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  1. 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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  2. Resize Canvas after file creation

    After a canvas and artboard are created, I'm unable to include a new artboard without creating a new document with a larger canvas to fit the second artboard
    Simple feature of just being able to resize the canvas in the artboard settings
    Or have it automatically dynamic based on artboard requirements

    2 votes

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  3. Share only certain artboards for new feedback option

    Currently, I have several artboards in Illustrator and I want to share my designs for feedback but I only want to include certain artboards for feedback. Right now when I click share and generate a link it just automatically includes all artboards. It would be nice to have the option to select the artboards you want to include for review. See screenshot for a mockup.

    4 votes

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  4. Hold Space to reposition an artboard while creating it

    When I create a rectangle, I can hold Space bar to reposition it to a place I want. For some reason this is not possible when I create new artboards, which are also rectangles in a way.

    Also this is not possible when I try to reposition a rectangular zone in Intertwine Edit mode, which I hope will be fixed soon too: https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/333657-illustrator-desktop-feature-requests/suggestions/45845641-a-rectangular-marquee-in-intertwine-edit-mode-can

    6 votes

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  5. Create custom blank document presets tab on new document screen.

    I think it would greatly increase workflow to give the user the ability to set up custom blank document preset tabs on the New Document screen and then allowing the user to save their template/s of choice under their new tab.
    As an example, I am constantly using the same templates in my company, so having the ability to create a preset tab where I could see only the presets/templates I use for that would be awesome. And then I could have another tab devoted to just my personal presets/templates, without having to navigate to the templates folder.

    2 votes

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  6. Preview of artboard before project starts

    Please allow for us to see a preview of the new project we are starting. When we set the dimensions or pick a preset dimensions, we can only see those grey outlined pictures. With this new feature, we would be able to see a "sample" of what our artboard is going to look like as a blank white canvas. It's basically a preview of the artboard before we officially start the project. Especially if we are typing in custom dimensions rather than choosing the set dimensions Adobe has already. Thank you guys :)

    2 votes

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  7. zoom in view rotation not centered

    After rotating the canvas (view), the action of zooming in and out becomes kind of misaligned.

    Generally, when I zoom in/out with an option (alt) key using a scroller on my mouse, the zooming is centered with the current cursor position. When the canvas is rotated, it goes somewhere else.

    (I suppose, it's an opposite direction. The same bug happens when clicking, for example, left arrow to move an object but it goes to the right in a 180 degree flipped view).

    7 votes

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  8. Add an option to not zoom to the artboard at newly created files

    When you create a document in Ai, it first gets created and they Ai fits the artboard in window. For me, at Windows, it also happens with a noticeable delay, which sucks.
    But in the first place — why does it do it? I never asked for it, I want it to be at 100% and have it fitted only when the artboard is larger than my viewport, not smaller!
    I’d like to have at least a key value to edit somewhere in Prefs file to disable this auto-zooming.

    9 votes

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  9. Create a guide trimmed to an artboard

    There is a almost unknown way to create guides limited to an artboards — you have to pick the Artboard Tool first, and then drag a guide out of rulers. The resulting guide will be limited to the artboard’s dbounds.

    However, we think about it somewhere in the middle of dragging a guide, using other tools... too late in a process!

    Can we get a modifier to hold while a guides is dragged out to toggle the global/local guide mode on the fly? Alt is taken to switch horizontal/vertical (and it’s cool), but Shift and Ctrl/Cmd are free and do…

    9 votes

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  10. Add artboard between 2 artboards

    I Can't add a artboard Between 2 artboards
    If i need to add an artboard in between artboard 9 and artboard 10

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  11. Ability to change default unit of measurement

    Please add the ability to change the default units for documents. I work in print and it's frustrating (and annoying) to have to change the units from points to inches every time I create a new document.

    2 votes

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  12. Add Plus buttons as the sides of a selected artboard to quickly add artboards new ones

    Photoshop displays nice (+) buttons to allow users to add new artboards to any side of a current one.

    In Illustrator, Add buttons exist only in Control and Properties, and always add an artboard next in a row.

    Not fair.
    And if you add these new Add buttons — allow to disable them too. Some will disagree on having extra fluff on canvas.

    Mockup image by Oleg Krasnov

    3 votes

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  13. Create square artboards with Shift held when no artboards are selected

    Artboard tool does a lot of things: selects, creates, moves,.. we are out of modifiers to control it properly. Specifically, we can’t create square artboards with the natural way we can create square paths, circles with Ellipse tool, like in many applications.

    Instead, Ai uses Shift key to select artboards if you start holding Shift before clicking (which is fine) and uses ratio of the last selected artboard if you hold it while dragging (who even uses it?)

    What if you let us to create square artboards, when no artboards are selected, but Shift is held? The alternative is to…

    5 votes

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  14. Update Artboard Default Sizes

    The current list of default art board sizes are very old and spec sizes for products that are no longer in use. Please update the list to include modern formats like HD, 4K, iPhone 11, 12 and so on. I doubt many people still regularly use the VGA settings or the 'Nexus 7' any more.

    2 votes

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  15. "Duplicate artboard" command should have option to create duplicate artwork on its own layer, not double all the assets in the file structur

    Currently when user chooses "Duplicate artboard" command, all of the assets on all layers and sub-layers get duplicated where they are within that layer hierarchy. To make for better asset organization, "Duplicate artboard" should have an option to create a new layer and put all of the duplicated assets in the same layer/sub-layer hierarchy there so then both sets of assets are independent in the layers window.

    should have option to create duplicate artwork on its own layer.

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  16. Document Recovery Panel

    Crash Recovery or document recovery is a life saver during unexpected crashes or Force quits of Illustrator sessions. However it becomes a nightmare, when it forces to recover documents from an old session and take ages to recover those document.

    A simple panel similar to MS Office will be really helpful for me to make a choice of what i want to recover and what to throw away before working..

    Its not always I need to use the old opened documents which I was not editing/ creating but just viewing as reference.

    Also its not always I want to waste…

    2 votes

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  17. Make Artboard Edge Color Difference

    Simple. Set the selected artboard stroke to difference mode and allow it to always be on top. That way it will show up when a different color background is used (like black). Or better yet, allow us to assign an artboard edge color (per document).

    2 votes

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  18. Selected artboard border indication border color & width

    Selected artboard border indication border color & width

    When managing multiple artboards 20+
    Its hard to know wich one is selected.
    I use this for copy / paste elements when working on google banners or ad sets.

    3 votes

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  19. Better grid settings

    Inkscape 1.1 has great grid management.
    It's embedded with the document: because grid needs vary a lot from a document from another
    It's accessible on the lateral panel, while on AI you need to enter the general settings; all while snapping is in the view menu (go figure...)
    There a two types of grid.
    You can set several grids.
    On this lateral panel, and for each grid, you can easily define there enable , visible and snapping status. (no menu spelunking)
    You can set the grid origin with coordinates or by alignment to the page (on AI if you modify…

    5 votes

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  20. 新規作成時のドキュメントウィンドウの全画面表示について

    アプリケーションフレームをOFFにした状態でドキュメントの新規作成をすると、ドキュメントウィンドウが全画面で配置され、左右のツールパネルの下に潜り込んで表示されます。
    毎回ドキュメント全体を表示させるのに、ドキュメントウィンドウをドラッグしてサイズを小さくし、パネルとの重なりをなくすひと手間が入ります。
    ※ツールパネルはフロート状態ではなく固定しています。

    Photoshopのように(またはイラレでアプリケーションフレームを使用した時と同じように)ツールバーやパネルに重ならないようにドキュメントウィンドウを表示する仕様にはならないでしょうか。
    またはそれができる設定はあるのでしょうか。

    4 votes

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