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  1. GPU bold fat offset artwork

    I have no idea how to properly name that bug, but here're images.
    This bug, once happened in document, stays at various zoom levels, after switching mode to CPU and back several times, stays after document closed/opened. Even after relaunching AI (he threw an error message also), bug stays!

    11 votes

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  2. Warning Message "Partially selected objects..." Repeated

    The warning message repeats:

    "Partially selected objects cannot be set as key objects. In order to set an object as a key object, make sure the entire object is selected and try again."

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  3. Align distribute center doesn't work

    Trying to use Align>Distribute center with Align to Selection selected - on a group of elements.

    Elements arent distributed symmetrically but seem to randomly distribute, some elements very close together and others very far apart. Same issue has been repeating since updating to 23.0.1. Working on MacOS Mojave 10.14.

    For example the attached 3 elements were aligned with horizontal center distribution, but the center object moved close to the left text block.

    10 votes

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  4. Actual Size view menu does not display at actual size...

    The new "Actual Size" feature under the view menu does not zoom to actual size. a 1" square is displayed at around 7/8" instead.

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    there are two issues in this post
    1. Users want this feature to work on multiple monitors.
    2. Users want to have a view actual pixels for web drawings.

    for #1 please vote here: https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/333657-illustrator-feature-requests/suggestions/35799382--actual-size-should-work-with-multiple-monitors

    for #2: we have an option to disable – You have to go to Preferences > General and uncheck “Display print size at 100% Zoom”.

  5. Direct selection tool not resizing selected artwork

    When I try to click on an anchor point and resize my artwork with the direct selection tool, it does not resize the artwork anymore. It just moves the artwork. Fortunately, I can still use the Free Transform Tool to resize objects and artwork. This is on Windows 10 in Illustrator CC 22.1.

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    Hi All,

    Thanks for reporting this issue.
    We are getting response from users that they are able to resolve this issue via view→ show edges or show bounding box .

    In case you are still encountering this issue and unable to resolve via above provided workaround.
    Kindly provide us following information:

    1) Kindly provide some video and Test file(Via File→Package) with some steps with which you are facing issue and share with us in a zip file .
    2)Which version of Illustrator you are using.
    3) If you are using Adobe Illustrator 2020 , Could you kindly share your preferences folder with us in a zip file. You would be able to find the preferences folder in the below location:

    MAC: /Users//Library/Preferences/Adobe Illustrator 24 Settings (Kindly press Command + Shift + G and write ~/Library and ok and then go to preferences )

    Win: C:\Users\\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Adobe Illustrator 24 Settings

    Kindly…

  6. Smart Guides no longer work.

    Smart Guides no longer work in Illustrator

    10 votes

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  7. In a Group (Isolation mode), cannot set a sub-Group as key-object for alignment

    Illustrator CC 2018
    Windows 10

    I have a Group, containing other sub-Groups.
    I enter Isolation mode by double-clicking on the Group.
    Once inside, I select all sub-Groups and want to set one of them as key-object for alignment. I can't.
    It works with single objects but not with sub-Groups. It's very handicapping.

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  8. some graphics missing when exporting artboard using "export as"

    Hello, I am experiencing strange results during artboard export - after export to bitmap file, there is often some part of graphics missing. Latest example is this - the 1pt stroke, visible in editor, is not present on exported image. Simillar result achieved in numerous different cases, ussually some shapes or contours with white color are missing in exported image. I am includign source files, you will have the background photo link missing, but this can be replaced with any colored box with same result. This is dangerous bug, because you have to control your exports carefully, and is easy…

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    The white outlines in the file have Overprint attribute set. White + overprint result in empty objects, please remove overprint attribute from the white objects and try export again.

  9. resizing window

    When creating a new document the widow goes full screen, when I try to resize using the bottom right corner to resize window, it automatically grows larger than the screen size and can't grab the corner....then when I do get the corner back on the screen trying to resize just doesn't work well, its very slow and largish and half the time it won't resize it jumps back to full or only partially resizes....never did this before and its a pain i spend 10 min trying to get the window like I want it to be nearly every time I…

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  10. workspace

    While using the new Illustrator CC v.23, the workspaces will randomly move around and cover up the art board that I am working on. I can simply click "reset workspace" and it's back to normal it is very frequently that the workspaces move around randomly. Please fix, Thanks.

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    We have a feature to popup colors panel when you click on fill/stroke proxy. Please remove the colors panel from the the workspace when it pops-up you should be fine. When I say remove you just have to remove from the dock and keep it as a floating

  11. black screen problem

    When creating a new document or opening an existing document in Illustrator, I get a black screen (see attached). I have to resize the window to be able to work. This is not ok.
    Version 22.1, MacOS 10.13.3, MacBook Pro with external monitor as main screen.

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    Thanks for confirming that it is working fine in 23.0.3
    I am closing the issue now. If you still face the issue please send am email to sharewithai@adobe.com and mention this thread and my name in the mail.

    Thanks
    Anish Kumar
    Illustrator Team

  12. White-to-black gradients in opacity masks don’t go fully transparent

    For opacity masks, 100% White should represent a 100% absence of masking and 100% Black should represent 100% masking (like in Photoshop).

    The current system in Illustrator seems very unintuitive and flawed – a basic white to black gradient does not even totally obscure an image/object at one end of the gradient.

    It shouldn't be the case that you then have further reduce the opacity of the gradient colours to achieve a standard gradient effect.

    6 votes

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    Make sure you use RGB black instead of Grayscale black in your gradients when making opacity mask in a RGB-based document to avoid shallow blacks and not fading to a complete zero.

    More on that in the comments.

    If you happen to have the same problem, please still add a vote to the request, to track statistics.

  13. Illustrator 2021 Won't Load - I have already contacted Customer Care. They were not able to help.

    Please help. There are a number of users experiencing this major bug. Please read: https://community.adobe.com/t5/illustrator/help-illustrator-2021-won-t-load/td-p/11530119?page=6

    I think Adobe needs to realize that it has been isolated to Illustrator v25.0 only. Like everyone else, the latest releases of Photoshop v22.0.1, InDesign v16.0, and Bridge v11.0 all work just fine. Moving down to Illustrator v24.3 seemed to help get everyone back to work. However, since this is a newer version, there is a question on the projects that we have been working on with v25.0 will open up without any hiccups with v24.3. I am testing that right now as I have…

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  14. Adding Bleed to Previously Saved Files

    I use Adobe CC. I've been trying to add bleed to a previously saved file without bleed. When I open the file then go to >document setup< I am able to add a 1" bleed, but the red bleed line doesn't appear around my artboards once I click ok. Then when I go back into >document setup< it shows that the bleed has been saved, but it is still not visible in the art files.

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  15. Uninstalling Duet Display fixes Premiere and Illustrator crash on file open and file create

    I spent an hour trying to get Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Premiere to simply open a file or create a new file. They would both crash immediately with the dialogue box that sends a crash report.

    I uninstalled without saving settings and reinstalled both. I also ran the Adobe CC Cleaner tool These made no difference.

    Finally, on a hunch I uninstalled Duet Display, a program that allows you to use an iOS device as a second monitor. This fixed the issue.

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  16. Dialog windows move / float to the left

    Bug Report: Floating windows drift offscreen (see attached video).
    Adobe Illustrator 26.4

    I tried reverting to older versions of Adobe Illustrator, but the issue exists for them as well; To me, that suggests the problem is related to the beta macOS. I am raising this bug now because the issue could present itself as users upgrade to macOS Ventura this fall.

    System Info:
    I am running MacOS, Ventura, Version 13.0 Beta (22A5311f) on iMac M1 (2021) with 8MB RAM.

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  17. Round corner not showing, object select not showing multi-select

    round corner only shows with regular select tool but not direct select tool
    when using direct select tool, would not outline selected object
    round corner mod would only show up for default shapes, if anything is divided or combined the round corner stops showing.

    Why do we need to vote for bugs to be fixed?
    shouldn't all bugs be fixed?? i mean it's not a new feature we are requesting.

    5 votes

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    This happens when edges get hidden.

    Enable them back with View > Show Edge (or Cmd/Ctrl + H).


    Also, you can edit your corner values precisely with Corners field in Control and Properties panel. The Shape section in Transform panel allows you to do the same for live shapes.

  18. Anchor Points Malfunctioning

    I regret to report that, after updating to Adobe Illustrator CC 2019 and upgrading my OS Mojave, the anchor points have become rather fickle, especially with the Direct Selection tool. The shape will look the same once drawn with the Pen Tool, and the anchor points will still be there, but they are invisible. They can still be tampered with, but after releasing the mouse they will disappear. The same issue applies to the rectangular grid tool. Anchor points can be edited and seen with the curvature tool; that is about the only way to do so without the anchor…

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  19. Tool panels are enlarged or scaled up

    Updated to Illustrator 2019 - workspace panels have increased dramatically in size - see screen grab of Illustrator and the same area in photoshop.

    Solutions helpful as I cannot have as many panel open as they now take up so much space!

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