Eyedropper random wrong results
Attempting to pick up paragraph and character values of text with eyedropper. Test is built in a new document from a blank template, components pasted from a working file.
Expected result: that selected text will end up with same values (font, color, size, lead, letterspacing) as sample
Actual result: as far as I can see, completely random results. Sometimes the letterspacing is changed to a value neither the source nor the destination is set to. Sometimes nothing happens. In this video, the font color changes to a color that is not used in the document.
I have had issues like this with Illustrator for years, but in recent updates this behavior had disappeared, and I had hoped the bugs had been fixed. Alas
Can reproduce with the .ai file attached.
1. Select the only text object in the file
2. Pick Eyedropper tool
3. You don't have to change any settings of it, you can leave both Appearance options unchecked
4. Click the text object with the Eyedropper tool
The text become orange, the tracking gets changed.
The text has a basic appearance, so I have no clue where does it come from.