I was trying to remain the posiition of the pattern applied to an object after I moved (or copied and moved) the object, so I selected the option "Transform Pattern Tiles" < General < Preference or even selecedt the option in the Transformation panel. The result was what I wanted, the moved/copied and moved object has identical pattern style as the original object.
However, after I saved the file, closed it, and then reopened it, the position of the pattern of the moved object somehow changed.
I ensure both settings in the Preference and Transformation Panel, and then I dragged the square while holding the Alt to create a duplicate in aother position, which of course resulted in an identical square exactly like the above image.
Now the file has two identical squares in it, I saved the file and closed it, and then I reopend the file.
The second square now appears like this: , in which the pattern has different distribution style than previously. The only way I know to solve this is to expand the object and then the pattern style will be consistent after being moved.
I'm just wondering, is it a bug, the way it is, or did I just overlook any settings?
The file I used to test is in the attachment for you to see for yourself. I suggest you copy more than a few and save the file, close the file and then reopen it. Because sometimes you might just get lucky.
Note: I've seen this issue in both Illustrator CS and CS2.
I'm Not seeing your issue here.
Have you tried removing the Illustrator preference File on the hard drive to reset the preferences?
Thanks for replying. Let me rephrase my question:
Before moving the object with pattern, I did check the option "Transorm Pattern Tiles".
The result is what I want: a duplicate with exactly the same pattern distribution hehavior. But after I close the file and reopoened it,
the pattern distribution on the duplicate object somehow changed and different from the original object.
I tried to delete AIPres file. But the issue remains.