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  1. Place embedded pdf Link with Option to Convert all text as outlines

    When opening a pdf in illustrator, if the pdf contains fonts that are not installed on the system. it will ask to find the font. and substitute a system default. the vector data for that font is in the pdf. if you take the same pdf, place it as a link, then flatten transparency, you can select "Convert all text to outlines", I would like the option to select "Convert all text to outlines" when embedding a placed PDF, so all fonts will be outlines and show properly even if font is not shown. it would use pdf font data…

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    Hello,

    We have started working on the tech that allows us to enable the following:

    • Ability to convert the outlined/expanded text back to live text.
    • Ability to lock objects to a character/glyph of a live text, allowing users to change the text (properties) while the object stays locked into the character.

    As we work through the complexities of handling different font families, font size, and other font properties, we would love to meet with you and share our thinking around it and understand :

    • Your use cases and workflows that this feature will help you with.
    • What is most essential for you.
    • The workarounds that you currently use to achieve this.

    If you are interested, please pick a time slot that works for you using this link. https://calendly.com/meetai/60min?month=2023-01

  2. Bring back the feature where the text stays on the screen when moving through the a text block

    In the not-so-distant pass, when kerning in AI using the arrow keys, the screen would move along with the cursor as you went through the copy so you didn’t have to stop kerning to reposition the cursor, it followed along and even returned to the next sentence in the text. Which is still the case with InDesign, it works beautifully. But now that no longer happens in AI. Now when you are kerning using the arrow keys the screen no longer moves along with the cursor, when you reach the end of the text that is visible on your screen…

    6 votes

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  3. Improve Paragraph and Character Styles of Illustrator more like what we see in InDesign

    Improve Paragraph and Character Styles of Illustrator more like what we see in InDesign. For example, GREP will be so cool to include in Paragraph Styles of Illustrator.

    6 votes

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  4. Inline graphics

    It is important when you want to create bullets with Glyphs you can simply insert the type tool next ot the sentence and make it part of the sentence (like in Design)

    6 votes

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  5. Allow the user to choose artboards for spell check

    Allow the user to choose artboards for spell check, every time I make new changes it scans the complete document. If the user knows which artboard needs spell check or which range would be easy for people like me who suck at writing correct spelling.

    6 votes

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  6. Installing new fonts don't automatically list in Illustrator unless I restart the App.

    Hi there,

    When I activate a new font in my font management app (in this case FontExplorer), the font doesn't show up in Illustrator. I have to quit Illustrator and reopen it in order to see the new font. In the past I didn't have this issue only in recent updates to Illustrator. Is there a way to fix this?

    Thanks so much

    6 votes

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  7. More Detail in Font Find/Replace - Include Details to Assist Tracking Down Correct Font

    When working with files that reference missing fonts, sometimes it is necessary to find the exact font but there is little to go on other than the font name displayed. If font information was stored such as version, type of font (TrueType, OpenType, Type-1, etc...), foundry, version, date, etc...it would make it far more efficient to track down the correct font.

    For example, when working with product labels, etchings or logos often it is necessary to use the exact font to maintain consistency in manufactured products. Having little more to go on than a name makes it extremely difficult. This…

    6 votes

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  8. Marquee Select with text box in scope creates a new text box

    Marquee Select with text box in scope creates a new text box. This did not occur in Illustrator in the last 5+ years that I have been using it. This is relevant for users like me who do more text editing in Illustrator.

    in 2017 and prior, when you had a text box in scope that you were editing text in, you could marquee select the text or portions of it by starting a click outside of the text area. Now, in 2018, this will create a new text box every time. The result is that it is noticeably more…

    6 votes

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    Added To Backlog  ·  Anish Kumar responded

    Hi,

    Thanks for submitting this request , Illustrator team really appreciate this.
    We had taken your feedback on this and added it to backlog

  9. Tab Indent. Just like Indesign. PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD!

    Setting Tab Indents with bullet points, like InDesign.
    Being able to tab, set measurement and line up paragraph indents.

    We need this because there are times when we do packaging/signs that have bullets that need tab indents that are controllable and that line up to the text on the next line.

    Shortcut = Command + | (set line indent)

    Every designer has wanted this for decades.

    5 votes

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  10. Allow to embed fonts to documents/PDFs and convert them to outlines when opened/imported

    As we primarily use Illustrator for creating our print files for our Printers, it would really help our workflow to be able to open, supposedly print ready PDFs from our Clients, with embedded fonts (partial family or whole set) and to be able to convert to vector outline before closing and passing on to our printers without the need for the us to have the same fonts our self. If font licensing is the issue a button option to auto convert to outline as the file is opened via Illustrator would negate that problem..

    I'm requesting this as we are…

    5 votes

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  11. Allow font size, leading to be blank in paragraph & character styles (as in InDesign).

    In InDesign, you can leave the font size of a paragraph or character style blank, allowing you to apply a style while preserving the font size that's already set (critical for different sized documents). In Illustrator, while you can create a style with a blank size, it automatically reverts to 12pt.

    5 votes

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  12. Somehow save font info after outlining.

    It sure would be pretty awesome if there was a way to record what the font was while outlining for future reference.

    5 votes

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  13. New Font Height options unit of measurements

    Love the new Font Height options, but it would REALLY be helpful to be able to change the unit of measurements from points to inches or millimeters.

    5 votes

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  14. 5 votes

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  15. Auto spell checker underline and hidden characters should disappear in Trim View

    When switching to “Trim View”, grid and lines and bleed and anything outside the artboards disappear, providing a nice preview of the document you’re working on.

    However the red zigzag underline of the auto spell checker and the symbols from Show Hidden Characters are not hidden, so that the preview is still cluttered with working tools.

    It should probably behave like the Preview mode in InDesign (W) and only shows the artwork.

    5 votes

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  16. Special characters like in InDesign

    It would be reat to have special characters (especially hyphens and white spaces) like in InDesign... and that they work just as good. So far, for example, the "nonbreaking space" doesn't always react well when the text is justified.

    5 votes

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  17. Let us Favourite fonts during font search

    Right now you can favourite fonts, but only during browsing fonts normally. If you search for fonts there is no favourite column in the results.

    5 votes

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  18. Check Spelling function should ignore placeholder 'Lorem ipsum' text

    The automatically generated placejolder text should not be picked up by the 'Check Spelling' function

    5 votes

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  19. Overline

    It would be nice to have an overline feature along with the underline and strikethrough.

    5 votes

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  20. Support for ems in leading field of the type panel

    When setting the leading, we have the option of "Auto" or setting a specific value in a static unit like px or pt.

    It would be great if a dynamic unit like ems (as implemented in CSS) were available to make leading, and I suppose other type attributes, scalable relative to the font size.

    For example, if I have a block of text set to 12pt and 1.5em, the leading would be 1.5x the point size, and therefore 18pt. If I were to alter the font size to 20px, the leading would still be 1.5em and therefore would scale automatically…

    5 votes

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