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Illustrator (Desktop) Bugs

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  1. new

    new button and menu item just start dialog box so can't create any new artwork from scatch

    1 vote

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  2. Application crash when copy/pasting SVG paths

    I have several logos that were created in Inkscape and saved in SVG format that I now need to edit in Illustrator. However even after re-saving them as AI files, any attempt to copy/paste any part of the SVG paths from the logo results in an immediate application crash.

    Adobe Illustrator CC (latest) Windows 10 64bit

    Steps:
    1. Open the attached AI file (which was converted from SVG by opening then saving in Illustrator).
    2. Select any part of the logo.
    3. Copy using Edit -> Copy or CTRL+C
    4. Paste using Edit -> Paste or CTRL+V
    5. The application…

    2 votes

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  3. an Illustrator error occurred: 1346458189 ('MRAP') and Applescript

    Adobe Illustrator CC2017

    AppleMac 10.10.5

    Applescript 2.7

    When running Applescript that interact with Illustrator CC2017 I get this error at random intervals and the applescript does not run.

    I then restart Illustrator then the script will work fine about 3-4 times running the same script. Then I get the error again.

    Restart Illustrator (rinse and repeat).

    This is quite severe here as we rely heavy on applescripts.

    All worked fine on previous CC2015

    I have attached an example of one of the applescripts we run that has experienced this error, but it is happening to ALL of our scripts.

    8 votes

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  4. Fonts Slow EVERYTHING Down

    Fonts are the slowest feature in programs from MS Office to Adobe. This problem just caused me to lose work because AI shut down while trying to figure out how to manage a standard font with which I was working. Thanks for nothing AI and your simpleton font generators. You're fired.

    3 votes

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  5. group

    Unable to group something together. It give me the option to group but when I click it nothing happens, please update Illustrator there are too many glitches now.

    Kind Regards,

    Liam

    5 votes

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    0 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    I am closing the ticket due to lack of response.
    Please get in touch with us at sharewithai@adobe.com or any of the other support channels – helpx.adobe.com/support.html . Please give a reference to this post so that we can identify you.
    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.

  6. New file

    There is a bug going on. Click " new file " and nothing happens. Please help me fix this asap

    5 votes

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    2 comments  ·  Documents and Artboards  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    I am closing the ticket due to lack of response.
    Please get in touch with us at sharewithai@adobe.com or any of the other support channels – helpx.adobe.com/support.html . Please give a reference to this post so that we can identify you.
    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.

  7. Align tools not working

    Many align tools (centre, right, top etc.) for both 'align to artboard' and 'align to selection' simply not working (don't align objects how they're supposed to - eg. align centre sometimes makes the 2 selected objects move apart (they move apart even further if you press align again)).

    19 votes

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    9 comments  ·  Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    I am closing the ticket due to lack of response.
    Please get in touch with us at sharewithai@adobe.com or any of the other support channels – helpx.adobe.com/support.html . Please give a reference to this post so that we can identify you.
    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.

    Warm Regards,
    Mohit Agarwal | Lead Software Engineer – Illustrator

  8. Zoom - Scroll Wheel

    In Illustrator CC the program seems hardwired to not listen to the tablet settings about scroll wheel zoom or even touch pad zoom. There are lots of people online complaining about this and trying to find work arounds.
    I suggest just creating a hard wired button like photoshop did to fix this issue.
    This wasn't an issue with Illustrator CS4, so I'm not sure what changed.

    10 votes

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    0 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    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.

    Warm Regards,
    Ashutosh Chaturvedi | Sr. Quality Engineering Manager – Illustrator

  9. FILE Corruption - Illustrator will not open AI files. Adobe CC/Windows 10.

    just trying to open AI files to work in ILLUSTRATOR. POS won't open. After reboot, won't open. How was the subscription model supposed to be better?

    3 votes

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  10. 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

    2 votes

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    Need More Info  ·  4 comments  ·  Colors, Swatches, Patterns  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Appearance pallet, 2 top stacks always expand, after use Type Tool

    Illustrator 22.0.0 72@102345, Illustrator 21.1.0 and all previous CC versions

    Steps:
    1. Open Illustrator, new document
    2. Open Appearance Palette (Shift+F6)
    3. Collapse all stacks in Appearance Palette (if they expanded)
    4. Choose Type Tool
    5. Use Type Tool in any place of document
    6. ESC and Click any place of document

    Expected result:
    Appearance Palette Stacks remain minimized (folded)

    Actual result:
    2 top Appearance Palette Stacks are expand (unfolded)

    1 vote

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  12. Can't save color themes even when signed in

    I'm trying to save a color theme but when I mouse over "Save" it says "You must sign to save color themes" even though I am already signed in according to the Help drop down menu. As a result I can't save any color themes. I'm using the 1 week trial version of Adobe Illustrator called Adobe Illustrator CC Tryout 2017.1.0 Release.

    1 vote

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  13. Zoom artefact

    Illustrator 21.1.0

    When I use a very high zoom (25 500 %), paths appear distorded or even disappear.

    It happens when GPU rendering is off as well as when it's on.

    1 vote

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  14. Bounding Box Persistence while traversing history: failure mode

    Hello, this is a very light bug that has been pestering me.
    I'm running Ai CC 21.1.0

    Bug Summary:
    While traversing the Ai history using (Cmd+z and Shift+Cmd+z) the bounding box loses track of which elements are being manipulated between the different states. This may depend on number of elements, which will then point to performance limitations but I am running on a 2016 MacBook Pro, 16 GB Memory, 2.7 GHz i7 processor, Radeon Pro 455 and Intel HD Graphics 530 1536 MB for graphics.

    Steps to Reproduce:
    1. Take a mixed sample of marks, shapes, type.
    2. Make unique…

    2 votes

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  15. USB iPhone tether connection causes bugs in AI CC 2017 Layers panel

    When a USB connection is made to iPhone for internet tethering, Illustrator CC 2017 Layers panel:

    1. Won't allow toggling the lock or eye icons unless clicked several times each.

    2. Won't allow slide up and down the locks or eyes to lock/unlock or show/unshow everything.

    3. Won't allow naming a layer unless done from options.

    4. Won't allow dragging square of an object from one layer to another.

    All resolve upon disconnecting the USB iPhone internet tethering connection.

    1 vote

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    I am closing the ticket due to lack of response.
    Please get in touch with us at sharewithai@adobe.com or any of the other support channels – helpx.adobe.com/support.html . Please give a reference to this post so that we can identify you.
    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.
    Warm Regards,
    Mohit Agarwal | Lead Software Engineer – Illustrator

  16. "Place copy" of RGB CC library item in CMYK doc changes document color setting to RGB

    Illustrator 21.1.0
    1. Created text or other items in an RGB AI doc.
    2. Add to CC library via drag and drop.

    3. Open CMYK AI doc
    4. Right click the RGB item and select "Place Copy" (looks like that's cut off on the GIF — probably recorded with too few frames).

    Expected result: RGB items converted to CMYK

    Actual result: CMYK doc converted to RGB

    15 votes

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    3 comments  ·  Cloud, Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi,
    We are pleased to inform you that your request is available in the latest release of Illustrator version 22.0.
    Visit your Adobe Creative Cloud Application and update. If you do not see an update on the application please check for update from the flyout options on the application after clicking on three vertical dots. For step by step process please visit: https://helpx.adobe.com/in/creative-cloud/help/download-install-app.html#Checkforupdates

    Warm Regards,
    Ashutosh Chaturvedi | Sr. Quality Engineering Manager – Illustrator
    Adobe. Make It an Experience.

  17. Signed in but Creative Cloud Library saying signed out!

    Signed into cloud but message in illustrator Libraries panel gives message "to use Creative Cloud Libraries please sign in to Creative Cloud"

    19 votes

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    5 comments  ·  Cloud, Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Please get in touch with us at any of the other support channels – 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.

  18. Large Amounts of Text overrun text area, disregard justification

    I'm using Illustrator CC (2017).
    I am creating a 6'x4' poster, where a single text box holds the entire text of the Bible (~730,000 words) as a single string of text (regular spaces between words, but no paragraph returns) in Helvetica Neue Lt Std, 107 Extra Bold Condensed, 3 pt size with 2.7 pt leading, all caps, full justification, default hyphenation. I am using a text wrap around a compound object with a transparent fill to create a negative space in the midst of this text block (in my case, that compound object is text converted to a shape, so…

    9 votes

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    3 comments  ·  Type, Fonts, Text  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Under Review  ·  Anish Kumar responded

    Thanks for reporting this bug Illustrator Team really appreciate this.
    We are able to reproduce this issue in house and we are investigating it .

  19. Right Click

    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!

    6 votes

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    7 comments  ·  Performance  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    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 .

  20. stop

    This is simple enough, and I'm sure I'm not the only one this happens to, but this has been happening for years, every time I get started I do about an hour of work then its complains it has stopped working and closes! No save option, no autosave, no back up, nothing!

    A very simple way to fix this, have an autosave!

    1 vote

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