Moving objects - error message "can't move the object"
I'm working with vectors and type. Since the update to CC2018, at random moments and in multiple files, I'll select a vector object and select some text, then try to move them, and I'll receive the error message "Can't move the objects. The requested transformation would make some objects too large". The problem is going to force me to revert back to the 2017 version of Illustrator - please make sure this is fixed ASAP. See attached screen grab.
We have tried to fix the issue in the current release. Please update Illustrator using Adobe Creative Cloud application to the latest build for version Illustrator CC 22.1.
Please refer to our knowledge base FAQ – https://illustrator.uservoice.com/knowledgebase/articles/1844590 if you face difficulty in the update.
Ashutosh Chaturvedi | Sr. Quality Engineering Manager – Illustrator
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PS: We are only referring to the issue that got introduced in CC 2018. As I can see there were few workflows that were existing even in older releases. Please log a separate request for it so that we all can track it better
We should be able to paste anything, anywhere, anytime without illustrator popping up some dumb message about elements being outside the pasteboard, or my fave "The Requested Transformation Would Make Some Objects Too Large" WTF? If I want to make it larger, I should be able to. When large elements need to be placed, it shouldn't be any problem. I have a > 200" image I need to cut into four parts to place on press sheets, and I shouldn't have to go into Photoshop & chop it up just because Illustrator can't handle it.
Colin Bright commented
I've had this one on previous versions. Figured out that it was the result of erasing a guide with the direct selection tool, which leaves the invisible "end point" in the document. If that guide was part of a group it can cause problems. Try clearing the guides.
Christopher T. Calhoun commented
Duplicating object, guide (via ALT+click & drag) prompts error dialogue "Can't move the objects. The requested transformation would make some objects too large." In the image, I was attempting to duplicate a selection of two horizontal guides and a group of objects by selecting the aforementioned ALT+click+shift and drag. Doing such prompts the error dialogue. If I attempt the same routine with only 1 guide selected, it works. The group and 1 guide works. 2 guides and the group doesn't work.