Any idea why this is? I've just upgraded to CS5.1 from CS4.
Illustrator CS4 used to crash a bit with complex files, and i thought CS5.1 would resolve this but it's a lot worse! i can't save *any* file. i can open the application and open files but it crashes out completely when i try and save (no file appears in finder). I'm on mac 10.6.8
The other CS5.5 applications seem ok so far. Illustrator is very problematic though.
i only have apple's fontbook. i think there may be a couple of fonts that are problematic in there. do you think it's that? i am just saving to the local hard drive. no network saves or anything.
Yes , font could be the issues ,
You can disable those font from the font book and check.
Can you check saving the blank Illustrator File without ant content?
Also can you provide the crash log , copy and paste teh crash log on pastebin.com and put the link here.
seems to be just about anything. i CAN now save a super simple AI file that's been created directly in the program (after i deleted my prefs files for CS5.1), but still problems with anything more complicated e.g. opening a simple .FXG and saving it as .AI
aha - this is better. not sure if it was the fonts i disabled or the scratch disk change (i changed that back once it was working and still ok) but it seems better so far. will update if i have further problems... many thanks