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  1. Create Working Version or Working Artboard

    Often times when working on a Logo or Design Project, I create type that I eventually turn into outlines for the final artwork -- and what my clients receive. It would be very convenient to have an Artboard within the document that does not print nor show up in a PDF, but remains in the native file. It would allow for "instant typography fixes" within the same document and a true "working" file during design phase.

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  2. Select elements of a compound object in the Layers panel

    I don't understand why a compound object can't be expanded in the Layers panel to reveal its elements, and let me select and manage them. Just like I can see and select elements in a (clip) group, and cat go to into isolation mode with a compound. What's the rationale to prevent this ?

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  3. file name change automatically

    wish to export file asper artboard size/color/...(option to provide file details in file name)
    eg: if artboard size 1x1 inch and 3x4, once we exporting the file to some where the file name will be became "filename1x1 inch01", "filename3x4 inch02",
    This is very easy for people who working with multiple artboard in a single file

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  6. Show artboard user-assigned names and numbers when exporting/saving

    When saving as a PDF (and other similar activities) the dialog box will allow you to filter to certain artboards using their numbers. However if you're using lots of artboards it can be difficult to know which artboard to select. I usually have to go back through the document, activate the artboard tool to see the names, make notes of the number, and then resume my export/save. How about adding the user-assigned name along side the artboard numbers in the dialog filter. Or possibly have a list of artboards (like the artboards panel) and simply check boxes for exporting.

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  7. Customize suffix for duplicated artboards

    It would be great if the user could choose which suffix will be used for duplicated artboards. Instead of
    MyArtboard copy
    MyArtboard copy copy

    should be

    MyArtboard 1
    MyArtboard 2
    MyArtboard 3

    or

    MyArtboard A
    MyArtboard B
    MyArtboard C

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  8. New document

    T-Shirt Layout
    Car/Truck Layout
    Shoe Layout
    Others...
    ...It's not only paper and web!

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  9. (Also for Indesign). Alignment groups

    Please add feature to add an item to a group, but not have it factor into movement when Aligning.
    Ie I have an item/group of items, and a Trademark symbol. Suggested new feature would Add the Trademark symbol to the group, but when aligning this new group the Trademark feature is not factored into positioning.

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  10. Paste on all artboards/paste special Dialogue

    I would like to suggest expanding paste on all artboards command into a dialogue box. It could be really helpful in print designs having multiple artboards.


    1. Currently the command pastes the selected objects on all artboards present in the document, even the one they are copied from.
      in order to not have to delete duplicates manually you could make this new dialogue box show the list of artboards with check boxes which allows users to select which artboards to paste on.


    2. paste a library asset on selected artboards.


    3. like in flash/animate two open files could use each others library panel, …

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  11. Asset Export Incorrectly Clipping

    If you create a filled rounded rectangle with a 1 pt border, add it to the Asset Export panel and export, the end result is noticeably clipped. Even though the shape may be aligned to be pixel perfect and the stroke aligned so that it should be inside, the output shows the frame is now non uniform in terms of stroke width.

    If you didn't use stroke, you probably won't notice the inaccuracy.

    See the attached image and the edges are clearly truncated.

    Says there are some fundamental alignment issues that need to be addressed.

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  12. Allow variable instances of symbols (or imported ai)

    I feel that the reason so many UI projects go Sketch instead of Illustrator is due to componentization of elements throughout the document in collaborative environments.

    I feel that Illustrator has much more power and could be used the same way, if only a few features were added.

    One of the most important is allowing the use of symbols as UI elements by enabling variable fields.

    Currently, I could make a component and save it as a symbol - but if I was to use it in multiple places, then I would need certain fields to be altered.

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  13. Add option when creating New View to opt out from changing zoom level

    The custom Views is a godsend for complex artwork, but sometimes it would be nice to keep the zoom level and toggle only the Layers settings (visibility, lock status, etc). So either an option when saving the custom View, or a program-wide preference setting would be highly appreciated. In this way, the request for a layer visibility toggle shortcut could also be partially addressed.

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  14. Show all tabs when switching to fullscreen mode

    When switching to Full Screen Mode I can only see the document I'm working with. Why not show all the open documents like tabs?

    I don't understand why the tabs disappear just because I'm switching to fullscreen.

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  15. To be able to make Illustrator a 3D drawing software as well.

    I want to be able to have a 3D view of the artwork, because illustrator is based on paths I thought rather that it would be cool to navigate it in 3D.

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  17. データの「情報を見る」で見れていた作成時のバージョンが見れなくなった。

    macユーザーです。イラストレーターCC2018 にアップグレードしたところ、今までデータファイルの「情報を見る」で見れていた作成時のバージョンが見れなくなりました。お客様とのやりとりでバージョンをお客様それぞれに合わせてダウングレードしていたので、簡易的に確認ができないと不便です。他に同様のアプローチができるようになっていたら教えていただきたいです。

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  18. Create new artboard within other artboard with Shift key gone in 2018

    Just switched to Illustrator 2018. In 2017 I could create a new artboard on top of another artboard by holding down the shift key and dragging with the Artboard tool. This doesn't work anymore. I can create a new artboard outside of the existing one, but I need to create multiple artboards within one main artboard. I can create a vector box where I want them all, then go to Artboard window and click Convert to Artboards, but this is many more clicks than before...not very lean.

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  20. "Edit Artboards" button in top toolbar

    The quickest way I have found of getting to the "edit artboards" state is to:


    1. click "document setup" in the top toolbar (when the toolbar decides it wants to show that option; i know it's based on the tool i choose but I really would love for that button to always be there),

    2. then a dialog box opens

    3. then I click "edit artboards".

    Usually what I'm wanting to do when I do that process is to move or resize artboards by clicking and dragging.

    There is also a "preferences" button that I NEVER use in the toolbar, and basically every…

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