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  1. Pasting non english text from Word

    v. 22.0.0
    iMac 2017 High Sierra

    Pasting some Russian or Chinese text from word, in my case, and then trying to change the font, collapses the font samples popup menu so I am unable to do it.

    I figured it was some formatting the text had from the word file because the same scenario but with unformatted text from TextEdit app, didn't trigger the bug.

    Still it is very frustrating having to copy my texts to TextEdit first!

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  2. Input boxes handle keypresses inconsistently

    This is an intermittent bug.

    When typing in input boxes I find that performance can be inconsistent. Sometimes, the cursor will jump to the end of the string inside the box, so I end up appending after the unit (e.g. "406 px+7"), which then errors.

    Another example is the input box just not inserting characters at all. It seems especially prone to missing arithmetic characters such as + or - or /. For example, I meant to type "300+100 px" but instead it ignores the plus and displays "300100 px", which then error because it's too big.

    I've attached a…

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  3. Zoom options in View menu items have completely wrong labels

    There's an absolutely bizarre off-by-two error in the View menu in Illustrator CC 22.0 that I just noticed while working on something today.

    When initially starting Illustrator CC 22.0, the "Fit All in Window" and "Actual Size" items in the View menu have the correct labels (see attachment zoomoptscorrect.png). However, once a file has been opened, these menu items are assigned completely wrong labels, which should belong to the items two spaces lower in the menu — "Hide Edges" and "Hide Artboards", respectively (see zoomoptswrong.png).

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  4. Illustrator 2018 Crashes

    Surface Book crashes within minutes of starting drawing in Illustrator 2018. Have done a complete diagnostic check of my machine with Microsoft online and there are no issues there. What should I do?

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  5. UI Not Scaling Down

    After updating to the 2018 version of Illustrator, I found that the UI wasn't scaling to the proper resolution. I expected it to be proper & have smaller buttons & such. In reality, all of the tools & toolbars are bloated like it's scaled to 200%.

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  6. Illustrator CC 2018 V22 bounding box/ changed file but not saved symbol

    The bounding box dissapear when moving screen with SPACE, and A STAR symbol not appearing after modifying object

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  7. Puppet Wrap tool not updated

    Updated illustrator and still can't find the Puppet wrap tool. SOS

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  8. Libraries Panel rendering is not correct

    THe rendering of this panel is incorrect, it doesn't let me align it properly with other panels

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  9. Sizing Glitch

    I have updated my Photoshop and Illustrator programs but when I boot them up to see the home screen where I would like to see "new" "open" and previous projects, I am greeted by a glitched window that, no matter what size I try to make it, will always fail to work. I have tried countless times and have only run into this problem with the new update. at first I had thought it was an issue with my monitor but soon realized that even with two different monitors hooked up (including the computer one) I get a glitched window…

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    Please accept my sincere apology for the inconvenience. Please get in touch with us at any of the other support channels – https://helpx.adobe.com/support.html . Since this is not a generic issue that we can reproduce at our end, we will need someone to look into your machine to figure out what is going on here.

  10. Get rid of the search pane in Illustrator

    If Adobe cannot figure out how to prevent the search pane from being selected by default, they should just eliminate it. I frequently paste complex elements from other files into the pane causing illustrator to crash, as the pane is selected with an active insertion point by default. Also it prevent certain (but not all) interaction with Illustrator until the window is clicked on. It is endlessly frustrating to the point of a breakdown. I have lost one monitor already to this problem. Please please fix this so the pane cannot ever be activated until directly clicked on

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  11. Object Type Indicator doesn't know groups

    Why is it that when a group is selected, the Object Type Indicator doesn’t call it a group?

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  12. Calculation in New Document does not work correctly

    I tried 300/4, which resulted in 0.04. Should be 75.

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    Hi,
    We are pleased to inform you that your request is available in the latest release of Illustrator version 22.0.
    Visit your Adobe Creative Cloud Application and update. If you do not see an update on the application please check for update from the flyout options on the application after clicking on three vertical dots. For step by step process please visit: https://helpx.adobe.com/in/creative-cloud/help/download-install-app.html#Checkforupdates

    Warm Regards,
    Ashutosh Chaturvedi | Sr. Quality Engineering Manager – Illustrator
    Adobe. Make It an Experience.

  13. pathfinder, file sizes, interface changes

    case # 018 9255 921
    Pathfinder does not function properly in Illustrator CC 2017 on my 4 ghz i7 (late 2015) imac. OSX 10.11.16; AMD Radeon R9 M395 2048 MB, forcing me to fall back and work in old Illustrator CS6.

    When I divide two shapes or paths (particularly curves, ellipes etc), the anchor points sometimes move, and paths (curves, angles etc) change. Very sloppy, "kind-of, sort-of" results, with an absolute lack or precision.

    CS6 and earlier versions did not have this problem. It is intermittent and unpredictable, but troublesome enough as to render CC 2017 unusable and made me…

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  14. Submenu don't work

    1. Illustrator CC 2017.1.0 (64bit)
      Windows 8.1 2013 microsoft
      Asus 64x

    2. Ctl + N or File> New Document

    3. creation of a new document

    4. does not work nothing happend

    And no drop down menu for the Tools are visible :
    - Direct selection (A)
    - Pen (P)
    -Text (T)
    - Stroke (Maj+ T)
    - Rectangle (M)
    - P
    - Maj + N
    - Maj + E
    -... all with a sub menu

    No tools are visible

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    Please accept my sincere apology for the inconvenience. Hope you have upgraded to new version and if you are still facing this issue, Please get in touch with us at any of the other support channels – https://helpx.adobe.com/support.html . Since this is not a generic issue that we can reproduce at our end, we will need someone to look into your machine to figure out what is going on here.

  15. Panel type and icons are enormous

    I recently upgraded Illustrator. the panels are gigantic. The type is ridiculously huge . the panels are taking up more than half my screen and I need all of them available. How do I get the panels to display nice and tiny and compact like they did before? Am I supposed to buy another graphics card and get a third monitor just to hold adobe panels? Am I really supposed to buy new glasses just for Illustrator just because Adobe can't be bothered to make things a normal type size?

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    Please accept my sincere apology for the inconvenience. We have implemented Scalable UI in new releases. If you are still facing this issue, please upgrade to latest version. If you still face the issue even after upgrading, Please get in touch with us at any of the other support channels – https://helpx.adobe.com/support.html . we will need someone to look into your machine to figure out what is going on here.

  16. Create New Button Does Nothing

    I'm using OS X El Capitan with a multi display setup, comprising of two monitors and a Wacom Cintiq. Sometimes with multiple desktops and multiple monitors popup windows will open in strange places and I have to find them-- however I've gotten rid of my extra desktops and tried to replicate the problem running a single monitor and it persists.

    Neither Premiere nor Photoshop have this issue.

    Illustrator opens up fine, but when I get to the prompt to open a recent project or create a new one, everything works except clicking "Create New" doesn't do anything. Of course I…

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    Please accept my sincere apology for the inconvenience. Please get in touch with us at any of the other support channels – https://helpx.adobe.com/support.html . Since this is not a generic issue that we can reproduce at our end, we will need someone to look into your machine to figure out what is going on here.

  17. Sluggish tool bar

    You mean "fix" illustrator this is a problem not a new idea.

    1. When you try to change to the second tier in the tool bar (i.e. from rotate to mirror there is a long lag. It used to be so easy you just slide over now you have to hold the mouse on the thing for 3 seconds and the it pops over to the side then you have to scroll over and release. Why did you make it slower in the most recent version when it worked fine for years?

    2. can't toggle to minus Magnifying glass tool with option…

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  18. Resize handles offset from selection

    For some reason, all of my resize handles are offset from the actual object that's selected. I'm not sure what causes this problem, but it makes the entire app very difficult to use.

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  19. USB iPhone tether connection causes bugs in AI CC 2017 Layers panel

    When a USB connection is made to iPhone for internet tethering, Illustrator CC 2017 Layers panel:

    1. Won't allow toggling the lock or eye icons unless clicked several times each.

    2. Won't allow slide up and down the locks or eyes to lock/unlock or show/unshow everything.

    3. Won't allow naming a layer unless done from options.

    4. Won't allow dragging square of an object from one layer to another.

    All resolve upon disconnecting the USB iPhone internet tethering connection.

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    I am closing the ticket due to lack of response.
    Please get in touch with us at sharewithai@adobe.com or any of the other support channels – helpx.adobe.com/support.html . Please give a reference to this post so that we can identify you.
    Since this is not a generic issue that we can reproduce at our end, we will need someone to look into your machine to figure out what is going on here.
    Warm Regards,
    Mohit Agarwal | Lead Software Engineer – Illustrator

  20. Border not shown while moving object (v 25.x)

    Yes, as the title says, border not shown anymore while moving objects. This happens since we updated to v 25.x (current version: 25.2.1).

    If this should be a feature, this is just bad. Please give us at least an option to activate/deactivate this behavior. If you have to move objects over a background with the same color, you just can see nothing!

    We go back to version 24.x now, because its not possible to work properly with 25.x. Hope you will change this soon. Thank you.

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