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Illustrator (Desktop) Bugs

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  1. Illustrator Freezes + This Website Broken

    So I open an .ai in the latest version of Illustrator, everything works. I open another .ai file, everything freezes / stops working. I need to use Task Manager to close Illustrator. I reinstalled it, same issue.

    Regarding the website, when I click in Illustrator to submit a bug, it sends me to https://illustrator.uservoice.com/ where the 'Bug' button does not do anything. Are you for real, Adobe?!?!

    I managed to do a video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rTNATEzgjk - but of course, this time the program did not freeze.

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  2. Illustrator CC 2017 crashes when I use Asset Export, about every 10 minutes.

    Illustrator CC 2017 crashes when I use Asset Export, about every 10 minutes.

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  3. Swatch border line problem.

    AI 21.1.0 (64bit) Windows 10, macOS Sierra
    When I apply custom bitmap swatch at object, unexpected border line display (it occurrs even in default vector swatch).
    And export it to PDF, border line still exists.

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  4. Demo version of Illustrator crashes constantly, destroying files.

    Illustrator CC 21.1.0 (trial), MacBook Pro13,3 (15" with touch bar), macOS Sierra 10.12.3. It seems to happen mostly when editing colors or character/paragraph styles, but honestly it's hard to say, because it's seemingly random. I'd be happy to attach a copy of the file I was working on, but every version is gone now, even ones that were saved between crashes with different file names. You should have several crash reports via Apple, I hope. I can also upload console logs if needed, but I didn't find a folder for Illustrator.

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  5. exporting svg

    Hi,
    I use Illustrator CC 2017 21.1.0.
    When exporting an illustrator document to svg 1.2 tiny and open in Dreamweaver CC2017 or another editor I receive an error on the Illustrator metadata / namespaces like:

    <!-- Generator: Adobe Illustrator 21.1.0, SVG Export Plug-In . SVG Version: 6.00 Build 0) -->
    <!DOCTYPE svg [
    <!ENTITY nsextend "http://ns.adobe.com/Extensibility/1.0/">
    <!ENTITY ns
    ai "http://ns.adobe.com/AdobeIllustrator/10.0/">
    <!ENTITY nsgraphs "http://ns.adobe.com/Graphs/1.0/">
    <!ENTITY ns
    vars "http://ns.adobe.com/Variables/1.0/">
    <!ENTITY nsimrep "http://ns.adobe.com/ImageReplacement/1.0/">
    <!ENTITY ns
    sfw "http://ns.adobe.com/SaveForWeb/1.0/">
    <!ENTITY nscustom "http://ns.adobe.com/GenericCustomNamespace/1.0/">
    <!ENTITY ns
    adobe_xpath "http://ns.adobe.com/XPath/1.0/">
    ]>

    I have exported with the following…

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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 – helpx.adobe.com/support.html . Please give a reference to this post so that we can identify you.

    Thanks
    Anish Kumar
    Illustrator Team

  6. Submenu don't work

    1. Illustrator CC 2017.1.0 (64bit)
      Windows 8.1 2013 microsoft
      Asus 64x

    2. Ctl + N or File> New Document

    3. creation of a new document

    4. does not work nothing happend

    And no drop down menu for the Tools are visible :
    - Direct selection (A)
    - Pen (P)
    -Text (T)
    - Stroke (Maj+ T)
    - Rectangle (M)
    - P
    - Maj + N
    - Maj + E
    -... all with a sub menu

    No tools are visible

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    Please accept my sincere apology for the inconvenience. Hope you have upgraded to new version and if you are still facing this issue, 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. Panel type and icons are enormous

    I recently upgraded Illustrator. the panels are gigantic. The type is ridiculously huge . the panels are taking up more than half my screen and I need all of them available. How do I get the panels to display nice and tiny and compact like they did before? Am I supposed to buy another graphics card and get a third monitor just to hold adobe panels? Am I really supposed to buy new glasses just for Illustrator just because Adobe can't be bothered to make things a normal type size?

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    Please accept my sincere apology for the inconvenience. We have implemented Scalable UI in new releases. If you are still facing this issue, please upgrade to latest version. If you still face the issue even after upgrading, Please get in touch with us at any of the other support channels – https://helpx.adobe.com/support.html . we will need someone to look into your machine to figure out what is going on here.

  8. Working file getting corrupted after installation of new graphics card

    Hi, I have installed a graphics card recently on my windows 10 PC and the file which was working fine before enabling GPU features in Adobe Illustrator CC suddenly got corrupted (Error message is attached). I have updated both, Adobe Illustrator CC (ver. 21.1.0) and Graphics card driver and my windows 10 installation is also up to date.

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    Hi,

    it is less likely a graphics card will corrupt a file. We will need deeper investigation,
    Please get in touch with us at sharewithai@adobe.com or any of the other support channels.
    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 gooing.

  9. Grey Block

    I Keep getting a flashing grey block appear across my artboards. Please help

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  10. Create New Button Does Nothing

    I'm using OS X El Capitan with a multi display setup, comprising of two monitors and a Wacom Cintiq. Sometimes with multiple desktops and multiple monitors popup windows will open in strange places and I have to find them-- however I've gotten rid of my extra desktops and tried to replicate the problem running a single monitor and it persists.

    Neither Premiere nor Photoshop have this issue.

    Illustrator opens up fine, but when I get to the prompt to open a recent project or create a new one, everything works except clicking "Create New" doesn't do anything. Of course I…

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    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.

  11. Zoom lagging & Overal Speed Issues

    BUG. Files with any substance (not just plain squares) but normal large files are slow and laggy.

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  12. grabbing tiny things

    BUG!!!!! not a new idea quit trying to shirk responsibility by calling flaws "new ideas!" It feels like im dealing with a con man or something

    you cannot grab menus and move them because you made no place to grab so you have to close it just to move !

    the 4 bezier curve tools use to be easy to to expand to a tear off then you made it a little harder because you had to grab the top of the bar, then you made it harder by putting the tiny little grabber bar an inch away and even…

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  13. USB iPhone tether connection causes bugs in AI CC 2017 Layers panel

    When a USB connection is made to iPhone for internet tethering, Illustrator CC 2017 Layers panel:

    1. Won't allow toggling the lock or eye icons unless clicked several times each.

    2. Won't allow slide up and down the locks or eyes to lock/unlock or show/unshow everything.

    3. Won't allow naming a layer unless done from options.

    4. Won't allow dragging square of an object from one layer to another.

    All resolve upon disconnecting the USB iPhone internet tethering connection.

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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 – 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,
    Mohit Agarwal | Lead Software Engineer – Illustrator

  14. stop

    This is simple enough, and I'm sure I'm not the only one this happens to, but this has been happening for years, every time I get started I do about an hour of work then its complains it has stopped working and closes! No save option, no autosave, no back up, nothing!

    A very simple way to fix this, have an autosave!

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  15. Can't

    I get a an error message every time i log into AI. Then on top of it the program is not saving my workspaces. It drives me crazy to have to open Tools, Controls, Swatches, Layers, etc every time I start. Please help me out.

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    We are 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.
    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. Crash when vectorising any image

    Hello, I have an Adobe Cloud account and am using the latest version of illustrator CC. I cannot vectorize images any more. It crashes whatever setting I use.

    I tried to desactivate the GNU processor but to no avail. I tried on several images kind and format, but Illustrator won't accept any. They do open and the vectorization begins but it crashes before finishing. and no explanation is given just that a problem occured and that the application will close.

    This is very problematic as I need to vectorize images. Please help me, Adobe-Kenobi, you are my only hope !

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    we are closing the ticket due to lack of communication.
    Please get in touch with us at sharewithai@adobe.com or any of the other support channels.
    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.

  17. Color Picker not working correctly

    I'm running Illustrator v23.0.i on a Windows 10

    When I use the Colour Picker to pick up a colour it changes the fill indicator but when I double click the fill box to show the colour makeup it shows Hex 000000

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    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.

  18. Shapes won't change to colours saved to Libraries

    I have multiple colour palettes saved in my Libraries which I will use through Illustrator/Photoshop/Indesign. Frustratingly, as I am in the middle of working on a design using basic shapes (rectangles, ellipses etc) and go to change the colour of that shape by clicking on a shade within my libraries it will not change! The shape will change colour when using colours from the swatches palette always. I end up having to quit Illustrator and restart it then colours from my library will work again.

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  19. PDF does not preserve Illustrator editing capabilities!! I upgraded two days ago to the new version of Illustrator. I've been saving PDFs w

    PDF does not preserve Illustrator editing capabilities!!

    I upgraded to the new version of Illustrator. I've been saving PDFs with 'Preserve Illustrator Editing Capabilities' for years. Now when I do it, it's flattening the PDFs and not allowing editing at all. The PDF can just be imported. It has totally ruined some of my complex files and I've lost hours of work.

    Has anyone else had this problem or know of a fix?

    So frustrating!

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  20. Object drawing error

    When I click and drag to draw an object such as a rectangle or ellipse I get a wild error where Illustrator tries to draw all of the intermediary steps in between. I gives me an unknown error, and if you look in the layers palette you can see that it is actually drawing lots of objects rather than the one I'm intending to draw. I have attached a gif of what is happening.

    I've been having issues attaching files to this post. Here is a link to a gif of the issue. https://imgur.com/a/gd7ae

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