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Illustrator (Desktop) Bugs

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  2. The version of Adobe Illustrator (desktop) 
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  1. unable to create a new document

    I am not able to create a new document

    9 votes

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    4 comments  ·  Documents and Artboards  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Regular Crashes

    October Release just kept crashing...had to revert to previous release to prevent losing work and time

    8 votes

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  3. freeform gradient tool is grayed out and not working.

    I have updated Illustrator and the new freeform gradient tool is grayed out in the gradient panel. It is not usable.

    8 votes

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    9 comments  ·  Colors, Swatches, Patterns  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Illustrator CC2019 isn't allowing me to create new documents. At all.

    Illustrator CC2019 isn't allowing me to create new documents. At all.

    8 votes

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  5. Disappearing an outline size diameter of a brush tool

    When you just launch the Adobe Illustrator, you can see the outline size diameter of the cursor of brush/blob brush tools, but when you have drawn something the outline disappears , you can see only an icon of the brush and no clue what size is currently on.

    8 votes

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  6. Selecting font for styled text

    While trying to change the font of a styled text box by scrolling throgh the font list, the list glitches and closes. Sometimes selecting a different font randomly and sometimes there font of the text box stays the same.
    Happening on multiple files with different-styled text. The issure does not seem to happen while working with regular-styled text.

    8 votes

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    6 comments  ·  Type, Fonts, Text  ·  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.

  7. Image Trace only creates a white box

    The "Image Trace" function only creates a solid white box, regardless of what image trace option I select.

    Using the new Illustrator CC 2018.

    8 votes

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  8. AI 24 freezes on startup (Mac OS Catalina)

    Illustrator 24 (2020) will not launch on my MacBook Pro Retina.

    1. I'm running Catalina 10.15.1 and Illustrator 2020.
    2. The applications is installed and launched
    3. I expect the app to open
    4. It freezes upon startup

    I had the same issue with InDesign 2020 freezing up (causing me to have to Force Quit the stalled app), but Photoshop 2020 did not have any issues.

    I was able to get InDesign 2020 to launch by restarting in Safe Mode, then disabling the "Show Home screen when no documents are open" Preference, then restarting normally.

    The bug seem related to not being able to…

    7 votes

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  9. 7 votes

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  10. Pasting previously copied objects to random places

    Illustrator pastes copied objects to random places outside of the view area.
    I have to zoom out and look for the pasted object somewhere outside the artboard. Since updated to the latest version of the software. Also updated the OS to High Siearra to give you a full picture.

    7 votes

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  11. Cannot place images. Just updated to latest version

    Totally fails to place any image.

    I have just updated, uninstalled and re-installed and updated my macbook to High Sierra.

    Macbook Pro mid-2015

    7 votes

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  12. Creative Cloud says I am Signed In, but Ai Library shows that I'm NOT. Unable to access libraries.

    Creative Cloud shows that i am Signed In, but Ai Library states that I am NOT. 'to use creative cloud libraries please sign in to creative cloud to use creative cloud". Unable to access libraries.

    7 votes

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    3 comments  ·  Creative 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 . We will need someone to look into your machine to figure out what is going on here.

  13. Not enough memory to place the file + can't export files Illustrator

    Hi,

    Hope all is good.

    When trying to add any file over approx 50kb to an Illustrator project (to an empty one or one with existing layers), if that's a png, jpg or psd, error message comes out ''not enough memory to place the file'', or nothing happens at all.

    At the same time, when I try to export a finished project (of any size), these methods don't work:

    'Export As' PNG = the operation cannot be completed because of an unknown error. [!now]
    'Save for web (legacy)' = can't even open the option panel, error message comes up straight…

    7 votes

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    7 comments  ·  Performance  ·  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.

    As Andy commented that the memory issue was resolved after updating to 23.0.3, please try that.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Raghuveer Singh

  14. Pasting symbols now creates unique symbols instead of instances of the original symbol

    Copy-pasting a symbol--whether individually or by using the paste to all artboards command-- now creates a new symbol instead of creating instances of the original symbol. Alt-dragging the symbol to a new artboard creates a new instance of the original symbol as expected.

    This seems to be a new bug, as I can't recall ever having this issue before. Thanks for checking into it!

    7 votes

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  15. 3D Extrude + Bevel = FAIL

    3D extruded rendering is an absolute fail on Adobe CC 22.0.1

    It's 2017 (nearly 2018) and still, Adobe can't get Illustrator to render text in 3D without undesirable results / unwanted artifacts... c'mon guys!

    Let's "FUSE" the engine to make 3D type in illustrator more powerful and display more accurately without errors.

    Thanks!

    7 votes

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    3 comments  ·  GPU Rendering Issues  ·  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.

  16. File size growing increasing bloating

    Illustrator 22.0.1 (64bit), Windows 10 64bit (latest version), 64GB RAM, 3.5Ghz 12 core CPU, 2x large SSDs

    As of last week, I have been encountering an issue with file sizes growing larger and larger each time I save. The file grows even when I only move or even delete objects. The larger the file becomes the more it adds with each save, and the slower it becomes. It’s as though it’s doing something like saving history states (although not in any useful way).

    This is a huge problem; the project file I’m currently working on, though modest in complexity (75k…

    7 votes

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  17. Fonts

    My synced fonts don't show up in Illustrator. These are fonts that have been syncs for months. Restarting Illustrator does nothing. Unsyncing and resyncing fonts on Typekit does nothing.

    7 votes

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    I am closing the ticket due to lack of response.
    Please get in touch with us at 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

  18. GPU rendering issue with artwork disappearing

    When working in Outline mode zoomed in and switching back to Preview, artwork disappears from view when zooming out.

    7 votes

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    5 comments  ·  GPU Rendering Issues  ·  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 – 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. Adobe Illustrator CC 2019 is not able to generate PDF-compatible files

    No matter what I do (re-save as a AI, EPS, PDF, check/uncheck 'create PDF compatible file', etc...), if I save as a PDF, the PDF will show up saying "This is an Adobe Illustrator File that was saved without PDF content" etc... Is this a version 2019 bug??? What am I doing wrong?

    6 votes

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  20. "open recent file" is stuck on old files.

    recent files reverts back to the same old files every time I open illustrator.

    6 votes

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