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  1. Workspace panels move on their own

    While using the new Illustrator CC v.23, the workspace will randomly move around and cover up the artboard that I am working on. I can simply click "reset workspace" and it's back to normal it is very frequently that the workspaces move around randomly. Please fix, Thanks.

    9 votes

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    We have a feature to popup colors panel when you click on fill/stroke proxy. Please remove the colors panel from the the workspace when it pops-up you should be fine. When I say remove you just have to remove from the dock and keep it as a floating

  2. Repeat object has no indication of selection when bounding box is off

    Repeats is broken right from the start and you are not even planning to improve it... OK, not improve it, but just to make stable, as it was supposed to be.

    Here in the GIF, I have Bounding Box turned on, and it seems it works OK.

    Then I disable bounding box (which is normal for me and a lot of other users). Again — AI allows to turn if OFF, and everything works without it just FINE — except for Repeats and area type text (but this is another tale).

    Now, when I select both objects, the repeat object…

    8 votes

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  3. 'Fit to Artwork Bounds' doesn't work in action command

    Illustrator 2020 won't crop the artboard to the illustration limit with an action.

    I need to make an action which:
    - Selects all
    - Object > Artboards > Fit to Artwork Bounds
    Not implemented.

    8 votes

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  4. Paste in Place gets object pasted into its original layer and not a selected one

    Copy an object (Cmd + C), then create a new layer, select it and Paste it in Place in the new layer — the object gets placed in tis original layer instead.

    8 votes

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    The 'Paste Remembers Layers' option in the Layers panel’s flyout menu regulates this behavior. When it is checked — Illustrator will honor the original layer of a copied artwork and paste it in the same layer, ignoring the selection of a layer.

    However, if disabling this option does not help — please comment.

  5. resizing window

    When creating a new document the widow goes full screen, when I try to resize using the bottom right corner to resize window, it automatically grows larger than the screen size and can't grab the corner....then when I do get the corner back on the screen trying to resize just doesn't work well, its very slow and largish and half the time it won't resize it jumps back to full or only partially resizes....never did this before and its a pain i spend 10 min trying to get the window like I want it to be nearly every time I…

    8 votes

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  6. black screen problem

    When creating a new document or opening an existing document in Illustrator, I get a black screen (see attached). I have to resize the window to be able to work. This is not ok.
    Version 22.1, MacOS 10.13.3, MacBook Pro with external monitor as main screen.

    8 votes

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    Thanks for confirming that it is working fine in 23.0.3
    I am closing the issue now. If you still face the issue please send am email to sharewithai@adobe.com and mention this thread and my name in the mail.

    Thanks
    Anish Kumar
    Illustrator Team

  7. Animated zoom bug (workspace flickers and turns black when in a group)

    1. Windows 11 (latest)
    2. Illustrator 28.3
    3. The screen flickers and turns black using Animated Zoom within a group. If I exit the group (using escape), the screen returns to normal. Animated Zoom works normally as long as I am not within a group.

    The video I've uploaded shows me double-clicking a group to enter it, then using Animated Zoom to produce the flickering and black screen. I hit escape to exit the group, and the screen returns to normal. I then demonstrate that Animated Zoom works correctly when not within the group.

    Thanks

    7 votes

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  8. Hiding a layer doesn't hide the guides

    Since the Update 27.5 of Illustrator CC all guides oaf any file are showing whether or not their parent layer is visible or not. In my Graphic template i have a base layer for guides of different target sizes, areas and columns which are organized on named layers for each type of guides to easily show/hide them.
    since the the last update (27.5 AI on macOS) ALL guides are showing up whether or not the layer containing these guides is hidden or shown which results in showing all guides for 4, 5 and 6 column layouts as well as all…

    7 votes

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  9. Type On Path bug with OpenType-SVG fonts

    • Apply a text to a curved path.
    • Apply a color font like Trajan to the curved text. This results in incorrect glyph rotation.
    • The rotation issue is no visible with CFF glyphs.
    7 votes

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  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. Illustrator 2021 Won't Load - I have already contacted Customer Care. They were not able to help.

    Please help. There are a number of users experiencing this major bug. Please read: https://community.adobe.com/t5/illustrator/help-illustrator-2021-won-t-load/td-p/11530119?page=6

    I think Adobe needs to realize that it has been isolated to Illustrator v25.0 only. Like everyone else, the latest releases of Photoshop v22.0.1, InDesign v16.0, and Bridge v11.0 all work just fine. Moving down to Illustrator v24.3 seemed to help get everyone back to work. However, since this is a newer version, there is a question on the projects that we have been working on with v25.0 will open up without any hiccups with v24.3. I am testing that right now as I have…

    6 votes

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  12. Rotate tool dialogue box won't appear

    After selecting the rotate tool, rotate dialogue box won't appear.

    a dialogue box will appear only if I double click on the rotate tool but then I am not able to move the anchor point to the center of the object.

    6 votes

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  13. Paragraph style tab numeric measure is wrong

    v22.1/23/0.1
    Windows 10

    Both v22.1 and 23.0.1 show the wrong numeric 'X' measure when setting or adjusting a tab stop in a paragraph style. The measure shown is inflated both according to the ruler below the tab stop, and tabs set using the tab window. The numeric measure is inflated by an increasing amount the further the tab is from the left margin, and remains inflated whether units are set to mm or inches.
    eg. 20mm tab stop shows as 29.8mm in the paragraph style dialog

    6 votes

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  14. Object size change?

    Now, the transformation panel reflects the size of a shape plus the thickness of the outline if there is one.
    For example, a rectangle of 100x100 with an outline (in the middle) of 1 displays a size of 101x101, 102x102 if the outline is external and 100x100 if the outline is internal.
    It's a very confusing change! The previous behavior was much more talkative.
    I understand that this reflects the actual size, including the outline thickness, but this should be an option. I did not see myself 3 decimal digits when I want a rectangle of 100x100! :)

    6 votes

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  15. Adding Bleed to Previously Saved Files

    I use Adobe CC. I've been trying to add bleed to a previously saved file without bleed. When I open the file then go to >document setup< I am able to add a 1" bleed, but the red bleed line doesn't appear around my artboards once I click ok. Then when I go back into >document setup< it shows that the bleed has been saved, but it is still not visible in the art files.

    6 votes

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  16. Uninstalling Duet Display fixes Premiere and Illustrator crash on file open and file create

    I spent an hour trying to get Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Premiere to simply open a file or create a new file. They would both crash immediately with the dialogue box that sends a crash report.

    I uninstalled without saving settings and reinstalled both. I also ran the Adobe CC Cleaner tool These made no difference.

    Finally, on a hunch I uninstalled Duet Display, a program that allows you to use an iOS device as a second monitor. This fixed the issue.

    6 votes

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  17. Unite on Pathfinder leaves mess of little vectors

    This is something that happens to me frequently when creating underbases for screen printing. I'll make a copy of my top colors and unite them to create my base, and there's a mess of little vectors left behind that have to be cleaned up before I can trap the base. There's no gaps in the art so these vectors should not be there and this is a big lag on my production time.

    6 votes

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    As per the comment, you can adjust the Pathfinder precision in Pathfinder Options dialog, accessible from the Pathfinder’s panel flyout menu. The higher the value, the less accurate the result is going to be. Lesser values gives more precision, but it can lead to many 'residuals'. The default value is 0.028 pt, but you might try something like 0.01 pt and see if it works better.

  18. Cannot copy from one layer and. paste to another....

    After the latest update, copy and paste between layers is wonky. If I copy an item from one layer, it will only paste back into that layer. If I make the source layer hidden and try to paste, I get the "attempting to paste to locked/hidden layer" warning. I can select an object, then drag the small box that shows up in the layers panel to a new layer, but this is a bit awkward....

    5 votes

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    This behavior is most probably cause by Paste Remembers Layers option, accessible in the Layers panel’s flyout menu.

    When it’s enabled, Illustrator tries to paste copied objects into their original layers.

    If the option it disabled, but it still does not work as you want it to, please reply back.

  19. Dialog windows move / float to the left

    Bug Report: Floating windows drift offscreen (see attached video).
    Adobe Illustrator 26.4

    I tried reverting to older versions of Adobe Illustrator, but the issue exists for them as well; To me, that suggests the problem is related to the beta macOS. I am raising this bug now because the issue could present itself as users upgrade to macOS Ventura this fall.

    System Info:
    I am running MacOS, Ventura, Version 13.0 Beta (22A5311f) on iMac M1 (2021) with 8MB RAM.

    5 votes

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  20. 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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