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  1. Find and Replace text across open files

    Find and replace text across all open files, a timesaving function that's been part of InDesign for a long time.

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  2. Export artboards from illustrator to a single, multi- artboard photoshop file

    Export an illustrator file (with multiple artboards and layers) to photoshop (as a single, multi- artboard psd file).

    Currently illustrator exports multiple, separate.psd files.
    You then need to copy and paste from individual files into a multi- artboard .psd file.

    If the above idea is integrated, it would make bringing screen layouts into into xd for prototyping UIs much easier.

    20 votes

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  3. Automation when opening multiple identical files for adjustments

    Have 5 identical DXF files that need to be opened at the same scale (1-1 mm) centered on a 12 x 24 artboard and saved out as PDF. Some way to record this like an action so that when the second file is opened the scale, rulers and save as options are preserved, and perhaps the save to location. Process perhaps 300 such files per year and this would be a huge time saver. Even if only a single file it would be nice to have some persistent parameters that could be set when opening a file such as always…

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  4. Sharing a Batch of Files for Feedback & Review

    The new 2022 features include the ability to share a single document and get feedback within the CC software from other contributors on any internet browser. Please add the ability for users to share multiple files at a single time. I need to be able to send a batch of files for review.

    Thanks!

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  5. Restoring the CAD tree-view when importing DXF files.

    Before version 25.1, when importing DXF files created with a CAD software (Solid Edge), each part of an assembly was recognized by Illustrator (1 part = 1 layer).
    This is not the case anymore since version 25.1. The last version in which it works is version 25.0.1

    2 votes

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  6. Show "proxy" preview on placed PDF files instead of hi-res

    Just like you have "proxy" link for placed Photoshop.eps files - apply the same feature for PDFs. When PDFs are placed in IL as links, no-one needs hi-res preview of PDFs which causes super sluggish performance of IL. Anything you do in IL, is being slow cause that hi-res preview is on all the time. This feature allows you to place super big files (gigabytes) and handle them with ease. I just wish you can do this with PDF. All Adobe needs to do is use PDF thumbnail (option).

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  7. File synchronization fails for ai files saved with CC 2018

    I sync my files across several computers using Unison (an rsync command line tool). Since updating, .ai files will not synchronize. I am running macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 and CC 2018 v 22.0.0 on the computers that I am syncing.

    Steps to reproduce:
    1. make ai file. A4 RGB layout with one text item. Save.
    2. run Unison.
    3. synchronization fails with message that the ai file does not exist on the other computer because it could not be renamed from the tmp version of the ai file that unison pulls from the other computer.

    Not sure if this is…

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  8. Master Illustrator File Placed in Multiple Illustrator Files OR Export Selected Layers Palette

    In my line of work, we often time work in one single Illustrator file that has one basemap then multiple layers with each showing a specific thing separate from the other layers. However this gets tedious when exporting files where you have to select the layers you want, export as it's own name, deselect those layers and select the next batch of layers, export those under their own name, deselect those layers etc.

    What would be great is if Illustrator had the ability to have something like a Master Layer that can bring in a basemap Illustrator file to have…

    3 votes

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  9. Disable scale stroke on placed CC files

    We would like to have the option to disable the scaling of stroke in placed (linked) CC library files. Ie. if we scale the placed file 200% the stroke of the object in the file stays at 1pt instead of increasing to 2pt.

    We have a CC library with a large component library with various electronic and mechanical components. These components should always look exactly the same, but sometimes they need to be scaled. When they are scaled they need to keep the original stroke weight in order to look the same as the other placed components. Since there…

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  10. 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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  11. Status bar for when files save

    Illustrator will not let you save as if it's saving. You basically get a message that says the file is saving and to try again after the process is complete. Yet there is no status bar, so you have to keep trying (guessing) until it's done. Photoshop at least shows a save status bar and also will do the next task automatically when it's done saving.

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  12. Cannot open .ai files after update. Windows 10

    After new October update for Illustrator CC 2019, I can no longer open .ai files? I get the 'how to you want to open this file?' window appear.

    If I right click .ai file > properties > opens with, change. and select the correct Illustrator it still does not change!

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  13. File Specific "Export For Screen" Settings (mainly location)

    As a designer with multiple files,
    I want the ability to set the export for screens folder per file,
    So that I don't have to constantly relocate the location of the output for each file I open up. It would be helpful to get **** done.

    • When exporting a file the location identified for the first time is saved for subsequent times I access to export.
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  14. Batch import of .ase files directly to the swatches palette

    For example, if I have a dozen .ase files from different colleges, opening them one by one and adding them to my swatches takes time. I'd rather put them into a folder and have Illustrator import them all. Having them import as Color Groups should be kept.
    I'd like to be able to do this.
    Swatches > Open Swatch Library > Other Library > [folder name]
    Every .ase file in that folder should open up/be imported in my swatches palette. Bam! I'm done!

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  15. Suddenly I can't seem to open or create new files in Illustrator.

    when I tried to launch and run my ai files and trying to create new files, the application will just hang and nothing happens. I've uninstalled and re-install but the problem is still the same. It was still working fine 2 days ago. I need a solution fast because I have deadlines to meet!

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  16. Correctly include vector objects from previous Illustrator version files

    A customer file created in CC 15 MAC and (according to tech support) using a CS/3 template does not open properly in CC 18. a group of objects appear as a missing linked file rather that the actual objects. However CS/5 opens the file and placed the vector objects inside a clip mask properly, allowing access to the vector path information. Why would CC18 not have the same capability? Worse, why would it confuse the issue stating a linked file is missing? The vector info is obviously in the file (since it appears in CS/3 and CS/5, get that info…

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  17. Recent updates have made working with type more difficult

    Using type in illustrator used to be a breeze. Now it seems you need near pixel-perfect accuracy to highlight or to select the type box. Often now you will just end up creating a new type box when trying to highlight type already present. Honestly, it worked great before whatever update changed this and now it's somewhat irritating to use. It's not a major issue really, but sometimes the old 'if it isn't broken, don't fix it' advice should be heeded.

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  19. Dear Team, Need AI can save files faster when we all are working homes, in a lower network speed.

    Adobe AI getting more slower in the aspects of saving even small files, when we all are working from home till now, it should be save much faster our files and can save some backup files even.

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  20. PNG 16bit color

    Can't place RGB 16bit .png files - only 8bit works…

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