illustrator gradient problem. weird!

I've been using illustrator and photoshop for a long time (im on mac). I've just run into a problem that has me stumped. I have a logo that i created in illustrator.. theres a box in the background with a gradient on it. I save the file, but when I reopen it the gradient is now set to the rainbow preset.. I'll redo the gradient and save it, but same thing. I also saved the file as a pdf, preserving illustrator editing capabilites. If I open the pdf with acrobat its fine.. if i open the pdf with illustrator it turns to the rainbow again! im tired of getting the gradient the way I like and then having it go right back..  any thoughts??  thanks!!
Who is Participating?
User resolved, 250 points refunded.

Page Editor
Have you upgraded illustrator since the logo was created, or worked on it from a different computer?

twistercomputerAuthor Commented:
I created it on my desktop machine, saved it, and opened it again like 5 minutes later.. so there shouldnt have been any problems related to transferring the file or it otherwise getting corrupted. This problem also exists on my laptop as well, I copied to file to it and it does the exact same thing. I'm going to try to have one of my friends open it on a windows machine and see if the same thing happens. I'm going to try to experiment some more tonight, maybe just copy all the elements into a new document and resave it or something.
twistercomputerAuthor Commented:
okay.. so i think i found the problem. for some reason in the gradient panel where it says the type ( radial or linear )  the box was blank. when i clicked it, the menu popped up and it showed a check next to linear, but it wasnt showing up in the box. when i clicked linear again, it then showed up in the box, i resaved it, then it opened back up fine. i guess it was just some weird bug that put the gradient into the wrong state.
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

All Courses

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.