is scaled down much more, which is incorrect. I need to use even more digits, but that's impossible like this. I've attached screenshots.

    I'm on an iMac Retina 5K, 27 inch, 2017 running MacOS X 10.3.3 with the latest version of Illustrator, 22.01.

    I'm using mm als units, so maybe it's a rounding issue. I can reproduce…

    1 vote

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  6. Illustrator will not start. Adobe Illustrator quit unexpectedly during the previous launch....Run Diagnostics or Launch Ilustrator

    Illustrator was working fine for the last year on this computer and yesterday decided it did not want to start anymore. All other adobe products open just fine, except illustrator. I've been searching for the last hour for answers and nothing. What gives adobe.

    I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling, adobe cc cleaner, deleted prefs, and still keeps crashing.

    Here's what happens:
    1. Click on launch Illustor from Creative Cloud app. The Creative cloud app blinks for a second as if its trying to open illustrator but nothing.
    2. Click on Launch again. Popup - Adobe Illustrator quit unexpectedly....Click Run Diagnostics…

    3 votes

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  7. Slow performance when opening file from SMB3 volume

    Illu CC2018, OS X 10.11, SMB3 volume: open, save, place links etc. on/from SMB3 volume is incredibly slow (smae with SMB1 and SMB2). Indesign & PS CC2018 do not show this behaviour.

    4 votes

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  8. Illustrator 2018 Loses ability to keep text uniform when transforming the type on path

    Illustrator 2017 had the ability to, while transforming the type on the path shape, to keep the text on it the same size and proportions when doing so. I would select the path with direct selection tool, then hit command, and text would stay uniform when transforming path.

    Now, in illustrator 2018, using same steps and command, type doesn't stay uniform, it gets squished.

    Below are video links I recorded to show how the action works in 2017 and 2018 illustrator.

    2017 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8QORO_9Xro
    2018 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XscdrAqBZR8

    Notice how type gets distorted when moving bounding box in 2018, but I was able…

    3 votes

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  9. Properties Panel allows to edit Transform values when there is no selection

    The panels still show you properties even if nothing is selected. So you can tweak them all you want, just to notice you’re actually not modifying anything.

    If nothing is selected they should be disabled

    3 votes

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  10. Fix Illustrator freezing and crashing

    I'm using Illustrator CC 2013.5. Illustrator freezes and ultimately crashes about 7 minutes after opening the program. Have to close the program using Task Manager. Uninstall/reinstall did not fix it.

    5 votes

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  11. Naming of Pathfinder functions is inconsistent between the Pathfinder Panel and Effect

    Naming of Pathfinder functions is inconsistent between the Pathfinder Panel (and the Undo text) and the Pathfinder Effect.

    The Tooltip shows “Unite” in the Pathfinder Panel
    Unite from the Pathfinder Panel is the same as Add.
    Unite is missing from the Pathfinder Effect and is named Add instead.
    If you have clicked the Unite button in the Pathfinder Panel, the Undo option displays “Undo Add”.

    The Tooltip shows “Minus Front” in the Pathfinder Panel
    Minus Front from the Pathfinder Panel is the same as Subtract.
    Minus Front is missing in the Pathfinder Effect and is named Subtract instead.
    If you…

    5 votes

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  12. Pencil automatically goes to no color

    Hi, everytime I draw a line with the pencil tool and have the fill with a color ex: black it automatically goes to no color. This randomly just started happening to me.

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  13. DELL Canvas /drawing issue

    Can't use the pencil /brush in Illu cc2018 in order to paint on the DELL Canvas27. Nothing happens drawing on it, with mouse it works like it should! In 2017 no problems ... I got the win 10 fall creators update with the following patch btw...

    2 votes

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  14. Deleting Successive Artboards

    If you have a list of artboards and try and delete several of them in a row, deleting one will deselect the list. This is not a major issue in most cases, but it is a nuisance when having to quickly delete 40 or more artboards; it doubles the number of commands that need to be inputted before reaching the same result.

    3 votes

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    We have the fix available in the latest release. Please update Illustrator using Adobe Creative Cloud application to the latest build for version Illustrator CC 23.0.
    Please refer to our knowledge base FAQhttps://illustrator.uservoice.com/knowledgebase/articles/1844590 if you face difficulty in update.
    Or get in touch with us at any of the other support channels – https://helpx.adobe.com/support.html

    Warm Regards,
    Ashutosh Chaturvedi | Sr. Quality Engineering Manager – Illustrator
    Adobe. Make It an Experience.

  15. "Type Object Selection by Path Only" no longer works

    I've been using this option from the start and the new version (Oct 18) ignores the preference and I have to click down to select objects below the type. VERY annoying.

    3 votes

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  16. High Sierra rearranged PDF Preset order

    After updating my Mac to High Sierra, the PDF export presets are all in seemingly random order with no way to rearrange them. This isn't true in any other CC application.

    3 votes

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  17. Getting error while opening illustrator. Workspace missing.

    Get an error while starting the illustrator. Workspace is missing as well. Even if I reset the workspace nothing happens. Nothing happens when I select an already saved workspace. Please figure this out ASAP cannot complete my work.

    3 votes

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    Hi,

    Please try to delete your preferences. If it still doesn’t solve your problem, 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.

  18. [PARM] error?

    I have Windows 7, 64bit, running Illustrator CC and all of a sudden today I am not able to use the text tool and when I try to use the select tool on certain areas of the file the error message comes up that I attached to this.

    4 votes

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  19. Overprint test error bug

    1. Create a text box, on a colour background.
    2. Make some of the text a colour, some black.

    The black does not overprint, it reverses ("knocks") out of other text in the same box reverses out (becuase it's colour or white).

    If you fix this by making the black text multiply, on reopening the file, it has reverted to reversing out.

    4 votes

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  20. Bugged redraw/tearing when drawing a shape causes window to scroll.

    1. Illustrator CC2017.1.0
    2. Click and drag with a shape tool (e.g. rectangle) and while dragging move to the edge of the window so it causes it to scroll.
    3. The window should redraw the newly visible parts of the document as the window scrolls them into view.
    4. Depending on whether GPU acceleration is enabled or not you get nothing or you get the edge pixels repeated endlessly during the scroll until you release the mouse.
    5. See video for explanation: youtu.be/JC1anKCewQs
    3 votes

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