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  1. Bounding box+text

    For the love of God, please make an option for the bounding box around text to only bound to the visible text. When I'm aligning text, either visually or by inputting numbers in the transform panel, I absolutely do not care about invisible space, what I want is what I can see to be centered or aligned. I'm so sick of having a text box snap to a guide or object, or me inputting exact numbers in the transform panel, only for the text to be offset and misaligned. if this option DOES exist, then make it obvious that it's…

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  2. Allow option to turn off auto close paths on pencil tool

    Right now when you draw a path with the pencil tool, it automatically closes the shape, incredibly annoying if you are trying to draw lines close together that don't connect. Should be a extremely easy fix, just adding an option to turn it off.

    2 votes

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  3. Please allow "ACTIONS" menu to record the SCALE in EXPORT SCREENS dialog for Artboards

    Please allow "ACTIONS" menu to record the SCALE in the EXPORT SCREENS dialog for Artboards. I'd love to be able to record ALL the frequent filetypes and associated sizes for each asset and deliver an ACTION to my entire TEAM that makes this efficient for our everyday usage.

    7 votes

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  4. Tasto rapido: "Esporta come"

    È possibile avere un tasto rapido per l'opzione di esportazione "Esporta come"?

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  5. Allow to combine/merge selected text and path to Type on Path

    In Ai on iPad we can select a text, hold a spot, and drag the text to a path, converting these to Type on Path. Easy!

    To perform this in Ai for Desktop we have to cut the text, pick the proper tool, hold Alt (or use a subtool), click on path (very precisely), paste the text and then adjust the position (dragging tiny handles). Dated.

    What we definitely need:
    1. Ability to drag and drop a text on a path, using some modifier (Ctrl will do) to stick the text to the path
    2. Have a command in Type…

    7 votes

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  6. Auto-activate Adobe Fonts

    Can there be a preference to always auto-activate Adobe fonts without a dialog box?

    1 vote

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  7. Draw inside object filled with free form gradient

    The moment you attempt to paste artwork into an object which has a free form gradient, the gradient fill disappears and can only be retrieved if you perform undo or unclip the pasted artwork.

    I honestly would love to be able to draw inside or paste into artwork filled with a free form gradient without the free form gradient disappearing. Please note that am not talking of workarounds here…

    2 votes

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  8. Similar to Flux Eyedropper Tool Plugin for Adobe InDesign

    A tool like Flux Eyedropper Tool for Illustrator would be a game change for faster workflow. I use this for Indesign it's a serious game changer.

    https://www.fluxconsulting.com/software/

    Instructions and user flow:
    1. Hold down the Control + Option keys, then release the Control key.
    2. Use the Eyedropper tool as you wish.
    3. Release the Option key to return to the tool you were using.

    2 votes

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  9. Make it possible to actually open Cloud Docs....

    The idea of cloud docs is wonderful, but the reality is intensely frustrating.

    File created in the studio; a simple text logo. Retun home need to make a change. Impossible to open.

    "Make file available offline" Done. Still impossible to open.

    Identical version of Illustrator on both Macs. Multiple occurrences. It has happened in reverse too

    Workaround > Store files on a disk. Transfer manually. (Not what Adobe want to hear!)

    I should add that this a a regular problem on PS too, so a broader Creative Cloud, issue. Oh and the internet connection is Gigabit, so not a speed…

    2 votes

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  10. Modo sketch para desenhos mais técnicos

    Modo sketch para desenhos mais técnicos. Assim os usuários poderão criar peças mais precisas para impressão ou arquivos dxf para CAD.

    1 vote

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  11. Unembed JPEGs & PNGs

    Please return the feature from the older versions that lets you unembed JPEGs & PNGs. I hate that it's only possible to do with TIFFs and PSDs now. It's such a pain when you're trying to reduce the file size.

    1 vote

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  12. Needing to manually link every link in a file, despite all the links being saved in the same folder

    It's driving me crazy because some of my files have 30+ links. I'm up to date with the latest software version. Help!

    3 votes

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  13. Save Preferences for "Export for Screens" / Add Custom Presets that store globally

    We need to add files and dimensions when exporting for screens every single time when working with a new document. Presets need to be stored globally across documents. If you could also store not just one file export setup but multiple user named presets, that would be awesome! Like different export lists, not just one. Illustrator does not remember my file list, sometimes yes, sometimes no. Its a mess. I often need to re-enter my list in other documents and often also in the same document (when appending the list). That is a total of 40 export files and dimensions…

    2 votes

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  14. Duplex Printing Control

    Operating System macOS Big Sur 11.5.1
    Adobe Illustrator version 25.4

    The current print process is printing duplex, despite the fact that the printer option is marked as NOT duplex - likewise there is no option for duplex on the illustrator print dialog.

    3 votes

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  15. Existing documents open to your preferred units, even if they were created in different units

    So I often work with people in different countries and we often have different unit preferences. I work in mm but when I open files from fellow creatives in America for example, they are often using inches.

    Now I thought that my preferences being set to mm would mean it would show the files in mm, but apparently this only applies to new documents you create, not to existing files. This seems so crazy to me given the digital, remote working, globally collaborative world we live in today.

    Please could this be a thing because going into the settings every…

    2 votes

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  16. Please allow us to Disable Color Panel!!!!!!!

    Color Panel (F6) should be disabled as automatic pop up function of the application as it disrupts your personal workflow. In fact you could take the function away completely because nobody ever uses it.

    1 vote

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  17. unlimited artboards for storyboarding to scale

    Storyboarding at 1920x1080 and I can only get 48 artboards. My computer can easily handle more. Why the limit - more please.

    1 vote

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  18. Auto-calculate spacing of dashed strokes, given dash width and number of dashes

    When I'm designing dials for equipment, I often need to place a dash at a given number of/angular intervals around a curve (eg, ten 1mm dashes around an arc of radius 15mm and theta 3pi/5 radians). Often the simplest, most time-effective way to do this is with dashed lines.

    Currently, in order to work out accurate gap spacings without dashes getting cut off at the end stops, I end up having to calculate arc lengths and gap spacing by hand. I daresay the maths is good for my brain, but it would be really handy to input "dash width: 1mm,…

    2 votes

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  19. Add copy/apply choice to Offset Path

    Most of the time, when using the Object > Path > Offset Path tool, I need to replace the original path, rather than add an offset copy of it. Currently, this requires me to offset the path (often multiple at once) and then delete the existing paths.

    It would be much easier if Offset Path offered the same choice of "OK"(Apply and replace original path) and "Copy" as the transform tools.

    3 votes

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  20. export for screens, select: none

    When I 'Export for Screens' and have loads of artboards I can select 'All' as a checkbox.
    It would be good to be able to select none - instead of clicking the dozen or more select boxes to un-select artboards.
    This would save heaps of time - its annoying not to have it.

    1 vote

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