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  1. Export shortcut for PNG, JPEG etc

    It would be great to have either a keyboard shortcut for exporting as a PNG, JPEG etc or even a toolbar shortcut.

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  2. Adobe have to improve the SVG exportation tool

    Adobe have to improve the SVG tool, because we need to create new document to be able export SVG CODE directly from Illustrator file...
    Will be better, if we colect files to export, and on this function, be able to export not just SVG file, but also the SVG code, to use diretly on CSS and HTML.
    Will be a great help to web designers.
    Cumpz :)

    10 votes

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  3. Opening Multi-Page PDFs should have a larger preview or scalable preview

    The Open PDF window box that comes up when you try to open a Multi-Page PDF should have a larger preview. In the Open PDF window much of the text can be garbled, which doesn't help if you are not sure which page of a 49 page document you need to open.

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  4. "Asset export" - changing object not updating it in export

    Hello,

    In this video Export assets for web and app design | it's all like perfect - after changing object color - it's will be updated too in asset export, yes...
    But in real life I want not just change a color, I want to made much more changes, just by adding new polygons path, and so - it's will not update asset at export. Because only what I've selected before and dragged into asset will be updated.

    What needs to be done - if I right click on polygons which already "connected" with asset for export - in menu…

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  5. 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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  6. File > Rename command

    If you saved your file with a typo and want to fix it or to change name in general, you have to save, close, go to the file manager, find the file, rename (and hope Ai has not it locked), open it back (and then have an invalid item in File > Recent).

    It would be so much easier to have a dedicated command for it.

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  7. Using a character other than underscore for appending artboard names when exporting files.

    Right now when exporting artboards from an .ai file, illustrator names the file with the original filename and the artboard name, separated by an underscore. I would prefer a dash, as the underscore isn't recognized as a non-word character when double-clicking to select text. Giving the user the able to select the prefix character would solve this problem.

    9 votes

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  8. Support SVG property 'paint-order'

    Add support for the paint-order property. By default the fill is painted and then the stroke is placed on top. The paint-order property allows this order to be defined so the stroke can be placed under the fill. Without support for this a svg can look very different than the imported version in illustrator.

    The file attached is an example of the property in use.

    Example:
    https://mdn.mozillademos.org/en-US/docs/Web/CSS/paint-order$samples/Examples?revision=1530134

    See the following resources:
    https://svgwg.org/svg2-draft/painting.html#PaintOrder
    https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/CSS/paint-order
    https://caniuse.com/#feat=mdn-css_properties_paint-order

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  9. gcode

    Hello!

    I would be absolutely DELIGHTED if you could introduce a way to export G-Code from Illustrator. I have a laser engraver (Cubiio) and the only way I can turn vectors into G-Code at the moment is by using Inkscape and an extension by J Tech Photonics. I hate Inkscape with a passion so I grind my teeth every time. This is what I have to resort to when working with vector files that I would like to convert: https://cubiio.muherz.com/gcode_instruction.html

    There is a G-Code extension available for Illustrator, created by https://diegomonzon.com/illustrator-to-gcode/ , but I have been unable to get it…

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  10. Batching actions can't access files through Windows file shortcuts

    If user has a folder with shortcuts to files in different folders and try to batch this folder, AI can't see files. It would be great if it could.

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  11. Efficient and standardized PDF export without exporting hidden illustrator content

    The current illustrator "save as" saves all illustrator content, but hides data that is not on the selected "save as" pages. This puts content that I don't want published at risk (the pdf can be opened in illustrator to reveal all content) as well as creates very inefficient and bloated PDF's. I have to either create a seperate illustrator file that deletes all artboards and content that I don't want exported, then save as PDF, or save as PDF (with all content) and open the PDF in illustrator after export to delete the hidden content and resave.

    is inconsistant with…

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  12. Please add Type/Text Variables/Insert Variables/Modification Date upon save. Same as InDesign.

    Please add Type/Text Variables/Insert Variables/Modification Date upon save. Same as InDesign.

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  13. Export with Grid

    I tried to search for how to export a document with the grid visible and found some results in Google, but couldn't apply any of them. Over an hour chatting with a Help Agent, I was told it can't be done. Why wouldn't there be an option to export/print with the grid on?
    I've been learning how to do Floor Plans using Illustrator (since I already have Creative Cloud) and got reprimanded for handing in an assignment without a grid...imagine my frustration that it's not even an option AND that it took over an HOUR of chatting with someone to…

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  15. Export Multiple Artboards in DXF format

    I'd love to be able to export multiple artboards to DXF files

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  16. Overprint simulation on image file exports (JPEG for example)

    I think that it would add great value when Illustrator exports to image file the option to add overprint simulation, in the same way as InDesign easily does.
    I would add great benefit to our jobs and would simplify some steps (not going to InDesign just to do that).

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  17. Disable "save as PDF compatible" as default when saving .AI files

    I do a lot of large signage projects with a lot of imported large PSD files. For years I have pulled my hair out waiting for these files to save, even though the images were linked and not embedded. I finally discovered that if I turn off save as PDF compatible when I save the AI file, it saves a lot quicker! Please turn off the save as PDF compatible default when saving. AI files that are large.

    Also when turning off PDF compatibility in an AI file, it would be nice to still have a finder preview.

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  18. Set class info for SVG

    You can set the name of a path that becomes an id in the svg export.
    If you are programming in javascript to animate items in the svg, you need the id, but also classes. This would mean we could manipulate many different objects in one command.
    What we need is to set a list of classes (in the Properties window, probably). So if you set the list to orangeStyle, dark, tobeResized (probably with a + sign to add another class) and the svg output will have class="orangeStyle, dark, tobeResized" inside.

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  19. 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!

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  20. 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.)

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