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  1. Justification Setting Continuously Overwritten

    Justification settings are suddenly defaulting to 80%- cannot seem to change the default back to 100% and get it to "stick".

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  2. Font Activation Not working in Illustrator 2020

    I have repeatedly tried to activate fonts from Adobe Type with no success. It keeps showing as Activating. When I go to fonts.adobe.com it shows that the font is activated (Good Times Ultra Light) in the browser but in Illustrator it never shows the cloud with the checkmark. I have rebooted but still the same issue.

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  3. Illustrator PDF created with 24.3 sets letter I to overprint

    We process PDF files daily and have noticed that files saved as PDF from Illustrator 24.3 will set overprint on for the letter I

    There are several different examples if you cannot reproduce.

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  4. Text Box (Dash) Issue

    1. Apple MacOS Catalina. Adobe Illustrator 2021.
    2. Create text box. Choose a font and start typing, then type a '-', then if changes your font. (When typing in a font box on Illustrator, when you type a -, it goes back to the default font. I don't know why but I have had this bug for a few weeks now.)
    3. To keep writing in the same font.
    4. It changes the font.
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  5. Can't see the fint size in the type panel

    Hi, I work in publishing so I need to see the font size in the top bar but all I can see in illustrator 2020 is the stroke size when I choose the T tool. When I watch tutorials I can see they have the type bar across the top but all I have is the character window which is very cumbersome when I need to constantly change the font size. Can you tell me how I can see that type bar? Is it something simple because I just can't figure out how?

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  6. Issues

    My text is not showing up from even previous projects. Plus if I copy text from other programs, Illustrator just spools and quits.

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  7. full screen

    When clicking on the full-screen button (the big green plus) it should maximise the window on its own virtual desktop.

    Currently on MacOS it uses the non-standard behaviour of maximising itself on the home desktop and putting itself to the front.

    This causes problems because uses think it is on its own virtual desktop and so keep swiping to try and find the home desktop, or they worry that they cannot see another of their other windows or apps on the home desktop.

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  8. text automatically changed to unreadable when using some cloud fonts

    Since version 2020, some time text automatically changed to unreadable when using some cloud fonts (as I only found this issue with cloud font for now)
    Need to restart program and the problem gone for a while, then came back!

    I use latest Mac OS and latest Adobe creative cloud version.

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  9. Fonts dropdown is not showing any fonts

    My font dropdown is no longer displaying any fonts, I updated to the most recent version. While researching it looked like this was an issue a few years ago...did this issue come back again or is mine broken?

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  10. Cannot move type!!!!!!

    I cannot move any of the type that i type and i also cannot select the type that i just typed..... I am extremely annoyed with these updates...... Why can i not moved type? Why as soon as i have typed a word, can i not then select that same type???

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  11. Saving into a legacy format gives an error when using custom Area Type alignment

    Bug on Area type alignment: An unknown error will occur when you have an area type with other alignment other than top and saving it for a lower version of Ai.

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  12. Fonts not being listed in Illustrator when used in a clipping group with transparency effects

    Adobe Illustrator CC 24.3. Windows 10 Pro 1909. OS Build 18363.1082

    Converting fonts to outlines did not catch the ones used in a clipping group with transparency effects. The effect was an embossed look. When the fonts weren't activated for the file, the embossed look changed as it substituted a font, but Illustrator gave no warning and no fonts were listed in the "Find Fonts" panel. The font used in the emboss effect was listed when viewed in Acrobat but not Illustrator.

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  14. Typography disappears when the text is added on a curved path

    This was said to have been fixed in 24.0, but I just updated to 24.3 and had this issue. Any time I use the type on path tool, it appears as though I'm typing (layer name changes) but the text is completely invisible no matter the font size or color and I am unable to highlight the text.

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  15. pasting text fails in v24.3

    Pasting text inside a text box fails, it creates a new text box so all styles need to be re-applied.

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  16. Enable Missing Clyph Protection

    ■English
    Normally, if a font is not found, the text background is highlighted.
    Text is not highlighted when I apply appearance.

    setting -> type -> Enable Missing Clyph Protection
    This is enabled.

    ■Japanese
    通常、フォントが見つからない場合、テキストの背景が強調表示されますが
    アピアランスを適用している場合、テキストが強調表示されません。

    設定 -> テキスト -> 代替フォントを強調表示
    は有効にしています。

    Windows10 Home 1909
    Illustrator v24.2.3(64bit)

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  17. Leaders in Tab

    I was using leader with tabs to draw lines. They do not flush evenly to the right in Illustrator 2020 (24.2.3). This feature works in Illustrator 2019 (23.1.1). On a Mac (10.14.6)

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  18. Preference settings for Type have changed

    Previous versions of Illustrator allowed me to set my preferences for type to this:

    Size/Leading = 0.5pts
    Baseline shift = 0.5pts

    But in Illustrator cc 2020 v24.2.2 it is no longer possible to do that. This is what I am getting:

    Size/Leading = 1pt
    Baseline shift = 1pt

    It seems like 1pt is now the lowest you can go.
    Please help.

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  19. Point Type moving when opening CC2019 AI file in AI2020

    MacOs Catalina 10.15.3
    CC2019 version 23.1.1
    AI2020 version 24.2.1

    Only seems to occur when the text is aligned to the centre, set as point type and has tracking applied to it.

    We have artwork files created in CC2019. When opening one of these files in AI 2020, version 24.2.1 on either Mojave or Catalina, text that is set up with tracking, is point type (instead of area type) and centre aligned shows a significant movement to the right.
    As you can see from the attached .gif of the two files, there is one instance where there is no tracking applied…

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  20. The name of the font & font style aren't refreshed (top bar)

    The name of the font & font style aren't refreshed (in the character box of the top bar) When I click on another text element, it keeps the name of the previous font and font style.

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