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Illustrator cs6 error message of   Could not complete this operation. There are no user slices

Jan 17, 2013 11:33 AM

i am using a mac OS 10.8. was slicing a document and saved the slices. works great. now i am trying to save a totally different document in which i am not using any slices and i am getting an error message.

how do if fix this. it's a real pain in the ***.

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    Jan 17, 2013 11:50 AM   in reply to drotar

    If you do a view show slices, are there any slices? Do you have more than one artboard?


    Try pasting all into a new document, and try to save.

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    Jan 18, 2013 1:45 PM   in reply to drotar

    I use Illustrator slices but they're very wierd. For example, if you draw a slice which you happen to be on a particular layer, then hide that layer, it sorta doesn't see the slices. Other times if I name the slices that name doesn't stick and I have to figure out which one to re-type.


    The worst is that you can't really define a folder for them to save to (CS6). No matter what you want, AI's CS6 version of Save-For-Web always makes a new "images" folder.


    Once I get an AI slice-ready document that actually works, I try to use it as a sort of tempate to cut down on the annoyance.


    I have even made slices in a separate Photoshop document and pasted my AI stuff as a smart object there, which is some ways is faster than using AI. CS5 wasn't this nutty.


    So good luck!

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    Feb 25, 2013 11:38 PM   in reply to jimhere

    Might be a little bit late, but there was the same subject once and one workaround was given :


    • Open Illustrator and start a new document.
    • Create a new slice (Shift+K) anywhere on the document.
    • File > Save for Web...
    • In the bottom right corner there is an option for “Export”. Change this to “All Slices”.
    • Save that out  so that Illustrator retains that option as default.

    Worked for me

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    Jul 24, 2013 4:56 PM   in reply to drotar

    I had same issue today.


    Here was my solution, which does not seem obvious, but resolved.


    When I experienced the error in a new document, I realized that I changed my settings to PNG vs JPEG in the PREVIOUSLY used document and did indeed change "ALL SLICES" to "ALL USER SLICES".


    Since this document, when saving as a JPEG or PNG automatically defaulted in the background to the "ALL USER SLICES" it couldn't find them..... there were no slices, it was just ONE ART BOARD without any slices.

    I opened up the PRIOR DOCUMENT. Saved again and changed "ALL USER SLICES" back to "ALL SLICES". Saved. Closed.


    Then opened up my CURRENT document that I experienced the error and WHALLAH it worked.

    Even though the document said "ALL SLICES" all along, in the background there was a brief ADOBE GLITCH remembering the previous documents settings. It happens. Resolved.  

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