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  1. Break link to paragraph style

    Simple option to break a bit of text from paragraph style. Just like we can in InDesign.

    2 votes

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  2. Opentype + Glyphs UI Menu Preview

    While the UI for Opentype is appreciably better than Indesign, there are still a few hinderances in the UI that make it painfully difficult to use and limits functionality. This could solved in one (hopefully easy) solution: PREVIEW TYPOGRAPHIC FEATURES

    THE PROBLEM:
    Currently, you have to click the stylistic set to open a dropdown menu, once you’ve clicked a style, the dropdown disappears. To see another style you need to open the dropdown menu again and deselect the previous style you just selected. Open the dropdown menu again, and then select the next style.

    THE SOLUTION:
    Opentype and Glyphs panels…

    2 votes

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  3. Can't undo Auto bullets

    If I undo the bullets (which came automatic after space bar) the letter disappear.

    For example: I can't use (-) at front of text with 1 spacebar.

    10 votes

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  4. Multilingual Spell check needed for multilingual package design.

    I am a package designer. Our company fully committed away from English only packaging to "3L," using English, French and Spanish. Sometimes, we do 8L for emerging markets. When we review our packaging, and before film release, we use Spell Check in our routine. However, it is cumbersome to find English misspellings, when Spell Check spends so much time identifying French and Spanish as misspelled English words. Plus, it would be nice to catch a misspelled French or Spanish word, just in case our translation service team made a mistake. We'd not know because we are not native speakers. With…

    4 votes

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  5. Auto synchronised text boxes for copy

    Have two or more separate text boxes synchronise to the same text when either one is edited.

    When creating numerous different sized online banner advertisements, each with multiple copy variations, it would be beneficial if I could synchronise the copy of one across all creative versions.

    2 votes

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  6. 1 vote

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  7. Find / Replace font... to include adjusting font and text size

    I would like to see a capability added to the find/replace font... feature to include finding and replacing text sizes throughout a document. I make a lot of repetitive text throughout many artboards and sometimes I have to adjust the text size of a particular font. In addition I sometimes have mixed fonts in a textbox and have to adjust the size of one or a few of them separately without changing the size of the other fonts. That would be a super time-saving feature too.

    2 votes

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  8. Auto Optical size

    Please add auto optical size for variable fonts with opsz axes similar to Adobe InDesign automapping:
    https://helpx.adobe.com/in/indesign/using/using-fonts.html#automap

    4 votes

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  9. Don’t drop the current character selection in text when I switch between documents

    If you select a portion of a text in Illustrator and switch to a different app and back — the selection stays in place.
    But if I switch between Illustrator documents/tabs — the selection gets lost. This makes editing of two or more documents at the same time very inconvenient, effectively loosing my data about the selection made.

    8 votes

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  10. select and change stoke Color in text

    I have text templates that require changing the fill and stroke colors. I have to select the text, go to Appearance, choose Type, and change the color. The issue is that there are several texts with different combinations throughout the day.

    It would be great if I could set the three text colors as shown in the image, select one, then use an action that allows me to choose the text color, either fill or stroke, and change it to another from my swatch.

    2 votes

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  11. Allow formatting of bullets & numbers in lists

    Bullets and numbers currently inherit the formatting of the first character in the list item. This is not very flexbile and creates issues when in one list there are bold items and regular items.
    There should be an option to add formating to the bullet as well as the numbers. Also: there should be an option to use any kind of character of a dingbats font as a bullet. Bonus would be if any kind of shape could be used.

    52 votes

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  12. Filtering font selection by source / vendor

    (This is a feature request for Ai, Ps, Id etc. as well)

    Filtering from source such as Fontbook, Monotype, Adobe Fonts, Google Fonts etc.

    I've noticed its common to only be allowed to use fonts from specific sources with some clients. It's been a headache to have to go into another app and cross reference which fonts are from what source. For example, a client I'm contracted full time under I can only use Monotype due to their commercial subscription status.

    Or even to be able to create our own folders / font collections to view those only.

    4 votes

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  13. Allow to set the stroke below the fill in appearance panel for text characters

    When I try to move the "stroke" row in appearance panel to move below the "fill" row, the row returns to previous position on top.
    This is happening to me since the - I think - 11 version of Illustrator.
    Now I have version 27.1.1 and windows 11 pro. Nothing changed.

    3 votes

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  14. Have a section of recommended font pairings like Canva does. Will make a lot of work much faster.

    Have a section of recommended font pairings like Canva does. Will make a lot of work much faster.

    2 votes

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  15. Make the type on a path tool smarter

    I would like an option to make a text follow a path in a more smooth way. For example, look at the PSG logo where you see how the A and R follow the circular shape, without distorting the shape of the letter.

    4 votes

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  16. Apply Template to file

    I would like the ability to "apply template" to a graphic file so that styles with the same name from one template would update to a graphic with styles that have been updated to different parameters.
    Example:
    I work on proposals and the font/character/graphic styles vary from project to project based on RFP requirements for submission (each State has different requirements you must adhere to). We have many "boilerplate" graphics that are reused, but the fonts and, sometimes, the colors must be changed to meet requirements.
    I have a master template for graphics and update the styles based on the…

    2 votes

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  17. Area Type "Inset Spacing" option to set different values for top, bottom, left and right

    エリア内文字の「外枠からの間隔」に天地左右で異なる値を設定できるようにして欲しいです。
    InDesignの「フレーム内マージン」ではできるので、Illustratorでも可能になればもっと便利です。

    また、日本のユーザーはエリア内文字で表を作成することがあります。「外枠からの間隔」に異なる値が設定できれば、表の作成時にも調整しやすくなります。
    (例)
    https://twitter.com/hamko1114/status/1661574685614825475

    ↓ English ver. (Using Translation tool)

    I would like to set different values for the top, bottom, left and right in the "Inset Spacing" option of Area Type.

    It's possible in InDesign; it would be more convenient if it could be in Illustrator.

    Additionally, Japanese users often use Area Type to create tables. Different Inset Spacing makes it more adjustable.

    (Example)
    https://twitter.com/hamko1114/status/1661574685614825475

    7 votes

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  18. Illustrator desktop windows版でのツール切替えのショートカット 

    MacOSと同じように、WindowsのIllustratorでも、日本語入力状態でツール切替えのショートカット(vで選択ツール・sで拡大ツール・rで回転ツールなど)が使えるようにしてほしいです。あるとないとでは、便利さが段違いですから。

    2 votes

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  19. Montserrat Semibold has problems syncing

    The Montserrat font is experiencing synchronization issues, even though it is installed in Creative Cloud. It disconnects every time, while the other fonts remain normal. Please check the bug.

    In the screenshot I am sending, you can notice that the Montserrat Semibold font is not appearing.

    2 votes

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  20. Select Same Text Contents

    Please make a way to select text object with the same contents.
    Would be very useful for many practical cases.
    Sure with have Find and Replace, but it won’t allow us to SELECT these text objects,, which we can use for styling, hiding, moving, rearranging, and more.

    11 votes

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    The latest Beta version (27.7) has the ability to filter contents of the Layers panel with an input field at the top of the panel. It does not directly select the objects that have the chosen value in their names (this includes the text contents), but allows to select them faster in the panel.

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