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We have the fix available in the latest release. Please update Illustrator using Adobe Creative Cloud application to the latest build for version Illustrator CC 24.0.0
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An error occurred while saving the commentdnelson commented
I am unable to save illustrator files in Catalina. This is a ridiculously critical issue that I cannot believe went unseen.
I CAN SAVE (command S) an existing file.
1. Save As (menu or key commands)
2. Save as Template (“)
I am running the latest version from the Creative Cloud. I have the latest Catalina PUBLIC release (No betas).
I am not running an Illustrator 3rd party plug-ins.
The ONLY WAY I can work is to duplicate an EXISTING AI file, work in it (often deleting everything first if I need to make a new file) and then saving it. I MUST change the name in the FINDER prior to opening it when I duplicate it as this is the only way to change the file name. As mentioned, Save As won’t work at all. NO dialogue box. NO crash. Nothing.
Also as a side note, suddenly, everything in Photoshop is a .PSD, regardless of what file format I save it in. I need to change there suffix in the finder after the save (ie; JPG).
I just don’t get how this critical stuff was all overlooked. I pay a premium for the subscription. What good is it if I can’t save my work?????