I have an issue to use the align tool, for alignment the object to center of the art-board as per attach screenshot.
Please advise to fix it.
Thanks & B/regards,
Thanks Monika for your advice, I forgot to select the option to center to artboard instead of the default center to selection, now the tools working well.
I'm use to Align to Artboard as a Default setting. Even if I selected a few items, selected a KEY item to align. The Setting would go back to Artboard. With 24.2 update, the last used align to: becomes the default. By definition, Default would be a fixed setting, not constantly changing as 24.2 seems to do now. Once in align to Key mode, selecting several items will automatically guess a key item.
I've noticed this too. It's very very annoying. Adobe, please fix the default behavior of the alignment tools.
This thread is about version CC2018
In version 24.2 we have a completely different issue, because it's a bug. The engineers are working on it already.
Sorry, I confused the
2018 version of Illustrator not aligning normally
2020 version of Illustrator not aligning normally.
Clearly different issue to all your users.
Does anyone at Adobe actually test the functionality before they release it? Align and Distribute are core tools in Illustrator (and ID) and it not working it ridiculous.
Agreed! I am in the middle of a big job and the align/distrubute functiuon is vital. Please fix urgently!
Anyone...? Is this solved now? I'm still having problems with evenly distributing components...
version 24.2.1 seems to work for me.
FYI: Adobe is willing to lower subscription rates if you ask nicely. I had a couple offers from them in one phone call.
Thanks, Engraver. I've just noticed that the 24.2.1 update is available, so I'll download it.
Well, I've downloaded 24.2.1 and the distribute function still does not work.
I just drew five circles and tried to distribute them both horizontally and vertcially and, in both cases, they all ended up on top of each other.
This is really annoying as it is a function I often use.
Adobe, please FIX!!!
I'm not a distribute user.. more center to page or selecting a key item (then expecting it to default back to my preferance: Page)
I did get distribute to work, seems to stick to Artboard or Selection. good luck.
After selecting the items you wish to align or distribute, make sure your alignment choice is set to "Align to Selection".
When they updated the software recently, the default was reset to "Align to Key Object" (for whatever reason - it really ticks me off when Adobe resets all the customizations with each release).
If yours got reset and you haven't changed it, that's probably what's causing the problem.
Great! Thanks, Vertium, you're a star.
It appears mine was set to "Align to Key Object" in the previous upgrade (prior to 24.2.1). I've changed it as you suggested and it works fine now.
A million thanks! I could not figure out why suddenly a basic function like "distribute" was not working.
SO HELPFUL! Thank you for that call out! I thought I was crazy! 🙂
My align tool is stuck on align to artboard. I change it with the toggle to align to selection, but it doesn't changed.
I've tried it on my control banner, I've tried it from the align tool. Nothing works. It wont let me choose and keep align to selection.
Another problem that happened at the same time concerns the scale tool. When I open it up it automatically scales to the last setting. I have to clear it out then add in the scale I need. BOTH are anoying and time consuming when on a tight scheduled. HOW CAN I FIX THIS?! I'm on a mac powerbook running 10.14.6.
I have a similar issue. Suddenly my "align to selection" option won't toggle on from the "align to artboard". It isn't grayed out so it looks like I should be able to select "align to selection". But it just doesn't do anything. Hoping for some suggestions. Thanks!
This thread is from 2018 where Adobe Broke the Align Tool.
GOOD LUCK finding a solution.
Adobe will soon break whatever that solution is.
well, it just fixed itself...until next time. Go figure.
Mine is doing the exact same thing, I can't get it to change from "Align to Artboard" to "Align to Selection". Has this been answered?