ALIGN TOOL DOESN'T WORK

Explorer ,
Jul 06, 2018 Jul 06, 2018

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Dear All,

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,

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Adobe Community Professional , Jul 07, 2018 Jul 07, 2018
Please read the documentation: How to move, align, and distribute objects in Illustrator Align to artboard is an option in the panel. You need to show the options.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 07, 2018 Jul 07, 2018

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Please read the documentation: How to move, align, and distribute objects in Illustrator

Align to artboard is an option in the panel. You need to show the options.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jul 07, 2018 Jul 07, 2018

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As Monika Gause​ said:

alignToArtboard.png

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Explorer ,
Jul 08, 2018 Jul 08, 2018

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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.

B/regards,

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Participant ,
Jun 19, 2020 Jun 19, 2020

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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.  

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Engaged ,
Jun 24, 2020 Jun 24, 2020

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I've noticed this too.  It's very very annoying.  Adobe, please fix the default behavior of the alignment tools.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 24, 2020 Jun 24, 2020

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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.

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Participant ,
Jun 24, 2020 Jun 24, 2020

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Sorry, I confused the 2018 version of Illustrator not aligning normally with the 2020 version of Illustrator not aligning normally.

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Participant ,
Jun 24, 2020 Jun 24, 2020

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Sorry,  I confused the

2018 version of Illustrator not aligning normally

with the

2020 version of Illustrator not aligning normally.  

 

Clearly different issue to all your users.




 

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Explorer ,
Jun 29, 2020 Jun 29, 2020

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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.

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Explorer ,
Jun 29, 2020 Jun 29, 2020

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Agreed! I am in the middle of a big job and the align/distrubute functiuon is vital. Please fix urgently!

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New Here ,
Jul 16, 2020 Jul 16, 2020

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Anyone...? Is this solved now? I'm still having problems with evenly distributing components...

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Participant ,
Jul 16, 2020 Jul 16, 2020

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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.

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Explorer ,
Jul 16, 2020 Jul 16, 2020

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Thanks, Engraver. I've just noticed that the 24.2.1 update is available, so I'll download it.

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Explorer ,
Jul 16, 2020 Jul 16, 2020

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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!!!

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Participant ,
Jul 16, 2020 Jul 16, 2020

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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.

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Explorer ,
Jul 16, 2020 Jul 16, 2020

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After selecting the items you wish to align or distribute, make sure your alignment choice is set to "Align to Selection". 

align.png

 

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. 

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Explorer ,
Jul 16, 2020 Jul 16, 2020

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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.

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New Here ,
Jul 22, 2020 Jul 22, 2020

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A million thanks! I could not figure out why suddenly a basic function like "distribute" was not working.

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New Here ,
Aug 04, 2020 Aug 04, 2020

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SO HELPFUL! Thank you for that call out! I thought I was crazy! 🙂 

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New Here ,
Oct 06, 2020 Oct 06, 2020

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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. 

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 18, 2020 Sep 18, 2020

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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!

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Participant ,
Sep 18, 2020 Sep 18, 2020

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This thread is from 2018 where Adobe Broke the Align Tool.

GOOD LUCK finding a solution.  

Adobe will soon break whatever that solution is.

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 18, 2020 Sep 18, 2020

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well, it just fixed itself...until next time. Go figure.

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New Here ,
Dec 30, 2020 Dec 30, 2020

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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?

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