Illustrator CS2 crashes on Intel Mac 10.4.8

Posted on January 18, 2007 in Fix-it

Adobe Illustrator CS2 crashes on an Intel Mac Pro running Mac OS 10.4.8 when a designer tries to use a tool on the pathfinder palette. This only happens when a circular path is involved. For example you want to Unite a round/circular path and a square path. Yo highlight both paths and select Unite from the Pathfinder palette. The program will crash.

The solution was buried in the comments of this post on Real World Illustrator.

  1. Launch Illustrator CS2
  2. Close the Appearance Palette
  3. Quit Illustrator
  4. Restart Illustrator

You can then reopen the Appearance palette and use the pathfinder tool without trouble.