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  1. preference option to set "Save as" default to a certain file type

    when you go to save a file, illustrator defaults to the same file that was previously opened. 9 times out of 10 after i open an eps, svg, pdf, etc... i'll make changes and go to "save as" but want to save it as an illustrator file. i'd love to be able to just open the dialogue box and have it default to a file type i can select via a preference option.

    2 votes

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  2. Rearrange only Selected artboards

    Currently I can only "Rearrange All Artboards".

    But I just selected only some artboards in my document and I want to rearrange only selected items. For example, increase spacing between them.

    35 votes

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  3. Show current artboard when using shortcuts to switch artboards

    It would be useful if when switching artboards with Fn+Shift+Up/Down that the Artboards window reflects the currently viewed artboard. The current workaround is having to guess which artboard I'm looking at by double clicking the artboard and checking to see if the canvas switches view.

    6 votes

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  4. 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

    1 vote

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  5. Position elements relative to artboards.

    Since several improvements to artboards are in the pipeline, I think It would be worth considering positioning elements relative to the top left corner of the artboard. I haven't found a good use for keyboard entry of x and y positions. Positioning elements relatively would make it relatively easy to maintain padding / grids across multiple artboards by entering an exact value.

    5 votes

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  6. Artboard spacing only feature

    I often have my artboards grouped very specifically and they do not have an even number of artboards in each row. When I need to rearrange the space between all my artboards that becomes a huge hassle.
    I'm forced to choose a column number, which alters my arrangement of columns/rows.
    The ability to turn off the "column" preference and only alter the artboard "spacing" would be very helpful.

    4 votes

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  7. 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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  8. Allow users to set direction for X and Y axes

    Several versions ago Adobe decided to flip Y-axis, so origin now is placed TOP-left instead of BOTTOM-left, as it was before.
    They say it was done for compatibility with Photoshop and InDesign, which both have y-axis going down.

    I think that breaking people's workflow, deciding only ONE direction is right, was wrong.

    InDesign is a publishing software, it works with a flow. I don't know anybody who reads from bottom to up (RTL — yes). When you move an object there, you don't move it up, you move it backwards

    Photoshop is raster graphics editor, it works with a readable…

    43 votes

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  9. Navigator and Artboard bug

    Navigator doesn't move around and there are two "23" in Artboards. The number artboard 22 doesn't even appear

    2 votes

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  10. Add ability to rebind artboard names to their numbers

    In my work I add and delete artboards during work.
    When artboard is created, it's given a name, corresponding it's number.
    When custom artboard is deleted, numbers of next artboards are shifted (it's OK), but names stay the same.

    So when job is done, I can have something like this:
    1. Artboard 6
    2. Artboard 8
    3. Artboard 9
    4. Artboard 10
    5. Artboard 12
    and so forth

    Since the last number is almost as noticeable as first one, it's hard to pick up correct ones for export.
    I have a script written to fix this, which renames artboards to…

    26 votes

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  12. Artboards should have a purpose

    1. What is the purpose of having an artboard if anything drawn beyond it shows up as part of your drawing? I exported an artwork as a png file and everything beyond the artboard showed up as part of the artwork. The workspace around the artboard should be able to be used for ideas that may be relevant to future versions of your art or to assist in creating your art.
    2. When I drew the attached image, I expected that anything beyond the artboard would not show as part of the artwork.
    2 votes

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  13. Slug

    As part of my daily workflow, all my art has to have a slug, when i put all the information about the file, date, time, user, CMYK and spot colors used, company logo, etc.

    Editable and complete slug option will be appreciated, see attached an example of my manual slug, i use in conjunction with a plugin which puts date time, the user, etc automatically, but i don't like plugins, I want part of the Adobe illustrator Software.

    See attached an example

    11 votes

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  14. Artboard search function

    Add a search bar to the Artboards window

    19 votes

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  15. Barcode

    Dear Adobe,

    hope you doing well, could you please one more option in illustrator for Barcode generator

    Thank you

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  16. Color settings dialogue box

    Please add a "do not show again" option to the "Your current color settings discard CMYK profiles..." dialogue box.

    4 votes

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  17. A0-A8 Templates

    Can you please create and offer native print templates for A0-A8?

    3 votes

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  18. Paste on selected Artboards

    The user should be able to paste on selected artboards. Currently we have to paste on all of them or one of them. With the advent of many more artboards, the user has to spend a lot of time pasting on each artboard.

    26 votes

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  19. Master Illustrator File Placed in Multiple Illustrator Files OR Export Selected Layers Palette

    In my line of work, we often time work in one single Illustrator file that has one basemap then multiple layers with each showing a specific thing separate from the other layers. However this gets tedious when exporting files where you have to select the layers you want, export as it's own name, deselect those layers and select the next batch of layers, export those under their own name, deselect those layers etc.

    What would be great is if Illustrator had the ability to have something like a Master Layer that can bring in a basemap Illustrator file to have…

    3 votes

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  20. Add Frames into Illustrator

    In InDesign it's possible to add frames for text and imagery, and although Illustrator isn't necessarily the layout application - it would be great to get this feature on it too.

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