Editing Pattern Swatch + Saving = Crash (unsaved, unrecovered)
After creating a new pattern swatch with about a dozen objects, I double click the swatch to change the pattern settings. Either of the following scenarios cause Illustrator to crash EVERY TIME, using ANY of the last 3 versions of Illustrator:
— hitting command+s to exit pattern editor while saving
— double clicking to exit, and then hitting command+s at any point afterwards
TLDR; hitting command+s anytime AFTER editing a pattern swatch is crashing Illustrator
I've replicated this issue about 2 dozen times now across all 3 most recent builds of Illustrator available through CC.
I haven't yet tried saving through the menu, so I don't know if it's isolated to just the keyboard shortcut.
I have found one annoying work-around: copy the objects I want to build the pattern from, past them into a new, blank document, create pattern swatch, edit swatch, apply to shape, copy shape, paste back into original document. If I perform those steps, I can save without crashing Illustrator. Obviously not an ideal scenario as you want to edit your patterns in proximity to the art you are applying them to.
Currently having this issue on Illustrator 25.3.1
I created a pattern fine but once I started editing the pattern I could no longer save. Whenever I try to save, I get the beach ball, the application stalls, and I have to force quit with no recovered file.
I am also having these problems. Love to see a fix ASAP. Thanks!
Margaret Trauth commented
I've been having this problem too. Just spent a half hour swearing at it today.
I find that SOMETIMES it will save. Sometimes. If I just move stuff around it will usually save, for instance; ungrouping stuff that was grouped when I made the pattern will result in crash-on-save, so will changing the name.
Saving from the menu instead of the shortcut does not make any difference.
Doing file>save as... instead of file>save will also result in an instant crash, with nothing changing in the filesystem.
I've attached a file that's nothing but a pattern that's ready to crash, with some text in the document on how to quickly reproduce this.