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  1. Subdivide a segment between two selected points

    Hi Illustrator Dev,
    how about adding an option to subdivide a segment between two points.

    The menu button "add anchor points" subdivides all object, adding unnecessary points.

    See my screenshot
    Thanks

    4 votes

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  2. Make Intertwine Edit mode telegraphed better

    Intertwine edit mode is not telegraphed clear enough.

    No custom markers (like Live Paint has) for its bounding box (there is NO bounding box at all, when Edit is chosen), no isolation happens (while it perhaps should, to signal the 'lasso' tool won’t grab anything unnecessary), no breadcrumbs strip above, nothing.

    No zones are displayed, but it’s another request’s topic.

    5 votes

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  3. Pen tool - just double click last point to stop drawing (and leave path open)

    It used to be (many versions ago) that if I was drawing with the pen tool, all I had to do is double click my last point, and it would end that graphic, leaving it open, and leaving the tool ready to draw another line. Now the only way to stop seems to be to hit return (which is awkward since I am right handed), go hit another tool, or use a keystroke. All of these take more time and break my train of thought.

    2 votes

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  4. Vote for: Urdu Language Support...... will be a Great Help

    Dear Great Adobe Team,
    Please add Urdu Support in Adobe, Arabic, Persian is available in Adobe if you can ad Urdu language, this is just another instance Like Arabic and Persian Language, not a big difference but it will make a great Help.... Thanks

    12 votes

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  5. Hold Cmd/Ctrl key while drawing with Pencil to temporarily toggle the auto-joining

    Recently Illustrator finally allowed to stop Pencil from auto-joining with the dedicated 'Close paths when ends are within a set tolerance' option in Pencil Tool Options (https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/931888/suggestions/41727652)

    However, sometimes this behaviour is welcome, and the decision to use it can be made on the go, while drawing. It’s not efficient to go to settings each time and toggle it.

    I propose to utilize Cmd/Ctrl modifier key (while the mouse button is held / pen is pressed) to temporarily toggle the chosen behaviour — force join if it’s off, or forbid join if it’s on.

    4 votes

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  6. Have a "Prefer selected object" as a selection preference toggle.

    When an object is already selected, allow for a soft isolation by preventing objects on top of the stack (or below and nearby) getting selected or adjusted when using path/point modifiers.

    This should be separate to isolation mode as that alters the appearance to objects on the artboard.

    3 votes

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  7. The shapebuilder tool doesn't pick up the correct color

    When picking color from artwork the shapebuilder should apply the color of the object you first click on. That doesn't work in complex stacking orders and with compound paths.

    2 votes

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  8. Add Cut At Selected Anchor Points command to 'Object > Path' menu

    In Control panel we have three buttons for a point partial selection:

    1. Remove selected anchor points.
      Does the same as a menu command Object > Path > Remove Anchor Points, and this command can have a hotkey assigned to

    2. Connect selected end points.
      Does the same as a menu command Object > Path > Join, and has a default hotkey. Why Ai uses both 'Join' and 'connect' for the same operation, and also has 'Join' tool, which does a pretty different thing — is an UX mystery.

    3. Cut path at selected anchor points.
      There is NO a menu command for…

    9 votes

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  9. 4 votes

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  10. We need Illustrator to be able to edit triangular meshes

    Ai can display triangular meshes alright, but not edit.

    We can generate one by expanding modern 3D object with the Render as Vector option turned on, we can have one generated after expanding an object filled with Freeform Gradient (which is just the live container with control points for creating one, with no control over the density).

    But once they are created, we get 'Non-Native Art' bricks we can do nothing with — no Recolor, no direct edit with mesh tools, only scale and rotate and distort.

    Not enough! We need you to support these fully.
    And make some good…

    11 votes

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  11. Add performance scripting options

    Currently the options to increase scripting performance are limited. Please add ...
    - the ability to process documents without openingen them visually. The documents should remain hidden during processing
    - an option to disable screen redraw
    - an option to minimize the application window

    These scripting options would be useful ...

    4 votes

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  12. Option to disable Rotate View

    I think the new rotate view update is great if you want to work from multiple angles. But I’ve found it extremely difficult to work while using my trackpad because when ever I zoom in on my projects rotate view is automatically triggered and I have to keep going back to reset my view. As someone who works on multiple art boards at once this happens in a smaller span of time which tends to become annoying after a while.

    34 votes

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  13. attributi testo

    Sarebbe bello avere aggiunta la funzione "copia attributi" / "incolla attributi" nel testo così come negli oggetti, quindi uno shortcut da tastiera per, ad esempio, attribuire un font o aggiungere un grassetto o corsivo a singole parole all'interno di un testo (FreeHand lo faceva ed era comodissimo)

    3 votes

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  14. Select items in Layers in sync with objects on canvas

    We have to work with a strange legacy dichotomy when making a selection in Layers is NOT equal to making a selection on canvas and vice versa.

    No other vector application does it like this:
    XD, Affinity Designer, Corel Draw, Figma, Xara, Inkscape...

    Other apps which have layered structures don’t do this also:
    Photoshop, Blender, 3DS Max...

    InDesign and Illustrator are lonely black sheep in the flock of apps.

    We need a mode (as an option) to be able to sync both selection methods.
    Clicking an object on canvas should highlight the name of it in Layers.
    Clicking a name…

    10 votes

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  15. Create new documents with a 'Plus' button or a double-click in the document tabs area

    Document Tabs is a well-known paradigm, thanks to browsers.
    Since many of us spend a lot of time with browsers, we expect the same functionality form tabs’ headers in Illustrator.

    One of them is a middle-click to close a tab (https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/333657-illustrator-desktop-feature-requests/suggestions/38150188-add-middle-click-to-close-document), another is remember opened tabs on relaunch (https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/333657-illustrator-desktop-feature-requests/suggestions/44819065-launch-illustrator-with-the-same-opened-documents).
    There are others.

    But the most prominent one is the Plus button to the right (in LTR world) of the last tab, which creates a new document.

    Sure, one can hit Cmd/Ctrl+Alt+N, or go File > New, but sometimes we are lazy, and the other hand is…

    3 votes

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  16. Japanese characters in Japanese fonts are misaligned in Vertical Text Alignment

    Starting with v24.3, vertical text alignment is now available. This is a great feature we have been waiting for. However, characters in Japanese fonts are misaligned at the center and bottom, as shown in Figure-1.

    This is probably due to the fact that the bottom edge of the character is used as the baseline.Maybe we need The Last Baseline option.It's a tough road. But the Illustrator team can make it happen, I am sure of it.

    Japanese:
    v24.3より、垂直方向のテキスト配置が利用できるようになりました。これは待ち望んでいた素晴らしい機能です。しかし、日本語フォントの文字は、Figure-1に示すように、中央揃えと下揃えの位置がずれてしまいます。
    これは、文字の下端をベースラインとしていることが原因と思われます。末尾ベースラインオプションが必要かもしれません。大変な道のりです。しかし、Illustratorチームはそれを実現できる、私はそう確信しています。

    35 votes

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  17. When Gradient Tool is active, make holding Alt switch to Eyedropper tool

    If we hold Alt when Gradient tool is active and there is a stop selected, we can click with Alt in Swatches to apply it to the stop (although no cursor feedback or hint signals it can be done). Besides this function, Alt+click is used for nothing...

    Use it to temporarily switch to the Eyedropper tool. This is a standard approach in many apps, it’s fast to learn, and just convenient.

    24 votes

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  18. Fix behavior of numerical fields

    There are standards used throughout computing that inform how field values work and Illustrator screws this up terribly.

    When a field is not in focus, clicking on the field or the field value brings the field and value into focus. This automatically should select the entire user-editable contents of the field value. This allows you to click and type a new value to change the value.

    Illustrator instead changes the cursor to an insertion point when hovering over a field value. Clicking in the field value, places the insertion point at the location the pointer was at. If you then…

    7 votes

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  19. Place embedded pdf Link with Option to Convert all text as outlines

    When opening a pdf in illustrator, if the pdf contains fonts that are not installed on the system. it will ask to find the font. and substitute a system default. the vector data for that font is in the pdf. if you take the same pdf, place it as a link, then flatten transparency, you can select "Convert all text to outlines", I would like the option to select "Convert all text to outlines" when embedding a placed PDF, so all fonts will be outlines and show properly even if font is not shown. it would use pdf font data…

    4 votes

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  20. Ability to change measurement type under "Art Board Options"

    When an artboard is selected, and ART BOARD OPTIONS menu is active, you can only see measurement in whatever type is already selected DOCUMENT SETUP - i.e. if you get a file that someone built under millimeters, but you work in pixels, inches etc, you have to close the OPTIONS and go back to DOCUMENT SETUP and start over. I have to check art board sizes dozens of times a day and I have to back up many times. A drop down menu under ARTBOARD OPTIONS to change measurement type would be helpful.

    2 votes

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