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  1. Multipage PDF export in the Asset Export Panel

    The Asset Export panel is really great and you can export Artboards as PDF but each artboard is a PDF file.

    It will be so great to add a checkbox to export the selected Artboards as a unique Multipage PDF.
    Currently you can export in PDF using Save as… PDF, you have to enter manually the pages ranges and it's not memorized for the next export like in Export for Screens (Asset Export panel).

    12 votes

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  2. Save from Illustrator to iPad Cloud

    I need to be able to save illustrator files to the cloud for ipad use, as I can for Photoshop.

    4 votes

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  3. Exporting TIF with transparency

    Unless I've gone completely mad, I could swear there used to be the option to Export a file to TIF with transparency (a checkbox in the export settings). This no longer appears as an option. How does one export a transparent TIF these days??

    22 votes

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  4. Export X, Y, W, H and angle to a text file or Excel format?

    Please add a feature to allow AI to export X,Y,W,H and angle to a text or Excel file.
    I have a need to get the coordinates and sizes of buttons (in pixels) for my Touch screen. After you design the image for LCD. You will need to know XYWH and angle for touch purpose. It will be good to have AI to send those information out to a file (not image).
    Thanks,

    1 vote

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  5. import autocad layers

    when importing a file from autocad, regardless of which version its saved as the layers are not preserved and every object appears as a separate item under 1 layer. What a nightmare. I only purchased Illustrator to present our CAD drawings and it cant even do that properly, waste of money. User interface is logicless and not at all intuitive, totally reliant on youtube tutorial videos and web search solutions.

    6 votes

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  6. save to cloud documents for illustrator and other apps

    Can we please add the function of saving to the adobe cloud documents on apps other than PSD?? Currently after the 2020 update there is a function window that pops up when you click save/save as and it gives you the option to save to the adobe cloud documents, which is great because it saves me from using space on my flash disc memory. However, sadly illustrator does not have this option, it only has the option to save to the creative cloud synced files which is different from cloud documents because synced files still takes up space on your…

    7 votes

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  7. Turn "Export for Screens..." into a processing powerhouse for screens and print alike

    Why limit exporting to screens? Many graphic design workflows require assets for both screen and print. A user should be able to pick and choose (and save) all kinds of combinations of formats, dimensions, resolutions, and naming conventions for exporting.

    PNGs, JPGs, EPSs (Please add), PDFs, TIFFs, GIFs, SVGs, etc.

    This could be such a timesaver, and go a long way to help restore faith in Adobe CC.

    1 vote

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  8. Illustrator can not save with Apple SMB and show column preview on

    Hi
    On Mac, Illustrator can not save with Apple SMB and "show column preview" turned on.

    File says "Illustrator is unable to save this document... due to some unexpected errors"

    Illustrator and photoshop, please change your code to work on Apple SMB. Apple confirmed they will not change their code to fix Adobe cross platform app issues saving.

    1 vote

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  9. Feature to be able to edit class name of SVG file. We faced some issue, when using svg of same class names in a single page.

    If we are able to edit class name of SVG files, there wont be any class override and style overide issues.

    1 vote

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  10. Don’t tell me I can’t save a document because it is saving

    I'm going back to the 2019 version. There are no benefits that I can find to using 2020. First of all, there's the issue of it telling me every time I try to do save-close that it can't close the document until it's done saving it. YES, I KNOW that - I simply don't want to sit here and wait on it, I've got other things to do.

    And on top of that, none of my fonts look pretty and clean like in 2019 and every previous version of illustrator.

    I WON'T be going back to 2020 until you can…

    1 vote

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  11. Allow drag and drop of an image from the web and retain transparency

    As a web developer I often want to get web images into my documents. When I drag and drop from a browser on Windows, the URL is imported as text which is useless.

    Copy & paste works but PNG transparency comes in with a black background which is usually not workable wither.

    The workaround is to copy the URL and use File > Place and paste the URL in to the address bar. Windows then downloads the image and places it in the document but this process takes 30 seconds which is a big interruption to a workflow.

    17 votes

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  12. Apply For Digital Cutter To Connect With AI Format Cutting File Directly

    Hi, Good day!
    I'm David Jia from Sinajet Tech. We are a digital cutter manufacturer for sign industry.
    More our customers have AI format cutting file, now they need to transfer AI to DXF, and send DXF file to our digital cutter for cutting process.
    We hope our cutter can connect with AI format cutting file directly. Once I get AI format I/O or a DLL, then our digital cutter can work with AI format cutting file directly. It will be more convenient for customers.
    Please kindly let me know how to proceed.
    If you have any other request, please…

    1 vote

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  14. save template permissions error Mac.

    In 24.0 it seems that there is a file permissions bug that prevents templates being saved into the default Templates folder. App sandboxing and file permissions may not have been defined in the Desktop Mac app.

    1. Save As Template...
    2. Name it Save
    2 votes

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  15. Blurry text on dialogue prompts (such as Export)

    On the prompts that have the options for "Use Artboards", the text is blurry.

    1 vote

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  16. Renaming Slices for Easier Export

    Since slices allow us to optimize to a set file size, we use sliced artboards at work to quickly create/export jpegs for the Google Display Network and for our sites. We've made the process pretty seamless with solid templates, but the only thing we haven't figured out how to do is rename the slices. The default is FileNameSliceNumber, but that slice number doesn't help us see the dimensions at a glance. If in our template we could rename slice "04" to "728x90" or whatever custom descriptor was necessary, we wouldn't need to manually change the slice name when…

    1 vote

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  17. Just fix the grammer

    The "document will be closed after the save is complete" popup has a button that says "close anyways." That's hillbilly, not English.

    2 votes

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  18. Choose .pdf magnification seeting in Illustrator not Acrobat

    When saving .ai file as .pdf the added option to choose the .pdf magnification at the save as pdf settings stage, instead of having to do this in Acrobat properties.

    3 votes

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  19. Batch File Processing to PDF (Non-Illustrator Default Like PDF-x4)

    In Photoshop, you have the option to File > Scripts > Image Processor — from there, you can then take a PSD File and batch through a folder of files and change them to a JPEG, PSD, or TIFF while simultaneously running an action through them.

    I propose that we introduce something like photoshops Image Processor where in illustrator you can select File > Scripts > File Processor where you have the option to change an entire folder of AI files into PDF's, SVG's, or EPS's.

    Once you click "Run" (like you would in photoshop) it would batch through an…

    1 vote

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  20. Support SVG property 'paint-order'

    Add support for the paint-order property. By default the fill is painted and then the stroke is placed on top. The paint-order property allows this order to be defined so the stroke can be placed under the fill. Without support for this a svg can look very different than the imported version in illustrator.

    The file attached is an example of the property in use.

    Example:
    https://mdn.mozillademos.org/en-US/docs/Web/CSS/paint-order$samples/Examples?revision=1530134

    See the following resources:
    https://svgwg.org/svg2-draft/painting.html#PaintOrder
    https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/CSS/paint-order
    https://caniuse.com/#feat=mdn-css_properties_paint-order

    11 votes

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