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  1. Spacebar not working as quick Pan / Hand tool

    Spacebar has stopped working as hand tool as of 2018 update.

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  2. Artboards with the same number

    In the artboards menu, two have the same number, and so one cannot access or export one of those two artboards (see the attached photo, with two artboards labeled "9")

    110 votes

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    OK, the team needs some help with clear defined steps to reproduce this infuriating bug. The fact it happens is clear enough, and consequences are disastrous. However, it always happens when not expected, and so far nobody can tell the way to force it to happen. It's been three years! Please – if anyone knows the exact steps – give them here in the comments.

  3. Optical kerning issue in some Japanese fonts

    1. macOS Monterey(version 12.3.1)/Illustrator 26.3.1

    In optical kerning for many Japanese fonts,
    the space between characters is too narrow and some characters overlap.

    [1] AI26-0-3.jpg
    Illustrator 26.0.3
    Examples of character spacing with different weights in some fonts
    font-size:14Q

    [2] AI26-3-1.jpg
    Illustrator 26.3.1
    Examples of character spacing with different weights in some fonts
    font-size:14Q

    [3] AI26-3-1overlap1.jpg
    [4] AI26-3-1
    overlap2.jpg
    [5] AI26-3-1_overlap3.jpg
    Illustrator 26.3.1
    Examples of character spacing in several sizes

    93 votes

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    Illustrator 製品版フィードバックへのご協力ありがとうございます。


    ご報告いただいた問題ですが、現在いただきました情報を元に検証作業に入っております。

    次の情報のアップデートをお待ちください。


    Illustrator チーム

  4. Smart guides don't work properly

    It has been too long for this not to be working right yet. Smart guides aren't smart enough. When smart guides snap to something it has to be exact, not .05 pixels off. Close enough is not good enough. Also, when I drag over an object it needs to snap to that object, not some random shape clear across the pasteboard. If I have to zoom in 2600% to manually align something (which I often do) smart guides and snapping have failed. Is there some ridiculous setting I have to change to get this to work the way it's supposed…

    71 votes

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    It’s dangerous to call things Smart... When they behave dumb, the name sound like an insult. Sadly, this is the case.

    Please provide more specific cases, with video proofs, ask you colleagues to share and vote, to move this further. This is the way to force changes to things that are broken — be vocal and persistent. Thank you all and let’s hope we get heard.

  5. Snap to grid doesn't work at artboard edges

    Snap to grid is ignored at artboard edges.
    See animation attached.
    It makes me cry.

    70 votes

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  6. Extra pixel added to image size when exported

    When I use "Export for Screens" export option to batch-export artboards many of the resulting JPGs are a pixel larger vertically and/or horizontally that the artboard dimensions within Illustrator. For example I exported a dozen images with artboard sizes of 1200px wide and 1200px high. After exporting the resulting JPGs have a dimension of 1201px wide and/or high. This only happens on some of the exported files and only some of those are effected vertically and horizontally.

    Mac OS X Mojave 10.14.4
    Illustrator 23.0.3

    47 votes

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    This issue is probably happening because the artboard dimensions are not appropriate for raster export (i.e. are in decimals).
    If you make x and y values as the whole numbers in the transform panel (not in decimal), then the extra pixels will not be added to the exported image.

    That is the workaround, and it’s reported that it’s not always the case.

    At the same time — Ai knows the size of artboards to be exported and yet it does not deliver the set sizes, which is not fair. The team is going to rethink the algorithm.

  7. Performance is extremely slow when using show grids in outline preview

    macOS Big Sur 11.4, Illustrator 25.3.1

    When switching to outline mode when using show grids, it is almost impossible to keep on working as everything is in slow motion, as if the graphic card is unable to cope. This occurs with a 500 kb file that was trouble free before the last updates.

    32 votes

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    It turns out the problem is fixed only partially in 26.3.1, only for some users, and the performance remains slow when grid is rendered with lines or dots in Outline mode. This applies to zooming, panning and ghosting of objects being moved.

    Please help the team by providing your specs and answers to these questions:

    1. Does it work fine with grid as dots in Preivew / Outline mode?

    2. Does it differ from grid as lines in these modes?

    3. What is slow for you exactly? How severe?

    4. Is there a difference if you disable 'Grids In Back' option?

    5. What are you lines/subdivisions settings?

    And any other related feedback is appreciated. Let's track it down and get this really fixed.

  8. Adjustment of a gradient in Live Paint Bucket (K)

    In Illustrator CC2019 the Adjustment of a gradient in Live Painting Bucket (K) does not work.
    When in Live Painting Bucket (K) i apply the gradient, then i can not adjust it manually.

    29 votes

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  9. Pasted artwork does not remember sublayers

    When pasting artwork from one file to another with matching layer and sub-layer names, Illustrator will not remember sub layers and pasted artwork has to be re-sorted in to sub layers.

    26 votes

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    Under Review  ·  Anish Kumar responded

    Hi All,

    Thanks for reporting this issue and sorry for the inconvenience caused. We are able to reproduce this issue at our end and it is currently under review.

    Thanks
    Anish Kumar
    Illustrator Team

  10. AltGr key not working

    AltGr key does not work as intended, it currently only produces a Ctrl+Alt keypress. On many European keyboard layouts it is used to type e.g. characters @, [, {, |, \, ~, and currency symbols (€, $, £). The only way to circumvent this is to use e.g. Notepad to type in the characters and copy-pasting them, which is a nuisance. All the other Adobe CC apps - just as basically every other Windows app in the world - use AltGr as intended, so why does not Illustrator?

    25 votes

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    AltGr is supposed to be equivalent to Alt + ctrl.
    At present, when we press e.g. AltGr + E while writing text, we check if any command can handle it and if yes it is not passed to application to handle key event. That’s why existing commands are triggered on those extended char shortcuts.

    If we want to change the behavior that while writing text key shortcuts (e.g. AltGr + E) should write extended character, Then we will have to sacrifice all the text contextual shortcuts we have at present in app e.g. ctrl + alt + I does something. All those commands would stop working.
    This is the reason why we are moving it to the feature

  11. Alt-Drag to Duplicate (and Shift to align) Only Works Intermittently

    Duplicating objects in Illustrator CC 2017 only works on occasion, it is not consistent as it was in previous versions. Holding Shift to align while dragging and duplicating also doesn't work. These were both key features of Illustrator and if there is a way to fix this problem I would be very interested to know how!

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  12. Color palette overrides fill colors and color modes in Illustrator 2018

    Hi, I am a design professor and most students in my class experienced a specific problem when we were doing an exercise to learn how to apply the correct color palettes to different logo files. Specifically, we created fictional identity designs as a means to learn how to create a production-ready bundle of files (a logo with versions in b&w, spot color (Pantone), 4-color process, and RGB). Almost 100% of my 18 students had their 4-color process file -- which was filled with CMYK colors upon designing, and should have stayed CMYK -- show up as being filled with RGB…

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  13. delete anchor point tool selecting bottom object

    When two anchors of different objects are layered on top of one another, the delete anchor point tool will always select the bottom object, whether I have the top object selected or not. The add anchor point tool and direct selection will select the top object, but I want to be able to delete the anchor from the top object without having to go into isolation mode. This wasn't the case in the previous version.

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  14. 和文組版の横組み文字列中の文字回転

    Illustratorの日本語組版で、横組み文字列中の1文字を回転すると、文字が上下・左右に暴れて表示されてしまいます。
    ※縦組み中ではそういった不具合は観察されません。
    添付ファイルのように検証してみましたが、その回転の際の原点あるいは挙動原理などがよくわかりません。
    例えば、添付ファイル右下のように補正してみても、同じファミリー内でウエイトを変更しただけでもその補正値は変わるようです(平均字面が関係している?)。
    和文書体は、(欧文ベールライン位置や平均字面は様々でも)基本的には正方形の仮想ボディに納められていますので、仮想ボディの中心を回転の原点としていただければ、このような補正の手間がなくなるのではないだろうか? と考えられます。
    挙動を変更していただければ、作業者の負担も軽減されるでしょう。

    なお、このような「横組み文字列中のひと文字を回転する」という処理は、あまり日常的にすることではありませんので、既存ファイルへの影響も軽微なものであろうと考えていますが、変更していただくならば、【その変更を周知】していただくことは大切なことだと申し添えておきます。

    よろしくお願いします。

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  15. Still not able to paste (CMD + V) text when creating a new folder in Save as dialog box in Ai 2020

    In the latest update the copy and paste option is fixed when trying to do it in the save as dialog box. But if I try to create a new folder with the save as dialog box open I still cannot cmd+v to paste text into the field.

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  16. Performance issues in pixel preview on 5K retina screen

    When working in pixel preview mode on the retina screen of my iMac, the scrolling and zooming in Illustrator are very laggy. Please do the needful ASAP or we plan to move to "Affinity" because illustrator is unusable for me and its impact our workflow.

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    Under Review  ·  Anish Kumar responded

    Hi All,

    Thanks for reporting this issue and sorry for getting back so late. We are able to reproduce this issue at our end and it is currently under review.

    Thanks
    Anish Kumar
    Illustrator Team

  17. Gradient tool issues

    1. Handles on on object's Gradient Annotator are difficult to adjust once a gradient has been dropped. Usually, handles simply don't respond. User needs to start from scratch and create a brand new gradient rather than make small adjustments to existing ones.

    2. Repeated but not consistent bug: adjusting one gradient causes changes to unrelated gradients on same document.

    3. Live preview of gradient tool is prohibitively slow, esp when gradient is anywhere near an existing Effect.

    FIX: Allow us to toggle the preview effect.

    1. Dropping a color onto the gradient slider, color creates a new color-point onto slider, immediately next to existing…
    14 votes

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    Hi All,

    Thanks for reporting this issue.
    We understand your problem and investigating this issue from tolerance perspective of gradient widget on screen and slider.

    We will require some specific information to investigate the other Gradient Issues , Kindly add your vote on relevant thread for below issues:

    2.Repeated but not consistent bug: adjusting one gradient causes changes to unrelated gradients on same document.→ https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/601447-illustrator-desktop-bugs/suggestions/44461230-adjusting-one-gradient-causes-changes-to-unrelated

    3.Live preview of gradient tool is prohibitively slow, esp when gradient is anywhere near an existing Effect. →https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/601447-illustrator-desktop-bugs/suggestions/44461233-live-preview-of-gradient-tool-is-prohibitively-slo

    Thanks for your patience and support!
    Ankit Goyal
    Illustrator Team

  18. 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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  19. Art Brushes offset in Large Canvas documents

    Reproducible in Illustrator 25.0.1 and 24.3, Windows 10.

    In Large Canvas documents, art brushes appear offset from the path they are applied to. The effect is more pronounced with larger stroke sizes and larger brush objects.

    1. Create a large canvas document (an artboard with at least one dimension larger than 16383 points)
    2. Create an art brush, or use one from a library.
    3. Draw a path and apply the art brush.
    4. The art brush is offset from the path by an amount that increases as stroke size is increased.

    Expected result: in normal (sub-16383 pt) documents, the art brush is centred…

    13 votes

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  20. Can't move paragraph indent markers back to 0 in tab panel

    Illustrator CC 2018
    Windows 10

    When I try to move the top or bottom indent markers back to zero, it snaps back to its original place.
    If I type 0 in the X: box, it doesn't work.
    If I set it to 1, cliclk in the X: box and press the down arrow on my keyboard, it doens't work.

    The only way to set it back is via the Paragraph panel.

    13 votes

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    Under Review  ·  Anish Kumar responded

    Hi,

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

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