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Illustrator (Desktop) Bugs

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  1. Font name not suggested when typing in

    When I want to change a typeface to another and I start typing in the name, instead of loading a list of installed fonts related to the characters being typed, nothing happens. No suggestions loaded at all.

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    Need More Info  ·  Anish Kumar responded

    Hi Love,

    sorry to hear that you are facing this issue. Can you please click on the little rectangle in the font name (below search button) and see the option selected?

    If it is “Search First Work Only”, change it to “Search Entire Font Name” and it will solve the issue.

    Thanks
    Anish Kumar
    Illustrator Team

  2. SVG Export Missing XML Encoding Tag

    The latest updates to Illustrator (21.0.1) seems to have removed the all-important encoding tag required by browsers to render SVG appropriately when embedding etc. in an html page.

    It exports the svg without this tag at the beginning of the file.
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>

    14 votes

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  3. Scaling type reverts to original size

    I'm trying to scale up live text and it keeps reverting to the original size. This happens both with and without the shift key.

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  4. Can't click on properties dropdowns

    I just updated AI to the newest release and suddenly I'm unable to access extended properties not displayed on the main panel nor will it let me select and change colors via the properties panel. I also don't like that you've all decided what tools I work with constantly, I need to be able to customize what I need to keep open for my workflow optimization. Because if I could, I could work around this bug.

    3 votes

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  5. Rotate Tool flickering objects under transform

    1. 22.0.1 (OSX 10.13.1)
    2. Drawing some element (dosen't matter what), selecting the rotate-tool, trying to rotate the element while holding shift.
    3. being able to rotate in fixed angles.
    4. flickering element, no control over rotation (see video)
    20 votes

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    I am happy to share that we have fixed this bug in our latest release – 23.0.6 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. Playing scripts via action with no open documents

    Running scripts via an action only appears to work if there is at least one open document.

    Steps:
    1. Create a simple script (such as app.documents.add)
    2. Save to Illustrator scripts folder.
    3. Record to action via 'Insert Menu Item'
    4. Make sure no documents are open
    5. Play action. Illustrator displays the message 'The object <ScriptName> is not currently available.'

    If you run the script via File > Scripts, it runs normally. I don't think this should be expected behaviour; if the menu command runs the script, the action should too, regardless of whether or not there is an…

    7 votes

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  7. showing an extra art-board which doesn't really exist

    It is showing an extra art-board which doesn't really exist,

    Illustrator 2017 ME

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  8. Selecting list view does not change from grid view in "Start" screen.

    v22.0.1

    Selecting "list" view in the "start" window does not change the view. Have restarted numerous times. Not a big deal, but annoying when I need to see full file names (which are truncated in grid view).

    1 vote

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    Please accept my sincere apology for the inconvenience. Please get in touch with us at any of the other support channels – https://helpx.adobe.com/support.html . Since this is not a generic issue that we can reproduce at our end, we will need someone to look into your machine to figure out what is going on here.

    Thanks
    Anish Kumar
    Illustrator Team

  9. 2 votes

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  10. Laggy Performance with Rulers turned on

    Enabling rulers degrades AI performance, especially with regards to Smart Guides and object mouseover highlighting.

    The effect is the same whether GPU preview or CPU preview is used.

    Attached is a sample file with a few hundred rectangles.

    With Rulers off, mousing over the objects results in immediate highlighting of every object, and immediate Smart Guide anchor/path annotations.

    With Rulers on, mousing over results in missing highlights - AI can't keep up and only displays highlights and annotations intermittently.

    13 votes

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  11. Item on Selection Menu repeated in the dropdown list

    I actually using the the spanish version and is there a repeated name for menu option "Object" and it seems to be useless.

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  12. Since updating Illustrator to CC 2018 it runs worse than before

    Illustrator lags, it crashes. Creative Cloud sucks. Looking to switch over to CorelDraw. That's all I have to say. I'm annoyed and frustrated with Adobe since switching to CC.

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  13. Replace Symbol widget missing from new Properties Panel - Needs Consistent Behavior

    Maybe I'm missing something, but if I have a symbol sitting on an artboard, the Properties Panel will have the "Replace Symbol" drop-down widget so that I can easily change it.

    However - if that same symbol is grouped, or displayed under a clipping mask - direct-selecting it (Control + Click) - this option will be missing from the Properties panel.

    CC 2017 did not behave this way - and the toolbar at the top of the window would always show this option when a symbol was selected. For users who utilize a lot of symbols within working files, or…

    2 votes

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  14. Charts and Graphs: x-axis number values shift when revising data in a bar graph

    When reconfiguring a bar chart with new data (as opposed to creating a new chart), the values at the bottom x-axis will shift on their y-axis, or in other words, their baseline will shift.

    4 votes

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  15. Dropdown menu cut off

    When trying to interact with the drop down menus those that are particularly long (and by that I mean it takes up the whole length of the screen) I can't access any features below the cut off. The most problematic instance of this phenomenon is in Windows drop-down because it cuts off at Pathfinder. The list goes in alphabetical order which means I can no longer access my swatch panel. I can't add it to me workspace. This is the same for all work panels after pathfinder; symbols, stroke, transparency, and so on.

    I'm working with Adobe Illustrator CC 2017…

    3 votes

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  16. 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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  17. editing type creates a new box of type

    When editing type clicking on other part of the sentence creates a new box of type instead of putting the cursor in the place I will like to edit.

    3 votes

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  18. Blending mode in text box not saved in the file

    Adobe Illustrator 22.0.0, Mac OS 10.11.6 - Extensis Universal Type Client user:

    I am experiencing a very troublesome bug:
    - make a text box with a few lines
    - put a backgrund coloured object under it, so that multiply blending can be shown up easily when applied
    - apply a blending mode (such as multiply) to the second line only; now you have a single text box where the first line is normal, the second is in multiply mode
    - save the file
    - re-open it: the multiply text line has reversed to normal mode

    This also happens if you…

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  19. Grid snapping don't work on an internal point

    It's not really Smart Guides, take a path drawn freely. After activating the grid, if you want to align an internal point of the path to a point grid you can't. The magnetism applies only on a bounding box of the path, not on the point you show.

    7 votes

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  20. Visual Bug

    Updated to latest release of Illustrator, opened a PDF to encounter the bug shown in attached screenshot.

    Windows 10
    NVidia 980

    Hasn't appeared in any other file.

    Bug is related to text that appears missing at bottom of PDF (three lines worth is blank), and disappears when I zoom into 300%.

    3 votes

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