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  1. (Also for Indesign). Alignment groups

    Please add feature to add an item to a group, but not have it factor into movement when Aligning.
    Ie I have an item/group of items, and a Trademark symbol. Suggested new feature would Add the Trademark symbol to the group, but when aligning this new group the Trademark feature is not factored into positioning.

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  2. Asset Export Incorrectly Clipping

    If you create a filled rounded rectangle with a 1 pt border, add it to the Asset Export panel and export, the end result is noticeably clipped. Even though the shape may be aligned to be pixel perfect and the stroke aligned so that it should be inside, the output shows the frame is now non uniform in terms of stroke width.

    If you didn't use stroke, you probably won't notice the inaccuracy.

    See the attached image and the edges are clearly truncated.

    Says there are some fundamental alignment issues that need to be addressed.

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  3. Allow variable instances of symbols (or imported ai)

    I feel that the reason so many UI projects go Sketch instead of Illustrator is due to componentization of elements throughout the document in collaborative environments.

    I feel that Illustrator has much more power and could be used the same way, if only a few features were added.

    One of the most important is allowing the use of symbols as UI elements by enabling variable fields.

    Currently, I could make a component and save it as a symbol - but if I was to use it in multiple places, then I would need certain fields to be altered.

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  4. Sort content in links palette + User controlled preflight warnings

    Added sorting ability in links palette would be very useful.
    Allowing me to sort by file size, alpha, date placed, date altered. Similar to finder or windows explorer. Allowing me to rearrange the columns to suit my needs.

    A preflight indicator of any potential conflicts would be a nice add as well.
    CMYK doc with an RGB image placed. Unused nodes swatches, does this doc contain any overprint items, that kind of thing. In a perfect world I could set in prefs what I want warnings for.

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  5. Arrange all artboards reference point

    I don't understand which is the starting point of the arrange all artboards, I thought it was the 0 (zero) of the global rulers, but after the arrange all commands the top left artboard is not align with the rulers.

    Is there any answer to this or is it a bug?

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  6. Add option when creating New View to opt out from changing zoom level

    The custom Views is a godsend for complex artwork, but sometimes it would be nice to keep the zoom level and toggle only the Layers settings (visibility, lock status, etc). So either an option when saving the custom View, or a program-wide preference setting would be highly appreciated. In this way, the request for a layer visibility toggle shortcut could also be partially addressed.

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  7. Show all tabs when switching to fullscreen mode

    When switching to Full Screen Mode I can only see the document I'm working with. Why not show all the open documents like tabs?

    I don't understand why the tabs disappear just because I'm switching to fullscreen.

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  8. データの「情報を見る」で見れていた作成時のバージョンが見れなくなった。

    macユーザーです。イラストレーターCC2018 にアップグレードしたところ、今までデータファイルの「情報を見る」で見れていた作成時のバージョンが見れなくなりました。お客様とのやりとりでバージョンをお客様それぞれに合わせてダウングレードしていたので、簡易的に確認ができないと不便です。他に同様のアプローチができるようになっていたら教えていただきたいです。

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  9. Create new artboard within other artboard with Shift key gone in 2018

    Just switched to Illustrator 2018. In 2017 I could create a new artboard on top of another artboard by holding down the shift key and dragging with the Artboard tool. This doesn't work anymore. I can create a new artboard outside of the existing one, but I need to create multiple artboards within one main artboard. I can create a vector box where I want them all, then go to Artboard window and click Convert to Artboards, but this is many more clicks than before...not very lean.

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  11. "Edit Artboards" button in top toolbar

    The quickest way I have found of getting to the "edit artboards" state is to:

    1. click "document setup" in the top toolbar (when the toolbar decides it wants to show that option; i know it's based on the tool i choose but I really would love for that button to always be there),
    2. then a dialog box opens
    3. then I click "edit artboards".

    Usually what I'm wanting to do when I do that process is to move or resize artboards by clicking and dragging.

    There is also a "preferences" button that I NEVER use in the toolbar, and basically every…

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  12. Be available to add more than 1000 artboards

    We are creating a document with icons. Each icon has it's own artboard because of exporting to multiple sizes. Currently we have about 1500 icons and we would like to have all the icons in one document because of effective work with them (which is now not possible because of 1000 artboards limitation).

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  14. New Artboard Automatically Generated - No Preview Available

    When a new artboard is generated, it is now automatically placed to the right of the active artboard. Previously, generating a new artboard would show a preview and allow me to place wherever I wanted.

    I work frequently with nested artboards, and when I want to create a new artboard within the active artboard, I am taken away from the area I am viewing, which is frustrating. I now have to zoom out, turn off 'move with artboard' so that no art is interrupted, move the new artboard to the area I originally wanted it to be in, zoom in…

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  15. Could you please add similar art board settings or features like Photoshop?

    I generally use Adobe illustrator for App design and find it annoying on how illustrator art boards are too close together. Could you guys add the art board settings from Photoshop into to illustrator? I just like the spacing and the naming system defined by Photoshop. It allows for a nicer looking work space.

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  16. Artboard Resizing

    Would like to be able to resize the artboards in both directions with a preview.
    I'm sometimes having an issue where I can't resize the artboard in both directions x & y. Also now there is no preview for this operation like in previous versions.

    CC18
    Windows 10 - all updates

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  17. Allow to see full name past artboard extent

    The artboard name is restricted to the size of the artboard, which truncates the name and makes it illegible. Better logic would be to only shorten the name if it collides with another artboard name.

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  18. Export Panel and exportting for artboard dont work

    I drag my icon to export panel and select svg. then hit export. A pop up appears only for half a sec and the export is not there. Same thing for exporting for screens; I select the artboard - export as svg and I select that it would make subfolders for me and show it after export. It opens the folder but its empty. This bug appeared after the latest update.I urgently need it to be fixed.

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  19. Angled Guidelines

    I'm working on a typography piece right now and my guidelines look like this (see attached.) The black lines are straight strokes. I think it would be really neat to have an option for angled guidelines, so I don't have to mix vertical/horizontal guides with strokes.

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  20. When in pixel perfect mode (making PNG's), it would be nice if print reflected this.

    By now the prints are in vektor and do not reflect the works...

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