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  1. Make Static Symbols the default, instead of Dynamic Symbols.

    A new symbol is saved as "Dynamic" by default. Please make "Static" symbols the default. They are the "Standard" and should remain the default. It is the exception when I want a "dynamic" symbol.

    50 votes

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  2. edit color of text in symbol instance

    I think it should be possible to edit the color of text in a dynamic symbol instance, just like it possible to change the color fill of any other element

    22 votes

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  3. Regression: Illustrator CC saves each instance of symbol in .ai file separately

    How to reproduce this problem in Illustrator СС:

    1. Create clean AI file with A4 page.

    2. Place any pixel image (with size ~10 mb) embedded to this page. Save file, it will have size about ~10 mb)

    3. Make this image as symbol and remove object from page.

    4. Place symbol to page one time.

    5. Save file. File size will be, eg, ~10 mb.

    6. Now place same symbol to page more 4 times, total will be 5 images on page.

    7. Save file and check size - it will be increased to ~50 mb.

    As result, you will have ai file, containing only 5…

    10 votes

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  4. Possibility to break links for several selected symbols at once

    At the moment it is not possible to unlink several selected symbols at once with the context menu command. Illustrator will unlink the symbol that is at the top in the layer panel.

    If you use the symbol menu command to unlink the symbols all selected symbols are unlinked.

    Thank you!

    8 votes

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  5. Make bounding box of symbol in clipping mask the same as the mask

    When creating a clipping mask, the bounding box is the same as the mask.
    When creating a symbol from this, the bounding box is the complete object. Please adjust the bounding box of the symbol the the mask boundaries.

    5 votes

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  6. Symbols with multiple features / variants

    Would love to be able to construct multi-function symbols... the basic symbol is the same but when I place it, I would like to be able to change it from one of several variants which stays in the same place I put it..

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  7. Group symbols

    It would be great to add folders to symbols window to better organize them when we have many.

    3 votes

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  8. symbol marker in preview and outline view

    I'd like to see a symbol "marker" of some sort to quickly identify symbols used on a layout, much like the pilcrow and other typographic characters used in InDesign (that can be turned On or Off). These "markers" should be visible in both Preview and Outline views. Thanks. A.C.

    3 votes

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  9. Please add keyboard shortcut to edit a symbol

    We need do edit symbols very often, a keyboard shortcut would make our workflow more efficient.

    2 votes

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  10. I would like to be able to set the grid origin when editing a symbol.

    If I open a symbol from the symbols window, the grid position is always offset from the origin of the symbol. It is not currently possible to set the grid origin here. Why doesn't the grid origin set to the registration point of the symbol? At least an option to do this would be great.

    2 votes

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  11. Allow Symbol Instances to update during master symbol editing

    When making patterns or complex design based on instanced symbols it's vital to see how the seams between repeated symbols update. It would be good to see all instances (in view) update as you're editing a "master", and for the alignment tools to take the other instances into account so you can make pieces align with each other across a grid. Today the instances will only update AFTER you're done editing and it makes for a lot of going back and forth.

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  12. Linking issue, always linked together after copying

    Illustrator : After copying artboards, it's still linked to the previous one, meaning whatever I do to the 2nd one, the 1st one effects too.
    After Effects : After copying the composition, it's still ..... (the same thing happens).

    So I'd suggest if we have the option to link or not to (which means choose to be the same as the previous one we copied or not).
    Because I am beating around the bush, just to adjust the current one that I've copied.

    Thank you so much! Vielen Dank! Xie xie!

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  14. Grab symbols by bounding box points

    When the Preference 'Object Selection By Path Only' is active, symbols can't be grabbed at the control points of the symbol's bounding box.
    We can not move a Symbol by dragging a corner point.

    Please repair.

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