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  1. Please add an ability to align points using the Align panel

    Please add an ability to align individual points using the Align panel. This has always been an option, but it seems to have been removed.

    7 votes

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  2. Gap Tool and Live Distribute like InDesign has, with improvements

    InDesign has Gap Tool — https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/using/aligning-distributing-objects.html#align_objects_using_the_gap_tool

    Also it has Live Distribute —helpx.adobe.com/indesign/using/aligning-distributing-objects.html#distributeobjectsusinglivedistribute

    These allow us to control a gap’s size between chosen pair of elements (quoted):

    —Drag to move the gap and resize all objects aligned along the gap.

    — Shift-drag to move the gap between only the two nearest objects.

    — Ctrl-drag (Windows) or Command-drag (Mac OS) to resize the gap instead of moving it. Adding the Shift key resizes the gap between only the two nearest objects.

    — Alt-drag (Windows) or Option-drag (Mac OS) to move the gap and objects in the same direction.…

    5 votes

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  3. Align objects according to order of selection.

    Align objects according to order of selection. Simple. No more moving objects forward or back just to align correctly. It is so stupid and I'm sick of it!

    1 vote

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  4. Padding and margin in Illustrator objects

    It would be interesting to be able to place a margin or padding on objects such as shapes or text, in addition to a magnet system in which you can select what to stick this margin to, it could be vertex or edges.

    2 votes

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  5. Live align

    1. With this live align feature, you could have two objects maintain their alignment properties even if you change one of the objects. For example, if you have a rectangle and text inside it. You should be able to align the text to the rectangle. Later, when you change the text or change the rectangle, it should keep the alignment settings persistent. So, if you made the rectangle longer, the text would remain centered on the longer rectangle.

    2. I center objects within groups all the time. As far as I know, there is no way to make changes to objects and…

    2 votes

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  6. Moved and pasted objects keep thrown off by 0.0001 pixels

    I'm trying to copy, paste, then merge items. However, the pixels keep getting thrown off by .0001 pixels. Even when I put it back in place, it moves back to .0001 px above or below the actual coordinate. I already spoke to a team that did not do anything about it. This has been costing me literally over 100 hours of wasted time. I now give up and can't sleep knowing my pixels are not rounded to the nearest desired coordinate. Somebody for the love of God fix the **** bug. It's super duper annoying, especially for the OCD and…

    1 vote

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  7. Rotate with arrow keys. Hold R to turn nudge in to rotate.

    I love being able to nudge the selected object with the arrow keys, I want a modifyer key that allows rotation in the same way. example: R key + arrow key rotates. Left and right arrows might be one degree increments. Up/ down could be 15 degree - which quickly gets people to the super common angles 30, 45, 60

    8 votes

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  8. Dropdown menu for alignment to specific artboards

    I work with multiple artboards files every day and I constantly use the align tool to align to what I think is the artboard I have highlighted, only for it to jump to a different board. It would be awesome if you could click and hold for a menu to dropdown and then select the artboard to align that item to.

    1 vote

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  9. 「中央に整列」を実行したときに、座標の平均ではなく選択範囲の中央に揃えたい / Align to center of selection instead of average of coordinates when "Align Center" is executed

    現在のIllustratorデスクトップ版で「選択範囲に整列」を設定し、複数のオブジェクトを対象に「垂直方向中央に整列」または「水平方向中央に整列」を実行すると、それぞれのオブジェクトの中央の座標を平均した位置で揃います。

    一方で、Illustrator iPad版で同じ操作を行うと異なる結果になります。iPad版の「中央に整列」では、座標の平均ではなく、選択範囲(バウンディングボックス)の中央でオブジェクトが揃うしくみです。
    自分が確認した限りではPhotoshopやInDesignもこちらの仕様です。

    • 「選択範囲に整列」というオプションの名称からも、座標の平均で揃うことは推測しにくい
    • iPad版のように、選択範囲の中央に揃うほうが直感的でイメージしやすい
    • デスクトップ版とiPad版の同じ機能がそれぞれ違う動きをするのは避けるべき
    • 選択範囲の中央に揃う仕様はその他のAdobe製品でも採用されている

    上記の理由から、Illustratorデスクトップ版でも「中央に整列」では選択範囲の中央に揃える仕様に変更してほしいです。

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    In Illustrator on desktop, select multiple objects, and in the "Align to Selection" setting, execute "Vertical ( or Horizontal ) Align Center".

    The objects will then be aligned at the average of their respective center coordinates.

    However, the same operation in Illustrator on iPad produces a different result. The iPad's "Align Center" aligns the object at the center of the selection (bounding box), rather than at the average of the coordinates.
    As far as I have confirmed, Photoshop and InDesign also have this specification.

    • It is difficult…
    39 votes

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  10. Please can we have diagonal centre align function

    Please can we have diagonal centre align function

    1 vote

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  11. Duplicate & Distribute Objects

    An automated option to duplicate an object (or multiple objects) on an entire artboard.
    You could edit the space between the objects on the X and the Y axis.
    it would be super awesome if it would center multiple layers or objects before duplicating them. this thing could help the entire printing industry.

    1 vote

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  12. Alignment like in Inkscape

    Please make a simple and complete alignment like the one in Inkscape. Thank you.

    1 vote

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  13. When moving objects with the arrow keys, hide its bounding box and borders

    When moving objects arrownd with the mouse, its bounding box and borders hide, but when moving them with arrow keys, they don'.
    This would be very usefull when in need of aligning by eye

    1 vote

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  14. Multiple Artboard Alignment at same time

    My name is Mujtaba from Pakistan, And I have been working as a Professional Designer.
    It is stated, that when we have multiple artboards, and when we need to arrange all the group or individual Object/Element in all artboard, we are enable to do so using Adobe illustrator CC 2021 yet.
    For example: We have 20 artboards and 20 different objects, now someone like to arrange each object in their own artboard, then there should be option that the object inside each artboard arrange to it's self. We have to arrange individually abroad and object one by one which takes…

    3 votes

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  15. オブジェクトの分布の基準点を改善してほしい

    左右(上下)最大サイズに位置するオブジェクトが基準となり、意図した整列が出来ません。
    例えば「水平方向左に分布」では各オブジェクト左位置を基準とした整列が望ましいと思います。

    2 votes

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  16. Highlight an anchor point used as a key object

    Keying an anchor point is a lesser known option for aligning and distributing.

    Clicking an object in a selection to key it is a thing that can be learnt by a chance (that is how I learned it myself), but using the latest selected point as a key is not a behaviour that is easily noticed.

    The change of the mode is marked only via the small icon in the corner of Align panel, and nothing else on the artboard tells about it — compare this to the fat edge a key object uses.

    Can you try to make a…

    19 votes

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  17. Alignment options to outside (top, bottom, left, right) of key object

    I would really benefit from options to automatically align an object to the outside edge (top/bottom/left/right of its bounding box) of a key object. For example, "Align below" would put the top edge of the bounding box of the repositioned object flush with and below the bottom edge of the bounding box of the key object.

    While I can try to achieve the same results by dragging the object around and using smart guides and snapping, that may require a lot of time (and a little luck) when there are several nearby objects that smart guides are being generated from,…

    10 votes

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  18. 1 vote

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  19. Is there an option to set single keys and function keys as hotkeys?

    Is there an option to set single keys and function keys as hotkeys?

    I'm used to another vector drawing program in conjunction with Illustrator and that program has some very easy to use hotkeys that are essential for shape alignments, like C for horizontal centering, E for vertical centering, B for bottom of a shape and T for top, etc. On Illustrator I can't set a single keyboard key as a hotkey for the alignment functions without the use of Ctrl or Shift before the key. That's just a no go for me.

    And since I use F5 as a…

    3 votes

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  20. Please a "Center to page" in the MENU BAR. And...

    Centering objects to page requires several steps... Many times in design, one needs to center an object to the page. by having that action in menu bar it can be done very quickly and efficiently. It can also be in the RIGHT click drop menu.

    1 vote

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