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  1. Can't Access a Saved File from a folder in Google Drive

    The Issue:
    I saved an illustrator file then closed the program. After some days, I reopened the program. I could see the preview thumbnail showing my latest edit but when I clicked on it to open, it went back to a much earlier version of the file. This has now happened twice. Please help if you have solved this successfully.

    Details:
    Illustrator 26.2.1 (64-bit)
    OS: Windows 10
    RAM: 12GB
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6600U CPU @ 2.60GHz 2.81 GHz

    1 vote

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  2. copy paste text turns to outlines.

    coy and pasting text turns random parts of it to outlines. if you option drag the text, it works fine, keeps all the text in tact. this happens even in the same document, other documents.

    makes working pretty much impossible between documents and just a pain in the same document.

    1 vote

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  3. Illustrator changing color values every time I reopen program v 26.0.2

    I'm on a brand new MacBook Pro and I'm using illustrator from the cloud version 26.0.2 on Mac Monterey v 12.1. Every time I close out a file and reopen it the hex colors are changed. I have never touched the setting on my colors. I've attached an example below. You can see that when I was previously working in the file I listed the hex code, but now when I open it it is different. Please help. This is making my branding impossible and I'm turning in projects incorrectly as a result.

    2 votes

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  4. GPU acceleration issue

    Adobe Illustrator have problem with GPU acceleration.

    Some of part of screen disapeared when move object.

    BUG tested on graphics card:

    GTX 1660
    RTX 3060 TI
    RTX 3080 TI
    Laptop Dell Latitude 5420 with Intel Iris Xe Graphics.

    Problem occurs on 2 situations:

    When trim view is enabled,
    When project have many object.
    Watch the attached movie.

    I think this is global problem which which affects all users.
    Tested on different AI versions.
    I think this bug occurs many, many time earlier.

    5 votes

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  5. 34 votes

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    28 comments  ·  Other...  ·  Admin →
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  6. Can't Save as on your computer

    I use illustrator 26.1 and Monterey 12.3 on MacBook Pro with M1 chip .
    I can't Save as on my computer . The Window is freeze except the format box and the "save on cloud document" button.

    Please help I can't do my job and save as pdf formats for print .

    Thank you.

    28 votes

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  7. Cannot open AI or EPS files just exported from AI

    I'm trying to export some vector files from AI, which I've done countless times before and had no problems...

    Right now when I save the file as AI and EPS, it shows up in my saved folder as a blank file. When I open the properties from it's saved folder it still shows as AI, however I'm not able to open it with AI or any other applications.

    I'm stumped and don't know what I can do next.

    1 vote

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  8. Object horizontal and vertical measurements are swapped in tool bar

    MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2018)
    Processor: 2.6 GHz 6-Core Intel Core i7
    Mac OS Monterey 12.0.1 (21A559)
    Adobe Illustrator 26.0.2

    When selecting an object, like a rectangle, the horizontal and vertical measurements in the tool bar are swapped. They appear correctly in the Transform window.

    For example, a horizontal rectangle could be 7pt x 5pt, but when selected in the tool bar it shows 5 in the <--> dialog box and 7 in the vertical box.

    I have restarted my computer and restarted illustrator.
    See screen caps below.

    1 vote

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    As per the comment:

    Illustrator allows to access dimensions of an object as well as dimensions of a live shape. In case when a shape is rotated by 90° the shape’s size values can look swapped compared to measured sizes. It’s like tilting a head. See attached images inside for clarifications.

  9. Document won't save

    Hi there.
    I have been working in a new file I created, and I am unable to save the file. I have tried exporting, and quitting such that illustrator asks if I want to save. Nothing happens. I am stuck here, as I will otherwise loose the work I have done. Any suggestions???

    3 votes

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    The problem got solved by resaving the original document and no longer can be reproduced.

    If you have a similar issue, try to search for a similar bug report which matches yours exactly or log another one, providing as many details as possible to help the team to investigate it.

  10. White-to-black gradients in opacity masks don’t go fully transparent

    For opacity masks, 100% White should represent a 100% absence of masking and 100% Black should represent 100% masking (like in Photoshop).

    The current system in Illustrator seems very unintuitive and flawed – a basic white to black gradient does not even totally obscure an image/object at one end of the gradient.

    It shouldn't be the case that you then have further reduce the opacity of the gradient colours to achieve a standard gradient effect.

    6 votes

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    Make sure you use RGB black instead of Grayscale black in your gradients when making opacity mask in a RGB-based document to avoid shallow blacks and not fading to a complete zero.

    More on that in the comments.

    If you happen to have the same problem, please still add a vote to the request, to track statistics.

  11. CMYK Files Colors are Displaying as RGB in Illustrator 2022 Version 26.0.1

    (Illustrator 2022) Open a new CMYK file, create a box, color Breakdown "87-75-0-0 "select the same CMYK color Breakdown "87-75-0-0 " (In Color Picker) that is clearly showing a darker color then what is behind the open select box.

    Screen Shot 2
    Open a new CMYK file in Illustrator (2021). Same process as above, now CMYK colors appear correct.

    1 vote

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  12. New text set to wrong language

    Everytime I create a new text using the text tool, the language for the text is set to "English: EUA", but both my Illustrator settings and my document settings are set to "Portuguese: Brazil".

    I don't believe that there is a THIRD place where I need to configure this, so I imagine that it's a bug. Also, my Illustrator it's updated, but I've been experiencing this for a while.

    1 vote

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  13. 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.

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  14. Pen Tool: Close path Changes Handles

    Mac Mojave 10.14.6
    Illustrator 25.4.1

    When drawing with the pen tool, closing paths changes the initial path/handles drawn. This occurs every time the initial point plotted is a "click and drag."

    I tried to upload a screen recording (.mov) but it won't let me.

    1 vote

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  15. Rotated Artboard

    BUG: Some how the artboard is rotated and unable to keep it straight. The entire document is rotated and it is difficult to work that way. Can this be fixed ASAP?

    Mac OS: 11.4 (20F71)
    Illustrator Version 25.3.1

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  16. Communicating with Adobe

    Hi Adobe people,

    I have a question about the communication with users. Under what circumstances does it make sense at all to post a comment/bug/idea/etc. in this place. Do users get heard? Is there a limit of votes above which ideas are actually implemented? How are decisions about what is fixed and what not made?

    I am asking because I have so many points collected over the years that I am planning to post. But this is kind of a lot of work on the side of regular work day that I want to make sure it is worth the…

    1 vote

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  17. Problems with scripts and BridgeTalk using Illustrator 25.3.1 on M1 Mac

    I have a handful of scripts that have stopped working after switching from an Intel Mac mini to an M1 Mac mini. The scripts will run as expected if I use the Intel version of Illustrator on the M1 Mac mini, but they return this error when run using the M1 version of Illustrator on the same machine "TARGET COULD NOT BE LAUNCHED(59)". The current culprit seems to be BridgeTalk. Any help would be appreciated, thx!

    13 votes

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  18. Issue with Illustrator starting page screen

    Since the last 2-3 days whenever I open illustrator, the starting page screen is appearing this way (see attached image). I don't know what I can do to fix it.

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  19. Type on path tool, cannot flip to inside the path

    Illustrator Beta 25.3 265@236190

    MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2019) macOS Big Sur v. 11.2.3, 32mg memory, 2.3GHz 8-core Intel Core i9, Radeon Pro 560X 4 GB Intel UHD Graphics 630 1536 MB

    Created a circle, attempting to use type on path tool, works find to place type outside circle, cannot drag the type inside the circle to be at the bottom. Shows there when I click and drag but when I release it places the text on the outside of the circle in a different location.

    2 votes

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  20. Incorrect file extension when exporting to *.png

    Hello! When I try to export an illustration to *.png, the file generated ends up with a *.dwg extension. If I rename the *.dwg-file to *.png and open it it's still a valid *.png file.

    The export is done using File->Export->Export As... Select *.png as file type, type a filename (with no dot in it), press Export. Select Resolution 150ppi, press ok. A *.dwg file is now created at the selected path

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