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  1. FXG

    Please bring back FXG.
    SVG is no solution for coworking with complex files in Flash and Illustrator.
    Since years i've installed old cs6 version of Flash and Illustrator only for the FXG export / import.
    Thanks!

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  2. .DXF compound shape support

    Illustrator doesn't seem to support exporting compound shapes in a .DXF file. Corel does so it must be possible. This lack of support means that you cannot have text in a DXF file.

    2 votes

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  3. Please Warn when saving working file to PDF without AI edibility

    I was working on a file for half the day - making layers, groups and text styles. I had it all the way I wanted it, ready to add some translated text tomorrow. I saved and closed, not realizing that the original file I opened was a PDF that had be saved without Illustrator editing.
    The result was that everything was collected into one layer with nested clipping paths, and all my carefully formatted text was broken apart. (a few random lines were even converted to outlines)
    Yes, it's my fault for not saving as AI at the start of…

    1 vote

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  4. Clip to Artboard selection before rendering Preview

    When I have a large project with many artboards and I want to export just one, I always have to wait for the entire project to render before I can select Clip to Artboard. If however, there was a dialog box asking clip to the artboard or not before rendering the preview, it would save the time of rendering a preview that isn't always necessary.

    2 votes

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  5. export past 2400 pixels

    print on demand vendors take files up to and beyond 6500 pixels, for blankets and curtains and such. illustrator isn't just for web/mobile devices.

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  6. hotkey to instantly export all artboards

    something like, alt+ctrl+shift+e to instantly export all the selected artboards using the options in the artboard menu to PNGs (or, well, whatever you selected)

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  7. Author's metadata with new Illustrator file

    Simplified way to add author to the file. Maybe even link to the CC account.
    Sometime we have question from sales department Who made this file i found in my inbox? But we do not remember:) The simplest way of course is auhors metadata. It could be handled in a way color profiles are handled, or similar.

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  8. Reduce & refine the SVG code that Illustrator exports!

    Illustrator creates bloated and messed up SVG code. Please Adobe, make Illustrator so it Exports much cleaner and simpler code.

    I'm working with a team of developers and they mock the SVGs I'm giving them. They won't even use many of them, because every single KB matters, and when an SVG file goes from 10KB to 50kb to 100KB, it makes a really REALLY big difference when including in an application or website, so much so, that the developers refuse to use some of my SVGs!

    I've attached a script generated SVG (Clean) and the same exact file after being…

    7 votes

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  9. Exhibition only file error when saving

    After saving a file a few times, I start getting an error that says it is a visualization only file - even when I'm working on a new canvas I've just created. Why is it happening? How do I fix it? It disturbs me a lot, 'cause I need to save the file with a different name every time I get this error to proceed.

    1 vote

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  10. please make Illustrator remember user workflow - for example "export as" settings

    please make Illustrator remember user workflow: i export hundred times jpgs for client preview, and each time i have to manually change CMYK setting to rgb, click color profile, etc....hundred times a day, each day...

    1 vote

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  11. Save export settings for individual files

    Please put together all the wishes regarding being able to save export settings for individual files, that means custom settings for means, path, formats, prefix and all!
    Otherwise I have to change the settings, which are quite specific, every single time I export from a file.

    3 votes

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  12. extend/enhance package command for multiple files.

    As it could be valuable to use the "package" feature to generate an autonomous version of a file with its own linked assets (linked image or lib Assets), it could be interesting to optimize and analyse multiple documents to relink files to a single copy when this file is common to multiple docs.

    for Lib Assets it could be interesting to generate a library archive of those assets too, in the case of this "package" operation comes at the end of a project for archiving.

    8 votes

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  13. Some computers cannot successfully output SVG files

    Unable to output SVG in the format of a style attribute. May be the reason for incompatibility with the system

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  14. DWG export to have thumbnail/preview

    DWG files exported from Illustrator have no way to be previewed without opening. DWG files saved from AutoCAD have a thumbnail image included in the file that can be shown by Bridge CC or windows file explorer. but illustrator doesn't seem to export these correctly. This makes it impossible to sort through large amounts of DWG files.

    4 votes

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  15. We want you to make file size light even if we save by "Create PDF compatible file".

    Selecting “Create PDF compatible file” saves the file size. We want you to be able to choose a resolution such as "350dpi" or "72dpi", and you can see the preview and reduce the file size.

    2 votes

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  16. Show "proxy" preview on placed PDF files instead of hi-res

    Just like you have "proxy" link for placed Photoshop.eps files - apply the same feature for PDFs. When PDFs are placed in IL as links, no-one needs hi-res preview of PDFs which causes super sluggish performance of IL. Anything you do in IL, is being slow cause that hi-res preview is on all the time. This feature allows you to place super big files (gigabytes) and handle them with ease. I just wish you can do this with PDF. All Adobe needs to do is use PDF thumbnail (option).

    2 votes

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  17. Is it possible to custom CSS classes? not Id's (so layers)

    Like in Inkscape where we can see the SVG output and modify it before export.
    I know there is Graphic Styles etc.

    1 vote

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  18. 【要望】「PDF互換ファイルを作成」に画質を入力もできるようにしてほしい。

    イラストレーターの保存時に「PDF互換ファイルを作成」を選ぶとファイル容量が大きくなる。特に高画質の画像を配置していると大きくなる。「PDF互換ファイルを作成」に画質を入力もできるようにしてほしい。例:「350ppiなど」

    2 votes

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  19. placeholder image

    image Placeholder function like InDesign

    6 votes

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  20. possibility to open AI and PDF files in AI

    I am working on color files for shoes using Illustrator in multi-page. It would be great if I wouldn't have to share the files.
    But we are several people using the files, with different versions of AI, or for some of us only Acrobat.
    So what happens very often and drives me crazy is that I can't open files (incl my own) in multi page, and even if I can open page by page (and waste a lot of time putting them back together) it is with a lot of clipping masks created by the app and which make it…

    2 votes

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