Illustrator CS2 keeps crashing - PLEASE HELP

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by mustard, Jan 23, 2007.

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    mustard

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    System Info
    3 GHz Mac Pro w/ 6Gb ram running OS 10.4.8 & Illustrator CS2 (12.0.1)

    Problem
    With both existing & new files, when I attempt to use the Pathfinder/Shape Modes - (add to shape) command the programs just quits. All other shape modes work fine just add to shape is causing a problem.

    What I have tried
    Trashing Illustrator pref files ~/library/preferences/Illustrator CS2
    Re-Installing CS2 Suite
    Fresh OS & Illustrator install

    Nothing is working & I am sad - please help.
     
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  3. macrumors 6502a

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    Welcome to the wonderful world of Adobe Illustrator! You have now been baptized.

    :) :rolleyes: ;)
     
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    mustard

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    Thanks - I will check into the Adobe forums and see if I can come up with something.
     
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    iMeowbot

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    FWIW, this is the official Adobe workaround, which is almost as weird as the crash itself.
     
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    mustard

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    I'll have to check it out - thanks
     
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    mustard

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    Very very weird - but it does fix the problem. Thank you so much I was about throw my monitor out the window.
     
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    apfhex

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    Just wait until you encounter the "none of my keyboard shortcuts work!" problem. ;)

    Remember to close the Appearance pallet each time you close Illustrator, or else the crashing problem will come back.
     
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    mustard

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    That's a new one - haven't experienced that yet.
     
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    dopey220

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    The page with Adobe's workaround is gone. Can someone explain to me how to do it?
     
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    mustard

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    This works for me -

    1 Open Illustrator
    2 Make sure the "appearance" panel is closed
    3 Close Illustrator
    4 Re-Open Illustrator
    5 Open "appearance" panel if needed
    6 Work
    7 Close "appearance" panel if opened
    8 Close Illustrator
    9 Next use of Illustrator start at step 4

    If Illustrator is closed with the "appearance" panel opened then start over at step 1

    Silly work around (I don't know why it works but it does) Adobe has given - I don't know where the page went.
     

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