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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. 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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  3. Add a CLOSE ALL menu command

    Adding a CLOSE ALL menu command, to mirror the one in Photoshop, would be very useful - complete with the "apply to all" check box which Photoshop offers. That way, I can easily close and save 5/10/15/20 open documents with two clicks.

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  4. Exporting SVG icons to use for web overrides classnames colours get all messed up

    When you have multiple icons exported in SVG to use for web, once its introduced in the code their classnames get overridden and the colours get messed up of all icons.

    Our programmers are having to open each icon in text editor Atom/Sublime and change the name of the class names for a different and unique name to avoid overriding between files. It's quite frustrating and time consuming for them.

    6 votes

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    Need More Info  ·  Dirk Schulze responded

    Hi Guillermina,

    File > Export > Export As provides an option to create unique class names and IDs to avoid clashes when merging different SVG files into one document. In the SVG options panel select “Unique” under “Object IDs”.

    Does this address your issue?

    Greetings,
    Dirk

  5. 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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  6. cdr

    Possible to open .cdr files, this is needed. Because in my country "Indonesia", who people are using corel and some using illustraot. We need this feature!

    10 votes

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  7. Export to PNG, customized settings do not save

    We create web posting formats of figures in Illustrator and my customized settings do not save. Why do we have the option of Save Settings....when they do not save?

    File > Export > Save for Web (Legacy) > Name > Custom setting named and save.

    The Custom setting retains one of the defaults, in my case PNG-24, but does not retain any numerical measurements that IO enter beneath it.

    We save many files with the same specs for our web posts. Why do I have a custom option to Save Settings when they only save a default. What's the point?…

    2 votes

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  8. import chart data from Excel or CSV

    Need to be able to import data from an Excel (or at least a CSV) file, to create chart with Charting tool. Rather antiquated to have to copy/paste to get data for a chart. (In more than 30 years of using AI, I've NEVER been given a data file in TXT format--the only option currently available to import graph data.)

    9 votes

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  9. Add Scale to SVG and PDF Export for Screens

    My biggest pain point in production for mobile right now is the inability to scale vector assets in Export for Screens. X-code prefers PDF assets be imported at 1x size. Android Studio prefers that SVG assets be smaller than 200x200 px. When I have large templates of icons or other assets that need to be sized differently for different purposes, it is crippling to have to resize these.

    For example, I have a set of icons that are used for a glyph font. These are all sized at a scale of 1000pt high. In order for me to export this…

    3 votes

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  10. Export Asset using Bounding Box

    I think it should be possible to export our assets using the bounding box either clip mask or a group of objects

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  11. Export for Screens - Prefix artboard number

    In Export for Screens dialog, include the ability to export the Artboard number in Prefix (or Suffix). A checkbox or variable string would do (eg $A). Currently we have to manually add the Artboard number into the Artboard name.

    49 votes

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  12. Remove Export Size Limit for PDF (200")

    I have designed a 206 Feet Wide banner Designed at 1:12 Scale (206") in illustrator, I am Literally Unable to Send it for Printing, Because i Can't Export it to PDF because its Exceeding 200"...

    Illustrator itself can't design something Greater than 227 Inches, While more WORST thing is the Export to PDF file Size Limit, which is currently set to 200". Why to Leave Scaling on Printer RIP, Why Not send a Print Ready File. So if there's something wrong, we could catch and fix it, rather get it Printed.

    The problem can be with the Repeated Background Pattern,…

    12 votes

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  14. 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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  15. "Edit original with" option needed or ability to set a default program for Illustrator only

    Clicking on "Edit original" for jpgs etc. within Illustrator opens the image in the OS default program for that file type (ie. Preview on Mac). I don't wish to change the system wide default as it isn't practical to open PS to view every jpg, but there is no option to "Edit original with…" as there is in InDesign within Illustrator. There is no work around within the program at all.
    IN short: ADD AN EDIT ORIGINAL WITH MENU OPTION or allow us to set a program only default!!

    84 votes

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  16. Autosave

    Apple Mac OS has had it's own version of autosave and recovery in the OS for YEARS! I am so sick and tired of every time my illustrator crashes that I have to go through the headache of everything having [recovery] attached to it. Let's be honest, it happens ALL THE TIME. If Adobe isn't going to adapt to the OS its on, why don't you make your own file system?!? I dread having to open Adobe products to complete a take because they are unstable, outdated and just lame.

    6 votes

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  17. 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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  18. Export for Screen Quality of export

    Not sure if it has been asked or discussed (spent way to much time searching for it and not finding it) but the "export for screens" exports terrible quality - mostly for jpg.

    The quality is jagged and blurry when exporting a large graphic with text that has been outlined. Yet, when I use the legacy export for the same width and size I want, the quality is far superior whilst still having a small footprint in size.

    Why is the legacy export, in any format, so much better than the "export for screens" that you have made default?

    Often…

    8 votes

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  20. Export symbols to SVG like as native path/vector

    It would be very coherent to have an option to configure a "break link" when exporting symbols to SVG, leaving it as a common vector.
    Currently, exporting symbols to svg creates a <symbol> element, leaving us with no freedom to manipulate every SVG as usual.
    Extra hint: Put the symbol name as ID of the converted object in vector.
    Since in Web projects, we need SVG with all its elements in native shapes/paths.

    6 votes

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    Need More Info  ·  Dirk Schulze responded

    Hi Adson,

    Thanks a lot for adding your feature request to Uservoice. Just to confirm, symbols are references by at the moment but you’d rather like to have the actual instance added directly:

    Turns to:

    Is this correct? What issues do you have with ?

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