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  1. Embed as attachment a DXF version of the illustration in the Export as PDF option

    Most often when designing files for logo or marquing tools we need to export a viewable PDF version and e CAD file as DXF.
    In order to keep them synced, it's convenient to attach the DXF as an attachment in the PDF.

    Could it be possible to impement this workflow in Illustrator? either in the "Export PDF" option or via a script/action command?

    Many Thanks

    3 votes

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  2. Update packaged contents

    To be able to PACKAGE a file and it's contents/fonts is obviously essential, however - this should not be a end to a means. Once you package you file, and then have to make changes to the file you had open (this happens a lot), the PACKAGED contents is now out of date. Could be just the .ai, or .ai and links and fonts.

    Once you've PACKAGED once, there should be an UPDATE PACKAGE function. This should also be implemented in InDesign and Photoshop.

    2 votes

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  3. Tool to identify the size of each asset that is added to a document

    sometimes I save a project file and it is HUGE... because some asset I added is also HUGE, but I didn't realize it...

    I would like to see a feature where I could open a panel (maybe integrated into a LINKS panel?) and it shows each asset added and the size...that way I can make the decision to manually edit that asset to a smaller size so that my files aren't so huge

    2 votes

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  4. Allow us to choose a preferable file format on Export or keep the last chosen one

    Please create a hotkey for the "Export as" function. It would also be nice if I could set AI to always remember my preferred filetype instead of always defaulting to png.

    4 votes

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  5. Allow to export empty TGA and TIFF

    1. Windows 10.
    2. Version 28.0.
    3. Exporting an empty file to TGA format.
    4. Illustrator should proceed to "Targa Options" but instead gives a message "Could not write the file because the plug-in made an invalid request of the Photoshop Adapter."
    5. No attachment needed, just open a new document and try to save it as TGA without adding any contents.

    This is an edge case - there are not many cases where you'd want an empty file of a specific resolution, although there are some, and of course in this case you can just make an empty TGA through Photoshop (which I have…

    2 votes

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  6. Placing "Show Import Options" - Import Photoshop Artboards Individually into Illustrator

    Give placing options (similar to the PDF import options) when placing a Photoshop file (.PSD and .PSB) into Illustrator; if the "Show Import Options" box is checked, give the user the options to import Photoshop Artboards Individually (Similar to .Ai and PDF Artboards) or as the whole image file.

    The "Show Import Options" box must be checked to get these options, however if not checked, the whole image file will be imported into Illustrator regardless of artboards present.

    3 votes

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  7. Can't recover my work when i accidentally clicked Revert

    I was working in Illustrator and accidentally click on Revert and now my works are gone, it would be better if there is a undo button for that.

    3 votes

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  8. Multi page PDF import: needs to respect original document color space

    Hi,
    Now when selecting "All" for page range, Illustrator creates a document with default color space, e.g. now CMYK.
    It would be nice if PDF importer was a bit smarter and could check and respect original PDF's color space, and set up the document in Illustrator to match.

    E.g. when importing an RGB pdf, it would use RGB color space; and CMYK for CMYK.

    6 votes

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  9. DXF format support

    Can u add DXF format support, to directly open in Illustrator. Now i open DXF in Corel and save to PDF and then open in Illustrator for working. I am into apparel/fashion field. Garment patterns are important to be opened in actual size so we add prints and other embellishments to actual and see.

    2 votes

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  10. Option to save / export values in 64 bits

    I work in metric, and everything works perfectly until I have to export file to the CAD software which uses higher accuracy.

    If I have a line of 42 mm, actual dimension is 42.00007 (because the way illustrator stores values in points, and getting rounded in 32bit).
    Problem really shows up if I have to scale things 1000-10000 times

    Would be amazing if Illustrator had an option to save / export values in 64bits

    3 votes

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  11. Export elements / assets in more formats than default ones, maybe ALL. Plugin or option needed

    Any way or plugin to export elements / assets in other formats than default ones by Illustrator? Especially DXF files. It's killing the workflow to jump to the dropdown every single time...

    2 votes

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  12. Saving from Ai to PDF do not show the link image

    When saving Ai to PDF, the link image is not shown in the saved PDF.

    1 vote

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  13. Modifying paragraph style doesn't trigger the unsaved changes flag

    28.2 on macOS 12.6.5

    Illustrator doesn't prompt to save changes to paragraph styles if no other changes are made to a document.

    To reproduce:
    1. Create a document, add a paragraph style, save and close.
    2. Reopen document, modify the paragraph style, close document.

    Expected:
    At the end of step 2, when closing the document, Illustrator should ask if I want to save my changes, but it does not. After modifying the paragraph style, I can also see that the asterisk (*) does not appear next to the filename on the current tab, which normally indicates unsaved changes.

    2 votes

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  14. Export multiple artboards with 'Save for web'

    It would be very useful and a huge time-saver to have the option to export multiple artboards with 'Save for web'. Currently you can only do 1 artboard at a time, and if you have a lot of artboards to export then it gets old real fast and takes up valuable time.

    Auto-populating the file name would be amazing too. When you do a regular export, it exports the files with what you named each artboard. But when you do 'Save for Web', you have to enter the file name each time.

    1 vote

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  15. I cannot correctly open the same files that were made a couple of days ago

    I cannot correctly open the same files that were made a couple of days ago.
    When opening, a window appears: the file was made in a NEWER version. Import this file? Part of the data may be lost

    1 vote

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  16. Export Workspaces

    It would be great to be able to EXPORT WORKSPACES so as to keep a backup copy of them.

    3 votes

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  17. Illustrator 28 no longer retains editable text fields used in Acrobat.

    The company I work for often sends files that need to be filled out in Acrobat, but the art is edited in Illustrator. In Illustrator 27 there was no issue. I would edit the contents in Illustrator and then open in Acrobat to finish filling out the form. But as the subject line indicates, Illustrator 28 somehow removes these editable text fields set in Acrobat, making the file unusable for our customers.

    This work flow is not our choice, it's a requirement from some of our customers.

    1 vote

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  18. Allow Download & Print feature for Share to Review

    Allow Download & Print feature for Share to Review. Also including comments and titles.

    1 vote

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  19. Option to add cover page or a default message in comments for Share for Review

    Option to add cover page or a default message in comments for Share for Review. This could be used to add instruction or terms and conditions etc.

    1 vote

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  20. Improved Layout of Illustrator Options

    Illustrator 2023 (v27)

    This is a proposal to improve the layout of the Illustrator option.

    Illustrator format files contain two different types of data: PGF and PDF data. Currently, Illustrator options have three settings: PGF only, PDF only, and common settings for both PGF and PDF. However, these settings are currently mixed together in the window, making it difficult for users to understand which setting they are operating on.

    To make Illustrator options more easily understandable, we propose organizing the layout and clearly distinguishing each setting. By grouping the setting items and labeling each group clearly, users will be able…

    17 votes

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