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  1. Transform options with clickable arrows all the time

    Is there a way to always have the transform options like this (see "Transform with arrows.png" attachment) with clickable up and down arrows? The feature disappears unless you are grouping one or more objects (see "Transform no arrows.png" attachment).

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    It’s not about arrows. It’s because for some object Distribute commands are displayed and they takes the space Transform controls would take instead. What you can do is to press Control panel menu (rightmost button with three stripes) and untick Align and/or Distribute controls to make sure that Transform will always visible. Also, for now this is the only way, Illustrator doesn’t allow to change the order of controls for Control panel :(

  2. Asset Export - Make Collection of File Settings

    When using the Asset Export feature – it would be nice to have collections of different formats and sizing. For a number of projects there are repeatable file formats that are needed.

    Allow the user to define these collections (not unlike creating and setting workspaces).

    One might need a collection that has only SVG and PDF, another collection could only be PNG (1x, 2x and 4x). And yet another might need SVG, JPG and PNG, there are so many different ways to work and exports that people need.

    It would be nice to repeat the Asset Export groupings as a…

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  3. 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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  4. knife tool with bezier curves like pen tool

    I like the idea of the knife tool and I try to use it. It is worthless because it has no control.. If it used bezier curves or like the Photoshop polygon tool that would be awesome.

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    While the Knife tools definitely lacks precision, there is a way you can use any path as a cutting path, the same way the Knife does.

    Draw a path over the objects you want to cut, select it and use Object > Path > Divide Objects Below.

    Please comments back if it works or doesn’t work for you.

  5. brush size smaller than a point

    I always have to enlarge my artwork because the brush size does not go down small enough

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  6. Chart enhancement request

    Most of the time I work on creating charts, sometimes which will be recurring charts. So my request is if we can embed spreadsheet just like in Indesign for tables, it would save time and also if we have option to add values on top of column chart and at the same time controlling alignment would be much helpful.

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  7. 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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  8. Add generic "sans-serif" font family option for text

    SVG is the accepted vector graphic format for the web. We need a way to be able to specify platform-independent fonts for environments such as the web where there are no specific fonts that are universaly available. SVG does this with the font-family style property:

    https://www.w3schools.com/cssref/pr_font_font-family.asp

    The Inkscape vector graphics editor offers a font-selector where you can choose either a specific font or a generic font-family like "serif", "sans-serif", "monospace", etc. The request is for Illustrator to offer a similar feature.

    See also here:
    https://community.adobe.com/t5/illustrator/how-do-i-set-the-font-family-to-quot-sans-serif-quot/m-p/11017751

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  9. 'Load Paragraph styles' does not work as expected

    In InDesign, if you 'Load Paragraph styles', any Paragraph styles with the same names get updated, and any text that has those paragraph styles applied change appearance.

    In Illustrator, this doesn't happen. It ignores the imported styles as it already has styles of that name. There is no 'import options' to able to change this behaviour.

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  10. cancel all button while opening multiple files

    when selecting a list of files for copy or move in explorer or finder, an accidental doubleclick will cause AI to open all files ....
    At present, one has to try and cancel every single open. Every now and then, AI quits in that situation or has to be killed

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  11. MAKE IT WORK!!

    If anyone can tell me why all my illustrator files become corrupted when i open them as in the attached i would be very happy. The problem is also found when trying to draw a simple ellipse or rectangle (it gets filled with jagged junk)! Is this a version problem?? Grrrrrr

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  12. Where's the colour???

    My new Adobe Illustrator seems to be totally in Black and white and grey scale. Where do I find the colour option in it?

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  13. Can you provide extra steps in UI Scaling, please? For my dual screen config., it would be ideal if there was at least one step between.

    As above. 2 steps between each existing would be ideal. It's only a little thing, but I use the middle setting at the moment, the Tools Pallet starts in 2 columns and I have to click it to 1 each time - the bottom bit gets trimmed off but that doesn't matter. If I set UI Scaling to the smallest size, then the Tools Pallet remains as I have set it on my workspace, but way too small.

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  14. NEW issue re: knocking out text.

    I've recently run into issues with knocking out text that I've never run into before. Certain letters aren't knocking out completely. Please see the attached and notice how the tops of the letter "T" on the left side of the box aren't completely cut out.

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  15. Distortions for Decurving warped art

    You know what I would like Illustrator to have? A way to plugin our actual grid warp information like a wonderful plugin from a few decades ago, called "CurveIt" that was from PCC Packflow (which was acquired by Artwork Systems, which is now "Esko"). It allowed us to plug in a negative value to de-curve using these fields. This would be very helpful for the packaging world where we have to decurve artwork back into a straightened format for redesigning.

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  16. Selection tool

    You can improve Illustrator by making the selection tool workable. As long as I use the rules in the document the selection starts to run very bad.
    What an useful software.

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  17. Adobe Libraries — Point/Direct to the ACTUAL original file to edit

    The more I use libraries, the more I like it! However, instead of creating a "virtual" library of duplicated files, maybe store/use the ACTUAL original file so as to reduce loads of duplicated files, confusion as to the "latest" version(s) created and a crazy file naming system.

    Right now this is what it does:
    Actual Original File: SSRLogoRGB.ai
    Clicking on "Edit Original" in any Adobe program: SSRLogoRGB_cf14017d-6564-4298-9f8f-d800bd2b4a91.ai

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  18. 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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  19. Option for object size to take priority over corner radius

    When resizing an object, corner radius should be automatically reduced to accommodate the new size rather than blocking the change until you manually reduce the corner radius
    (toggle in the options?)

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  20. Paint mode like in Adobe Animate / Flash for Illustrator

    1. I used to work with Adobe Flash (now Animate) for years and loved how the vector tools work there. I would like to have exactly this "drawing mode" in Illustrator! I know there is already something quite close to it, but it still doesn't have the same features and you have to remove overlapping areas and so on .
    2. I think having the "quick n dirty" design tools like the flash/animate brush AND the sophisticated tools already available in illustrator in the same product, that would boost productivity!
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