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Illustrator alignment issue

Explorer ,
May 27, 2021 May 27, 2021

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I have this problem for a long time now and I was never able to fix it.

 

Sometimes objects align absolutely wrong. At first I thought there might be hidden paths or guides but that isn't the case.

 

Maybe someone knows a fix to this.

 

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May 27, 2021 May 27, 2021

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Hi, have you tried to reset Adobe Illustrator preferences?

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May 27, 2021 May 27, 2021

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Hi, no I haven't. But I experience this issue for years. I have updated and reinstalled Illustrator many times but the issue doesn't disappear. I even noticed the issue on other work stations.

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May 27, 2021 May 27, 2021

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Uninstalling and reinstalling does not delete Illustrator's preference files. If you have not done this in sometime, if at all, then it's quite possible that corrupt preferences could be affecting Illustrator's behavior. Deleting preferences restores the program to its defaults which will usually result in improved performance.

To do so:

For Macintosh Users: The User Library folder in which Illustrator’s preferences are stored is hidden by default on most Macintoshes. To access it make sure that Illustrator is closed and click on the desktop to launch a Finder Window (Command-N).With this window in column view follow the path User>Home folder (it’s the folder with an icon that looks like a house—it may have the user’s name rather than “Home”) and click on the Home folder. With the Option Key pressed choose Library from the Finder Go Menu. “Library” will now appear within the Home folder. Within the Library folder find the folder called Preferences and within it find the folder called “Adobe Illustrator <Version #> Settings” (earlier versions of Illustrator might just say “Adobe Illustrator”) and the file called “com.adobe.Illustrator.plist” and delete both that folder and that file. When Illustrator is next launched it will create new preference files and the program will be restored to its defaults.

For Windows Users: You can try the quick way of resetting on a PC which is to hold down Ctrl + Alt + Shift when launching Illustrator and respond affirmatively when asked if you want to reset. There have been some recent reports that the window asking if you want to reset is not popping up but that the prefs are being reset anyway. If this works great but if it doesn’t you may have to manually delete them.

To do so: On Windows 7 and above the preference files are hidden. To find them go to the Control Panel and open Folder Options and then click the View tab. Then select “Show hidden files and folders” or “Show hidden files, folders or drive options” in Advanced Settings. Then delete (or rename) the folder at the end of this path: C:\Users\[User Name]\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Adobe Illustrator [version number]\ Settings\<Language>. Make sure that Illustrator is closed when you do this. When you relaunch the program it will create new preference files and the program will be at its default settings.

The advantage of manually deleting preference files is that after you’ve reset up the program (make sure that no document window is open) to your liking, you can create copies of your personalized “mint” preference files (make sure that you quit the program before copying them—that finalizes your customization) and use them in the future to replace any corrupt versions you may need to delete.

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Explorer ,
May 28, 2021 May 28, 2021

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Thanks, I will look into that.

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New Here ,
Oct 13, 2022 Oct 13, 2022

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hi,

had the same issue – followed your instructions – didn' solve the issue..

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Oct 13, 2022 Oct 13, 2022

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is it possible that masked content inside a group is messing with the height?

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