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  1. Embedding Linked Illustrator content should embed the native content instead of the PDF version.

    When you place a Linked Illustrator object (from a file or from a CC Library) and later decide to Embed it, you actually embed the PDF content of the linked file. This results in many groups, clipping masks, reduced editability (no Appearance effects, Symbols, Brushes) and loss of layers.
    The optimal editable way would be to embed the native objects instead of the PDF version, similar to Copy and Paste with the Paste Remembers Layers option turned on.

    6 votes

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  2. Library search and place behaviour

    As I drag an item out of the library panel, as soon as the item clears the edge of the panel, the search results reset to whatever library I was looking at before; the search results are lost.

    This frequently results in me having to repeat the exact same search multiple times over which can be madening. Consider the following situations:

    1) I forgot to alt-click/my alt-click didn't register, and I'm stuck with a linked file which can't be converted to a useful vector (I've never yet actually wanted to place a linked file from the library, so having that…

    6 votes

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  3. Improve Library Panel UX with prefered behaviour options

    There are a number of small changes that would make getting things out of the library quicker and more convenient. The panel should have some preferences to set default behaviour. Options should include:

    • Toggle 'place copy' or 'place linked file', so it always behaves one way or the other. The way my team and I use the library, we ALWAYS want to place copies (never linked files). So having to hold down ALT to do this is a pain. In addition to this, holding down ALT behaves very badly. It misses the key press if you move too quickly, meaning…

    5 votes

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  4. Move elements in CC libraries around

    I would love to be able to create more sub-folders in libraries and be able to move elements with each folder around to help it become more organized

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  5. Allow graphics from libraries in symbol

    The ability of using a graphic from the CC libraries in a symbol would be a good idea.

    5 votes

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  6. Allow sub-groups to be seen when re-linking to CC Library for quicker workflow

    Sub-groups in libraries are super helpful for locating an asset quickly, but when you're re-linking an asset to the CC Library the Sub-Groups disappear and you have to scroll through hundreds of images across all brands and categories hoping to find the right image.

    4 votes

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  7. User Groups in libraries instead of sharing to individuals

    When Using Libraries to share files to other users it would benefit from being able to create groups of users to send to rather than adding each individual email address for each user every time.

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  8. Allow items in libraries to exist in multiple groups or allow items to be tagged and filtered by tag.

    At the moment, items in a CC Library can be ungrouped, or added to a single group. Often though (certainly the way I use them), items may belong to multiple groups. If for example I have an icon that represents the status of something but also has a person in, it could possibly exist in both the "people" and "statuses" groups.

    It would make cataloging items much easier especially in larger libraries.

    Either that or tagging, so each item could be tagged potentially multiple times so that I could then filter by tag?

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    4 votes

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  9. small swatches in library

    Need the option to view smaller thumbnail size swatches/icons in Libraries. There's too much scrolling to reach the end of the palette. Thanks.

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  10. Support for 9-slice scaling for assets in libraries

    Many projects rely on the sharing of assets, but when these can't be correctly scaled or stretched due to the lack of support for 9-slice scaling, the shared library is of little use. It is especially a problem in responsive projects, where a number of items can have varying heights or withs such as menu bars, buttons and modals.

    This has been a problem for years now.

    When can we expect to see this remedied?

    4 votes

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  11. Mobile Creations

    In the 2015 version of Illustrator, when opening the app, there was a Mobile Creations section where I could open any of the drawings I had made on my iPad. While I was only able to open these if no other Illustrator files were currently open, it was at least easy to access tese items when needed.

    Currently, there isn't an option for this and I have to install the older version after mine updated automatically.

    It would be helpful to be able to access these mobile items easily from the landing page in Illustrator and from a customer Open…

    4 votes

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  12. Edit Library graphic in place

    Graphics you add to your library can only be edited in a separate file window. I would like to be able to edit the library graphic in place.

    This would save time when editing graphics to make them more universally useful for me.

    3 votes

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  13. There are a number of issues with Adobe Libraries - Recovery, Archive, Search

    Library backups/Recovery - I have just had an issue of losing a library of over 200+ logos. Whether this was because of a glitch or human error isn’t clear. One thing that is clear is that there is currently no way of recovering libraries.

    Archive old libraries - Also we have old libraries which we spent time creating for all of our clients. Half of these clients are no longer working with us, we need to keep their folders incase they re engage with us however they are cluttering up the menu.

    Search function - The search function seems useless.…

    3 votes

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  15. CC Libraries: Add ability to drag new assets directly into a Library Group

    Currently, any asset dragged to the libraries panel gets added to the Ungrouped section. Let's narrow the focus down and let us drop into any one of the displayed groups.

    This would save immeasurable amounts of time having to hunt down and sort after the fact.

    3 votes

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  16. Select CC Library color does not change the current Fill or Stroke color if no object selected

    The stroke or fill color does not change when selecting a CC Library color while no object is selected. The workaround is to select an item, or draw and item and keep it selected, then change color in CC Library. The stroke or fill is updated.

    3 votes

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  17. Add custom AI templates to the CC library

    Add custom AI templates to the CC library. The functionality is already programed for Adobe Stock. Allow the user to add custom templates to their libraries. Enable the bulk import of .ait files.

    I noticed on another thread requesting Cloud files to show in libraries menu. That or create another menu that is for the files similar to how the libraries function. Whatever is easier.

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  18. Unlink assets from Creative Libraries

    After I drop an asset from the library in a document, I want to be able to unlink it, and remove dependencies to an external library.
    In my case, I'm using library to build products that I'm selling, so when I export the products for sale, I need to remove the dependencies to these libraries.

    Any designer who sell his products, or share with people external to a team, would have the same need.

    We need to keep the flexibility of using a library (to update changes through multiple documents), but we need to make these documents self sufficient.

    3 votes

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  19. Support for Layers in CC Libraries

    Dragging a graphic into Libraries and then using it in After effects is great BUT if when you dragged it into AE the named layers remained in tact it would be very useful.

    Also nested Illustrator files (in an illustrator document) could open up in after effects as comps that you drill into to access layers. It would save a lot of set up time. Thanks :-)

    3 votes

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  20. Auto Leading is changed to 0,1 pt when saving a paragraph style to a CC library

    1. Set up the style
    2. Save it to the library
    3. Apply the style in a different file
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