Exported Stroke Dashed Line with 'Type Optimized' anti-aliasing for 1 px Not Appearing in .png

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Jan 24, 2019 Jan 24, 2019

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I have a 1 px Stroke DASHED Line in a .AI file

When I export the 1 px Stroke DASHED line to a .png with 'Type Optimized' anti-aliasing...the 1 px Stroke DASHED Line does NOT show up in the exported .png

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When I export the 1 px Stroke DASHED line to a .png with 'Art Optimized' anti-aliasing...the 1 px Stroke DASHED Line DOES show up in the exported .png...but now the Text on my .png is of much lower Quality.

How can I export a 'Type Optimized' .png AND get the 1 px Stroke DASHED line to show up?

1/24/2019 Edit:

Version: Adobe Illustrator CC 2019

1/24/2019 Edit:

Talked to Customer Service Rep. They said my file was corrupted and told me to create a new file and copy everything over to the new file. I did that and it exported the 1 px Stroke DASHED lines Correctly.

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Adobe Community Professional , Jan 24, 2019 Jan 24, 2019
Smells like a bug.One possible workaround is to select the dashed line(s) and apply the Effect > Path > Outline Stroke effect.Then try to export again with the Type Optimized setting.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 24, 2019 Jan 24, 2019

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Smells like a bug.

One possible workaround is to select the dashed line(s) and apply the Effect > Path > Outline Stroke effect.

Then try to export again with the Type Optimized setting.

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Yup looks like your Solution works, as well as the Customer Service Rep's Solution in the Edit of the OP. Thanks.

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As for your second edit note: I still think it's a bug, at least in conjunction with horizontal and vertical dashed lines.

To reproduce:

- Type some text

- Draw some horizontal and vertical 1 pt dashed lines

- Export as .png with the Type Optimized setting (no matter what export route you are using)

Now, take a look at the exported .png files.

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Jan 04, 2022 Jan 04, 2022

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I'm guessing it's more than a bug, as two years later I'm having the same issue.

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May 20, 2022 May 20, 2022

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I spent hours yesterday trying to figure out what was wrong - both AI 2022 and AI 2021 cannot export my dashed lines in PNGs. If the same line is solid, it will appear. Wasted so much time. I gave up and switched to SVGs to get the job moving along.  So frustrating.

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