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  1. Actions Panel: Fit to Selected Art

    Currently, I cannot record "Fit to Selected Art" in an action. Please make actionable.

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  2. Why Print presets in points not mm?

    Hello,

    Every time i do new document from preset, i am thinking why is it in points not mm or inch. It is PRINT, not screen.

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  3. Rearrange expanded layers without collapsing

    When a layer has sublayers and/or it is expanded, it is currently impossible to drag a new layer below the expanded layer without collapsing it because the new layer is automatically made a sublayer of that expanded layer. The opposite works - new layers can be placed above even when not collapsed. Being able to see desired sublayers or content and arrange in both directions would be ideal.

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  4. Make it so guides do not count as part of the project

    Make it so guides do not count as part of the project so you get correct measurements when selecting all.

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  5. Make it so guides do not count as anything when copying/pasting

    Make it so guides do not count as anything when copying/pasting. They stop you from placing objects at times.

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  6. Remove the default 72 PPI resolution

    There is NO device on Earth (except in museums) that have 72 PPI screen.
    However, EVERY new screen-intended document created today in Illustrator and Photoshop STILL made with only 72 PPI by default.

    With this laughable resolution, all raster effects are rendered, looking just bad on any screen.

    Since 72 PPI is the actual World Standard, it confuses many Adobe users and it has to be changed for good.

    Today's computer screens have at the very least 120 PPI, but the phones for which many projects are created have a way higher pixel density of 450 PPI and more. The…

    2 votes
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  7. wrap art for artboards to create seamless art tile textures

    the same way in photoshop one can simulate art wrap with the image offset filter

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  8. The Illustrator Toolbox should be able to display in a one-row horizontal position, like the InDesign Toolbox can

    Double-clicking the double-arrows on the upper-right corner of the Tool box will change the orientation from one-row-of-tools-vertically arranged, to two-rows-vertically arranged. InDesign does this as well, with the addition of a third way, one-row-of-tools arranged horizontally. This is by far the most useful way in my opinion and I really wish Illustrator and perhaps Photoshop too, had the same option.

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  9. Allow some Layers to be global rather than all locked to Artboards

    With the new Artboard-specific Layers all artwork is now locked to a layer.

    This removes the ability to have artwork which spans Artboards.

    We frequently need to provide individual artboards for production based on segments of a larger piece of artwork. (For example individual PDFs for each panel of a large tradeshow stand).

    This doesn't appear possible with the new feature.

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  10. Snap document window to artboard size

    In Photoshop, when you have a document open you can drag the window bigger/smaller, revealing the 'canvas' around your document.

    If you then use 'CMD -' or 'CMD +' to zoom in or out of the document, the actual document window snaps back to the size of your PSD.

    Illustrator acts differently - if you zoom in or out, the document window itself remains the same size - you just see more of less of the document's canvas around your artboard. It's a pain, as if you have several documents open that you want to be able to see at…

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  11. export just one art board in 1-2 clicks

    I want to be able to QUICKLY select an art board as PNG, or JPG and export with 1 -2 clicks. Ideally one click. Not the current 10-30 clicks

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  12. active artboard

    When we work on multiple artboards, it will be good to recognize the artboard who is used when I select a object or I click on a artboard and to active it.
    So when I select all elements in my document, with the keyboard shorcut, all of the objects of my active artboard will be selected. Or if I select an object every where, the artboard containing this object will be activated automatically.
    often, i select all objects on my first arboard but he's not active and when I paste in place in an other artboard of an other document,…

    2 votes
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  13. Seperate layers panels

    Separate layers option for each artboard, with option for a universal layers view panel. Maybe have it as a little icons, tabs, or a scroll window above the window for layers.

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  14. a way to store the regularly used page sizes in the profiles, i need A2, A5, A6

    we need a way to store comon page sizes in the profiles, A4 and A3 are there but i also use A2, A5, A6 and various other standard sizes !
    I ahve created a custom profile but it only stores a default paper size, and no options to add paper sizes... also the print paper size options are less than my new prifile!!!

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  15. artboard size fit

    It would be great if Illustrator created a new artboard to fit copy and paste elements - as done when you copy to clipboard and paste in photoshop. It would be helpful when need ing to create multiple illustrator files ( say logo variations, or icons etc) instead of having to manually resize the artboard/page size

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  16. Resizing multiple Artboards at once for a better Icon-design performance

    When creating an icon-set of hundreds of icons at 16px, it would be super convenient to have the option to resize all the artboards for the following sizes (e.g: 24 px, 32px, 48px...). This is so cause when I have created the first file, I have also taken the time to properly name all the artboards so that when I export them, developers can find them with the naming-system that we had already created.

    The problem I am facing now with this feature is that I cannot keep the names and so, I need to start over the same process…

    2 votes
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  17. Way to change "Custom" Document name

    Would love to be able to change this "Custom" name to something more descriptive. I have a few piece of equipment that I would like to be able to select quickly. For now I have to go through the hassle of templates which works well but is several other clicks. Would be nice to have a way to quickly create documents for those specific equipment types with preconfigured settings.

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  18. Go to element in layer panel

    When working in a complex file, I'd like to be able to select an element and go straight to its layer in the layers panel. This would allow me to quickly lock layers and whole folders as necessary.

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  19. Set application default Type and Paragraph menu options

    I have Middle East/English installed b/c occasionally I need to do a ME translation and it is pointless to have to uninstall/reinstall each time. I would like the ability to set the application default for the following so that when you set up a new document, it defaults to the things you wanted. You can currently do this with tools, but not with the actual menus.

    Type Menu:
    Font
    Lanugage
    Digits

    Paragraph Menu:
    Alignment
    Paragraph Direction
    Composer type (e.g. Adobe Single Line composer)
    Type direction

    You can do this in InDesign but not in Illustrator. Not sure why, but it's…

    2 votes
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  20. Artboard dimension pop up box when using Artboard tool.

    Would love for the Artboard tool in the tools panel to operate like the rectangle tool so that when you click inside the work space it pops open a box to input
    desired dimensions instead of dragging to desired dimension.

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