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illustrator 2018 - eyedropper tool doesn't pick-up properties

Community Beginner ,
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Hi,

I've updated to the latest version of illustrator 2018 and found a bug relating to the eyedropper tool.

It doesn't pick up the properties especially with text styles. I have one style of text, use the eyedropper to copy the style to the other and doesn't work.

It picks up colour but very oddly picks up shades as well and not the solid colour of the object.

How do I fix it or must i wait for an update?

thanks

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illustrator 2018 - eyedropper tool doesn't pick-up properties

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Hi,

I've updated to the latest version of illustrator 2018 and found a bug relating to the eyedropper tool.

It doesn't pick up the properties especially with text styles. I have one style of text, use the eyedropper to copy the style to the other and doesn't work.

It picks up colour but very oddly picks up shades as well and not the solid colour of the object.

How do I fix it or must i wait for an update?

thanks

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If you double-click on the eyedropper tool, and view the options, is everything selected?

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Yes, everything is selected, I've checked and unchecked it, I've closed the programme, I've shut down as well.

While writing this, it seemed to have worked now thanks, but its so buggie though. Will i have to redo this every time I open a document?

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I copied some new text over to the document and copied properties, again it doesnt work, double-checked the panel, all is ticked, this is so frustrating doing this manually.

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Did you collapse  all the options panel before clicking ok?

Strangely, not doing so can cause problems, like illustrator is left hanging

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Thanks Ray, I have yes, and still doesn't work

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Community Beginner ,
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I'm having this same issue too and have tried all the suggested fixes. I hate CC updates

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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Hmmm...can't reproduce here...seems to be working correctly.

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Community Beginner ,
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Me, too. I would pay double for a "no updates ever" subscription to CC. They keep breaking the interaction patterns and the product is nowhere near as stable and solid as it used to be.

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Community Beginner ,
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Here's an example of where I'm experiencing eyedropper failure again today. I used the eyedropper tool to change the color of the wrench from orange-fill-white-stroke, to white-fill-orange-stroke, and the object doesn't change, but the properties panel insists that it has.

Before using eyedropper

Screen Shot 2017-11-09 at 10.46.48 AM.png

After using eyedropper

Screen Shot 2017-11-09 at 10.49.31 AM.png

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New Here ,
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me too!!!

it doesn't work on type layouts or drawn up illustrations......

does anyone have a fix?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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A Group can have a different appearance from the objects in the Group. This is the only screen shot I see in the thread, so I will address this one. It's from a half a year ago.

Double-click to go into isolation mode and check the appearance of the individual objects.

Decide if you want the appearance to be on the Group or the individual objects, and try to remove conflicts to get the Appearance you want.

I'm not sure if this is the issue with the others who are posting. If it's different, please include screen shots. Thanks!

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Hi Jane-e,

Thanks for responding. I don't think that this is the issue. Up until I switched versions, I was able to select a group contained of parts with identical properties, click on either the eyedropper to select a colour or change the group colour/opacity etc by using the swatch pallet or the like.

This is no longer the case. It now requires me to ungroup everything and click on each item and change them individually. If I do the above and ask that it apply to the group (all pieces identical, just grouped!), there will be no change of appearance with the art on the artboard, however, the right-hand appearance menu will say that the colour or appearance of the object has changed.

I have tried turning off my computer. Shutting down the program. Starting with a new file. It all still does the same thing.

I hope that helps explain it a bit better.

Cheers,

-A

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I've got exactly the same problem.  Picker doesn't seem to pick or apply anything.

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Wingmanmatt  schrieb

I've got exactly the same problem.  Picker doesn't seem to pick or apply anything.

Please tell us what exactly you're doing with which kind of object.

Show us screenshots of color picker options, your object(s) and the appearance panel (object selected)

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I have this same issue:

I use the eyedropper to sample properties from another object,

The currently selected objects' appearance doesn't change, but it's properties in the swatch panel and the appearance panel update to what the eyedropper should have applied,

BUT, if I cut, and paste the object it then displays correctly.

Lots of bugs in this latest update to AI.

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I have the same problem. I copy something from one doc to another with a drop shadow and feather. I click on a new object which is empty, go to the object with colour and feather etc, click the eye dropper tool and it does nothing. At best, it copies the colour but doesnt add the feather or shadow.  Cmon Adobe.... what the hell is going on. You are casuing me hours of uncosted work having to manually change everything rather than simply pick up a style !!!

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Chiming in with the exact same problem. This is an incredible waste of my time to not be able to use my eyedropper. Where is the engineering QA queue??

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