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  1. Set Default Font and Font Size for all new documents

    Changing the default character style in Illustrator should be permanent when creating new documents. Font size 12 is rarely used for any project I've designed, and Myriad Pro is used even less so, from my experience. Having to change this every time is user friction that is unnecessary, when we could define our own font and font size that is more applicable to one's intended use of Illustrator. It's a minor inconvenience that adds up to an annoyance over time, and I hope that in the future we have the ability to skip this step.

    44 votes

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    The intended way of setting a default font is to edit document profiles. These files are located in folders like 'C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Illustrator 2023\Support Files\Required\New Document Profiles\[language]\' on Windows and 'Macintosh HD > Applications ▸ Adobe Illustrator 2020 > Support Files > New Document Profiles > [language]' on Macs.

    Make a copy of the one you want to use someplace else, open it in Illustrator, make your changes, replace the original and then use it when creating a new file.

    There are many tutorials on the web about managing these, like this one: https://productivista.com/new-document-profiles-saves-your-default-settings/

    However, this way indeed is not the most discoverable. Please continue to vote and leave comments if you want this to be improved.

  2. Allow to set the stroke below the fill in appearance panel for text characters

    When I try to move the "stroke" row in appearance panel to move below the "fill" row, the row returns to previous position on top.
    This is happening to me since the - I think - 11 version of Illustrator.
    Now I have version 27.1.1 and windows 11 pro. Nothing changed.

    3 votes

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  3. Area Type "Inset Spacing" option to set different values for top, bottom, left and right

    エリア内文字の「外枠からの間隔」に天地左右で異なる値を設定できるようにして欲しいです。
    InDesignの「フレーム内マージン」ではできるので、Illustratorでも可能になればもっと便利です。

    また、日本のユーザーはエリア内文字で表を作成することがあります。「外枠からの間隔」に異なる値が設定できれば、表の作成時にも調整しやすくなります。
    (例)
    https://twitter.com/hamko1114/status/1661574685614825475

    ↓ English ver. (Using Translation tool)

    I would like to set different values for the top, bottom, left and right in the "Inset Spacing" option of Area Type.

    It's possible in InDesign; it would be more convenient if it could be in Illustrator.

    Additionally, Japanese users often use Area Type to create tables. Different Inset Spacing makes it more adjustable.

    (Example)
    https://twitter.com/hamko1114/status/1661574685614825475

    6 votes

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  4. Find Replace dialog box to allow access to document for copy paste

    When you open the find/replace dialog box you no longer have access to the document so you can copy text. So you have to copy text -> open find/replace box -> paste in find field and click done -> copy the text you want to replace with -> open the dialog box again to paste and then find/replace. In InDesign this is not the case

    2 votes

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  5. Connected Arabic letters 'break' on curves

    Arabic text on curved paths tend to break, like in the example. The current work around is to either convert the text to outline and fix the breaks, or to create an art brush with the outlined text and adjust, again, manually.

    Can this be fixed to allow the text to be on the curved, and editable.

    2 votes

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  6. Select Same Text Contents

    Please make a way to select text object with the same contents.
    Would be very useful for many practical cases.
    Sure with have Find and Replace, but it won’t allow us to SELECT these text objects,, which we can use for styling, hiding, moving, rearranging, and more.

    6 votes

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    The latest Beta version (27.7) has the ability to filter contents of the Layers panel with an input field at the top of the panel. It does not directly select the objects that have the chosen value in their names (this includes the text contents), but allows to select them faster in the panel.

    Does it help?

  7. A favorite fonts floating palette

    While I’m designing let’s say a poster, I an using 4 fonts,, would like to be able to access those 4 fonts anytime, instead of going to fonts, or characters , having a floating pallet so I can see the fonts and seek them immediately.
    Just like when you pull a pallets out from the tools pallet.

    2 votes

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  8. Allow formatting of bullets & numbers in lists

    Bullets and numbers currently inherit the formatting of the first character in the list item. This is not very flexbile and creates issues when in one list there are bold items and regular items.
    There should be an option to add formating to the bullet as well as the numbers. Also: there should be an option to use any kind of character of a dingbats font as a bullet. Bonus would be if any kind of shape could be used.

    16 votes

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  9. For when you're creating graphics in different Middle Eastern or south asian languages there should be a option to format the whole artboad

    When you don't know the language in which you're designing you can miss formatting text boxes. They end up being gross errors in your final output.
    Also, it requires too many steps even now.
    A button to format the text on an entire artboard would really save a lot of time!

    1 vote

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  10. Option to show only the actual missing fonts in missing fonts list

    Please provide an option to show only the missing fonts in the top half of the missing fonts dialog box. If only the missing fonts were visible we wouldn't have to constantly scroll up and down the missing fonts list to find the yellow triangle.
    Option only, because it is useful to see all the fonts that are used in a file...

    2 votes

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  11. Add paragraph break as a special character in Find and Replace window

    !! Add paragraph break as a special character in Find and Replace window !! In order to impliment space after in paragraph style, the first thing designer has to do on the client's file is to replace all paragraph breaks with line breaks every time. So, availability of paragraph break as a special character saves tens if not hundreds of steps and clicks. I see no reason why the line break ^n is available as a special character and the paragraph break is not. It's already available in InDesign.

    It's such a no-brainor function done with very basic implementation that…

    4 votes

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  12. Allow apple’s “accent menu” to be used inside Adobe apps, instead of repeating the character endlessly.

    Currently if you press and hold a physical keyboard button, it just repeats the character like this sssssssssss.
    If the macOS feature “accent menu” works in future versions of Adobe apps. Typing in other languages that use accents like Italian (for example è and ì) would be easier. Instead of typing on another word processor then pasting into Adobe app. You can type è é ê ë ē easily on an English keyboard.

    1 vote

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  13. Auto fit text in text panel

    It would be really useful if Illustrator could autofit text within set parameters, similar to InDesign. This would minimize over matter that often occurs when importing text, especially when using the variable links.
    I mean resize the text to fit the text frame to avoid over matter and get everything in. Text frame size should not change.

    3 votes

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  14. Menu TYPE no Illustrator

    Creio que seria muito interessante inverter a ordem no Menu Type:
    "Fontes Recentes" ficar antes da opção "Fontes".
    Porquê:
    Ao levar o ponteiro do mouse para o menu "Fontes Recentes", quase sempre o mouse atinge a opção "Fontes", o que trava momentaneamente o programa (carregando as fontes). Então, o que deveria ser uma coisa rápida, prática, acaba ficando lenta. A troca na ordem dessas opções acabaria com esse incoveniente.

    2 votes

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  15. Umlaute

    In den Adobe Programmen ist es sehr umständlich Umlaute zu verwenden wenn man mit dem Mac arbeitet. In der Regel ist es so, dass man z.B. ä, ö und ü bilden kann in dem man lange auf die Tasten a, o und u drückt. Dann öffnet sich ein Kontextmenü in dem man den gewünschten Umlaut auswählen kann. Leider ist die Verwendung von Umlauten nur mit komplizierten Shortcuts möglich. Hier ist dringend eine Verbesserung nötig!

    2 votes

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  17. Copy Live Type into Indesign in Preserving text boxes

    I work on graphic novels where the type layers are set in PS (ugh)
    Brought into Illustrator as editable text. Would love to be able to copy and paste the entire page as editable formatted text into InDesign,
    Currently it pastes as outlines.

    3 votes

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  18. Diactric marks like `ąęłćżńźó` not working with keyboard shortcut

    Is there any possibility to be able to write using alt + [] to make diactric marks (Polish) , while having Adobe Illustrator in English language?
    Using for example alt + e only results in starting export command.

    After choosing "Polish" language in Characters options, shortcuts still not working.

    After choosing "Polish" in Document setup > Type, shortcuts still not working.

    Note that everything is fine in Photoshop or InDesign or other applications in my OS.

    OS: Microsoft Windows 11 Pro
    OS Language: English US
    OS Keyboard settings: Polish programmer
    Illustrator Version: 26.5.2

    PS. Changing program language is not an…

    1 vote

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  19. Opacity mask detection and text inside

    Sometimes we need to convert all text in the document to shapes (Create Outline) to be in the save side in print process.

    When we have opacity masks that have text inside the mask layer, we can't edit it until we find the mask. Sometime, we receive documents that we didn't make ourselves and it will be not be easy to find all masks.

    The suggestion is to:
    - Have a command to find out all opacity masks.
    - Have a command to select text in the whole document even inside the masks.

    3 votes

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  20. Add option to scale point type from the baseline, rather than bounding box

    It would be really useful to be able to scale text from the baseline - often I have text positioned in a layout and want to resize it, but as it scales from the bounding box it then requires lining up again.

    I'd suggest a tool that allows the user to scale from the text baseline. for multiline text there would probably need to be a way of selecting which line to scale from - maybe a first / last line toggle, and an option of placing a cursor and that would be the line to scale from?

    I know…

    6 votes

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