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  1. In the "Export for Web" menu, i feel a .ai option would be cool

    I'd love to be able to export all at once:
    png
    jpg
    psd
    svg
    and ai, without having to use seperate menus, this'd be awesome as it'd save me alot of time

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  2. <critical bug> can open same file. that means lose data anytime.

    This is critical bug and cause my job lost many times. When I using illustrator with unsaved, I can open same file . That means I can lose the data. I remember there were alert if I open same file or can not open for old version.
    For example, Photoshop can not open same file if I use the data. So photoshop does cover this issue. Please fix this bug asap !! Thank

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  3. Save for web SVG

    Seems like when I Save for web that I should be able to choose SVG and be able to manage export options from there. That way when I use a shortcut to save for the web it helps me skip several steps to export when I'm thinking about saving a graphic for the web.

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  4. Damaged ai files

    Hi there
    My files keep getting damaged when saving them in illustrator
    it seems to be a recent issue only after the last month. I had advice the other day from adobe support to save the files to my desktop as saving to my work server may be the issue - why then never before. My colleges need to be able to access these files too so it's pointless continuously saving to my desktop. This is soooooo FRUSTRATING and I'm getting really annoyed. We pay a large amount of money for the adobe suite. This should be making my life…

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  5. metadata

    Please update the ability to add metadata to a file, similar to the way you can with Adobe Lightroom Classic. The current file info feature is difficult to understand and you have to drill way down to get your information into the metadata.

    The ability to create Metadata presets that you can easily apply to files. The metadata preset would include:
    - Basic file information
    - IPTC Content, Copyright, Creator, etc. info
    - Keywords

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  6. Unable to set maximum number of files to be opened

    Upon opening program, error displays "Unable to set maximum number of files to be opened." I did research suggesting to open terminal and typing "$ ulimit" but I get "unlimited" as the output. The forum then suggested to report this bug here.

    System: Mac Pro Late 2013
    OS: Mac OS Mojave (10.14.4)
    Product: Adobe Illustrator CS6, part of the Design Web Premium Suite

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  7. Which profiles should be used when viewing pdfs?

    Hi, today I had a problem like this:

    I created a pdf from an illustrator file, it was a montage of many labels only in black.

    Then visualizing them with acrobat pro with "fogra 27" was perfect, but my service used "fogra 39" and the black was split into CMYK.

    Then, by ripping the pdf to make the plates, black was displayed only in black.

    Which profiles should be used when viewing pdfs?

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  8. Preserve the transparency (opacity %) when a file is exported.

    If I want to create overlays (think of Instagram filters), I want to be able to preserve the opacity %. So that I can take this overlay and place it over other images.
    The way it works currently is if I export the object and place it on another image, all the transparency is lost and the object is set to 100% opacity.

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  9. Non esiste la possibilità di ri-utilizzare un file .ai in adobe Draw. Questo è un problema!

    Nel caso capiti di perdere o sovrascrivere un file creativo online (nel Cloud) dell'App Adobe Draw e si avesse solo l'esportazione del progetto in Illustrator (.ai), non esiste la possibilità di poter ritornare a lavorarci in Adobe Draw! Non esiste un file di scambio al contrario cioè da Illustrator a Draw! Questo può rappresentare un problema serio!

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  10. Illustrator file not movable

    If i make an Illustrator file (cc 2019) , and say place it in the desktop folder, if i move that file to the documents folder, open it and change it, it saves the new version on the dekstop again.

    is this a bug or a feature i dont know of?

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  11. CGM Import

    Enable Ai to import CGMs that have Active X controls. I export CGMs from an IETM, but do not need to retain the embedded links within the CGM file. Allow Ai to import Active X CGMs and disable Active X. May want to display popup window stating Active X will be lost unless save imported CGM as a new file.

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  12. Allow links to be embedded when link is missing, rather than showing an empty box

    If a link is missing from my file, rather than hunt down the link, I create a new file, and embed the file with the missing link in it. Once it's been embedded I have the high res raster image, just not necessarily with the same name. Much like photoshop tells you raster info will be used for fonts, or missing links use raster info it would be great if Illustrator gave you the option to embed. It may only be possible for images with full PDF compatibility, but it'd be a great improvement!

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  13. Updating to 2019 makes illustrator useless - downloads tons of data upon saving a file

    My workflow requires opening and saving AI files with large linked pictures, stored on off-site server with low bandwidth (around 5-6 MB/s). The linked files can be big, several GB in size. When I try to save my AI, it freezes and starts downloading at full speed of the off-site storage and downloads 2-3GB of data before it saves the AI. None of previous versions had this issue/feature. It is a big deal for our company, because we work approximately 1 hour on each AI and now just saving it takes 5-10min. We need to open the AI (sometimes it…

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  14. To implement 'Show in Folder' for all saved or exported documents.

    It's same feature like internet browser for newly downloaded items.

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  15. 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)

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  16. Issues saving my ai file as a jpg

    Ever since I updating CC2019 there are problems with exporting my ai file as a jpg file. It is leaving out parts of my file, or adding transparency when it is at 100%

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  17. 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

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  18. 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!

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  19. 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 :)
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  20. 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.

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