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  1. Export plain absolute or relative SVG-Code - not mixed on as now.

    Ai creates SVG-Code with both types of instructions: absolute (capital letters in the code) and relative (lower case letters in the code) instructions. For working with the SVG-Code, it would be better, Ai creates plain absolute or plain relative Code - perhaps the user can choose it before exporting. For my work with SVG, I programmed a tool to do so (in a second step after exporting of course), but it would be much better (and for all of us), if Ai would do it itself.

    3 votes

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  2. Please implement the ability to export a pdf in a raster format to help prevent unauthorized use of your design.

    Please implement the ability to export a pdf in a raster format to help prevent unauthorized use of your design.

    2 votes

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  3. Is it possible to keep the tuning when import a structural design from Artios CAD file (ARD)

    Is it possible to keep the tuning when import a structural design from Artios CAD file (ARD)

    1 vote

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  4. CMYK separations

    I'd love to be able to save/export a file into 4 separate files of CMYK. I know you can print separations but I'd like to be able to save the separations as separate files. It would be a lot easier then to reprint film for the printing press etc

    1 vote

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  5. Improve page selection when opening PDFs in Illustrator

    Referring to the attached screenshot for opening PDFs in Illustrator:
    I find that I am constantly browsing through the preview pages using (B), and hitting 'Open' when I see the previewed page I want -- completely forgetting to actually enter the page number in the Range (C), and thereby opening Page 1, swearing, and starting again. Casual survey suggests this is a common issue for others in my studio as well.
    It would be great if changing the previewed page using B also updated the page number selected in C; or, if an additional radio button sitting with C and…

    67 votes

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    We have added the ability to select the previewed page while opening a PDF in the latest BETA starting with V28.6. 

    We request you to please try out the changes and let us know for any feedback so that we can further refine it and make it available to everyone. 

  6. gcode

    Hello!

    I would be absolutely DELIGHTED if you could introduce a way to export G-Code from Illustrator. I have a laser engraver (Cubiio) and the only way I can turn vectors into G-Code at the moment is by using Inkscape and an extension by J Tech Photonics. I hate Inkscape with a passion so I grind my teeth every time. This is what I have to resort to when working with vector files that I would like to convert: https://cubiio.muherz.com/gcode_instruction.html

    There is a G-Code extension available for Illustrator, created by https://diegomonzon.com/illustrator-to-gcode/ , but I have been unable to get it…

    9 votes

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  7. Export for Screens - Please add EMF as an option

    I have hundreds of EPS icon files I need to convert for use in PowerPoint which means they need to be in EMF, EMZ or WMF format. The Asset Export tool is amazing and would be perfect for this task, but unfortunately EMF is not an export option. Thanks!

    5 votes

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  8. Please fix "colour changing of vector elements between illu and ps"

    If you Copy/Paste vector objects - saving it to a library - from Illustrator to Photoshop causes a marignal colour change. That's pretty annoying and has to be fixed immidiatley, thx!

    2 votes

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  9. Optional EPS with artboard multi-file save

    When saving an EPS with artboards, Illustrator produces two files. Please make this optional – I just want to save the one EPS with artboard. However, Illustrator makes a copy and labels it Filename_01.eps. Thank you!

    1 vote

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  10. Export PSD from Illustrator

    Could you please help me to improve your product. I want to export PSD from Illustrator that can keep the shape and I can edit the color of this shape on photoshop. Now when I export PSD, all the shapes are rasterized. Because I usually design the website on illustrator. After that, I export to Photoshop. And I use this photoshop to upload to Invision. So that I need the shape is original.

    2 votes

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  11. Removal of Save File Prompt After Changing to Outline View (CMD + Y or CTRL + Y)

    For as long as I can remember - when using Illustrator I've been prompted to save a file (prompted by an * asterisk) after simply changing the file preview to Outline View using cmd or ctrl + Y. Why is it that Illustrator still senses this as a file state change? I'd recommend removing the save prompt if I've otherwise not changed anything else about my Illustrator file other then quickly changing the view.

    3 votes

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  12. Update Asset in Asset Export Panel

    It would be really nice to be able to update an asset in the Asset Export panel with the current selection. Why? Here's my example…

    I have 6 assets in my file, each with different names, each containing different objects, but each sharing a logo.

    Client says to change the logo. Now I need to remake all 6 assets instead of being able to paste in the new logo and updating the assets.

    Suggestion: In the Asset Export panel, with an asset selected, allow the user to update the selected asset with the selected objects.

    17 votes

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  13. Network drives support

    I can't believe what I read on this Adobe support page (https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/kb/illustrator-support-networks-removable-media.html) about using Illustrator files only on your LOCAL drive.
    How is it possible Adobe drove it's software into this nightmare?
    If we really can't acces and save our files on a local network drive then I am really done with it...

    11 votes

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    Need More Info  ·  Anish Kumar responded

    Hi,

    Apologies for the inconvenience caused. Please provide some information in order to reproduce the issue on our end. Please provide the below information –
    The version of Illustrator you are using ?
    Hardware details?
    Your operating system?
    Is this happening even with a small file?
    Can you please share the file with which this is happening every time you save on server?

    This will help us to investigate into the issue.

  14. Actions Problem

    I'm creating an action.
    When I log out of the program and reopen it, the source path is deleted.

    You can see in the photo.

    2 votes

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  15. More Export options

    It would be awesome if the export formats had a couple more custom/individual settings like:

    • Active (checkbox)
    • Subfolder Name
    • Prefix (like the Suffix) and maybe a couple more under a setting panel for the one format like Lowercase etc :)
    1 vote

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  16. Asset Export Organizer

    Under "Asset Export" provide an option to organize or reorder (auto alphabetize) the assets once they have been named. It gets very difficult to review my batches whenever I would like to create and replace an existing asset. It would also be great if duplicate names detection is available to avoid the same names for assets .

    8 votes

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  17. PDF export setting sorted alphabetically

    It would be nice if the Illustrator PDF export preset dropdown would be sorted alphabetically instead of, what looks like, random. Indesign does this perfectly, why not Illustrator?

    5 votes

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  18. Move close button away from save in File menu

    Moving the Close button away from the Save button, maybe to just below Revert

    Sounds like a sad fix but having the Save button right below the Close has caused me to lose original works due to accidentally pressing Save instead of close when i don't to save the changes made.

    This has happened when my mouse has had a sudden glitch and not moved the .5mm needed to press the correct button. worse when you can't undo due to hitting the maximum number of undos

    Not a major issue but anyone that has done this would know the pain…

    2 votes

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  19. Play saved Action in error

    Play saved Action in error, a warning message said "Can't save the illustration", the Action is export jpg to desktop.

    1 vote

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  20. Allow importing of PDF's not from Adobe Acrobat and preserve text

    I import PDF files into Illustrator every day from programs like AutoCAD & Revit, and every single time, it tells me that Illustrator can't read the text in the font Arial, and that it must substitute it. This turns it into squares that are all giberish. The only workaround is to outline text in Acrobat before importing. Please learn that people are using programs outside the Adobe environment (for which there is no substitute by Adobe) and we need these BASIC capabilities.

    1 vote

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