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  1. Make 'Recent fonts' section in Character palette work alongside with selecting current font in font list

    Recently AI made focus in font list in Character palette jump to the top of the list, in 'Recent fonts' part, thus making impossible to browse fonts in alphabetical order — you have to scroll font list manually to position.

    This is stupid.

    In 22.1.0 this request has been realized:
    https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/333657-illustrator-feature-requests/suggestions/32044567-option-to-disable-recent-fonts-feature

    Now user can set '0' in Preferences to completely eliminate 'Recent' section in font list — and this magically 'fixes' selection of current font in context.

    This is stupid.

    I personally want to use BOTH 'Recent fonts' AND current font focusing.
    I…

    37 votes

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  2. Option to disable 'Recent Fonts' feature.

    I hate having to scroll from the top of the fonts list every time i'm searching for a new font. Currently, in preferences there is an option for only 1 recent font, however, i'd like to be able to disable this feature completely.

    87 votes

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    We have the fix available in the latest release. Please update Illustrator using Adobe Creative Cloud application to the latest build for version Illustrator CC 22.1.
    Please refer to our knowledge base FAQhttps://illustrator.uservoice.com/knowledgebase/articles/1844590 if you face difficulty in update.
    Or get in touch with us at any of the other support channels – https://helpx.adobe.com/support.html

    Warm Regards,
    Ashutosh Chaturvedi | Sr. Quality Engineering Manager – Illustrator
    Adobe. Make It an Experience.

  3. Damaged ai files

    Hi there
    My files keep getting damaged when saving them in illustrator
    it seems to be a recent issue only after the last month. I had advice the other day from adobe support to save the files to my desktop as saving to my work server may be the issue - why then never before. My colleges need to be able to access these files too so it's pointless continuously saving to my desktop. This is soooooo FRUSTRATING and I'm getting really annoyed. We pay a large amount of money for the adobe suite. This should be making my life…

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  4. Welcome Back To Illustrator screen customization

    Two changes to the Welcome Screen:

    1.- Ability to edit the "Start a New File Fast" group (like, in the US, I'd like to replace the A4 format with the more used US Letter Size?)

    2.- Add a "Clear All Recent" button/option to clear all recently opened files (or follow the similar Photoshop model to clear files).

    Thanks

    24 votes

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  5. Bulk import of SVG files to artboards

    We have the ability to export a series of artboards to individual files, this is great for working on e.g. an icon library, or even a font.

    But going in the opposite direction seems to require repeated copying and pasting, there's no trivial "bulk import" facility. This makes it painful to work with a pre-existing folder of SVGs.

    17 votes

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  6. Recent fonts button in character panel

    We can disable the recents fonts list in the character panel by making the number of recent fonts 0 in preferences panel. While working it always changes if you need to see recents fonts or not. I suggest to put a "show recent fonts" button the top of the character panel, near the "show recently added", "show activated fonts" buttons. The name of button can be "Show recents fonts". It is that simple. And we again can define the number of recent fonts from preferences panel.

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  7. Locked files on SMB shares (macOS)

    There is a weird file-locking problem when files are opened and saved from/to smb volumes mounted on macOS. If files are saved and closed there is still a locking on the files. So colegues are not able to delete/replace this files. There is no problem if the afp-protocol is used. For this reason we had to disable smb-sharing on our server, because macOS uses smb as default if available. (Illustrator 21.1.0 - but at least from version 19 on)

    4 votes

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  8. AI & Indesign saving slow

    sbh@mifamed.com
    After recent update ai files & indesign files are still saving very slow. We are working from with Phone data or local network issue. Kindly give us fresh new updates so we can save files fast.

    2 votes

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  9. Open, import, save, and export .CGM files

    Illustrator CC advertises compatibility with the Computer Graphics Metafile (.CGM) format.
    While it gives me the option to open a .CGM file, all of the older .CGM files I work with throw an "unknown format" error when I try to open them.
    I would also like an option to save .CGM files.
    Illustrator should include these features.

    6 votes

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  10. Transfer files from Illustrator to Draw

    It's easy to put files onto Illustrator from Draw, but there's no way to put them back in. I'd like to be able to seamlessly go between the two.

    8 votes

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  11. Please support WebP, JPEG XL/XS, HEIC(HEIF), aPNG file formats

    dear illustrator team pleased add support for this file formats in illustrator "WebP, TIFF, jpeg XL, jpeg XS, HEIC(HEIF), aPNG"

    44 votes

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  12. LessTime saving files

    Hello,

    as designers we come across slow process saving in a heavy illustrated files (too many vectors) when these vectors are shifted a bit or edit a text, the file needs to be saved again and it wastes a lot of time.

    The solution here is using the smart technology (adobe sensei) which it will compare the files and saves accordingly -to check if the text has any amendments, and accordingly takes action in the saving process from within- and this tech to be applied on other elements.

    4 votes

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  13. Opening Last opened/recent documents

    Problems opening Last opened/recent documents in Adobe Illustrator

    I teach Adobe Illustrator to around 60 16 year olds.
    When they first open the program & either double click on the image of their last document it often won't open. In fact it often opens another recent file, but not the one they actually have clicked on. The only way round I have found to get up their work is to >window & turn Application Frame off? This is far from ideal & I don't understand why it's suddenly started happening......
    As you can imagine the 16 year olds find…

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  14. USE of .CXF FILES within adobe cc

    As >cxf files will soon be the future of colour communication why do x-rite and adobe not integrate .cxf files with each other. The idea of a .cxf file is to help stabilise colour across various substrates, regardless of background hue, it allows the use of a spectrophotometer to read the colour and match it against a dE tolerance to make sure the colour is within specified range.
    Hence pantone live was born as every pantone book differs in colour, however a .cxf file never changes.

    So pantone want you to use pantone live, which is fine until the colour…

    16 votes

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  15. Allow Batch Actions to work on all open files

    Batch Actions can work on a folder of files but not all open files. Photoshop can do this, why not Illustrator?

    5 votes

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  16. converting Freehand files to Illustrator

    Please Adobe, provide some way to convert Freehand files to Illustrator. You have completely abandoned a generation of designers and artists whose work is now inaccessible since you purchased Macromedia. You know those files will likely be revised in Illustrator...it can only fuel your subscriptions.

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  17. Can't add EPS files to Creative Cloud libraries

    Illustrator CC v. 22.1
    Mac OS High Sierra v. 10.13.4

    When attempting to add an EPS file to a Creative Cloud library (click and drag from Mac finder to open library panel in Illustrator), the library panel indicates that I am "adding multiple files" and when I release the mouse button I get the error message that "bulk uploads are not supported in this file format" (see screenshot attached).

    Currently, it seems the only workaround we have is to place the vector artwork inside an InDesign document, and then drag and drop into the library from there. However, my…

    11 votes

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  18. 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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  19. Disable "save as PDF compatible" as default when saving .AI files

    I do a lot of large signage projects with a lot of imported large PSD files. For years I have pulled my hair out waiting for these files to save, even though the images were linked and not embedded. I finally discovered that if I turn off save as PDF compatible when I save the AI file, it saves a lot quicker! Please turn off the save as PDF compatible default when saving. AI files that are large.

    Also when turning off PDF compatibility in an AI file, it would be nice to still have a finder preview.

    8 votes

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  20. Corrupted files

    I made numerous Adobe Illustrator files (featuring line drawings of clothing) that got corrupted. I had spent a few hours creating my drawings with the Adobe Illustrator software (saving copies along the way) but when I went to open the files to continue working on them they had all corrupted; leaving me with blank documents only showing a rectangular selection box. (Please find two examples attached.)
    Are you able to fix this and/or tell me how to retrieve my files?
    Thank you.

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