Ugh, why do we waste our time?
I made a rounded rectangle with the rounded-rectangle tool. Then, as often happens, I needed to change the corner radius. Of course the "help" was useless, so a Web search revealed that YOU CAN'T CHANGE THE RADIUS.
Can I get a WTF here?
Oh, but then I read that there's an alternate way to create a rounded rectangle, which is to draw a regular rectangle and then apply a rounded-rectangle "effect" to it.
Dare I ask the question that should be obvious to even the most computer-illiterate imbecile in the audience: Why didn't the rounded-rectangle tool do this in the first place?
The rounded rectangle tool in Illustrator is so pathetic, I haven't used it in probably a decade, and actually forgot there was one. Illustrator needs serious work in the rounded corners department.
I agree. When you have to add rounded corners in Illustrator it just breaks your flow and slows you down. It's only suitable for a computer to use. We need to be able to DRAG the radius interactively, not enter in a number. "Pathetic" is a perfect description.
Illustrator is essentially abandonware at this point. I'll take Corel Draw over this POS any day. I'll run Corel Draw in a virtual machine on a Mac before I'll waste one minute on Illustrator. It's just embarrassing.
I have to agree with you here, I've used CorelDraw for years now and have been trying to make the jump to "superior software". But when hiccups like this occur I can't help but wonder why people are so harsh on CorelDraw - a program that's had editable rectangle radii, and fillet/scallop/chamfer tools for years.
Anyone being harsh on Corel Draw hasn't compared it to Illustrator. Illustrator's useless selection mode alone is a deal-breaker: http://www.flickr.com/photos/forensicpics/1800773495/in/set-7215760030 4785497