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  1. Place files via drag-n-drop but still allow options to be selected before placement.

    If we want to place a page of a multi-page PDF into an AI file, we have to do so using the File->Place menu with Options checked. It would be nice to be able to simply drag the PDF onto the AI document and have the option dialog open so we can choose which page to place.

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  2. brush tool

    When drawing a complex shape with the brush tool it just stops working after a certain amount of time. Im not sure if it is because it has used too many points to make the shape or what, but its very frustrating. FIX YOUR PROGRAM PLEASE.

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  3. Merge and tile collection of images

    Collections of images should be able to be merged into one image and tiled. That would make it a lot easier to make patterns.

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  4. Anyone know the difference between a Paragraph Return ^p vs Forced Line Break ^n

    Adobe says they made a purposeful change to Illustrator's Text Selection features. What do you think? Feature change or a unintended bug/change?

    I suspect most users never use a forced line break, or know much about it.
    So this illogical change in text selection to skip over selection just a line and jumps to a whole paragraph will never be seen. Doubt there was a user Feature request to change this also.

    Illustrator 2018 changed how text is selected with triple clicks and using UP/Down Arrows.

    A simple return/enter is a ^p, paragraph return.

    A Shift-Return is a ^n, forced…

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  5. Adobe color themes bug

    The "Open Color Themes Panel" button in Swatches opens a broken panel that cannot be resized to see it's web view. It can only be resized vertically. Seems like it went unchecked and shipped.

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  6. Sometimes when I use the Shift (m) tool, I get duplicate layers. Is there a tool to only select the top layers and delete bottom layers?

    Sometimes when using the shift (m) tool, I delete out centers of objects, and then it creates multiple layers as duplicates. I must put a stroke on the top layer so that It can be cut out by my plotter. Well if there are duplicate layers, then all the layers get the same stroke, and then my plotter cuts multiple cut lines. Is there a tool to only highlight the top showing layers, and delete any duplicate layers underneath?

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  7. Artboard Resizing

    Would like to be able to resize the artboards in both directions with a preview.
    I'm sometimes having an issue where I can't resize the artboard in both directions x & y. Also now there is no preview for this operation like in previous versions.

    CC18
    Windows 10 - all updates

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  8. Block no selected objects

    Hi there,

    I would like to ask adobe for:

    Some kind of hotkey which block/freeze "no selected objects" so when you are working you don't worry about select/move/delete other objects by mistake.

    Also very helpful when you are selecting those tiny anchor points.

    For 2017 christmas please ;-)

    Thanks,
    Marco B.

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  9. Deactivate unused functions

    An option to deactivate unused functions. In that way we could not only deactivate keyboard shortcuts (which it's already doable), but also speed up loading times and work flow.

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  10. shaper tool eraser bug

    When I scribble over an extra line with the shaper tool the line disappears. if I copy/paste or move the object, the line reappears. its really frustrating that I cannot copy and paste my drawing and makes the shaper tool useless for me. any way to fix this? attached is what i cant copy and paste

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  11. dashed line gap size

    please allow the gap size to be completely variable. right now max gap is 13.88". This feature would be useful for putting grommet marks on banners, normally 24" spacing but can be many different spacings ( but not on the same banner). Thanks Bob

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  12. Easier (or any) control over objects in layers

    When in a layer I create an object, I need to be able to access it easily and control its order in the layer window. so my suggestion is:
    right click also allows selecting an object - like in photoshop
    A function that allows me to choose 2 objects and arrange their order - right now we need to press move back until you get to the correct order, it's very frustrating

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  13. When it will be fixed question.

    Dear Developers of Illustrator CC and Management team, i have seen the list of all of your pretty names in about illustrator section and can now play "How many Kumars worked on the latest version" game. It may be different in your culture and menthality, like you have more patience, tolerance, you think strategically and working on the long term goals or such. But why do you think that a half cooked curry should taste as good as propery cooked? Why for the heavens sake do we have to spend more time working as your Quality Assurance, and have a…

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  14. Tracing with machine learning or something similar

    My question is: Is there is any program or chance that the illustrator trace will use less points and be more accurate?
    I love using the illustrator and I love tracing pictures with hand, but sometimes I just don't have the time or the energy to do it manually and the available trace solution is just not 10/10 for die cut lines and sometimes logo recreations (when the customer can send only a 100x100 pixel file, because of reasons).
    If there was a chance you made something that would check, analyse, and learn from my (and other volunteers') manual tracings…

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  15. Slices

    I have created a logo and it saves in slices, and at one point in it's own folder, which I didn't ask it to do, I don't want that. Also the Illustrator program is to big, it falls off the screen at times and Photoshop is to small, I need a magnifying glass can they both be fixed so they can fit properly on the screen. Also now and then all the colors in swatch window disappears.

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  16. List of fixes

    I use CC2018 behind a firewall, and don't have access to "Check for updates" menu option. Adobe used to post a list of fixes that were in a new version or patch (for most Adobe apps).
    I cannot find such a list anywhere, but I need to know what patches are available, and what is fixed, so I can request updates from IT department as appropriate.

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  17. Allow to see full name past artboard extent

    The artboard name is restricted to the size of the artboard, which truncates the name and makes it illegible. Better logic would be to only shorten the name if it collides with another artboard name.

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  18. CC subfolders not visible when opening files

    Currently if you organise AI. iles into project folders within your local CC folder, these subfolders aren't visible when opening in AI. Libraries offers the ability to categorise assets / files into project folders that are visible making it super easy to find specific files. I know there is a search feature but, with hundreds of assets, being able to have multi level folder structure visible when opening AI files from local CC folder would be awesome.

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  19. If an active text area is way off-screen, end text entry and treat keyboard input as shortcuts.

    If you have been typing in a text area and pan away somewhere else, continuing to type results in the view port being dragged part of the way back to the active text area with the first key stroke and the rest of the way on the second.

    Typing into an off-screen text area is almost always a mistake for me and usually results in a text area that is now empty except for a Space, V, T or A character from my most common keyboard shortcuts. I'd prefer if it just registered that I probably didn't want to type…

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  20. Give Illustrator stand alone software buy.........

    You really should let ppl buy standalone software like Photoshop and Premiere is now..

    WTF not with Illustrator? and the other softwares...

    I won't be using it much so paying under a subscription is too much....

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