Bug in entering number values in transform panel
Version: CC 22 (and has happened in previous versions)
OS: Windows 10
There is a small bug that happens often when using the transform panel. I use it a lot to move and size objects with precision. Many times, I will want to move an object with the X and Y values. I will type a number, press enter and a completely different number value will automatically appear in the box and move it to that value. For example, I want to move an object to 4.25" in the Y axis and after I press enter, a value of 36.0833" appears and moves it to that value. It can happen up to three times before the number I want finally sticks. It is a minor inconvenience but would be great if this got fixed.
It is now obvious the issue was not fixed fully. The developers are aware of it now. Let’s hope it will be fixed soon enough.
If you have a solid order of steps which reproduce this behavior, share them in comments, because only some machines are affected. Please help the team to isolate it.
It is not solved, this is so basic to work & they cannot fix it.
I am agree with the dude below, is completely unacceptable, how can they not fix this? People is complaining since 3 years !!
I'm planning to cancel my susbscription, I'm going to change to Sketch, they are not trashy like illustrator.
This has not been fixed. Please, please fix this!!
Madeline Folz commented
this hasn't been fixed at all
Not really- I still have the problem and I'm using 23.1.1. To not mention the rest of the bugs that show up, like freezing various functions like changing the language etc. after 5 min of use of the programme- forcing you to close everything and restart the whole programme to be able to work properly again..
Why would you release and ask people to pay for a product that contains bugs and hence it's dysfunctional?
I honestly expected more from a company like Adobe!
glad to know it's not just me that uses the x/y all the time. my issue is similar but usually it displays on the x/y values correctly, but the dimensions will be off by .0001. So if something is 4.246" and I move an element of it .004, it shows up as 4.2499 or 4.2501. It's almost as if the display values are rounded from the actual values (similar to how artboard values round to 2 decimals on the display, but the actual size is accurate). if that makes sense at all. Frustrating because it continues to throw of dimensions and glitch further unless you undo and try again with different reference points etc. Same weirdness happens for W/H values when scaling - when entering values and when using the arrows to adjust as well. Adjust the width and the height scales .0001 more or less than it should, and vice versa. These errors happen in conjunction and independently of each other - and can start to compound, taking you even farther away from the accurate value. Even weirder is sometimes just changing the reference point and repeating the same actions = accurate results. Seriously obnoxious and has happened to me for at least two years on every update.
please, please adobe, fix this!
Fixed problem by setting priority to stronger graphic card when running Illustrator.
I experience this also. While it is mostly just annoying, if making a minor but critical change it is easily missed.
I am also having this issue, I would love to know how to fix it, or for the next update to correct this!
Adobe are you looking into this problem? It has been an issue for me for months.
This is a problem related to the Scale Strokes & Effects feature. Try to unchecked the box and see if it works.
This is an age old bug. It has been in nearly every version of illistrator. LAZY CODING.
Don't think they want or know how to fix.
The only fix is to go slower.
Ai Maro commented
The value of “W” is reflected but the value of “H” is not reflected. In some cases, it is executed with a value different from the input value.
In addition to not reflecting the numerical values, different values may be input, so it is very troubling.
This problem also occurred in Ver. 22.0.1, and has been reproduced by several users in the J-Product forum.
(Translated to Japanese)
Megan Pawlak commented
I have a similar issue. Even with the constrain proportions link is active, it changes the size to whatever it wants and even changes the proportions! I've tried it without the link active and it changes it perfectly. It's only when trying to scale proportionately that it doesn't want to change the numbers to EXACTLY what I input!
I have the same problem, I typed into the transform window some values to adjust a shape, and now my app is unresponsive! I'm just about to loose all my morning's work from this COMPLETELY UNACCEPTABLE BUG!!
Win 7 CC23.0.1
I have just noticed this in Move Panel.
No matter what I type, it changes what I type after I tab or click another entry field.
This seems odd. What am I doing wrong here. I don't recall this, or remember any reason why I can't specify a value. What is the point of me entering a value if the app choose it for me?
I believe Transform Each works as expected, so I will use that. Very odd behavior that makes me wonder what else is off though. Which in turn, means I have to slow down and be more careful.
I have a solution for the above problem in transforming object. I found that Illustrator enabled "align to pixel grid". It altered my object position a bit to "fit" to the pixel grid. The solution is : Disable "Align to Pixel Gird" function by:
1) Transform panel >> disable "Align New Objects to Pixel Grid" in the "options" list.
2) For any existing objects, select them and UNCLICK the check box of "Align to Pixel Grid" in the "Transform panel".
Ron Cybulskie commented
This has been driving me crazy for years! Same thing happens in the Color panel. There is a processing lag that occurs if you input a value and then tab to the next field too quickly—Illustrator gets confused and botches the second input.
Yep, still not fixed with the latest release (IllustratorCC 2019). A major issue and flaw of the software that needs addressing as soon as possible. Can't believe this wasn't fixed! Come on Adobe!
FE grafikus commented
I have this problem too. I hope its fixed the last major update, but NOOOO! Very annoying!