This solution solved my crash problem today!!!!
Couldnt for the life of me work out why my file kept crashing, on save, selecting anything even just moving around the screen it would crash.
Tried all of the solutions on the Adobe forum, nothing worked, until....
Relinked the one JPG file i had linked in my file to a PSD instead and it has'nt crashed once. The offending jpg had a clipping mask applied to it.
Not ideal (to have to not link JPGs) but least its stable now.
Thanks so much for the tip comicstar, I lost about 6 hours trying to get my file finished, sorted in 5 minutes after it stopped crashing.
Mine is doing the same thing. When i go to "Devices and Printers" my default printer is set to Adobe PDF, so i'm not sure why it's happening to me. I am connected to printers on a network from school, and when i'm working from home, that's when the crashing is happening, ONLY when i am working from home. SO, I am not sure how to correct this then. When i try to Print the file from Illustrator, so change the default printer from there, it won't even open the print dialogue box.
what shoudl i do?
This is the same problem I'm having only the computer my printer is connected to is off and I don't want to have it on every time i need to work on a file.havent tried it yet though to see if that actually is the problem :O a solution would be awesome! another thing is that my file seems to save unless i have a linked file or jpeg in it :O i really need help trying to do a homework assignment and illustrator keeps crashing
I'm using Windows Vista :O the most basic version I believe. Luckily I managed to get my assignment completed but The computer with the printer had to be on the whole time. How would I set up a virtual printer? Is there a link to a site that tells me how to do that?
Thanks for the help
Do you have Acrobat 8 or 9? If so, it should have installed Adobe PDF 9.0 which is a virtual printer for making PDFs from multiple applications. Look in your printer list and see if it exists. If not try running the Repair installation from Acrobat help.
I encountered the same problem after switching form my HP1522 to Lexmark X264dn. My work was originaly saved with the HP printer and when I tried to modify it, it wouldn't save nor print. Changing my default printer didn't work. To fix the problem, I just created a new file and copied my work from the old file to the new one and I was able to save it. The problem occured because I didn't uninstal the printer, I deteted it in the Printer section of the Control panel.
Thank you so much for posting this solution Shaun! I had moved to a wirless printer setup a few months back, but did not encounter this unexpected quit upon saving until working remotely just recently. You are a life saver, work is easy again.
I'm having a similar problem... my Illustrator will crash when saving or just will save the document as a pdf not .ai format.
Tried resetting preferences and tried the printer thing... it's not working for me... that or I'm just not doing it correctly.
I own a Mac OS X version 10.5.8
if anyone can help, it would be much appreciated.
Hey, just wanna post that I was able to figure out my problem... I had originally made my own post (before I saw this one) so here is the post I had made: http://forums.adobe.com/message/4876056#4876056i
and basically my solution was this:
To fix this, all I had to do was right click on the file, go to get more info (or apparently press command "i") and down where it says "open with" select adboe illustrator. This will change the file to the correct .ai format and save all future files as the correct .ai format as well. If you just try to right click the file and click "open with" and select illustrator, the file will not open.