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  1. Make Recolor work with Repeats

    Recolor does not do anything if you apply it the an piece of artwork inside of a Repeat object, and is completely unavailable when a whole Repeat is selected.
    Stop abandoning features half-way and finish the integration.

    12 votes

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  2. Apply Template to file

    I would like the ability to "apply template" to a graphic file so that styles with the same name from one template would update to a graphic with styles that have been updated to different parameters.
    Example:
    I work on proposals and the font/character/graphic styles vary from project to project based on RFP requirements for submission (each State has different requirements you must adhere to). We have many "boilerplate" graphics that are reused, but the fonts and, sometimes, the colors must be changed to meet requirements.
    I have a master template for graphics and update the styles based on the…

    2 votes

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  3. Window Menu shows active panels as checked names but does not indicate panels that are tabbed in a group. Maybe add gray checks?

    Window Menu shows active panel as checked names but does not indicate those that are tabbed in a group. Maybe if we put a grayed out check next to tabbed panels? So that the unchecked are obviously panels not activated at all.

    2 votes

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  4. Add Match Rotation to Global Edit Options

    Global Edit has several options to narrow down the duplicates search.
    These include matching appearance and size.
    However, there is no way to make the tool to exclude objects that have a different rotation than the source object has.

    Please add this option to the Global Edit Options dropdown and make it disabled by default.

    2 votes

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  5. AI: trace in style of...

    the new text to vector tool is amazing, especially the match to artboard/ stylepicker functionality.

    Now I would like to import a photo to the artboard of an existing Illustration and trace it in the same style/simplification of this already existing vector file.

    2 votes

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  6. Line Chart - make it possible to start line on value axis

    I do often need the line to start on the value axis.
    At this moment, I can't do this using the Chart-Tool, effectivly making these type of charts impossible to create without messing up the Chart by manually changing the axis.

    2 votes

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  7. Illustrator. Paste in Place to keep subfolders.

    Illustrator. Paste in Place to keep subfolders instead of merging them into the layer folder.

    2 votes

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  8. Please improve the functionality of the files when multiple artboards are designed and the design is complex in nature.

    Illustrator is hanging or freezing when complex path designs are being designed or multiple dartboards are designed in a single file.
    I am using a MacBook Pro M2 Chip which is known for its processing and still facing so much issues with heavy and complex files.

    1 vote

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  9. Blending Modes and Transparencies in Search / Filter in Layers

    Could you consider incorporating Blending Modes or transparencies as additional filters in the Layers panel's new search feature, which is currently assisting us in sorting by images, text, and more?

    2 votes

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  10. Clip to Artboard [similar to Figma/XD]

    Can we please get a "Clip to artboard" Option in Illustrator, acting similar to the one to be found in XD or Figma? This would help a lot when working with multiple style frame inside one document.

    3 votes

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  11. PhysicsPak

    Rather than proposing a new idea, I'm endorsing this tool that Adobe previewed in 2017 at the Adobe Max conference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIRz9cuDbSc

    This physics engine, and possibly similar tools that could do things like detect whether one shape was on top of another (something you can effectively do using selections in Photoshop), would be extremely useful and time-saving for many illustrators. It allows illustrators to see possible ways that symbols can be tossed or fitted together without going through the tedious work of fitting them manually.

    With more spacing, you could call it nesting. With less spacing, you might call it…

    2 votes

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  12. Treat all objects as filled for selection tools (like in Corel Draw)

    Corel Draw has an option, 'Treat all objects as filled', which allows select objects with no fills with just a click inside. While it’s 'not the Ai way' — this can be useful in some cases.
    Just make sure it works properly in the Outline view( that is does not get applied at all).

    8 votes

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  13. Artboard sort

    Still no option to sort our artboards alphabetically, etc...

    3 votes

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  14. Allow Transform effect applied to an object to transform its the opacity mask also

    If I apply Transform effect to an object with an opacity mask (to move or scale it parametrically, for example), only the object will be transformed — but not the contents of its opacity mask.
    This is not consistent with the destructive method, when you actually move or scale this object...

    The workaround is to apply the same effect to the contents of the opacity mask, but it does not always have the same effect, since the contents can have different bounds, and the transformation points will differ.

    There should be an 'Affect Opacity Mask' option in the Transform effect…

    8 votes

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  15. Intertwine with Live Paint objects

    It feels like a rare thing to do, but no — this is exactly what I needed recently, and it is forbidden, of course.
    I had to expand my Live Paint group :(

    Please make sure all special plugin objects can work with each other.

    8 votes

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  16. Make Layers show which operation a compound shape uses, like 'Compound Shape (Subtract)'

    Compound shapes have 4 different modes, and sometimes it’s important to be able to see which one is used when you work with the resulting shapes in Layers — especially if you nest shapes in several layers.. But at the moment Illustrator just display all of them as just 'Compound Shape'.

    Compare these two structures:

    Compound Shape
    ...> Compound Shape
    ......> Rectangle
    ......> Ellipse
    ...> Compound Shape
    ......> Rectangle
    ......> Ellipse

    Compound Shape (Unite)
    ...> Compound Shape (Subtract)
    ......> Rectangle
    ......> Ellipse
    ...> Compound Shape (Intersect)
    ......> Rectangle
    ......> Ellipse

    Don’t you agree the one at the bottom is easier…

    8 votes

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  17. select and change stoke Color in text

    I have text templates that require changing the fill and stroke colors. I have to select the text, go to Appearance, choose Type, and change the color. The issue is that there are several texts with different combinations throughout the day.

    It would be great if I could set the three text colors as shown in the image, select one, then use an action that allows me to choose the text color, either fill or stroke, and change it to another from my swatch.

    1 vote

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  18. 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

    7 votes

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  19. Add a way to resize an exported image with Export As method to a specific size, like Save for Web can

    In the old "Save for Web" function (please keep it!) it was possible to resize "on the fly" the destination image (EG my file is 8000 px but I can save an exported version of 800 without opening and resizing afterwards)
    In the "Export as.." function none of this is possible.

    1 vote

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  20. Arabic language management in the Spanish version of Illustrator

    I don't want to install the Arabic version of Illustrator, I want to include the manage options for that language in my current Spanish version. I work creating designs in several languages and it's impossible to type in Arabic. The text is written changing the order of the characters, changing the meaning of the sentences. Even when I try to mix Arabic words with Spanish or English, the text ends up messed because of the lack of RTL option.

    2 votes

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