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Unexpected Change in Eyedropper Behavior

Jan 24, 2014 11:25 AM

Tags: #illustrator #bug #eyedropper #cc #appearance #mixed_appearances

When I select a Text Object and then use the Eyedropper Tool to sample any other type of object, it now applies a secondary set of Fill and Stroke higher in the Appearance hierarchy instead of just changing the Fill/Stroke of the Text Object, creating a Mixed Appearances problem.


I've included a lot of screen grabs. the 00 images are the initial object states.


00 Gray Square Appearance.png

00 Text Object Appearance.png


From there, A is a drill-down use of the Eyedropper tool that produces the correct end result, but now with two more required steps.


A01 DoubleClicked Contents.png



A02 Highlighted Text.png

A03 Eyedropper on Gray Square.png


B is by just using the Eyedropper, resulting in conflicting double application of Fill and Stroke.


B01 Text Object Selected When Sampling.png

B02 Text Highlighted.png


UPDATE: This also occurs when applying to Groups and Compound Shapes.

UPDATE: This also occurs when applying to Layers.


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