Cannot Distribute evenly by set distance with Align

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Feb 25, 2022 Feb 25, 2022

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Hello.


I'm trying to distribut by a set distance.  My document is set to inches.

 

I've picked 4 objects and have a key object selected.  When I type "1" into the distance... it seems to move it an arbitrary amount. I thought it would be 1" but it distributes them by .01... If I type 1" or 1in or 1 in.  Illustrator doesn't seem to understand what i'm trying to do and defaults back to just 1.  I guess my question is what is the unit of Measure I am entering and how do i change it to inches, or cm or mm or whatever unit I need?


Thanks!

 

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Feb 25, 2022 Feb 25, 2022

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Is align to pixels turned on?

Or align to grid?

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Feb 25, 2022 Feb 25, 2022

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Align to pixels and Align to grid?  i didn't even know I could do that.  Where is that setting?

 

I have smart guides on.... but that's all i can think of...

 

 

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Feb 25, 2022 Feb 25, 2022

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I just tried this and had the same problem... with a 1 and no type of units specified. It "should" say a unit of measure there! Try changing your units to another type (like cm) and back to inches. Try starting the align again, deselect and reselect. I don't know what exactly it was that got the units to come back into my Align panel, but after playing around a little it now says 1 in in that field. Something was being buggy though.


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Feb 25, 2022 Feb 25, 2022

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Yeah, I'm pretty sure it's a bug. Of course, now that I want it to happen it won't, but even earlier today regardless of unit settings to the contrary, Distribute Spacing was stuck on points. When I set general units to inches (or cm, or mm, it doesn't matter), whatever value I enter, and even if I enter the units with the value, it returns a spacing of points, although it doesn't display the units. Switching the units to points and checking the spacing in the Transform panel confirms that the value is correct but the units are invariably points. Repeatedly changing units and activating the spacing button several times (seems to be a random number of times) finally resets the panel so that it delivers the correct units.

 

No, I have not yet reported the problem through Uservoice, as I thought it might have been related to other glitches I was encountering, and my problem alone, but I think I have cleared up the rest of the issues, and now I see that its not just me.

 

So to recap, the problem is real, exactly as @Dan Rodney  describes, and the units are points, and after a night's sleep and try it again, reporting it if it persists.

 

Thanks,
Peter

 

 

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Mar 18, 2022 Mar 18, 2022

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Someone else has had the same issue https://community.adobe.com/t5/illustrator-discussions/distribute-spacing-illustrator-first-launch-b...

 

I just tried it in 26.1 and it worked on first launch. So maybe the bug has been fixed.


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