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  1. Correctly include vector objects from previous Illustrator version files

    A customer file created in CC 15 MAC and (according to tech support) using a CS/3 template does not open properly in CC 18. a group of objects appear as a missing linked file rather that the actual objects. However CS/5 opens the file and placed the vector objects inside a clip mask properly, allowing access to the vector path information. Why would CC18 not have the same capability? Worse, why would it confuse the issue stating a linked file is missing? The vector info is obviously in the file (since it appears in CS/3 and CS/5, get that info…

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  2. File > Export > Name > Save Settings, etc. not customizable

    In the layers palette I select the layer for export > File > Export > Save for Web (Legacy) and I get this window (screen cap attached).

    I can save a custom setting (example, MCK web post) but it only allows me to save one of the default settings like PNG-24. If I change the image size values it does not retain them.

    So what is the point of saving a custom setting when it does not save the information? It’s no different than choosing a default setting like PNG-24. So what? That is not efficient/helpful.

    I request that this…

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  3. Please fix jpg open/place bug.

    Ever since updating to CC2018, cannot open or place jpg files. Please fix this bug.

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  5. Asset name in Export panel = Symbol name

    It would be a huge time saver for a symbol to be named in the assets panel after the name of the symbol instead of the name of the instance.

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  6. High Rez PDFs shouldn't have such large file sizes

    If I layout the same design in Illustrator AND InDesign, Illustrator will always have a ridiculously higher file size. InDesign will produce a print-ready PDF at 9 megs, and Illustrator will produce one that is 34 megs which can't be sent by email. I've tried rasterizing photos and cropping them but this is a rather arduous process and has resulted in a lot of errors as the rasterize process isn't great either.

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  7. Global Swatches for Imported Files

    When opening Illustrator files saved in other programs (Rhino, AutoCAD, etc), the default swatches never show up (probably because it was made in an outside program). It would be an immense timesaver if we could have those swatches (or even a user defined swatch) automatically populate the swatch panel.

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  8. Save recovery data unless file is over *** MB...

    Love that AI now saves recovery data. However, half the time I'm turning it off because I'm working on a large file that takes a good amount of time to save. It would be nice if I could set a threshold for this feature - or better yet, have the time variable based on the file size. E.G. If I set saving every 5 minutes it will automatically extend that time as the file size grows larger, so say a 300MB file would save every 15 mins, etc..

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  9. import splines from 3D

    Exporting for 3D as splines requires Illustrator 8 format

    It would be great to have a set of controls, a palette of parameters, or an automated 'wizard' walk-through of selections to control how vector lines translate as splines.

    Similarly, toolset for importing splines would be cool

    Including: Bezier, Cubic, Uniform, etc point interpolation

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  10. The ability to check an option for "convert lines to shapes" when I export different formats

    When exporting a file to SVG.... I wish there was a check box where I can specify it converts all lines to shapes on export to SVG... This way I do not have to do the conversion manually... and then revert back when I save ai version...

    Often I get messages that distract me and then I forget to revert back and accidentally save the ai version with lines as shapes... then my mast ai version gets messed up...

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    Need More Info  ·  Dirk Schulze responded

    Hi Steve,

    Thanks a lot for reporting the feature request. When you say shape do you mean you want lines to get converted to SVG elements? Does this apply to the other shapes like, ellipse, circle or rectangles as well?

    Greetings,
    Dirk

  11. Preview for file name with prefix and suffix when exporting for screens

    I have three requests about Prefix for filenames -
    1. Move it to a more prominent area where it's visible. Sometimes it's pre-populated because of previous exports, but since it's too small and not located anywhere around the artboards, it's very easy to miss it and end up with wrong file names.
    2. Make it bigger. Most prefixes have at least two words and the current input doesn't accommodate it. I have to manually scroll through the complete thing with the keyboard. Not very useful.
    3. Show a preview of complete file name(s) including prefix and suffix. Right now there's…

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  12. New Document Panel - make the 'thumbnails' more descriptive.

    The New Document Panel tends bring clarity, but the 'Thumbnail', containing a triangle, a square and a circle confuses this. Every size has the same thumbnail. It would be nice if the thumbnail reflects the aspect ration of the preset it belongs to.

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  13. Save Ai file to a working svgz

    Goodmorning, I refer to the following issue: https://forums.adobe.com/message/9978412#9978412

    I am working daily on a professional basis with Adobe Illustrator. I find it very disturbing that this issue isn't solved yet. I hope you can fix it.

    Kind regards,
    Suzanne Cornelis
    Haynespro

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  14. Unless I'm missing something, please export graphics to the exact same dimensions they were designed to be. Do not add arbitary padding.

    In all good conscience I feel like I absolutely have to be missing something here. But time and time again, upon exporting some UI graphics from AI, they turn out to be wider and taller than they were designed to be. Is this padding arbitrary? How was it even determined that these pixels would be added to the exported assets? Am I truly missing something?

    I mocked something up in XD, but after creating a few UI elements it was apparent that XD is nowhere near up to the task for making full-fledged graphics. No biggie, I was a little…

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  15. Multiple Artboard Save

    Some older versions of AI does not show multiple artboards. When doing a save could there be the option for artboards like when SVG is selected.

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  16. Illustrator 5 crashes everytime i try saving a file

    Hi, every time I try to save my file on illustrator it crashes, I'm using OS X Yosemite 10.10.5, any advice?

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  17. Autosave ON Visual indicator

    A visual indicator in the application frame that Auto Save is still activated/on. When dealing with complex files auto save is turned off, and stays off. A visual indicator that it is no longer on would be helpful when working in a new file that it needs to be turned back on.

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  18. Place files via drag-n-drop but still allow options to be selected before placement.

    If we want to place a page of a multi-page PDF into an AI file, we have to do so using the File->Place menu with Options checked. It would be nice to be able to simply drag the PDF onto the AI document and have the option dialog open so we can choose which page to place.

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  19. Ai File icon turned upside down

    Hi. I have updated the ai to version cc 2018 and all the icons of my files in ai format turned upside down. It makes me feel annoyed even it does not hinder me from opening and working on the files. May i know how this can be fixed?

    Thank you.

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  20. When exporting png files with 300 ppi, keep the actual size of the canvas

    Hello, it would be great if you export a canvas of z. For example, 100x100px can set the ppi resolution to 300 while the exported png is still exactly 100x100px. for the creation of tile sets that would be very good and would save me many hours of work. In addition, the pngs would also have a color profile, which is unfortunately not the case at the moment. Thank you

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