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  1. Set the default EPS version with options

    I work often in projects with collaborators from all over the world. We save our work in EPS and we have standardized on CS5. We are generally scientists, so we are most likely an exception; however, a way to set "project specific" defaults would be helpful that would allow to set the EPS save options.

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  2. Allow the app to send projects to Sketch

    If I want to outline a drawing in Illustrator Draw but color it in Photoshop Sketch, right now I have to save it to the creative cloud as PSD. There should be an option where I can open the full project in Sketch app, in both apps where in Photoshop Sketch I can choose to either import a project from Illustrator Draw, or while in Draw I can export a project to Photoshop Sketch.

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  3. 1x folder

    Right now, even when I'm not exporting any of my artboards as retina, Illustrator INSISTS upon exporting all PNG files inside a new folder called "1x." This is annoying, stupid, and unhelpful. It makes it hard to find when I go looking for the exports, I'm looking for descriptively named .png files, not a completely innocuous folder named "1x" for no reason.

    Please stop ******* with exports. Just make it work like it did last version. This is not an improvement.

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  4. dropbox syncing

    When I open/save through the native Illustrator dialogue boxes, files that I have in my dropbox folders begin to download for no reason. I use SmartSync to keep my HD space optimized and this little glitch makes that impossible.

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  5. Packaging doesn't save library items

    I use my Adobe Library function to save time in placing common graphics into files. However, I notice when I go to package the file to prepare it for the press, it doesn't collect all of the library items, and then turns into an endless loop where the it keeps prompting me to update items in the library. The only workaround for this currently is to grant more people access to my library, which is not best practice, or to go through every link that's on the cloud and resave it into a links folder manually.

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  6. Import SVG masks without crashing

    Illustrator app crashes when an SVG mask is referenced more than once. This has been in successive releases of Illustrator. Also nested masks aren't supported either.

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  7. Export to SVG, export page knockout groups.

    Page knockout groups seem to be ignored when exporting to SVG. You can manually change the knockouts to cutouts, for example using pathfinder divide and deleting the unwanted parts, but would be nice if you didn't need to.

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  8. Ability to import from Adobe Draw on iPad as a path/line and not a filled shape.

    Quite an essential thing to be able to export sketches from Adobe Draw as STROKES (editable paths/lines) instead of a filled shape, which is not readily editable in AI.

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  9. Convert embedded images between different formats/compression schemes...

    Currently, if I embed an image as a TIF, the resulting AI file will be larger than if I embed the same image as a JPEG. It would be nice if I could convert embedded images between file formats and have control over compression methods / levels so that I could convert the embedded TIF to something lighter in size such as a JPEG - all from within illustrator.

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  10. Need a notice when opening an AI file if a linked item has changed since last open...

    It would be nice if Illustrator would notify me on open if a linked/placed item has changed since the AI file was last saved.

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  12. Adding Rating file option to Save window

    Please add option to rate file (1-5 stars) in file>save window to save time.

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  13. export files from draw/ipad to illustrator/imac of a different account to allow collaboration

    I used to be able to copy drawings using the clipboard from my account to an iMac with a different account, but I am no longer able to do that and there is no other pathway to transfer the files.

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  14. Allow the option to disable FILE MENU...OPEN RECENT FILES. When WAN file server mounted on Macintosh desktop it will slow down Illustrator

    Allow the option to disable FILE MENU...OPEN RECENT FILES

    When a file server is mounted on the Macintosh desktop, it will slow down Illustrator considerably. Especially one on a wide area network.

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  15. Please enable the same live workflow that exists between Character Editor and Photoshop to Illustrator.

    The live workflow between Character Editor and Photoshop is magical. I can make a small tweak without having to relaunch each program. However, if the original drawing originated in Illustrator, you have to manually convert it to a Photoshop file, then replace the file anytime you make a revision, and close and re-open the Photoshop file, and be very careful to say "Don't Save". While it's nice that I don't have to do those steps in Character Editor, I would much prefer to have all three work together. Especially because Photoshop isn't doing anything in this workflow. I am editing…

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  16. Please restore the facility to see the version of Illustrator files!

    It seems that in v 22.1 you have removed the facility to see the file version of an Illustrator file.

    Please restore this ASAP!!! It is pretty well essential to my work.

    The longer you delay, the greater the problem becomes for me.

    Thank you

    Rick

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  18. Asset Export - Filename field is too short

    I need the filename field to be longer in the Asset Export panel. There's not enough room for clientnamedepartmentnameclr_logo naming schemes.

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  19. Hi, i want you expertise in exporting file from Fireworks which works in illustrator, please help me.

    Hi, i want you expertise in exporting file from Fireworks which works in illustrator, please help me.

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  20. Return / make optional ability to indicate subfolders in artboard name / path

    In previous versions it was possible to make name of artboard as "folder/subfolder/artboardname" and while export it would reproduce whole hierarchy of subfolders.
    It was super nice for organizing assets.
    Now it saves file in base directory and replaces "/" with "-".
    Maybe we can put this option to settings so that people may continue to use it.

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