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  1. Increase maximum dashed line gap size

    Please allow the gap size to be completely variable. Right now max gap is 13.88". This feature would be useful for putting grommet marks on banners, normally 24" spacing but can be many different spacings (but not on the same banner).
    Thanks, Bob

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  2. No strokes on linked files

    Illustrator CC 2017 (up to date) Windows 64bit
    Place a linked file, eg. a jpg
    Add a stroke to the linked file object in the appearance panel
    Try and change the stroke weight.
    Expected a stroke. like any other.

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    To have strokes around your linked images, you should do some additional steps:

    1. Apply a stroke (obviously)

    2. Open Appearance panel

    3. Focus the applied stroke attribute

    4. Apply Path > Outline Object effect

    It should be placed 'inside' of the stroke attribute, not the object itself. You can always drag-n-drop it if you missed.


    Why does it work?

    The image does not have a path for a stroke to be applied to. If you aplly the effect to the image directly, its pixel data is replaced by a path around the bounding box. Applied to stroke, it give it 'rails' to be stroked along.

    Not easy to grasp, but once you get it, Appearance panel becomes your best friend.

  3. Stroke dialogue box decimal adjustment

    In the stroke dialog box, have an up\down arrow on the RHS of the size to affect the “after decimal” size.

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  4. stroke width tool more defined errors with conflicting properties.

    There are several things that do not allow the use of the "stroke width tool", like brushes, or having the stroke non aligned to the center... but right now the tool gives no hint about what is the issue, and why is not working.
    What about giving you a more specific error, and showing the option to dissable this conflicting property. (if you cannot work around the stroke width in this circumstances.)

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  5. Offset path within appearance palette

    It would be good to have 'offset path' built into the appearance palette, so you could automatically draw a stroke which was a double line, maybe of two different colours or widths, and it would perfectly shape itself around corners and bends.

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  6. The ability to create individual strokes on each side of a rectangular

    The ability to create individual strokes on each side of a rectangular. By now I create a fill and transform it into a stroke using the transform effect. Obviously, this is a workaround with its own downsides.

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  7. Button to convert type to stroke.

    Can you please create one button that converts type to single-line strokes? Then we can edit letters using the width tool, etc.

    Right now it looks like the best option is to rasterize the type, and Image Trace single line. I know your team can make it easier than that because you're wizards.

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  8. Different Stroke weight in every point node

    I'm trying to make a typeface in illustrator, but it's so hard when i have to apply multiple different weight in one stroke (especially with serif typeface). So i have manually expand the stroke and edit it manually, and the result is not tidy or clean enough.

    I know there is width tool to edit stroke weight, but it behave more like a brush, it will get messy if i want to change stroke weight and not having consistent shape if i cut some part of the alphabet to use it on another alphabet.

    So i have an idea if…

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  9. Automatic stroke manipulation based on the depth of geometry

    It has been quite time-consuming when producing architecture line drawing representations. The depth of an object is represented through the different stroke weights. Every time I have to modify the stroke weights manually (i.e. perspective representation, the closer visual depth the objects have, the thicker stroke weights they have, vice versa) I expect illustrator can update this ability to automatically compute the visual depth of objects and adjust stroke weights of every geometric edges based on the rule of perspective representation! That could save life of many architecture students!

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  10. Control stroke thickness spanning across the whole line.

    Ability to control the stroke thickness on different points on a single line, much like how the gradient works, but with stroke thickness.

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  11. One Path, many colors...

    Would Love to be able to select path segments with the Direct Select tool and apply, line weight and color assignments to that segment only - WITHOUT cutting the path into myriad, noncontiguous chunks.
    Wishing to retain the editibity of the Path.

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  12. Variable width stroke

    Please make the stroke took have a more variable width and definition ability with it’s width, points, etc.

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  13. Measurements are not working correctly

    If you want to make a new path with 100mm x 100 mm in dimensions and and do that via the transform palette then the path shows an incorrect size (100,013 mm x 100,009 mm) but only if the path has an outline. If there is just a colour filling then the measurement is correct.
    That should be corrected quickly.

    OS X 10.15.6, Illustrator 24.2.3

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  14. Adjust the length of the extremitys to avoid outline vectorization

    Avoid contour crossing without vectorizing the paths and losing my paths (if I ever want to reshape my shape)

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  15. Panel Stroke

    After the upgrade to version 22.1, the profile is no longer open on the stroke panel

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