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  1. Keep guides and elements in new document profile

    I know we can create new document profiles with custom size and custom swatches and use the profiles to quickly create new new custom documents with repeating specs.

    However either I am doing something wrong or I've missed something, but the guides don't get saved along the artboard size and swatches. Surely keeping the guides should be possible within the same technology? Would love to see this improvement.

    I have searched everywhere for a solution to always having to open an illustrator template file as a workaround.

    Thanks :)

    4 votes
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  2. Don't snap Smart Guides to off-Artboard objects in Trim View

    Don't snap Smart Guides to off-Artboard objects in Trim View

    It's not effective.

    2 votes
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  3. The ability to "Shift Select / Target" Layers

    It would be really nice if you could shift select layers but not like highlight them but actually target them.

    2 votes
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  4. Feedback on Enhaced Cloud Document Feature (in Beta now)

    Now, embed Photoshop cloud documents into your cloud documents and files. You will be able to select your Photoshop cloud documents in a new cloud picker in the Place dialog.

    Track the status of individual cloud documents, through the Cloud Sync icon in your CDO.

    1 vote
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  5. Ability to create a new document

    I want to create a new document and not one from a template. Please add "Create New Bank Document".

    I use this for mobile games and don't think it's fair I have to revert back to Legacy to just create a quick ai file to edit and go.

    1 vote
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  6. Baseline Grid / Set Up Guides

    The ability to set up grid systems for layouts like in InDesign. (Baseline Grid etc.)

    2 votes
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  7. Please allow to turn artboards

    Allow to turn artboards just like vectorial shapes vertically or horizontally, no more having to enter the opposite measures on each size tab.

    2 votes
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  8. Delete unused layers

    Would love to have the possibility to delete unused layers in Illustrator (like you can delete unused colors very quickly).

    e.g. when you have 100 layers and only 10 layers have objects on them, but you don't want to delete every layer manually

    3 votes
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  9. Cannot relink the image

    In the adobe illustrator app, I tried to relink the image but it didn't work, as shown in the videos I posted below. Can you solve this bug, please?

    Thank you

    1 vote
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  10. default units

    I am currently using the 2020 version and i would like to have inches as the default unit. It is not available on this version. I had to contact customer support and they only way is keep documents in inches is when i open a new doc and each time i have to change the unit. There should be a way to have all my docs set up as inches under Units. So general and type in inches and stroke in points is what i would like to see.

    2 votes
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  11. Artboards window: Add search bar. Also, be able to rearrange the actual artboards alphabetically in the document.

    It would be very helpful to alphabetically sort the actual artboard in the document as well as in the artboard window. Search bar would also help with organizing large quantities of artboards.

    Asset Export: Add the ability to select portions of an artboard and have it automatically retain the artboard name when pulled into asset export instead of a generic "Asset xxx" name.

    3 votes
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  12. Guides with option to limit to single artboard

    It would be great to have an option to limit guides pulled out from the ruler to be limited to the currently active artboard - rather than run across the whole canvas. This would avoid unwanted guides falling across every artboard in the document.

    1 vote
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  13. Smart guides to work with artboard

    I suggest enabling smart guides when you work with artboards as well, feels like it should help with workflow.

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  14. Bring back "hide edges" for type within a paragraph

    I used to be able to select a line of type, hide edges, and then view how various fonts looked (without seeing the type bar that show's it's selected). Not being able to do this has greatly slowed down my process. Please bring back "Hide Edges" for selected type within a paragraph.

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  15. Separate rulers for art boards

    Could we get individual rulers per art board. This would make it easier to see spacing and relationships on individual boards.

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  16. always auto alignment / scale to fit to artboard for dragging in assets

    when drag in assets, able to pop up selection to tick, able to remember the settings and able to unable it at preference settings.

    below is the option.

    [ always auto align center artboard ]
    * able to select alignment point for example top left, bottom right etc

    [ always scale to fit artboard ]

    [ always scale to certain percentage ]

    main purpose - to further shorten working time

    Thanks. Adobe.

    2 votes
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  17. Align to...BUTTON

    In a past version of AI, the "align to artboard or selection" was a button rather than a menu. Please bring back the button! I switch between these two options hundreds of times a week and the menu wastes time that adds up.

    Thanks so much always!

    3 votes
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  18. Can we have master artboards for Illustrator, the way we do for In Design??

    I do so much illustration on my projects that it's not practical to use In Design for layout, so I use Illustrator for everything and it's almost perfect. The one thing I find I'm consistently missing is the ability to assign templates to certain artboards (like a master artboard.) I can't use "paste to all artboards" for this, because often I am doing book format with A/B. Sometimes, I'm doing student/teacher guides where the looks need to be differentiated.

    Can we get the ability to assign some artboards to another so that they can update dynamically if we change them…

    1 vote
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  19. New document preset details fields tab order

    When creating a new document in both Illustrator and Photoshop the Preset Details tab order is frustrating. It would make more sense to enter a width in the field then hit tab to go to height field. Currently it tabs from width to units to height.
    I often enter a width hit tab and enter what I think is a height only to find it's sitting on the units dropdown.
    InDesign has this tab order correct and is much more sensible.

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  20. Provide an option for making artboard names visible on the artboard (like when editing artboards). This would be so helpful!

    Provide an option in Adobe Illustrator to show artboard names on the artboard/on top of the artboard (like when editing artboards). This visible naming would greatly help to keep artboards organized in large, multiple artboard files.

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