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  1. Do not allow save if multiple versions of same file is open in same computer

    Lets say, you have 10 files open when you are working in illustrator. You take a break and come back, and open another instance of the same file say, X (you forgot you have X already open). It does give you a message, that 'the file is already open, do you want to reopen' etc., but you are quick these days to click ok on any dialog box, rather than reading what the message was. Now, you have two instances of the same file open in the same window. This leads to multiple complications:
    1. You save one version. Take…

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  2. Toggle Off Large Canvas Scaling when Saving as PDF

    Any artboards created larger than 227 x 227 inches are changed to a large canvas setting, which adds a scale factor to the canvas. So Illustrator will say a document that is 300 x 300 is actually 30 x 30 and just scaled by 1/10 of the size. This setting causes issues with my printer software where it reads it as a 30 x 30 and not the true size, it is disregarding the scale factor. I have to take these files and chop them up into smaller panels to print them. When I chop them up it is still…

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  3. Return Adobe Draw!!!

    Hello, I have been using Adobe Draw for 4 years until January 10.2022. I am extremely disappointed with its closure and its replacement with Fresco, which is not even available for Android users.
    Over 4 years of work, everything is ruined because my projects are saved as JPEG and the function to download as PNG does not work
    I searched for thousands of applications, none of them is the same as Adobe Draw or at least a little closer to it. Millions of people in Bulgaria used it for various purposes and after closing it you broke everything
    I beg…

    5 votes

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  4. How can ilustrator 2019 not automatically save data?

    Illustrator shutting down
    as you can see
    I came across the inscription in the photo
    show but when I try to correct the preferences
    I saw there was no autosave location
    Although I have chosen how to recover my file
    I'd appreciate it if you'd help me.
    Save to it Every 1 Minute Option
    did not save my application assignment ..
    then if this feature is not working even though it is selected soo
    what did it do!!!!
    I'm so angry

    3 votes

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  6. Create PDF Compatible File - Stroke not outlined

    When saving an Illustrator file with Create PDF Compatible turned on, would it be possible to have the stroke of the text live, the same as you keep the text live. Not outlined.

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  7. Save as pdf (range) without ALL canvases being saved in the background

    See here:
    https://community.adobe.com/t5/illustrator-discussions/single-page-pdf-from-illustrator-includes-all-canvases-in-document/m-p/12564633#M300920

    When I save a range from a multiple-canvas Illustrator document, the pdf in Acrobat shows only the range requested, but when opening the pdf back into Illustrator, ALL canvases from the original document are in the document.

    Example (see also screenshots):
    I have a simple Illustrator document with 72 canvases. When I save ONE canvas from that document (Save as PDF, range X, Press quality), the pdf it creates shows to have only one page, but the file size of the pdf is 20+Mb, which for this simple work is exorbitantly high. Upon opening the pdf back…

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  8. export for screens - file name as prefix option

    Add a checkbox to allow the current file name to be used as the prefix in the export for screens dialogue, similar to the functionality in InDesign.

    Currently you need to manually copy/paste the filename into the prefix box.

    Also if the prefix box could be made larger that would be great - it only has room for approx. 10 characters at the moment, and naming conventions mean that our filenames are often much longer than that.

    Cheers!

    2 votes

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  9. Save as PDF with multiple artboards is slow

    Just had an long trail/error chat with you. We found the problem and thats why i post it here:

    When having a illustator file with 1 image and 4 artboards. (segments of the image). We print & mount the 4 artboards it to make a complete wall vinyl graphics.

    When i Save as PDF the export will take lets say 4 minutes. (it very depends on what image is used) but when i merge all artboards to 1 artboard it saves in 1 minute. So it means that per artboard the export time is multipled by number of artboards.

    Sometimes…

    3 votes

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  10. 「別名で保存」時にファイル名が選択された状態にしてください

    macOS Monterey(12.0.1) / Illustlator 2022, Photoshop 2022
    にアップグレードしたところ「別名で保存」時にファイル名が選択された状態になっていないので都度カーソルでファイル名を選択しなければならなくなりました。
    以前のバージョンのように選択された状態ですぐ入力できるよう修正にしてほしいです。

    2 votes

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  11. Convert gradient properly on SVG instead of rasterizing when saving file as SVG Tiny 1.2

    Currently, when you try to save an SVG containing gradients with SVG 1.2 Tiny profile, Illustrator rasterizes the gradient and embeds the rasterized image instead of properly converting it as a pure vector information. This reduces the qualify of the saved image a lot and it's no longer scalable with even further quality reduction.

    SVG 1.2 Tiny specification supports gradients and so it would be really helpful if Illustrator kept the vector information from gradient. This is also necessary for BIMI logos (https://bimigroup.org/) as it doesn't support images/links in the SVG.

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  12. Document unit preferences saved within AI file (type, dimensions, outline).

    When working simulteaneously on artworks for web & print - you have to switch now units each time switching documents.
    Often when preparing artwork for different outputs/purposes.
    Usually/often (always?) unit preferences are DOCUMENT SPECIFIC.

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  13. Auto opening a layered illustrator file in photoshop as layered smart objects.

    I create my original illustration files in vector format and in layers in Adobe Illustrator. I then copy each layer to its own artboard and save off an Ai file with the multiple layers converted to artboards, I then manually place these artboards as individual linked smart layers in Photoshop to ensure a non-destructive and combined Vector/Bitmap workflow/solution between Ai and PS.

    This is a LOT of manual work each time, Photoshop SHOULD be able to open a simple and layered Illustrator file automatically like this in this non-destructive manner.

    Saving off as a layered PSD file from Ai rasterises…

    4 votes

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  14. Share for review like Indesign

    This may be the wrong type of post but I'm looking for information/reassurance about Illustrator and Adobe as a whole and how there doesn't seem to be any consistency between apps.
    Although it has a couple of bugs (overwriting links of duplicated documents), share for review in Indesign is very good, it works well and the way it works makes sense.
    When my client gets the link, they can view it in vector (or high res), with the correct fonts, see all images (even if not embedded) and they can make comments that I can see in Indesign.
    However, when…

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  15. Add the "are you sure" when clicking "no" to "Save changes to document before closing" on an unsaved document

    My fingers are so fast that I will quickly click no on the saving option and I didn't mean to. Can you add an additional button after clicking "no". For example "are you sure you want to lose the work that is posted here" that way we have the 10 seconds to remember that we actually wanted to save this document instead of accidentally deleting it. It doesn't happen all the time but it usually happens on documents I have been working on for hours. I've lost so much work because my hands work faster than my brain.

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  16. Add pin to recent files menu or home screen

    It is possible to add a pin in recent files menu or home screen to make them easily reachable if frequently used?

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  17. Remove the "legacy" designation from Save For Web.

    Save For Web was marked as "legacy" when Export For Screens was added, with the implication SFW would be vanishing at some point. It's seven years later and SFW is still around, and still what I use 100% of the time over EFS and the terrible Export As... options.

    Save For Web is a great tool for someone creating art with Illustrator; it lets me quickly and easily adjust the file format and resolution of the generated image for whatever I may need, and uses most of the screen to show me exactly what I'll be getting.

    Export for Screens?…

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  18. Restoring the CAD tree-view when importing DXF files.

    Before version 25.1, when importing DXF files created with a CAD software (Solid Edge), each part of an assembly was recognized by Illustrator (1 part = 1 layer).
    This is not the case anymore since version 25.1. The last version in which it works is version 25.0.1

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  19. Automatic Saves and Back Ups

    Softwares like Ableton, particularly Ableton, provide an automatic save feature, multiple back ups, as well as allow you to restore your work if your software crashes. Additionally, you can "Collect All and Save" and the program collects all the project files and organizes them within the project folder where you will never lose them as long as you have the folder and no longer have the issue of missing files. I believe that this system should be adopted by Adobe as this would save countless hours and lost progress for its users. Thank you.

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  20. Tasto rapido: "Esporta come"

    È possibile avere un tasto rapido per l'opzione di esportazione "Esporta come"?

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