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Illustrator (Desktop) Bugs

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  1. Illustrator CC won't embed color profile correctly

    Windows 10 64-Bit
    Illustrator 22.0.1

    Whenever I am saving an Illustrator .ai file with the checkbox for embed color profile checked, the resulting file does not have a color profile embedded correctly. When I reopen that file in Illustrator it seems to have the correct profile embedded but in Bridge or InDesign the file appears to have no color profile attached. If I export the same file as .psd file Illustrator embeds the color profile correctly.
    My colormanagment is synched via Bridge.

    6 votes

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  2. Crashes when closing Illustrator

    After saving the file I am working on and selecting to clear the data on the clipboard (or even if I select not to clear the data), Illustrator will freeze and the bring up the Adobe Crash report dialogue box.

    I have tried to provide feedback in this box, but if I change any of the settings on the Crash report box or type any comments, this too crashes. Windows registers the programme as not responding and tries to find a solution (and doesn't find any) and then closes Illustrator.

    In some cases, when I next open Illustrator it will…

    6 votes

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  3. Option + Arrow Key Not Working in Illustrator 2018

    In all previous releases that I can remember. If you held down the option key and then tapped arrow key Illustrator would create a copy and move the object by the distance set in preferences. In the current version this functionality is missing and actually nothing happens. Is this working for anyone or is there a fix?

    6 votes

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  4. Sudden problem with embedded bitmaps

    I use embedded bitmaps for additional texture in my illustration. Since recently updating to the newest version of Adobe Illustrator CC, suddenly I am encountering a lot of problems with these-- they print irregularly, and create glitches when saving to some formats, like pngs. I have never encountered problems like this before.

    6 votes

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  5. Can't save preview - error notice |

    after simply saving an illustration
    i get this error.
    It seems i get it across both my systems
    uninstalled and reinstalled illustrator (AiCC18)
    i still get it...
    seems to not affect the files them selves...(all seems well)
    Just seems to be a bit anoying...

    kai

    6 votes

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    The issue seems to be file corruption, our support should be able to recover some of the information when you contact them. A file normally corrupts when the disk is not available during file wrote or when Illustrator crashes. We also do not support network drives which is prone to file corruption when writing large files.
    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.

    Warm Regards,
    Ashutosh Chaturvedi | Sr. Quality Engineering Manager – Illustrator

  6. Illustrator CC 2017 crashes computer on macOS 10.13 High Sierra

    I didn't know there were serious compatibility issues between Adobe CC and macOS 10.13 High Sierra until after I upgraded.

    Within seconds of launching Illustrator it freezes my entire machine and my only option is a hard reboot.

    Please provide a status update on when this issue will be fixed. I rely on CC for my job and will have to migrate back to 10.12 Sierra in the interim.

    6 votes

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  7. Cannot open multiple files

    1. Version 21.1.0 (windows)
    2. Selecting multiple files, right clicking to open all files
    3. Expected results that all files open the same way I have been opening files for years.
    4. Only one file opens and locks illustrator, need to close out program through task manager, restart computer and that sometimes fixes the issue. If not I have to uninstall and reinstall illustrator and that fixes the issue for a day or two.
    6 votes

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  8. Zooming malfunction when switching between windows.

    This occurs when I have multiple documents open in tabs. When I switch between tabs and scroll to zoom, it zooms in the previously opened tab, but not the current one. If I click within the document, then I can start zooming normally again.

    6 votes

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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.

  9. Illustrator locks down when a new file tab is clicked

    1. click file
    2. click new
    3. never opens new file window
    4. entire program freezes

    same thing happens with keyboard shortcut

    6 votes

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  10. Illustrator CC 2017 crashes when i copy paste anything from it

    When i try to copy paste anything from the Illustrator, It crashes.
    1. I use the latest Illustrator CC 2017
    2. For example i draw a cube
    3. I open the Photoshop as well
    4. Back to Illustrator and copy the cube and try to paste into the photoshop but the Illustrator crashes.
    5. I reinstall it and rebooted the PC of course but nothing changes
    6. Honestly if i push the "CTRL-C" within Illustrator it crashes asap, so i cannot copy/paste anything within the AI.

    6 votes

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  11. ちらつき

    カーソルを動かすとちらつく

    5 votes

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

    検証でこの問題は再現できませんでした。

    追加詳細情報が不足のため、これ以上の検証ができません。

    一般的なバグではないと思われますので、最新版などで再現する場合は、お手数をおかけいたしますが、カスタマーサポートにお問い合わせください。

    よろしくお願いいたします。

    Illustrator チーム


  12. Lag and Illustrator "Not Responding" after copy command

    The platform is: Illustrator 23.0.6 64-bit, on Win10 Enterprise 1903 latest updates, and with nVidia drivers R430 U5 (431.70).

    The bug is that Illustrator freezes for ~5 seconds after/during a simple copy command, and "Not Responding" is displayed on the top title bar. This can be induced by just opening a new file, drawing a rectangle, then trying to copy it (with Ctrl-C or with the menu command).

    This is destroying my workflow...

    5 votes

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  13. Too small to use?

    When scaling down a complex drawing especially one created by image trace it often says cannot complete the operation because it would make some objects too small to use. So how can i scale my group? Can you just disappear those objects? If they are too small to use they must be too small to see so make them go away. Or it could automatically select them so you have the option to delete them. It seems silly that i can't make something the size i need because a part of it is too small to use. I'm on mac…

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  14. Expand Appearance is greyed out in 2019 compare to CC2018, same doc, same selection, it is enabled.

    I have a document which, when I select certain objects in CC 2019 - Expand Appearance isn't available and Expand, when used, doesn't give the expected result. Exact same document, exact same selection in CC 2018 and Expand Appearance is available, and when clicked, works perfectly and as expected.
    FYI - the selection has a number of Transform effects applied to it.

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  15. hand tool shortcut

    Hi there.

    Operating System - Windows 10 Enterprise
    Illustrator version - CC
    Expected Result - Hand tool function to work using the shortcut
    Actual Result - Hand tool function does not work using the shortcut

    The shortcut for the hand tool is causing me problems. holding the space bar is displaying the hand icon, but clicking the mouse as normal wont activate the 'grab' ie the tool doesnt work. Its as if the function isnt there even though the hand icon appears.

    normal hand tool function works fine by the way.

    thanks, Ross Hume

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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.

    Warm Regards,
    Ashutosh Chaturvedi | Sr. Quality Engineering Manager – Illustrator

  16. Could not read file because the plug in did not understand this file

    Hi,

    Illustrator was working fine, suddenly crashed and now says: 'Could not read the file because the plugin did not understand this file' everytime I try to launch.

    I had alot of vectors on the document and several artboards and copies of work, some complex shapes and masks ect. Some of the some of the shapes which were masks in groups were clipping images, some of these clipping mask groups had been copied across documents and had missing links, which may be part of the problem.

    Upon launching Illustrator a dialogue box appears and asks to 'replace' or 'ignore' the…

    5 votes

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  17. Patern Maker's Numeric Scaling Is Broken

    I'm creating a step and repeat wall using 2 graphics.

    In a brick by column pattern, individual graphics can't be scaled using the menu dialog (Object>Transform>Scale).

    However, they can be scaled using the tool panel's scale tool (keyboard shortcut s).

    Entering precise scaling measurements that are supported in earlier versions of Illustrator would be appreciated!

    5 votes

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  18. Unable to activate fonts because "Not signed in" even though I am signed in!

    I am trying to open an Illustrator file that has two fonts which are not installed on my computer.

    When I open the file, a dialog comes up and I click the "Find Fonts" button. However, it gives me an error saying that I am not signed in (see attachment "not signed in").

    I am not able to click the Help menu option because the Find Font dialog window does not allow me to focus on the main window.

    When I close the Find Font dialog, I check the help menu to discover that I am, in fact signed in!…

    5 votes

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  19. "open file"

    Illustrator won't open more than one file.

    With version 23.0.1, Illustrator will permit to open only one single file. The first file can be opened by any method, any subsequent file can only be opened using "File/Open" command. Using Windows Explorer or Drag&Drop does not work! and will freeze Illustrator; ending the application is only possible using the Windows Task Manager.
    I'm running Illustrator CC (23.0.1 64-bit) ond Windows 10 Enterprise (10.0.16299).

    THX for fixing this!

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  20. freeform gradient

    Once applied, a freeform gradient is no longer editable. Ex. If I apply to a circle, and click off to work on something else, then come back to the circle, I can't edit it again. The circles don't appear, and I am hitting "edit gradient". Maybe windows bug? When I watch tutorials on this, only need to select object and open freeform gradient tool to be able to edit gradients again.

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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.

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