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  1. Export / Save As Multiple formats on the export screen

    After selecting the export or save as, the normal dialog box would open and include a check box for multiple formats (ai, pdf, jpeg, etc.).

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  2. Export multiple Illustrator layers into Photoshop's PATH Palette, as multiple PATH layers, in one command

    Instead of the current and ONLY way to bring a path from Illustrator to Photoshop (copy the layer in IL and paste it in PS, one by tedious one), how about an EXPORT IL LAYERS to PATHS PALETTE IN PS option in the dropdown? Or, if you can't do that, how about adding an option to save an IL file with a 'new' file extension (.pal?) which would open in PS with ALL the Illustrator layers intact, separate and distinct, AND STILL ALIGNED WITH EACH OTHER, in the Photoshop Paths Palette?

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  3. Open, import, save, and export .CGM files

    Illustrator CC advertises compatibility with the Computer Graphics Metafile (.CGM) format.
    While it gives me the option to open a .CGM file, all of the older .CGM files I work with throw an "unknown format" error when I try to open them.
    I would also like an option to save .CGM files.
    Illustrator should include these features.

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  4. Adobe Illustrator CC is integrated with InVision Studio. When designing prototypes in Illustrator CC it can be exported directly to InVision

    Adobe Illustrator CC is integrated with InVision Studio. When designing prototypes in Illustrator CC it can be exported directly to InVision Studio. Adobe Illustrator supports 100% technology from InVision Studio.

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  5. Exporting SVG icons to use for web overrides classnames colours get all messed up

    When you have multiple icons exported in SVG to use for web, once its introduced in the code their classnames get overridden and the colours get messed up of all icons.

    Our programmers are having to open each icon in text editor Atom/Sublime and change the name of the class names for a different and unique name to avoid overriding between files. It's quite frustrating and time consuming for them.

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    Need More Info  ·  Dirk Schulze responded

    Hi Guillermina,

    File > Export > Export As provides an option to create unique class names and IDs to avoid clashes when merging different SVG files into one document. In the SVG options panel select “Unique” under “Object IDs”.

    Does this address your issue?

    Greetings,
    Dirk

  6. Export for Screens in AI should be just like PS's Version

    PLEASE make the export for screens function precisely like the one used in Photoshop. In particular: (1) it needs to be possible to export at <0.5x, which is currently the upper limit. If I am producing assets for iOS @3x for whatever reason -- say, they include an unscalable PNG from PS for instance -- to produce the 1x asset I need to export @0.33x, which you don't allow, but PS does. (less important but also mind-boggling is why you don't allow upscaling beyond 33.3x.) (2) The default export option should be to export to the SAME FOLDER IN WHICH…

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  7. Automatic "Generate assets" option like in Photoshop

    Photoshop's "Generate assets" workflow is a godsend, and it would be just as amazing to have something similar in Illustrator.

    Adding an extension to the name of an artboard or layer (.png, .jpg, etc) and have it automatically export would be incredible, especially when working with a dozen artboards that need to be exported every time there's an amend (for icon libraries, banners, etc).

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  8. spreads

    It would be very helpful to be able to make a PDF and set it to "spreads" as you can in InDesign. When designing large display graphics that are made up of individual slices being assembled after printing, it makes proofing more difficult when art boards stay separate pages in the resulting PDF.
    Thanks!
    Page

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  9. Resurrect Macromedia Freehand

    Or at least study its superior usability and intuitiveness and adopt these features in Illustrator.

    Or, at the VERY least, build in the ability to open old Freehand files in Illustrator.

    Thanks,
    Pete

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  10. The new "Export for Screens" would be more useful if I could enter other formats, in particular, GIF.

    The new "Export for Screens" would be more useful if I could enter other formats, in particular, GIF.

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  11. import DXF Blocks

    In fashion Industry, one of the most common exchange file format is DXF-AAMA/ASTM.
    If it is too complex to Illustrator to handle all the subtilities of this format, could it be possible at least to manage "Blocks" ?
    Blocks are DXF entities which can be assimilate as "Groups" or "Symbols"
    but in Ai Groups and Symbols may stay on a single layer.
    In DXF Blocks, you may have multiple entities on multiple layers, but you need to keep them as a single object.
    So I was wondering if Ai could generate for each Block a layer (with the name of…

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  12. 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.

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  13. Version History - a couple feature requests

    I sorta like the new version history option. It's at least kinda a step towards the history panel so many people want. There are a couple of features that I think would improve it. (If these already exist and I'm missing them can you teach me where they are?)

    My first request is adding an option to save at anytime you choose. This only saves every 5 minutes. Say I make a bunch of changes in only 3 minutes. I'd then have to wait 2 minutes for it to create a save point before I could choose to revert to…

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  14. Each new updates of illustrator , auto save is automatically turned off !

    even though it should import all previous setings. ( box check)
    Could you please fix this ?

    it doesnt import this particular setting

    thanks mr Adobe

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  15. Save a Copy from Adobe Cloud Document.

    I've noticed that when you use the new Save to Cloud Documents feature (which is very nice and convenient) the option to Save a Copy is disabled.

    I'm working on a manual to be viewed as a PDF on mobile devices, so I have to constantly save a PDF copy of my .aic document in order to send it to myself via WhatsApp (which is the target) and review it.

    Not having the Save a Copy option is quite inconvenient. Could you guys enable it?

    Thanks a lot!
    J.

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  16. Automatically update legacy format when saving...

    When working on an older version of illustrator - when you save, you get a notice about saving in a legacy format. I would like a preferences option to automatically save in the latest version when working on legacy files. Right now I have to use save as.

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  18. Remember User preference for Responsive SVG / SVGZ

    We often need SVG and SVGZ that are NOT responsive to the web area (we need to control the viewable font size for psychometrics purposes).

    Illustrator default switches to Responsive being checked after every Illustrator restart. It would be great if every time I restart Illustrator the check box for "Responsive" remembered that I want it UNchecked (our workaround is to create a new SVGZ file immediately after every restart and uncheck the Responsive box, and if we don't remember to do that task our work must be tediously re-exported).

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  19. Generate .ico file from Illustrator (AND Photoshop)

    I just used https://icoconvert.com/ to convert a 32x32 PNG to ICO.

    This is something that, in 2020, Illustrator -- AND Photoshop! -- ought to be able to do natively. I mean, if a WEBSITE can do it....

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  20. remember export assets settings

    Hi, I am having issue with Asset Export that Ai's files don't remember its settings. So everytime I work with export I have to again set the scale, size, file type and so on.

    It would be nice if Ai projet keep Asset export settings.

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