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  1. Workspace toolbars disappearing

    Ai CC 2019 - all of a sudden all the toolbars have disappeared and won't stay reinstated. Workspace will not reset nor change modes.

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  2. artboard

    I am having issues with the alignment of the image on the artboard. It seems the rectangle I used to cover the artboard isn't lining up. I am not sure if this is a problem or I simply don't know how to fix it

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    The artwork has a small black dot on the right side, far away from the artboard. Watch closely at the right side of your 11×17.jpg image to notice it.
    And export options were probably without ‘Use artboards’ tick.

    P.S. Please always provide the file you have problems with!

  3. Possible Bug - Crop Image Auto Resizing Crop Box in New CC Illustrator 2019

    I'm not sure if this is a bug, or just a poorly executed new feature, but in the new Illustrator CC 2019 when you have a raster image in the file and you go to "Crop Image" the crop marquee automatically changes to a random size and shape instead of remaining at the edges of the image. I'm not sure if there is some hidden feature where it is trying to automatically detect where you might crop the image to by detecting the image edges, but this is super annoying when you are trying to do something like just adjusting…

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    You are referring to the content aware crop feature: https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/whats-new.html#ContentAwareCrop

    To turn this feature off please visit the Preference dialog (CMD+K) and turn off “Enable Content Aware defaults”


    If I may suggest a workflow for you.
    1. Use linked images, they not only are fast but also save disk space.
    2. If you already have embedded images in your file, please use the unembed feature of Illustrator to export and link files automatically for you.
    3. All linked images have this feature of Edit Original where you can edit images in a software of your choice like Photoshop.
    4. If you have to share files to other users please make use of File menu>Package feature to collect everything including linked images and fonts in one directory.

  4. Oversize UI Elements in Ai 2019

    I noticed that with the 2019 version of Illustrator (23.0), the entire UI of the software seems to be "supersized." It is as if every pixel is now rendered oversized. Not just in the drawing area, but all the tools, controls, panels, everything.

    I've attached a "full screen" screen shot of the 2019 (v. 23.0) welcome screen, and the (reinstalled) 2018 (v. 22.1) welcome screen. Both are maximized on the same physical screen, the display on my MacBook Pro. See how the buttons and other elements are larger in the 2019 version? Like it is somehow zoomed in.

    I do…

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  5. Freeform Gradient doesn't transform correctly High Sierra (macOS 10.13)

    Freeform Gradient points should transform relative to path. Gradient does not transform as expected.

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  6. Sellection tool won't let me resize shapes

    I installed the new version of illustrator and since that I can´t resize shapes, text boxes, basically everything...
    I've alredy tried to uninstall and reinstall and I can´t still resize shapes
    can anybody help?

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  7. Pattern brush

    Pattern Brush start and end components should not appear when used on closed paths as in Illustrator CS6.

    if you make a pattern brush with a red dot at the end, you can use it to find open paths in CS6 but not in CC2018. necessary for working with plotter/cutters.

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  8. Font drop down not showing

    My font list has started to not show. Im not sure what is causing it as it was ok then suddenly it stopped showing. Please see the attached file for more.

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  9. Align and Transform Not Working

    Not sure if I can articulate it properly, but here we go:

    By example: I'm working with a logo and each time I drag a guide down to flush against the top of the logo, it goes just past it or just above it. It won't let me place the guide directly on top. Another example, when moving items around with arrow keys or trackpad, items won't automatically center or align with whatever I'm trying to align it to. It's like if I have an item on the X axis at 12.23 and want to align item two with it,…

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    As noted in comments the problem is most probably in the enabled Align Art to Pixel Grid option, in the right top corner. The grid is disabled, but the snapping occurs. There are some changes planned to streamline this workflow, because this is very generic problem.

  10. anchor point and handle display - no visible difference on screen

    With CC 2018 update there is NO visible difference with ANY of the 3 options of the ANCHOR POINT AND HANDLE DISPLAY dialog in preferences.

    THEY ALL LOOK EXACTLY THE SAME ON THE SCREEN!!!!!

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  11. Image File open but not showing up

    When using the latest version of Illustrator cc I open vector images the image file opens however it is not visible, I do get visibility briefly when the file is shut down or resized from maximised within the program. It is only a fleeting view and disappears again when reopened or maximised?

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  12. Illustrator doesn't find color profile, which are shown in Indesign

    Hi everybody,

    I installed an eci color profile (pso-coated_v3) on my windows 10 computer (right-mouse-click, then install). In Photoshop CC and Indesign CC everything is fine, so it is installed correctly. But the new profile isn't shown in Illustrator CC.

    I reopened Illustrator and also de- and reinstalled it...

    Does anybody has got an idea, why the new profile doesn't show in in the color-settings of Illustrator?

    Thanks a lot!

    Best wishes
    Rene

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  13. Unable to place image files of any kind into Art Illustrator

    Illustrator v 28.4.1
    When trying to place or drag an image file into AI I get the error message "unknown format and cannot be opened" or "in a format which can not be placed". These are all existing files that I have used many times. I tried EPS, JPG, and PNG. It will not allow any new images. In addition, the image files in my existing files are now broken. Attached are the errors I am getting for the new files

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  14. Mockup (Beta) in Illustrator not working due to PARM error

    I am trying to use the Mockup (Beta) tool, and every time i get the "the operation cannot complete because of an unknown error [PARM]" message and the action cancels.

    I'm attempting to mockup using a compound path and a png. I've updated and reinstalled both the app and the mockup installer. I've also tried using the newest and previous versions of Illustrator. I've also removed my preferences and still no luck.

    Any ideas? I've used Mockup on this computer multiple times without error.

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  15. Any document created using Film & Video document profile gets a second 14400×14400 artboard

    When creating a new document in the HDV/HDTV 1080 or other Film and Video-related workspaces, the artboard is initially created with the correct size. However, as soon as you add any object to this workspace outside of the borders of the artboard, a new artboard is automatically generated, and it is massive. This forces the user to manually remove the second artboard, which is unnecessary.

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    The second artboard is not a bug, but a specifically designed behavior for later import to AfterEffects. It gives AE enough room to avoid clipping of the layer content to the main artboard size (basically a dummy for a pasteboard).


    Here is a quote from The Adobe Illustrator WOW! Book (found here: https://graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/questions/146842/huge-unwanted-artboard-created-by-default-in-adobe-illustrator-cc-2020):

    Тo create a composition to import into After Effects, use the Video & Film Document Profile (Film & Video in CC). This creates two artboards — one large artboard that serves as a "scratch" area for objects used later in AE, and one sized for your chosen video format.

  16. Paste in front places objects in a wrong position

    Just updated to Illustrator 28.3 on macOS Ventura 13.4 on iMac 19,1.
    Paste in front is fine on current artboard copied from. But paste in front does not land in corresponding location on another target artboard.
    i.e. - copy text or art from artboard A. Paste in front artboard A lands in exact same spot. Paste in front artboard B (same size, but to the right of A) lands at -6.568" @ 139.125° from artboard A location (up and to the left). Artboard C (2nd document) lands up and to the left -19.6735" @ 169.064° of expected location.

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  17. Not Working: Select objects completely inside the marquee

    Today’s 28.3 release (non-beta) touts the “Select objects completely inside the marquee” feature. Unfortunately, it’s not working here in macOS 14.3.1 (23D60).

    Whether the E key is used or not, all objects are selected even in the case of an object not being fully enclosed in the selection area. And unfortunately, using the E key switches the current tool to the Free Transform tool, away from the Direct Selection tool which is counterproductive :(

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  18. 尺寸标注工具问题

    画两根相交的线,标注相交点的角度,文档的模式会从GPU模式转为CPU模式。如视频:

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  19. Nested Linked AI Files don’t display proper fonts

    Nested or linked AI files inside other AI layouts are not letting the fonts come through. It renders to default font.

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  20. Bounding Box outside path and wrong dimensions

    After 22 years of using Illustrator, the bounding box does not works anymore as it was used to.
    When I draw a square of 10mm x 10mm with a centered path of 0,5mm the bounding box was always visualized precisely over the path and the dimensions of the square are 10x10mm
    Since yesterday (01.18.2024) the bounding box is visualized outside the path and the dimensions are 10,5 x 10,5mm
    Hope that is only a bug and not a feature

    Version 28.1 (64 bit) on Windows 10

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