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  1. Double Tool Bars

    My current build of Adobe Illustrator is displaying two toolbars, side by side, one minimized and one expanded. I'm assuming this is a bug. I reset the essentials tool bar and re-installed illustrator but the problem persists. See the left side of the attached screenshot

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  2. New Swatch grayed out when Stroke Color is active

    Make New Swatch always available, not only when the Fill Color is active.

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    Hi Jan,

    Your New swatch option is disabled since the Stroke Color is set to None. New swatch functionality by default takes the current color.
    If you apply some color to Stroke, the option will get enabled, similarly if you change Fill to None, it will be disabled for Fill as well.

    Hope This helps.

  3. Copy text from illustrator and paste into word pastes as image and not editable text

    Illustrator CC 22.1.
    Mack book pro MacOS high Sierra Version10.13.6.
    Microsoft Word Version16.23 (190309)

    Copy text from illustrator (Command C) and paste it into Word (Command V) using shortcuts on keyboard the text does not come in to word as editable text but as a picture that I cannot edit.

    I copy text from illustrator and past it into Word for editing and then past it back into Illustrator when I am done with the word editing. I do this for technical drawings, sketchbooks and any other 2D design and presentation work.
    Since 2011 until 2018 I was able to…

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    If you right click in word you should get a paste as text option.
    Can you please contact Microsoft support. Like most applications we do promise text in clipboard along with other formats like svg, metafile etc…
    It is for word to pick any of these clipboard formats and consume.

  4. User Interface zoomed in

    The interface in my Adobe Illustrator 2019 is 'zoomed-in' and it's not the same size as other Adobe apps. I've attached a screen shot of Illustrator 2018 vs Illustrator 2019.

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  5. "Left-click the tool to view a list of all the tools in the tool group." Does not work.

    "Left-click the tool to view a list of all the tools in the tool group."

    Very simple, right? We've all been able to do it forever.

    Well, I don't want to be overly unpleasant about this, but, having finally upgraded from Adobe CS5 to Adobe CC, I find that this most basic of actions is unperformable on my computer. It worked in CS5.

    It's the newest version of Mojave, 10.14.3, and the newest version of Illustrator, on account of me having just installed it.

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  6. Pathfinder Merge actually Dividing, leaving cut out objects behind

    This might be easier to read on the forums where the images are inline with the explanation, but I copy pasted everything here anyway. Here's the thread.

    https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2601397

    This has been a thorn in my side for so long I can no longer ignore it. I don't know when it happened but at some point Illustrator's Merge tool started dividing objects instead of merging them, and leaves behind cut up versions of objects that are behind the visible objects.

    MacBook Pro 15 2017
    macOS Mojave Version 10.14.2
    2.9 GHz Intel Core i7
    16GB memory
    using Illustrator CC 2019 version 23.0.2

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    The objects had the Overprint attribute checked in Attributes panel. With this option on Illustrator leaves fragments unmerged to match the assumed intention behind having Overprint one. This is a normal expected behaviour, but not a transparent one.

    If you have this problem, don’t hesitate to leave the comment to force the team to rethink the UX behind this.

  7. Pen tool rapidly changes to selection tool arrow glitch

    Pen tool rapidly changes to selection tool arrow when I move the cursor. OS 10.14.3 / Ai CC 23.0.2. On wacom tablet. The pen tool icon changes every micro-second to the selection tool icon and back again. Very hard to work this way. If I more my stylus even a tiny bit it happens. I have the pen tool selected in the toolbox.

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  8. Constantly Crashes while opening file in newest AI v23.0.2

    Repeated Crashes while trying to open AI file
    Unistalled and Installed again
    Issue persists

    Operating System Windows 10 Home 64-bit Operating System, x64-based processor
    Processor Interl(R) Core(TM) i7-6500U CPU @ 2.50GHz 2.60 GHz
    Installed RAM 8.00 GB

    Illustrator version 23.0.2 (64-bit)
    SYSTEM INFO attached

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  9. Holding pen tool only two options pops up

    While on holding pen tool no add anchor points there

    I searched whole pannel but did not get. You will better understand me when you find in the attachments below.

    Plz let me know if i am wrong

    Thanks

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  10. Whenever I use my pentool now, wherever I hold the tool, doesn't allow me to click at that spot, it will draw 1cm above/below my click.

    Whenever I use my pentool now, wherever I hold the tool, doesn't allow me to click at that spot, it will draw 1cm above/below my click. pleaase fix thiiiissss gliiiiiitch!!!!!!!

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  11. What video formats can we upload to bug requests?

    I used to be able to upload videos to the bug reports but now no matter what format I seem to choose, I get a note that the format cannot upload. Furthermore, the bug report gets posted anyway without notice so if I try to upload a different format the post is double posted.

    Can you please tell us what types of formats are allowed?

    Can you change the bug report form so that when an unsupported video format is selected there's a warning or indication before pressing the post idea button OR if an unsupported format is selected and…

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    We receive videos in form of .mov, .mp4 and at times even .mpg.
    This portal allows attachments up to 50 mb and you can use any format for it. Is it possible there is a software or an browser extention that is troubling you. Can you please try this bug form from another browser or computer.

  12. Touch Screen

    I have a laptop with a touch screen (that I never use, and never intend to use). Every time I open Illustrator, it tells me that it has detected that I am using a touch enabled screen and asks if I want to switch. I would be VERY appreciative if you could make this pop up with a "don't ask me again on this computer" checkbox as it is really annoying as it not always obvious that it has popped up and it makes the screen unresponsive.

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    Hi,

    Sorry to hear that this dialog was annoying you so much. I am glad to share that this has been removed from the latest release of Illustrator. Please upgrade to latest version to get rid of this issue.

    Thanks
    Anish Kumar
    Illustrator Team

  13. Recent change to transform function is anti-intuitive.

    I have used Illustrator since version 1.11 and the shift key has always been used to constrain angles and proportion in drawing and transforming. suddenly without notice in the latest upgrade the shift key has to be used to FREE transform and the default in the transform function is to maintain proportion or constrain movement to 45 or 90 degrees. This is against the habits of 30 years use. I have also noticed that in the Option>scale function the highlight which used to default to the angle value no longer does so requiring addition keystroking. Not helpful.

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    Uhm, the Shift does not behave like this now, and even in Photoshop they decided to give a legal option to change it back.


    As for the Scale and Rotate dialogs not focusing the filed with the value — also fixed.


    Please comment back if you still have these problems.

  14. Turn Sensei Off and Presets

    Sensei is making my life ****...what it thinks I want to do is not what I want to do, as such the bug I want to report is my "turn sensei off" button is hidden. For example when using the puppet tool I have to now delete all the pins Sensei thinks I want before I can do the thing I actually want to do making the task longer than it needs to take. That's just the latest (five minutes ago) example of how Sensei is messing up day. Give us a checkbox in preferences to turn Sensei off.

    Presets…

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    There is already a preference to turn off the Sensei feature that you spoke about. Go to preference , go to general tab and turn off the checkbox “Enable Content Aware Defaults”. This is the last option on the second column.

    Units are part of presets so each time you create a file using a preset it will create using the units that was saved in the preset. To workaround this what you need to do is follow the following steps:
    1. Press CTRL+N or CMD+M – depending on your platform
    2. Select the preset of your choice e.g. A4 / Letter etc…
    3. On the right pane change the unit to your choice like inches.
    4. Create your file
    5. The next time you come back to this file new dialog you should have this preset in your recent tab

  15. Can't create new file

    When I click Create New... it comes up with a window but it doesn't have anything on it. All that comes up is the window with the title of %CCXFNFTDIALOG_NAME. It is really annoying since I can't create new project.

    I'm on a Window 10 running Illustrator 23.0.1.

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  16. No swatches showing for any panels

    When I open up a file using the open with option inside of Windows explorer, my swatches are always empty no matter what panel I'm using. Colors panel, etc. The only way it doesn't seem to have this bug is if I'm inside of Adobe Illustrator and I open a file from inside of the program. This is very inconvenient.

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    This is working as expected. You have opened a png file and since a png file will not have Illustrator swatches it does not show up.
    If you create a new Illustrator file will then see Illustrator swatches. Once you have created a new Illustrator file you can place the png file inside it.

  17. Interacting with properties panel can make app require force close

    MacOS 10.14.1
    Illustrator 23.0.1

    Clicking on options in the 'Properties' palette, then clicking outside the resulting dialog can make the app become mostly unusable:

    • Menus are greyed out
    • any menu function can't be done, including save and quit
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    Hi David,

    This happens, when you open some menu while a panel pop-up is still open. Since you had the fill popup open from properties panel, when you clicked on menu, so its grayed out.
    You need to close the popup first to open the menu.

  18. No icon - can't recognise file type.

    Latest build Windows 10 with Ai 23.0.1 can't recognise the file and keeps asking what to open with. Additionally the icon is missing on all ai. files.

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    Please reinstall Illustrator. The functionality that you are referencing comes from the Windows operating system and re-associating file types using the Windows operating system should solve the issue.

  19. Wrong font preview for RTL languages

    There are a few problems with the new fonts preview in the last version of Illustrator.
    1. Even though 'Selected Text' preview option is selected the preview shows first five Hebrew alphabet letters instead.
    2. This happens weather the text box is selected or the text itself.
    3. Sometimes the 'Selected Text' preview is shown. In those cases it's shown backwards (LTR instead of RTL).

    This happens in spite of the fact that the text box is marked as a 'Hebrew' one and 'RTL Arabic' digits is selected.
    I'm using a Mac running OS X 10.13.6 High Sierra.

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    Hi Eli,

    Not all the fonts have all the glyphs available with them to show the preview. For the fonts where glyphs are not available, we show the default sample preview (that’s why you get first five glyphs for those fonts)

    Hope This helps.

    Thanks
    Anish Kumar
    Illustrator QE

  20. stroke

    Stroke panel does not work correctly. No details are shown and only after multiple workspace changes, does it sometimes appear.

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    Thanks for contacting us. your panel is in collapsed state. Please click on double arrow button to expand the same.

    Thanks
    Anish Kumar
    Illustrator Team

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