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Illustrator (Desktop) Bugs

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  1. Most recent changes not showing when opening up the PDF file in updated CC

    I have the most updated Adobe Illustrator. When someone is using an older version of CC and I open up the saved PDF file in my updated version, it doesn't show the changes that were made to the PDF file by the someone that has the older version of CC.

    I even had them try adjusting the settings in the PDF such as, "smallest file size", "optimize for web", "Illustrator Default", etc..but no luck.

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  2. another file size issue

    In addition to the JPEG issue, there is the problem that vector files are often almost 10x the size as exactly the same file in CS6.

    I reported this over a year ago.

    Sloppy coding?

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  3. New Document > Bleeds behaving strangely

    1. In the New Document window, begin by unlinking the bleed settings.
    2. Set your top bleed to any non-zero value.
    3. Click the link to re-link the bleed settings. All 4 settings will appear to change automatically, to match the top bleed set in step 2.
    4. Click OK

    Unexpected result: A new document appears with only a top bleed, instead of matching bleeds on all 4 sides.

    Tested with the same results on Mac and Windows, both running Illlustrator 23.0.3

    EDIT: Sorry, just realised I hadn't specified, this error is in the legacy New Document window, not the new one.

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  4. BUG - multi-page PDF opening

    Hi!

    Ever since Illustrator 23 when opening a PDF with multiple pages with a document already open, the PDF opens into that open document and changes the artboard. At the same time it also opens a new empty document with the name of the PDF. It does not matter if I use open from the menu or if I use drag and drop... When no other file is open it behaves like it should and opens the PDF correctly.

    Please provide a solution...

    thanks,

    best regards,

    Roger

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  5. New Document Delay

    When creating FILE > New… the 'New Document' pop-up appears immediately, but it's blank and the content/fields don't display for a good 7-8 seconds later.

    I expect this to be visible immediately. I know there was a similar issue in Photoshop CC that you could avoid by using a legacy New Doc preferences.

    Illustrator CC 23.0.2 on Mojave OSX 10.14.5

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  6. EPS Saving

    Whenever I try saving a file as an EPS one, it continuously keeps separating my art boards into their own files, when I need them to stay in one sole file (as it should). This has happened on my personal macbook and the one I use at work various times and is setting back print jobs. Can we go back to retaining files on one until specified to not?

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  7. Option+Drag with Artboard tool to duplicate Artboard copies art twice and drags places in the opposite direction

    When I Option(Alt)+Drag to duplicate an artboard. Illy places another copy of the boards artwork on the opposite side of the original artboard.

    It's happening in Illustrator CC 2019 (23.0.3)
    I'm on a 2017 iMac running:
    MacOS Mojave 10.14.4

    Please see the attached video.

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  8. HDTV 1080 preset has a PAR of 1.33

    When the HDV 1080 and HDTV 1080 document presets were combined the HDTV pixel aspect ratio never changed from 1.33 to 1. The HDTV 720 has the proper square PAR, but the 1080 still has the old HDV one. This is only a cosmetic issue, as it affects the AI ruler, but not the shapes created or when art is imported into after effects, but it is still wrong when you're trying to measure distances using the Guide Ruler.

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  9. Crash on File open/save while iCloud is running

    Here's the rant part:
    "2 days of productivity down the toilet, thanks Adobe. People use network drives. Deal with it."

    But on to the issue....
    Flying along for the past month on a new MacBook Pro working on various projects. Most of the projects end up on a network drive. iCloud (so I can switch to desktop quickly), Google Drive for collaboration and distribution.

    All has been working up until 4 days ago. Illustrator decides to crash/hang when I go to open any file, local or network. This project has a LOT of components to it, Illy files, PSDs, After…

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  10. pasted guides are checked against the drawing area

    While pasting artwork (CMD-V) which is copied from another Illustrator document and includes guides, I often get the warning seen in the screenshot.

    This happens only because of the guide.
    After pasting in place (CMD-F) I can move the artwork around w/o the guides being checked against the drawing area.

    Imo the guides shouldn't be checked against the drawing area while pasting.

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  11. Crashing when Creating New Anything

    For some reason whenever I try to create a new document in Illustrator, it buffers and inevitably crashes. At first I believed it to just be our school server (as it crashed a few days ago) but it's affecting all of the computers in every single classroom I've been in.
    The program will open and then the screen pops up with "Create New" in the center.
    I click on the button and it brings up the file sizes and the measurements like normal but when I click on "Create", the program buffers and a notification will pop up stating that…

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  12. Undo command and Hide

    Undo command ignores whether or not objects are hidden. Rather, Undo command does not undo hide/unhide, so hidden objects are moved or modified, depending on what is being undone, while hidden.

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  13. "Current proportions" option missing from Illustrator CC 2019

    LEFT (Screenshot from a tutorial): The "Current proportions" option is visible under Artboard Options window.
    RIGHT (Screenshot from my desktop): The "Current proportions" is missing.

    Please let me know how to enable this option.

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  14. Linked image file cannot be deselected

    I have an infuriating problem with selected linked files that's been going on for years now.

    If a linked file becomes selected (often by dragging within it's area to select other items) it is then impossible to deselect it again. I generally work with the Path Selection Only option on but a link often gets selected anyway and then this problem occurs. It's usually necessary to close the document to get out of it.

    Occasionally, deselecting the file in the links panel used to work, but this problem has generally got worse. It sometimes results in editing an item unintentionally.

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  15. File Not Rendering From Cold Start

    Opening an illustrator file while Illustrator is closed will load Illustrator as normal but won't render the file once its loaded. The file is open but refuses to show with only the Recent files/New file screen showing, but with all the UI for a working file.

    Only way to gain access is to force quit Illustrator and load it without opening a file.

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  16. Layer Hierarchy Glitch

    I've stumbled onto a glitch which breaks my layer heirarchy when copying and pasting. I've outlined it in greater detail in the following thread. I've also attached the file where this occurs.

    I've been able to reproduce these results when copying a layer which contains sub-layers with clipping masks. This problem persists even after the mask is removed, suggesting the layers remained glitched in some way after the fact. This is important because it means the glitch can potentially spread through your file as you work with no way of tracking it.

    https://forums.adobe.com/message/10888142#10888142

    Windows 10
    Adobe Illustrator
    23.0.1

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  17. Phantom Artboard keeps appearing

    After I have created multiple artboards, and click to rearrange them, I keep getting this phantom artboard that shows up. It doesn't seem to be an actual artboard - I cannot select it with the artboard selection tool, and it doesn't show up on the artboard list, but it's there, being annoying visually, and since I can't select it, I can't figure out how to make it go away. I've tried to close and reopen the file, as well as the program. The only thing that has made it go away is to recreate the artboards in a new file…

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  18. Grey blocks trailing

    Using Mac OS Mojave
    Version 10.14.1

    When I move an object within the art board, the area following it gets grayed out. If I zoom in our out, the greyed out area disappears. It's been happening ever since the 2019 update. I've attached a video screen shot.

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  19. Object mirrored and reflected in the background, macOS Mojave 10.14.1

    I select an object that is in a group. It is then put in isolation mode. Then when I zoom in and out the full grouped object is behind it and reflected.

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  20. new document dialog closes if you're a power user (fast)

    Once in illustrator if I want to make a new document I press command+n it brings up a new document dialog box. If you press enter while the dialog box is loading it closes. You have to then press command+n and wait for it to load and then pressing enter is successful in creating a new document. Please fix this because it's wasting people's time. Just found legacy mode so I guess that will do.

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