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Illustrator (Desktop) Bugs

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  1. Save/Save As doesn't work in Action

    1. Make a new document
    2. Record a new Action for Save (CMD+S) and Save As (Shift+CMD+S), stop Action
    3. Do something in the document - Draw the rectangle for example
    4. Play Save/Save As Action
    5. Close the document (Attention!!! No warning about Save Changes!!!)
    6. Open the document

    Result: Opened document doesn't contain the rectangle.
    That means nothing happened with this document while Play Actions

    Illustrator ver. 24.0.2
    It is the critical issue and my suggestion to downgrade Illustrator to 24.0.1, if you use "Save/Save as" and "Close" commands in Actions in your work

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    Hi

    Apologies for the inconvenience caused to you due to this issue.
    We are unable to reproduce this issue at our end.

    Please help by providing the below information:
    1) Is it reproducible on the latest illustrator version 25.4.1?
    2) Kindly share some video, Action recorded script (.aia), the Test file(Via File→Package) & some steps with which you are facing the issue and share with us at
    ShareWithAI@adobe.com in a Zip file.

    Please mention the title of this issue as the subject of the mail.

    Thanks and Regards
    Rohit Jain
    Illustrator Team

  2. SVG Stroke Widths are not scaled according to viewBox

    MacOS Mojave 10.14.6
    Illustrator CC 2019

    1. rename the attached .txt file to .svg and import the SVG file into Illustrator.

    expected: it should display two horizontal lines
    actual: it appears as a rectangle because the lines are touching

    here are two lines, 200px apart, with 100px stroke width in a 500x500 SVG with a viewbox of 1000x1000. since the viewbox is twice the size of the SVG document, the stroke width should be scaled down to 50px and the lines should not overlap.

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  3. Clicking on File > File Info... does nothing and sometimes locks up

    When opening a file or creating a new file, nothing happens when I click on File > File Info...

    The menu bar disappears and all menu options are grayed out. I can sometimes hit escape and it clears the condition, but I'm unable to open the File Info dialog. Other times, it completely locks up and I have to Force Quit.

    On version Illustrator 22.0.1
    Running Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.3 (17D102)
    MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015)

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    I am happy to share that we have fixed this bug in our latest release – 23.0.6 which is available worldwide now.

    Going forward, our goal is to fix as many top User-Voice bugs as possible and as frequently as possible. Given the nature of the fixes, some of the bugs will take a longer time to fix, but we are on it.

    You can update to the latest release using Creative Cloud desktop App: https://helpx.adobe.com/in/creative-cloud/help/creative-cloud-updates.html

    Thank you for all the feedback. Keep it coming!

  4. Save for Displays: SVG export is extremly slow on Windows

    I do have a file with around 100 artboards with simple icons that need to be exported to SVG.

    This process is extremly slow on Windows on a decent machine. Every SVG takes about 3sec to save. CPU usage shown AI is running only on Core #2. The same file exports in seconds on my 8 years old Mac.

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  5. Saving a file should not highlight the extension

    When saving (copy, exporting, etc), the save box highlights the extension. This should not happen. Soon as you choose a different format, the extension is no longer highlighted (which is good and how it should be). The extension should not be highlighted. This Illustrator bug happened after the Mac Catalina update.

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  6. Data merge with variables shared by multiple objects should not create errors

    Assigning multiple objects to the same variable would be particularly useful for language translations, in which the same value should appear in different objects of the same document.

    While the UI allows to link several objects to the same variable, Illustrator behaves badly in these cases:

    1. When a new dataset is created, Illustrator will assign different values to the same variable and where the value shows up is unpredictable.

    2. The exported variable library is invalid and cannot be imported again.

    3. If a CSV is imported into such a document, the import fails with an unknown error, while the CSV import…

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  7. Unembed for Black and White Bitmap

    Adobe Illustrator 22.1
    macOS High Sierra 10.13.3

    The Unembed button is grayed out for Black & White Bitmap images. The workaround is to Rasterize as Grayscale but this is leading to unexpected results. Parts of my images are disappearing, please fix the bug and add this feature.

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  8. PNG Not exported with Black Background

    Export Element > PNG > Background Color Black not working

    Illustrator Version: CC2018, 22.0.1 (64-bit)
    OS: Windows 10
    Language: German

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    I am happy to share that we have fixed this bug in our latest release – 23.0.6 which is available worldwide now.

    Going forward, our goal is to fix as many top User-Voice bugs as possible and as frequently as possible. Given the nature of the fixes, some of the bugs will take a longer time to fix, but we are on it.

    You can update to the latest release using Creative Cloud desktop App: https://helpx.adobe.com/in/creative-cloud/help/creative-cloud-updates.html

    Thank you for all the feedback. Keep it coming!

  9. SVG files scaling issue

    At the opening, AI does not take in consideration a transform define in a <use /> in a SVG file and all elements defined in this section have wriong scale (see displayingissue.png). This is not obsevable in any web browser and competitor tool. In attachement, inital SVG file and the file modified (*_AI.svg) to get correct displaying in AI.

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    I am happy to share that we have fixed this bug in our latest release – 23.0.6 which is available worldwide now.

    Going forward, our goal is to fix as many top User-Voice bugs as possible and as frequently as possible. Given the nature of the fixes, some of the bugs will take a longer time to fix, but we are on it.

    You can update to the latest release using Creative Cloud desktop App: https://helpx.adobe.com/in/creative-cloud/help/creative-cloud-updates.html

    Thank you for all the feedback. Keep it coming!

  10. Please fix export SVG, Adobe illustrator, AI ruins vector graphics

    I used AI to create vector graphics for a game for around 3 months, until now, I moved to Affinity designer until AI fix their SVG export

    In AI a problem was always present:
    The SVG export.

    Adobe Illustrator ruins SVG graphic files:
    - Gaps between shapes
    - Gradient color unwanted alterations
    - Layers might overlay incorrectly
    - Wrong transparency percentage
    (All the above only after exporting in SVG format)
    (I only work using vector graphics, so the issues are all for vector graphics)


    Please, fix vector graphic exporting in SVG format
    _

    1. Windows 10 home / Adobe Illustrator CC
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  11. Illustrator CC 2018 in macOS High Sierra Save 'Adobe PDF' presets/.joboptions scrambled, unsorted, mixed up

    Since the Illustrator CC got updated to 2018 in macOS High Sierra, whenever saving as Adobe PDF, the PDF print settings/job options got all scrambled/mixed up in the 'Save Adobe PDF' dialog.

    These should be sorted alphabetically, but as you can see they're all mixed up. A couple of colleagues are also experiencing this. Is there any way to workaround/fix this issue? See related thread from InDesign - could a startup JSX fix this issue?

    See my original post on the Illustrator users forum: https://forums.adobe.com/message/10419940#

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    I am happy to share that we have fixed this bug in our latest release – 23.0.6 which is available worldwide now.

    Going forward, our goal is to fix as many top User-Voice bugs as possible and as frequently as possible. Given the nature of the fixes, some of the bugs will take a longer time to fix, but we are on it.

    You can update to the latest release using Creative Cloud desktop App: https://helpx.adobe.com/in/creative-cloud/help/creative-cloud-updates.html

    Thank you for all the feedback. Keep it coming!

  12. SVG export for screens not working properly.

    Windows 11 22000.556 / Illustrator 26.1

    Hi there,

    The SVG file exported through "Export for screens" is corrupted when opened with any web browser, Illustrator or Photoshop.

    I managed to export it properly by installing an older version of Illustrator (26.0.3). Previously I tried uninstalling and installing version 26.1, restarting the computer, etc and it didn't work.

    Best,
    Alex

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  13. Empty error message

    I keep getting an empty error message modal, with no way to close it or exit out of it. It keeps happening when I want to save an .ai file

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  14. Copy/paste vector: Illustrator → Figma/Inkscape gives inconsistent results

    SInce 25.3, some shapes are distorted when copied from AI to Figma, Inkscape or any other software, as you can see in the attached image.

    It's not systematic. I attached a document to reproduce the issue.
    Note that it's not fixed by the last prerelease.

    I attached an example.

    Mac OS Catlina
    AI 25.3.1

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  15. Exporting assets as SVG with asset export tool is buggy

    Asset export in illustrator is a very convenient tool, the only problem I found is when exporting my drawings to SVGs they get distorted, but when I take my objects one by one to a single document and fit them in an artboard and save the document as SVG the problem resolves (a big process), essentially because SVG saving settings for saving a document isn't the same when for exporting with asset export, I believe it isn't a big problem to solve and I hope for it to get fixed soon, I can reply with images to assist my point.

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  16. Pdf Import options

    if I choose a page in the graphical window I want to open that page not the first one

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  17. SAVE AS PDF NOT WORKING

    Installed Adobe Illustrator 2020 recently and all was working OK for about a week. Now, suddenly, am no longer able to save files as pdfs. When I try, it gives me an error; the file shows no thumbnail and says it's "missing all pdf content".

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  18. illustrator save as PDF bug - v24.0

    i have a problem with the new version of illustrator 2020 (v24):

    if i save a file as PDF i am not able to open it or preview it
    - see the test.pdf how all pdf files saved under illustrator v24 looks for me...

    System: iMac Pro 2017 - Mojave 10.14.6

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    I am happy to share that we have fixed this bug in our latest release – 24.1.2 which is available worldwide now.

    Going forward, our goal is to fix as many top User-Voice bugs as possible and as frequently as possible. Given the nature of the fixes, some of the bugs will take a longer time to fix, but we are on it.

    You can update to the latest release using Creative Cloud desktop App: https://helpx.adobe.com/in/creative-cloud/help/creative-cloud-updates.html

    Thank you for all the feedback. Keep it coming!

  19. TIFF形式で書き出す時に日本語でファイル名をつけるとTIFFファイルのレイヤー名が文字化けする

    Illustrator ver25.3.1 ja_JP/Macintosh
    macOS10.15.6

    再現手順
    1.アートボード上にアートワークを用意する。
    2.ファイルメニュより「書き出し>書き出し形式」を選択しオプションのTIFFファイルを選択する。
    3.書き出されたTIFFファイルをPhotoshopで開くとレイヤー名が文字化けしている。

    結果
    TIFFファイルのレイヤー名が文字化けしている。

    期待する結果
    TIFFファイルのレイヤー名がver.25.2.3での結果のように正常に出力される。

    これは大勢に影響のない問題ですが、一連のUnicodeテキストの取り扱いに関する不具合だと考えられます。
    書き出されたTIFFファイルのイメージリソースブロック中の8BIMシグネチャ(TIFFファイルはリトルエンディアンですからファイル内のバイト順序は逆転してMIB8で保持されています)の関連する識別子が2つあります。このうちnormがシフトJISコードでビッグエンディアンにて記述されます。もうひとつのluniはUnicodeでリトルエンディアンで記述されるのが本来の状態です。このluniの方が文字化けを起こす要因です。しかし、どの様な変換エラーなのかまでは把握できませんでした。以下は不具合が生じている部分の抜粋です。いずれもファイル名は「テスト-1.tif」としています。

    ver.25.2.3による出力
    C630 B930 C830 2D00 3100

    ver.25.3.1での出力
    C900 6500 C900 5800 C900 6700 2D00 3100

    ※各文字コードはリトルエンディアンですからUnicodeLTとなります。
    ※最新版のPhotoshopはmormの方を正しく出力出来ないバグが存在します。

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    製品フィードバックへのご協力ありがとうございます。

    ご報告いただいた「日本語ファイル名で書き出した TIFF ファイルのレイヤー名が文字化け」問題を修正した、Illustrator 2021(ver.25.4.1)を一般リリースいたしました。

    Creative Cloud デスクトップアプリケーションから、製品版のアップデートが可能となっておりますので、動作をお確かめください。

    もし、修正されていないような場合は、コメントをお願いいたします。

    今後ともよろしくお願いいたします。

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  20. Can't open my most recent aic file

    Using windows 10. I created the file on v25.0 of illustrator and yesterday updated to v25.01 and the file continued to work fine and my work was saved.

    Today I am unable to open that one file from my cloud documents. On the illustrator home page if I click on the file preview nothing happens, whereas with every other document clicking on the preview opens the document. I have tried opening it from my cloud storage webpage but it just opens the home page of the desktop app. It also says there's an error when I try to download the…

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