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  1. 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)

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  2. Need an option so that left/right justified point-text anchor aligns exactly with edge of text...

    I would really like to see an option that will adjust the anchor point of left/right aligned point-text so that the anchor aligns with the visual edge of the text. See screenshot example.

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  3. 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.

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  4. Overline

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

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  5. Make the Touch Type Tool work both sides

    OK, I'm having this "workflow" issue with the Touch Type Tool.

    I like to be able to move 1 character at a time, rotate, move, scale.

    But I'm a bit annoyed because SOMETIMES, I'd love it to NOT change the text after. So I usually have to reverse-compensate by making negative kerning on the next character.

    See the image attached :
    1. I justified my type between the 2 green margins.
    -> Nice.
    2. I change the H character (scale/rotation)
    -> Getting out of the green margin.
    3. I change the character after (negative kerning)
    -> Back into nice green…

    5 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

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  7. Auto-adjust text box to text

    In the past, with Freehand, we could to do that by clicking on the bottom corner right of the text box.
    Recover that would be a good idea.
    Thanks!

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  8. Merge text broken up when imported from a PDF

    I often have to import PDFs into Illustrator always have words and sentences that are no longer part of the same segment. Example. I just imported 24-inch. Each letter, number, and symbol came in individually. Instead of retyping it so I can make edits, it would be nice if there was an option that merged the text back into one line. Screenshot will show what I mean.

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  9. 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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  10. Allow formatting of bullets & numbers in lists

    Bullets and numbers currently inherit the formatting of the first character in the list item. This is not very flexbile and creates issues when in one list there are bold items and regular items.
    There should be an option to add formating to the bullet as well as the numbers. Also: there should be an option to use any kind of character of a dingbats font as a bullet. Bonus would be if any kind of shape could be used.

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  11. widows, orphans and hyphenations

    It would be useful to have options to not allow any of these with option to always keep x amount of words together on last line of para.

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  12. Choose Which Paragraph Style is Based on Another Paragraph Style

    When creating a new paragraph style, it would be very helpful to choose which other style it's based on. Currently, the only option is the default paragraph style. This is very nice when you have one base style, and you can build on it with other styles.

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  13. 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.

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  14. Can you please add the text recognition (OCR) feature from Acrobat DC Into Illustrator

    Can you please add the text recognition (OCR) feature from Acrobat DC Into Illustrator, I have been producing Emergency Evacuation Diagrams using Illustrator for 10 years, I get supplied with scans and non editable PDF files that I have to recreate. The ability for Illustrator to recognise text would be a huge time saver and I know a lot of other people would also benefit from this function. It is available in Acrobat DC but getting the text from Acrobat into Illustrator is not easy. There is a third party organisation that offers this service but it is very expensive,…

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  15. 日本語での作業時にフォントの選択が困難を極めます。

    日本語版を使用しているとフォントの数が極端に多くなります。モリサワ、フォントワークスなどがサブスクリプションで多数の書体が使えるようになっており、そのうえフォントの名前が頭にA-OTFなどのベンダーのつけた記号によって、記憶しているフォント名順にならず、さらに欧文フォントが多数インストールされており、とどめにAdobeTypeが加わり、フォントの並び順がめちゃくちゃでかつスクロールも以上に長く、使いたいフォントにすぐたどり着けません。最近使用したフォントをフォントメニューの頭に並ぶ設定にすると、こんどは実際に書類のフォントを変えながら探すときに、毎回フォントメニューの頭に戻ってしまい、たとえば欧文でAの名前から順に探すために毎回ながいスクロールをするハメになります。また、ラップトップの小さい画面で選べるようにポップアップしたフォントメニューの天地幅が狭く、大型モニタで作業する多くのユーザーは少しの範囲しかないポップアップで延々スクロールしなければなりません。提案は3点。 1|フォントのポップアップの天地幅を大きなモニタで長くして欲しい。 2|フォントメニューのフォント名の並び順を任意に変えられるようにして欲しい。 3|微妙に違うフォントが増えたので、フォント名の右側だけではなく、固定ウインドウにもっと大きなサンプルを表示して欲しい。以上です。英語版以外の特に日本語版のフォント選択の不便さは誰もが困っているはずです。非能率このうえない状態をユーザにいつまで強いるのでしょうか。改善を強く望みます。

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  16. 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.

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  17. 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.

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  18. Return to previously selected font when returning to font menu

    for example if I'm working with text in Times New Roman from my font favorites and I go back to the drop down font menu it starts back at the top of the alphabetically ordered font list. This is not helpful if you are in the process of selecting the right font and you're going down the list trying them out. So in my example I would like to go back to the font menu and still be at the Times New Roman font ready to scroll down to the next font I want to view

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  19. "EmojiOne Color" font in AI CC 2019

    "EmojiOne Color" is a "color-only" font in AI CC 2019. Although it has "fallback" B&W characters that work fine in earlier versions of Illustrator the font CANNOT be change to B&W in AI CC 2019. This is a HUGE flaw in the font and should be made to work in either color or black and white mode.

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  20. fix type on path

    Please fix the Type on a path Tool!!! Wherever u click on a path, is where the cursor should begin! Left justified with left & right handles fully extended to the far ends. Don't start at the bottom, don't make me rotate it on a circle and then flip inside out, don't disappear and make me criss-cross the handles to the opposite sides to reveal my text again... Even short line paths have the handles too close together to reveal the text. Come on, it's been going on far too long. Let's fix this. Please. I'm begging you.

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