tabs and text options
Tabulations should be embedded in the tex box and appear only when you press on the box and disappears when you click somewhere else. By default, it should also resize and follow the tex box on screen at all time without requiring you to click on the magnet to put it back where it belong.
Also, the text options of Illustrator are lacking some very useful options that only exist in InDesign. I understand that Indesign is THE BIG SOFTWARE FOR TEXT, but honestly for smaller text oriented documents, I often use Illustrator because it's faster to operate. So, some features exclusive to InDesign should be ported to Illustrator like the possibility to create quick bullet points and to change the space between the border of the box and the text. Good job though for recently adding vertical alignement 😉 .
Ah, OK, a bit of misunderstanding. Then — SURE. This is how it should have been done initially. Of course, a user should be able to disable Tabs at all, as it is possible now.
Alexandre Garbugli commented
Yes of course. Here is a demo I created. The tab menu would also resize automatically wit the box.
I vividly agree with every point you made except for the first one, about disappearing tabs.
What do you mean by this? Can you draw a picture to illustrate it?