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    Bonnie Retief commented  · 

    Gradients and patterns can also not be added to Groups (see attached).

    A gradient and a pattern should function in the same way colour functions. They are all "fills".

    I will also add that even when adding a rectangle filled with the pattern to your library as a workaround so that in other documents you can drag and drop the graphic—that graphic does not bring the pattern swatch into your swatches palette.

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    Bonnie Retief commented  · 

    It's crazy that this is not possible. Patterns are often very much a part of visual identities. Libraries exist in part to manage and provide easy access to visual identity assets.

    https://graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/questions/57904/illustrator-how-to-add-a-pattern-to-existing-color-library

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    Thank you all for reporting this issue and providing us your valuable feedback.

    What we have found out so far is that this issue can happen in multiple workflows. For clear tracking, validation and closure. We will closing this thread for given below two scenarios which we believe are fixed now:

    1)Double click any Ai file to launch Illustrator
    2)Placing files in Illustrator via Bridge.

    For two other scenarios that we know of that can cause this, we have created a separate thread :https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/601447-illustrator-bugs/suggestions/39220189-ai-displays-the-start-screen-on-opening-the-file-a .If you are encountering the below mentioned issues with latest Version (24.0.1 on Mac and Win), then please vote on newly provided User voice thread and provide Test File via File→Package, Video and steps via dropping email at sharewithai@adobe.com along with this thread link so that we can identify and fix the root cause.

    1. On opening a file in Illustrator the START SCREEN do…

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    Bonnie Retief commented  · 

    The files I have opened are showing as open in the "Window" dropdown menu, but I am staring at a blank Illustrator interface screen with only the top menu bar and tools palette showing.

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