Illustrator 10.0.2 freezes up when I try to apply a drop shadow to text. I am on Mac OS 10.6.8. 24GB ram.
Try applying the drop shadow on the text in the blank new document and check.
Also Go to Illustrator menu-->preferences-->plugin and scratch disk
Change the "Primary" and "Secondary" to "Mac HD" and then check
Thanks to all of you who responded. So far, no luck.
Mylenium-- I changed setting in effects menu to 72(screen). Shadow set to defaults. Not a memory issue. I have 24 GB of ram.
Manish_1988 -- I changed scratch drives and now have 95GB on primary and almost 2 TB on secondary.
Jacob-- Most frustrating, downloaded 10.0.3, but file format (.hqx) not supported by Stuffit or Zipeg.
Thanks again; any other ideas??
Thanks, Jacob. That did the trick. However, when AI opens, there is a dialogue box asking if I want to update. If I say yes, then the problem is back. I've gone back to my App folder, didn't update. It still is 15.0.02, and it doesn't freeze up.