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  1. Fix warp type effects

    This has probably be stated before, but has long been an issue with warping text. It plain sucks, especially on an arc unless you use the type on a path tool.

    Many moons ago there was a plug-in called Kai's Power Tools, KPT Vector Tools. It worked perfectly with one click and than for those that know Kai the creator vanished and updates were never made. It stopped working at Illustrator 9 for me.

    I am sure at Adobe there are many programming geniuses that can make the current warp effects work much better.

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  3. Transparency modes for coloured fonts in AI (Fontself Plugin)

    Hi, I'm using Fontself in Illustrator. I designed a coloured typeface, all is good so far but when I type a text, and try to apply the multiply mode in transparency when selecting the text, nothing really happens as it would happen with any normal font (please see screen capture for reference). Is there any way to integrate this feature in Illustrator, where we can adjust letters' transparency and transfer modes of coloured fonts?
    Thank you

    5 votes
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  5. Allow the user to choose artboards for spell check

    Allow the user to choose artboards for spell check, every time I make new changes it scans the complete document. If the user knows which artboard needs spell check or which range would be easy for people like me who suck at writing correct spelling.

    5 votes
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  6. Text selection

    If I have a text box selected and switch to the text tool, why does Illustrator assume I want to select a non-selected text box to edit text in? It should prioritize the selected text box over non-selected text boxes.

    5 votes
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  7. Installing new fonts don't automatically list in Illustrator unless I restart the App.

    Hi there,

    When I activate a new font in my font management app (in this case FontExplorer), the font doesn't show up in Illustrator. I have to quit Illustrator and reopen it in order to see the new font. In the past I didn't have this issue only in recent updates to Illustrator. Is there a way to fix this?

    Thanks so much

    5 votes
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  8. Auto-adjust text box to text

    In the past, with Freehand, we could to do that by clicking on the bottom corner right of the text box.
    Recover that would be a good idea.
    Thanks!

    5 votes
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  9. Cant add gradient tool on type

    why cant i add gradient to a font ?

    5 votes
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  10. Please give us the option to remove all the Asian and Arabic fonts from the font menu

    Please give us the option to remove all the Asian and Arabic fonts from the font menu - Most of us using western alphabets never use them! Why should they clutter our font menu?

    5 votes
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  11. Insertion point should remain solid when using arrows to move through text.

    If you have text and you use the arrows to move through characters, the insertion point continues to blink. This isn't how it works by default anywhere else in OSX, and means that you either count key presses and characters to keep track of where it is, or you wait for it to flash to see where you currently are.

    This slows down workflow and breaks user expectations by deviating from OS behavior.

    5 votes
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  12. Paste unformatted text

    Please add a way to paste text from the clipboard without any formatting. Currently, I have to paste the text into a text editor to remove formatting and then copy/paste back into Illustrator. In other programs, this command is typically CMD-SHIFT-V, it would be nice if the same command could be used in AI for this functionality.

    4 votes
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  13. Paragraph rules

    Please add paragraph rules, like InDesign. This would make creating nutrition facts on package designs much easier than having to manually draw them.

    4 votes
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  14. Start editing text hotkey

    Whenever I want to edit a text, I have to pick a Text tool an click it, or double-click it with a Selection tool. Why would I need to click a text which is already selected?

    Please, make Ctrl+Enter start editing selected text, as PS does now. If several text objects are selected, use topmost, or closest to the screen's center or cursor or give people an option to choose.

    4 votes
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  15. Copy the 'Indent to here' command from InDesign

    'As it says on the tin'

    So many times you start out creating a graphic and you're in two minds whether to use Illustrator for it's superior vector tools, or InDesign for its superior type control.

    When I need to quickly add a couple of bullets it would be so much easier if I could fake the tab stop of the first line with an em dash and then an 'Indent to here' (Ctrl+) so that any wrapped text is quickly brought into line.

    4 votes
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  16. Special characters like in InDesign

    It would be reat to have special characters (especially hyphens and white spaces) like in InDesign... and that they work just as good. So far, for example, the "nonbreaking space" doesn't always react well when the text is justified.

    4 votes
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  17. Resize text to fit text box

    Have an option for the text to adjust to the size of the text box for longer text for variable input purposes.

    4 votes
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  18. Let us Favourite fonts during font search

    Right now you can favourite fonts, but only during browsing fonts normally. If you search for fonts there is no favourite column in the results.

    4 votes
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  19. Copy/pasting text from illustrator into other text editors

    I can't copy text from illustrator and paste into Word, gmail, Notes, Google Docs... anything! It makes it so I have to retype everything which is insane. I used to be able to copy from illustrator into other text editing tools. Why not anymore?

    4 votes
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  20. Spell checking

    I typed a new paragraph in a 10 page brochure and wanted to spell check the new paragraph alone. It is not happening. Spell check start from the beginning of the document taking my time. Is it a bug?

    4 votes
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