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  1. Margins!

    I would love a margin option! I always use rulers to set up margins but it'd be great to have margins in the document setup settings.

    27 votes
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  2. Allow users to set direction for X and Y axises

    Several versions ago Adobe decided to flip Y-axis, so origin now is placed TOP-left instead of BOTTOM-left, as it was before.
    They say it was done for compatibility with Photoshop and InDesign, which both have y-axis going down.

    I think that breaking people's workflow, deciding only ONE direction is right, was wrong.

    InDesign is a publishing software, it works with a flow. I don't know anybody who reads from bottom to up (RTL — yes). When you move an object there, you don't move it up, you move it backwards

    Photoshop is raster graphics editor, it works with a readable…

    26 votes
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  3. Properties Panel Lack of alignment on single object

    Hello the new properties panel is good however if you select a single object there is no option to align that object, if you select more than one it comes up...

    THis would be very handy on a single object

    26 votes
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  4. For complex artboard setups: Artboard groups, folders, labels, hide/show toggles and other enhancements to the Artboards window

    Currently the Artboards window lists all artboards in a single numbered list. The only customization available for the list is the ability to renumber the artboards. A helpful enhancement to consider: Add the ability to organize artboards list into nested groups and folders. For more complex situations, features like color coding with custom labels, and tags and filters could be helpful. To help de-clutter complex overlapping artboards, it would be helpful to be able to toggle the view on and off for artboards similar to how layers can be shown or hidden.

    26 votes
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  5. add option for an isometric grid

    Please give us the option to display an isometric grid. Currently you always have to build one from scratch wich can be very tiring ...

    Given the fact that isometric drawings have gained quite some popularity and you see them rather often on websites, it would be nice to have better tools to create these graphics, among them a proper grid.

    Gravit Designer already has such an option:

    23 votes
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  6. Turn off snap to pixel

    I don't know why this suddenly appeared as a default, but there should be a way to ALWAYS turn off Snap-to-pixel. I have to turn it off every time I open a new file.

    22 votes
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  7. Allow Artboards to snap to the grid

    I'm working on a heavily modular layout and the modules are snapping to the grid nicely. However when duplicating the artboard, the artboard will not snap to the grid.

    This therefore throws the modules slightly off the grid as the Artboard position has to be matched by eye.

    I've also downloaded and tried the CC 2019 pre-release and it still does not allow snapping of artboards to the grid.

    Please fix this, thanks.

    22 votes
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    I am happy to share that we have fixed this bug in our latest release – 24.3.0 which is available worldwide now.

    Going forward, our goal is to fix as many top User-Voice bugs as possible and as frequently as possible. Given the nature of the fixes, some of the bugs will take a longer time to fix, but we are on it.

    You can update to the latest release using Creative Cloud desktop App: https://helpx.adobe.com/in/creative-cloud/help/creative-cloud-updates.html

    Thank you for all the feedback. Keep it coming!

  8. Preview Mode

    Like InDesign, incorporate a preview mode to show only the content inside of the artboard to see the final preview.

    21 votes
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  9. Rearrange only Selected artboards

    Currently I can only "Rearrange All Artboards".

    But I just selected only some artboards in my document and I want to rearrange only selected items. For example, increase spacing between them.

    21 votes
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  10. 21 votes
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  11. Add ability to rebind artboard names to their numbers

    In my work I add and delete artboards during work.
    When artboard is created, it's given a name, corresponding it's number.
    When custom artboard is deleted, numbers of next artboards are shifted (it's OK), but names stay the same.

    So when job is done, I can have something like this:
    1. Artboard 6
    2. Artboard 8
    3. Artboard 9
    4. Artboard 10
    5. Artboard 12
    and so forth

    Since the last number is almost as noticeable as first one, it's hard to pick up correct ones for export.
    I have a script written to fix this, which renames artboards to…

    20 votes
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  12. Can we rename multiple layers in one go?

    For example, we select 10 different layers, we right click and select "rename layer(s)" and then a prompt comes up where we type the name we want to assign to all the selected layers.

    19 votes
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  13. 19 votes
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  14. AltGr key not working

    AltGr key does not work as intended, it currently only produces a Ctrl+Alt keypress. On many European keyboard layouts it is used to type e.g. characters @, [, {, |, \, ~, and currency symbols (€, $, £). The only way to circumvent this is to use e.g. Notepad to type in the characters and copy-pasting them, which is a nuisance. All the other Adobe CC apps - just as basically every other Windows app in the world - use AltGr as intended, so why does not Illustrator?

    19 votes
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    AltGr is supposed to be equivalent to Alt + ctrl.
    At present, when we press e.g. AltGr + E while writing text, we check if any command can handle it and if yes it is not passed to application to handle key event. That’s why existing commands are triggered on those extended char shortcuts.

    If we want to change the behavior that while writing text key shortcuts (e.g. AltGr + E) should write extended character, Then we will have to sacrifice all the text contextual shortcuts we have at present in app e.g. ctrl + alt + I does something. All those commands would stop working.
    This is the reason why we are moving it to the feature

  15. Stop nag windows

    Provide the option to stop nag windows appearing - offering to take a tour of Illustrator, or to use the new tools instead of the old ones. I already use most of the new tools, but I would like to occasionally use some of the old ones without being reminded that other options exist. Especially after the 200th time...

    18 votes
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  16. "Paste on selected Artboards"

    The user should be able to paste on selected artboards. Currently we have to past on all of them or one of them. With the advent of many more artboards, the user has to spend a lot of time pasting on each artboard.

    15 votes
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  17. artboard

    Have new artboards follow your "re-arrange" pattern.

    i.e if you re-arrange your artboards to go down 1 column, have new artboards get created at the bottom under the latest artboard instead of generating sideways

    15 votes
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  18. Ability to move Color Groups in Recolor artwork

    I just want a simple drag and sort option for Color Groups.
    When I goto "Recolor Artwork" I have a lot of color groups there and I just want to drag any with the mouse, thats so simple!

    Currently they are not moveable at all!

    15 votes
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  19. create layer from selection or artboard

    have the ability in layers palette to create "new layer from selection" or "new layer from artboard"

    14 votes
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  20. Password protect in layers

    I am looking for an option in the Adobe Illustrator to have the layers locked with a password. so i can send the source file to the other users only to modify what they have to and not touch my content.

    13 votes
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