EYEDROPPER tool won't pick up character attributes!

Explorer ,
Apr 06, 2022 Apr 06, 2022

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hi everyone!,

Please help me. Eyedropper suddenly stopped picking up character attributes. Please take a look at the image. Character and Paragraph are marked. I don't know what is happening. 

 

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Thanks for your help!

Nat

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Apr 06, 2022 Apr 06, 2022

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When you check those top 2 boxes, does it still not work?

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Apr 06, 2022 Apr 06, 2022

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Hi!

Yes, and still the same behavior.

 

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Apr 06, 2022 Apr 06, 2022

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Suddenly, or after an update?

Either way try a prefs reset...

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Apr 07, 2022 Apr 07, 2022

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Done!, and still happening. I don't know what to do.

 

Nat

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Apr 07, 2022 Apr 07, 2022

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Is it document specific?

If you quit, restart and create a new doc does it happen there too?

And, I have to ask this, it is live text you are trying to sample and not outlined?

Are you using the TYPE attribute to color the text or the regular CHARACTER one?

Might help if you sent a screenshot with text selected and attributes panel open.

I may be wrong but I think selecting text with the TYPE attribute instead of CHARACTER in attributes makes the eyedropper tool wonky as you could have several fills and strokes - it certainly is for me, I have to make a graphic style to apply all instances, but I might be using the eyedropper tool wrong!

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Apr 07, 2022 Apr 07, 2022

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well, it seems for some reason the top 2 boxes didn't get checked even if I did check them and pressed OK. Everytime I opened the attributes they were unchecked. Reinstalled Illustrator and now everything works fine.

 

Thanks for your help!

 

Nat

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