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    0 comments  ·  Illustrator (Desktop) Feature Requests » Align  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

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    I am happy to share that we have fixed this bug in our latest release – 26.2.1 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!

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    Bobby Henderson commented  · 

    I'm having the same issue on my Alienware X17 notebook: Core i7-11800H, NVidia RTX-3070 8GB GPU, 64GB of RAM, 120Hz UHD 17" display, Windows 10 Pro OS. When I first bought the notebook late last summer and first installed Illustrator on it I had animated zoom working in both outline and preview mode. It was nice. The animated zoom function in outline view quit with a subsequent update to Illustrator. I think it was an update just prior to 26.1 that botched normal GPU Preview functions. Now if I open an Illustrator document I'll have animated zoom in full color Preview mode as long as I don't use outline view. If I look at the artwork in outline view then animated zoom in full color Preview mode gets disabled. "GPU Preview" in the menu is grayed out.

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    Bobby Henderson commented  · 

    I would like it if certain typographical features weren't so scattered in the user interface, or if certain OTF functions could appear in the character palette in a context sensitive manner. One example is numerals. If I want to change default tabular lining figures in a string of numerals to proportional lining I have to open the OTF palette and then click a fly-out menu just for that setting. Context sensitive buttons in the character palette or even drop down options underneath the numbers themselves on the art board would be faster.

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    Bobby Henderson commented  · 

    I, too, would like to see options to align text objects to other objects via cap height or x-height. At the very least Adobe Illustrator should allow text objects to be aligned to other objects via the baseline. At least one rival vector drawing application does this; in addition it offers first baseline and last baseline alignment to other objects for multi-line strings or blocks of text.

    Turning on snapping functions and using Smart Guides is a sort of okay work-around. But it requires the user to manually move the objects. Clicking a button or keyboard shortcut to execute the command would be far faster and more precise.

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    I am glad to remind all who voted for this feature that it is now possible to set a font size as x-height or cap height with Show Font Height Options toggle enabled in Character panel menu.


    Some issues still remain, yes, like, wrong size calculation if a font has rounded stems that end below baseline (https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/601447-illustrator-desktop-bugs/suggestions/44639661-font-height-options-misbehave-with-rounded-fonts), or inability to focus the dropdown with Tab (https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/601447-illustrator-desktop-bugs/suggestions/41836618-font-height-options-tab-order), or calculating font height by measuring glyphs instead of reading the actual value within the font (https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/601447-illustrator-desktop-bugs/suggestions/41615035-cap-height-setting-not-using-font-cap-height), but overall this is done, works, and super cool, don’t you think?

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    Bobby Henderson commented  · 

    For the most part the font height options feature is pretty well implemented. Illustrator's developers have had to split the difference between using the physical size of characters and a font file's built in dimensions.

    A conventional sans serif face like Gotham will have its physical features line up precisely with the horizontal guide lines for baseline, cap height and x-height. Then there are other typefaces whose capitals don't reach the cap height line. Some serif text faces do this and it is a common feature with many script faces. If Illustrator only based its cap height setting on the distance between baseline and cap height line the letters in some typefaces would end up being under-sized. I guess I'm not surprised there would be an issue with rounded letter forms.

    There is another type-related feature I desperately want added: aligning the baseline of text objects with other objects, be it a geometrical shape or another type object. Right now I have to manually move the objects in order to have the text baseline "snapped" to something else. It would be far more simple (and much faster) to be able to select a text object, a target object and then click an alignment button (or keyboard shortcut) to auto-align via baseline. It's worth mentioning some rival applications do allow baseline alignment, even with multi-line strings or blocks of text (with first baseline or last baseline alignment).

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