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  1. Action shortcuts are lost when rearranging action sets

    If I manually rearrange the order of my Action Sets by dragging a set up or down in the list, all the shortcuts assigned to the actions in this set are lost.

    37 votes

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    I am happy to share that we have fixed this bug in our latest release – 26.1.0 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. Action to merge swatches

    Make it so we can create an action to merge swatches again like CS5!!!

    20 votes

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  3. Locate in an action gives an error when nothing is selected

    Layers panel has a 'Locate Object' command in its menu.
    It can be recorded into an action directly, without messing with the Actions’ 'Insert Menus Item...' workaround approach.

    However, when this recorded action is called with no selection made, Ai throws an error (!):
    The action failed with an unexpected error code.
    Error:CANT

    ...if there is nothing to locate, locate nothing. But an error is too harsh, it breaks workflows.

    12 votes

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  4. You can't import actions by dragging .aia file into Illustrator

    We can run a script by drag-n-dropping it into Illustrator.
    We can open files like this.
    We can’t load an actions set by dropping an .aia file into Ai, even if we snpe the Action panel specifically. We are forced to use the panel’s menu, Load Actions command and the system dialog. Too clunky for the modern times.

    11 votes

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  5. Actions ignore dash settings

    When action is created to change line to eg. Dash 20pt, Gap 20pt, Align dashes to corners and path ends and action is run on a file, Illustrator changes only Dash size and ignoring the Gap size and aligment of dashes.
    Another action crated to scale all in a file disproportionaly and action is run, it does not scale disproportionaly - ignores disproportion values.
    Actions cannot be trasted (used to be very good in pre CC version).

    11 votes

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  6. Abnormal selection after executing an action in a script.

    According to the person in the know, this has been occurring since version 25.4; it was normal in 25.2.x.
    When an action to duplicate an object is created and executed by specifying the action in the script function doScript(), the execution completes with the duplicated object and the original object selected at the same time.

    Although it is logical to perform all processing in scripts, there are situations where it is unavoidable in the process.
    In addition, this is clearly an abnormal situation.
    We would like to see an improvement.

    Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

    〈にほんご / Japanese〉
    スクリプトでアクションを実行後、選択範囲が異常

    識者によれば、バージョン25.4以降で発生している。25.2.xでは正常だったとのこと。…

    10 votes

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  7. Delete Artboards command can’t be recoded in actions

    You can’t force Illustrator to record a deletion of artboards in an action, whatever method you use — a button in the panel, a panel’s menu, with or without Insert Menu Item workaround.
    How stupid is this.

    EVERYTHING is Illustrator should be recordable.

    9 votes

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  8. Changing Color panel option can’t be recorded as an action

    Changing Color panel options can’t be recorded as an action
    When you record Color panel menu options in actions (Web color, Invert, Complement), the color gets changed to white instead.

    9 votes

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  9. Find and replace text via action

    Find and replace text via action does not record OR play as expected

    Recording a find and replace operation records the find and replace dialog box twice (shows up in the action twice) and when playing the action, the only thing that happens is the find portions, the replacement text portions are completely ignored.

    Note that this only seems to be the case when using "replace all" button in the dialog. Using the "replace" button seems to record and play correctly, even though the list of operations/options shown in the actions pallet is identical for both.

    I found a forum…

    9 votes

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  10. 'Fit to Artwork Bounds' doesn't work in action command

    Illustrator 2020 won't crop the artboard to the illustration limit with an action.

    I need to make an action which:
    - Selects all
    - Object > Artboards > Fit to Artwork Bounds
    Not implemented.

    8 votes

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  11. Can't record an action “Export for screen” in illustrator V24.1.1 Windows user

    What I'm trying to do is save time when I'm saving files. I can't find an appropriate solution for my use case. The "export for screens" interface seems to be the closest solution, I'm trying to add an action for "Export For Screen" but not showing any action please help me. Action not recording export for the screen (Alt+Ctrl+E) PNG

    have a variable in Illustrator and I want to get png output automatically but it doesn't work when I want to record the action..

    When I want to get a pdf output, everything is OK

    But no png

    Please test…

    7 votes

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  12. 3 Color Trace feature no longer working after v27.1 update

    3 color trace feature no longer working after v27.1 update (also effects the other limited pallet trace functions) Previously the trace would simplify the colours of a trace, now it ads far too much detail and colour variants even when you request only 3. See attached simple trace, I wanted to keep the 3 colors from the original but extras were added (defined from low res original) this never happened before. I use this feature regularly in my workflow and have done for years. please fix this bug!

    6 votes

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  13. Action "Save" is recorded as "Save As".

    Bugs posted in the Japanese forum.
    https://community.adobe.com/t5/illustrator%E3%83%95%E3%82%A9%E3%83%BC%E3%83%A9%E3%83%A0-discussions/%E9%9A%8E%E5%B1%A4%E3%81%AB%E4%BE%9D%E5%AD%98%E3%81%97%E3%81%AA%E3%81%84%E4%BF%9D%E5%AD%98%E3%82%A2%E3%82%AF%E3%82%B7%E3%83%A7%E3%83%B3%E3%81%AE%E8%A8%98%E9%8C%B2%E6%96%B9%E6%B3%95%E3%82%92%E6%95%99%E3%81%88%E3%81%A6%E3%81%8F%E3%81%A0%E3%81%95%E3%81%84/td-p/13259222

    When a user creates an action in the form of recording work, the "Save" is recorded as "Save As".
    The user must replace the command with "Insert Menu Item" to work around this glitch.

    I have confirmed that this has been reproduced since version 23 (CC2019), but it seems to be a bug that has existed for a long time.
    This is not good.

    <にほんご>
    ユーザー作業でアクションを記録すると「保存」が「別名で保存」として記録されてしまう。
    「メニュー項目を挿入」でコマンドを差し替えるしか対策がない。
    手持ちのCC2019以降で再現を確認したが、もっと以前から不具合があった可能性がすごい高い。

    6 votes

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  14. Undo affects loaded actions, Redo makes them loose their shortcuts

    It is telling when "Actions" is not even included in the "category" menu.

    Load a saved Action set that includes Actions with keyboard shortcuts
    Perform an "Undo" in AI
    The Actions you just installed will be deleted
    Perform a "Redo"
    The Actions will reappear but without keyboard shortcuts.

    First: "Undo" should NOT affect the Actions.

    Second: What is the deal with the lost Shortcuts??????

    I am looking for a compelling reason to "upgrade" Illustrator. I am told this bug still exists in CC 2019!

    5 votes

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  15. Cannot grab corner handles on bounding box

    Upgraded to latest version 26.5 this morning. Now, when I try and grab the corner handles on the bounding box, they flicker and disappear constantly, so cannot grab to rotate shapes or text boxes.

    macOS Monterey 12.5.1 Mac Mini (M1 2020)

    4 votes

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  16. Illustrator Beta V26.4 esc key not working

    ESC out of a text box or object is no longer working. Seriously frustrating and disrupting workflow! please fix asap.

    3 votes

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  17. Actions do not save options.

    Actions do not save the SVG Options for future use. I deselect Responsive and when I go back to the action at a later date the box is checked.

    Please save the options in Actions.

    Thank you,

    3 votes

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  18. Export for Screens: ImageType PNG - is not recorded as an action

    When i export for screens and select png as export type with a fixed width of 5906 px in my case, then this action is simply not recorded.
    Other image types are recorded (like jpg or svg).

    3 votes

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  19. Action Does not saving the SPOT Color attribute

    Action Does not saving the SPOT Color attribute.

    WHY IT IMPORTANT?

    All screen printing industry works with same Predefined spot colors, some of them isn’t exist in Pantone solid colors palette (like a White, and a Base) some exist, like a Black, but much more simple to make a custom spot Black color - when you make a color separation and printing films with HOST SEPARATION option on

    So for speed up the process - I’ve decided to make a small & simple action, which will create three predefined custom spot colors: Spot White, Base, and Spot Black. In the…

    3 votes

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  20. Action batch saving with data sets does not put out multiple files

    I updated to version 25.4 and had a file with multiple data sets. I have an action that saves as a PDF and I wanted to "batch" this action as I have done multiple times in the past to create multiple PDFs.
    However, now only one file gets saved and it gets overwritten constantly when the action repeats. The saved file name is whatever the file was saved as when recording the action, so it is not even the data set name.

    I have now reverted to the oldest version I could find which was 24.3 and it is working…

    3 votes

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    Hi,
    Apologies for the inconvenience due to this issue.

    Please help the Illustrator team in isolating this issue by sharing some details:
    1.) Is this Issue still happening on your machine in the latest version 25.4.1 ?
    2.) If yes, please provide Test and script file.
    3) Video & steps with which you are facing issue.

    Share the above details at ShareWithAI@adobe.com in a Zip file and mention the title of this issue as the subject of mail.

    Thanks and Regards,
    Rohit Jain
    (Illustrator Team)

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