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  1. Image File open but not showing up

    When using the latest version of Illustrator cc I open vector images the image file opens however it is not visible, I do get visibility briefly when the file is shut down or resized from maximised within the program. It is only a fleeting view and disappears again when reopened or maximised?

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  2. Illustrator doesn't find color profile, which are shown in Indesign

    Hi everybody,

    I installed an eci color profile (pso-coated_v3) on my windows 10 computer (right-mouse-click, then install). In Photoshop CC and Indesign CC everything is fine, so it is installed correctly. But the new profile isn't shown in Illustrator CC.

    I reopened Illustrator and also de- and reinstalled it...

    Does anybody has got an idea, why the new profile doesn't show in in the color-settings of Illustrator?

    Thanks a lot!

    Best wishes
    Rene

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  3. Arrow keys stopped moving selected objects

    Selected objects are not moving with arrow keys (this was working fine earlier today). In the history panel it shows the actions as "Move" when I press the arrows, but the objects do not move with this method.

    I had not changed any settings, verified the layers were not locked, tried it with a single object and got the same result. I tried this on both my Mac keypad and my bluetooth keyboard, so it isn't an issue with the keys themselves. I restarted my Mac twice and it has failed to resolve.

    Additionally, objects have also been randomly selected…

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    This got solved by changing the Keyboard Increment parameter in Preferences > General back to a normal value.

    Since it’s the first field that gets active when the dialog is called, it seems like it’s very easy to change it accidentally. It’s not the first time this is reported, so if it happened to you — please try to see if you can recreate the problem intentionally.

  4. ガイド線が消せない。選択できない。

    いくつかのファイルで、ガイド線を引いた後、選択もできず、消すこともできない状態に陥ります。ガイド線を一括非表示にした時に限り表示を一時的に消すことができます。印刷入稿などへ回しても現物に影響はないので良しとしていますが、作業にあたりとても邪魔で困っています。
    【マザーボード】
    ASUS PRIME B660-PLUS D4

    【CPU】
    12th Gen intel(R) Core(TM) i5-12500

    【CPUクーラー】
    DeepCool AK400

    【メモリー】
    Corsair DDR4-3200(1600MHz) 16GB*4枚(64GB搭載)

    【グラフィック】
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050

    【OS】
    windows10 64bit

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    Guides in Illustrator, unlike in InDesign, are considered to be objects and exist within layers. As per the comment by Ten_A, if your guides are contained within a locked layer, they won’t be selectable. 

    If you wish to change this behavior, you should upvote this request: https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/333657-illustrator-desktop-feature-requests/suggestions/37211029-make-guides-to-be-like-in-indesign

  5. Blend Modes are Broken in Illustrator 27.8.1 and also in After Effects 23.6.0

    Hello - I updated all my creative cloud stuff yesterday and blend modes don't work in Illustrator 27.8.1 and also in After Effects 23.6.0

    I opened after effects 22.6.5 and that works as it's supposed to.

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  6. ガイドを必要な場所に合わせられない

    ガイドをオブジェクトやアートボードに合わせて配置したいが、
    合わせられず、ガイドの意味が無い。

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  7. Can't resize objects, issue with selection tool

    Can't resize objects like images or text boxes once they have been placed. Could only use scale and rotate for resizing items. Seems the selection tool isn't working as it should, or it's illustrator itself. I've seen this seems like a recurring problem over the years

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  8. Two selection borders around text

    There's a second border around a text in my file when I select it. I cannot find why, what it does and how to remove it. When I create new text, it doesn't appear.

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  9. Shapes drawn with the pencil tool are always created with the basic fill appearance, even if "new art has basic appearance" is not checked.

    1. Create a new Illustrator document.
    2. In the Appearance panel, deselect "New art has basic appearance", if it's selected.
    3. Select the pencil tool and use it to draw a curved line.
    4. Set the stroke of the line to 10 point and the color to red.
    5. Set the fill to black.
    6. Draw another line with the pencil tool. The stroke is 10 point red, but the fill reverts to none.
    7. Repeat with the pen tool. This time, the fill stays black when a second line is drawn.

    This problem was not present in earlier versions of Illustrator.

    System: Adobe Illustrator 27.6.1, M2…

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  10. Files have a swatch that cannot be deleted

    Please help me understand why this swatch cannot be deleted. In this case it is a Pantone swatch, but in other files it's just a global color. I have deleted all objects and links in this file to be sure it's not connected to some hidden element.

    Thank you for looking. It is becoming an issue in file cleanup for clients. They all have this one odd, unremovable swatch from another project.

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  11. Selecting all objects on layer via Layers panel not recognized by Intertwine

    AI 27.5
    Go to Layers panel
    Click target button for Objects layer (to select all paths on that layer)
    Choose Object > Intertwine... note that Make is gray
    Instead, in Layers panel click to select first object and Shift + click to select last object. Object > Intertwine > Make is available

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  12. Can NOT see what is selected!

    Selecting an Object or text no longer gives any indication that it is selected! No handles, no highlighting. I updated to 27.5 and it seemed like it worked for a few clicks, but has reverted back. I can't see that it is a setting, and can't seem to get the expected behavior back. It is ridiculously difficult to work on a file when you have to just assume something is selected!!

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  13. I can't scale objects, neither with basic arrow tool, it feels like this one is the same of the white arrow.

    I can't scale objects, neither with basic arrow tool. It feels like it's the same of the white arrow. I tried changing area's work, illustrator version, but nothing happens. It just doesn't work, shift + click doesn't scale any object, nothing happens when i click on the angle, it only shows me the anchor points just like the white arrow...

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  14. Recolour tool does not load custom colour palettes (AI 27.3)

    I have restarted my machine already multiple times, but when I try to use the recolour tool, the added colour palettes I created do not load on the right hand side

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  15. Cannot move Guide line even when it is unlocked

    Cannot move "Guide" line with selection tool or direct select tool even when the layer of "guide" is unlocked. Been happening for a week now.

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    Guides in Illustrator can be locked in two ways: separately, as any other object, or all at once, using View > Guides > Lock/Unlock Guides command, which is independent of the common way, and won’t allow you to unlock guides later one by one, only all of them together.

  16. Multiple Artboards X and Y axis not resetting

    This is a new issue: normally the X and Y axis reset when you click on an alternate artboard but recently, it's maintain the X and Y of the first artboard. My sample is a 4"x4", 4-artboard layout, and the shape is on artboard 2, horizontal to artboard 1.

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  17. Smart Object from Illustrator to PS not working after Mac Ventura 13.2.1 update

    Copy and pasting a vector file from Illustrator into Photoshop as a smart object no longer saves the way it used to. In Photoshop, when I wanted to make a change to the smart object, I would double click on it in the layers panel, it opens in Illustrator, make a change, cmd + s to save, back to Photoshop and the smart object would update. Now after updating to Ventura 13.2.1, the process is the same, but after saving and returning to Photoshop, my fonts show up differently. Screenshots included.

    1 - Smart Object in Photoshop
    2 - Making…

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    The problem got resolved when fonts got activated for Photoshop in the font manager app.

    It seems that for some reason Photoshop does not warn users about missing fonts in smarts, although it should not be relevant, since Ps reads the PDF content from a smart to render it...

    Needs further investigation. If you have updates on this — please comment.

  18. Glitch signs introduced by illustrator when opening a plot created by R

    Hi everyone,

    I mainly use Illustrators to manually edit plots/figures created by R (a statistical programming tool). R creates PDFs which can (normally) be opened and edited using Illustrator.

    However, I recently encountered a strange bug. My plots look just fine when I open the PDFs using Acrobat Reader, but they contain glitch signs instead of points when I open them using Illustrator 2023.

    I am attaching a (zoomed in) picture showing these symbols. If anyone can help, that would be very appreciated :).

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  19. Selecting and moving points

    When I select a curve that has another element behind, and then try to select a point to move it, most of the time I end up selecting and element behind this point (another curve or layer). So to avoid this I end up locking all element except the one I'm working on it, if I don't end up loosing a lot of time doing this point selection over and over...
    My guess is you should establish some virtual lock while this moving operation are happening, or some priority hierarchy...
    Another problem is while I move the point I'm pressing…

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  20. Compound paths not saving

    When I make an object a compound path and then save as an SVG, when I go to open the file again, all of the compound paths have reverted to paths. I've uninstalled and reinstalled, I've tried an earlier version, I've done everything I can think of and still my SVG files will not retain compound paths. I'm using an M1 MacBook Pro, AI v27.2

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