haven't been on illustrator in a month or so. Just booted it up and got a new update. Suddenly I can't divide shapes with lines any more. I've tried using both selection tools. What gives?
ps the slice tool now makes even less sense than it ever did
thanks in advance
It's working sporadically and I'm not doing anything different when it does or doesn't. Two seconds after posting this it worked. Then it didn't. Then it did. Am I just crazy?
How do you try to divide?
Did you select a single line above a shape and choose: Object > Path > Divide Objects Below?
draw line over shape > make sure both are selected > click divide in the pathfinder window. That's what I've done in the past without issue. And, as I said, it works once (always when I'm just frantically drawing a line over something and dividing with above mentioned procedure) and then it doesn't (when I draw a dang line to divide the portion I actually want). Maybe I'm crazy.
I am not qualified to say you are crazy 🙂
Your way should work as well.
Did you restart your computer/Illustrator?
Reset Preferences (using the option in the Preferences or better by making a backup of your old one)?