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  1. overset text alert

    It would be nice to have the same alert you get from Indesign regarding Overset text. Content is equally as important as design/prototyping in most projects so if there's no alert that indicates something's wrong before publishing a link for review, it just creates more room for error. The same reason applies to why it was needed in Indesign, really.

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  2. Responsive Artboard

    XD currently pretty well handles responsive resizing of elements. Why not make it available for the whole artboard?

    You would be able to set an artboard as responsive, so on preview/developer view, the artboard width can be changed and all elements placed on this artboard will be scaled up or down accordingly (including the grid - but to do this, there must be an option to define a grid with percentage values).

    Placing elements on your artboard, you can also define their width as a percentage of the column width, or multiple column width.

    You can also define breakpoints. Then…

    3 votes
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  3. CONVERT TO CODE

    We seriously need to be able to convert our designs into code, just like sketch and invision can both do. This is the only thing holding people back from joining xd.

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    40 comments  ·  04 : Asset exporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi, all-

    “Convert to code” is fairly ambiguous, and I’m looking for more specifics as to what you’re hoping to get out of this. We already have a number of stories that go to specific technologies: HTML/CSS, XCode, Android Studio, etc. I’d like to close this one out in the interest of having more specific export paths.

    -Elaine

  4. 100% Preview in Prototype Mode

    Very annoying that the Preview window is not at 100%.

    4 votes
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  5. preserve scroll position for auto-animate

    preserve scroll position for auto-animate - currently it works kinda broken/incorrectly from what wed want

    7 votes
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  6. image rotation in mask

    There should be a way to rotate a photo inside a mask. Right now the whole mask rotates and not just the image. See example.

    2 votes
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    1 comment  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Corey has the following message for you; please let us know if this addresses your concern.

    Thanks for the feedback. In this instance you are correct, the shortcut mechanism for cropping an image fill doesn’t allow the image fill itself to be transformed independent of the shape.

    You could instead use mask with shape. Drag the image to the canvas, mask with a rectangle, then drill down by double clicking into the mask group and rotate your image there.

  7. Adjust artboard height from top of the artboard like in Sketch

    If you have an artboard full with content and you want to add more content in near the top of the artboard, currently you can only increase the height of the artboard from the bottom.

    It would be great if you could also adjust the artboard height from the top of the artboard. This would reduce the time it takes to rearrange the content within the artboard.

    1 vote
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  8. Select all colours used in the document

    I would love the ability to be able to select all colours used / unused in the document (just like Illustrator) from the assets panel. Also would be awesome to do the same with character styles & symbols.

    2 votes
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  9. Export artboard as high quality image(s)

    This was previously suggested but it seemed like it needed to be reposted (if not, feel free to delete this request).

    Outside of maybe SVG for obviously (?) reasons, the exported file looks pixelated. The exports do not look presentable--I've been better off with screenshots but screenshots are screenshots. I would love if this request gets a second look.

    6 votes
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  10. Fonts used, auto shown in Assets pane with ability to globally replace

    Having a Font work like a colour asset where if changed in the asset pane the text that uses that font would change.

    The Font Assets could update automatically since you are not likely to use lots of fonts. As with colours(in the assets pane) you could right click and select 'edit' to change the font and thus all the text within the document that uses that font.

    1 vote
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  11. Sessions With Adobe XD Customers

    If Adobe could provide online sessions, or in their stores, with customers who use Adobe XD. To explain, many people aren't familiar with the tool and it takes a lot of practice. This occurs to me, and one of the big tech companies are already doing this, Apple. There is something called 'Today At Apple,' which includes loads of different sessions to help customers. (Link https://www.apple.com/today/) If Adobe XD could include this within the app on Mac or the phone app, it would be useful for it's customers.

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  12. introduction to the hand tool currently present in Ps and Ai

    In windows, when i work with numerous artboards! i am forced to zoom in and zoom out because of the absence of a HAND tool which is currently in photoshop and illustrator and is very essential for XD ! it would be great if u include it in your may update!

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  13. paragraph styles missing lot of functionality

    For me the paragraph styles have only little usability. Too many features are lacking. The system of InDesign is on my opinion the best practice

    For example if I want to change the color, I want to see my all my saved colors in the dialog so I can choose them.

    I can copy the color values but only in Hex. But the dialog speaks only RGB.

    All functions should be available in the paragraph styles

    Renaming should be possible in the dialog

    When I choose a text I want to see which paragraph style is applied.

    Indesign is really…

    1 vote
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  14. Ability to share in adobe XD with other cloud spaces instead of Adobe Creative Cloud

    Within adobe XD we would like to see a possibility to share with specific bitbucket repository or google drive storage.

    2 votes
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  15. Access Shared for Review documents with XD mobile apps

    Currently if you share a document using the Share for Review function the receiver can only see this document on a web browser. This has limitations, both on viewing experience (browser chrome gets in the way) and performance.

    It would be great if the prototype could be seen directly inside the mobile XD apps instead, under the Shared with You section.

    2 votes
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    2 comments  ·  03 : Sharing on the web  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Message from Arun:

    While I see your point about browser chrome still present when viewing a prototype on mobile web browser, I am not sure I understood the issue with performance.

    Can you elaborate more on why you felt the performance of viewing prototypes on mobile web is slower? Any specific examples that you can share will help us dig into this further and improve the experience.

    On the viewing experience as well, we have recently made some improvements where-in maximum real estate is now used to show the prototype in its glory. Browser chrome on most browsers go away after some time allowing you to see the full height prototype. Please give this a try and let us know your feedback. I am eager to hear more from you.

  16. Sometimes we can select the animation type sometimes it appears greyed out

    It's not even about artboards being the same size. It works with different size artboards also. Why it doesn't work sometimes seems arbitrary

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    1 comment  ·  02 : Prototype mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for your feedback! There are some triggers (like time and voice) that are only applicable to artboards, and not objects themselves. There are other animation types that are only applicable to one and the other. Does that help explain things? Or are you looking for something else?

  17. Dim background (set tint + alpha) behind overlay

    Love the new overlays feature! As an extended feature it would be great if you could choose what should happen to the background when the overlay appears. For example being able to dim the background by choosing a color and opacity.

    This would help with darkening the background for modals etc.

    20 votes
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  18. Allow Noun Project App to work with XD

    When dragging icons from Noun Project App into XD there is an issue with XD not recognizing SVG's. The SVG icon is only recognized as a png element? When doing the same in other programs (illustrator or photoshop) or in your competition Sketch this is not a problem! Currently, the workaround is to drag from noun project into Illustrator and then copy into XD but obviously annoying.

    5 votes
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  19. Transpose repeat grids when using responsive resize

    When using the responive resize function on artboards that use a Repeat Grid of images and text, it would be great if there was a button that allowed horizontal repeat grids to become vertical.

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  20. Baseline shift

    I sometimes need to adjust the position of the trademark or register trademark icons in my screens, after changing the size, but I cannot because there is no baseline shift.

    2 votes
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