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  1. Illustrator should prioritize editing the currently focused text over other text objects when placing a cursor or making a text selection

    If I have a text box selected and switch to the text tool, why does Illustrator assume I want to select a non-selected text box to edit text in? It should prioritize the selected text box over non-selected text boxes.

    5 votes

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  2. Add a setting for "Solid" in the leading field of the type panel

    Illustrator defaults to "Auto" in regards to leading - about 120% of the point size of the type. When using display faces, I often find I set type a lot tighter - usually around the same leading as the point size. It would be really helpful if there were a setting for that in the type panel, so that as I change the point size of the type (say from 24 pts to 72 pts) the leading would also change automatically from 24 pts to 72 pts - just as it would from one size to another when the leading…

    1 vote

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    We can change the value Illustrator uses as 'auto' in Justification dialog, which you can access via the Paragraph panel’s menu. Change 'Auto Leading' to 100% to get what you want.

    If you want this setting to be applied to all new text objects, you should open Paragraph Styled panel, and edit the [Normal Paragraph Style].

    If you want this to be applied to every new document you make, you should learn about editing document profile files Illustrator uses as core templates. Just don’t forget to backup these.

  3. I'd like to see the transform values of text be accurate to the text rather than the text box

    I'd like to see the transform values of text be accurate to the text rather than the text box. Also so that when I am center aligning text horizontally it will align the actual text and not the text box.

    8 votes

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    Latest versions of Illustrator have an exact solution for that.


    Open Align panel, and enable Align to Glyph Bounds option in the panel’s menu, for point or area text or both.


    The bounding box will remain the same, but the text will now align to and by its actual bounds, just like you want.


    Please comment back if it works for you.

  4. Installing new fonts don't automatically list in Illustrator unless I restart the App.

    Hi there,

    When I activate a new font in my font management app (in this case FontExplorer), the font doesn't show up in Illustrator. I have to quit Illustrator and reopen it in order to see the new font. In the past I didn't have this issue only in recent updates to Illustrator. Is there a way to fix this?

    Thanks so much

    6 votes

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  5. Auto-adjust text box to text

    In the past, with Freehand, we could to do that by clicking on the bottom corner right of the text box.
    Recover that would be a good idea.
    Thanks!

    9 votes

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  6. 30 votes

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  7. Make cursor instantly visible after jumping with arrows keys

    While navigating text with arrows (or Ctrl/Cmd + arrows), especially in short word clusters, something like these:
    mon-sun: 10:00–19:00
    break: 13:00–14:00
    it's quite hard to understand where cursor has landed after last jump, because cycle of blinking seem to stay the same or even elongate!
    There's a second after jump until cursor is finally drawn.
    Could you please add or fix it in such a way that cursor is immediately visible after any arrow jump?

    25 votes

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  8. Spell Check Ignore Icon Fonts

    Spell check should recognize icon fonts and stop recommending corrections to them. In a document with many icons, I don't want to have to add every icon into the dictionary or have to know that if I capitalize that word it would actually break the icon it creates.

    4 votes

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  9. Support for ems in leading field of the type panel

    When setting the leading, we have the option of "Auto" or setting a specific value in a static unit like px or pt.

    It would be great if a dynamic unit like ems (as implemented in CSS) were available to make leading, and I suppose other type attributes, scalable relative to the font size.

    For example, if I have a block of text set to 12pt and 1.5em, the leading would be 1.5x the point size, and therefore 18pt. If I were to alter the font size to 20px, the leading would still be 1.5em and therefore would scale automatically…

    5 votes

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  10. Fullcap function doesn't work for ydieresis

    The fullcaps function doesn't work for the character “ÿ” y-dieresis. All the other letters work correctly, and it works in inDesign too, the problem seems to appear only in AI and PS

    Here is the file https://adobe.ly/2StUHJN

    1 vote

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  11. Add paragraph return (^p) as a special character in Find and Replace window

    Find and Replace text has a shortcut popup for a Forced Line Break, ^n, but not the more common simple Paragraph return, ^p.

    A Paragraph return is the normal Return button on all keyboards. A forced line break is Shift/Enter.

    Find/Replace understands ^n notation for a forced line break, but does not understand ^p notation for a paragraph return.

    16 votes

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  12. 縦書きから横書きへ変形比率をワンクリックで

    縦書きから横書きに変更したりした後、文字の変形を縦と横の比率%をワンクリックで入替えたいです。

    2 votes

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  13. Text Grammar Correction

    Text Content Correction
    spell mistake correction

    2 votes

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  14. Make Ctrl+arrows jump to hyphen too

    While editing text in Russian, I have quite many complex words separated by hyphen.
    Pressing Ctrl+arrow ignores these and jumps to start and end of word.
    Please add ability to respect hyphens while moving cursor with Ctrl+arrows.

    P. S. If you combine this with reported bug fix about Ctrl+Home and Ctrl+End, it would be AWESOME

    18 votes

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  15. Loaded eyedropper just like in InDesign

    I wish the eye dropper behaved more like it does in InDesign: If you pick up a type style, you "keep" that style and can apply it to several different text boxes. so if you have a text box with 4 subheads and body copy after each and you want to change all of the subheads to match the first one that you've changed, you could click on the desired style, and then click-drag over each of the subheads carrying the same style to each

    13 votes

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  16. Path Text when using pattern as a shadow

    When using pattern (for example, striped) as a shadow, text should take the angle of the letters.
    Currently, this takes over the angle of the pattern.

    2 votes

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  17. Cannot group Text objects with right-click

    Illustrator CC2018 (22.1)
    Windows 10 and Mac OSX High Sierra 10.13.3

    When I select two or more Text objects (point, area, etc.), I cannot group them using right-click (it works

    It works with other objects, or with Text and other objects, but not when all my selections are only Text objects.

    Once grouped (with CMD-G for example), it is possible to ungroup them with right-click, though.

    4 votes

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  18. Paste from Powerpoint

    I used to paste graphics/text from Powerpoint into Illustrator with no issues. Now with CC, only text in Times will paste without corruption into symbols. Is there a way around converting the font before copying?

    8 votes

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  19. Allow Library text assets to save style and insert it with or without formatting

    v22.1, Windows, 64bit

    When I try to add text with a modified appearance to the library I get;

    "Only basic appearances are supported for Text in Libraries. Advanced appearances have been dropped to add text to the current Library."

    Or; "Couldn't save text asset having style. Remove the styles and try again”.

    Seriously – no text styles in the library now? face palm

    Ok, so 'Text library asset' is a thing now… whatever it’s supposed to be for, it’s braking basic library functionality.

    If I want to add text with an advanced appearance to a library (ie. the ONLY sort…

    4 votes

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  20. Snap textframe size to content (like double-click in InDesign)

    A function appreciated by all in InDesign.. doubleclick the side of the boundingbox of a textframe and it snaps/scales immediately to the content.

    I'm not talking about Type -> Area Type Options -> Auto-size

    14 votes

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