Adobe Illustrator Rounding
Ok, this one goes out to all the Adobe Illustrator users out there. I upgraded to Adobe CS2 a few months back and have been on the whole very pleased. I love Adobe’s products, and they do oh so very much oh so well… but man, I should start a weekly feature on details they could improve upon. Lately I have noticed something disturbing in Illustrator. Let’s say I make a shape that is 2.875″ x 1.75″ at the coordinates x = 0″ and y = 9.25″. Well, that’s fine, Illustrator will do just that. But if I select the shape and pull up my Transform palette, Illustrator tells me the shape is 3″ x 2″ at x = 0″ and y = 9″. As you can see, that just isn’t right.
The shape is still exactly as I wanted, but the Transform palette tells me otherwise. Do you see how much of a pain that is? I have no way of knowing what the actual values or positions of my shapes are after I create them. Now, I didn’t ask Illustrator to round my shape’s values up or down. I asked for precise measurements. In the example above I am dealing with inches, it’s even more frustrating with pixels. Seriously, in the case of pixels, I only want whole values. I don’t need a fraction of a pixel, you should never even give me that option!
I have scoured the preferences to see what could be causing this behavior and I have looked in the deep catacombs of hidden palette options, all to no avail. So I ask any of you Illustrator users for help, have you ever seen this tomfoolery?
The Illustrator CS2 12.0.1 Update fixes the problem. *phew*