Why can't I move a gradient swatch to my new swatch folder?

Enthusiast ,
Sep 13, 2017 Sep 13, 2017

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Why can't I move the edited gradient swatch into the folder I created within the swatch menu?

I'm using Adobe Illustrator 2017.

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Adobe Community Professional , Sep 13, 2017 Sep 13, 2017
Gradients don't go into swatches groups.In case you want to file a feature request, please use:https://illustrator.uservoice.com

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 13, 2017 Sep 13, 2017

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Gradients don't go into swatches groups.

In case you want to file a feature request, please use:

https://illustrator.uservoice.com

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 26, 2021 Jan 26, 2021

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This is a joke right

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 26, 2021 Jan 26, 2021

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Color groups work cross application. And gradients aren't compatible across applications.

If you want to make a feature request, please tell the engineers.

 

If you want to just vent, then maybe you don't want to do that to people who aren't even staff. We on the forums can't change anything.

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 28, 2021 Jan 28, 2021

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Well, I hope they fix it soon, because I can tell you're frustrated too 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 13, 2017 Sep 13, 2017

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Wanted to add that you also cannot move

  • patterns
  • none & registration color

if you have a gradient swatch selected and click on the new color group icon you will see this error. They really should make that error pop up if you drag as you were doing, as myself included lost a lot of time trying to figure this out in the past.

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New Here ,
Oct 07, 2019 Oct 07, 2019

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Is there a reason why it can not be done? 

It looks like they deliberately made this impossible since it is different from the normal swatches so I wonder if there is a specific reason for it.

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 07, 2019 Oct 07, 2019

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Yes, there is a reason: The color groups are used cross-application. So you would need to enable that in e.g. InDesign before you can add them to groups in Illustrator.

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Oct 07, 2019 Oct 07, 2019

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So if I was to set this in InDesign and other programs as well I would be able to group pattern swatches?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 08, 2019 Oct 08, 2019

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"You" can't set that. It's the engineers who need to make the other apps ready for gradients and swatches. I wouldn't hold my breath for patterns. Make them aware: http://illustrator.uservoice.com

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