Illustrator Woes

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by Penman, Jan 28, 2004.

  1. Penman macrumors regular

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    I'm using Illustrator 10.0.3 under Panther and the damn thing keeps crashing.

    I'm an ex (wow I suppose that's true - I've not touched my PC since buying a Powerbook) PC user who never tolerated crashing on that platform (sorry Mac-borg XP's as stable as OSX in my experience). Why is this happening? I keep submitting reports and there are no updates for the program available from Adobe.

    I'm not using huge files and my 17" 1Ghz PB has a gig of ram. Is there anything I can do or does Illustrator simply suck? I don't want to upgrade to CS for stability and I already have all the features I need.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. Pseudonym macrumors regular

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    I know this is no help, but I have had the same problem since going onto Panther. The thing nearly loads then quits.

    I had a look on Adobe's site and could see no patches. I am not sure if this is a known issue.
     
  3. davidh_la macrumors newbie

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    Sorry, dude.

    You have to update to CS. It's amazing. Night and day compared to Ill 10.

    Who cares about the new features? I sure don't. It's faster, it's cleaner, little things like all the palettes snap to the side of the screen. It's a lot more "pleasant" to work in.
     
  4. Thirteenva macrumors 6502a

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    I've had no problems with illustrator 10 in panther.

    Have you tried trashing your preferences?

    Failing that i would just reinstall the program.
     
  5. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    I had problems with Lightwave and Panther - turned out to be a videocard driver issue - you might want to see if there are any upgrades for the card and see if that works.

    D
     
  6. Penman thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thirteenva - got it.

    Thanks. The Preferences seem to have fixed it. Now it's stable.

    I do spank this notebook a little - running Safari, Mail, iTunes and Word constantly and then Illustrator on top if needed.

    I really appreciate the help. Kudos.
     
  7. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    You should get Desktop Manager, its a great way to organize things when you have a lot of apps open - http://wsmanager.sourceforge.net/

    I've been using it for over a week now and have it on all my machines. :D

    D
     
  8. Engagebot macrumors regular

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    so you had Illustrator installed, then upgraded to panther?

    I installed illustrator 10 onto my PB that shipped with panther, and i've had no problems. in fact, illustrator's just as crisp as my dual 3ghz PC.
     
  9. Pseudonym macrumors regular

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    I guess you're talking to Penman, but I installed before upgrading. I've done the permission thing, but I think it is worth doing a reinstall judging by what is being written here.

    The problem is I rarely use it and just haven't got around to sorting it out properly.
     
  10. retrocool macrumors newbie

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  11. Pseudonym macrumors regular

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    Thanks retro. I've tried that now, but it still quits before it fully starts up. I've also done the permissions again, just to make sure. I think I'll do a reinstall - I guess the upgrade to Panther messed something up.
     
  12. mnkeybsness macrumors 68030

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    AGREED! I'm glad that you like Desktop Manager, Mr. Anderson. I really didn't expect such a huge response when I was writing up that topic. I also love that little app... I can't live without it, especially when I'm working on photos in photoshop.
     

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