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  1. Merging artboards on same file

    Being able to take an artboard from one file and moving it to another or making it easier to see two files side by side on iPad and also be able to edit between the two. In my class I have to take a lot of stuff from past work for future work so making it easier to transform vectors by duplicating multiple artboards from different files into their own file would be beneficial. Along with better file arrangement and organization.

    3 votes

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  2. Add panning and zooming with keyboard and mouse

    I’m trying to use illustrator for ipad with a keyboard and mouse but only being able to pan and zoom with my hands really is disruptive to my workflow (coming from a desktop user). It definitely requires a big habit change on my part to lift my hand up to the screen everytime I want to move the canvas around, but I would LOVE to have the pan and zoom by holding spacebar and moving around as well as cmd + scrolling respectively. This is the only thing making me not want to switch to using illustrator for ipad full…

    7 votes

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  3. 23 votes

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  4. Enable transform tool to move elements by a specific measurement (Move Dialog)

    I am a pattern designer and it would be so helpful if the Properties panel, you could type in a measurement into the transform tool, to make your elements move a specific amount that you designate. For example if I have an element on the left of my screen and I want to duplicate it and move it to the right to make a repeating pattern — let’s say I’m using an 8” screen size — it would be wonderful to add to the x or y numbers +8” or +4”, etc.

    This would be a great feature for surface…

    19 votes

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  5. control for number of points on a star

    The star tool doesn't have the ability to change the number of points like the polygon tool does. if you could add your star and then add multiple points and adjust the "pointyness" like the desktop app that would be good

    60 votes

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  6. DWG/DXF Export

    Being able to export these file types to local storage etc. would allow more opportunity for an iPad based workflow, rather than needing to jump back to the desktop version just for exporting

    48 votes

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  7. Lasso tool

    The lasso selection tool would be mighty useful.

    49 votes

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  8. 6 votes

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  9. Arrange Artboards

    Create a setting to automatically arrange artboards easily and quickly, similar to the Rearrange All Artboards dialog box in the desktop app.

    60 votes

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  10. Transparent Background

    You need an option for a transparent background. This is essential to my work.

    56 votes

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  11. Pan and Rotate with trackpad

    Need Zoom, Plus Pan & Rotate with trackpad and Magic Keyboard like how it works on Mac/PC. This would make things even more awesome. It would be even better if you guys do a custom cursor icon like on the desktop as well or like how Vectornator does it with the tool icon as the cursor when using the trackpad and keyboard.

    9 votes

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  12. Print-ready pdf export with bleeds

    Please add the ability to export print-ready PDFs with trim marks and bleeds in Illustrator for iPad. That would be perfect for my workflow!

    5 votes

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  13. Make the menus in Spanish / Hacer los menu en español

    On the desktop version you get the menus in many languages, on the iPad version only in English. Please make available other options

    15 votes

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  14. Change or leave dpi/ppi the same as document.

    Created the document with 300 dpi but exports as 72dpi. This doesn’t even make since. At minimum, you should be able to select your ppi/dpi when you export your file. You would think it would export the same as your original document

    6 votes

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  15. Character and Paragraph styles needed!

    We need the ability to create, edit and apply character and paragraph styles.
    Designing for templates and printing require this feature!

    Thank you!

    1 vote

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  16. Shape tool that allows multipoint star tool and multi side polygons

    It would be helpful to have the ability to change the number of points on a star or a polygon like we can on the desktop version.

    1 vote

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  17. Could you make the option to set it as a past version?

    I use illustrator (desktop) to make a file for laser engraving machine or cnc.
    And that machines only read illustrator version 8.
    I usually use desktop to do this but sometimes I can’t access to desktop so I wish I can use that function with my ipad.

    1 vote

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  18. Pencil tool option to not automatically close paths

    Would be great to have the flexibility of having a tool that can accurately capture handwriting - automatic path closing prevents this

    36 votes

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    It is now possible to open Pencil Tool Options and untick 'Close paths when ends are within a set tolerance' option completely (or change the value).


    This will effectively stop Pencil from auto-joining.


    If you want this option to be toggleable on the fly — please vote here: https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/333657-illustrator-desktop-feature-requests/suggestions/45913831-hold-cmd-ctrl-key-while-drawing-with-pencil-to-tem

  19. Drag and Drop Artboard Copy

    In desktop, I can Alt and Drag a copy of an Artboard. Currently, it seems in iPad I can only use the Duplicate button. This gets annoying. I want to be able to drag a copy of an Artboard to whatever location I want. Auto placement is nice, but it creates more steps in the workflow. I.e. Duplicate - Locate - Move. Whereas if I could drag a copy of an Artboard, I can move it up, down, left, right, diagonal, I always know where it is, and once it’s placed I don’t have to do anything else.

    3 votes

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  20. Timelapse export

    Please add a timelapse export as you have it in Fresco. Thanks.

    44 votes

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