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Can't Finish Previewing

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May 30, 2018 May 30, 2018

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I know that this problem has been discussed here before, but I couldn't find a solution that works for me.

I have an illustration of many objects that were created using the image traced. I am trying to select all these objects to create a pattern out of them, but when I am doing so I keep getting this message:

"Can't finish previewing. Could not complete the requested operation."

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Apr 22, 2022 Apr 22, 2022

Finally, i got solution of this
i have same issue and pressed Ctrl+E key and then my issue fixed
to fix this just press the Ctrl+E key,

it's fixed, enjoy

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Community Beginner , Dec 06, 2022 Dec 06, 2022

Hi Anshul,

I think clossing all other running applications helped me to somehow complete that project. 

Thanks for the revert.

Syrus

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Community Beginner , Mar 08, 2023 Mar 08, 2023

I ran into this problem too and finally found the issue.  It was a short (128px by 1px), line with no fill and no stroke.  When I deleted it, everything was back to normal.  When I pasted the offending line in a new doc, the same "Can't finish previewing. Could not complete the requested operation." warning came up whenever I tried to leave outline mode. 

 

I found it by hiding everything, going into any non-outline view mode, and then revealing chunks at a time until I isolated and eliminated the

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Community Expert ,
May 30, 2018 May 30, 2018

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Which version?

Which system?

Which hardware (especially RAM)

How many paths and how many points are there in the artwork?

Any additional effects?

Transparency?

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Which version?

Illustrator CC

Which system?

macOS Sierra Version 10.12.6

Which hardware (especially RAM)

RAM 16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3

Graphics: Intel Iris Pro 1536 MB

How many paths and how many points are there in the artwork?

Many, as the artwork is a result of Image Trace, and there are lots of copies of these objects in the same file.

Any additional effects?

No

Transparency?

No

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reema20189837  schrieb

How many paths and how many points are there in the artwork?

Many, as the artwork is a result of Image Trace, and there are lots of copies of these objects in the same file.

WHich might just be too much.

You can have them counted with the Document info panel. Set it to "Objects"

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Attached an image of what I got.

Screen Shot 2018-05-30 at 5.34.47 PM.png

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Now, I have another document which was just working fine, poping slightly the same message  "Can't finish previewing, there isn't enough memory"

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Community Expert ,
May 30, 2018 May 30, 2018

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Try a restart (at least Illustrator) to clear up RAM.

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I did this. Illustrator worked fine at the beginning, but then it started to crash every now and then.

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Which Image Trace Method you have applied?. Try to chose low colors methods to reduce the amount of created paths and anchor points .But it depends on your task

Also you can use Live Paint.method and then expand object for creating new objects. 

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Sep 18, 2019 Sep 18, 2019

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I've just come across this wanring after updating to 23.1

I've never seen it before and the illustration I'm looking at isn't any more complex than others I've opened.

 

FYI, the image is opened via Acrobat Pro, something I do a lot without ever having this issue.

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Sep 18, 2019 Sep 18, 2019

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I tried saving-off the file to see if that would help, I got a warning "Unknown error occurred" 😠

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Sep 18, 2019 Sep 18, 2019

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Using a script that imports multi-page PDFs worked.

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New Here ,
Apr 10, 2020 Apr 10, 2020

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I was getting the same error. I noticed that primarliy when the issue did not prevail, my internet connection was on but when i started getting the undesired notification, the internet was off. It is due to the fact when you have not signed in to Adobe Suite.

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Apr 22, 2022 Apr 22, 2022

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Finally, i got solution of this
i have same issue and pressed Ctrl+E key and then my issue fixed
to fix this just press the Ctrl+E key,

it's fixed, enjoy

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Nov 29, 2022 Nov 29, 2022

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This wolution dint work for me.

SYRUS_KG_0-1669720140973.png

 

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Community Beginner ,
Nov 29, 2022 Nov 29, 2022

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This solotion dint work for me, is there any other update for this issue.

SYRUS_KG_0-1669720292415.png

 

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Adobe Employee ,
Dec 06, 2022 Dec 06, 2022

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Hi @SYRUS_KG,

 

Thanks for reaching out and trying the step. This generally happens when there is not enough RAM or GPU VRAM available for Illustrator to create a preview of the document. Would you mind closing other apps running in the background and seeing if that helps? Additionally, if there are multiple artboards in the file, then would you mind checking if saving each artboard to a separate file helps or not?

Anshul_Saini_0-1670362475386.png

 

If this doesn't help, would you mind confirming your system specification and sharing the file with us? We'll check on our end and share our observations with you.

 

Kindly update the discussion if you still need assistance with it. We'd be happy to help.

 

Thanks,

Anshul Saini

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Dec 06, 2022 Dec 06, 2022

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Hi Anshul,

I think clossing all other running applications helped me to somehow complete that project. 

Thanks for the revert.

Syrus

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Dec 12, 2022 Dec 12, 2022

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Glad to hear that closing background apps helped, @Eric27175746omn0. Please feel free to reach out if you run into any other questions or issues in the future. We'd be happy to help.

 

Thanks,

Anshul Saini

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Mar 18, 2023 Mar 18, 2023

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I had the same issue after looking at solutions i tried putting all my work into the atrboard becuase i had things allo over the place and i was going to transfer it to a new file and putting everything in the artboard worked! Thank you for the idea!

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I ran into this problem too and finally found the issue.  It was a short (128px by 1px), line with no fill and no stroke.  When I deleted it, everything was back to normal.  When I pasted the offending line in a new doc, the same "Can't finish previewing. Could not complete the requested operation." warning came up whenever I tried to leave outline mode. 

 

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