Illustrator 2018 Artboard Problem
Every time I try to add a new artboard or rearrange existing artboards it causes Illustrator to freeze and I have to force quit. This was not a problem in Ai2017, please fix.
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Ashutosh Chaturvedi | Sr. Quality Engineering Manager – Illustrator
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Having the same issue today with AI 22.0.1 on Mac OS 10.13.2 (17C88).
I can rearrange existing artboards and option-click-drag to copy, but if I click the "Create New Artboard" button, the app freezes and I have to force quit and restart.
Incidentally, this only seems to be an issue in a file that uses 0 spacing between the boards. If I start a new doc with default artboard spacing, the button seems to work normally.
AdminNitish Agarwal (Illustrator on Web/iPad Team) (Lead Software Engineer, Adobe Illustrator) commented
You can try duplicating artboards and then arrange them with 0 spacing.
Andy Engelkemier commented
This is my problem as well. And Yes, I intentionally created artboards with zero spacing.
Nitish, I don't understand your sentence. Could you elaborate on the solution?
I assume I can create artboards another way, it's just that the "new artboard" button is broken.
But It seems like it's a confirmed bug. Can you verify that Adobe is aware of the bug and is working on a solution?
For now I've come up with a work around where I duplicate an existing artboard by using the artboard tool docked on the left. The freezing happens when I select either "New Artboard" or "Rearrange All Artboards" from my tool palette that I have docked on the right side. Hope that gives you some more info...
It's not the file because even when I start with a blank document and try to add an artboard it freezes.