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  1. Add a UPC barcode Generator

    Add an integrated barcode generator that can produce a wide range of commercial barcodes (UPC, Code 128, ISBN, etc.).

    6 votes
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  2. Guías inteligentes Illustrator

    (Español)Hola! Me gustaría que incluyeran en las próximas actualizaciones una manera que se puedan imprimir las guías inteligentes cuando creas un archivo Illustrator (ai.) y guardas como en (pdf.) Sin la necesidad de ir tirando lineas en el mismo documento que estás trabajando sobre las guías inteligentes. Con el fin de que se vean las guías inteligentes en el documento pdf. Espero que la incluyan, sería una gran mejora.
    (English) Hi, I would like to include in future updates a way that you can print out the Smart Guides when you create an Illustrator file (ai.) and save it as…

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  3. Custom Bleed amount for each Artboard

    Custom Bleed for each Artboard

    Sometimes I have alot of different arboards.. Business cards and Banners.. the business cards need 1/8" bleed but the banners need 1/4"

    being able to customize bleed per artboard would be very helpful

    3 votes
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  4. 3 votes
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  5. 2 votes
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  6. Complete Pantone Swatch Library

    Include the complete Pantone color library in color books instead of having to buy it separately from Pantone.

    2 votes
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  7. Overprint is not maintained after making PDF - separation files are not correct

    When using spot colors to overprint, the PDF files show knockouts in Acrobat. For example, when overprinting a 10% black square over a Pantone square, the result is a knockout, even though the attributes are set to overprint.

    When correcting for this I tried the Transparency feature to make a 10% gray, but the result is an overprint with a screen for each plate where the overprint should occur. (see attached image) The only correct plates were produced by printing a postscript file and using distiller to create the plates. This did not happen is previous versions.

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  8. Best feature proper text completed circle rounded as micromedia freehand MX

    Text completed circle rounded as micro media freehand MX

    Type toolbar insert fonts small, medium, large, huge

    4 votes
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  9. Fix Black Overprints

    Fix the appearance of black overprint so that other colors are visible under solid black when overprint preview is on (unless I'm missing something, this used to work in older versions).

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  10. Adding overprint toggles in the Separations Preview window

    Currently, the overprint toggles are only in the "Attributes" panel but the overprint preview toggle is in the Separations Preview panel. Including overprint toggles in the Separations Preview panel allows the user to see the overprints in the file and toggle off/on any visible overprints prior to exporting/printing. This would save on workspace real estate by choosing to exclude the Attributes panel solely for overprint toggles.

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  11. Saving/Exporting PDF as separate pages

    When saving PDFs, can we have same menu and options as when saving Ai files:
    - separate art-boards into individual files (using range) (InDesign has it)
    - INCLUDE the art-board names with each page
    - please, please, please. We've been using Ai as print files for years, because PDF is lacking this

    2 votes
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  12. 1 vote
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  13. Improve print quality for non-postscript printers on macOS

    When using Illustrator on macOS Computers, the quality (resolution) of documents is lower when printed on non-postscript printers than when printing the same document using Acrobat (this seems not to be the case for Windows).
    The attached file shows the difference between the exact same file printed on the same printer using the same settings. The upper part was printed using Acrobat, the lower part was directly printed with Illustrator.

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  14. Print option to select which artboard(s) to rotate

    I have an illustrator file open with 2 artboards in it. I am trying to print them both on 1 page (double sided). I can do that, however, I am having problems with one side of the page being upside down. Is there a way to fix this; other than manually flipping one of the artboards 180 degrees prior to printing?

    My thought would be to have a feature in Illustrator (& other Adobe programs) in the print dialog box under the orientation section. Utilizing the auto-rotate checkbox, if you uncheck it you could have an option to select which…

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  15. Better Colour Separations

    Illustrator does not print all Photoshop DCS (.eps) colour separations since CS6. It always returns a blank plate.
    As a Screen printer, it would be nice to have seamless colour separations for my RIP.

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  16. Maintaining colour levels between PS & AI on linked files??

    Issue: linked PS(CMYK) file into AI(CMYK) appears in AI with difference colour values from the original PS file.

    Only way around it I was told by Adobe is to directly "open" the PS doc in AI not "place" to maintain the colour values. They also had told me that this is the expect behaviour of the software.

    I feel this is a serious flaw for files for print, I have always used AI to set up my packaging print files and never had an issue I think this must be a recent update.

    Does anyone known of a work around…

    1 vote
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  17. Add a dieline Fold Plugin Similiar to Origami by Appsforlife

    Add a dieline Fold Plugin Similiar to Origami by Appsforlife

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  18. automatic trapping plug-in would be a great step forward.

    An automatic trapping feature, or a plug-in to that effect, would be of great convenience when submitting files for output.

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  19. better handling for Print to Laser Machines

    sending a job "print" to laser machine Illustrator is quite slow and doesn't handle vector and bitmap below 333 dpi.....

    I had to switch to corel draw to be able to "print" vectors @ 0.001 and bitmaps at 250 dpi.... in illustrator it reads vector with at 250 dpi as bitmaps! (dpi should not matter for vectors)

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  20. Remember printer settings with Print Presets

    I have two sets of print settings-- ones that are program specific (Ex: created in Illustrator from the Print Presets window), and ones that are printer specific (Created in the Printer/Setup window within the Print dialog in Illustrator, InDesign, etc).

    In InDesign, if I create a print preset and then, via the Printer window, select an in-printer preset, InDesign remembers this choice and from then on printing with that InDesign preset will ALSO use that in-printer preset. In illustrator, that's not the case: Illustrator retains no memory of in-printer presets when creating in-program profiles, so I have to manually select…

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