Duplicate Graphic Styles
Multipage document. Many objects with a specific style, rectangle, 20% gray fill, no line. All assigned graphic style, eg, Box Style. I want to move these objects to a new artboard, so it's select, Copy, Paste In Place, Move specific distance (because I've laid out my art boards precisely). Problem is that I then get Box Style 1, or Box Style 2, and so on.
If I option drag this does not happen. This makes NO SENSE.
Styles are styles. Why would Illustrator be duplicating styles. Makes NO SENSE. Option drag is NOT an efficient way for my workflow. Maybe if I was a one-off illustrator, but I'm not, I'm a designer with multiple page document options, a variation on maps.
Need Illustrator to stop duplicating styles.
This issue has persisted for at least a year and it is unnerving users. Styles are something so elementary that it makes me wonder what Adobe's attitude is towards fixing this bug.
eduardo asta commented
It happens with me all times
This also happens when you are moving objects with a style to a document that already have same exact styles in then.
Nils M. Barner commented
same here no matter if on Mac or Win - issue is file related only
tested with 2020, 2021 offical release and even PR v25.4
does not duplicate if option dragged
does not appear when object has been unlinked to graphic style and new graphic style has been created and applied to same object
does not spread if objects with such graphic styles are copied to other files
check yourself using the following examples:
It also happens when you option-drag!
I have the same problem. It is quite serious because I am working on a file with over 1000 icons and each icon exists for dark mode and for light mode. To tweak icons as the application gets developed on, I need to make fine adjustments to colours so the icons look good on the given backgrounds. With styles getting duplicated as objects get duplicated (usually not by copy/paste but by option-drag on Mac), I lose track of applied styles.
macOS Big Sur 11.2.1
Under certain conditions, copy-pasting objects will duplicate the graphic style.
(CMYK documents, styles with no fill)
To replicate the issue:
Create a new CMYK document.
Create an object.
Starting with the Default style, assign the Fill to None, then create a new graphic style.
Assign this style to the object.
Save the document and close it (no need to close Illustrator).
Open the document again.
Copy the object then paste it with any pasting command. A duplicate of that style will appear in the Styles panel. Pasting on All Artboards will create as many copies as there are artboards in the document. Alt-dragging works fine.
This is not a new bug, it’s been there for as long as I can remember.
eduardo asta commented
I have experienced the same issue: I have some graphic styles applied to some objects. Any time I duplicate these objects, I get my graphic styles also duplicated.
It's annoying and a performance killer.
Oleg Krasnov commented
It is very annoying.