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  1. 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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  2. Export elements / assets in more formats than default ones, maybe ALL. Plugin or option needed

    Any way or plugin to export elements / assets in other formats than default ones by Illustrator? Especially DXF files. It's killing the workflow to jump to the dropdown every single time...

    2 votes

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Dimension tool style presets

    The dimension tool gives alot of style options for the arrow size, line thickness, offsets, etc. It would be great to save presets that could be switched from a dropdown list in the dimension tool options dialog.

    8 votes

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  6. 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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  7. Add Arrange Buttons in Control panel

    Its sometimes really frustrating to using two hands just for the arrange objects. Also right click menu is too time consuming just for the bringing an object to front. Inkscape handles this issue very well without messing up with layers menu or right clicking. They added 4 buttons to dock when an object is selected just for arranging objects easy and user friendly. I really seek this tiny feature in Illustrator.

    3 votes

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  8. True customisable drawing 'angles' for all tools when using SHIFT key (pen, pencil, brush).

    This is severely lacking in illustrator and has been developed by Affinity Designer with work arounds (that do not work in a suitably fluid way) by Astute Graphics for Illustrator.
    Best case scenario something is implemented like Affinity Designer in which 'constraint angles' are replaced by ‘Grid and Snapping Axis’ you are able to set and save presets of angle settings.
    These axis are set and then can be activated as a constraint on your current tool by holding shift.
    Smart guides provides this in a VERY limited way right now, the UI is very rudimentary for a setting that…

    1 vote

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  9. Saving from Ai to PDF do not show the link image

    When saving Ai to PDF, the link image is not shown in the saved PDF.

    1 vote

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  10. Add a 'Select More' menu option

    When working with a very busy file, it's often much easier to select an anchor or line segment than an object.

    My idea is to have a menu option that selects the object or objects which currently have anchors or line segments selected.

    A user could select an object by first selecting one of its anchors, and then using this menu option.

    If the user hits this feature multiple times, it could continue to 'select more' by, for example, selecting all siblings within the current group, and then the group itself, and then the group's siblings etc.

    6 votes

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  11. Drawing artboards in alphabetical order

    Add the possibility to reorder the artboards in alphabetical order.

    2 votes

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  12. Trigger "view guides" when adding one from rulers

    Hey everyone, this might be a little request coming from a silly designer, let me explain :

    When I was using illustrator guides lately, I found something that bugged me out, I tried to drag a new guide from the "rulers" on the corner of the canvas, I placed it where I wanted to, and to my surprise it wasn't showing, then I quickly remembered the "show guides" option inside the "view" tab was on "hide".

    Of course it displayed every guide that I previously dragged in when I switched it to "show", but speaking in UX terms, it should…

    3 votes

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  13. Locked Object as Key Object

    It would be very helpful to have the option to enable a locked object to be selected as a key object. I would make aligning object workflows to be slightly more efficient.

    2 votes

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  14. Give me an absolutely AI-free version, please!

    Plese offer a version with NO AI at all, in ANY Adobe products

    4 votes

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  15. Recognize the Develop settings applied in Camera Raw

    When I drag a jpg image from Bridge to Illustrator, I would like for Illustrator to recognize the Develop settings that I applied in Camera Raw without first saving the image as a separate file.
    Later changes to the Develop settings would then prompt an update in Illustrator like it does currently when a file is changed.

    1 vote

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  16. Firefly Text to Image and Text Effects inside illustrator

    Text to Vector is Awesome, will be nice to have Firefly Text to Image and Text Effects directly in illustrator, so we can preview our generations with other compositing assets in canvas.

    Maybe a Firefly Panel, where we can choose what we want to generate, vector, image, or text effect.

    1 vote

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  17. Addressing long-standing graph tool issues

    Just went back to prerelease site where I logged a complaint about the Radar graph. Feedback was that the error was not an error but an intentional result. I am however not satisfied with that reply. Other graph tools remember grid line settings, font settings, etcetera. Radar tool reverts all those settings every time the graph is updated. This is not a logical result. But this is just one of many complaints about the graph tools and there has been zero development of graph tools, as far as I can see, since they first appeared over 30 years ago. I…

    1 vote

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  18. Moved and pasted objects keep thrown off by 0.0001 pixels

    I'm trying to copy, paste, then merge items. However, the pixels keep getting thrown off by .0001 pixels. Even when I put it back in place, it moves back to .0001 px above or below the actual coordinate. I already spoke to a team that did not do anything about it. This has been costing me literally over 100 hours of wasted time. I now give up and can't sleep knowing my pixels are not rounded to the nearest desired coordinate. Somebody for the love of God fix the **** bug. It's super duper annoying, especially for the OCD and…

    1 vote

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  20. Find / Replace font... to include adjusting font and text size

    I would like to see a capability added to the find/replace font... feature to include finding and replacing text sizes throughout a document. I make a lot of repetitive text throughout many artboards and sometimes I have to adjust the text size of a particular font. In addition I sometimes have mixed fonts in a textbox and have to adjust the size of one or a few of them separately without changing the size of the other fonts. That would be a super time-saving feature too.

    2 votes

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