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Illustrator CC2018 transform nudge increments

Community Beginner ,
Jan 11, 2018

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I just upgraded to CC2018 and am having a major issue.

In the transform panel I have always selected my object then put my cursor in the X or Y box then used the arrow keys to go up or down in increments of .125". Now it goes up or down in 1" increments. HOW CAN I FIX THIS before I lose my mind!?!?

Sorry for my delayed response... life got in the way.

Your answer is NOT "correct". The link refers to CS6. I did not have a problem until CC2018.

Upon further investigation I found a bug in the program, which also explains why you thought the link would help:

  • The free floating TRANSFORM panel you access from the Window dropdown works just like it always did... when I put my cursor in the X, Y, W or H and click an up or down arrow key it first rounds to the nearest .125" then increases or decreases .125" at a time (assuming the units are set to inches).
  • The Transform section embedded in the new PROPERTIES panel does NOT work properly. It only goes up and down in 1" increments.

I am using Illustrator 22.0.1, so I do not know if this has been addressed in a patch, but it would be awesome if it was.

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Illustrator CC2018 transform nudge increments

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I just upgraded to CC2018 and am having a major issue.

In the transform panel I have always selected my object then put my cursor in the X or Y box then used the arrow keys to go up or down in increments of .125". Now it goes up or down in 1" increments. HOW CAN I FIX THIS before I lose my mind!?!?

Sorry for my delayed response... life got in the way.

Your answer is NOT "correct". The link refers to CS6. I did not have a problem until CC2018.

Upon further investigation I found a bug in the program, which also explains why you thought the link would help:

  • The free floating TRANSFORM panel you access from the Window dropdown works just like it always did... when I put my cursor in the X, Y, W or H and click an up or down arrow key it first rounds to the nearest .125" then increases or decreases .125" at a time (assuming the units are set to inches).
  • The Transform section embedded in the new PROPERTIES panel does NOT work properly. It only goes up and down in 1" increments.

I am using Illustrator 22.0.1, so I do not know if this has been addressed in a patch, but it would be awesome if it was.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 11, 2018

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Hi Alexandras,

You can change your nudge increments distance in the Preferences Panel (Keyboard increments)

Screen Shot 2018-01-11 at 22.32.03 RI.png

Hope this helps,

Sim

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Jan 11, 2018

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That's the nudge increment, that works fine. I want to change the increment when you use the up/down arrows in the X or Y box of the transform panel.

Screen Shot 2018-01-11 at 5.50.35 PM.png

Thanks though.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 11, 2018

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Oh sorry!

I got it now.

Please see the following thread: Default increment for X and Y values in Control panel?

I hope this helps,

Sim

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 26, 2018

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I realize this post shows as "answered" but I have read through the link above and still don't see a way to get back to having the x,y & w,h values in the control panel be set at 1/8".  I set my increments in preferences to 1/8" and when I use command + arrow key in the control panel, it now moves .48" each time, and still 1" with just the arrow key.  Have you found a solution?  Thanks!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 26, 2018

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Hey,

Here is where you can change your Keyboard increment by typing a pacific number or highlighting the number and pressing the up or down arrows to increase and decrease respectively:

Go: Illustrator > Preferences

Screen Shot 2018-02-26 at 20.55.24.png

And here is where you can change the actual units of the increments:

Screen Shot 2018-02-26 at 20.55.34.png

I hope this helps!

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 26, 2018

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Thank you, but as stated earlier by Alexandra, "I want to change the increment when you use the up/down arrows in the X or Y box."  I want to go back to having those increments at 1/8" but changing that in the keyboard increments preferences does not have the desired effect.  For example, if I change my keyboard increments to .125", using up or down arrow key in the X or Y box moves it a whole inch.  If I use "command + arrow", it moves it .48".  I used to be able to keep the keyboard increment at the default 0.0139 in, and have a selected object move .125" when using the arrow key in the X or Y box (while still having it move .0139" with the arrow key if my cursor was NOT in the

X or Y box.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Feb 26, 2018

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I would follow the link above and apply what is relevant to you.

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 12, 2018

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Sorry for my delayed response... life got in the way.

Your answer is NOT "correct". The link refers to CS6. I did not have a problem until CC2018.

Upon further investigation I found a bug in the program, which also explains why you thought the link would help:

  • The free floating TRANSFORM panel you access from the Window dropdown works just like it always did... when I put my cursor in the X, Y, W or H and click an up or down arrow key it first rounds to the nearest .125" then increases or decreases .125" at a time (assuming the units are set to inches).
  • The Transform section embedded in the new PROPERTIES panel does NOT work properly. It only goes up and down in 1" increments.

I am using Illustrator 22.0.1, so I do not know if this has been addressed in a patch, but it would be awesome if it was.

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Mar 12, 2018

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I'm using 22.0.1 as well, and just discovered the same as you.  I am relieved to have found that it works at least in one spot but don't see why it doesn't work in both spots.  Hopefully Adobe will fix this.  The information posted by Simmer, although appreciated, is not applicable for this specific issue whatsoever.

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Jul 12, 2018

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"...typing a specific number..."

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 12, 2018

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Check out my last post... it's a disconnect between the properties panel and the transform panel.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 12, 2018

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It would be good to report it here:

Adobe Illustrator Feedback

As far as I can see it has not been reported (or mentioned as fixed in a beta).

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Turn off snap to grid

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Yay, thank you!

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May 06, 2020

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Did you ever get an answer for this? 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 06, 2020

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It is not solved in the current version, but you can add your vote here:

https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/601447-illustrator-bugs/suggestions/33621316-transform-pane...

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