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  1. 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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  2. Arabic text handling

    Hi, please make something better with typing in Arabic, I'm working on packaging industries that using several languages in the design, Arabic is one of them. if using Arabic as a tittle it's ok it just a little and just a few typing, but when handling in such as ingredient nor nutritional value it keeps make some trouble if there is a number or just period (.), combined in the text. Please fix this, because it's very frustrating, because i copied from excel but when paste it ini illy then you have this trouble.

    5 votes

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  3. 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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  5. Find/replace in selected text items only

    When using Find and Replace - search on the selected items - or make it an option to search only the selected items.

    5 votes

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  6. 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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  7. 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.

    5 votes

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  8. Overline

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

    5 votes

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  9. Illustrator should prioritize editing the currently focused text over other text objects when placing a cursor or making a text selection

    If I have a text box selected and switch to the text tool, why does Illustrator assume I want to select a non-selected text box to edit text in? It should prioritize the selected text box over non-selected text boxes.

    5 votes

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  10. 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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  11. Support single one line fonts

    Hi,

    I have tried Illustrator to design name tags to engrave on our engraving machine. Unfortunately single line fonts, which are essential for some engravings, isn't working properly. Bought them from onelinefonts.com and they are working flawless in most other apps, but none of Adobe's so far.

    5 votes

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  12. Option to disable centre point on text box

    With Area Type, if I use the text tool to highlight a word (for example, if I want to embolden the word), if I catch the centre point of the text box in the wrong way, Illustrator will assume that I want to create a new text box, which I don't. I know I can manually disable the centre point via the Attributes panel, but I need to set the centre point to OFF by default, and to my knowledge there is no way of doing this.

    4 votes

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  13. Multilingual Spell check needed for multilingual package design.

    I am a package designer. Our company fully committed away from English only packaging to "3L," using English, French and Spanish. Sometimes, we do 8L for emerging markets. When we review our packaging, and before film release, we use Spell Check in our routine. However, it is cumbersome to find English misspellings, when Spell Check spends so much time identifying French and Spanish as misspelled English words. Plus, it would be nice to catch a misspelled French or Spanish word, just in case our translation service team made a mistake. We'd not know because we are not native speakers. With…

    4 votes

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  14. Auto Optical size

    Please add auto optical size for variable fonts with opsz axes similar to Adobe InDesign automapping:
    https://helpx.adobe.com/in/indesign/using/using-fonts.html#automap

    4 votes

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  15. Filtering font selection by source / vendor

    (This is a feature request for Ai, Ps, Id etc. as well)

    Filtering from source such as Fontbook, Monotype, Adobe Fonts, Google Fonts etc.

    I've noticed its common to only be allowed to use fonts from specific sources with some clients. It's been a headache to have to go into another app and cross reference which fonts are from what source. For example, a client I'm contracted full time under I can only use Monotype due to their commercial subscription status.

    Or even to be able to create our own folders / font collections to view those only.

    4 votes

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  16. Make the type on a path tool smarter

    I would like an option to make a text follow a path in a more smooth way. For example, look at the PSG logo where you see how the A and R follow the circular shape, without distorting the shape of the letter.

    4 votes

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  17. Opacity mask detection and text inside

    Sometimes we need to convert all text in the document to shapes (Create Outline) to be in the save side in print process.

    When we have opacity masks that have text inside the mask layer, we can't edit it until we find the mask. Sometime, we receive documents that we didn't make ourselves and it will be not be easy to find all masks.

    The suggestion is to:
    - Have a command to find out all opacity masks.
    - Have a command to select text in the whole document even inside the masks.

    4 votes

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  18. We need Umlaute! (Variable Text doesn't like äüö)

    Specifically when working with variables in text form. They are not being imported correctly, despite everything else working. See picture.

    4 votes

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  19. 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.

    4 votes

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  20. 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.

    4 votes

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