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  1. Set location of new artboard

    Bring back the ability to click to set the location of a new artboard. With 2018, I have to find wherever a new artboard appears and move it to where I want it.

    In 2017 and prior, I'd just click to make a new artboard where I wanted it.

    19 votes

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  2. Password protect in layers

    I am looking for an option in the Adobe Illustrator to have the layers locked with a password. so i can send the source file to the other users only to modify what they have to and not touch my content.

    17 votes

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  3. Ability to move Color Groups in Recolor artwork

    I just want a simple drag and sort option for Color Groups.
    When I goto "Recolor Artwork" I have a lot of color groups there and I just want to drag any with the mouse, thats so simple!

    Currently they are not moveable at all!

    17 votes

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  4. Drag and drop artwork between documents in same place

    Photoshop allows to drag-n-drop artwork between documents in same place, when you hold Shift.
    In Illustrator, no matter what you hold, artwork would be dropped where cursor is pointed, with no respect to original X,Y coordinates.
    I desperately need this!

    Quite often I have to copy artwork, containing huge raster images, from one document to another. I need them to be placed in same place, snapped on grid, but AI just drops it. The only way to keep coordinates — is to copy/paste in front/place, which takes an EON to do with my big raster images.

    16 votes

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  5. Previous/Next Artboard hotkeys should be able to keep zoom

    Right now Ai also does 'Fit Artboard in Window' when any of artboard navigation hotkeys are used. I’d like also be able to keep zoom level when navigating artboards.

    15 votes

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  6. Custom artboard presets

    It would be nice to have the option to create your own artboard presets.
    Like:
    Facebook Cover page
    John's English Notebook

    so you don't have to remember every size you ever used.

    15 votes

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  7. Master page

    It would be great if Illustrator had a master page like InDesign.
    For us who design more then one page for client proofs.

    15 votes

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  8. Option to "Show Transparency Grid" by default for all the files at all the time

    I deal with a lot of white icons/svg and would like to keep the transparency grid on by default for all the files.

    15 votes

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  9. New artboard adjustable spacing

    When the New Artboard button in Control panel is clicked, an artboard is created next to the current one. The spacing between these is not tweakable.

    I work in metric units, on 10×10 millimeters grid. The space between artboards’ edges is 7.056mm. Yeah, I know, it’s 20 points, sure, but why should I care about points when units are millimeters? Why can’t I use a value that makes sense to me?

    Furthermore, it is dangerously close to 7 and looks like an integer until you check it.

    Please, allow to set a spacing manually in Artboard Options or elsewhere —…

    14 votes

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  10. delete artboard with content

    Be able to delete artboard with content. One or many pages.

    14 votes

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  11. Set export options to default to the same folder the native is housed in

    Set default export or save as locations to start in the same folder as the native Ai file as opposed to previous locations. It can be rather cumbersome when switching to an entirely new project, then exporting that project and having the 'save as' default to the entirely other project's recent save.

    14 votes

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  12. Rearrange artboards on canvas accordingly to their order in the Artboards panel

    If you use artboards to have pages, swapping wo of them could be a nightmare.
    So:
    1. Allow Ai to rearrange artboards on canvas as the order of items in Artboards panel suggests
    2. Add Swap Selected artboards maybe, when exactly two artboards are selected

    13 votes

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  13. Add a button to save presets like Photoshop has.

    Photoshop has a button to save presets when you create a new document. I love that feature makes my job easier, I wish Illustrator had that same button instead of having to save the files as templates. So much simpler and faster with the button right there.

    13 votes

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  14. Make ripple Artboard tool in Illustrator

    As someone who uses Illustrator to design much of my artwork for animation in After Effects there's one tool that I find I constantly need and instead just muddle through manually cutting, copying and pasting.

    It'd be great to have a tool in AI that would insert a new Artboard between say frames 9 and 10, and then move all the artwork from frame 10 on up to the next artboards (frames 11, 12, 13, 14, etc.) I think of like a ripple edit tool. You can insert or delete a frame (artboard) and the artwork on all the artboards…

    13 votes

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  15. Move Hidden Layers with Parent

    I can't Move Hidden layers, groups, and objects if they are part of a group. Even if I click the targe icon, nothing hidden selects.

    Sincerest apologies to those familiar with the workflow in Illustrator but coming from photoshop it is mind-boggling that a Parent object does not move its children along with it just because they are invisible.
    Photoshop handles this exactly as one would expect and moves hidden items. Just because I can't see it doesn't also mean that it behaves as if locked.

    Context: when building a character for Character Animator a very complex grouping structure exists…

    12 votes

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  16. a way to nest objects on art board for sign makers

    Idea: Take multiple objects, such as multiple copies of a logo or elements and nesting them within the artboard and a feature to say how much space you want between each object.

    Reason: When it comes to signs or sending a print job to a plotter. Sign makers want to maximize the number of objects on a vinyl. Sure we can manually move objects or even use the distribute tool. but this takes to long and sometimes when selecting multiple objects you can not use the distribution tool to distribute both vertical and horizontal at the same time or objects…

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  17. Separate marquee selecting and deselecting into different keys

    Shift + marquee selecting should not simultaneously select and deselect objects, instead the two should be separated into different keys, such as 'Shift' for only adding to the current selection and 'Alt' only subtracting from it.

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  18. Preflight

    Please implement an integrated preflight function that works in the same manner as the preflight function found in InDesign.

    12 votes

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  19. Barcode

    Dear Adobe,

    hope you doing well, could you please one more option in illustrator for Barcode generator

    Thank you

    12 votes

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  20. Create artboard to three decimal places

    It would be nice to be able to set artboards to three decimal places without it rounding up. If I make something at 3.125", it rounds up to 3.13", or 3.6785 becomes 3.68. Although I have not had any printers yell at me for my files not being correct, I still am concerned that it always wants to round up to the hundredths place, especially when I'm having to be sure that my materials are going into places where the sizes are set in to be such specific tolerances.

    12 votes

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