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  1. High Sierra (macOS 10.13) GPU rendering issues with RGB document - Intel Graphics

    Illustrator 21.1.0 has issues with GPU rendering in the latest High Sierra public betas:

    Paths will appear jagged and generally do not display correctly.

    Altering the zoom level affects these artefacts.

    Switching off GPU rendering altogether fixes the issue but this way, performance is obviously affected.

    Additional Note: Works correctly in CMYK document.

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  2. AI displays the START SCREEN on opening the file and the document view do not switches (refreshes) the file content.

    v 22.1

    When trying to open an existing file while Illustrator is closed, the software will lag and then hang on the opening screen. The file appears to be opened in the background, but there's no way to access or see it. The opening screen will give options to open additional files or create a new one (as usual) but when trying to do either, nothing will open and no New File Options menu will appear.

    Everything will work normally only if I open Illustrator first and then the file.

    This happens will every file I've tried, so this isn't…

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    Thank you all for reporting this issue and providing us your valuable feedback.

    What we have found out so far is that this issue can happen in multiple workflows. For clear tracking, validation and closure. We will closing this thread for given below two scenarios which we believe are fixed now:

    1)Double click any Ai file to launch Illustrator
    2)Placing files in Illustrator via Bridge.

    For two other scenarios that we know of that can cause this, we have created a separate thread :https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/601447-illustrator-bugs/suggestions/39220189-ai-displays-the-start-screen-on-opening-the-file-a .If you are encountering the below mentioned issues with latest Version (24.0.1 on Mac and Win), then please vote on newly provided User voice thread and provide Test File via File→Package, Video and steps via dropping email at sharewithai@adobe.com along with this thread link so that we can identify and fix the root cause.

    1. On opening a file in Illustrator the START SCREEN do…

  3. White flickering screen: Illustrator 2019 gltches out video card in Macs with AMD Radeon R9 M390 2 GB graphics card...

    it's an Apple & Adobe conflict with each other regarding the AMD graphic card driver(s) + Mojave OS 10.14. Rolling back to Illustrator 2018 doesn't fix it. I first thought it was a physical hardware problem (dying graphics card) until we experienced the problem on multiple Macs in the same way.

    This issue didn't exist prior to updating to Mojave, however, I think Mojave and Adobe were fine together until updating to Adobe CC's 2019 products which had the initial conflict and, in turn, created the same conflict for the prior Adobe CC versions + Mojave.

    I 100% believe there…

    83 votes

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  5. Escape Key and Arrows Not Working With Illustrator 2019

    Several keys are not working as intended. The arrow keys do not work at all. The escape key also does not work in certain situations. When creating text, the escape key no longer works to exit out of editing the text.

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  6. Can't Save as on your computer

    I use illustrator 26.1 and Monterey 12.3 on MacBook Pro with M1 chip .
    I can't Save as on my computer . The Window is freeze except the format box and the "save on cloud document" button.

    Please help I can't do my job and save as pdf formats for print .

    Thank you.

    28 votes

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  7. Saving always creates a .tmp file, can't see preview of the file and cannot import AI file to After Effects

    as title says, my Illustrator 2020 (24.0.1) always creates a .tmp file whenever i save. I cant see a preview of the file when viewed on Finder. Lastly, I can't import the files i created using AI 2020 to After Effects - it only shows a blank artboard.

    Files are saved with Create PDF compatible File ticked.

    I have also tried resetting the Adobe PDF joboption settings.

    So right now I have 2 AI's installed just so i can continue working with my files.

    macOS High Sierra
    version 10.13.6

    21 votes

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    Ratchakrit Klongpayabal posted the below solution to fix this issue.


    How to stop .tmp$$$ when export .png File from Avast Anti-virus

    The cause of this annoying problem came from the ransomware shield function from Avast. This is an easy method to solve this problem.

    1. Go to Avast Antivirus user interface.
    2. Select the protection tab.
    3. Select ransomware shied.
    4. Protected folder by Avast Ransomware shield will appear.
    5. Click the checkbox of the protected file location that you choose to export which shown for protection.(C:\USER\...\Pictures etc.)
    6. When you select, the message of the selected folder and "Stop Protection" button will appear.
    7. Click stop protection.

    after this procedure, you can export .png file or else and preview it as you please. Please try...

  8. Illustrator makes mouse curser go slow (not a lagging issue)

    Lets start by saying that Illustrator isn't lagging, It's just the mouse curser that goes slow when on the canvas.

    I use an extra monitor connected to my Macbook macOS Sierra pro 10.12.4 (16E195)

    I have noticed this a few times when using illustrator. It does not happen to any other program, Photoshop, sketch, Chrome etc.

    This might be worth investigating as it is slightly irritating

    Illustrator version 22.0.0

    Cheers

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  9. Importing CAD DXF files: Unknown Format and Cannot Be Opened

    I am using Illustrator 2020 on a Windows 10 computer.
    We import CAD files in DXF format to create AI files for our graphics department to use. We are successful when importing ACAD2000 DXF files, but have problems with more recent versions. Elements drop off when importing ACAD2004, 2007, 2010 DXF files. When trying to import ACAD2013 and 2018 CAD files I get the message "Unknown Format and Cannot Be Opened".

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    I am happy to share that we have fixed this bug in our latest release – 26.x which is available worldwide now.

    Going forward, our goal is to fix as many top User-Voice bugs as possible and as frequently as possible. Given the nature of the fixes, some of the bugs will take a longer time to fix, but we are on it.

    You can update to the latest release using Creative Cloud desktop App: https://helpx.adobe.com/in/creative-cloud/help/creative-cloud-updates.html

    Thank you for all the feedback. Keep it coming!

  10. Poor quality images from Export for Screens

    Mac OS 10.13.5, Illustrator 22.1

    Images from artboards containing embedded raster files output using Export for Screens are of decidedly lower quality than those output from Save for Web. Please see the attached image for a side-by-side comparison. Save for Web is on the left, Explort for Screens on the right. Top images are actual size, bottom enlarged for emphasis. Notice the jaggies in the raster images.

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  11. Can't Print Illustration

    Illustrator refuses to print even small 8.5 x 11 files to our desktop printer. This is an essential part of this program and severely impacts my ability to design and create production files when I cannot print out a simple proof without exporting it to a PDF before Printing.

    19 votes

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    Hi,
    We worked with Microsoft on the issue. here is the update. Thank you few of you who helped us in isolating this issue. If your issue still does not get resolved with the updates as below please reach out to us on sharewithai@adobe.com

    Summary of Issue:

    Workaround:

    • Uninstall and reinstall the HP print drivers. Download the latest driver from HP website or contact your system administrator.

    Microsoft Support Ticket No.: 119070821001723
    Adobe Internal Tracking ID: AI-4215933

    Warm Regards,
    Ashutosh Chaturvedi | Sr. Quality Engineering Manager – Illustrator
    Adobe. Make It an Experience.

  12. Certain line gets invisible with GPU preview on

    Certain line vanishes when GPU preview is turned on.
    Win 7x64 Nvidia Quadro K620.
    Attaching both animation and file.

    14 votes

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  13. Problems with scripts and BridgeTalk using Illustrator 25.3.1 on M1 Mac

    I have a handful of scripts that have stopped working after switching from an Intel Mac mini to an M1 Mac mini. The scripts will run as expected if I use the Intel version of Illustrator on the M1 Mac mini, but they return this error when run using the M1 version of Illustrator on the same machine "TARGET COULD NOT BE LAUNCHED(59)". The current culprit seems to be BridgeTalk. Any help would be appreciated, thx!

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  14. Selection tool not working with Text

    Intermittently, the selection tool isn't working with my text. For area type, the bounding box will disappear (and "show bounding box" is enabled). When it re-appears, often there is a lag between when I move the text and when the bounding box follows it. If there is no lag, it is not uncommon for the bounding box not to move at all.

    OR my selection tool will (on area type) act only like a direct selection tool. And the transformation controls on each side of a rectangle of the type box will disappear. All I can do is use the…

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    Hi All,

    Thanks for reporting this issue.
    We are getting response from users that they are facing this issue no more on Latest Illustrator released version .Hence marking this issue as resolved.

    In case you are still encountering this issue.
    Kindly provide some video and Test file(Via File→Package) with some steps with which you are facing issue and share with us in a zip file at sharewithai@adobe.com .Please mention the title of this issue as the subject of the mail.

    Regards,
    Ankit Goyal
    Illustrator Team

  15. Type Tool is very slow - Adobe Illustrator CC 2019

    I recently update Adobe Illustrator CC to the latest version (CC 2019) and the type tool is painfully slow. Every time I try to use it, I get 15-20 seconds of the pinwheel before the cursor shows up. Once the tool is finally activated, everything takes a prolonged amount of time (5-10 seconds to type a letter, etc.) Thanks for any help.

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  16. Action using "save as" location not keep settings after restart of Illustrator

    I created action that use the "save as" to defined location, when closing and restarting Illustrator the action doesn't save location of "save as" action.

    Windows 10 pro ver. 1803

    Illustrator ver. 23.0.1

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  17. LAUNCH ERROR ISSUE - Google Drive File Stream

    Drive File Stream interfere with Adobe Illustrator CC 2018 on Windows 7 SP1 x64 bit.

    After installing Google Drive File Stream I get lunch error during Adobe Illustrator CC 2018 (icui18n.dll) and program runs with limited functionality.

    When uninstalling the google drive file stream everything works just fine.

    I shared the same issue with the drive file stream, so i just hope that it will not end up pointing fault one on another. Both applications are important to workflow.

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    Here is some good news. We users who have confirmed that the issue is resolved when you install the latest version of Google File Stream.
    Please update to Google Drive File Stream 26.1.37.2022 or later

    Thank you Martin for validating the fix.

  18. Syncing font from Typekit never works

    When opening a file that I have used Typekit fonts in, the missing fonts dialog box tells me they are missing, but are available to sync from Typekit.
    I have tried the following to restore my fonts

    1. Press "Sync" from the missing font dialog box inside illustrator. (this does nothing. it loads forever and never updates my fonts)
    2. Open typekit in browser, unsync and re-sync all fonts.
    3. Close file. Open typekit in browser, unsync and re-sync all fonts. Re-open file.
    4. Quit Illustrator. Open typekit in browser, unsync and re-sync all fonts. Launch Illustrator. Open file.

    NOTHING works.

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    Thank you all of you who had contacted us. Here is the solution

    Kindly try the troubleshooting Steps mentioned on Link: https://helpx.adobe.com/typekit/kb/troubleshoot-font-syncing.html .
    If above mentioned link does not resolve your problem Kindly collect the logs as mentioned in the e link and 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.

    NOTE: For Myraid pro refer to the link: https://forums.adobe.com/thread/1638311

  19. Cursor jumps while editing Font Family name

    When I try to change font name from HeliosCondBlackC to HeliosBlackC (both are installed), erasing part of the name, CC2018 moves cursor to the end (while CC2017 does not)
    I also have 'Entire Font name' option chosen (and never change it), but cursor still jumps to the end.

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    I am happy to share that we have fixed this bug in our release – 23.1 which is available worldwide now.

    Going forward, our goal is to fix as many top User-Voice bugs as possible and as frequently as possible. Given the nature of the fixes, some of the bugs will take a longer time to fix, but we are on it.

    You can update to the latest release using Creative Cloud desktop App: https://helpx.adobe.com/in/creative-cloud/help/creative-cloud-updates.html

    Thank you for all the feedback. Keep it coming!

  20. New Document dialog window always coming up blank now

    It was working at first, but now when I try to create a new document I just get a completely blank dialog box. When I mouse over areas of the box, the pointer turns from arrow to text input cursor or clicky-finger depending where in the window I am, which implied that everything is there, but not visible. To confirm this, I clicked on where I knew my favourite preset to be and hit return, and it created the right kind of new document.

    So the dialog comes up, but doesn't display anything even though it's all there to interact…

    12 votes

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