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  1. Cannot open AI or EPS files just exported from AI

    I'm trying to export some vector files from AI, which I've done countless times before and had no problems...

    Right now when I save the file as AI and EPS, it shows up in my saved folder as a blank file. When I open the properties from it's saved folder it still shows as AI, however I'm not able to open it with AI or any other applications.

    I'm stumped and don't know what I can do next.

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  2. Object horizontal and vertical measurements are swapped in tool bar

    MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2018)
    Processor: 2.6 GHz 6-Core Intel Core i7
    Mac OS Monterey 12.0.1 (21A559)
    Adobe Illustrator 26.0.2

    When selecting an object, like a rectangle, the horizontal and vertical measurements in the tool bar are swapped. They appear correctly in the Transform window.

    For example, a horizontal rectangle could be 7pt x 5pt, but when selected in the tool bar it shows 5 in the <--> dialog box and 7 in the vertical box.

    I have restarted my computer and restarted illustrator.
    See screen caps below.

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    As per the comment:

    Illustrator allows to access dimensions of an object as well as dimensions of a live shape. In case when a shape is rotated by 90° the shape’s size values can look swapped compared to measured sizes. It’s like tilting a head. See attached images inside for clarifications.

  3. CMYK Files Colors are Displaying as RGB in Illustrator 2022 Version 26.0.1

    (Illustrator 2022) Open a new CMYK file, create a box, color Breakdown "87-75-0-0 "select the same CMYK color Breakdown "87-75-0-0 " (In Color Picker) that is clearly showing a darker color then what is behind the open select box.

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    Open a new CMYK file in Illustrator (2021). Same process as above, now CMYK colors appear correct.

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  4. New text set to wrong language

    Everytime I create a new text using the text tool, the language for the text is set to "English: EUA", but both my Illustrator settings and my document settings are set to "Portuguese: Brazil".

    I don't believe that there is a THIRD place where I need to configure this, so I imagine that it's a bug. Also, my Illustrator it's updated, but I've been experiencing this for a while.

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  5. Guides

    The update made my guides disappear unless I click on the objet or art-board. It would be ok, but when I use the arrows to move the guides they disappear and I can't see how far I have moved them. May I change this update back to how it was.

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  6. Pen Tool: Close path Changes Handles

    Mac Mojave 10.14.6
    Illustrator 25.4.1

    When drawing with the pen tool, closing paths changes the initial path/handles drawn. This occurs every time the initial point plotted is a "click and drag."

    I tried to upload a screen recording (.mov) but it won't let me.

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  7. Communicating with Adobe

    Hi Adobe people,

    I have a question about the communication with users. Under what circumstances does it make sense at all to post a comment/bug/idea/etc. in this place. Do users get heard? Is there a limit of votes above which ideas are actually implemented? How are decisions about what is fixed and what not made?

    I am asking because I have so many points collected over the years that I am planning to post. But this is kind of a lot of work on the side of regular work day that I want to make sure it is worth the…

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  8. Issue with Illustrator starting page screen

    Since the last 2-3 days whenever I open illustrator, the starting page screen is appearing this way (see attached image). I don't know what I can do to fix it.

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  9. Incorrect file extension when exporting to *.png

    Hello! When I try to export an illustration to *.png, the file generated ends up with a *.dwg extension. If I rename the *.dwg-file to *.png and open it it's still a valid *.png file.

    The export is done using File->Export->Export As... Select *.png as file type, type a filename (with no dot in it), press Export. Select Resolution 150ppi, press ok. A *.dwg file is now created at the selected path

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  10. Will not change stroke color

    I am trying to trace an object on illustrator but it will not let me change the color of the stroke, it will not even bring up the color swatches in the normal stroke panel for me to click on. I have tried resetting essentials classic, resetting preferences, and changing the view.

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    There is nothing wrong with the file, as I can tell...

    The Swatches panel is empty indeed, the only swatch in it is the sport RGB white. Perhaps somebody deleted them to save some file size?

    If you want to have default swatches though, you can load them back.

    Open Swatches panel, click the 'bookshelf' 'Swatch Libraries menu' button, locate 'Default Swatches' and choose 'Web'. Now you can select a swatch you need directly from the opened panel, or drag-n-drop a selection of swatches you need into the main Swatches panel.

    Please comment back.

  11. Black png

    my png transparent images are showing up as total black images after export . They show fine for a few seconds and in the viewer window but the png it self is totally black. Works sometimes and others not I would say 2 out of 25 show up black.

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  12. Live Paint Dead

    Wow, I haven't seen AI get this slow and bad at basic vector work in years! (Just might be way too bloated.) Had to delete latest version 25.1 and go backwards just to get my day job done on time.

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  13. No tools on illustrator 2021

    Im on the last version of illustrator (on the date of 2021-01-20 at 9:47 am EST) and when i launch illustrator and create a project, there is no tools at all, when i change a settings in the window tab, nothing change

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  14. Eyedrop multiple fills

    Please allow there to be an option on the eyedropper tool to select multiple fills on appearances to apply to another object. Example; with pattern design, we create a top transparent pattern than a second fill with a solid color to create the final pattern. We would like to be able to easily apply those two fills to another object

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  15. Issue with align to key object tool moving objects off the workspace not by the selected distance

    When I try to align with a key object, the objects move off of the workspace and not by the distance selected. I have created a video of the issue here: https://www.screencast.com/t/hz5lD32lOW

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  16. Cannot move type!!!!!!

    I cannot move any of the type that i type and i also cannot select the type that i just typed..... I am extremely annoyed with these updates...... Why can i not moved type? Why as soon as i have typed a word, can i not then select that same type???

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  17. Alignement of neighboring objects

    Hi, when I used to move my objects on artboard, there used to be lanes and alignments automatically showing me when two objects on the artboard are in alignment with a green line. However, I can't see that feature anymore, it just happened since yesterday. very frustrating. Is this a bug, or is this due to some settings issue?

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  18. illustrator preview is black and white (fills but not lines?) when file background is transparent

    mac os 10.15.6 / ai 24.3

    file preview for fills (but not lines) becomes b&w when the file background is transparent. when a background is turned on, preview is fine.

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  19. Selecting two objects adds millions of points to second path...

    Adobe Illustrator 24.2.1 (and its predecessor) have a horrible feature which I assume is a bug. When selecting two separate paths (or even two separate text objects) using the Selection Tool or Direct Selection Tool, it seemingly adds millions of points to the second path. The points are not really added and don't actually exist, but they LOOK like they do, meaning it adds a thick blue line along it that looks ghastly and is completely off-putting. I can't use those versions at all and have had to stick to 24.1.3 which is the latest version to not do it.…

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  20. In Illustrator 2020 the changes to Align tool window are a headache. Defaulting to align by key object .... Very frustrating defaults.

    In Illustrator 2020 the changes to Align tool window are a headache. Defaulting to align by key object .... Very frustrating defaults.

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