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  1. Import artboards into InDesign from Illustrator and vice versa.

    Requestiog a function for importing artboards from InDesign to Illustrator and vice versa into Master Boards

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  2. wrap art for artboards to create seamless art tile textures

    the same way in photoshop one can simulate art wrap with the image offset filter

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  3. 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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  4. Artboard working colour

    It would be great it were possible to set a 'working' background colour for artboards e.g. upon export of the image / artboard it would default back to transparent or white (depending on output format).

    Having worked through creating a number of white icons, you can get around it by manually drawing in background and turning the visibility off, but if there was an option on the artboards palette to do this, it would be much easier.

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  5. Snap document window to artboard size

    In Photoshop, when you have a document open you can drag the window bigger/smaller, revealing the 'canvas' around your document.

    If you then use 'CMD -' or 'CMD +' to zoom in or out of the document, the actual document window snaps back to the size of your PSD.

    Illustrator acts differently - if you zoom in or out, the document window itself remains the same size - you just see more of less of the document's canvas around your artboard. It's a pain, as if you have several documents open that you want to be able to see at…

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  6. Please consider resizing second artboard (14,400 x 14,400) on video presets

    While the second artboard on the video presets is incredibly useful so imported art doesn't get cut off in After Effects, it is unnecessarily large. I can't imagine that anyone is actively storing art to be animated from off screen 7,000 pixels above or below the main artboard. Many people think this artboard is a mistake, but it would be far more useful if it were about 3000x3000 in a 1920x1080 document. Hitting Cmd/Ctrl+1 to "Fit Artboard to View" often zooms out to show the gigantic artboard because it is automatically selected any time you click outside of the main…

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  7. Allow a new feature to resize workspace so the page doesn't get hidden behind the dock

    Several of us on Adobe Forums experience the same issue for many years. Often times the workspace window gets hidden behind the dock, or even below the visible area of the monitor, there is currently no way to adjust this. I am trying to resize the window of my current workspace and I cannot. Bottom right corner not visible. It's a shame that after 18 years of using this application we still have basic issues like this. Please fix this as soon as possible. Thank you so much.

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  8. SVG code for current document visible in non modal view

    When fine-tuning SVG files, the ergonomics of the workflow are far less than optimal. This is especially problematic because SVG supports only a subset of what is possible in Illustrator.

    A round trip to some other app, or viewing code via the export modal feels awkward and is certainly time-consuming. Worse, it takes me away from the main Illustrator editor where my art is actually visible/editable.

    Can't we have a panel which shows the SVG code 'live', without having to visit the file menu. It need not be an editable code view, but 'pretty printing' and perhaps code folding would…

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  9. Outline mode does not work - CC 2019 (v 23.0.2)

    The outline mode does not work ... Illustrator freeze in outline view... and dosent remove colors from outlined layer objects? ...
    And when i close the documet, then - for a split second - I get to see the outline mode, before the document closes.

    Hope you can a fix to this problem ... Thanks c",)

    NB - Found a older post with a similar description to the problem that i have:
    https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/601447-illustrator-bugs/suggestions/33790492-outline-mode-does-not-work-i-have-illustrator-cc

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  10. Outline mode does not work - CC 2019 (v 23.0.2)

    The outline mode does not work ... Illustrator freeze in outline view... and dosent remove colors from outlined layer objects? ...
    And when i close the documet, then - for a split second - I get to see the outline mode, before the document closes.

    Hope you can a fix to this problem ... Thanks c",)

    NB - Found a older post with a similar description to the problem that i have:
    https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/601447-illustrator-bugs/suggestions/33790492-outline-mode-does-not-work-i-have-illustrator-cc

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  11. Could we have the standard paper sizes larger than A3 for artboards

    Could we have the standard paper sizes for artboards?
    I often need larger than A3 and although I can input myself it would be quicker to have a s standard

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  12. artboard size fit

    It would be great if Illustrator created a new artboard to fit copy and paste elements - as done when you copy to clipboard and paste in photoshop. It would be helpful when need ing to create multiple illustrator files ( say logo variations, or icons etc) instead of having to manually resize the artboard/page size

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  13. Export from multiple selected layers with layers containing multiple art boards.

    Now we can only export the multiple art boards on one layer at a time. Please make it possible to select more than one layer and export those to files.

    It would save a ton of time when we have multiple images to export from like dartboards stacked up on multiple layers.

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  14. better selection

    It would be nice if I did not have to 'click' on a symbol or text numerous times to select it.

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  15. Document setup with two or more measurement units

    I often work in both imperial and metric on documents, such as having a box be seven inches, but the minuscule die line details cut up in millimeters. So, it would be great if the Transform pallet displayed both, rather than one or the other.

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  16. Move Hidden Layers with Parent

    I can't Move Hidden layers, groups, and objects if they are part of a group. Even if I click the targe icon, nothing hidden selects.

    Sincerest apologies to those familiar with the workflow in Illustrator but coming from photoshop it is mind-boggling that a Parent object does not move its children along with it just because they are invisible.
    Photoshop handles this exactly as one would expect and moves hidden items. Just because I can't see it doesn't also mean that it behaves as if locked.

    Context: when building a character for Character Animator a very complex grouping structure exists…

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  17. Go to element in layer panel

    When working in a complex file, I'd like to be able to select an element and go straight to its layer in the layers panel. This would allow me to quickly lock layers and whole folders as necessary.

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  18. Changing Artbord from Portrait to Landscape: move and rotate object

    Changing Artbord from Portrait to Landscape do not rotate object correspond to artboard position.

    That can be helpful if we hav many objects on artboard

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  19. How to open multi-page pdf in Illustrator on their newly-created artboards

    Hello,
    I have to place multi-page pdf's on a daily basis at work. The File, Open command let's me choose a pdf file and select which pages to open in Illustrator. It even has the option of opening them as links. This is great! Now, would it be possible to have Illustrator create artboards and populate them with pages from the pdf file? Perhaps through a dialog box? Thank you for your time!

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  20. Create Working Version or Working Artboard

    Often times when working on a Logo or Design Project, I create type that I eventually turn into outlines for the final artwork -- and what my clients receive. It would be very convenient to have an Artboard within the document that does not print nor show up in a PDF, but remains in the native file. It would allow for "instant typography fixes" within the same document and a true "working" file during design phase.

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