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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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.

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  11. Convert embedded images between different formats/compression schemes...

    Currently, if I embed an image as a TIF, the resulting AI file will be larger than if I embed the same image as a JPEG. It would be nice if I could convert embedded images between file formats and have control over compression methods / levels so that I could convert the embedded TIF to something lighter in size such as a JPEG - all from within illustrator.

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  12. Need a notice when opening an AI file if a linked item has changed since last open...

    It would be nice if Illustrator would notify me on open if a linked/placed item has changed since the AI file was last saved.

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  14. Suppress "Do you want Illustrator to save changes the in xyz.ai before closing" dialogue

    Suppress the "Do you want Illustrator to save changes the in xyz.ai before closing" dialogue (or indeed all such questions). If I want to save it first I'll save it first. Please, answering this 'helpful'(stupid) dialogue box question a million times a year is killing me! I'll take my chances that I lose some work one day.

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  15. Adding Rating file option to Save window

    Please add option to rate file (1-5 stars) in file>save window to save time.

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  16. export files from draw/ipad to illustrator/imac of a different account to allow collaboration

    I used to be able to copy drawings using the clipboard from my account to an iMac with a different account, but I am no longer able to do that and there is no other pathway to transfer the files.

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  17. Allow the option to disable FILE MENU...OPEN RECENT FILES. When WAN file server mounted on Macintosh desktop it will slow down Illustrator

    Allow the option to disable FILE MENU...OPEN RECENT FILES

    When a file server is mounted on the Macintosh desktop, it will slow down Illustrator considerably. Especially one on a wide area network.

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  18. Please enable the same live workflow that exists between Character Editor and Photoshop to Illustrator.

    The live workflow between Character Editor and Photoshop is magical. I can make a small tweak without having to relaunch each program. However, if the original drawing originated in Illustrator, you have to manually convert it to a Photoshop file, then replace the file anytime you make a revision, and close and re-open the Photoshop file, and be very careful to say "Don't Save". While it's nice that I don't have to do those steps in Character Editor, I would much prefer to have all three work together. Especially because Photoshop isn't doing anything in this workflow. I am editing…

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  19. Please restore the facility to see the version of Illustrator files!

    It seems that in v 22.1 you have removed the facility to see the file version of an Illustrator file.

    Please restore this ASAP!!! It is pretty well essential to my work.

    The longer you delay, the greater the problem becomes for me.

    Thank you

    Rick

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