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  1. Group Selection Tool shortcut on Windows

    On my Mac the number 3 is a shortcut for Group Selection Tool. I love this feature and use it all the time, but have noticed that it does not work on my Windows PC. I don't know if this is just my computer, or every Windows PC... Would love to have this fixed.

    3 votes

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  2. Merge text broken up when imported from a PDF

    I often have to import PDFs into Illustrator always have words and sentences that are no longer part of the same segment. Example. I just imported 24-inch. Each letter, number, and symbol came in individually. Instead of retyping it so I can make edits, it would be nice if there was an option that merged the text back into one line. Screenshot will show what I mean.

    10 votes

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  3. Recent updates have made working with type more difficult

    Using type in illustrator used to be a breeze. Now it seems you need near pixel-perfect accuracy to highlight or to select the type box. Often now you will just end up creating a new type box when trying to highlight type already present. Honestly, it worked great before whatever update changed this and now it's somewhat irritating to use. It's not a major issue really, but sometimes the old 'if it isn't broken, don't fix it' advice should be heeded.

    4 votes

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  4. Typeface recognition and OCR.

    OCR would be great from images. Typeface recognition would be even better, but I would like to see that implemented better than what's currently implemented in Photoshop, which is not very good at identifying fonts other than fairly standard ones. Sensei might be a good fit for this. Please take a look at WhatTheFont.com and make the recognition at least as good as that.

    7 votes

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  5. More Detail in Font Find/Replace - Include Details to Assist Tracking Down Correct Font

    When working with files that reference missing fonts, sometimes it is necessary to find the exact font but there is little to go on other than the font name displayed. If font information was stored such as version, type of font (TrueType, OpenType, Type-1, etc...), foundry, version, date, etc...it would make it far more efficient to track down the correct font.

    For example, when working with product labels, etchings or logos often it is necessary to use the exact font to maintain consistency in manufactured products. Having little more to go on than a name makes it extremely difficult. This…

    7 votes

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  6. Hotkey to exit Type mode

    PLEASE MAKE A "HOTKEY" or keyboard command to EXIT "TYPE MODE."

    ONCE ONE IS IN TYPE MODE, A COMMON ERROR IS TO ACCIDENTALLY TYPE:

    VVVVVVVVVVVVV

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAA

    MMMMMMMMMM

    etc.

    The answer could be as simple as "Simultaneous Spacebar + hotkey letter."

    3 votes

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  7. Convert to Type On A Path

    The option to convert point or area type to 'type on a path' would be helpful. Also to be able to use the pen tool to add points on a 'point type path' and by doing so converting it to 'type on a path'. This removes the need to draw the path then add the type.

    11 votes

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  8. arabic typing

    I can't type in arabic

    9 votes

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  9. Faux Italics

    It would save time & Photoshop, InDesign, and rich text editors can skew a regular font that does not have an italic weight.

    9 votes

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  10. Oval text box

    The ability to click and drag with the type tool to draw an oval text box, as an alternative to the current rectangle text box, would be a good option to have.

    1 vote

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  11. CANT RE-GROUP THE VECTORIZED TEXT WHY?

    when the text is vectorized i cant Group after Un Grouping them ve to make a object in group so it workt the same way i Group the objects by Right click >Group

    what i need is.
    on Vectorizing the Text and ungrouping them .. gives me the availability to Group them back again.

    thanks
    Awaiting for Repl

    1 vote

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  12. Reflect Single Characters within the Character Panel

    The ability to reflect a single character as live text within the character panel. Similar to the rotate feature already available.

    10 votes

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  13. composing font for Chinese font

    I have checked and verified at my end that this composition is not fully supported in Illustrator yet and only available for Japanese fonts.
    I hope that would fully supported in Illustrator available for Chinese fonts.

    3 votes

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  14. Resize Area Type from Transform Pane

    When you try to set a size for an Area Type text in the Transform pane, it currently distorts the text along with changing the size of the area. This strikes me as inconsistent with resizing the area from the bounding box resize handles, and also undesirable (am I missing a use-case where you'd want the text to be distorted in this situation?)

    I recently became aware there are width/height inputs in Type > Area Type Options but these are cumbersome.

    I propose the Width / Height inputs in the Transform pane behave as in Area Type Options.

    6 votes

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  16. Library text asset can't save style

    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…

    2 votes

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  17. Fix warp type effects

    This has probably be stated before, but has long been an issue with warping text. It plain sucks, especially on an arc unless you use the type on a path tool.

    Many moons ago there was a plug-in called Kai's Power Tools, KPT Vector Tools. It worked perfectly with one click and than for those that know Kai the creator vanished and updates were never made. It stopped working at Illustrator 9 for me.

    I am sure at Adobe there are many programming geniuses that can make the current warp effects work much better.

    7 votes

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  18. Right-click or Icon Shortcut for Refine Paragraph Styles

    Editing type styles on the text element and then applying the style back to the master style is a familiar workflow to many of us especially coming from InDesign. I advocate Adobe add either a right-click option or icon for easy access to this ability.

    Thanks

    2 votes

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  19. create outline

    when we create outline the text it will be convert it to the one object and group
    we need to convert every word group object not all the text title
    to can be flixable manage the typography design

    1 vote

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  20. An option to affect fonts that are hidden or locked with Find/Replace

    When finding lost fonts or replacing fonts can you PLEASE let AI change/replace fonts that are hidden or on a locked layer. Or at least give us an option to.

    10 votes

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