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  1. Gridify in Illustrator

    I would really like to have the same feature as in InDesign, with which you can draw multiple shapes/lines/text frames simply clicking up/down and right/left arrows while creating them: it would be extremely useful when creating patterns of any type in Illustrator. See attached example of a "gridified" hexagons sequence in InDesign.
    Please add that!

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  2. Illustrator not responding can not save files, crashes on two different computers

    Since illustrator 2020 was updated I can not work on it. It's slow, crashes and can not save files. I urgently need this fixed. I range adobe who said it was due to my lap top being only 8 gb of ram and they re set my settings, it became worse. I then tried it on a computer with 16gb of ram and same issue. No one can tell me the problem. I need to complete an important project.

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  3. 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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  4. Linked Image File Name

    Keep File Name on Embedded Images. So many times the file name disappears after the image is embedded and the file is saved. If you have multiple versions of an image it would be helpful to have the file name.

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  5. Please increase the speed with which the new document window loads.

    Please increase the speed with which the new document window loads (File > New...). Users would be better off making a document on their desktops called "new document" and opening it because doing so is soooo much faster than hitting command-N, waiting 20 seconds for the window to eventually open.

    Also, please make the dialogue box that pops up when a file is saving and you want it tell it to close before it is finished close and the document window close when the file has finished saving. There is no reason to leave the notice up to click on…

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  6. Toggle Lasso tool

    When using the direct select tool, use a key modifier to toggle the lasso tool rather than always having to completely switch tools to get the lasso tool.

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  7. An option to ignore locked layers with the eyedropper tool

    At the moment, if you have a locked layer above the layer you are working in, the eyedropper tool selects colors and properties of the top layer - the locked layer - instead of the (unlocked) layer you are working on.

    This causes frustration as every time you want to eyedrops something, you have to make a bunch of layers invisible first.

    If an option could be added to the eyedropper tool, such as "ignore locked layers", this problem would be gone completely and working with Illustrator would be a lot smoother and faster.

    This could be an option under…

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  8. Using a character other than underscore for appending artboard names when exporting files.

    Right now when exporting artboards from an .ai file, illustrator names the file with the original filename and the artboard name, separated by an underscore. I would prefer a dash, as the underscore isn't recognized as a non-word character when double-clicking to select text. Giving the user the able to select the prefix character would solve this problem.

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  9. Add the ability to see recently inserted glyphs.

    Please add a way to see recently used glyphs in the glyphs panel. Something similar to the bottom row of Microsoft Office's "insert symbol" panel. It would be nice if there was a toggle to switch between those glyphs most recently inserted with the Illustrator app regardless of which .ai file they were inserted into and all of the glyphs that have been inserted into the current .ai file (ideally regardless of who inserted them to enable better collaboration).

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  10. I need a destructive clipping mask. I have to save as svg for the laser printer, and the svg shows the clipped area!

    A destructive clipping mask would be nice. I have to save as svg for the laser printer, and the svg shows the clipped area!

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  11. Replace multiple images at once

    It would be very helpful to have identical linked images grouped like in InDesign and hence to be able to replace all instances in one go.

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  12. Poseable figures to aid drawing

    Have a set of virtual human figures - either stick people or in the style of wooden artists’ figures - that can be manipulated into whatever pose you need, then turned into a template layer so you can draw your character over them. Thus helping with poses and dimensions. This would be extremely useful for users who are not trained illustrators.

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  13. Hotkeys for next/previous appearance item

    Appearance is great but can be better.
    To select a fill below current one you have to open palette and click the item you want to change. If there would be a hotkeys for selecting next appearance item above/below (like Photoshop has for navigating Layers) this would boost keyboard freaks like me.

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  14. Illustrator Swatch Panel to behave like InDesign

    Colours should always be global.
    If a colour is deleted, it can be replaced with another.
    Global colours don't get converted to Spot colours when added to CC Library
    Introduce Mixed Ink colours

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  15. Create an Ungroup ALL feature on layer(s).

    It would extremely useful being able to select the artwork on the layer and clicking an ungroup all option This would speed up prepress production especially when there are multiple grouped objects on a layer.

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  16. Removing text style while keeping formatting

    I'd like to be able to remove a text object's style (in other words: unlink the text block from the style), but still keep the text's formatting as is.

    What usually happens is that, when you create new text blocks, for some reason, they automatically get the latest text style applied. If you don't pay attention, then you might create many text objects and format them manually (because they don't need to be linked to any specific style), and at some point, you realize that all these texts are linked to a certain style, and that's not what you intended…

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  17. Multipage PDF export in the Asset Export Panel

    The Asset Export panel is really great and you can export Artboards as PDF but each artboard is a PDF file.

    It will be so great to add a checkbox to export the selected Artboards as a unique Multipage PDF.
    Currently you can export in PDF using Save as… PDF, you have to enter manually the pages ranges and it's not memorized for the next export like in Export for Screens (Asset Export panel).

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  18. In version 24.02 problems with the file information

    Hello, in Illustrator version 24.02 I have problems with the file information. Now the title is not saved anymore, I always have to enter it afterwards via Bridge. Also the creation date is no longer saved in the EPS files. When I enter this via Bridge, I always get an error message: "There is a problem with the file. "

    It would be great if you could change this.

    Gabi

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  19. A tool for Text Selection

    I want a text selection tool similar to lasso select(See the screenshot). It can help to edit text portions in paragraph.

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  20. recorte de Imagen - mejorar funcionalidad

    Crop Image Function

    Sería interesante contar con controles flotantes cuando se hace uso de la herramienta de Crop Image porque uno hace uso de la misma con los márgenes activos de corte pero luego debe confirmar el recorte haciendo clic en boton ubicado en la barra de las propiedades de la la herramienta, generando así una distracción en su uso y pérdida de tiempo.

    Además la herramienta de corte todavía no es inteligente al sugerir cortes y todo el tiempo se debe volver a ajustar el recorte.

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