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  1. Export For Screens Location Same For All Files

    The export for screens dialog always exports to the last location regardless of the file you have open. If you have multiple documents to export this makes it very hard to use. Effectively you must pick the file location each time you export.

    It would be much better if the location was set per file. Then you could set it once and export easily.

    40 votes
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    3 comments  ·  File Save, Import and Export  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Make Static Symbols the default, instead of Dynamic Symbols.

    A new symbol is saved as "Dynamic" by default. Please make "Static" symbols the default. They are the "Standard" and should remain the default. It is the exception when I want a "dynamic" symbol.

    40 votes
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  3. Batch relink to CC libraries

    I would like to be able to select more than one CC library link in a document and batch relink, instead of having to go through and manually do each and everyone.

    40 votes
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    17 comments  ·  Creative Cloud Libraries  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Change "Export For Screens" Save Path Default To File Folder

    f I go to File > Export > Export For Screens the default save path points to the last folder I used. What we as users are expecting is the default path to be equal to the same folder as the Illustrator file is currently located in.

    If you feel this should not be the default at least give us a way to change this in the AI Preferences. Thanks!

    39 votes
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  5. Preview Checkbox defaults to On rather than Off

    I'm not sure if there is a reason for this, but for the 12 years I've been using Illustrator, the effects checkbox always defaults to "Off" and every time I make an edit to an effect, I have to switch it to "On". It never remembers my setting and there is no way to make it default to On. Either would be acceptable.

    Many thanks for everything.

    39 votes
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  6. Artboard background color needs to be user-assignable

    We need to be able to change artboard background color.

    Working on pure white is straining on the eyes and it's rarely appropriate for non-print projects (99% of my work). Having to draw colored rectangles, lock them or put them on separate layers, and then manage them when we resize or duplicate artboards is painful and tedious.

    Let's have an icon for it next to the artboard name (in the Artboard palette) where we can choose a swatch (including transparent).

    Let's support changing multiple artboard colors at once with multi-selection.

    Thank you!

    39 votes
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  7. Rotate in Portrait Mode on Surface Pro

    When rotating the Surface Pro from landscape to portrait, Illustrator will not stay in portrait mode. It reverts back to landscape.
    Adobe Photoshop works in portrait mode.
    Illustrator used to work in portrait mode, but no longer does in CC 2017 and CC 2018.

    Example of issue here:
    https://youtu.be/fVQQJR9SMzg

    37 votes
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  8. Apply any Cap Style to a Stroke End Point

    Allow user to be able to select an end anchor point on a stroke and apply any cap they choose. So one path could have a butt cap on one end and round cap on the other end. This would make building certain styles with strokes far easier and avoid problems that the current workflow creates when expanded at times.

    36 votes
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  9. Please revise the new tool to simplify paths once again

    Hello, the new tool to simplify the paths will be great for many people. But I draw my lines deliberately blurred. With the old tool I always set the value to 98% or 99%. But even if I set everything to maximum in the new tool, the paths will be really smooth. But I don't want it to be that smooth. Please rework the settings again. The paths should look blurred, but have as few anchor points as possible. With the old tool it always worked great. Many thanks

    Gabi

    36 votes
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    55 comments  ·  Drawing Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Dear Users,

    We have taken the feedback provided and have released with improvements as a new update (24.0.2) to Illustrator. Please update to the new version and let us know your feedback on the current version that has been released.

    We aim to do continuous improvements and your feedback helps us to get better. Keep sending them.

    Thanks,
    Sanjit

  10. How about updating the Pantone+ library so it actually includes all the colors available.

    How about updating the Pantone+ library so it actually includes all the colors available. There are 112 new colors that we cant use.

    36 votes
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  11. Precision for Wacom in illustrator is absurdly painful! Can't select nodes! This has been a bug for ages!

    Improve Wacom support! Using even the latest wacom intuos pro it's impossible to select a node when drawing as it expects you to hit the exact pixel... Who can do that!!!!!

    35 votes
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  12. Increment/Decrement Stroke Weight key commands

    My kingdom for Increment/Decrement Stroke Weight key commands! These commands could be bound to the [ and ] keys by default since this is how you control brush weight. It would be wonderful if you could set the increment/decrement amounts in Preferences as well!

    35 votes
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  13. Save and sync Keyboard shortcuts in the cloud

    I've been waiting for this feature for quite some time.

    I was hoping it would be there when CC first came out, and it's still missing. Will there be such a feature anytime soon?

    35 votes
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  14. CMD - CMD + : Zoom to center screen as in Previous versions

    In new versions, CMD + and CMD - Zoom to center of a selected object rather than always the centre of the screen.
    It would be great if the possibility to restore the old feature was given.

    Thank you!

    35 votes
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    27 comments  ·  User Interface  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi,

    We are pleased to inform you that your request is available in the latest release of Illustrator version 22.0.
    Visit your Adobe Creative Cloud Application and update. If you do not see an update on the application please check for update from the flyout options on the application after clicking on three vertical dots. For step by step process please visit: https://helpx.adobe.com/in/creative-cloud/help/download-install-app.html#Checkforupdates

    Warm Regards,
    Ashutosh Chaturvedi | Sr. Quality Engineering Manager – Illustrator
    Adobe. Make It an Experience.

  15. Please add Page Numbering on artboards. Thanks.

    Please add "Insert Page Number" Feature on multiple artboards. Because we need it so much. Thank you.

    34 votes
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  16. Script for Data Merge from excel into Illustrator

    I am looking for a way to import excel data into specific layers in Adobe Illustrator CC 2017.

    Essentially to have the excel data tables to link to different artboards and be able to be updated each time the file is opened or as needed. Assuming this would be some kind of script so one could just run the script again or a data merge process (similar to what is available in indesign.

    Thanks in advance!

    34 votes
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  17. Lock,hide or deactivate artboards

    An option to lock, hide or deactivate one or several artboards would improve working with multiple versions of graphics - especially when you you need to return to an earlier ittaration.

    When saving to AI-file you have to erase the artbord (with the graphics floating in space) to get rid of the page.

    33 votes
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  18. Creative Cloud Files appear in Library Panel in Illustrator

    Currently folders and files in the Creative Cloud Files folder are local and synchronise with the cloud. They are visible on the website but are separate from Creative Cloud Libraries that we use inside Illustrator. It’s tantalisingly close to being an awesome feature, yet…

    Please join them up! Make creative cloud files visible in the libraries panel in Illustrator, and vice versa; and make the libraries available locally.

    32 votes
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  19. Percentage rulers

    Photoshop has Percentage as a unit for its ruler, and I find it very useful when one needs to center an element, or drag a guide in the middle or the third of the image, especially as one can stick to the ruler marks.

    I always wondered why Illustrator did not have that functionality.

    32 votes
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  20. UPGRADE Touch Workspace: Add Layers Window, Brush Selection & MORE

    It's such a task to be switching from touch workspace to my regular workspace simply to change the layer I'm working on as well as to use a custom brush. I think the touch workspace needs an upgrade! There are many artists (including myself) who love Illustrator and love using active pens to draw.
    There is still a lot more room in the workspace for additional features. I think the size of the tool icons is a bit too big, they can be resized and the features we need can be added! Make it better for us!

    31 votes
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