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  1. Stroke arrowheads mislabeled

    When changing the arrowheads on a stroke, the dropdown option images don't match the actual icon for the stroke arrowhead. It seems the the same arrowhead icon is previewing in the dropdown for multiple different selections. What you select is not what you get.

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  2. Crash when changing stroke options such as arrowheads or profile.

    Using Mac OS Sonoma, M1 MacBook Pro. Have tried restarting both Illustrator and my computer and the issue persists. Happens consistently every time I try the above options.

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  3. "Scale Strokes and Effects" in Windows works contrary

    Hi, after the last update I found that "Scale Strokes and Effects" works contrary to what I knew. When the "Scale Strokes and Effects" is "on" does not scale and when I turn it off it scales the stroke..

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  4. Colocar novamente as opções da janela de traçado

    Não é possível que uma versão nova tenha um retrocesso e fique limitada em algo tão básico como modificar os traçados, falei com o suporte e me confirmaram que realmente não tem mais, não posso modificar o traçado básico para ter pontas ou ser intermitente ou ficar interno, centrado ou externo à forma... que retrocesso é esse?

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  5. Expanding an Inside / Outside stroke creates barely open paths

    1. Create a rectangle
    2. Apply a thick stroke to it and change its alignment to Inside or Outside
    3. Expand Appearance for the shape
    4. Deselect the shape
    5. Grab Direct selection and carefully move the corner points at the top right, for both paths

    It turns out Illustrator doesn’t keep these tidy! One is cut open, another has a doubled point! It leads to a problems later, when we try, e.g. to make corners rounded, or apply effects.

    A current workaround is to apply Add (as Pathfinder operation or an effect) to the stroke, separately form the fill... and it’s taxing for memory,…

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  6. Inside / outside strokes get silently expanded when you create a pattern with them

    Try these steps:
    1. Create a shape (like ellipse or rectangle)
    2. Make sure you have Inside or Outside option chosen for Align Stroke in the Stroke panel
    3. Object > Pattern > Make (or drag the ellipse to the Swatches panel)
    4. Check the contents of the pattern.
    The stroke gets expanded!

    However, if you copy an object with an Inside / Outside stroke and paste it into the pattern — it doesn’t get expanded and stays live... until you commit editing — only then Ai warns you non-cnetered strokes will get expanded.

    Perhaps Ai should drop a message…

    8 votes

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  7. BUG NO EXPAND 2023

    2023 illustration ver.
    라인이 익스팬드 안됩니다.
    -라인이 면으로 확장안됨

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  10. Dash offset defined by a negative strokeDashOffset value is not respected when a stroke is outlined

    Illustrator has a strokeDashOffset property that sets the indentation of the first stroke in the dashed line.

    It works when specified through the script, but there is no similar field in the interface of dashed line settings, i.e. it looks like a hidden functionality. It’s still legal and it works, but at the same time, a dashed line created with this parameter cannot be outlined correctly using standard Illustrator tools when the value is negative.

    It's a cursed property: it's a pity to ignore it, and it's a shame to use it because of its unreliability.

    Please fix the bug…

    6 votes

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  11. outline stroke error on live paint group

    If you try to outline stroke in a live paint group, Illustrator throws an error (The operation cannot complete because of an unknown error [PARM])

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  12. Stroke Inside is unchangeable on a compound shape

    If you make a compound shape from two paths with strokes set to Inside, then this is retained for the compound shape and shown in the Appearance panel, but it's not reflected in the Stroke panel and it can't be changed there.

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  13. OBJECT > EXPAND creates SPIKES in geometry

    I use Illustrator to create emboss patterns for production tooling. When delivering my patterns, all geometry must be EXPANDED and represented as real vector lines so that the engravers can mill out the tool.

    Recently, when I EXPAND the patterns I make (OBJECT > EXPAND), I'm starting to see random SPIKES in my outlined strokes when using the EXPAND tool in the menu. This problem is reproducible on my machine, but it does appear to be random. Sometimes it does it, and sometimes it doesn't. My vector curve is stroked at 0.03 inches.

    This problem is causing CRITICAL delays in…

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  14. Dashed lines not working

    I am running Windows 10 Pro 22H2 and using AI Version 27.5.

    I am trying to add dashed lines to a line segment which has the colour R165 G25 B130, they are also on the same sub-layer. I select the setting to add it but it does not visually appear dashed.

    However, it does work on another similar line of a different colour.

    I also cannot change the colour of the first line as well.

    The video attached shows the issue.

    How can I fix this issue?

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  15. Scrolling Stroke Arrow Styles Crashes Illustrator

    When editing a stroke arrowhead, Illustrator freezes and crashes when I try to scroll down the list of available arrowhead options. It will happen in the properties panel and the other stroke panels. It is 100% repeatable. I can select the arrowhead styles that are at the top of the list no problem, but if I scroll it crashes.

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  16. Scale arrow heads to stroke weight.

    Scale arrow heads to stroke weight.

    So, my great idea request is to have the arrowheads scale but maintain their stroke width. It seems the arrow heads are not stroked paths, so maybe this is not possible? But it being 2023, I would like to think it is possible.

    Without too much ranting, it's amazing that you would want to scale arrow heads to be a different width to the stroke. It's so uglehy.

    Screenshots attached showing how I see this amazing update would work and saving me time of having to make my own hacked arrow heads to do…

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  17. Stroke width is scaled along with the element it is applied to

    The stroke width is scaled along with the element it is applied to (transform="scale(sx sy)") if the scale values (sx, sy) are different. Stroke width is not scaled if the scale values are the same. Ideally stroke should not be scaled.
    Workaround for the browser is to use vector-effect='non-scaling-stroke' attr, but it is still not being supported by AI.

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    This need some clarification.

    I don’t think I can understand the problem.

    Illustrator is capable of scaling strokes with object, it the corresponding option is checked. When it’s enabled, it does not differ between uniform and non-uniform transformations. So, is it a feature request and not a bug report, or am I missing the point of it?

  18. Illustrator 2022 changing stroke with changes the width height

    Every time I change the stoke width of a line, it scales the height or width - even if in scale I've unselected 'scale strokes and effects'

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  20. Dashed lines changing style when exporting to SVG

    The latest update to AI has caused this issue. When exporting an svg with dashed lines, the svg's dashed lines either disappear or become dotted lines.

    Operating System: Windows 10 Enterprise
    Adobe Illustrator version: 27.0
    Steps:
    1) Open Adobe Illustrator
    2) Create a new file
    3) Draw a line
    4) Open the properties window by going to Window > Properties
    5) Click on the Stroke option
    6) Check "Dashed Line" on
    7) Set the first "dash" to 10
    8) Make sure the rest of the "gap" and "dash" options are blank
    9) Go to File > Export > Export As…

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