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Illustrator (Desktop) Bugs

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  1. Uninstalling Duet Display fixes Premiere and Illustrator crash on file open and file create

    I spent an hour trying to get Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Premiere to simply open a file or create a new file. They would both crash immediately with the dialogue box that sends a crash report.

    I uninstalled without saving settings and reinstalled both. I also ran the Adobe CC Cleaner tool These made no difference.

    Finally, on a hunch I uninstalled Duet Display, a program that allows you to use an iOS device as a second monitor. This fixed the issue.

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  3. In a Group (Isolation mode), cannot set a sub-Group as key-object for alignment

    Illustrator CC 2018
    Windows 10

    I have a Group, containing other sub-Groups.
    I enter Isolation mode by double-clicking on the Group.
    Once inside, I select all sub-Groups and want to set one of them as key-object for alignment. I can't.
    It works with single objects but not with sub-Groups. It's very handicapping.

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  4. some graphics missing when exporting artboard using "export as"

    Hello, I am experiencing strange results during artboard export - after export to bitmap file, there is often some part of graphics missing. Latest example is this - the 1pt stroke, visible in editor, is not present on exported image. Simillar result achieved in numerous different cases, ussually some shapes or contours with white color are missing in exported image. I am includign source files, you will have the background photo link missing, but this can be replaced with any colored box with same result. This is dangerous bug, because you have to control your exports carefully, and is easy…

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    The white outlines in the file have Overprint attribute set. White + overprint result in empty objects, please remove overprint attribute from the white objects and try export again.

  5. Cursor jumps while editing Font Family name

    When I try to change font name from HeliosCondBlackC to HeliosBlackC (both are installed), erasing part of the name, CC2018 moves cursor to the end (while CC2017 does not)
    I also have 'Entire Font name' option chosen (and never change it), but cursor still jumps to the end.

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    I am happy to share that we have fixed this bug in our release – 23.1 which is available worldwide now.

    Going forward, our goal is to fix as many top User-Voice bugs as possible and as frequently as possible. Given the nature of the fixes, some of the bugs will take a longer time to fix, but we are on it.

    You can update to the latest release using Creative Cloud desktop App: https://helpx.adobe.com/in/creative-cloud/help/creative-cloud-updates.html

    Thank you for all the feedback. Keep it coming!

  6. New Document dialog window always coming up blank now

    It was working at first, but now when I try to create a new document I just get a completely blank dialog box. When I mouse over areas of the box, the pointer turns from arrow to text input cursor or clicky-finger depending where in the window I am, which implied that everything is there, but not visible. To confirm this, I clicked on where I knew my favourite preset to be and hit return, and it created the right kind of new document.

    So the dialog comes up, but doesn't display anything even though it's all there to interact…

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  7. Keyboard shortcut

    1. In version 22.1 there is no anymore option for Type —> Change Case —> UPPERCASE in Keyboard Shortcuts.
    2. I miss that Shortcut, that's all.
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  8. Illustrator doesn't find color profile, which are shown in Indesign

    Hi everybody,

    I installed an eci color profile (pso-coated_v3) on my windows 10 computer (right-mouse-click, then install). In Photoshop CC and Indesign CC everything is fine, so it is installed correctly. But the new profile isn't shown in Illustrator CC.

    I reopened Illustrator and also de- and reinstalled it...

    Does anybody has got an idea, why the new profile doesn't show in in the color-settings of Illustrator?

    Thanks a lot!

    Best wishes
    Rene

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  9. Small Caps no longer working as it should

    Illustrator 2017.1.0. Setting the Small Cap percentage no longer works for some fonts. They seem to have their own default setting that is unaffected by changing the percentage in the Document Setup window. In the attached example, Small Caps is set to 90%. In the first two font examples, you can see it's nowhere near that. If I change the setting, the bottom word will change but the top two remain the same. This is terrible!!

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  10. I bought the adobe Illustrator but cant access the tutorials HELP please

    I bought Illustrator but cannot get the tutorials but I can use Illustrator but the tutorials would help but you think every one has a photograpic memrory or I dont know why cannot cause need to get started or I cannot keep paying monthly

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  11. saved workspace not the same after 22.1 update

    After 22.1 update my workspace is missing saved tool of Symbol, Brush, & Graphic style libraries. Only cloud character library is okay. Reset workspace in menu doesn't work.

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  12. Blob tool won't change size

    When I use the blob tool it won't change size from 1 pt. No matter if I change the size. It is very frustrating to use so I can do college homework.

    This issue is on both my Acer laptop with my Huion tablet and on my Surface Pro 3. I reinstalled the app on my laptop and didn't fix the issue.

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  13. Legacy shape-drawing functionality is missing

    I do not want "smart" shapes by default. My biggest gripe is that one cannot easily draw shapes in rapid succession. For example, if I draw a circle and immediately want to draw another, say, centered around the anchor point of the previous, I have to CMD+SHIFT+A to deselect the previous shape. Otherwise the shape tool is no longer a shape tool but a TRANSFORM tool.

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    You can switch off the bounding box and smart widgets by pressing shortcut Cmd + Shift + B and can use the drawing tools as legacy tools.
    You can also select View→Hide bounding box for the same.

    For reverting back to current state again press the same shortcut or select View → Show bounding box

    Hope this would help achieving your workflow.

  14. CC font preview not working any more

    When I start typing a font name in the character box I used to get the related font preview pop up , this no longer works at all and is very irritating

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  15. Possible Bug - Crop Image Auto Resizing Crop Box in New CC Illustrator 2019

    I'm not sure if this is a bug, or just a poorly executed new feature, but in the new Illustrator CC 2019 when you have a raster image in the file and you go to "Crop Image" the crop marquee automatically changes to a random size and shape instead of remaining at the edges of the image. I'm not sure if there is some hidden feature where it is trying to automatically detect where you might crop the image to by detecting the image edges, but this is super annoying when you are trying to do something like just adjusting…

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    You are referring to the content aware crop feature: https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/whats-new.html#ContentAwareCrop

    To turn this feature off please visit the Preference dialog (CMD+K) and turn off “Enable Content Aware defaults”


    If I may suggest a workflow for you.
    1. Use linked images, they not only are fast but also save disk space.
    2. If you already have embedded images in your file, please use the unembed feature of Illustrator to export and link files automatically for you.
    3. All linked images have this feature of Edit Original where you can edit images in a software of your choice like Photoshop.
    4. If you have to share files to other users please make use of File menu>Package feature to collect everything including linked images and fonts in one directory.

  16. can't read pdf in acrobat pro dc, created in illustrator CC 2019, since update

    can't read pdf in acrobat pro dc created in illustrator CC 2019. Opens file but shows no content. Illustrator some times struggles to open ai files, very slow.
    Model Name: MacBook Air
    Model Identifier: MacBookAir5,2
    Processor Name: Intel Core i7
    Processor Speed: 2 GHz
    Number of Processors: 1
    Total Number of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KB
    L3 Cache: 4 MB
    Memory: 8 GB
    Boot ROM Version: MBA51.00F8.B00
    SMC Version (system): 2.5f9
    Serial Number (system): C02HX379F57J
    Hardware UUID: 605CDB5B-A377-5A89-AECE-064496379592
    macOS 10.13.6 High Sierra

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  17. Creative Cloud Libraries can't add multiple swatches

    I used to be able to click one swatch in my CC libraries and shift click another and right click and add all colors to my document swatches. This option has dissappered and now I have to right click each color and add to my document swatches one at a time.

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  18. Freeform Gradient doesn't transform correctly High Sierra (macOS 10.13)

    Freeform Gradient points should transform relative to path. Gradient does not transform as expected.

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  20. How to reinstall CC2018?

    How to reinstall CC2018? The updater removed it. CC2019 keeps failing to preview and then crashing!!!!

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