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  1. Type on a Path Options

    Type on a Path needs significant improvements.

    • The Preview button should be sticky and the default position should be on.
    • There need to be more alignment options including Cap Height and x Height.
    • The options should be a panel not a dialogue.
    • The options should be included in a style, perhaps by adding InDesign like object styles.
    • The margins added when a path is converted to a type path should always start out at the ends of the path, not some arbitrary points along the path.

    3 votes

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  2. Create link to external file/website

    Within text or via image, shape, etc insert link to external file or website

    3 votes

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  3. Text moves when adjusting an applied Text Effect...

    When you apply Arc (or any other text effect) to text, then adjust the percentage of Arc, the text moves up. You have to reposition the text to where it was... Inconvenient when you're trying to warp the text around an existing object. Would be ideal if the text would stay in place when the effect is adjusted.

    3 votes

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  4. Double-click of text should not select trailing space on macOS

    On macOS, When using double-click to select a word in a text object, Illustrator is also selecting any trailing space. That is a common Windows behavior, but shouldn't be that way on macOS. Double-click should just select a the word (no surrounding whitespace).

    3 votes

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  5. Add the ability to see recently inserted glyphs.

    Please add a way to see recently used glyphs in the glyphs panel. Something similar to the bottom row of Microsoft Office's "insert symbol" panel. It would be nice if there was a toggle to switch between those glyphs most recently inserted with the Illustrator app regardless of which .ai file they were inserted into and all of the glyphs that have been inserted into the current .ai file (ideally regardless of who inserted them to enable better collaboration).

    3 votes

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  6. Turn Off Typographers Quotes - Always Off & Stay Off - Forever Off

    Hello I use Illustrator for about 85% of my work.
    Primarily I'm doing UI Design and Planning Documents - this work is 100% online there is no print work.

    Typographers Quotes are a terrible thing for this workflow. The quotes are always messed up, it's always a ton of clicking to get rid of them and you have to do it a million times over every time you make a new document.

    Also Typographers quotes means you can't rough out ideas around code in Illustrator because it a copy/paste mess.

    The request is to have a setting as part of…

    3 votes

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  7. Find and Replace text across open files

    Find and replace text across all open files, a timesaving function that's been part of InDesign for a long time.

    3 votes

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  8. Copy and Paste text from Email or web to Illustrator

    It's very annoying that we cannot copy text from email or from the web and paste into illustrator, Why? Whenever I need, which is a lot, I have to paste into Photoshop, so I can copy and paste into Illustrator. I always receive text from clients through mail. Does not make any sense. Please could you fix this?

    3 votes

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  9. Change case in right click

    Change case short cut should be on right click, when we working with magazine, book then it hard to go to type tool and select change case, but if this feature add then it easy to use, thanks

    3 votes

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  10. Undo Paragraph/Character styles.

    In Adobe InDesign, Paragraph or Character styles can be undone by pressing Ctrl+Z. But this is not possible in Adobe Illustrator, which causes some problems. It'd be great if this feature can be added to Illustrator.

    3 votes

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  11. Please increase the number of fonts in ”Recent Fonts” option

    I work with two different typeface families in daily base (since 1987 when I start with Illustrator). In preferences maximum value of recent fonts is 15. That is a half amount of what I need. Is it possible to increase that value to 30?

    3 votes

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  12. Tabs panel doesn't work well with multiple-area text

    Draw a pair of text areas side-by-side (e.g., a two-page spread). Link them and fill with placeholder text. Open the Tabs panel.

    The Tabs panel wants to be the width of both columns if you click the "Position Panel above Text" magnet icon. This probably means that much of it is shooting off-screen in one direction or another, as I would typically zoom in to work with a single column of text at a time.

    Go somewhere in the second area and type a line like:
    "foo bar stuff"
    with tabs between the words. My desire is to have the…

    3 votes

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  13. Numeric scaling of text box should not scale text inside!

    I'm working on keyboard layouts right now, which demand alot of precision - the reason some might argue why I use Illustrator in the first place...

    I draw a lot of text boxes so I can use them to mark down the whole space of the key cap. It's just more handy than just a text field where you have to manually align the text to the key cap. >>> Image for reference (text-box-field).

    See the other two images (scale-textbox-...):
    The one I scaled by hand, having the expected result: text doesn't change, only size of box changes, automatically aligns…

    3 votes

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  14. Option to "protect" Type when Scaling/Rotating/Mirroring etc

    Please add a "protect" button in the Type-menu. That way, when scaling, rotating, mirroring or similar, only the position point of the Type will be affected, but all other type-measurements (size, horizontal scale etc.) will remain unchanged.

    See attached before / after-image with this option turned on.

    (This is already a great feature in Adobe's Data-illustrator App.)

    3 votes

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  15. A way to resize text using the baseline of the text as an anchor point.

    So that's easier to match the font size of another font, or even worse, a rasterized font.

    3 votes

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  16. First character only find and replace

    Find and replace should have the ability to only "find/replace" items that are at the beginning of a text string. e.g. if there are 50 building labels on a map that all start with 0, and one wanted to remove all those zeros... There is currently no easy way to do that and "replace all." Or if one wanted to remove "the" from the beginning of every title but not when it's in the middle of a sentence... etc.

    3 votes

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  17. ME (middle east) support required for type setting.

    llustrator 23.0.1 ME version for Windows currently does not have options for reading 'Left to Right' and 'Right to Left' . This is a requirement for Arabic.
    This option is available only for MAC users.
    This is an absolute requirement for Arabic typesetting.

    3 votes

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  18. Bring back Quick Match in character font drop down menu

    When you added the new font filtering system, you removed the feature Quick Match from the menu that had been previously available for quite some time. It makes sense to find a font, then be able to search for fonts similar without have to select a series of filters which may or may not produce a selection of similar fonts.

    3 votes

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  19. Add a text highlight feature that stays with the text, i.e., like an underline.

    We do trial/legal visuals that often have highlighted text. We currently either draw a box that is yellow and transparent or widen a line with a multiply transparency and if text is added or deleted, the highlight has to be manually redone.

    3 votes

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  20. Migrate Font Favorites Between Programs

    I have quite a few font favorites, sometimes ones that rotate in or out of the Favorites list in InDesign or other programs, dependent on the projects I'm working on at that given time. I'd like to be able to migrate the font favorites between the three main programs I use: InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop without needing to add/remove the fonts in each program individually.

    3 votes

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