Freeform gradient error with fill swatch on deselection
Windows 10 Pro 1909 on Illustrator 25.0.1
Deselecting an object with a Freeform gradient applied causes the fill swatch to show a question mark. If an object is then drawn with that question mark in the fill, Illustrator reports the following error:
"Can't finish previewing. Could not complete the requested operation."
Here are the steps to recreate:
- Draw rectangle with a fill but no stroke applied
- Fill with any 4 point freeform gradient
- Click away from rectangle
- Observe the fill swatch now has a question mark
- Draw another rectangle
- Error message appears.
Incidentally. the appearance panel shows nothing applied to the fill and stroke when you click away from the rectangle, however a grey box 'style' is visible alongside the words No Selection - the grey effect appears visible once the file is saved and the ai file is previewed via Windows Explorer (see attached)
As soon as you apply a stroke to the rectangle, this behaviour is no longer observed.