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    sam commented  · 

    I know this isn't the place to put this, but don't know who to ask, but on the new version it defaults to "Align to key object" in the align options, and it's driving me up the wall.

    How do I turn this off? If I switch it back to "Align to selection" it just reverts back to key object the next time I select two things again. Please help I can't stand this.

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    sam commented  · 

    Thought for the next version. When you're working large-scale and use the text tool to add some type, it's still set to the default size so it ends up incredibly small. Maybe scale up the text tool 1000x in large canvas mode?

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    sam commented  · 

    oh my god

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    sam commented  · 

    I did a test with the preview, saving a really large AI file and opening it in the current version of Illustrator just to see what would happen. It basically saves the file at 10%, so when you open it in any old version that how it shows up.

    Could you add some kind of functionality in large canvas mode where it saves large files with some kind of indicator that shows up in older versions to let people know the file is scaled down? Maybe just a "Scale: 1:10" textbox at the bottom just off the artboard, something like that.

    I can see a future where co-workers or clients open design files and don't know they're scaled-down, leading to a bunch of confusion or possible production errors

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    sam commented  · 

    Serif is awesome. I've been using Affinity Designer/Photo/Publisher for a while now, and though they're not quite there yet, I think in a year or two Adobe will be in real trouble

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    sam commented  · 

    All hail King Jeremy

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    sam commented  · 

    I got a reply from an Illustrator project manager on Twitter

    I asked if this will be implemented soon, and he said:

    "Not yet. Busy with core architecture work to support this in the future."

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    sam commented  · 

    Here is the list of Illustrator project managers. Yogesh doesn't work at Adobe anymore apparently.
    I'm reaching out to these people on Twitter, hopefully we can actually get an update.

    Anubhav Rohatgi
    Neeraj Nandkeolyar
    Sunny Ladkani
    Varun Sharma
    Vinay Pahlajani

    Also, be nice.

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    sam commented  · 

    If you've ever tried to save a full-canvas size PDF it prompts you with "The dimensions of page are out of range" and you have to scale down until it lets you save it. 5 Meters sounds right.

    I agree that as long as .AI files can be saved at scale, I'm fine with downscaling PDF's if needed.

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    sam commented  · 

    Virtual scale:
    A dropdown at the top where you select a scale, you add a section in the transform panel to show the scaled measurements and automatically size up to full size when saving or exporting.

    This would effectively make the artboard much bigger as far as the user is concerned, even if it's still technically the same size as before. It would just take the pain and calculation out of working at scale currently

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    sam commented  · 

    You know what just give us the virtual scale at this point, we all know we're losing this battle

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    sam commented  · 

    You need to use a smaller scale if something is too big to fit within the canvas, so it's relevant here.

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    sam commented  · 

    Tip for everyone until Illustrator addresses this monstrous oversight.

    Use a 1:10 scale for large files. For people bad at math (me) this just means moving a decimal place over to the left once space.

    So: 10.5" becomes 1.05"
    392" = 39.2"
    etc

    If you ever need to blow it up to final size (an element that's small enough to allow that), just double click the scale tool and increase it by 1000%, and to reduce something down to 1:10 just reduce it to 10%

    I label my files with the scale at the end, so if the printer needs to blow it up in their software they know what to do.

    Hope that helps anyone. I found it much easier than using any other scaling method.

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    sam commented  · 

    Canvas size

    Make it infinite

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    sam commented  · 

    Bless you Anna

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    sam commented  · 

    Does anyone know if Affinity Designer has a size limit? Can't find anything online, but might be worth checking out if it doesn't. It's cheap and seems pretty full-featured, and it's not a billion years old like Corel

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    sam commented  · 

    IT IS NOW JULY 2018

    THE CANVAS LIMIT STILL EXISTS

    THIS IS AN INJUSTICE

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    sam commented  · 

    As a diplomatic compromise, I would be willing to allow the doubling of the canvas size as a stop-gap measure until full abolition can be achieved.

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    sam commented  · 

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    sam commented  · 

    2̶7̶7̶

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    sam commented  · 

    I am making it my own personal crusade to make sure this happens. I'll run or office if I have to.

    ******** and Micah are on point. Us large-scale designers are being left in the dust for the new crop of UX boneheads.

    I have sympathy for the team at Illustrator because I'm assuming this is some kind of baked-in limitation from 1987 when you had to run it on 128k of RAM. But what is a challenge if not something to overcome and be all the better for it?

    FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT!
    Go team.

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    sam commented  · 

    What Micah said

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    sam commented  · 

    DO IT DO IT DO IT

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    sam commented  · 

    Bump

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    sam commented  · 

    Please.

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    sam commented  · 

    Bump.

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    sam commented  · 

    I am a sign designer and I've been using Illustrator for years, but what's frustrated me the most about the product is being limited to a 227" x 227" area to work with.

    I almost always design at a 1:10 scale, but a lot of the time this can be a major inconvenience.

    Some of my colleagues use Corel Draw which allows an infinite artboard size, so why can't illustrator do this? I'd switch over but the UX on Corel is truly awful so I'm pretty locked in.

    If it has something to do with app performance, could it be possible as a toggle? Like opt-in to infinite artboard and you'll understand it could crash your machine if you go too wild?

    Just an idea. Please please please please do this.

    Please.

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    sam commented  · 

    Sometimes I get a file a huge complex path inside of a clipping mask. When I hover my mouse on the outside of the clipping mask this path gets highlighted.

    Can we turn this off? I don't have any use for knowing what's hidden in a clipping mask, and this is incredibly frustrating.

    Video attached for reference. Does anyone else have this problem?

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    Hi Everyone,

    The fix has been rolled out and is available in our latest release build – 24.1.1 for Win and 24.1 for Mac which is available worldwide now.

    What’s new in 24.1: https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/whats-new.html

    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.

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    sam commented  · 

    Very good idea. I'm seconding this.

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