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  1. Placeholder text relative to your document

    When you choose the type tool and click, the placeholder text defaults to 12pt. This means that the text is tiny if you have a large artboard (see attached). It would be cool if the placeholder text was sized relative to your artboard instead, so that it's easy to see and work with.

    4 votes

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  2. Adjusting the curve of the "type on the path" and be able to keep the type from distorting

    This was actually a feature that USED to work on previous illustrators, since this month's update (October 2018), it stopped working. Basically, you make a circle shape, then you type on a path. But sometimes you want to be able to adjust/transform the curve (while keeping the Type same size and proportion) to see how it would lay without distorting the type. *Not the same as holding shift because that just keeps the curve the same shape, and it also make the type bigger or smaller. See image for a mock up of what it should look like in action.…

    4 votes

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  3. Perspective distortion of bitmaps and text?

    In many other software packages you are able to use perspective distortion on text and bitmaps. This should be a very basic feature of illustrator. This way you can still change the font / text while it is in perspective.

    3 votes

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  4. Used to be able to resize text back to 100% in a group after stretching it horizontally or vertically.

    After stretching a group horizontally or vertically, you used to be able to resize the text back to 100% (aka, revert the weird text stretching while keeping all the objects grouped together). This option seems to be missing after the Ai update! Please give it back!

    3 votes

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  5. Typography Swapping Window (just like “Recolor Artwork”

    I use Edit>Edit Colors>Recolor Artwork so very often that I have replaced the “Rulers” keyboard shortcut with “Recolor Artwork.”

    “Character Styles” and “Paragraph Styles” are invaluable tools, but I REALLY would love to have a dialogue box identical to that of “Recolor Artwork,” except for swapping & changing type, character & paragraph rules/styles. If necessary, I can create a mockup of the UI that I have in my head for this, but I’m not planning to, unless it is necessary.

    4 votes

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  6. Support single one line fonts

    Hi,

    I have tried Illustrator to design name tags to engrave on our engraving machine. Unfortunately single line fonts, which are essential for some engravings, isn't working properly. Bought them from onelinefonts.com and they are working flawless in most other apps, but none of Adobe's so far.

    5 votes

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  7. Free Transform of Text does not operate as expected

    Free Transform of Text does not operate as expected; Text should rotate with the text box when using free transform - instead the text does not rotate. Having to stop my workflow to find the rotate command and then guess what angle I need to rotate is a time waster.

    3 votes

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  8. "autoflow" feature in Illustrator

    To place a docx or a txt file with an "autoflow" feature, like in Indesign. All pages should open all needed artboards.
    Thank you.

    3 votes

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  9. In multi-column text box, Page Break command does not work

    When I make a Area Type Text Box with Many Columns Page Break [return key] does not work.

    2 votes

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  10. Variable Fonts in Paragraph/Character Styles

    This may well be planned already, but I would love to be able to edit variable font axes inside the paragraph style dialogue. This would be very valuable in keeping things consistent.

    2 votes

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  11. sequential numbers

    sequential numbers for illustrator like in design you can do it.

    1 vote

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  12. InCopy Assignments

    Just as InDesign lets designers can assign InCopy assignments to text blocks, can the same functionality be done for Illustrator?

    2 votes

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  13. Text thread marker (out port) is too small

    The size of the red controller [+] which allows you to create a new threaded text is so small that is almost impossible to click. I think it could be bigger in order to improve the usability. In fact, many of those options can be bigger.

    3 votes

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  14. Rotate all text in place

    Being able to select all Text on an art board and rotate it all in place would be extremely helpful versus having to rotate each text box individually after rotating an art board.

    1 vote

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  15. Don't force baseline shift settings to be sticky

    For me, I only rarely need to adjust baseline shift settings (usually when I want to adjust the verticality of a trademark symbol relative to body copy.

    Unfortunately, Illustrator retains the baseline shift value, so subsequent text has it applied by default, forcing me to reset it. I'd absolutely love it if that setting defaulted back to zero, given the infrequency with which I actually need to use it (for me, it's the exception, not the rule). Generally after my occasional need for a baseline-adjusted character, I'm forced to type in new text, manually reset the baseline shift value to…

    1 vote

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  16. 3 votes

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  17. Please allow fonts to be found by typing in the name in the drop down list.

    Please go back to allowing fonts to be found by typing in the name into the drop down menu.

    2 votes

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    This is exactly what Illustrator allows already.

    In facet, it allows two ways you can toggle, using the 'looking glass' icon at the left of the Font Family input: 'Search Entire Font Name' or 'Search First Word only'.

    Perhaps it got changed for you?

    Anyway — if it does not behave like it should — please log a separate bug request about this in the proper forums’ section.

  18. Absolute Optical Kerning when scaling....

    I understand show optical kerning works and that smaller type will have relatively more space between glyphs than larger type. However, this results in a problem for those of us who, due to Illustrator's canvas limit (See 227, #downwith227), must design at scales smaller than 1:1.

    For that reason, I would like to request that there be an optional type of optical kerning implemented which does not add extra kerning as font size decreases.

    1 vote

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  19. Allow text on linked files to be editable (just as it happens in embed)

    When I embed a PSD file into Illustrator, it preserves the layers and also the text boxes, allowing me to edit the text. However, if the file is liked, Illustrator converts all text to pixels, which can cause various problems when printing. It would be great to be able to keep the text as vectors, even if not editable. But rasterizing all text just because the file is liked is a big problem.

    2 votes

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  20. Scrolling in Type window

    In CC 2014, when you selected copy in your document, it would highlight that font in the type window in it's appropriate alphabetical location. You could then scroll up or down alphabetically to get to other fonts. Now, when you select copy in a CC 2018 document, it moves the font to the top of the list and you have to start from the top every time to look for other fonts. I like to scroll through the fonts as I'm designing logos and having to start at the top every time is a pain in the neck!

    2 votes

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    Hi,

    With AI CC 22.1.0 version there is an option in the “Type Preferences” dialog (MAC menu “Illustrator CC >> Preferences >> Type” and WIN menu “Edit >> Preferences >> Type”) to change the “Number of Recent Fonts” and if you set it to “0” then on selecting the font in the document the font drop down list will highlight the Font Family name at it’s location and not on the top of the list.

    Please let us know if you encounter any other issue regarding this.

    With Best Regards,
    Raghuveer Singh
    Illustrator Team

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