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  1. Improved elements manipulation

    It is actually a set of improvement ideas:


    • Bring in the layers, rulers & guides. It'd be extremely helpful to better organize the elements on the working environment.


    • Further text capabilities: underline? hyphenation? Currently, the paragraph manipulation is rather limited, compared to (say) Illustrator/inDesign.


    • For Adobe loyal users (like myself) adapting to a radically new set of shortcuts feels weird, and adds extra difficulty to everyday tasks. 'A' for artboards, ’R’ for rectangles and ‘E’ for ellipses makes sense, if you never-ever used illustrator/photoshop/indesign. ’Tab’ for hiding all panels would also be really handy.


    • What about blending modes for elements?…
    10 votes
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    3 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Toolkit

    Since I am use to working in InDesign it kinda annoys me that I havn't got the same opportunities to shaping my text in different styles (not talking about font) as it it's possible in InDesign. Would be awesome if more of the general features from InDesign were implemented for instant am I at the mount trying to figurer out if it is possible to make some kind of hyperlink. (Beside that really awesome program you guys are making her differently gonna use it in the feature :D )

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

    Thanks for your feedback! If you’re interested in text styles, we do have specific text style features that we’re tracking separately, so I’d encourage you to search for those specifically (for instance, underline text or superscript) and upvote on those.

    Regarding hyperlink, you can use Share to get a link to your shared prototype. https://helpx.adobe.com/experience-design/help/share-designs-and-prototypes.html

    Hope that helps!

    -Elaine

  3. Initial feedback

    Initial feedback:
    • If I can use Command + R to access Rulers in Ai and Ps, I should expect the same in Xd.
    • Also, guides are extremely helpful for setting correct heights (think Android).
    • Echoing what others have said about Layers. Especially when having to demonstrate modal dialogs or touch gestures.
    • Mobile screens share common elements so allow the user to create Symbols.
    • Notes: how can these be added to a design when sharing files?
    • Support Asian typography; many of us share files across continents and internal teams will want to add comments to…

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

    We’d like individual suggestions to be fine-grained so others can upvote the specific features they’re interested in, and we can get a better picture of which are most important.

    Some of the ideas mentioned here have already been suggested separately. Please upvote these if they’re relevant to you:

    About Asian typography support: could you give us more detail on what you mean? You should be able to enter text using Asian characters in XD the same way as you would type in other Mac apps. If you can, please file a new UserVoice request specifically on this topic, with screenshots and as much other detail as possible. Thanks for your feedback!

  4. Silver Writing text, any thoughts on that guys? Let me know

    Silver Writing text, any thoughts on that guys? Let me know

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

    Since it’s been a number of months since we requested more information about this feature, I’m closing this. Please do re-file if you think this is something you’re really interested in, and please provide more information when re-filing the issue.

    Thanks,

    -Elaine

  5. Turn off resizing/rotation handles when zoomed out or object is very small

    When working wth any item, there is a scale/rotate/selection box around them. However, when zoomed out, and especially on small objects, you end up scaling/rotating, instead of selecting/moving the item.

    It would be nice to have the scale/rotate options automatically turn off, when you are "zoomed out X amount." That is, you are probably moving the item around the screen or looking at things, etc, and not trying to scale/rotate that object, especially the small objects.

    1 vote
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  6. Right-click > "Pick Layer" - list just the objects/layers under mouse position

    In Sketch, you can right-click any area of an artboard and select any of the layers that are under the cursor. This is immensely helpful in selecting layers covered by other layers (eg, rectangles covered by text). And in the absence of a layers panel, it is the only way (that I know of). In any case, it's the most convenient way to do so.

    24 votes
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    2 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    I’m marking this as inactive for the following reasons:

    • This was originally filed when XD had no layers panel, and it now has one
    • We also recently introduced a change to the Cmd+Click / Ctrl+Click behavior that would cycle through the layers visually as you selected on the canvas

    Given these two things, I’m closing this one as no longer applicable. Feel free to file additional feature requests in this area if you still feel like XD is missing something!

  7. Depth design

    As in the design of materials Google, if you could play with the depth of the elements in the interface that is designing the final design be achieved much more consistent and scalable. Utilziar could also be a layer system, the best Photoshop style to keep adding layers and replace them quickly to try different concepts without having to create an entirely new view.

    1 vote
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    3 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    As it’s been three months since we’ve requested more information (and we’ve released layers since then), marking this as action required. Please do file this issue again if you think we still need to do this.

    Thanks!

    -Elaine

  8. Grille de composition et les majuscules pour le texte

    Bravo pour ce super soft ;) Il ne manque pas grand chose pour qu'il soit top. En particulier 2 choses font cruellement défaut : les grilles de composition ("disposition des repères" dans photoshop) et un outil texte plus riche (mettre la police en capitale, des marges dans les blocs, ...).

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    0 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi there! I think both topics you’ve mentioned here are covered by other feature requests already. Please add your vote to these if they fit:

    In the future, please help us keep the feature request list tidy by filing each different feature as a separate suggestion. Thanks!

  9. Wish list

    Love the new XD, some ideas below that have come to mind.


    • Export mock styleguides for Devs to follow (or not follow). Could be similar to InDesign packaging export


    • Built in colour contrast analyser


    • Screen reflowing like Edge Reflow, so the designs don’t adhere to device sizes.


    • More shape options


    • Smart fields auto complete for text etc


    • Paragraph styling like InDesign for fast text application (make this global across all art boards)


    • Link to a pattern library and Adobe Kular


    • Able to annotate and add notes to prototypes


    • XD can export good clean CSS/HTML


    Cheers

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    0 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We’d like individual suggestions to be fine-grained so others can upvote the specific features they’re interested in, and we can get a better picture of which are most important.

    Many of the ideas you’ve mentioned here have already been suggested separately. Please upvote these if they’re relevant to you:

    I’m closing this out…

  10. Import of transparent PNG or psd layers.

    Import of transparent PNG or psd layers. Would be great to use these as imports or even linked assets.

    Also simple annimations such as slide in etc.

    1 vote
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    5 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    You can already import PNG images with transparency (alpha channel) by dragging & dropping the PNG files onto your Adobe XD window, or by choosing File > Import. You can also bring individual Photoshop layers into XD by copying them in Photoshop and pasting in XD. Are you having trouble getting this to work? If so, please let us know the details.

    Linking to external objects is not yet possible — if you add an image to your XD project, it will always be embedded in your .xd file. If you’d like to be able to keep image assets separate (linked), please upvote https://adobexd.uservoice.com/forums/353007/suggestions/12869109-linked-objects

    Simple slide-in animations are already possible — for details check out this tutorial: https://helpx.adobe.com/experience-design/how-to/ui-prototyping.html. For more complex animations, please upvote https://adobexd.uservoice.com/forums/353007/suggestions/12869229-animation-support-microinteractions

    I’m closing this feature request since it is a combination of things that should already be possible and things that have already been suggested…

  11. Preview selected Artboards

    I noticed that I like to design big chunks of an app in one file.

    Therefor, It'd be helpful if it were possible to select a couple of artboards to preview, instead of previewing the whole app.

    1 vote
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    0 comments  ·  04 : Sharing on the web  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. 要望です

    ・widthやheightに計算式を入力できるようにしてほしいです。(例:320-16)
    ・テキストボックスをつくれるようにしてほしいです。
    ・Sketchのsymbol機能がほしいです。

    1 vote
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  13. sharing on different mobile device

    i'm working on an app. we have started to do the android version first.
    at this moment when i share the link and view the prototype on my iPhone and it work well, a bitt heavy ( a few seconds to view it correctly )by you can get the idea.
    on Android same link it is a different story: it shows only on galaxy S6 again upload very very slower then the iPhone but at the end it uploads. same link on Galaxy S4/ meizo note m2 doesnt work at all.
    i think it is very important to be able…

    1 vote
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  14. Fully functional prototype

    Basically create the same features as axure but easier to use. more animation, input fields, dynamic panels, button hover states, etc.

    20 votes
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    0 comments  ·  02 : Prototype mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    I think everything listed here is covered by other feature requests already. Please upvote these if they fit:

    In the future, please help us keep the feature request list tidy by filing each different feature as a separate suggestion. Thanks!

  15. reset round corners

    Reset ROUND Corners

    once you draw round corners and set that text/picture box, then extend/stretch the box, the corners look absurdly distorted/disproportionate/oblong or no longer round, so XD should allow to reset corner points please! thanks.

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

    I sent out information about three months ago about the difference between path radius and rectangle radius. If you’re looking for an improvement, please do feel free to file another story on this if you’d like to see different behavior.

    Thanks,

    -Elaine

  16. Export Options

    Need to export high-quality PNGs and JPGs

    For general use propose - saving into PDFs, Keynote, sending in addition to the working prototype

    The PNG export option for the artboard results in an asset that is too poor of quality for general use

    20 votes
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    5 comments  ·  05 : Asset exporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We’d like individual suggestions to be more fine-grained so others can upvote the specific features they’re interested in, and we can get a better picture of which are most important.

    Some of the ideas mentioned here have already been suggested separately. Please upvote these if they’re relevant to you:

    Some of the other topics here are not yet captured anywhere else. Can you create individual, separate suggestions for these with more details about your needs for each one?

    • Keynote export
    • PNG export poor quality (Can you file a bug with more details about the quality problems you’re seeing? PNGs exported from XD should generally be very high-quality)

    Thanks for your feedback!

  17. Gradient and More depth in Prototyping with extensive animations

    Gradient and More depth in Prototyping with extensive animations
    like Flinto app

    2 votes
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    0 comments  ·  02 : Prototype mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We’d like to see a single feature in each request in order to be able to best aggregate votes! We already have both of these requests in the database, so please upvote the following:

    Gradients: https://adobexd.uservoice.com/forums/353007-adobe-xd-feature-requests/suggestions/12925683-add-gradients-to-appearance-panel

    MIcrointeractions: https://adobexd.uservoice.com/forums/353007-adobe-xd-feature-requests/suggestions/12869229-animation-support-microinteractions

    Thanks!

    -Elaine

  18. General Feedback

    • NEED Rulers and Guides.
    • Also support for font awesome would help greatly. Assuming that would be a library to load.
    • ZOOM functionality extremely limiting. add ability to zoom using Shift+Command drag VERY annoying to zoom to some random spot on the workspace.

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

    We’d like for suggestions to be as granular as possible so as to better aggregate. Please upvote and add your thoughts to the following stories:

    Rulers: https://adobexd.uservoice.com/forums/353007/suggestions/14160699
    Guides: https://adobexd.uservoice.com/forums/353007/suggestions/14160453
    Zoom: https://adobexd.uservoice.com/forums/353007/suggestions/12925947

    I didn’t see Font Awesome in the database, so you can add it.

  19. User Testing Features

    1) My company is adamantly against allowing us use any tool to show intellectual property on the web, so I second the ideas to be able to export to a PDF. In order to use it for wire framing and prototyping purposes it would need to be a clickable/interactive PDF. The ability to pick and choose what we show would be helpful.

    2) Love the previewing and recording, however it'd be more multi-function if, when previewing, you could gray-out the background - or alternatively allow recording the artboard in full screen mode.

    3) Record Audio. Face would be awesome too,…

    1 vote
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  20. Using vertical rhythm

    I use vertical rhythm in all my UI design. for more info on what that is see http://webdesign.tutsplus.com/articles/improving-layout-with-vertical-rhythm--webdesign-14070

    including some functionality to apply vertical rhythm would be great. This could be just guides, but would be great if there was something smarter.

    For example... i make sure all my padding, margins and line heights are a multiple of 28px to retain vertical rhythm in my designs.

    1 vote
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