Introduce Undo History panel
Please introduce Undo panel to Adobe Illustrator, listing all the steps that have been performed on a document during the current session, so one can quickly switch between any previous state and current state after testing a number of changes by clicking any item in the displayed Undo stack.
See this Adobe Forums thread for details:
Zuleyra Perez commented
Please add this feauture! Mayor deep hole in Ai.
This seems like a no-brainer. Frustrated that I have to start a project over simply because I cannot trace a simple error.
It would be very useful if Illustrator had an Undo History panel so that people do not have to continually press undo and/or control+z constantly if they needed a major change. I know that illustrator hasn't had that feature for a long time/if ever. This would greatly help many of us. Thank you for possibly looking into this...
Charlie Desper commented
I could've sworn this was already in Illustrator until I spent 10 minutes hunting for and couldn't find it. I ended up googling and it blew my mind this wasn't already in Illustrator. Please add this feature. I live and die by it in Photoshop. It allows me to toy around with different options very quickly and easily.
I'm heartbroken to discover that this isn't a possibility. I created outlines on an image and realized later that i needed to change the stroke. Well, too late now and I can't ctrl+z far enough back.
What is Adobe's answer??
I'm shocked that many of the other products have this. I went on a design hiatus about nine years ago. Photoshop had it then, and, if memory serves, so did InDesign. How is it a History panel hasn't made it into Illustrator?
Kimberly Javier commented
Seriously, this would come in handy.
I'm mostly voting for this because history states would be very useful in scripting.
Please give us a history panel.
This is the must. I need this right now and I am in such struggle.
I have been wanting this for so many years but have only now taken the step to post it here. I am sure there are 1000+ users wanting it for every person who takes the time to register a vote.
[Deleted User] commented
FIX THE ******* PROBLEM i PAYED A LOT OF MONEY FOR YOUR SOFTWARE AN UNDO HISTORY FUNCTION SHOULD BE STANDARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
David Malpica commented
I am a student using Illustrator for the first time in several years. While completing my assignment last week I was poking around, trying different tools and combinations of tools. I inadvertently performed a series of commands that led to a really great, and to me previously unknown result that wasn't described in my textbook.
Using ctrl+Z in this situation wouldn't be helpful since I want to find out what I did, not undo it.
I looked up a history panel for Illustrator in the hopes that I could accomplish this, but instead found a rather angry thread regarding Illustrator's lack of history panel.
As a side note, I have been reading through the forums on several topics and have been really put off by the responses of Adobe staff members. They have been curt, sometimes overtly rude or passive aggressive, and have made me far less willing to participate in forum threads because I don't want to receive an unpleasant response when I ask for help.
I did my due-diligence - this appears to have been company culture since at least 2008. The general feeling I got from the threads is that Adobe is defensive first, feels its customers are irritating, that the company knows best, and that if you have a problem, it's your fault not theirs.
I realize writing this will probably earn me a negative response, but I've had such unpleasant mental connections of Adobe forming for the past few weeks that I felt I should say something.
Thank you for taking the time to read my vote.
Please give us a history window like we have in PS.
Santiago Domínguez commented
Illustrator should have a History panel like in Photoshop because is very practice and saves a lot of time, so as not to be giving us back step by step.
I agree. Some folks are arguing that the massive number of operations when you are working, f.i. pen clicks, would render a list of those completely unusable and impossible to overview properly. This could be solved by organizing events in folders in the history list, with each folder named after the layer, or path, you are manipulating. Every time you start working on another path, a new folder is generated, so that you would quickly be able to find your culprit and go back in time, and of course know what else would change in your document when you go back. Of course, if this could be set up as a separate history per path it would be even better, enabling you to go back to an earlier version of one of the components in your document, without affecting the subsequent work you have done.
Thorfinn Tait commented
This is my number one feature request for Illustrator. Its lack is made glaringly obvious when working in tandem with Photoshop.
Christopher Clinton commented
I use CTL-Z and SHIFT-CTL-Z to undo/redo which Photoshop doesn't have. It would make sense to have an undo panel. Why don't they?