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Illustrator (Desktop) Bugs

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  1. Anchor Points Flat Instead of Sharp Points

    When I draw a point with the pen tool, sometimes it gives me a nice sharp point, and other times it flattens it like a bad military haircut. If I wanted it flat I'd select the Bevel Join. Instead it takes me several minutes of fiddling with the anchor point angles to get the points, often giving me a curve that I didn't want, and wasting valuable time. It seems to be even worse than usual since the latest update (22.0.0).

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  2. delay of text cursor

    1. Illustrator 22.0.0 (64-bit).
    2. There is a delay in the text cursor showing up when it's moved with arrows or a text path is newly clicked, requiring one to wait for it before being able to continue working.
    3. The text cursor should be immediately visible.
    4. There is a delay instead of a couple seconds. (That's a long time when making many moves in a row.)
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    Hi,
    I am closing the ticket due to lack of response.
    Please get in touch with us at any of the other support channels – helpx.adobe.com/support.html. Please give a reference to this post so that we can identify you.

  3. Constrain proportions via text entry no longer working

    According to the Illustrator User Manual, and in previous versions, with respect to Reshaping Objects (https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/scaling-shearing-distorting-objects.html):

    "You can also maintain proportions by entering a value in the W or H box, and then pressing Ctrl (Windows) or Command (Mac OS) while you press Enter."

    This no longer works and is rather annoying. Thank you.

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  4. Illustrator CC (2018) will run out of memory and/or crash

    Will sip every mb of your memory and won't let me zoom in after that, changes to CPU preview and will tell that there's no memory left and crash.
    Happened to me several times in one day alone and with only 2 files open (light vector only). I have a 24Gb RAM workstation and it swallows 20GB in 1/2 hour.

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  5. Align Stroke isn't allowing me to place stroke on outside or inside of line on certain items.. Both options are greyed out.

    Since latest update, Align Stroke isn't allowing me to place stroke on outside or inside of the line on certain items. I'm noticing this on both text and vector objects with "holes".

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  6. Clipping path in psd file does't work in Illustrator.

    On macOS Sierra (Illustrator CC 2018).

    Clipping path of psd file does't work in Illustrator CC 2018.
    The full of the psd image was shown in Illustrator, ignoring its clipping path.
    Same problem has occured in older versions of Illustrator (probably CC or later).

    There are two conditions for this problem to occur.
    One is that the name of the clipping path has Japanese characters.
    And the other is that a Mac's system language is set to English.

    As a test, I tried to change my Mac's system language to Japanese from English, this problem was solved.
    Or changing the…

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  7. Editing tabs in Paragraph Styles crashes Illustrator.

    Open attached tab_bug.ai file. Open the Paragraph Styles window. Edit the "Windfall back cover" style. Select the Tabs section. Move the tab to the right. Hit OK. Illustrator crashes.

    I've already reported this at https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/601447-illustrator-bugs/suggestions/31228633-demo-version-of-illustrator-crashes-constantly-de?tracking_code=a5435faf1626b3287df8c29b149793c7, but this is stripped down to the minimum possible case.

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    We have the fix available in the latest release. Please update Illustrator using Adobe Creative Cloud application to the latest build for version Illustrator CC 23.0.
    Please refer to our knowledge base FAQhttps://illustrator.uservoice.com/knowledgebase/articles/1844590 if you face difficulty in update.
    Or get in touch with us at any of the other support channels – https://helpx.adobe.com/support.html

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

  8. Serious Bug: Corrupted Files

    When I load my files that I previously created AI 2017, into AI 2018, some of them load properly, at least as far as I can see, but some of them are giving me an error. The corrupted files show me a dialog box for Text Import Options. If I click Cancel, then the file doesn't load, but if I click OK, then it shows no images, but instead shows the following:
    vtiencoding:SR|utf8-nl
    vti
    timelastmodified:TR|14 Sep 2017 22:38:49 -0000
    vtiextenderversion:SR|12.0.0.0
    vti
    cacheddtm:TX|14 Sep 2017 22:38:49 -0000
    vtifilesize:IR|131211
    vti
    backlinkinfo:VX|
    If I save it in 2018, then the…

    3 votes

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  9. Mac Illustrator CC. Shift click not moving gradient mesh point along path.

    I'm making sure to hold shift before left clicking my mouse on the appropriate gradient mesh point as I've always done to move the point along a path. However it moves the whole path rather than just the point like I haven't hit shift at all.

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  10. Embeded image in symbol

    I am using Adobe Illustrator CC 2018.

    I am using a symbol that has an embedded image in it. When I re-link the image and embed the new image it does not stay when the symbol is exited. The symbol will also not allow me to delete the embedded image.

    In previous versions of Illustrator once the image is embedded and the symbol exited, the image remains and is placed across all the symbols.

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  11. Illustrator CC 2018 crash on swatch library import

    Hello,

    Every now and again when I import a swatch library from the presets folder via the Swatches import menu from "Other Library"; Ai would crash the first round. When I open the file again and repeat the import process, no crashes occur.

    This happened with previous versions as well.

    Thanks and cheers.

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  12. Opacity bug

    AI CC 2018
    I turned the opacity down on a selection to see below layers. Then I went to work on below layers. Upon returning to original layer and re-selecting the object to return it to 100% opacity it showed I was already at 100%. I could not get it back to 100% until I copied and pasted the object to a new layer.

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    Need More Info  ·  Anish Kumar responded

    Hi,

    It seems like opacity is applied on the Layer and not on the object inside that layer. It is possible that the user is selecting object inside the layer and not the layer itself. Hence the user is able to see the opacity of object which is 100% in this case and not the changed opacity of layer.

  13. Corners dialogue box deselects points when adjusting radius

    When selecting multiple points in a shape and double clicking on a corner widget to bring up the Corners dialogue box, changing the corner type and rounding affects changes all the selected points. However, changing the radius effectively deselects the other points causing only the point associated with the widget that I double-clicked on to be affected.

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  14. Curvature tool. Draw inside.

    – Version of Adobe Illustrator 22.0.0
    – Object that was created with Curvature tool can’t be clipped if Draw inside mode is switched on.

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  17. File>New gives blank box

    File>New box is completely black. I cannot do anything. Tried uninstalling and reinstalling without effct.

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  18. I can't paste into a new layer

    I've updated to Illustrator version 22.0.0. I am working on a file where I need to replace a logo bug, so created a new layer. I've locked the original layer and then tried to paste the new bug onto the new layer (yes, it is selected), but I get the notice "You are attempting to paste or drag into one or more layers that are locked or hidden. Do you want to unlock and show all approriate layers?" So now I have to paste onto the original layer first, then move up to new layer. Is this a bug?

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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 – https://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,
    Ashutosh Chaturvedi | Sr. Quality Engineering Manager – Illustrator

  19. Pixelated/low Anti Aliasing problem with curved paths

    Not really a GPU bug since it also happens with GPU turned off. But as you can see on the attachment, whenever I draw a curved path in Illustrator it turns out very pixelated/low Anti Aliasing.

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  20. Asset Export Panel Empty

    Unable to use "Asset Export" because the panel is empty. Help please.

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