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  1. Improve snapping strength

    Currently, there is a "snap to point" feature in illustrator. However, I find that it works poorly. Often, I create guides, create geometric shapes on those guides, and move them overlap, join, or intersect to make new shapes. Currently, when I create a shape, I notice the shape will snap to a guide, but when I zoom in all the way, it will not be exact. Also, when I try to move two shapes together, I will experience the snapping effect, but it often is not lined up when I zoom in.

    Is it possible to improve the snapping to…

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  2. Font identification

    Provide an automated routine to identify fonts that were converted to outlines, or that are in a bitmap format.

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  3. Global Edit - Text, Grouped, Clip masked

    Would love to see advance global editing. I've noticed that grouped, clip masked and text doesn't work with global editing. This will really speed things up for all adobe illustrator user.

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  4. Infinite Canvas

    I find myself using more and more Figma to brainstorm and create my designs as I have a single document containing all of my visual explorations.

    For print assets I go back to Illustrator and create the final file, but I reallly wish I could have done it all in illustrator. So just removing the canvas limit.
    Not artboards or number of something -> just being able to spread and spread your ideas in the same place.

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  5. Allow grouping where all objects remain in their respective layers

    Grouping objects on different layers for moving etc, but keeping them in their original layers.

    For example: I have a number of objects that are arranged nicely to each other, but I want to move them to the centre of the artboard. So I should be able to select all, group, and select the center button, then release them and not have their layers changed.

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  6. Bring back Live Trace (fix Image Trace)

    Image Trace creates unusual artifacts when tracing even somewhat complex lineart. The tracing is also always shifted from the original position. This never used to happen using Live Trace, it almost always worked perfectly. I've tried several different settings multiple times, the results are never as good as they used to be in Live Trace. I had to install Illustrator CS4 today just to use Live Trace because the Image Trace results on the latest Illustrator were too messy.

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  7. Make the new "Properties" panel optional.

    The idea of the properties panel is nice, but it should be customizable. For example, the four pathfinder tools that come up when more than one object is selected aren't the main four that I use, so it would be nice to be able to switch out the default four that pop up.

    It would also be nice if there were a way to not use the new properties panel, and be able to switch in the windows drop down menu to using the old properties panel that is in the top bar across the screen. I don't love the…

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  8. Keyboard shortcut to hide/show selected Layer

    Option to assigne a keyboard shortcut for hide/show selected layer. Currently you have to click on the eye icon, which is pretty cumbersome. (for eg Photoshop has this feature, I think).

    (I'm on a project where you need to trace this huge sketch with ready made elements and so toggle layer visibility is a fast way to see how things are aligning.) Cheers!

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  9. Objects snapping to objects from other artboards.

    I hope this is the right location for this. It may be more of a feature request. When trying to utilize the smart guides to align two objects be dragging, often times the object I am dragging will snap to objects from other artboards. This forces me to select the objects that I want aligned, choose a key object, then go to align panel to make sure they are lined up properly. Snapping to the nearest object or something along those lines would make the most sense. Or maybe setting to allow this.

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  10. Illustrator (BETA) for Apple Silicon is here!

    We are excited to announce the first Beta release of Illustrator running natively on Apple Silicon hardware!

    This early version of Illustrator for Apple Silicon offers many of the core features that you've come to rely on for your day-to-day needs. Please give it a try. We would love to hear your feedback.

    You can download this Beta through the Creative Cloud Desktop app's Beta Apps section. Look for 25.3.1 version. If you do not see the build, send me your Adobe ID at kotwal at Adobe dot com

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  11. Fit Selection in Window

    When working on details / prepping parts (e.g. outside the artboard), Fit Canvas, nor Fit All are of any use. Fit Selection would be a nice extra.

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  12. Keyboard shortcuts for all Pathfinder options (Unite, Divide, Trim, etc)

    I work quickly and would like custom shortcuts for all the Pathfinder options.

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  13. anchor object to text ability (like indesign)

    Ability to anchor an object within text in a text frame in Illustrator. In other words, when the text reflows, the object would move along with the text. There are forums on this already - but I don't see a request anywhere! I know this is available in indesign....but it's not in illustrator.

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  14. Show missing link path/locations like InDesign. (To make relinking an image simple)

    In the Link Panel - Indesign shows the file path for placed images and links (even when missing or embedded). In Illustrator's Link panel these path/locations are greyed out with no text, thus making finding a missing file purely guess work. Can the Indesign Links Panel be directly replicated to Illustrator so absolutely the same? Cheers

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  15. Please add a setting to zoom with the scroll wheel without using Alt like photoshop

    Please add a setting to zoom with the scroll wheel without using Alt like photoshop

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  16. Additional Scripts Folder in Preferences

    In the Preferences we have the ability to define an "Additional Plug-ins Folder" and that will really useful to have the same option for Scripts, specially in enterprise where you don't have the admin right.
    Plus, that will allow to easily disable the Scripts if needed.

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  17. Variable text fields

    It would be really helpful to have an option in Illustrator which can automatically fill custom variable fields like date, file name, etc.

    I am working in print industry for almost 10 years and our primary software is AI, with adding the above option, it will help designers to save lot of time.

    Appreciate your consideration for the above idea.

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  18. 'Use preview bounds' option for symbols

    AI allows to 'Use preview bounds' — to count in stroke's weight in artwork's size.
    I rarely use it, but I can always turn it off, like I do in screencast attached.

    But when I decide to turn my artwork to symbol, I'm limited to only one option — stroke is counted in ALWAYS. This is very inconvenient for some design tasks.

    I would like to have an option anywhere to change this behavior.

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  19. master page

    it would be great if illustrator had a master page like indesign.
    for us who design more then one page for client proofs.

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  20. edit color of text in symbol instance

    I think it should be possible to edit the color of text in a dynamic symbol instance, just like it possible to change the color fill of any other element

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