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  1. Make it possible to actually open Cloud Docs....

    The idea of cloud docs is wonderful, but the reality is intensely frustrating.

    File created in the studio; a simple text logo. Retun home need to make a change. Impossible to open.

    "Make file available offline" Done. Still impossible to open.

    Identical version of Illustrator on both Macs. Multiple occurrences. It has happened in reverse too

    Workaround > Store files on a disk. Transfer manually. (Not what Adobe want to hear!)

    I should add that this a a regular problem on PS too, so a broader Creative Cloud, issue. Oh and the internet connection is Gigabit, so not a speed…

    2 votes

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  2. Save Preferences for "Export for Screens" / Add Custom Presets that store globally

    We need to add files and dimensions when exporting for screens every single time when working with a new document. Presets need to be stored globally across documents. If you could also store not just one file export setup but multiple user named presets, that would be awesome! Like different export lists, not just one. Illustrator does not remember my file list, sometimes yes, sometimes no. Its a mess. I often need to re-enter my list in other documents and often also in the same document (when appending the list). That is a total of 40 export files and dimensions…

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  3. export for screens, select: none

    When I 'Export for Screens' and have loads of artboards I can select 'All' as a checkbox.
    It would be good to be able to select none - instead of clicking the dozen or more select boxes to un-select artboards.
    This would save heaps of time - its annoying not to have it.

    4 votes

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  4. Please restore the DXF import capabilities as it behaved in previous versions up to V25.0.1

    In version 25.0.1 and prior, the DXF import command worked, now it does not. Please restore this functionality. Thanks.

    5 votes

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  5. I would like the the ability to turn the "Save to cloud documents" button off or move it away from the location it is at now. 

    I would like the the ability to turn the "Save to cloud documents" button off or move it away from the location it is at now. 

    1 vote

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  6. Save as dialog selects file name including extension

    macOS 11.5.1 / Adobe Illustrator 25.3.1

    [on macOS] when saving files only the filename is selecetd, not the extension. It used to be fine with Adobe apps until some versions back suddenly the whole file name including extension is selected in the Save as dialog.

    Adding some text used to be easy. With a tap on the right arrow key the cursor moved between de file name and the extension. When I do this now the cursor is placed after the extension so I have to use the mouse or left arrow key to move the cursor 3-4 positions back.…

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  7. Save all modified files simultaneously

    I would like to see the option for "Save All..." added to the file menu. There are many times when I am preflighting and prepping multiple open files related to the same project. Instead of cycling through to each file and saving, I would like to have the ability to save all modified files at the same time.

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  8. Illustrator auto save folder

    Hi Adobe team,

    I would like to request adobe illustrator to have an autosave folder feature like the other adobe programs: premiere, after effects and, etc. It will be a helpful feature when users for example do not save their work and use the autosave file. This way users will not need to re-do the work they have created.

    I really hope this feature gets implemented in the upcoming updates.

    Many thanks

    3 votes

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  9. Variable Data, or Variable Text Improvement

    Recently, my business has been doing a lot of acrylic construction tags for Electricians, and HVAC companies, and Illustrator is generally our "go to" software suite when developing files for our clients, but with the recent work that has been coming in to our company, we have begun to explore the variable data features in Illustrator, and have found this feature to be less than ideal, and is currently not a viable alternative to the way we have been doing things thusfar.

    Currently, it seems the variables that one would set up in a given design file are referenced, or…

    3 votes

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  10. While exporting the TGA from .ai file, the user should be able to choose the 'User artboard' option. Curretly it is inactive for TGA.

    I wanted to export a TGA from .ai file but I want to keep only elements which are present in the artboard not which are out of the artboard.

    There is a 'User artboard' option to avoid unwanted elements outside the artboard but it is inactive for exporting TGA. Due to which after exports all the elements which are outside of artboard will also be exported.

    By making 'User artboard' option active for TGA will solve this issue

    While exporting the TGA from .ai file, the user should be able to choose the 'User artboard' option. Curretly it is inactive…

    3 votes

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  11. AutoCAD DWG support on Illustrator Silicon

    To import DWG (any version) into Apple Silicon Illustrator. The current version 25.3 is no longer compatible. This is a critical missing import ability.

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  12. Relative Links for Co-Working - Cloud Storage - Home Office

    Relative links are absolutely essential for collaborating on common projects in an agency.

    It's so annoying to work together on a project. When my collaborator starts an Illustrator file and I want to work on it, all links are broken, vice versa the same and the cycle never ends. Sometimes I don't even know what folder some linked files are stored in, so it's impossible to continue his work without his help!

    Everyone who works together on bigger projects has this problem, especially in times of home office.

    I figured the Creative Cloud wasn't just meant to be a backup…

    3 votes

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  13. Please return the option to export .dxfs in R13/LT95 version

    Please return the option to export .dxfs in R13/LT95 version. This was removed in the 2021 versions of Illustrator and some users need this export option as it is critical in the design and workflow for people who vut and etch with cnc lasers.

    See this forum post please:

    https://community.adobe.com/t5/illustrator/why-can-i-not-export-to-autocad-version-r13-lt95-anymore/m-p/12102215#M278748

    2 votes

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  14. Add Embroidery Digitizing Features

    Please add the ability to do embroidery digitizing within this program; including the ability to export in the most common embroidery file types. If not, a standalone program added to Creative Cloud would be greatly appreciated. This would be especially useful on Macs, because there aren't as many software programs that specialize in digitizing as there are on PC.

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  15. Add the ability to export as a .ico file. It would be great if we could export multiple sizes into a single .ico file.

    I create icons for a living. It's frustrating that Illustrator doesn't allow the export of .ico files and all users are required to resort to free online converters (.png to .ico). I've seen MANY users complaining about this online, what's the hold up?

    Thanks!

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  16. Placing via Bridge instead of Windows Explorer

    When I click on File >> Place, I'd like to be able to place directly from Bridge and not from Windows Explorer

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  17. XMP Meta Data、MM:Historyの機能改善

    現在、IllustratorではXMPメタデータ上のHistoryの記述が最大で2個となっていて、初回保存時に1つ目、別名で保存時に2つ目が記述され、以降、別名で保存によるファイル派生が生じた時に2つ目のHistoryが更新される仕様になっています。
    Photoshopでは、このHistoryの項目に保存履歴だけではなくconvertやderived等の主要な編集イベントの情報も記述されます。InDesignにおいても保存イベントは詳細に記述され履歴の確認が可能になっています。
    Illustratorにおいても、もう少し細かく履歴情報の記述を行っていただきたい。

    以下に各サンプルを挙げておきます。
    ※Photoshop
    <xmpMM:History>
    <rdf:Seq>
    <rdf:li rdf:parseType="Resource">
    <stEvt:action>saved</stEvt:action>
    <stEvt:instanceID>xmp.iid:fa197c48-1372-49d9-8ae1-f5cc273d4aae</stEvt:instanceID>
    <stEvt:when>2019-01-25T20:48:06+09:00</stEvt:when>
    <stEvt:softwareAgent>Adobe Photoshop CC 2017 (Macintosh)</stEvt:softwareAgent>
    <stEvt:changed>/</stEvt:changed>
    </rdf:li>
    <rdf:li rdf:parseType="Resource">
    <stEvt:action>converted</stEvt:action>
    <stEvt:parameters>from image/jpeg to application/vnd.adobe.photoshop</stEvt:parameters>
    </rdf:li>
    <rdf:li rdf:parseType="Resource">
    <stEvt:action>derived</stEvt:action>
    <stEvt:parameters>converted from image/jpeg to application/vnd.adobe.photoshop</stEvt:parameters>
    </rdf:li>
    <rdf:li rdf:parseType="Resource">
    <stEvt:action>saved</stEvt:action>
    <stEvt:instanceID>xmp.iid:779a3d47-4ae6-4b0e-be0b-b1a7f2ee5007</stEvt:instanceID>
    <stEvt:when>2019-01-25T20:48:06+09:00</stEvt:when>
    <stEvt:softwareAgent>Adobe Photoshop CC 2017 (Macintosh)</stEvt:softwareAgent>
    <stEvt:changed>/</stEvt:changed>
    </rdf:li>
    <rdf:li rdf:parseType="Resource">
    <stEvt:action>saved</stEvt:action>
    <stEvt:instanceID>xmp.iid:f343692b-df77-40bb-8ee4-6fefc6341435</stEvt:instanceID>
    <stEvt:when>2019-06-05T21:28:08+09:00</stEvt:when>
    <stEvt:softwareAgent>Adobe Photoshop CC 2017 (Macintosh)</stEvt:softwareAgent>
    <stEvt:changed>/</stEvt:changed>
    </rdf:li>
    </rdf:Seq>
    </xmpMM:History>

    保存以外の様々なイベントが記述され確認が可能です。

    ※InDesign
    <xmpMM:History>
    <rdf:Seq>
    <rdf:li rdf:parseType="Resource">
    <stEvt:action>created</stEvt:action>
    <stEvt:instanceID>xmp.iid:FC7BA4FD42206811822A93784E262F37</stEvt:instanceID>
    <stEvt:when>2012-05-11T15:56:45+09:00</stEvt:when>
    <stEvt:softwareAgent>Adobe InDesign 7.0</stEvt:softwareAgent>
    </rdf:li>
    <rdf:li rdf:parseType="Resource">
    <stEvt:action>saved</stEvt:action>
    <stEvt:instanceID>xmp.iid:CEC84C1347206811822A93784E262F37</stEvt:instanceID>
    <stEvt:when>2012-05-11T16:26+09:00</stEvt:when>
    <stEvt:softwareAgent>Adobe InDesign 7.0</stEvt:softwareAgent>
    <stEvt:changed>/;/metadata</stEvt:changed>
    </rdf:li>



    <rdf:li rdf:parseType="Resource">
    <stEvt:action>saved</stEvt:action>
    <stEvt:instanceID>xmp.iid:3aa516e9-6e10-4d30-8213-1d01b5e0c6e8</stEvt:instanceID>
    <stEvt:when>2021-05-18T19:03:52+09:00</stEvt:when>
    <stEvt:softwareAgent>Adobe InDesign 16.1 (Macintosh)</stEvt:softwareAgent>
    <stEvt:changed>/metadata</stEvt:changed>
    </rdf:li>
    <rdf:li…

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  18. export for screens ad webp!

    Please ad webp to the export options!

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  19. Allow SharePoint Online functionality

    Provide the same functionality as in Adobe DC Pro to add a SharePoint Site to Illustrator to open and edit documents directly online without having to download and not to use OneDrive.

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  20. Export Layers by name as SVG

    As I am creating graphics for an video, I wanted to export the layers by name and import it to other software.

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