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  1. 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!

  2. 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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  3. This file has been modified outside of Illustrator

    Just like the title says. This is a really annoying problem. It happens every time when I save to Onedrive or when I use Illustrator files from the Google Drive File Stream. This is a long term problem for me and many others. Even tough people mark their problem as solved, it isn't.

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  4. 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!

  5. Unsaveable document

    I encountered a problem with the current project file.
    Whenever I save it, it immediately gets dirty, the asterisk in the tab header pops back instantly.
    If I close the file (with save before) and open it back, it gets dirty again.

    I stripped all the content I had and reduced it to the minimal state of one hidden layer with one shape in it.

    Once you show the layer, it gets saved OK.
    Once you add a new layer — OK, which is strange, because the original has many and some are locked, some are hidden, and a lot…

    9 votes

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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!

  11. Adobe Illustrator CC 2019 is not able to generate PDF-compatible files

    No matter what I do (re-save as a AI, EPS, PDF, check/uncheck 'create PDF compatible file', etc...), if I save as a PDF, the PDF will show up saying "This is an Adobe Illustrator File that was saved without PDF content" etc... Is this a version 2019 bug??? What am I doing wrong?

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  12. Adobe Illustrator Hidden Layers Show In InDesign

    When layered files are placed from Illustrator into InDesign, the files in InDesign show the Illustrator hidden layers. If you're not careful, the files can be presented incorrectly. The only fix I have seen is to resave the Illustrator file, then delete and import the image again in InDesign with the layer options selected. Review each layer before confirming the image placement.

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  13. Illustrator 27 packaging bug

    Mac OS Big Sur 11.7
    Adobe Illustrator 27
    Mac mini M1

    Package command destroys filenames and replaces links with others. That's catastrophic for my job. Please fix it as soon as possible.
    Also, could not upload files for helping you reproduce the issue.

    8 votes

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  14. A lot of empty PNG when using Export for Screens function

    When exporting with Export for Screens, many empty pngs are created in the file folder. The bug occurs completely randomly. The number of files also defies any explanation. There may be 10 or 1000 files at a time.

    System: Windows 10, Illustrator v.26.0.3

    New details: this bug occurs if you copy complex graphics to the clipboard. Video attached. I suspect the meshes are to blame.

    Update: If you disable Clipboard Handling → Include SVG Code or clipboard log Windows, the problem disappears.

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  15. 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。

    Illustrator チーム

  16. 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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  17. Missing transparency in placed PDFs

    I do have issues with Illustrator displaying transparencies of placed PDFs as solid.

    Steps to reproduce:

    1. Open a new document.
    2. Draw two partially overlapping rectangles with different colors.
    3. Set he opacity of the frontmost rectangle to 50%.
    4. Save this document as a PDF with setting Illustrator Standard (see attached file).
    5. Open a second document.
    6. Place the PDF file.

    Expected result:

    The topmost rectangle should be displayed with transparency.

    Actual result:

    The topmost rectangle is not transparent.

    If you save the document with the placed PDF itself as PDF file, the rectangle is still transparent, so this is a display issue…

    8 votes

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  18. Jagged edges on placed raster when exported from "Export for Screens" (v24)

    When I export a JPG from the "Export for Screens" dialog at any resolution (I usually do 300dpi), placed raster graphics have a jagged edge. The same artboard exported at the same resolution with the same anti-aliasing settings using File > Export > Export As turns out nice and smooth.

    Note: neither "Type Optimized" or "Art Optimized" settings help. Resetting AI preferences did not help.

    Operating System: macOS Mojave and Catalina (happening on two different systems)

    Steps to Reproduce:
    1. Create an artboard in Illustrator
    2. Place a raster image with curved edges such as an oval, especially if it's…

    8 votes

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  19. Saving error Adobe Illustrator 2020 [24.0.1]

    When saving an existing ai document that I have made an alt to illustrator keeps giving me a save error.

    Illustrator tried, but could not save the file 'file name' Click "Learn more" to try alternate options for saving a file.

    If I then use the 'save as' command and save over the top of the existing ai it will save. Illustrator leaves a .tmp file in the same folder as my ai. I may work on the file a few more time re-saving using the 'save' command with no issue and then randomly I will save and we go…

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  20. svg export for screens distorted

    Vectors getting quite distorted creating svgs of logos even with 5 decimal places and no minify. I've had to copy and paste into Sketch then export svgs from there, not ideal at all.

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