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ALIGN TOOL DOESN'T WORK

Explorer ,
Jul 06, 2018 Jul 06, 2018

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Dear All,

I have an issue to use the align tool, for alignment the object to center of the art-board as per attach screenshot.

Please advise to fix it.

Thanks & B/regards,

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Community Expert , Jul 07, 2018 Jul 07, 2018

Please read the documentation: How to move, align, and distribute objects in Illustrator

Align to artboard is an option in the panel. You need to show the options.

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Community Expert ,
Jul 07, 2018 Jul 07, 2018

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Please read the documentation: How to move, align, and distribute objects in Illustrator

Align to artboard is an option in the panel. You need to show the options.

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Community Expert ,
Jul 07, 2018 Jul 07, 2018

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As Monika Gause​ said:

alignToArtboard.png

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New Here ,
Aug 24, 2021 Aug 24, 2021

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It help for me, thanks!

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New Here ,
Jul 19, 2022 Jul 19, 2022

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I actually have a bug. I click align left, nothing moves. I click align right, and then it does. Any ideas why that might be the case? I have tried with align to selection and with align to artboard

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Adobe Employee ,
Jul 19, 2022 Jul 19, 2022

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Hi @Sumner25309043laj5,

 

We are sorry for the trouble. Would you mind checking if this is happening on a new document with new objects/ layers? If it doesn't, would you mind resetting Illustrator preferences and let us know how it goes.

 

Thanks & Regards,

Anshul Saini

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New Here ,
Jul 20, 2022 Jul 20, 2022

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Ive made a new document and the issue preseists. I have tried resetting illustartor preferences but the error presists. It is even more extreme when I try using distributed align

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Community Expert ,
Jul 19, 2022 Jul 19, 2022

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My Align panel is working perfectly. Can you show some screen captures? Also, try toggling the GPU performance preference. 

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New Here ,
Jul 20, 2022 Jul 20, 2022

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The panel works well, it is I click align left it doesnt work, I click align right it works. A screenshot would just be two squares highlighted and me trying to click a button? Not very useful

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Adobe Employee ,
Jul 20, 2022 Jul 20, 2022

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Hi @Sumner25309043laj5,

 

Thanks for getting back to us. Would it be possible for you to share a small recording of the issue along with a sample file? This would really help us understand the issue, and we can assist accordingly.

 

Looking forward to it.

 

Regards,

Anshul Saini 

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New Here ,
Jul 21, 2022 Jul 21, 2022

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Not really? The broken align feature is file dependent. So on some files left align doesnt work. In another it is right align. Since these are literally new documents with nothing but squares in them, I find it hard to believe someone me clicking the button is the issue (especially since I already reset preferences).

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Community Expert ,
Jul 21, 2022 Jul 21, 2022

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It's not just the shapes, it's the panel setting too. The settings may be file different from file to file, but not the feature. How about uploading a sample document that demonstrates the problem?

 

David Creamer: Community Expert, Adobe Certified Instructor, and Adobe Certified Expert (since 1995)

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New Here ,
Jul 21, 2022 Jul 21, 2022

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@Anshul_Saini @Creamer Training Here is a video with the panel

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Community Expert ,
Jul 21, 2022 Jul 21, 2022

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Can you upload the document?

 

David Creamer: Community Expert, Adobe Certified Instructor, and Adobe Certified Expert (since 1995)

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New Here ,
Jul 21, 2022 Jul 21, 2022

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ok

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New Here ,
Jul 21, 2022 Jul 21, 2022

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Lol, never mind. Adobe says it can't recognize its own .ai file type and I cant upload it!

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New Here ,
Jul 21, 2022 Jul 21, 2022

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  • The attachment's example.ai content type (application/postscript) does not match its file extension and has been removed.

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Community Expert ,
Jul 21, 2022 Jul 21, 2022

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I was having that problem with another Adobe program. Go figure...

I messaged you my email if you want to send me the file.

 

David Creamer: Community Expert, Adobe Certified Instructor, and Adobe Certified Expert (since 1995)

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Community Expert ,
Jul 22, 2022 Jul 22, 2022

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Your alignment problem has something to do with the way the file was constructed, specifically, the multi-level groups. I did not spend a lot of time trying to figure out what actually caused the problem, but I did solve the alignment problem. I ungrouped each object (separately) until they would not ungroup anymore--then I grouped it back together once. 

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David Creamer: Community Expert, Adobe Certified Instructor, and Adobe Certified Expert (since 1995)

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Adobe Employee ,
Jul 22, 2022 Jul 22, 2022

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Thanks, @Creamer Training, for checking this out. It does seem like a specific file issue. I hope your insights help @Sumner25309043laj5.

 

Regards,

Anshul Saini

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Explorer ,
Jul 08, 2018 Jul 08, 2018

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Thanks Monika for your advice, I forgot to select the option to center to artboard instead of the default center to selection, now the tools working well.

B/regards,

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Participant ,
Jun 19, 2020 Jun 19, 2020

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I'm use to Align to Artboard as a Default setting.  Even if I selected a few items, selected a KEY item to align.  The Setting would go back to Artboard.  With 24.2 update, the last used align to:  becomes the default.   By definition, Default would be a fixed setting, not constantly changing as 24.2 seems to do now.  Once in align to Key mode, selecting several items will automatically guess a key item.  

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Engaged ,
Jun 24, 2020 Jun 24, 2020

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I've noticed this too.  It's very very annoying.  Adobe, please fix the default behavior of the alignment tools.

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Community Expert ,
Jun 24, 2020 Jun 24, 2020

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This thread is about version CC2018

 

In version 24.2 we have a completely different issue, because it's a bug. The engineers are working on it already.

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Participant ,
Jun 24, 2020 Jun 24, 2020

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Sorry, I confused the 2018 version of Illustrator not aligning normally with the 2020 version of Illustrator not aligning normally.

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