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Illustrator (Desktop) Bugs

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  1. Spacebar not working as quick hand tool

    Spacebar has stopped working as hand tool as of 2018 update.

    342 votes

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  2. Running an Action from script

    Hello,
    In Illustrator CC latest update, my following script does not work:
    1- Select a couple paths (in script) (all of them close paths in different groups)
    2- execute my action which offset paths with certain amount

    The problem is in this new version after the action dis-select all of them except one, but before this version it worked and keep all of my selection paths still as selected ( by path I mean the new offset paths, but for all of them)

    It really made trouble for my script in the company, because some computer still does not have…

    68 votes

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  3. Snap to grid doesn't work at artboard edges

    Snap to grid is ignored at artboard edges.
    See animation attached.
    It makes me cry.

    65 votes

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  4. View Using GPU Gets Greyed Out Permanently with Outline Mode

    Hello, with fresh preferences, 'View using GPU' and scrubby zoom are enabled in Illustrator. if I turn on Outline Mode, Illustrator loses connection with my GPU. The 'View using GPU' option becomes greyed out and never restores. In order to get it back I have to delete my preferences. Here is my system info:

    Illustrator 25.1
    OS: Windows 10
    GPU: 2 x NVIDIA Titan Black
    RAM: 64 GB Memory
    GPU Driver: Driver 460.89
    Display: ASUS PQ321Q 4K

    56 votes

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    93 comments  ·  GPU Rendering Issues  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi,

    After having investigated the issue with some users , we have been able to find a reproducible scenario for this issue which is due to using a specific color profile which is Generic-CMYK.

    Our team is working on fixing this issue on priority.Until the issue is fixed please follow the below steps as a workaround :

    1. Go to Edit → Color Settings
    2. Under Settings set the default color profile → North America General Purpose 2
    3.Press OK

    Then try creating new document.

    Incase with the above workaround still the issue is observed at your end, please let us know in the comments .

    With Best Regards,
    Aishwarya G Gadodia

  5. 透明部分を含むグレースケールモードのPSDファイルを配置するとGPUプレビューできない。

    オペレーティングシステム macOS 10.15.6(imac20,1 32GBmem/1TBSSD/AMD Radeon Pro 5300_4GB)
    Illustrator CC ver.25.2.3

    問題が発生したときに実行していた手順
    1. CMYKドキュメントをGPU表示で編集中に透明部分を含むグレースケールモードのPSDファイルを配置する。
    2. GPUプレビューからCPUプレビューに切り替わり、以降、Illustratorを再起動するまでそのドキュメントでは先程の配置画像を除去してもGPUプレビュー表示に戻せない。

    想定していた結果
    GPU表示が正しく機能する。

    実際の結果
    CPU表示に強制的に切り替わってしまい、GPUプレビュー表示に出来ない。

    RGBモードのドキュメントではこの症状は発生しません。透明部分を含む画像形式であっても他の形式ではこの問題は発生しません。また、Windowsでは起きないとの報告を受けています。
    以下のコミュニティスレッドをご参照下さい。
    https://community.adobe.com/t5/illustratorフォーラム/gpuで表示-が使えなくなる/m-p/12040056#M25098

    26 votes

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    6 comments  ·  GPU Rendering Issues  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    製品フィードバックへのご協力ありがとうございます。

    Mac 版の Illustrator 2021 製品版にて、以下の現象が確認されました。
    (Windows 版、または Illustrator 2020 では問題が発生しない)

    ・グレースケール PSD ファイルは、背景をレイヤーに変換しただけでも問題が再現する
    ・RGB カラーモードのドキュメントに配置した場合は問題ない
    ・埋め込み配置の場合は問題ない

    今後、さらに検証を行ってまいります。
    情報アップデートがありましたら、こちらでご報告いたします。

    Illustrator チーム

  6. Locked background objects unlocking/moving when using lasso selection tool

    When I select using the LASSO tool, on screen shows the correct points have been selected, but when I then try to move just these selected points, Illustrator also moves the LOCKED background objects underneath. This error does not happen when I select using other tools. This is clearly a bug!

    24 votes

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  7. Pasted artwork does not remember sublayers

    When pasting artwork from one file to another with matching layer and sub-layer names, Illustrator will not remember sub layers and pasted artwork has to be re-sorted in to sub layers.

    24 votes

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    9 comments  ·  Documents and Artboards  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Under Review  ·  Anish Kumar responded

    Hi All,

    Thanks for reporting this issue and sorry for the inconvenience caused. We are able to reproduce this issue at our end and it is currently under review.

    Thanks
    Anish Kumar
    Illustrator Team

  8. Maintain width and Height Proportions bug

    This has been a bug for at least a version or two: draw a shape, go to transform it in the Properties panel, and even though the "Maintain width and Height Properties" icon indicates "not constrained", adjusting one of the dimensions adjusts the other proportionally. This seems to happen only in a fresh file (perhaps fresh launch of Illustrator), and once I click and unclick the Constrain button once, it doesn't recur in that session.

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/u0gqadn2lezzq7n/Constraint%20bug.mov?dl=0

    So in the screen grab above, I draw a box freehand, then in the Properties panel, begin adjusting the height with my arrow keys.…

    23 votes

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  9. Alt-Drag to Duplicate (and Shift to align) Only Works Intermittently

    Duplicating objects in Illustrator CC 2017 only works on occasion, it is not consistent as it was in previous versions. Holding Shift to align while dragging and duplicating also doesn't work. These were both key features of Illustrator and if there is a way to fix this problem I would be very interested to know how!

    21 votes

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  10. スタート画面に表示されるプリセットの修正要望

    Illustratorのバージョン:25.2.1(macOS ,Bigsur)
    スタート画面のプリセットの修正をお願いします。

    ・「A4」の単位の表記をmmに修正してほしい
    ・「はがき」のカラー設定をRGBからCMYKにしてほしい

    17 votes

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    0 comments  ·  Documents and Artboards  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    製品フィードバックへのご協力ありがとうございます。

    ご報告いただいた問題を確認いたしました。

    情報のアップデートがありましたら、こちらでご報告いたします。

    よろしくお願いいたします。

    Illustrator チーム

  11. 英数字に対する和欧文間のアキの基準が欧文の前後で異なる(バージョン不問)

    例えば、「第1章」という文字列に対して、数字だけを大きくしたとします。
    この際に和欧文間隔は当然適用されるのですが、その(アキの)基準が数字の前後で異なってしまいます。
    添付画像をご覧になれば一目瞭然ですが…数字の前は数字の文字サイズを基準にしており、数字の後は後続の文字が基準になっています。
    普通のアルファベットの場合は、前後とも直前と直後の文字が基準になっているのは画像の右でお判りいただけるでしょう。
    これはずーーーーっと改善されておりませんので、是非ともアルファベット同様な挙動になるように改善をお願いいたします。

    16 votes

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    0 comments  ·  Type, Fonts, Text  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    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。

    ご報告いただきました現象につきまして、再現を確認いたしました。
    今後、調査などを行ってまいります。
    情報アップデートがありましたら、こちらでご報告いたします。

    よろしくお願いいたします。

    Illustrator チーム

  12. Performance issues in pixel preview on 5K retina screen

    When working in pixel preview mode on the retina screen of my iMac, the scrolling and zooming in Illustrator are very laggy. Please do the needful ASAP or we plan to move to "Affinity" because illustrator is unusable for me and its impact our workflow.

    15 votes

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    10 comments  ·  GPU Rendering Issues  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Under Review  ·  Anish Kumar responded

    Hi All,

    Thanks for reporting this issue and sorry for getting back so late. We are able to reproduce this issue at our end and it is currently under review.

    Thanks
    Anish Kumar
    Illustrator Team

  13. Color palette overrides fill colors and color modes in Illustrator 2018

    Hi, I am a design professor and most students in my class experienced a specific problem when we were doing an exercise to learn how to apply the correct color palettes to different logo files. Specifically, we created fictional identity designs as a means to learn how to create a production-ready bundle of files (a logo with versions in b&w, spot color (Pantone), 4-color process, and RGB). Almost 100% of my 18 students had their 4-color process file -- which was filled with CMYK colors upon designing, and should have stayed CMYK -- show up as being filled with RGB…

    12 votes

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  14. SVG Export Missing XML Encoding Tag

    The latest updates to Illustrator (21.0.1) seems to have removed the all-important encoding tag required by browsers to render SVG appropriately when embedding etc. in an html page.

    It exports the svg without this tag at the beginning of the file.
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>

    12 votes

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  15. Numbers disappear in text box when creating outlined text

    On illustrator CC 2020 updated windows 10
    creating a text box with text and numbers.
    Aligning paragraph direction in right to left (middle eastern text alignment)
    Right click on text box
    Create outlines
    The numbers will disappear
    In the attached file there is a live text and an outlined one when the numbers disappeared

    11 votes

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  16. Can't move paragraph indent markers back to 0 in tab panel

    Illustrator CC 2018
    Windows 10

    When I try to move the top or bottom indent markers back to zero, it snaps back to its original place.
    If I type 0 in the X: box, it doesn't work.
    If I set it to 1, cliclk in the X: box and press the down arrow on my keyboard, it doens't work.

    The only way to set it back is via the Paragraph panel.

    11 votes

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    9 comments  ·  Type, Fonts, Text  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Under Review  ·  Anish Kumar responded

    Hi,

    Thanks for reporting this bug Illustrator Team really appreciate this.
    We are able to reproduce this issue in house and we are investigating it .

  17. Eyedropper pick wrong CMYK colors from image's RGB preview in CMYK document

    I know that AI's eydropper pick color not directly form raster image, but from it's preview, but I think it's terribly wrong, when you pick a color from a CMYK image placed inside CMYK document and get mutated color.
    For example, I have photo blended into single colored background and I don't remember which one exactly. I pick this color with eyedropper inside AI to match image edge with vector background and it almost looks OK, but when it's printed, the mismatch is quite visible.
    Other people, whose designs I dissect quite often, seem to forget or more likely don't…

    11 votes

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  18. Art Brushes offset in Large Canvas documents

    Reproducible in Illustrator 25.0.1 and 24.3, Windows 10.

    In Large Canvas documents, art brushes appear offset from the path they are applied to. The effect is more pronounced with larger stroke sizes and larger brush objects.

    1. Create a large canvas document (an artboard with at least one dimension larger than 16383 points)
    2. Create an art brush, or use one from a library.
    3. Draw a path and apply the art brush.
    4. The art brush is offset from the path by an amount that increases as stroke size is increased.

    Expected result: in normal (sub-16383 pt) documents, the art brush is centred…

    10 votes

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  19. Line tool is immune to the Constrain Angle

    When you set up Constraint Angle to 30 or whatever is different form 0 or 90, pick up Line tool and hold Shift, it still snaps to 0, 45, 90, 135... instead of 30, 75, 120, 165...

    10 votes

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  20. Smart Guides no longer work.

    Smart Guides no longer work in Illustrator

    10 votes

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    Under Review  ·  Anish Kumar responded

    Hi All,

    We are able to reproduce this issue at our end and it is currently under review.

    Thanks
    Anish

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