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  1. Can you please make a default artboard 13 x 19 size. Most screen printers use this size?

    typing in a new art board size every time AI is opened is a pain. 13 x 19 inch is a common film size that a lot of screen printers use. It would save time to pick that size as a default rather than filling it in as a custom board all the time

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  2. Maintain Word style

    When I paste an italicized Word font into the Illustrator, it becomes plain text.

    I'd like to see Adobe improve this feature so that you can "copy and paste" while maintaining Word's italics and other styles.

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  3. Feedback on Enhaced Cloud Document Feature (in Beta now)

    Now, embed Photoshop cloud documents into your cloud documents and files. You will be able to select your Photoshop cloud documents in a new cloud picker in the Place dialog.

    Track the status of individual cloud documents, through the Cloud Sync icon in your CDO.

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  4. Ability to create a new document

    I want to create a new document and not one from a template. Please add "Create New Bank Document".

    I use this for mobile games and don't think it's fair I have to revert back to Legacy to just create a quick ai file to edit and go.

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  5. New document preset details fields tab order

    When creating a new document in both Illustrator and Photoshop the Preset Details tab order is frustrating. It would make more sense to enter a width in the field then hit tab to go to height field. Currently it tabs from width to units to height.
    I often enter a width hit tab and enter what I think is a height only to find it's sitting on the units dropdown.
    InDesign has this tab order correct and is much more sensible.

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  7. There's a weird bug that affects anchor points when aligning to an artboard.

    There's a weird bug that affects anchor points when aligning to an artboard. It won't align in any way. PLEASE FIX

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  8. always auto alignment / scale to fit to artboard for dragging in assets

    when drag in assets, able to pop up selection to tick, able to remember the settings and able to unable it at preference settings.

    below is the option.

    [ always auto align center artboard ]
    * able to select alignment point for example top left, bottom right etc

    [ always scale to fit artboard ]

    [ always scale to certain percentage ]

    main purpose - to further shorten working time

    Thanks. Adobe.

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  9. Delete artwork together with art board

    There are times you want to delete artworks and the art boards as well. It would be lovely to do both in one command.

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  10. Please allow to turn artboards

    Allow to turn artboards just like vectorial shapes vertically or horizontally, no more having to enter the opposite measures on each size tab.

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  11. Can we have master artboards for Illustrator, the way we do for In Design??

    I do so much illustration on my projects that it's not practical to use In Design for layout, so I use Illustrator for everything and it's almost perfect. The one thing I find I'm consistently missing is the ability to assign templates to certain artboards (like a master artboard.) I can't use "paste to all artboards" for this, because often I am doing book format with A/B. Sometimes, I'm doing student/teacher guides where the looks need to be differentiated.

    Can we get the ability to assign some artboards to another so that they can update dynamically if we change them…

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  12. Document Color Mode - add option of Grayscale

    I need to make a lot of documents that must print in one color. I truly wish Illustrator offered a Document Color Mode of Grayscale - that mode would prevent use of color in any object created in ai, and would convert anything Placed, imported, or otherwise part of the document as Grayscale. It would also be good to have an "Open As" Grayscale option...

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  13. Don't automatically lock new template layers

    It would be useful when creating a new template layer it did not immediately become locked. Usually, I would want to put items on this layer like notes or reference marks, but unlocking the layer seems like an unnecessary step for a layer that has just been created.

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  14. "show images in outline mode" doesn't work (Document Setup)

    Image doesn't show when option is on. It used to a while ago...

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  15. Drop new artboard where you want it

    In previous versions of AI, you could choose where you wanted to drop a new artboard. Now it just dumps it in the middle of the screen. This is problematic because when you go to drag it to a new location, it often grabs items from existing artboards and drags them along with it. I have no idea why you changed this feature, but it is a daily frustration. And judging from the forums, I'm not the only one that hates it!

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  16. Adding Pages/Sheets like in Excel for better organization of large jobs

    Adding Pages/Sheets like in Excel for better organization of large jobs. I work at a sign company and frequently come across large jobs that I would like to keep organized.

    For example let's use a job I am on right now. It is a job for hospital signage. Over 500 signs in total and let's say 15 departments. Some departments have upto 20 signs. While artboards work well in this instance it would be nice if I could have the option to organize the departments with "sheets" instead of individual files. My reasoning behind this is when I have to…

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  17. A 3D presentation of layers and of artboards would deconstruct the fusion of all those into one 2D screen. Gaming software does iit.

    A 3D presentation of various containers (artboards, layers, groups) would show the composition of the various containers into what is currently a 2D screen. Gaming software does it.

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  18. OPTION CONFIGURE DECIMALS

    It would be nice to be able to configure the number of decimals we want to work with in Adobe Illustrator. There is a total inconsistency in the number of decimals that Illustrator currently works with, since the artboards have 2 decimals, the object transformation before version 24.1 had 3 decimals, after 24.1 4 decimals, etc. It is very uncomfortable to work with such a variety of decimals, it is also not accurate.

    It would improve the workflow and accuracy by being able to manually configure the decimals we want to work with.

    Hope that helps. ;)

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  19. Comprehensive Design Theme

    An comprehensive theme which contains a preset colors for all type of projects, along with selective fonts for specific client/brand.

    This feature can be used across all apps and will be adapted automatically.
    For example: It will automatically use the presets RGB colors for web and video projects, then for web design project it will also select the theme "predetermined safe/web fonts". And when you're starting a print project, this feature will automatically use the presets CMYK and PMS (if available) colors with the theme's predetermined fonts.

    As an added feature, there would be an AI inverted (dark) theme. I…

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  20. Expand 'move artwork with artboard' to include rotation.

    Currently 'move artwork with artboard' covers move and copy only. It would be great if it could also lock the artwork to the board as it rotates.

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