Changing color via Hex doesn't count as an action, so save does not update file

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Aug 09, 2022 Aug 09, 2022

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with an Illustrator file open, if you change the color of a piece of artwork via typing (or pasting) a Hex color number in the color palette, it doesn't count that change as a "change" so if you hit save, the file won't save and update because the application isn't logging the change. Same goes for undo, it won't undo the color change it will skip back to the last change made before the color Hex adjust. Conversely, color adjustment via any other way (click a swatch, eyedropper, rgb/cmyk sliders, etc.) DO record the color change, it will show up as "Undo Color" and an immediate save after color change updates the saved file. Asking that keyed Hex or pasted Hex color be added to history triggers. 

 

I constantly use Smart Objects in Photoshop and while a color overlay in PS is an in-app way to change all the color of the object often after to open the object back in Illustrator to adjust the art and/or color. Sometimes I forget that pasting a Hex from Photoshop to the Illustrator file will not commit the color when I hit Save and close the Smart Object (in photoshop it remains unchanged) so have to use some work around after pasting color, like a copy paste delete of art so that the program registers that other things have changed even though put back. 

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Participant , Aug 10, 2022 Aug 10, 2022

Done. Here is a link to the UserVoice post in case anyone wants to jump over there to add comment etc. I believe the same issue occurs in PC version of application so if someone can confirm and add that would appreciate. 

 

Adobe UserVoice: Hex color doesn't count as an action 

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So you paste in a color number, but there is no object selected?

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Nope, object selected and lets say its filled with Black #000000, and lets say you have a gray color, hex 9292929 that you have copied the number. Pasting that into the Hex color box and hiting enter will change the object's color on screen. However, if you hit Save, nothing happens, you'll have to do another action to be able to save the change. 

 

Now I DID mispoke when I said typing the number had the same effect. Just now, with a black object selected, I typed 929292 and enter, the object changed colors AND I was able to hit save and the file save/update. SO it is just a pasted Hex color that the bug occurs. 

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I would suggest you post this to Uservoice where the engineers will see it.

http://illustrator.uservoice.com

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Done. Here is a link to the UserVoice post in case anyone wants to jump over there to add comment etc. I believe the same issue occurs in PC version of application so if someone can confirm and add that would appreciate. 

 

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