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  1. Pan tool wrap

    When you pan with the mouse button/wheel held down, the panning stops when the cursor reaches the monitor edges. This forces user to release mouse, move it all the way back and re-grab it.
    In some other editors you can continue to move the pointer and it will 'wrap' around your monitor, going from the opposite side of it, until released.

    Basically you can pan until you reach the end of your table.

    This mode will help those who have to work at scale and pan without unzooming. Please, add it!

    12 votes

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  2. Added a slug area in document setup

    In InDesign's document setup, there are Slug settings in addition to Bleed.
    https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/how-to/set-print-bleed.html

    There is no a slug area in Illustrator. As a result, users are stacking another large artboard underneath the artboard as an alternative to a slug area. This situation should be remedied by adding Slug settings.


    InDesignのドキュメント設定には、裁ち落としに加えて印刷可能領域の設定があります。
    Illustratorには印刷可能領域の設定がありません。そのためユーザーはかわりに別の大きなサイズのアートボードを下に重ねています。この現状は印刷可能領域の設定を追加することで改善されなければいけません。

    76 votes

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  3. Duplex Printing Control

    Operating System macOS Big Sur 11.5.1
    Adobe Illustrator version 25.4

    The current print process is printing duplex, despite the fact that the printer option is marked as NOT duplex - likewise there is no option for duplex on the illustrator print dialog.

    3 votes

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  4. Absolute mode that always sets a fill a single click and stroke with the Alt+click/right click

    Setting a color for fill and stroke depends on what is 'active' in the toolbox. This is a relative mode mode and it's unique for Adobe apps (and their imitators/imitators).

    What about giving a direct way of setting fill/stroke, without remembering which is in focus now? somewhat like Corel Draw does?
    Give us an option to be able to set a fill with a single click, and a stroke with the Alt+click (and additionally bringing it to focus), or right click.

    5 votes

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  5. Add copy/apply choice to Offset Path

    Most of the time, when using the Object > Path > Offset Path tool, I need to replace the original path, rather than add an offset copy of it. Currently, this requires me to offset the path (often multiple at once) and then delete the existing paths.

    It would be much easier if Offset Path offered the same choice of "OK"(Apply and replace original path) and "Copy" as the transform tools.

    3 votes

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  6. Make Appearance work for Type objects

    More specifically, with type objects, the Appearce palette just says 'Characters', without reflecting the current stroke and fill state of the object. New stroke and fill have to be added to make the Appearance palette useful.

    3 votes

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  7. Add option- Save changes to this Workspace

    We frequently make changes to a workspace and want to update the changes in that workspace. But there is no option in Illustrator to do that. So, please add an option of- Save changes to this workspace.

    3 votes

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  8. Please restore the DXF import capabilities as it behaved in previous versions up to V25.0.1

    In version 25.0.1 and prior, the DXF import command worked, now it does not. Please restore this functionality. Thanks.

    5 votes

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  9. Resize all artboards independently and by percentage with preview

    Resize all artboards and all artwork on boards at the same time by a percentage (currently feature is artboard only and by pixels only, unless I am missing some checkboxes somewhere?) -- each artboard would be independent. Like the same shape feature when selecting artwork and choosing Transform > Transform Each -- but for artboards. Would love a preview before committing!

    3 votes

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  10. Zoom factor that shows all artboards

    I'd like to have an additional zoom factor in the zoom drop down field that says "All artboards" that zooms out so far that all artboards are visible.

    3 votes

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  11. symbol marker in preview and outline view

    I'd like to see a symbol "marker" of some sort to quickly identify symbols used on a layout, much like the pilcrow and other typographic characters used in InDesign (that can be turned On or Off). These "markers" should be visible in both Preview and Outline views. Thanks. A.C.

    2 votes

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  12. Tracing transparent BW images not to make white block in BG in place of transparent

    When we trace transparent black and white images where we want to keep white interior and outside transparent in place of transparent we get a white block that can not be removed with scripting or batch, only manually after expand. There should be a setting the image traces only the actual image, not adding BG where there is none.

    1 vote

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  13. Edit Library graphic in place

    Graphics you add to your library can only be edited in a separate file window. I would like to be able to edit the library graphic in place.

    This would save time when editing graphics to make them more universally useful for me.

    3 votes

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  14. Save Custom Workspaces to Adobe Cloud Account

    I recently had to reinstall all of my Adobe software, and was very annoyed to learn that, despite Adobe forcing me to use cloud-based software and continuously telling me to "save files to the cloud", the cloud does NOT store and retain ANY of my custom settings for the workspace. I've now had to spend at least 20 minutes in each program resetting the "Settings" features as well as repopulating the sidebars with my desired panels. Every time, I have saved these workspaces because that is what I like. But NEVER has Adobe been able to sync these to my…

    6 votes

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  15. Option to convert Type on a path text back to point text

    I've been using the ArcGIS Maps for Adobe plugin which for some unknow reason likes to use type on a path for it's basemap labels, even when the label doesn't need to follow a path!

    Quite often I've noticed several labels coming in with a red cross symbol highlighting that the path isn't long enough to show all the text.

    This has made me very aware of some missing functionality in Illustrator, that of being able to revert Type on a path text back to point text.

    Currently to do this, I need to double click the text to enter…

    3 votes

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  16. Jumble Characters Option

    I would love a feature where you could jumble characters in a text box to simulate what you see in many Children's based design elements of titles and such. Currently you have to outline your text and then start manually turning your letters slightly while pushing and pulling your kerning/spacing and baselines. Possibly three options; rotate clockwise, counter-clockwise and random with sliding scales for how extreme to turn them.

    2 votes

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  17. Make title bar of inactive window look different from an active one

    On Windows there is no way to tell Illustrator window in focus from inactive one, even when a corresponding option in OS preferences is on.

    And every time Ai is not in focus you can’t use hotkeys.
    Please make at least something dynamic to tell if the window is in focus! Like it was before. Icon changing color at least.

    7 votes

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  18. Straighten/unrotate object

    As far as I can tell, there's no way to re-straighten an object after rotating it. There's nothing retaining what the degree of rotation was. That would be really helpful.

    5 votes

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  19. Open Library file

    It would be great if the initial Illustrator screen included an "open from Library" option. This may already be there but if it is, it was not obvious enough for me to find 😬. I often want to edit or open library assets and I think it would be great if I didn't have to create a new file in order to be able to open library items.

    4 votes

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  20. Edit Original in context menu Placed image

    Just like other CC applications, Ai should offer the possibility to open the source of a Placed image directly from within Ai. (Photoshop most of the time).

    3 votes

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