Feedback on New Snap to Glyph(s) Functionality (in Beta now)
New Glyph snapping feature is available in Beta now.
Snap to glyph(s) allows quick and precise alignment around contours of live text without the need of creating outlines or reference guides. You will see smart snapping guides for words and a line by default. You can also enable a single glyph mode by right-clicking on the targeted glyph.
We have tried to provide as many important smart guides as possible without cluttering the workspace. We would love to hear your candid feedback. Please provide your feedback on this thread. This will be actively monitored by the Illustrator team. If you don't have access to Beta please drop a note to me at: kotwal at Adobe dot com.
This feature has been released in 24.3. Please update to the latest version to use this feature. We would love to hear your feedback.
11. When I disable 'Tight Bounds' option, snapping to baselines (it's on) in multi-line point text stops working.
10. It is still active when I disable the option (View > Snap to Glyph(s)). I have Smart guides on and Snap to point off, and it still snaps to tightbounds and glyph points.
Oh, yes! My precious feature is finally here! I'm so glad that A) you picked it up, B) it works as intended from the get go, C) you managed to solve all the possible issues we discussed. You even picked the color for guides I proposed, green!
1. You should definitely think about Snapping panel, that would combine all snaps options we would now have.
2. You should make hover hints when you hold cursor over the options. It's great that you decided to have Secondary lines as a separate option, but it's not self-explanatory. I kind of knew what this could be, but still had to spent 15 seconds testing it.
3. If you have secondaries and points off (and all other options on), and you have a line 'Lorem', starting with a capital, you won't be able to snap to the x-height!
4. What it you highlight glyph points with green too? This would indicate their 'liveness' more, because otherwise users can think that they have their text accidentally outlined.
5. Secondary lines should have a caption and indicate a point that is used for snapping. For example, if you have it snapping to 's' top arc, place a cross at the top point of it (right now cross is placed on the left edge)
6. Sometimes green captions overlay default magenta ones (usually it's 'tightbound'+'intersect'). I think you could omit one in these cases, but not sure which one.
7. I think secondaries should be off by default, and points on (but with green captions!). When you have points on, you just don't need secondaries that much — of course, in case when the font have proper tangent points.
8. Tightbound applies to every line — great!
9. Well, I think that you can leave magenta as magenta for glyph points, but try to highlight a glyph still in green (yes, I remember that I voted against it, it's just in case if you cant' make green for points work)
That's all for now. I will continue to test it. Again, my thanks to the team for making it real. I'm so proud of it! Along with the height options this would be a thing that really makes changes.
But don't forget about bugs ;)