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  1. create new

    "Create new..." does not work on Win 10 latest CC 2018 update, new subscription, first time using Illustrator. I've seen Illy used by many people up close, it's not me - it's the Create New feature, it's broken from the File > menu, the full screen app convenience tile menu, and also CTRL+N. None of it progresses past the initial "what new file setup do you want". And yes, I pressed "Create" not cancel.

    Very disappointed, I just paid for a year of this, greeeaaat.

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  2. SVG href property exports incorrectly

    When illustrator exports SVGs, it sometimes will use the href property to reference something like an embedded image or gradient from the <defs>, which is reasonable. Docs for the href property here:

    https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/SVG/Attribute/href

    However, safari does not support href yet, and will completely drop the reference, making SVGs widely render incorrectly in safari, up to the latest version. In order to make them work properly, the deprecated xlink:href property must also be used, docs below:

    https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/SVG/Attribute/xlink:href

    All bases can be covered by including both the href and xlink:href properties, until all modern browsers have fully adopted the SVG2 spec.

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  3. Targeting and moving selections between layers

    I just upgraded to Illustrator CC 2018 (22.1). The layers interface has more bugs than a bait store. For one thing, I can no longer move targeted selections between layers, and the "release to layers" (build or sequence) doesn't expand named layers properly.

    I'm a high-end packaging production designer. I have to work with vector art and therefore multiple layers are absolutely critical to mitigate file complexity. This is a serious problem as now I refuse to release mechanicals that would be untenable for vendors.

    I'll need to revert back to Illustrator CC 2017, and can only hope and pray…

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  4. Grouped objects from cloud libraries have ungroup issue

    Hello
    I have observed for some time that i must do ungroup around 2 to 3 times of a group of objects until it will actually ungroup, this is not recent issue i remember it from other updates not sure when it happened or if this is normal.
    Can you fix please?

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  5. New from Template...

    In version 22.1 ”New from Template...” command works just like ”Open...” command. Earlier version ”New from Template” opens always template files from Cool Extras folder.

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    Please get in touch with us at any of the other support channels – https://helpx.adobe.com/support.html . Please give a reference to this post so that we can identify you.
    We could not understand the issue you mentioned. Hence we will need someone to look into your machine to figure out what is going on here.

    Warm Regards,
    Ashutosh Chaturvedi | Sr. Quality Engineering Manager – Illustrator

  6. Regional - Indian Font Issues

    Google Fonts that work for hindi and other regional languages seem to get messed up when used in illustrator. Please help urgent. Tried Noto Sans, Sarala font..

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    Please get in touch with us at any of the other support channels – https://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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    Ashutosh Chaturvedi | Sr. Quality Engineering Manager – Illustrator

  7. illustrator jagged line

    line and text look jagged and I tried all the settings change by researching in the internet, but nothing fixed it. this problem is persisting for the last two days.

    windows 10
    illustrator cc 2018
    crisp line and text output
    but the line and text are looking jagged

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  8. Slow performans on Mac OSX

    Hi,
    I have been having this problem for a long time. I thought the problem originated from me and I bought a new computer but I have been disappointed.
    This problem is has constantly on the Mac system and I did a test today. I saw that Windows pc is more stable. This is a serious problem.
    This problem is has in many projects. Normally, a computer with this feature should give very good results.

    Please consider this situation urgent.

    Mac system info

    4K retina
    3,6 GHz Intel Core i7
    16 GB 2400 MHz DDR4
    Radeon Pro 560 OpenGL 4096…

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  9. Major Type issues

    Having major dramas with type. I cannot select any existing type in any file. I cannot add any type either. On the rare occasion that any cursor may appear, it is so tiny as to be impossible to see anything. On typing, no text appears at all.
    Extremely weird and extremely frustrating.

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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.

    Thanks
    Anish Kumar
    Illustrator Team

  10. Illustrator 22.1 crashes on quit

    Every time I close illustrator the application stops responding and I have to close through the task manager. I've already tried to delete preferences and install the application again. The problem occurred after upgrading Windows 10 to April update 2018.
    My configuration
    Windows 10 1803 (build 17134.1)
    Illustrator 22.1
    Creative Cloud 4.5.0.331

    Thanks in advance

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  11. Crash when applying stroke

    Illustrator often crashes when apply stroke to simple path or compound path. Crash seems random and inconsistent but happens 6-10 times a month.

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  12. Illustrator locking up

    Since the latest update for Adobe Illustrator on Mac I have found it locks up frequently with complex files. The cursor turns into the spinning umbrella and will stay that way for several minutes.

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  13. "Save for Web (Legacy)" defaults to some arbitrary folder (on Win10)

    Whenever I do a "Save for Web (Legacy)" the first time in an Illustrator session, it defaults to some arbitrary location that has nothing to do with... well, anything. I think it might have been the location I used the first time I issued the command under Illustrator 22.0, but that was months ago, so I can't say for sure.

    If I choose a different directory and save my images/slices there, that's becomes the new default directory for the remainder of that Illustrator session. But if I exit and restart Illustrator, it's back to defaulting to a location that makes…

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  14. Illustrator 22.1 crashing on MacOS high sierra every time I try and save work

    Hi Adobe tem,

    I have just updated Illustrator to version 22.1 from my creative cloud and it is crashing every time I try and save (both locally and to the server). I am running MAC OS High Sierra 10.13.5

    Will there be a bug fix coming as I have noticed a lot of other people commenting with similar issues.

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    Please get in touch with us at any of the other support channels – https://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.

    Warm Regards,
    Ashutosh Chaturvedi | Sr. Quality Engineering Manager – Illustrator

  15. Text not read when opening EMF file

    I am running Adobe Illustrator CC version 22.1 on Windows. When I open the attached .emf file, the text elements in the file are omitted. You can see what the file should look like by opening it in MS Paint. The expected behavior is for Illustrator to import all elements, including the text.

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  16. Strange Distort Upon Export

    Please see the following thread for the full breakdown: https://forums.adobe.com/message/10450879#10450879

    Stange bug that appears to happen when exporting to JPG and PNG causing the artwork to distort randomly!

    System and Adobe up to date, computer and Illustrator was restarted to no effect and using Macbook Pro 13 inch 2015.

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  17. Eraser not making consecutive strokes

    For a while now th eraser is not working properly and it's bugging the **** out of me, it's one of the main tools I use when drawing. Both with a pen and a mouse, both when zoomed in and out - it works for one or two strokes, then after that just won't erase anything until either I deselect/select the object or hit undo. Then it will work for one or two paths again and then I have to repeat the same step. The erasing box - alt and drag while the eraser tool is selected, works always, but…

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  18. Fonts will not allow me to print

    using Illustrator 22.1 after upgrading to the newest version I can not print. I get the error can't print illustration. If I convert the type to outlines it will print.

    How can I get it to print.

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    Please get in touch with us at any of the other support channels – https://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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    Ashutosh Chaturvedi | Sr. Quality Engineering Manager – Illustrator

  19. Selecting options in panel dropdown menus always activates the item below the menu

    This bug has been affecting me for many months through multiple updates. It happens consistently. When I click an item in a dropdown menu within a tool panel, no matter how careful I am I end up activating whatever option is BELOW the menu at that location.

    EXAMPL (see attached video): In the gradient panel I select the Location option, which opens a dropdown menu with 10 options (0% to 100%). When the Location menu opens, it hangs down over the tool panel below. In this case, Swatches. I select 80%: the physical location of that option in the menu…

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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.

  20. Switching from one artboard to another drags like a snail when selecting object on the new artboard

    Switching from one artboard to another in Artboard panel drags like a snail when selecting object on the new artboard

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    Warm Regards,
    Ashutosh Chaturvedi | Sr. Quality Engineering Manager – Illustrator

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