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  1. In-line Graphics

    Please allow in-line graphics in text paragraphs, so graphics will move along with the rest of the copy within text. I am working on a lot of signage/wayfinding and the rooms keep getting moved about. Arro symbols and toilet icons have to be positioned manually and it is VERY time consuming. I wish the original artwork had been created in InDesign! Thanks

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  2. We need custom font filters

    We have Favorites in Font Family drop-down list, but that's not enough. Allow us to create our own custom filters and manage them.

    8 votes
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  3. Make an option to show text sections with 'No break' applied to them

    'No break' is a goo thing to have, but it's invisible even when Hidden Characters are on. Make something for those who have to work with text in AI to see these sections

    8 votes
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  4. Introduce a key thaw allows to choose alternate glyphs from popup with keyboard

    While displaying alternate glyphs popup should be an option (vote here: https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/333657-illustrator-feature-requests/suggestions/31896742-let-me-turn-off-the-obnoxious-alternate-glyphs-pop), I found this feature very useful.

    But every time I want to choose one of proposed glyphs I have to move mya hand to mouse and click desired symbol.

    This is nuts. I work with text. Why can I press a key to move focus to this popup, use arrows to navigate to desired one and press Enter to confirm my choice? Why use mouse, when I type?
    Or is it a way already and I just can't find it?

    Please, make a way.

    8 votes
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  5. Creating grid like Indesign

    It would be nice if you could make a table grid like Indesign does. Works faster and easier than in Illustrator.

    8 votes
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  6. Allow TYPE to scale larger than 1296 pts

    Remove the type scale limit of 1296 points.

    8 votes
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  7. Missing Fonts Copy/Paste Font File Name in Resolve Missing Fonts Window

    If Multiple fonts are missing , and all need to be activated in my font management system, I have to type in the search bar the name of the font exactly as it is spelled in order for the correct one to appear. This can be time consuming when a customer has provided multiple fonts with irregular naming conventions.

    Can we have an update that makes the notices in Resolve Missing Fonts window active so it is possible to copy the name of the font exactly as it is being recognized in the program?

    Thanks.

    7 votes
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  8. Let me change reading direction with the vertical text tool

    When using the vertical text tool (which probably was designed for asian scripts) the default textflow is from right to left (as with most asian languages, I guess). It would be need if I could change it to left to right.

    Issue has also been discussed here:
    https://forums.adobe.com/thread/320738

    You can find a file of the desired outcome attached

    7 votes
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  9. Editable text underline feature as available in Indesign

    Illustrator is the industry standard application for the packaging design and artwork industry. I don't think that this was the original plan for Illutsrator but this is now just a fact of life and millions of users around the world in the packaging industry use this day in day out for very technical builds where printer specifications must be taken into account. There are hundreds of features that could be added to make our lives easier as we work the lack of certain features to get it to do what we need. But the most glaring ommision for many of…

    7 votes
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  10. Faux Italics

    It would save time & Photoshop, InDesign, and rich text editors can skew a regular font that does not have an italic weight.

    7 votes
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  11. 6 votes
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  12. Make the Touch Type Tool work both sides

    OK, I'm having this "workflow" issue with the Touch Type Tool.

    I like to be able to move 1 character at a time, rotate, move, scale.

    But I'm a bit annoyed because SOMETIMES, I'd love it to NOT change the text after. So I usually have to reverse-compensate by making negative kerning on the next character.

    See the image attached :
    1. I justified my type between the 2 green margins.
    -> Nice.
    2. I change the H character (scale/rotation)
    -> Getting out of the green margin.
    3. I change the character after (negative kerning)
    -> Back into nice green…

    6 votes
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  13. I'd like to see the transform values of text be accurate to the text rather than the text box

    I'd like to see the transform values of text be accurate to the text rather than the text box. Also so that when I am center aligning text horizontally it will align the actual text and not the text box.

    6 votes
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  14. Stop installing foreign fonts I don't need

    The font list is getting longer and longer, so it seems. Now we have (rather gimmicky if you ask me) Variable fonts.

    I just want to get work done. I live in the Netherlands and I speak Dutch and English.

    I don't speak Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew or Thai so I don't need to have these fonts available. These fonts just clutter my already long font list and make browsing and finding the font I actually need more difficult.

    Solution: check the system in what language it is in and only install fonts which the user can actually use. Offer whatever…

    6 votes
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  15. Type Path behavior like Macromedia Freehand

    While creating type around a circle path, Illustrator is not very intuitive. Back in Freehand we could for ex. just click «Enter» to split the text and bend it to the second half of the circle.
    Unfortunately i don't have a FH installation running anymore.

    PS: The idea came up talkint with Monika Gause :-)

    6 votes
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  16. Fonts not syncing

    Hello, my fonts are showing up after I sync them from Typekit. All off my fonts that I have downloaded are not showing up. Please address. Thank you.

    6 votes
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  17. Enable 2017 functionality of marquee selecting text without exiting text tool

    In 2017 CC Illustrator (and 2016 I believe), I could marquee select text on a text box in scope to edit text. Now in 2018, any time I am working in a text box and click-down outside the scope of the textbox, it immediately exits the text box and creates a new one. This is problematic for me when I am working with text and want to highlight portions of text but need to start the marquee selection outside of the text and drag it in. It results in alot of redundant re-selection and very careful precision to avoid further…

    6 votes
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  18. Marquee Select with text box in scope creates a new text box

    Marquee Select with text box in scope creates a new text box. This did not occur in Illustrator in the last 5+ years that I have been using it. This is relevant for users like me who do more text editing in Illustrator.

    in 2017 and prior, when you had a text box in scope that you were editing text in, you could marquee select the text or portions of it by starting a click outside of the text area. Now, in 2018, this will create a new text box every time. The result is that it is noticeably more…

    6 votes
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  19. eyedropper keeps style of Type for multiple selections

    I wish the eye dropper behaved more like it does in InDesign: If you pick up a type style, you "keep" that style and can apply it to several different text boxes. so if you have a text box with 4 subheads and body copy after each and you want to change all of the subheads to match the first one that you've changed, you could click on the desired style, and then click-drag over each of the subheads carrying the same style to each

    6 votes
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  20. Convert to Type On A Path

    The option to convert point or area type to 'type on a path' would be helpful. Also to be able to use the pen tool to add points on a 'point type path' and by doing so converting it to 'type on a path'. This removes the need to draw the path then add the type.

    6 votes
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