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Illustrator (Desktop) Bugs

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  1. Illustrator 2019 - anchors are now invisible unless selected?

    I installed the newest AI update (v23) and started testing some of the new features when I noticed that the anchor points that I rely on for my work have vanished. I've attached screen snips to show the difference between AI 2018 and 2019.

    That little magenta X shows up in earlier versions but now it's invisible. It's still present and can be selected if I know where it is but that defeats the purpose, in my opinion. There must be some way to turn these back on, right?

    I've tried toggling many settings in the menu and the closest…

    7 votes

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    Hi,
    Apologies for the inconvenience caused to you due to this issue.
    We are unable to reproduce this issue in house.
    Can you help the Illustrator team to isolate this issue further so that we can nail this down?
    If yes, then please let me know the following:
    1)Kindly provide some video , Test file(Via File→Package) & some steps with which you are facing issue and share with us .
    2) Is this file specific or happens with any object in a newly created file also?
    3) Kindly share your preferences folder with us in a zip File
    MAC: /Users//Library/Preferences/Adobe Illustrator 24 Settings//
    Win: C:\Users\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Adobe Illustrator 24 Settings

    Kindly share the requested information at ShareWithAI@adobe.com in a Zip file.
    Please mention the title of this issue as the subject of the mail.

    Thanks and Regards
    Ankit Goyal
    Illustrator Team

  3. Gradient panel causes bugs

    The gradient panel really makes me nervous. On rare occasions when dropping a color onto a gradient handle to change it, Illustrator suddenly just closes without a warning. Just gone in a split second along with all my work. No auto save. Nothing. It even won't show my recently opened files when I open it back up. This issue also happened the last time Illustrator was updated but then it was fixed. Please fix it again as I'm always SUPER nervous when I have to change settings for a gradient. I have no idea on how to reproduce this, other…

    1 vote

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    0 comments  ·  Colors, Swatches, Patterns  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi,

    Apologies for the inconvenience caused to you due to this issue.
    We are unable to reproduce this issue in house.
    Can you help the Illustrator team to isolate this issue further so that we can nail this down?
    If yes, then please let me know the following:
    1) Kindly provide some video , Test file(Via File→Package) & some steps with which you are facing issue
    2) kindly also share your preferences folder with us in a zip file. You would be able to find the preferences folder in the below location:
    MAC: /Users//Library/Preferences/Adobe Illustrator 24 Settings (Kindly press Command + Shift + G and write ~/Library and ok and then go to preferences )

    Win: C:\Users\\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Adobe Illustrator 24 Settings

    Kindly clear your preferences by renaming your preference folder “Adobe Illustrator Settings” at above mentioned location and relaunch Adobe Illustrator . Kindly let us know if Adobe Illustrator still…

  4. Selection is not visible in Illustrator 2020

    I just installed the latest version of Illustrator and it's pretty horrible to use. I cannot see the direct selection points on any object. I have tried toggling show bounding box and it doesn't make any difference. When an object is selected it is not highlighted so it's impossible to tell whether it is selected or not.
    I'm running on a PC with Windows 10.

    1 vote

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    0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi,
    Apologies for the inconvenience caused to you due to this issue.
    We are unable to reproduce this issue in house.
    Can you help the Illustrator team to isolate this issue further so that we can nail this down?
    If yes, then please let me know the following:
    1)Kindly provide some video , Test file(Via File→Package) & some steps with which you are facing issue and share with us .
    2) Is this file specific or happens with any object in a newly created file also?
    3) Kindly share your preferences folder with us in a zip File
    MAC: /Users//Library/Preferences/Adobe Illustrator 24 Settings//
    Win: C:\Users\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Adobe Illustrator 24 Settings

    Kindly share the requested information at ShareWithAI@adobe.com in a Zip file.
    Please mention the title of this issue as the subject of the mail.

    Thanks and Regards
    Ankit Goyal
    Illustrator Team

  5. Importing: An unknown error has occurred.

    Attempting to import a file that has multiple artboards, I get an error that states "An Unknown Error has Occurred" and after that I can no longer place any artwork what so ever without first quitting Illustrator.

    1. I am on Mac OS10.14.6 and AI 24.0
    2. File import, select file, checking import options, selecting which page/artboard and the place.
    3. It should place the art but
    4. instead deadlocks you from importing any files of any type after that without a hard reboot.
    1 vote

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    0 comments  ·  File Save, Import and Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi,

    Apologies for the inconvenience caused to you due to this issue.
    We are unable to reproduce this issue in house.
    Can you help the Illustrator team to isolate this issue further so that we can nail this down?
    If yes, then please let me know the following:
    1) Kindly provide some video , Test file(Via File→Package) & some steps with which you are facing issue and share with us at
    ShareWithAI@adobe.com in a Zip file.
    Please mention the title of this issue as the subject of the mail.

    Thanks and Regards
    Ankit Goyal
    Illustrator Team

  6. Illustrator 2020にて配置読み込みオプションのトリミングが機能しない

    配置読み込みオプションでPDFおよびIllustratorデータのトリミングの設定が全てが裁ち落とし数値の状態で機能しなくなった。

    1 vote

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    0 comments  ·  File Save, Import and Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi,

    Apologies for the inconvenience caused to you due to this issue.
    We are unable to reproduce this issue in house.
    Can you help the Illustrator team to isolate this issue further so that we can nail this down?
    If yes, then please let me know the following:
    1)Kindly provide some video , Test file(Via File→Package) & some steps with which you are facing issue and share with us at ShareWithAI@adobe.com in a Zip file.
    Please mention the title of this issue as the subject of the mail.

    Thanks and Regards
    Ankit Goyal
    Illustrator Team

  7. Simplify preview problem

    When I choose Path > Simplify… and have the preview button checked, the simplification happens as many times as I adjust the percentage. ie it will simply to 99% and the 97% of 99%.
    Whether I click OK or Cancel, all of the actions have been performed and I have to press undo until it is back to normal.
    This problem arrived at the same time as the scale/rotate/reflect etc preview issue (which have now been fixed thank god).

    1 vote

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    Hi,
    Apologies for the inconvenience caused to you due to this issue. We are unable to reproduce this issue at our end and need your help to isolate this issue further.
    Could you kindly help us with the following information:

    1. Could you kindly let us know the version of Illustrator that you are using. You can check the version by going to menu “Illustrator→About Illustrator” in Mac and “Help→ About Illustrator” in Windows.
    2. Kindly also share with us the Test File with which you are facing the issue and share with us at ShareWithAI@adobe.com in a Zip file. You can follow the below steps for creating the package:
    • Kindly save the test file and go to menu “File→Package”.
    • Create a package and save it to Desktop. Go to the folder location where the package is created.
    • Compress the folder and share it with us.

    Regards,…

  8. font finder/Missing font box keeps loading and unable to activate missing fonts

    Find Font box not working. Example i am missing fonts and when i open that menu it shows the fonts used in the document but the missing ones just have a loading circle next to it and it never stops.

    Also the Missing font box. When i do have the fonts and want to Activate them they will never activate, It just loads for 10mins and stops with out loading the fonts.

    13 votes

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    7 comments  ·  Type, Fonts, Text  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Need More Info  ·  Anish Kumar responded

    Hi All,

    We are not able to reproduce this issue at our end. Can you please let us know if you are still facing this issue? Also, is the Creative Cloud running fine on your machine when this issue happens?

    Thanks
    Anish

  9. Working really slow

    I am working on AMD Threadripper 1950x with 16cores and 32gb DDR4 ram...
    Illustrator still working really slow and laggy.
    When I make a multiple select some objects and deselecting, its stuck on that process. Sometimes, filling all objects with single colors after deselecting. really terrible... Even I close GPU accelerator it doesn't help

    9 votes

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    Need More Info  ·  Anish Kumar responded

    Hi,
    Sorry to hear that you are facing this issue. We are not able to reproduce this issue at our end and need your help.
    1. Is it happening in all files or only complex files? Would it be possible for you to share the file in which you are facing this issue?
    2. Can you please share the video of the problem?
    3. On which version of Illustrator and OS are you working?

    Please share the details on sharewithai@adobe.com

  10. Selection Tool - not showing box when shape is selected?

    When I am using the Selection Tool, it doesn't show the box it did before round the selected shape. So I can't alter the shape.

    It seems to be filled in green corners exactly like the direct selection tool.

    I have closed Illustrator and opened it again.

    9 votes

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    11 comments  ·  Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Need More Info  ·  Anish Kumar responded

    Can you please check if the option to show bounding box is ON on your system?
    In Illustrator open view menu and look for option “Show Bounding box” or “Hide Bounding Box”. If it says “Show Bounding box”, Select the option and check your workflow.

    Hope this solves your problem.

  11. With multiple projects open, can only view one tab

    In new AI2019, if I have multiple tabs open, only the tab originally opened is usable unless I open the other tabs in a new window.

    8 votes

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    10 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Need More Info  ·  Anish Kumar responded

    Hi Joel,

    Thanks for reporting the issue. I tried reproducing this on my computer but couldn’t reach to your conclusion. Can you please share the steps and a screen shot if possible with us. Is this happening every time or in some specific scenario. Also please let me know on which OS are you working.

  12. Keyboard commands for zoom and hand tool don't work.

    Illustrator CC 2018 running on High Sierra. The keyboard command for the zoom and hand tools doesn't always work. Quitting and restarting the application does't resolve the issue. I have to restart my machine to restore functionality. It's seems to be be an entirely random issue.

    22 votes

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    41 comments  ·  Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi ,

    Thanks for reporting the issue . Unfortunately we are not able to reproduce this issue. Could you kindly provide the following information to help us nail this down :

    1. Machine details which can be found by :
    MAC : Choose Apple menu  > About This Mac.

    WIN : Go to settings and Click on System and Click on About . In Windows Specifications , machine details can be found .

    2. Version of Illustrator .

    3.Kindly rename your Preferences folder placed in below location and share this folder with us .
    MAC: /Users//Library/Preferences/Adobe Illustrator Settings//
    WIN: C:\Users\\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Adobe Illustrator Settings\

    Kindly share the above with us in a Zip file at sharewithai@adobe.com. Please mention the title of this issue as the subject of the mail.

    Regards,
    Ankit Goyal
    Illustrator team

  13. window resize

    after a doc is open and the window has been open to the largest size. clicking the bottom right corner to resize the doc window feels like it is snapping to the bottom or to increments of a set size. HOW do we turn this off to resize the document window to any free flowing size ?

    6 votes

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    Need More Info  ·  Anish Kumar responded

    Hi,

    Sorry for the inconvenience caused,Please let me if the issue still persists. You can try changing the UI scaling in preference panel to small as suggested by frank.

  14. 8 votes

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  15. Illustrator CC 2019 freezes when trying to save.

    Illustrator freezes while trying to save, both locally or on a network drive.

    6 votes

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    Need More Info  ·  Anish Kumar responded

    Hi,

    I would like to know if your issue is resolved ? If not please help us by answering few questions-

    Hardware you were working?
    Is this very frequent?
    Your operating system?
    Are you connected to a VPN?

    Please revert us back with the above information,it may help us to reproduce the issue in house.

  16. Pasted/Embedded Images are disappearing

    1. 22.0.1 on MacOS 10.13.3
    2. Illustrator closes either through my action or an unexpected crash
    3. I expect all of the embedded files I've been working with to display on the canvas
    4. A handful of the images will appear, but almost everything that has been linked (then embedded) or pasted into the file only appears as an empty bounding box. The images will only reappear if I use the link panel to hunt for each file and place it again. 40 minutes into this, I don't even know if I'll be able to fix all of the images that I pasted into…
    36 votes

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    28 comments  ·  Other...  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi,

    Apologies for the inconvenience caused to you due to this issue.
    Unfortunately we are not able to reproduce this issue. Could you kindly provide the following information to help us nail this down.

    When this issue occur please share the AID file with us without closing illustrator.
    1) If you are using Adobe Illustrator 2020 , Could you kindly share you AID file with us in a zip file. You would be able to find the AID file in preferences folder in the below location:

    MAC: /Users//Library/Preferences/Adobe Illustrator 24 Settings// DataRecovery/ (Kindly press Command + Shift + G and write ~/Library and ok and then go to preferences )
    Win: C:\Users\\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Adobe Illustrator 24 Settings\ \x64\DataRecovery\

    Kindly share the above with us in a Zip file at sharewithai@adobe.com. Please mention the title of this issue as the subject of the mail.

    Regards,
    Ankit Goyal
    Illustrator Team

  17. Appearance of Black Feature Not Working in Illustrator CC 2019

    The "Appearance of Black" feature is not working after installing Illustrator CC 2019. I've tried to disable and re-enable the feature, however all blacks appear as rich black now. The document shown in the attached screenshot is in CMYK color mode. The black box on the left is 100% K only, the box to the right is C: 60%, M: 50%, Y: 50%, and K: 100%.

    Previously 100% process black only would display as shown in the preferences window. I've tried to open an old document and create a new CMYK color mode document, however the 100% K looks rich…

    3 votes

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  18. SVG export : XML code anomaly

    Hi there,

    (my specs don't matter for this issue)

    I'm using Ai to make .svg files I'll animate live (making it react to midi and sound) using PureData and Processing.
    So I have vectorized a picture of stained glasses and it gives me 3655 different path I have to export twice : once in only one .svg file for all paths [globalsvg] and once in one .svg file per path [pathssvg].

    I'll then use Processing to analyse height, width, viewbox and d-commands in [globalsvg] to finally recreate the entire pattern by placing [pathssvg] on another plan…

    1 vote

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  19. New update (23.0.1) shows Home screen instead of my actual file until I press F

    Most of the times, when I open an AI file I can't see my actual artboard until I press F (Toggle Screen Mode). Once I switch the screen mode it shows a weird red color in the artboard (too fast to capture).

    3 votes

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    Need More Info  ·  Anish Kumar responded

    Hi,

    Sorry to hear that you are facing this issue. We have fixed similar issue in 23.0.3,
    Can you please upgrade to 23.0.3 and let us know if your problem is resolved or not?

  20. Isolate Selected Groups Does Not Work in CC 2019

    Spent 4 days following a tutorial thinking I was losing my mind.
    Then, it dawned on me I downloaded CC 2019 four days ago.
    Downloaded CC2017 and the operation works as advertised.
    Used especially for cartooning…
    Goes like this:
    1. Select all inked artwork>Object>Expand Appearances>Merge.
    Create and color a rectangle covering artwork.
    Select All>Merge
    Then>>>>>Right Click<<<< and click "Select Isolate Selected Groups”
    This will put editable color with all closed line work.

    The enclosed pic is where things go wrong in 2019
    Once Isolate Selected groups is clicked you should be able to delete the outside green in isolation mode…

    3 votes

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