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  1. Allow Eyedropper tool to copy/apply different things

    Guys, the Eyedropper is an incredibly important tool, whether or not it's "****" by virtue of its age. You haven't updated it in, what, decades? Among the things that it is incapable of copying are:

    • multiple strokes
    • stroke profiles
    • transparency
    • blend modes
    • graphic styles

    Those are extremely common usages/needs. And that's off the top of my head, I'm sure there are many more. Obviously there's no reason this tool shouldn't be able to copy these things! Almost every aesthetic effect that gets added to AI should be reflected in that tool's pickup abilities. Please make this happen already.

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    The Eyedropper tool can work in two modes: basic and extended: basic picks/applies only colors and text. extended allows you operate chosen appearance attributes.

    If you open the tool’s options (by doube-clicking the tool button or hitting Enter while it’s picked), you’ll see that you can check/uncheck two top ‘Appearance’ options and customize attributes to be processed.

    This is not intuitive, but very powerful once you get the concept.

  2. Pulling content (text, etc) from a database into a layered template

    Ideally, it would be advantageous to manage a database of content (like SQL) that could then be linked to content in Illustrator files. In that way, changes to the database such as address could then automatically change in the associated Illustrator files. I don't know if this is something already developed and if so, I'd love to hear more about it. I've heard about the Datamerge function, but I don't quite know all of its capabilities. I'd appreciate any comments on whether that is a viable solution. Thank you.

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  3. Wait for the #Color Code to finish

    I sometimes look up # Color Codes and want to type them in Illustrator. Every time I start typing and click again in another window, Illustrator just fills in the #Code with some '0' and I need to retype the code again. Why dont just let Illsutrator wait for the User to type the code completely? If the user has not typed in 6 letters, the "ok" button would be inactive until the user has finished the code.
    This is very annoying because filling in the 'missing' letters may be good for the software, but is not really user friendly.

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  4. Combining Ai files into one as we can do with PDF

    Some time we need to combine separate files into one for sending to customer or for printing. Idea is to combine separate ai files into one as we can do with Pdf.

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  5. Auto extension saving

    Since 90% of the time, you need to rename or edit a title. It would be a time saver if you could name as well select the correct format directly from the "save as" selection name field. ex: You type image1.png, Then the "format" would automatically change itself to the correct "PNG" format (so you don't need to do that as well). Of course, this would be on all.

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  6. how can i create my canvas in illustrator over 577cm ? seem like it limited

    i was stuck on doing signature board for promotion the size is W 7.5m x H 2.2m.

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  8. You can improve by making it possible to move many files at once form CCLibrary to CCFiles folder. (Now 1 by 1).

    Please make it possible to move all files at once from the Creative Cloud Libraries to the Creative Cloud Files folder. I have made lots of great patterns today with Adobe Capture, when you save them you'll find them in your Library but then I wanted to copy them so I also can work with the files offline (from the CCF folder I can export them to my external HDD) with PS and/or Ai. Now I have found out you must copy them one by one...Only made 45 patterns today...and over time I might create thousands....but not if I have…

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  9. Adobe Illustrator User Interface Auto Rotation

    Wacom Computers, MS Surface, and I'm super several others can use windows auto rotation feature. Photoshop works fine with it, but Adobe Illustrator (even in touch workspace) just doesn't want to rotate the UI to portrait mode for some reason.
    It wouldn't be that horrible, or there was at least a manual button to rotate the user interface... But even that doesn't exist.
    Please, please, please add UI auto rotation to Adobe Illustrator.

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  10. transform again tool glitch

    In Adobe Illustrator, I use the transform again tool a lot during my day to day and seemingly recently, it hasn’t been affecting live or outlined type* when it will affect any other regular object. Has anyone come across this on their own or know how to fix it? It will continue to transform the text if you scale up or down as well repeating moves but when scaling objects to certain sizes using the guides and then replicating the same growth on the text object doesn’t work.

    I’ve tried ungrouping, releasing the compound path, tried intersecting the shapes, the…

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  11. Make it easier to use the color in paint bucket. it defaults to greyscale and hard to find way out of that. it should just be intuitive.

    JUST MAKE IT EASY TO USE

    I just want to get things done quick. why will an image we import to vectorize automatically be greyscale? AND WHY DO YOU MAKE IT HARD TO FIND HOW TO GET COLOR IN THERE??????

    old forum articles are obsolete, so why not just make it easier to use in the first place

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  12. Drag and snap by specific point

    Sometimes I want to drag a specific point of a path and move it to another specific part of another path but Illustrator makes it difficult to do it precisely. I wish it was easier to do that without having to create more anchor points.

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  13. Cannot save eps with opaque background

    Cannot save eps with opaque background. Have transparency set to Opaque. Have save as EPS options set to Opque background. Will only save with transparent background.

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  15. In the "Export for Web" menu, i feel a .ai option would be cool

    I'd love to be able to export all at once:
    png
    jpg
    psd
    svg
    and ai, without having to use seperate menus, this'd be awesome as it'd save me alot of time

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  16. colour changing options

    Hi, I was wondering if there is anything I can set up in illustrator so I can... type a sentence and each letter in the sentence be one of 6 different colours so if it was to say... Mrs Barrington the letters would be

    M- red
    r - yellow
    s - green
    b - pink
    a - purple 

    r - orange
...etc


    I have looked on google several times and can't see anything saying it already has this capability? At present, I use the eyedropper to change each individual letter!

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  17. Allow snapping to objects that are masked out and also make opacity mask objects visible in outline mode

    For example, if you draw a large box and place it completely inside a small box so that all four corners of the larger box are masked out, then try to drag a guide it will only snap to the smaller clipping mask, the guides wont snap to the larger box unless you hide or release the clipping mask. Also, as an additional feature I think it would be of benefit if when inside the opacity mask, when you go to outline mode you could then see the objects within the mask.
    Supporting videos below
    https://youtu.be/mdtJwudauVY
    https://youtu.be/Z9qIvFQ9RBQ

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  18. Blob brush ability to do smaller size and make it more interactive.

    I often need a blob that is smaller than 1 point. The ability to go smaller would be wonderful!

    I use it a lot to "paint" wispy caligraphic lines.

    I often use the bursh with equal width and height because any other setting slows me down as I change the angle I "paint in". If there was a way to interact without going back to the dialogue box it would be more efficient. It is slow and "clunky" otherwise.

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  19. A polygon option for a Pen Tool

    Recently I've noticed that I'm missing one option – switching off the Bezier anchors by the pen tool. I would like to draw a continuously (joined) straight line, without accidentally changing it into a bezier curve. While drawing fast with a Wacom pen or with a mouse, it's easy to move the cursor before jumping to the next place and thereby, by accident pull the Bezier handle and proceeding a curve. I use Affinity Designer on iPad and there exists an option for the pen tool – a polygon. I'm looking for something similar that in Illustrator.

    I woud be…

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  20. <critical bug> can open same file. that means lose data anytime.

    This is critical bug and cause my job lost many times. When I using illustrator with unsaved, I can open same file . That means I can lose the data. I remember there were alert if I open same file or can not open for old version.
    For example, Photoshop can not open same file if I use the data. So photoshop does cover this issue. Please fix this bug asap !! Thank

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