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  1. Typesetting formulas, mathematical equations and symbols in LaTeX-style

    When typesetting mathematical formulas, LaTeX is the way to go and is the standard in many scientific areas. But a problem arises when mathematical symbols should be used in figures. If these figures are e.g. created in Illustrator, it is always a bit inconvenient to include the symbols in the figure. It is e.g. necessary to render the symbols separately and include them as EPS files in Illustrator or the symbols are added later to the figure by another program.

    It would be really cool to have a build-in feature in Illustrator which would allow direct typesetting in the common…

    70 votes

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  2. Easier access to typekit options

    I noticed that the link to the external typekit web app is no longer in the type (character) tool box. I see how the whole mechanism to search is more integrated but its still harder to scroll through font weights, type custom sample text etc. I just think there could be a link to the external web app right there in the tool box still even with the updated integration so you have the option to search differently. I see that you can still get to that web app but it feel more clunky for my work flow than it…

    1 vote

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  4. Prevent "Align paragraph" from moving the text from its position

    It's by far the thing that annoys me the most about Illustrator;
    when you have your point text already positioned you need it to be aligned to a side and when you press the "align" button in the paragraph options the text moves and aligns to its previous center.
    It's a complete time-waster!

    83 votes

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  5. Ability to export all text at once, for translation

    Please make a way to export the text for translation and then import again. Like InDesign's IDML files. You have so many users that would like to translate their content for foreign language markets and no good way to do it with InDesign.

    3 votes

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  6. Preview Fonts with a Nonlinear Font-Scrolling/Characteristic(s) Palette [similar to Photoshop Brush palette]

    The new-ish font preview while scrolling one's font list is DYNAMITE.

    It would be even better if there was some kind of interface other than a linear list. It could be customized for characteristics (similarly to the way PS brush palette operates).

    Would be great to quickly scrub all Script fonts, Serifs, Sans Serifs, Techno, Geometric, or get really specific with Preview all Glyphs and special characters, etc.

    Rather than linear, the tool could be more useful with nonlinear funtionality.

    For example: Script,

    3 votes

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  7. Allow to marquee select within an area type text box without creating a new text object

    Marquee Select with text box in scope creates a new text box. This did not occur in Illustrator in the last 5+ years that I have been using it. This is relevant for users like me who do more text editing in Illustrator.

    in 2017 and prior, when you had a text box in scope that you were editing text in, you could marquee select the text or portions of it by starting a click outside of the text area. Now, in 2018, this will create a new text box every time. The result is that it is noticeably more…

    27 votes

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    Added To Backlog  ·  Anish Kumar responded

    Hi,

    Thanks for submitting this request , Illustrator team really appreciate this.
    We had taken your feedback on this and added it to backlog

  8. Allow the user to choose artboards for spell check

    Allow the user to choose artboards for spell check, every time I make new changes it scans the complete document. If the user knows which artboard needs spell check or which range would be easy for people like me who suck at writing correct spelling.

    6 votes

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  9. Ligatures are broken

    OpenType ligatures are broken in Illustrator. When the ligatures feature is enabled most ligatures remain different letters. If ligatures are input directly from the glyphs palette they will decompose into different letters. Even if ligatures are disabled they still decompose into different letters when input from the glyphs palette.

    1 vote

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    1 comment  ·  Type, Fonts, Text  ·  Admin →
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  11. Provide more information on how to get to "Baseline Shift".- It took one day and numerous forum posts to figure it out.

    To do a type/ baseline shift in Illustrator requires that one Preference be toggled ON. That's just in order to see the option in the Type pallet. I'm sure you know which one, so I won't bother telling you. If that pref is NOT set to ON, the user will not be able to find Baseline Shift, let alone use it. I wasted an hour or so trying to find it, then gave up and did the baseline shift in photoshop. I asked on the AI Forum, and got many answers, none of which tipped me off-until I had already…

    1 vote

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  12. Make Smart guides optionally work with live text

    Sometimes it is needed to snap to contour of live text.
    Right now it requires to make a copy of text, outline it, snap to desired point/segment, delete copy.

    What if user could tick an option that allows to snap to live glyphs? or use 'Ctrl' modifier to toggle this mode on the fly? It would allow us to skip copying-outlining-snapping-deleting and boost the speed.

    19 votes

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  13. Can't scroll through fonts and have text change while scrolling anymore...?

    I am not sure why this feature changed but I use a lot of different fonts in my industry and its great to be able to scroll through fonts and have text change while scrolling so I can see what they look like without having to click on each font to see how the text looks. This will take forever now. Is this a bug or a feature you will be fixing?

    2 votes

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  14. Make the Touch Type Tool work both sides

    OK, I'm having this "workflow" issue with the Touch Type Tool.

    I like to be able to move 1 character at a time, rotate, move, scale.

    But I'm a bit annoyed because SOMETIMES, I'd love it to NOT change the text after. So I usually have to reverse-compensate by making negative kerning on the next character.

    See the image attached :
    1. I justified my type between the 2 green margins.
    -> Nice.
    2. I change the H character (scale/rotation)
    -> Getting out of the green margin.
    3. I change the character after (negative kerning)
    -> Back into nice green…

    7 votes

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  15. Stop installing foreign fonts I don't need

    The font list is getting longer and longer, so it seems. Now we have (rather gimmicky if you ask me) Variable fonts.

    I just want to get work done. I live in the Netherlands and I speak Dutch and English.

    I don't speak Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew or Thai so I don't need to have these fonts available. These fonts just clutter my already long font list and make browsing and finding the font I actually need more difficult.

    Solution: check the system in what language it is in and only install fonts which the user can actually use. Offer whatever…

    13 votes

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  16. Stop changing artwork location when changing paragraph justification

    When working with type, it is incredibly annoying that all of it shifts it's location when you're changing paragraph justification. I'm not sure for what reason you would want it to move the actual type and not just shift the justification icon box shown at the type baseline.

    1 vote

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  17. Remap ⌥← and ⌥→ (Option + Left / Right) to jump back/ahead one word

    Make ⌥← and ⌥→ default for jumping one word back and forth or respectively mark text when pressing "shift" as used to in Premiere Pro and by default on Mac. Same issue exists in Photoshop where these shortcuts are annoyingly used to adjust kerning.
    Source: https://forums.adobe.com/message/9919288
    System: Mac OS X 10.11.6, Adobe Illustrator 22.1, Adobe Photoshop 19.1

    4 votes

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  18. Overline

    It would be nice to have an overline feature along with the underline and strikethrough.

    5 votes

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  19. Font auto-activation for fonts stored on local PC

    The CC 2019 update Activate Adobe Font function is brilliant, but it would be even better if it did the same for fonts on my own computer too

    1 vote

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  20. Editable Illustrator text in AfterEffects

    For years we have been copy and pasting text from Powerpoint into AfterEffects because the Illustrator file does not open in AfterEffects with editable text. Takes us ages and introduces many errors.

    Illustrator file text should just open in AfterEffects in 2018!

    2 votes

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