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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!?!?
You can change your nudge increments distance in the Preferences Panel (Keyboard increments)
Hope this helps,
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.
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!
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
And here is where you can change the actual units of the increments:
I hope this helps!
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.
I would follow the link above and apply what is relevant to you.
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:
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.
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.
"...typing a specific number..."
Check out my last post... it's a disconnect between the properties panel and the transform panel.
Turn off snap to grid
Yay, thank you!
You saved my day!
I was frustrating about it. I set keybpard increment to 1 px. It wasn't nudge as 1px. I opened and closed Ai multiple times to reset everything. your answer saved my day! I almost smashed my computer...
Did you ever get an answer for this?