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  1. An option to include details in file name on export automatically

    Wish to export file as per artboard size/color/... (option to provide file details in file name)
    E. g: if artboard size is 1x1 inch and 3x4, once we exporting the file to somewhere, the file name becomes "filename1x1 inch01", "filename3x4 inch02",
    This is very easy for people who working with multiple artboard in a single file.

    3 votes

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  2. When working on multiple artboards it would be very helpful if the artboard I'm working on was highlighted in the artboard panel.

    When working on multiple artboards it would be very helpful if the artboard I'm working on was highlighted in the artboard panel. I find myself clicking through multiple boards on the panel because I can't remember which board I was on. It's not uncommon for me to have 50 boards.

    3 votes

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  3. Show artboard user-assigned names and numbers when exporting/saving

    When saving as a PDF (and other similar activities) the dialog box will allow you to filter to certain artboards using their numbers. However if you're using lots of artboards it can be difficult to know which artboard to select. I usually have to go back through the document, activate the artboard tool to see the names, make notes of the number, and then resume my export/save. How about adding the user-assigned name along side the artboard numbers in the dialog filter. Or possibly have a list of artboards (like the artboards panel) and simply check boxes for exporting.

    3 votes

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  4. Customize suffix for duplicated artboards

    It would be great if the user could choose which suffix will be used for duplicated artboards. Instead of
    MyArtboard copy
    MyArtboard copy copy

    should be

    MyArtboard 1
    MyArtboard 2
    MyArtboard 3

    or

    MyArtboard A
    MyArtboard B
    MyArtboard C

    3 votes

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  5. din A format

    The New Document Dialog has very poor (print) presets with only 7 (!) options to choose from. Please add all DIN-A sized formats starting from A7 or A8 all the way up to A0. It would be great to also include some of the most common B (posters) and C (envelopes and such) sizes as well as common American sizes. They can be categorized neatly with DIN-A, B, C and American sizes. That would be really helpful when creating new documents.

    3 votes

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  6. Introducing Column feature for the Artboards panel

    Having columns in the artboards will be great, Now, If we have more than 50 artboards, We spend a lot of time scrolling up and down just to replace artboards.

    3 votes

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  7. How about being able to hide everything outside artboards? Just a revolutionary little idea...

    InDesign has had this revolutionary technology since forever. They must keep it hidden in a vault somewhere, but can you please ask them for it.

    I actually think it could be the next big thing.

    3 votes

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  8. Need to select all artboards and resize them at once by entering desired size.

    Need to select and change all artboard size at once. Can we have this feature in Illustrator? Because after design we need to prepare artworks from same file so we need to increase artboard sizes to add crop marks and other details of instructions for printer, It will be easier if we can change this in artboard window or from document setup.

    3 votes

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  10. preference option to set "Save as" default to a certain file type

    when you go to save a file, illustrator defaults to the same file that was previously opened. 9 times out of 10 after i open an eps, svg, pdf, etc... i'll make changes and go to "save as" but want to save it as an illustrator file. i'd love to be able to just open the dialogue box and have it default to a file type i can select via a preference option.

    3 votes

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  11. A0-A8 Templates

    Can you please create and offer native print templates for A0-A8?

    3 votes

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  12. Master Illustrator File Placed in Multiple Illustrator Files OR Export Selected Layers Palette

    In my line of work, we often time work in one single Illustrator file that has one basemap then multiple layers with each showing a specific thing separate from the other layers. However this gets tedious when exporting files where you have to select the layers you want, export as it's own name, deselect those layers and select the next batch of layers, export those under their own name, deselect those layers etc.

    What would be great is if Illustrator had the ability to have something like a Master Layer that can bring in a basemap Illustrator file to have…

    3 votes

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  13. Add Frames into Illustrator

    In InDesign it's possible to add frames for text and imagery, and although Illustrator isn't necessarily the layout application - it would be great to get this feature on it too.

    3 votes

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  14. Remember Artboard zoom level

    Since the artboard changes in the latest release there is an annoying behaviour when I toggle from one document to another. If I'm at a certain zoom level on one document then I go to another document for whatever the reason, when I return to the previous document I'm automatically zoomed all the way into the last artboard on the list. This is a new behaviour and not very desireable for me. Please have zoom levels remembered when I go from one document tab to another.

    3 votes

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  15. Adding multiple artboards at once

    Why can't we add several artboard instead of manually adding one by one ?

    3 votes

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    As per the comment, the most accessible way to create multiple artboards is to draw multiple rectangles with required dimensions and positions, followed by the Convert To Artboards command.

    There are multiple ways to create several rectangles fast: Transform Again command, an expanded blend, Split into Grid command.

  16. A search fearture for text on artboard/canvas

    I know illustrator has good navigation features. But when designer provide project files to client for example on envato market. First pain for client is to understand document patterns. I want to make help instruction inside illustrator document but search feature is required to navigate to different sections.

    For example: 1000+ icon set, search is required for such big documents.

    3 votes

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  17. Drawing artboards in alphabetical order

    Add the possibility to reorder the artboards in alphabetical order.

    2 votes

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  18. 功能请求:关于画板移动

    下面是使用场景:
    当一个大项目中有多个小项目(多个画板),每个小项目都需要标注说明性文字。当我要把所有(或部分)小项目移动到画布的其他位置,目前我只能对画板进行移动,每个画板的说明文字无法一起移动。当前的操作是,画板和文字需要分别移动,非常麻烦,而且项目多的时候容易出错。希望能增加相应的功能!

    2 votes

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  19. Change the scale of the document's rulers

    As you've just done for the dimensioning of objects, I'd like to be able to change the scale at which I draw my document by right-clicking in the ruler. I work in technical illustration and draw images of very large machines (20 to 150 m). I have to use CorelDraw (which has always had this function) and copy them into Illustrator to rework them.

    2 votes

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  20. Make a new artboard to get created after the last artboard

    This may have already been suggested but I couldn't find it...

    I would like to see new/duplicated artboard appear after the last artboard, rather than at the end of the first row. Or an option to put it before or after a specific artboard, which then rearranges all the other artboards (and the art on them). The way it is now, I have to rearrange artboards after I make/duplicate to get the new one to show in the right order (which is usually at the end, but not always).

    In the attached image, artboards 5, 6, 7 were either duplicated…

    2 votes

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