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  1. 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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  2. Choose which version of PDF when saving an Illustrator file as .ai with PDF compatibility.

    When saving an Illustrator file with PDF compatibility, the default version of Acrobat is 5, (PDF Version 1.4) which creates issues with transparencies, when placing that .ai file into another .ai file for layout.
    I would like to be able to choose which version of Acrobat and PDF to be compatible with when saving an .ai file with PDF compatibility.

    6 votes

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  3. 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.

    6 votes

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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

  4. 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…

    6 votes

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  5. 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).

    6 votes

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  6. 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

    6 votes

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  7. 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

    6 votes

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  8. 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.

    6 votes

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  9. 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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  10. 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…

    5 votes

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  11. 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

    5 votes

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  12. 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.

    5 votes

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  13. 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).

    5 votes

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  14. 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.

    5 votes

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  15. Status bar for when files save

    Illustrator will not let you save as if it's saving. You basically get a message that says the file is saving and to try again after the process is complete. Yet there is no status bar, so you have to keep trying (guessing) until it's done. Photoshop at least shows a save status bar and also will do the next task automatically when it's done saving.

    5 votes

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  16. import autocad layers

    when importing a file from autocad, regardless of which version its saved as the layers are not preserved and every object appears as a separate item under 1 layer. What a nightmare. I only purchased Illustrator to present our CAD drawings and it cant even do that properly, waste of money. User interface is logicless and not at all intuitive, totally reliant on youtube tutorial videos and web search solutions.

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  17. Reduce & refine the SVG code that Illustrator exports!

    Illustrator creates bloated and messed up SVG code. Please Adobe, make Illustrator so it Exports much cleaner and simpler code.

    I'm working with a team of developers and they mock the SVGs I'm giving them. They won't even use many of them, because every single KB matters, and when an SVG file goes from 10KB to 50kb to 100KB, it makes a really REALLY big difference when including in an application or website, so much so, that the developers refuse to use some of my SVGs!

    I've attached a script generated SVG (Clean) and the same exact file after being…

    5 votes

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  18. 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.).

    5 votes

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  19. Export for Screens - Please add EMF as an option

    I have hundreds of EPS icon files I need to convert for use in PowerPoint which means they need to be in EMF, EMZ or WMF format. The Asset Export tool is amazing and would be perfect for this task, but unfortunately EMF is not an export option. Thanks!

    5 votes

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  20. PDF export setting sorted alphabetically

    It would be nice if the Illustrator PDF export preset dropdown would be sorted alphabetically instead of, what looks like, random. Indesign does this perfectly, why not Illustrator?

    5 votes

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