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  1. Author's metadata with new Illustrator file

    Simplified way to add author to the file. Maybe even link to the CC account.
    Sometime we have question from sales department Who made this file i found in my inbox? But we do not remember:) The simplest way of course is auhors metadata. It could be handled in a way color profiles are handled, or similar.

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  2. Exhibition only file error when saving

    After saving a file a few times, I start getting an error that says it is a visualization only file - even when I'm working on a new canvas I've just created. Why is it happening? How do I fix it? It disturbs me a lot, 'cause I need to save the file with a different name every time I get this error to proceed.

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  3. please make Illustrator remember user workflow - for example "export as" settings

    please make Illustrator remember user workflow: i export hundred times jpgs for client preview, and each time i have to manually change CMYK setting to rgb, click color profile, etc....hundred times a day, each day...

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  4. Some computers cannot successfully output SVG files

    Unable to output SVG in the format of a style attribute. May be the reason for incompatibility with the system

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  5. Is it possible to custom CSS classes? not Id's (so layers)

    Like in Inkscape where we can see the SVG output and modify it before export.
    I know there is Graphic Styles etc.

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  6. Save PDF and rasterize one layer

    It will be great if we can choose some layers to be auto rasterized when exporting to pdf. I keep very complex paterns in a different layer and always need to manually rasterize it to get a light pdf and error free on Rip software.

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  7. More exporting options, without disgusting failures, even mini files in size cannot be saved at more than 300 PPI , irrespective sys config.

    Please try to limit error messages first, as it is very disgusting, then with high end systems in hand, illustrator commonly fails at exporting, even the tiny sized files not being exported with high resolutions i.e., more than 300 PPI specified as "other"

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  8. Pulling content (text, etc) from a database into a layered template

    Ideally, it would be advantageous to manage a database of content (like SQL) that could then be linked to content in Illustrator files. In that way, changes to the database such as address could then automatically change in the associated Illustrator files. I don't know if this is something already developed and if so, I'd love to hear more about it. I've heard about the Datamerge function, but I don't quite know all of its capabilities. I'd appreciate any comments on whether that is a viable solution. Thank you.

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  9. Auto extension saving

    Since 90% of the time, you need to rename or edit a title. It would be a time saver if you could name as well select the correct format directly from the "save as" selection name field. ex: You type image1.png, Then the "format" would automatically change itself to the correct "PNG" format (so you don't need to do that as well). Of course, this would be on all.

    Thank you

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  10. Cannot save eps with opaque background

    Cannot save eps with opaque background. Have transparency set to Opaque. Have save as EPS options set to Opque background. Will only save with transparent background.

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  12. In the "Export for Web" menu, i feel a .ai option would be cool

    I'd love to be able to export all at once:
    png
    jpg
    psd
    svg
    and ai, without having to use seperate menus, this'd be awesome as it'd save me alot of time

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  13. <critical bug> can open same file. that means lose data anytime.

    This is critical bug and cause my job lost many times. When I using illustrator with unsaved, I can open same file . That means I can lose the data. I remember there were alert if I open same file or can not open for old version.
    For example, Photoshop can not open same file if I use the data. So photoshop does cover this issue. Please fix this bug asap !! Thank

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  14. Damaged ai files

    Hi there
    My files keep getting damaged when saving them in illustrator
    it seems to be a recent issue only after the last month. I had advice the other day from adobe support to save the files to my desktop as saving to my work server may be the issue - why then never before. My colleges need to be able to access these files too so it's pointless continuously saving to my desktop. This is soooooo FRUSTRATING and I'm getting really annoyed. We pay a large amount of money for the adobe suite. This should be making my life…

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  15. metadata

    Please update the ability to add metadata to a file, similar to the way you can with Adobe Lightroom Classic. The current file info feature is difficult to understand and you have to drill way down to get your information into the metadata.

    The ability to create Metadata presets that you can easily apply to files. The metadata preset would include:
    - Basic file information
    - IPTC Content, Copyright, Creator, etc. info
    - Keywords

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  16. Which profiles should be used when viewing pdfs?

    Hi, today I had a problem like this:

    I created a pdf from an illustrator file, it was a montage of many labels only in black.

    Then visualizing them with acrobat pro with "fogra 27" was perfect, but my service used "fogra 39" and the black was split into CMYK.

    Then, by ripping the pdf to make the plates, black was displayed only in black.

    Which profiles should be used when viewing pdfs?

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  17. Preserve the transparency (opacity %) when a file is exported.

    If I want to create overlays (think of Instagram filters), I want to be able to preserve the opacity %. So that I can take this overlay and place it over other images.
    The way it works currently is if I export the object and place it on another image, all the transparency is lost and the object is set to 100% opacity.

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  18. Non esiste la possibilità di ri-utilizzare un file .ai in adobe Draw. Questo è un problema!

    Nel caso capiti di perdere o sovrascrivere un file creativo online (nel Cloud) dell'App Adobe Draw e si avesse solo l'esportazione del progetto in Illustrator (.ai), non esiste la possibilità di poter ritornare a lavorarci in Adobe Draw! Non esiste un file di scambio al contrario cioè da Illustrator a Draw! Questo può rappresentare un problema serio!

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  19. CGM Import

    Enable Ai to import CGMs that have Active X controls. I export CGMs from an IETM, but do not need to retain the embedded links within the CGM file. Allow Ai to import Active X CGMs and disable Active X. May want to display popup window stating Active X will be lost unless save imported CGM as a new file.

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  20. Allow links to be embedded when link is missing, rather than showing an empty box

    If a link is missing from my file, rather than hunt down the link, I create a new file, and embed the file with the missing link in it. Once it's been embedded I have the high res raster image, just not necessarily with the same name. Much like photoshop tells you raster info will be used for fonts, or missing links use raster info it would be great if Illustrator gave you the option to embed. It may only be possible for images with full PDF compatibility, but it'd be a great improvement!

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