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Illustrator (Desktop) Bugs

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  1. Can't Save as on your computer

    I use illustrator 26.1 and Monterey 12.3 on MacBook Pro with M1 chip .
    I can't Save as on my computer . The Window is freeze except the format box and the "save on cloud document" button.

    Please help I can't do my job and save as pdf formats for print .

    Thank you.

    28 votes

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  2. 34 votes

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  3. Pattern Brush 'Hue Shift' does not result in correct appearance of stroke color

    This issue is not new and occurs for a few years at least.
    I i apply at a pattern brush > Colorization > Method: Hue Shift, the key color does not represent the same color of the choosen stroke color when the brush is applied to a Stroke. The color is always way off. I am well experienced in Illustrator (and certifeid by Adobe) but i can not find any thing i did wrong. That's why i am almost sure this issue is a bug. But please, tell me i am doing something wrong. That way i can help my…

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    The solution provided in the comments below.


    However, when the key color is automatically gets set as the white (or any grayscale tint) as the most prominent color, the hue shift gets calculated wrong.


    If you think Illustrator should pick another color in cases like this — please continue voting.

  4. Dialog windows move / float to the left

    Bug Report: Floating windows drift offscreen (see attached video).
    Adobe Illustrator 26.4

    I tried reverting to older versions of Adobe Illustrator, but the issue exists for them as well; To me, that suggests the problem is related to the beta macOS. I am raising this bug now because the issue could present itself as users upgrade to macOS Ventura this fall.

    System Info:
    I am running MacOS, Ventura, Version 13.0 Beta (22A5311f) on iMac M1 (2021) with 8MB RAM.

    5 votes

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  5. Linked Text Boxes DEFORM

    When spreading text over more than one text box, the first one is fine, but any consecutive one deforms so the copy is stretched.

    1 vote

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  6. Can’t select a hyphen at the start of the line

    テキストツールで半角英数字で入力したものが、後になって選択できなくなる場合があるようです。
    「- 2022 -」と入力したあと、修正しようとしたら、最初の「- 」が選択出来ません。

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    Illustrator converts a hyphen at the start of the line to a bulleted list, unless the 'Automatic Bulleted and Numbered lists while typing' option (enabled by default) is not turned off.

    These converted markers can’t be selected, unless you convert the text back with the dedicated button in the Paragraph menu.


    But be warned though, that sometimes disabling the auto-conversion does not work, and hyphen and other characters still force Illustrator to create a list.

    If it does happen to you — please vote here: https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/601447/suggestions/45928900

  7. copy paste text turns to outlines.

    coy and pasting text turns random parts of it to outlines. if you option drag the text, it works fine, keeps all the text in tact. this happens even in the same document, other documents.

    makes working pretty much impossible between documents and just a pain in the same document.

    1 vote

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  8. Font compatibility issues between different iOS and Illustrator versions

    My one system is on Mojave (10.14.6) running 25.4.8 illustrator. The other system is on Monterey (12.3.1) running 26.5 illustrator. And I have downloaded and installed Petrona font from Google fonts on both the systems.

    Now when I try to open the file (that was created on Mojave) on Monterey I'm prompted for missing fonts! This compatibility issue is making it very difficult for me to work across my devices.

    1 vote

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  9. Color slider

    Mac. OS 12.6. Illustrator 27.0. MacBook Pro 13 inch, M1 chip + external monitor.
    Tried changing color with slider, but the slider hides, doesn't display numbers.
    See screen recording

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  10. Change case feature not working.

    I am trying to change from uppercase to lowercase. Using 26.5.1 (64-bit) version. I wish I had not upgraded as it crashes every few minutes. Steps: highlight text; Type-->Change case-->lowercase. (In the attached video the Type drop down does not appear in the recording; follow the mouse.

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    Toni, for some reason you have All Caps option enabled in the Character panel for this particular text selection (or rather the whole type on path object).

    Once disabled, Ai stops to force the capitalization for it, and the result of Change Case commands start to be visible.


    I agree though it can be tough to discover.

    If anyone else happen to have this exact problem — please add your votes, so the team can get data on reviewing this in the future.

  11. Can't Access a Saved File from a folder in Google Drive

    The Issue:
    I saved an illustrator file then closed the program. After some days, I reopened the program. I could see the preview thumbnail showing my latest edit but when I clicked on it to open, it went back to a much earlier version of the file. This has now happened twice. Please help if you have solved this successfully.

    Details:
    Illustrator 26.2.1 (64-bit)
    OS: Windows 10
    RAM: 12GB
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6600U CPU @ 2.60GHz 2.81 GHz

    1 vote

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  12. Malwerkzeuge (Pinsel/Buntstift) übernehmen nicht die vorherigen Einstellungen

    Ich möchte mit dem Bunststift zeichnen und habe dabei die Kontur, die Farbe und das Profil eingestellt. Beim nächsten Strich werden diese Eigenschaften nicht übernommen. Ich muss jedes mal die Eigenschaften neu auswählen... das kann ja jetzt nicht sein? Das hat vorher einwandfrei funktioniert.
    Wäre sehr dankbar für eine Tipp/Lösung!

    1 vote

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  13. Document won't save

    Hi there.
    I have been working in a new file I created, and I am unable to save the file. I have tried exporting, and quitting such that illustrator asks if I want to save. Nothing happens. I am stuck here, as I will otherwise loose the work I have done. Any suggestions???

    3 votes

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    The problem got solved by resaving the original document and no longer can be reproduced.

    If you have a similar issue, try to search for a similar bug report which matches yours exactly or log another one, providing as many details as possible to help the team to investigate it.

  14. White-to-black gradients in opacity masks don’t go fully transparent

    For opacity masks, 100% White should represent a 100% absence of masking and 100% Black should represent 100% masking (like in Photoshop).

    The current system in Illustrator seems very unintuitive and flawed – a basic white to black gradient does not even totally obscure an image/object at one end of the gradient.

    It shouldn't be the case that you then have further reduce the opacity of the gradient colours to achieve a standard gradient effect.

    6 votes

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    Make sure you use RGB black instead of Grayscale black in your gradients when making opacity mask in a RGB-based document to avoid shallow blacks and not fading to a complete zero.

    More on that in the comments.

    If you happen to have the same problem, please still add a vote to the request, to track statistics.

  15. Cannot open AI or EPS files just exported from AI

    I'm trying to export some vector files from AI, which I've done countless times before and had no problems...

    Right now when I save the file as AI and EPS, it shows up in my saved folder as a blank file. When I open the properties from it's saved folder it still shows as AI, however I'm not able to open it with AI or any other applications.

    I'm stumped and don't know what I can do next.

    1 vote

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  16. Illustrator changing color values every time I reopen program v 26.0.2

    I'm on a brand new MacBook Pro and I'm using illustrator from the cloud version 26.0.2 on Mac Monterey v 12.1. Every time I close out a file and reopen it the hex colors are changed. I have never touched the setting on my colors. I've attached an example below. You can see that when I was previously working in the file I listed the hex code, but now when I open it it is different. Please help. This is making my branding impossible and I'm turning in projects incorrectly as a result.

    2 votes

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  17. Problems with scripts and BridgeTalk using Illustrator 25.3.1 on M1 Mac

    I have a handful of scripts that have stopped working after switching from an Intel Mac mini to an M1 Mac mini. The scripts will run as expected if I use the Intel version of Illustrator on the M1 Mac mini, but they return this error when run using the M1 version of Illustrator on the same machine "TARGET COULD NOT BE LAUNCHED(59)". The current culprit seems to be BridgeTalk. Any help would be appreciated, thx!

    13 votes

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  18. Importing CAD DXF files: Unknown Format and Cannot Be Opened

    I am using Illustrator 2020 on a Windows 10 computer.
    We import CAD files in DXF format to create AI files for our graphics department to use. We are successful when importing ACAD2000 DXF files, but have problems with more recent versions. Elements drop off when importing ACAD2004, 2007, 2010 DXF files. When trying to import ACAD2013 and 2018 CAD files I get the message "Unknown Format and Cannot Be Opened".

    20 votes

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    I am happy to share that we have fixed this bug in our latest release – 26.x 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!

  19. CMYK Files Colors are Displaying as RGB in Illustrator 2022 Version 26.0.1

    (Illustrator 2022) Open a new CMYK file, create a box, color Breakdown "87-75-0-0 "select the same CMYK color Breakdown "87-75-0-0 " (In Color Picker) that is clearly showing a darker color then what is behind the open select box.

    Screen Shot 2
    Open a new CMYK file in Illustrator (2021). Same process as above, now CMYK colors appear correct.

    1 vote

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  20. Object horizontal and vertical measurements are swapped in tool bar

    MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2018)
    Processor: 2.6 GHz 6-Core Intel Core i7
    Mac OS Monterey 12.0.1 (21A559)
    Adobe Illustrator 26.0.2

    When selecting an object, like a rectangle, the horizontal and vertical measurements in the tool bar are swapped. They appear correctly in the Transform window.

    For example, a horizontal rectangle could be 7pt x 5pt, but when selected in the tool bar it shows 5 in the <--> dialog box and 7 in the vertical box.

    I have restarted my computer and restarted illustrator.
    See screen caps below.

    1 vote

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    As per the comment:

    Illustrator allows to access dimensions of an object as well as dimensions of a live shape. In case when a shape is rotated by 90° the shape’s size values can look swapped compared to measured sizes. It’s like tilting a head. See attached images inside for clarifications.

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