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  1. 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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  2. Make Check Spelling work in Finnish

    I have searched for answers in community and tried all the suggestions.
    At least English, Spanish and Swedish spell checking is working.

    I have changed the language to Finnish in preferences hyphenation settings, character styles, paragraph styles and in the written text box. Spell check finds no words and automated check also does nothing.

    Mac Ventura 13.2.1 (22D68)
    Illustrator 28.3

    2 votes

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  3. Set save SVG embed images by default

    Problem: I have hundreds of .AI files I have to convert to .svg with "Embed" image. It always defaults to "link". How do I make "embed" default? Suggestions most welcome, Thanks in advance!

    2 votes

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  4. Add an option for Pathfinder to make compound paths instead of groups

    If you draw a row of rectangles (with gaps) and hit Unite button in Pathfinder — Ai will create a group.

    But if you hold Alt, then hit Unite, and then hit Expand in this panel — Ai will make create a compound path!

    I almost always want a compound path.
    And I hate this workaround, since it requires twice as much operations (yeah, 2 instead of 1!). Another workaround is an action to ungroup and make a compound path — which is still a 2 steps operation!

    The alternative is to have a panel full of actions for each…

    14 votes

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  5. 3 votes

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  6. Ability to Make Working Font Files

    I want to be able to make a usable font in illustrator without having to use Fontforge or another similar non-Adobe application.

    2 votes

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  7. 鼠标滚轮缩放画布

    希望在鼠标滚轮缩放画布时,以鼠标的指向为中心点缩放。目前虽然可以通过“ctrl +”来实现,但是如果增加鼠标滚轮功能会更加方便。

    1 vote

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  8. Ability to use CC Library colors directly within Recolor Artwork dialog (without having to create swatches first).

    When recoloring a large batch of individual vector files, it's cumbersome to have to add swatches from CC Library for every single file in order to use those swatches in the recolor artwork dialog. It would be great to use the colors stored in CC Library directly in the recolor artwork dialog.

    3 votes

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  9. Illustrator Waterfall Charts - support positive & negative values

    Currently, when trying to create a waterfall chart in Illustrator, you can't have values go above & below the zero axis. If you try to enter positive and negative values in one line of the data table, you get an error (Can't create the graph. Each stacked column must contain all positive or negative data.).

    This is needed by lots of Artworkers, especially in Annual Reports, etc.

    3 votes

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  10. Scale stroke width of multiple points

    I'd like to be able to scale the stroke width of multiple points at the same time, that way they match. That, or copy the stroke width value of one point and be able to paste it onto another.

    3 votes

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  11. I wish I could use Photoshop's Median Filter as an Effect in Illustrator. (Photoshop → Filter → Noise → Median)

    I wish I could use Photoshop's Median Filter as an Effect in Illustrator. (Photoshop → Filter → Noise → Median)

    3 votes

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  12. Increase the precision of illustrator to at least 10 decimal points, fix Place...

    Please increase the precision of Illustrator for placing files such as .dwg from other programs. I noticed the shapes change a lot. Or, change the initial size of the placed file to as large as the artboard. I know you have this option when you drag and drop a file, but you do not have this option when you select File-Place...

    2 votes

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  13. Allow new Smooth command (not the tool) to be a live effect also

    New Smooth is quite handy to deal with rugged shapes. But it is also introduces the new 'dialog-less' approach, when we are basically given a dialog that auto-commits on dropping a selection. Once it is dropped, the change is applied. We will get accustomed to that.

    But imagine I smoothed something, then get distracted, and returned to the smoothed path a while after. To undo and reapply this I’d have to go back in History (at least we finally have it).

    What if we can apply this as an effect to an object, rather than a immediate filter? It means…

    8 votes

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  14. Drawing artboards in alphabetical order

    Add the possibility to reorder the artboards in alphabetical order.

    2 votes

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  15. Issue exporting PDF larger than 227 inches - compression ppi not at 100%

    When exporting a large document in PDF/X-4 2008 for example, and the compression is set to 100 ppi, the image gets exported at 10 dpi instead, and has to be set at 1,000 ppi for the pdf actually read as 100 ppi. ( this happens with any number not just 100 dpi)

    This whoever doesn't happen when exporting as Tiff, just when saving as .PDF

    I have attached 2 set of screenshots when exporting at 100 dpi and 1,000 dpi and getting the results I was explaining.

    2 votes

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  16. Guided tracing brush (Snap to trace)

    The automatic full image tracing in illustrator often does not create useful results. The set of lines is too busy or doesn't line up with where a human would consider the edges to be.

    As an alternative, a brush tool tool that snaps the lines to the underlying image layers would be more helpful. Human input shows the general location of a line, and illustrator can then snap the line to the nearest set of pixels that appears to be an edge, helping make smooth an accurate traces without excess lines.

    While it would be a slower process, the creative…

    3 votes

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  17. 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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  18. Allow to zoom pattern swatches on right click hold, like we can do in Graphics Styles

    Patterns can we very detailed, and we can have some pattern variants that don’t differ much from each other. Even when we choose to have Large Thumbnail View in Swatches, it doesn’t really help much to distinguish these.

    It’d be useful if we could do the same thing as Graphic Styles panel does — to click and hold a right mouse button to view a giant thumbnail of the clicked pattern.

    The only difference would be that styles are displayed applied to the selected objects, while there is no such need for patterns — a simple square thumbnail will do.

    3 votes

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  19. We should be able to right-click on any command and Add a Hotkey to it

    Ai is stuck in 90-s with the UI’s paradigm.
    We need faster ways now.

    Why can’t we right-click any command in the top bar menu and choose 'Add a keyboard shortcut' command that will immediately open the Keyboard Shortcuts dialog with this clicked menu item already chosen?

    Why should be go to the dialog separately and search for the command once more?

    3 votes

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  20. Graphic Styles direct hotkeys

    Some of us use graphics styles A LOT. And a way to quickly apply them now requires aiming and clicking. In modern now, a precise targeted click is the most inconvenient, attention-expensive, and rather ineffective gesture.

    Pro users use hotkeys.
    Since InDesign’s Quick Apply is not a thing yet (that’s another story), we’d like to be able to assign direct hotkeys to chosen styles.

    There are several ways to approach this: by name, or by position in the list... but not as an action wrapper — we have so little of F-keys.

    3 votes

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