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  1. saved workspace not the same after 22.1 update

    After 22.1 update my workspace is missing saved tool of Symbol, Brush, & Graphic style libraries. Only cloud character library is okay. Reset workspace in menu doesn't work.

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  2. Selection tool, bounding box

    Square did not fill with the fill color I selected. The objects are all pixelated and not clear. Bounding boxes keep disappearing. Objects moving back to previous positions.

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  3. Can't work on a server - crashing and not saving files

    I recently updated my OS to High Sierra V. 10.13.3 and have Illustrator CC18 22.0.1. I work on a server and at first, every time I tried to resave a file for the second time it would crash. Now all of a sudden I am able to save once and when I try to save the second time it says it can't and I have to save the file with a new name. It also keeps making .tmp files. If I work off of my server on my desktop this does not happen.

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  4. Drag and Drop from Photoshop Not Working

    Illustrator Version 28.3, Photoshop Version 25.5.1

    Attempting to drag and drop a layer from photoshop into illustrator and the object is not appearing in illustrator. I can usually do this with no issues. I've tried rasterizing and making the image a smart object but nothing seems to fix the bug. This has just been an issue within the past 2 days.

    2 votes

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  5. Pathfinder & Shape Builder: glitch when joining curvy shapes

    I'm trying to join two round shapes and I'm always getting unexpected shape glitches in the result path. I tried making this new shape using pathfinder and shape builder, but the results are the same.

    Sending before/after screenshots attached in outline view.

    Version 28.1 (2024)

    Please help!

    2 votes

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    This is regulated by the size of the art processes and the precision value (measured in absolute values) one can edit in Pathfinder Options.

    Although vector paths stay continuous no matter how deep you zoom in, they are still stored on a canvas with rather finite coordinates, and all calculations are still very finite.

  6. Demension Font size

    when i using the demension tool, the size of the number to small and then me change the size of demension number and it only work on one, so when i click orther demension number the number of font size has changed but the demension number is not

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  7. Envelope Distort, Layers, and Illustrator Performance Bug

    I've recently come across a bug with the envelope distortion tool. The bug happens when I use the Make with Warp effect on text. When this is applied, all the layers and sub-layers get frozen with no ability to see the thumbnail preview or to open or close any of the layers. This also affects the ability to hide or preview any layer, lock or unlock, and/or select anything in the layers.
    This also causes Illustrator to run very high ram while causing unresponsiveness and difficulty in processing and sometimes the inability to save files.

    So far, the work-a-rounds that…

    2 votes

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  8. Type on path not converting to outline

    Operating System: OS X Ventura 13.4.1 (c) (22F770820d)
    Version of Illustrator: 27.7

    I have an artwork which includes some type on a path (circle). When I go to send the file to a printer (PDF), I always outline the text as we've had issues in the past. For this artwork I've selected all the content and selected 'Convert to Outline', which has worked fine on all the type except the type on a path elements which just disappeared. I restarted Illustrator, but this didn't solve the problem.

    The Type on a Path was part of a group, so I then…

    2 votes

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  9. Problems with exporting PSD

    I am having an hard time exporting my file as photoshop file

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  10. Pattern Brush 'Hue Shift' does not result in correct appearance of stroke color

    This issue is not new and occurs for a few years at least.
    I i apply at a pattern brush > Colorization > Method: Hue Shift, the key color does not represent the same color of the choosen stroke color when the brush is applied to a Stroke. The color is always way off. I am well experienced in Illustrator (and certifeid by Adobe) but i can not find any thing i did wrong. That's why i am almost sure this issue is a bug. But please, tell me i am doing something wrong. That way i can help my…

    2 votes

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    The solution provided in the comments below.


    However, when the key color is automatically gets set as the white (or any grayscale tint) as the most prominent color, the hue shift gets calculated wrong.


    If you think Illustrator should pick another color in cases like this — please continue voting.

  11. Illustrator changing color values every time I reopen program v 26.0.2

    I'm on a brand new MacBook Pro and I'm using illustrator from the cloud version 26.0.2 on Mac Monterey v 12.1. Every time I close out a file and reopen it the hex colors are changed. I have never touched the setting on my colors. I've attached an example below. You can see that when I was previously working in the file I listed the hex code, but now when I open it it is different. Please help. This is making my branding impossible and I'm turning in projects incorrectly as a result.

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  12. Type on path tool, cannot flip to inside the path

    Illustrator Beta 25.3 265@236190

    MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2019) macOS Big Sur v. 11.2.3, 32mg memory, 2.3GHz 8-core Intel Core i9, Radeon Pro 560X 4 GB Intel UHD Graphics 630 1536 MB

    Created a circle, attempting to use type on path tool, works find to place type outside circle, cannot drag the type inside the circle to be at the bottom. Shows there when I click and drag but when I release it places the text on the outside of the circle in a different location.

    2 votes

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  13. Paths not dividing / uniting correctly (jittery paths)

    It seems that with more complex paths, using the unite and divide Pathfinder tools create jittery shapes (when you zoom in very very close, you can see that the merging / division isn't perfect and that shapes have been disfigured). Same with paths / shapes where smooth corner have been used: use of Pathfinder tool is going to disfigure them. (posted to the support on Twitter)

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    If this does happen for you, please open your Pathfinder panel’s options and change the Precision value it has. Lowering the values improves results, especially on very long curved segments, but also increases the overall time a complex pathfinder operation takes.

    Please comment below if this advice helps — the team can use this feedback to reconsider the default value.

  14. Type on a path tool resizing causes crash

    I have the latest version of Illustrator CC 2020 v. 24.0.3. Unfortunately, everytime I try to resize a type on path, Illustrator crashes. I have restarted the app and system and that didn't help.

    2 votes

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  15. Artboard units do not follow what is set in preferences (v 24.0.3)

    Set units to be in inches, but Paragraphs palette shows fields in points.

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  16. illustrator version 24 vector file is too large

    1. Windows 7 Pro - Adobe Illustrator 24.0.2 (2019)

    2. Opening a 2.7 MB Adobe Illustrator 23 (2018) all vector file and saving it.

    3. Expect file size to remain similar or the same

    4. File size of the new version 24.0.2 results in 260 MB

    The file is using Gaussian blur. I suspect it is this. The file attached is the 2.7 MB version 23 file.

    2 votes

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    This happens most probably because of the enabled PDF-compatibility option on save, which makes Ai write a PDF copy into the file along with the native Ai format. It helps to other apps to place and use the artwork inside, but it also makes the live raster effects to get rasterized, and it leads to size bloating.

    Untick the 'Create PDF Compatible File' option and the file size will stay at 1-3 MB.

  17. Set round corner numerically for multiple corners

    When multiple Anchor Points are selected, it would be nice to set the rounding numerically, in stead of by dragging the mouse.

    But unfortunately double clicking a Corner Widget let us set the value for only the clicked corner, and not for all selected corners.

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  18. Expanding compound path causes a shift in the object shape

    If I call Expand on a compound path, there is a shift in the width and height of the object. This seems to only be a problem when the stroke is in the center. If the stroke is inside or outside, there isn't a problem.

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    Illustrator can display width and height values respecting the width of strokes and effects, if you enable Use Preview Bounds option in Preferences > General. It also makes bounding box larger to fit them visually, hence the change in dimensions.
    When it’s off, only geometric shape is taken into account, ignoring stroke width or effects.
    When you expand the shape, the stroke is not a stroke anymore, but a filled path, that makes the overall group geometrically larger.

  19. Copy text from illustrator and paste into word pastes as image and not editable text

    Illustrator CC 22.1.
    Mack book pro MacOS high Sierra Version10.13.6.
    Microsoft Word Version16.23 (190309)

    Copy text from illustrator (Command C) and paste it into Word (Command V) using shortcuts on keyboard the text does not come in to word as editable text but as a picture that I cannot edit.

    I copy text from illustrator and past it into Word for editing and then past it back into Illustrator when I am done with the word editing. I do this for technical drawings, sketchbooks and any other 2D design and presentation work.
    Since 2011 until 2018 I was able to…

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    If you right click in word you should get a paste as text option.
    Can you please contact Microsoft support. Like most applications we do promise text in clipboard along with other formats like svg, metafile etc…
    It is for word to pick any of these clipboard formats and consume.

  20. Cannot close main application window with keyboard shortcut

    When there are no documents open, it's apparently not possible to close the application window from the keyboard (e.g. with the traditional shortcut Cmd+W). The Close option is disabled in the File menu.

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