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  1. "Hyphenate" not be the default paragraph option

    By default, paragraph text is set to hyphenate words that don't fit into the text box. I suggest that the default is to have text not be hyphenated so you can click the box if you want it to be.

    No one I know has ever wanted hyphenated words in text, but you have to uncheck the "Hyphenate" box from the Paragraph Palette, it's annoying to have to do that every time I make a new paragraph or paragraph style. (same problem in indesign)

    424 votes

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    Starting with Beta 28.3.47 hyphenation is going to be turned off by default for all new documents, even if a user doesn't change the option manually for the basic paragraph style, as is mentioned in the previous status for this request. The status is going to be updated one last time when this finally lands into the main release. Again, thank to all who upvoted this for being active — and patient.

  2. Autofind Missing Links like in Indesign

    When I'm relinking a missing image in Indesign, it automatically finds other missing links in the same folder that a relinked to. It would be life changing if Illustrator did the same. Currently you have to manually relink each missing link which can become very tedious.

    153 votes

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    This option exists in Beta 28.1 and higher and is still under development.

    Please try it (you can install Beta from your CCD application) and see if it works like you expect. Your feedback on this will be crucial to shape a correct final experience for everybody. Comment back!

  3. Align Stroke to one side of open path

    The feature which allows you to align stroke to inside or outside of a path for closed shapes is fantastic and gives a great deal of dynamic help. Currently, the only way to align a stroked path and another shape is inaccurately with only visual cues or expand the stroked path and lose editability.

    I don't know if it has been suggested but a feature which allowed you to preserve a non destructive workflow and interact with shapes more easily is very much within reach. Simply create an equivalent for the align stroke to inside or outside of path for…

    93 votes

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    And it’s now in Beta 28.1.0.100 and you can try it and see if it works as expected. This really feels like a fixed bug, something we all should have had from the day inside/outside strokes got introduced.

    Please, give it a go and comment back!


    If you are also interested in having this option to work with gradient-on-stroke modes, consider upvoting this request: https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/601447-illustrator-desktop-bugs/suggestions/31953622-non-functional-gradient-stroke-along-across-option

  4. Select inside marquee window

    Create a toggle-able feature like the one found in many CAD programs:
    Select ONLY the objects ENTIRELY inside the selection window marquee via the following methods:
    1. hold Shift+drag
    2. Dragging left-to-right enables "select inside", dragging right-to-left enables "select touching" (as per most CAD programs)

    80 votes

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    The latest Beta 28.3.0.47 introduces several changes to the Enclosed Mode.

    Now, instead of Opt/Alt, the mode is controlled by 'E' key (to avoid conflicting with the established modes).

    Now, you need to tap 'E' ONCE after you start the marquee to toggle the mode — no need to hold it all the time. The mode will be active until you release the marquee.


    There is no option to toggle the mode permanently at the moment, the team is evaluating this. So far this is the only mode that can be toggled in this fashion.


    This mode works for both Selection and Group Selection tools, and hopefully behaves as we expect it to.


    Please test it and post your feedback!

  5. Grouping / linking objects from different layers

    Hi Illustrator ! It would be great if there’s a feature to group objects and not have them in the same layer. Many instances I want to be able to resize/multiple select different objects (frim different layers) at the same time without having to select each of them individually everytime.

    76 votes

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  6. Please support WebP, JPEG XL/XS, HEIC(HEIF), aPNG file formats (import and export)

    Dear Illustrator team, pleas add support for thess file formats in Illustrator: WebP, JPEG XL, JPEG XS, HEIC(HEIF), aPNG

    66 votes

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  7. Unembed multiple images all at once

    Be able to select multiple linked images in links palette and unembed them simultaneously.

    61 votes

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    It is now possible to update several images at once in the latest Beta 28.1.0.100.

    To do that, you can check the 'Unembed all selected images to this folder' option next to Unembed / Cancel buttons in the Unembed dialog.


    Please try it and comment back if it works for you as expected (or not).

  8. Keyboard shortcuts for Bold and Italic text

    It would be useful if, while typing/editing text, there was a keyboard shortcut to add BOLD or ITALICS - highlight the word, hit CTRL + B to bold, for example.

    52 votes

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  9. Export for Screens - Prefix artboard number

    In Export for Screens dialog, include the ability to export the Artboard number in Prefix (or Suffix). A checkbox or variable string would do (eg $A). Currently we have to manually add the Artboard number into the Artboard name.

    51 votes

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  10. Can you PLEASE PLEASE just put a simple trash can icon on the links panel so i can just delete links that are no longer pertinent?

    Can you PLEASE PLEASE just put a simple trash can icon on the links panel so I can quickly and easily delete links to images that are no longer pertinent. this would be valuable because I use the same base maps over and over but import different source sketches that I trace/digitize on to the map. once the feature is digitized and I've deleted the sketch the link lives on forever. Or better yet, just the way it works in InDesign (maybe you've heard of it) - if you delete the image, the link to it automatically deletes.

    24 votes

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  11. Star and Spiral live shapes, with on-canvas controls, better tools

    Better Star tool, with side widgets to change the number of points, the rays’ length, etc.
    Possibility to re-edit anytime the number of points in a star.
    Also, the possibility to adjust the thickness of the star "arms".
    (like Freehand was doing long time ago...)

    19 votes

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  12. User defined scales for Dimension tool

    Repost from general discussions:
    I'm delighted to see the addition of the dimensioning tool, but I'm not wild about the fixed choice of scaling ratios. The option to set one's own scales would be great.

    Failing that, a 1:12 scale seems like a glaring omission for those of us still using inches and feet.

    Am I missing something?

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    17 votes

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    It is possible now to set up a custom scale in Ai Beta 28.4.0.2.

    In Dimension Tool Options dialog open the Scale dropdown and choose custom to get the Custom Scale dialog.

    It works for decimal scales only, like 1:12 or 1:15, but not for Imperial scales like 1/16"

    Please try it and comment back.

  13. Select Same Text Contents

    Please make a way to select text object with the same contents.
    Would be very useful for many practical cases.
    Sure with have Find and Replace, but it won’t allow us to SELECT these text objects,, which we can use for styling, hiding, moving, rearranging, and more.

    11 votes

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    The latest Beta version (27.7) has the ability to filter contents of the Layers panel with an input field at the top of the panel. It does not directly select the objects that have the chosen value in their names (this includes the text contents), but allows to select them faster in the panel.

    Does it help?

  14. The Dimension Tool needs to have live updates

    I like the new dimension tool, but it's not very helpful unless it updates the displayed dimensions when the size of the dimensioned object is changed. It should stay attached to the selected points when the size of the shape is changed as well.

    9 votes

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    The Beta 28.4.0.7 now create live dimension objects, that track and follow the changes to the measured objects: resizing, rotating, moving...


    As for now, moving only dimension breaks the link and expands the dimension (hopefully will change, and break the link only).

    Moving an object with its related dimension currently expand the dimension as well (hopefully won’t do it either).


    Please test the change and share feedback — it helps a lot!

  15. Please re-add 3D mapping with Symbols to new 3D functionality

    Please re-add 3D mapping with Symbols to the new 3D functionality.

    I know it's included in the "3D (Classic)" Effects menu, but it needs to be added to the new 3D functionality. Calling it "Classic" means Adobe is going to abandon it (for something worse). I use 3D mapping with Symbols ALL THE TIME. PLEASE add it back.

    Thank you!

    7 votes

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  16. An option to hide units in dimensions made with the Dimension Tool

    Can you add an option so that the units are not displayed for dimensions and only the number is displayed? Thank you.

    5 votes

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  17. Add more Live Shape Presets

    Please add shape presets for common shapes such as donuts, pies, tear-shapes, double stars (stars with two different lengths of points), square stars, cloud shapes, trapezoids, double arrows, cogs, and crescents. This would streamline the process of creating flat vector icons if there were shape presets for these common shapes. The idea would be to add adjustable anchor points to preset versions of the shapes mentioned above that the user could adjust in the menu or control panel. For example, for the cloud shape, the two parameters could be the number of bubbles & the inner radius(the radius of the…

    4 votes

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  18. When you draw a rope knot using the pen tool it will keep track of first to last click. Using appearance pallet apply 2 strokes

    ability to draw a rope knot using the pen tool it will keep track first to last click not allowing inner color overlapping when using appearance pallet and applying 2 strokes to the path.

    4 votes

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    Sean, the new Beta release have an option to Intertwine objects, giving you a way to make knots like this. It won’t work exactly the way you described, especially for multiple strokes, but it’s going there.

    Please try it and give your feedback.

  19. Want to see a cloud/web based Illustrator

    Want to see a cloud/web based Illustrator

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