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  1. can't paste object. the requested transformation....

    the image is 5 inches, and I'm pasting into a several page 8.5 x 11 document.... really can't tell you how much time I'm wasting, and I'm very irratated.

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    Need More Info  ·  Anish Kumar responded

    Hi,

    Sorry for the inconvenience caused.

    I am not able to reproduce the issue on my side. Are you still able to reproduce this consistently on latest version of Illustrator?

    If yes please share a small video of the same at sharewithai@adobe.com so I can further investigate it.

    Please do mention the link of this thread so we can identify you. Govind from our team will help you on this.

  2. Window tabs in illustrator glitch can't navigate

    I've lost the ability to navigate and manage my tabs in illustrator on MacOS High Sierra 10.13.3. Multiple restarts of my computer have not solved this, please fix this super frustrating glitch!

    5 votes

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    Need More Info  ·  Anish Kumar responded

    Hi,

    Thanks for reporting the issue and apologies for the inconvenience caused.Does this issue persists even now? If yes , can you please share the specific steps that you were doing,it may help us to reproduce the issue

  3. 3d extrude and bevel problem

    Illustrator crashes when attempting 3d extrude and bevel or it does not do extrude and bevel at all.

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  4. CC 2018 Multiply Blend Mode Incorrect

    CC 2018 & Mac Sierra

    If you apply multiply blend mode to a path, group that and apply multiply again at the group level, you now get 2x multiply. This is wrong whether you look at this from a process ink or spot color printing.

    Omg the uploaded example, I am expecting both left and right sides to be identical to each other, as in versions prior to CC2018.

    We often get files from designers who will try to make a color look good on screen, and printing off a color laser printer. You could for example draw 2 overlapping…

    8 votes

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    We could reproduce this issue at our end, following are the findings

    1. This issue is reproducible in CPU, GPU Rendering and Print Preview(thumbnail).
    2. Reproducible in older versions as well including Illustrator CS6 (not a new break in CC 2018)
    3. Works fine in Overprint Preview
    4. Works fine in Print & PDF

    Please confirm above observation match with the problem reported in this issue

  5. Lines under 1pt render thick in PDF

    In Illustrator, lines thinner than 1pt end up rendering a mess (thick, out of alignment) when viewed in PDF. This is fixed in the viewer by un-checking "Enhance Thin Lines", but it is unreasonable to ask every client of a designer to update that setting. Furthermore it's impossible to un-check this setting, for example on the Vistaprint website where the PDF preview of an AI file is used as the product proof.

    Please fix this. There have been a million excuses on why this is not a bug but a feature, but we NEED the ability to disable it from…

    7 votes

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    Need More Info  ·  Anish Kumar responded

    Hi,

    Apologies for the inconvenience caused to you due to this issue and getting back to you this late.
    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) Is this Issue still happening on your machine in the Latest version 23.0.3 ?
    2) If yes,Kindly provide Test file(Via File→Package) 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.

  6. Scaling only appearance (without objects) doesn't work

    I want to scale appearance of my art only, without changing scale of art itself. The way I'm trying to do it — is to use Scale tool's dialogue with 'Transform objects' unchecked and 'Scale strokes and effects' checked.
    AI does nothing.
    Strangely, but if I cut and paste this art into new document, AI don't allow to uncheck 'Transform objects' anymore.
    I can work around this, scaling art with effects down, and then enlarge only art, without effects, up to desired size, but this is not very nice way to do it.
    Photoshop does scaling of effects all right.

    16 votes

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    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.

    Please share the document in which this issue is seen by you.


    1) Kindly share a video recording for the issue 

    2)Please share your system details - OS, GPU etc.

    3)Please upgrade to the latest Illustrator available on Creative Cloud , and check if issue is still happening at your end.



    Regards,
    Aishwarya 'G' Gadodia
    Illustrator Team

  7. Transform Tool

    Entering a number in X then hitting tab to Y and typing in the number is jogging to another number and not applying the number I typed. I have to wait a couple seconds then type in the number for Y. This worked fine two versions ago.

    9 votes

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    Hi
    Thanks for reporting the issue, Illustrator team really appreciates this.

    Unfortunately, we are not able to reproduce this issue. Could you kindly provide the following information to help us nail this down :
    1.Kindly please provide us your preferences settings
    2. Steps to collect Preference Settings
    For Win: C:\Users\\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Adobe Illustrator 25 Settings
    Mac: ~/Library/Preferences/Adobe Illustrator 25 Settings
    3. Copy the Adobe Illustrator 25 Settings and share with us in a zip file on ShareWithAI@adobe.com .

    Please mention the title of this issue as the subject of the mail.

    Regards,
    Ankit Goyal
    Illustrator Team

  8. Properties panel contents scaling and freezing

    The contents of the Properties panel is scaling down to tiny sizes. It doesn't reset until you quit and reopen Illustrator (CC 2018).

    The scaling happens with ⌘+scroll while hovering on the panel. The contents will scale up or down as long as you are holding the ⌘, but if you let it go while the contents are scaled down the panel with freeze at that scale and won't respond to ⌘+scroll anymore. The panel's functions still seem to work fine after this.

    5 votes

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  9. Layer Panel is blank & not representing any layer panel icons or titles

    Layer Panel went blank randomly in a multi-layered project. Cannot view titles or any icons. Sometimes running the mouse over layer panel reveals the information that the mouse points at, however, only to disappear (title info, icons etc) if you click on layer.

    Latest version of Illustrator CC 2018. Have rebooted system twice, one shutdown for several hours, one restart. Also researching online to find similar issues. Seems to be relatively new issue.

    2 votes

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    Need More Info  ·  Anish Kumar responded

    Sorry to hear that you are facing this issue. Can you please check layer options dialog?
    From panel flyout open Layer Options and see if the thumnails for “Layers” “Groups” and “Objects” are selected and “Top Layer Only” is Not selected.

    Also “Show Layers Only” check box should be deselected.

    let me know if this solves your problem or not?

    Thanks
    Anish Kumar
    Illustrator Team

  10. Strokes are become sporadic and missing in some places

    Strokes are become sporadic and missing in some places. I don't know what the issue is. My strokes were perfect yesterday and now I update my mac and the strokes are now sporadic, jagged and missing in places. See screenshot.

    5 votes

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    Need More Info  ·  Anish Kumar responded

    Hi,

    We apologize for having such an irritating issue with your workflow.
    The issue is still not reproducible in-house. We need your help to reproduce the issue.
    Please provide your system details and the objects with which you are working.
    If issue is happening in any specific file and you can provide the file to us at ShareWithAI@adobe.com, also please do mention this User Voice thread link in the mail.

  11. Opacity bug

    AI CC 2018
    I turned the opacity down on a selection to see below layers. Then I went to work on below layers. Upon returning to original layer and re-selecting the object to return it to 100% opacity it showed I was already at 100%. I could not get it back to 100% until I copied and pasted the object to a new layer.

    5 votes

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    Need More Info  ·  Anish Kumar responded

    Hi,

    It seems like opacity is applied on the Layer and not on the object inside that layer. It is possible that the user is selecting object inside the layer and not the layer itself. Hence the user is able to see the opacity of object which is 100% in this case and not the changed opacity of layer.

  12. Align not working when ALL items in a group are selected

    Since updating to CC 2018, align to selection and align to artboard are not working when ALL items in a group are selected.

    Align appears to work if ALL BUT ONE item in the group are selected ... but if the final item is selected, it stops working ... nothing happens.

    This is not ideal as it means you then have to align the remaining item with the rest of the group manually ... with transform or by eye.

    8 votes

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    Need More Info  ·  Anish Kumar responded

    Hi,

    Sorry for the inconvenience caused.

    I am not able to reproduce the issue on my side and behavior is similar to Illustrator CC 2017 version. If you think behavior is changed in Illustrator CC 2018 kindly share a small video of Illustrator CC 2017 behavior and Illustrator CC 2018 behavior at sharewithai@adobe.com so I can further investigate it.

    Please do mention the link of this thread so we can identify you

  13. 'Can't save some resource data, but artwork was saved successfully. AN I/O error occurred. Id:-36'

    'Can't save some resource data, but artwork was saved successfully. AN I/O error occurred. Id:-36'

    This happens when saving an illustrator doc now.

    5 votes

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    Hi,

    Please accept my sincere apology for the inconvenience. Is this happening even now with the latest Illustrator version. Please revert back if you are facing this even now.

  14. Pen tool glitch

    When using the pen tool, the artboard glitches and a big gray area appears from the upper right corner (screenshot 1), glitches even more and turns yellow when scrolling or moving the cursor (screenshot 2).
    Pen tool absolutely impossible to use.

    This started happening after last update (version 22.0.1 - 64 bit) on Windows 8.1

    3 votes

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  15. Right Click does not work

    This is not an idea, it is a bug complaint! My right click does not work on Illustrator on anything. I just downloaded the latest version of Adobe Illustrator Version 2017 21.1.0 in hopes to correct the "right clicking" issue that was in my older version (version prior to 21.1.0). I've uninstalled and reinstalled the program and the same problem still persist. My right click does not work! This is slowing down my work and it's definitely not time efficient. Help me fix this now!

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    Need More Info  ·  Anish Kumar responded

    Hi,

    Sorry for the inconvenience caused. Can you please share you monitor details. Are using a 4 k machine? On which version of Illustrator are you working on now? Please share this details it may help us to reproduce the issue .

  16. Borders_Dashed Treatment Changes Spot Color to Process

    I draw a box, stroke it with a spot color, apply a "borders_dashed" treatment. The Spot color becomes process. Please fix.

    2 votes

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  17. Eye Dropper tool color is off

    When you use the eye dropper tool on either images or vectors the shade is off and not exactly the same like it was https://www.screencast.com/t/bI7aJSdwB

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  18. The position of the right-click menu doesn't match the 4K screen (200% scale)

    Illustrator version: 22.1 (64-bit)

    When right click in the document, the position where the menu appears is incorrect.
    If the mouse cursor is closer to the top-left corner of the screen, the menu position is closer to the cursor.
    If the mouse cursor is farther from the top-left corner of the screen, the offset between the cursor and the menu position and is greater.

    Please see my screen record for details: https://youtu.be/KY_9y_SuCCk

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  19. Devanagari scripts

    The use of devanagari scripts in most Creative Suite is really laborious. It took me a long time before finding the way to have a correct display of simple copy/paste from Word or any other source of hindi or sanskrit texts by adjusting, in TWO différents dialog boxes the appropriate settings. I finally found the way to do it but, as I wanted to use a composition in a webpage, I exported my composition as SVG, and the result was just terrible: no word was correctly spelled and I had to retype all of them in Dreamweaver (which has a…

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  20. Units not appearing when trying to re-size an artboard

    Bug - units not appearing when trying to manually re-size and artboard

    Your version of Adobe Illustrator - 22.0.1 (macOS High Sierra v10.13.1)
    The steps you were taking when you experienced the issues - Trying to manually re-size an artboard since upgrade to High Sierra
    Your expected result - units to appear
    Your actual result - units not appearing

    Side by side expected/not expected results.

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    Hi,

    Please see if Snap to Grid is on in your document? If yes then try turning that off and try again.
    Otherwise follow below steps :
    > Click on finder , when you will click on finder on mac at the top you will see an option as “Go”
    > choose Go > Go To Folder
    > In go to folder , type ~/library
    > choose application support/Adobe/rename the folder named as Adobe Illustrator22Settings to Adobe Illustrator21Settings.old
    > go back to library folder where you got application support folder and scroll down
    > Open the Preferences Folder rename the folder named as Adobe Illustrator22Settings to Adobe Illustrator22Settings.old

    Launch Illustrator and check if it works and share the outcome with us .

    Thanks
    Nitish

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