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  1. Snap to point

    Why not have snap to point regardless of what magnification you're at. I'm sick of having to waste my precious time zooming right in to make sure object lines and points are snapped together and aligned properly.

    This issue has been going on for a long time, and never gets fixed. I know others on forums have this issue as well...it's universal, not just me!

    I do hope someone reads this and actually does something about this issue, but I'm not expecting anything to be honest, because you haven't bothered to fix it for a long time now.

    Robert Bell

    1 vote

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  2. Distribute Spacing options not available in keyboard shortcut list

    When the Distribute Spacing options were added to the Align panel, they were not added to the Keyboard Shortcuts panel. They remain unavailable in v28.0.x. This is an oversight, obviously, that should not be hard to remedy but will make life much easier for those of us who rely on kbscs and/or auxiliary devices like Stream Deck, Logitech G-keys, or Xencelabs' Quick Keys, etc.

    11 votes

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  3. Align to artboard can't change to Align selected objects

    The default Align Artboard button cannot be changed to Align selected objects.
    The version I am using is 28.0, mac system. I can't perform the point alignment operation, it will automatically perform the 'Align Artboard' function. 'Align' is a frequently used feature, so please fix it as soon as possible. Thanks

    1 vote

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  4. When a group of symbols is used as a key object, only one symbol gets the bold outline

    When you click an object to mark it as a key object for aligning, Ai draws a fat bold edge around it. Works fine, but not for a group of symbols. Need to be fixed.

    Similar to the problem with meshes, which don’t get any key outline at all:
    http://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/601447/suggestions/45706096

    4 votes

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  5. When a group is set as a key object inside of the ungrouped isolation, Distribute Spacing treats some other groups as ungrouped

    1. Open the test file
    2. Isolate the group
    3. Select all
    4. Ungroup — now you have just <Objects> as the last step of isolation
    5. Click the leftmost group once with the Selection tool to make it the key
    6. Press Horizontal Distribute Space button in Align panel Ai will treat the last group as if it is ungrouped — but it is not!

    Why do I do this at all? To distribute all objects inside of a group.
    I can’t do this when it is grouped, so I select it first, then isolate (to avoid interaction with anything else on canvas), then ungroup…

    13 votes

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  6. The align tools don't work on rectangle in perspective plane

    In particular, the center align button in the align menu doesn't work correctly on a rectangle in a perspective plane. I notice that the bounding box does appear to be correct, but the shape is no longer align with its bounding box. Again, this problem only occurs with objects in a perspective plane. And yes, I am using the perspective selection tool to select the object.

    2 votes

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  7. Align on a selection not working - Illustrator 27.3.1

    When selecting the 2 points of a line, the "align to a selection" is not available.
    However, it worked yesterday, before upgrading to 27.3.1.
    What I want to do is select the first point of the line, then the second, and when I click "align horizontally to center", the first point should align with the second.
    Instead of that, the entire line is centered on the artboard.

    1 vote

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  8. Align to key object isn't working

    Align to key object not working. When I click to align the non-key object moves to a random but specific place on the file, it is not aligning to the art board but to a random half-way straddling the edge of the art board. Please fix this asap, I can't really use Illustrator without being able to align objects on the page. We pay a lot for this program!

    1 vote

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  9. Align to Selection & Align to Key Object not working

    Mac OS Ventura 13.0.1
    Illustrator 27.0.1 & Illustrator 26.5.2

    I am not able to select 'Align to Selection' nor 'Align to Key Object' in either the Properties panel or the Align panel. It seems stuck on 'Align to Artboard' whenever I select specific objects.

    4 votes

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  10. Align text to Artboard

    When I Select text "Arabic or English" and align it to Artboard center , The alignment move to the right of the center. it just happen to Text and more obvious to Arabic text.

    1 vote

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  11. Text center alignment off

    I'm on the most up-to-date version of Illustrator (26.5). Whenever I try to center text within a box, the x and y coordinates are slightly off for the text. For example, say my box is at 100.5 px on the x-axis and 100.5 px on the y-axis. When I center the text over the box (using Align Objects tool), the text box coordinates are 100.6904 px, 101.2729 px. Before I updated Illustrator, the text coordinates would always match the box coordinates. Even though the numbers are only off slightly, it is visibly noticeable that the text isn't perfectly aligned.

    2 votes

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  12. Right align does not work with right justified text

    When text is right justified, the right align tool does not align the text properly.

    1 vote

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  13. When a mesh object is set as a key for aligning, the edge of it doesn’t look bold

    When you click an object to mark it as a key object for aligning, Ai draws a fat bold edge around it. Works fine, but not for meshes. Need to be fixed.

    10 votes

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  14. Align to Center fails on imported .AI file, continuously moves right

    Mac OS Monterey 12.4
    Intel Core i5
    Adobe Illustrator (desktop) 26.3.1

    When I use the align panel or the toolbar to align the Great Seal of California, an imported .AI file, to the center of the artboard, it instead moves a number of pixels to the right. After multiple attempts, it moves to the edge of the artboard. This error does not affect other assets in the document. The error persists when switching from "align to artboard" to "align to selection".

    See attached file.

    4 votes

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  15. Alignment to guides doesn't work

    I cannot align objects to my guides. Why?

    1 vote

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  16. Align to Artboard

    Please fix "Align To..." bug or new feature. I never use "Align to Selection" and many times it automatically switches to "Align to Selection" on its own. I always use "Align to Artboard" and I like that it automatically changes to "Align to Key Object" when I select a key object and goes back to my preferred Align to preference "Align to Artboard" when I do not select a key object. Because it is not stay on my preferred "Align to Artboard" and, on its own changes to "Align to Selection" it causes a problem, for example since my preferred…

    3 votes

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  17. Constrain not working (dragging + shift key) - object jumps about like crazy.

    When holding the shift key down to constrain an item when dragging (Keeping it aligned) the object jumps about as if trying to align to something else. This happens whether smart guides or snap are on or off (All combos thereof).

    It's making laying out work very difficult. Just updated to 26.0.3 hoping the bug was fixed but it's still there. Only noticed this happening very recently, in the last day or 2 (24.01.22).

    5 votes

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  18. Align / distribute spacing applies x10 multiplier in large-canvas document

    Distribute objects doesn't work properly in a large-canvas document. In the example. I applied a spacing of 2 inches, but a x10 multiplier is automatically applied, so the spacing is actually 20 inches.

    10 votes

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  19. Guides are invisible

    The update made my guides disappear unless I click on the objet or art-board. It would be ok, but when I use the arrows to move the guides they disappear and I can't see how far I have moved them. May I change this update back to how it was.

    1 vote

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  20. Align to artboard when starting up

    When you first start illustrator up in the newest version 25.4.1 the align to artboard tool will switch to align to selection if multiple objects are selected. If you select align to selection and then align to artbaord the issue will not happen and only happens when the program is first launched. Once you have gone to selection and then back to artbaord the issue will not happen again.

    2 votes

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