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  1. Loaded eyedropper just like in InDesign

    Allow the eyedropper tool to pick up text formatting and load it to the eyedropper to paint the formatting over multiple instances without having to pick up the formatting again and again after each application currently.

    This exists in InDesign. So this is definitely possible.

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  2. Speed up Redraw with All Thumbnail Options on One Button

    Switching off thumbnails for improved draw speed means switching various options and locations to get the layer, object and transparency thumbs all switched off. Working many customer files per day this is a drag.

    Please put them all on one "thumbs" radio button with options for all-on, all-off, or custom preference, so I can get my work done faster.

    Make this an application preference rather than document preference to save me even more time.

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  3. Please allow us to set the ruler origin to the top left corner of the canvas using scripting

    Please allow us to set the ruler origin to the top left corner of the canvas/workspace/pastboard using scripting

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  4. Pantone color scripting support

    Currently, there is no scripting support for Pantone colors. Please add this.

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  5. Allow symbols to be modified using scripting

    Currently, symbols can't be modified using scripting. Please allow us to access and modify items present in symbols.

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  6. Cut path at selected anchor points hotkey

    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…

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  7. Unnecessary rectangles upon embedding from the Library

    After embedding an object from the library, it appears a transparent outline around the object itself. This creates issues while exporting in DWG for instance, but also in the drawing modification in Illustrator, as we have to remove manually this outline object by object

    2 votes

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  8. Please add blending mode 'Add'

    Please add blending mode 'Add'

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  9. Illustrator's outer glow effects need a spread option like Photoshop and InDesign

    Illustrator's outer glow effects need a spread option like Photoshop and InDesign

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  10. 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.

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  11. DO NOT DISTURB OPTION

    No alerts, dialogues or any other disruptions while working.

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  12. "線幅を拡大縮小"にショートカットが欲しい / Scale Stroke & Effects Hotkey

    線幅を拡大縮小にショートカットが欲しい。又は、キーボードショートカットで作成できるようにして欲しい。
    デザインの作業で、同じドキュメント内でも線幅を拡大縮小するかはオブジェクトによって違い、かなり頻繁に、そしてスピーディな作業の中で必要になります。
    そのため環境設定か、拡大縮小ツールをダブルクリックし、チェックボックスにチェックを入れたり外したり、という作業が非常に煩わしいです。

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  13. Stroke width profiles stored with files, not with app

    Currently, variable stroke width profiles are stored within the app, not within the file. So when I want to work on a cloud file on another computer, I have to manually add profiles to the saved profiles dropdown again from existing strokes, because they are no longer available.

    And while you're at it, add sorting, exporting and importing options to the variable width panel, it is seriously frustrating having to go through all of them every time - if you commonly use this feature, the list can get quite long.

    2 votes

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  14. New document window template tabs and save template trough creative cloud platform

    Is it possible to let us create personalized tabs in the new document window (beside recent, saved, mobile, web, print, film&video, art&illustratio) and let us create custom templates that we can save under those tabs. Also those templates to be saved on creative cloud so we can access them from multiple PC trough our account?

    It will speed up our workflow and save a lot of time. Less file management and more focusing on our work

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  15. Change Illustrator language behavior

    This is simple yet annoying thing Illustrator does.
    It has its own language preferences regardless of what is set by the system.
    This can, at times, cause me to change the language repeatedly during application change.
    Illustrator remembers the last language that was set, so, if for instance I change the language outside of illustrator, it changes it back to the one that was set before. Sometimes my working method requires frequent app changes, this creates a situation where I find myself repeatedly changing the language.
    The workaround is, obviously, to go back to illustrator and change the language there.…

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  16. Relink Image Using Context Menu / Command+Click

    Why do we not have a relink option in the right-click menu when an image is selected? How did this ever get by y'all?

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  17. Please make live paint more convenient!

    To fill in my drawing outlines or an object, I have to select the section of outlines or shapes first, which is dumb, because in selecting the outlines or shapes, the color fill automatically changes to the color whatever is selected (the color of the stroke or shape's outline, that I want to fill in with a different color. This is made even more frustrating when I have to use the eyedropper to select a fill color, only for my color section to immediately change, upon reselecting the shape outlines I intended to fill in.

    It is also a pain…

    2 votes

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  18. Placing a multi-page PDF

    It would be great if we were able to place a multipage PDF instead of each link clicking through the finder window to the same file and going through the PDF pages one at a time again and again to place them in a document.

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  19. Locate a locked object

    You can’t locate a locked object, when it’s selected, using the 'Select and Unlock objects on canvas' option.

    3 votes

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  20. 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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