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    hi Adobe-Team!
    Great tool so far but there is room for more basic tools.
    - Rulers
    - move a pic in a frame (better crop tool)
    - more options at the text-tool (line hight, different text stlyes in one block)
    - bullet lists (styleable bullets)
    - stylesheets for different objects, text, ...

    Thank you for your great work!
    greetings - chris

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

      Hopefully you’ve seen a lot more improvements since we launched our first Preview, especially for typographic features!

      I’m marking this as action-required, as we’d like for suggestions to be granular so that we can better aggregate them together. Please do upvote or file separate issues. Here are some suggestions:

      Rulers: https://adobexd.uservoice.com/forums/353007/suggestions/14160699
      Image repositioning within masks: https://adobexd.uservoice.com/forums/353007/suggestions/12930303
      Typographic improvements: https://adobexd.uservoice.com/forums/353007/suggestions/12927885

      Thanks for your feedback, and hope to hear from you soon!

      -Elaine

    • Have a serious look at Balsamiq

      Balsamiq has a huge user base, but I think XD has the potential to become the next go-to tool for Prototyping. However, you will need to take a long and serious look at it, and try to at least match 80% of its features, and of course also add the missing ones ;-)

      - Set up project wide snap to grid, in a similar way as PhotoShop.
      - Allow font size, colour and style changes within a paragraph.
      - Create a symbol library for reusable elements.
      - Create an asset library for imported assets.
      - Improve the colour picking tool. …

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        0 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Digital Ad Prototypes

        I've been looking for a tool like this to prototype digital ads. I love that I can both import from PS and AI and publish to html for sharing. To make digital ads, we'd need:

        + More animation options
        + Animated objects
        + Linked .psd and .ai files (so I can apply features in AI or PS and just use XD for prototyping

        Not essential but helpful:
        + For others to be able to comment on the html prototypes

        Thanks!!
        Kate

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          0 comments  ·  Other  ·  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:

          I will close this request to keep our feature list tidy, but please feel free to file new individual UserVoice suggestions for any other ideas that we may have missed. Thanks for your feedback!

        • Love it! Please keep going!

          I adore this effort! Thank you so much.
          Will definitely more features to be able to convert from other software to XDCC. A lot of them mentioned in the feedback from other users, but just to name a few: better text styling, symbols, importing color palettes and assets from illustrator and photoshop, rulers, responsive design (if you do this well, you'll rule over all digital design tools)

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            0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            Thanks a ton for your feedback! We’ll definitely keep on going. :)

            I’m marking this as action-required; we’d love for you to either file these as separate issues inside UserVoice or simply upvote them so that we can aggregate individual feature feedback. This gives us a better view of what our community as a whole would love to see next!

            Thanks,

            -Elaine

          • Save Notifications

            Please integrate some kind of visible save notification. The beta version took several seconds to save my 50MB file, but the latest release appears to do this instantly, but I don't really think that the process has sped up that much. I find myself clicking several times on the save button just to be save that my work was actually saved.

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              0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Dynamic colors

              Color swatch is Great!!... But we have not yet been able to delete the saved colors nor to edit them, leaving several unused colors in the palette.

              I know a lot of ideas are being sent but I believe that color management deserves attention since when we need to change a color we have to manually change all the elements. My idea is basically to be able to edit a color in the palette and see all the elements flipping to this new color in real time. The gain in productivity would be incredible!
              In short, my request is:
              1)…

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

                Since we haven’t heard back in quite a while (and we now have linked/global colors), I’m closing this as inactive. Please do feel free to file a new ticket if you have a color-related suggestion!

              • Add critical features to Mac version then focus on Windows

                I see that you've been updating the Windows version to bring it to par with the Mac version. But can you first add some critical features to the Mac version before going full-steam on the Windows?

                This way we'll at least have one platform with a strong set of basic features:

                a) Non-scrollable elements to fix a header or footer.
                b) Show/hide elements so that I can emulate a drop-down menu or a popup window without creating countless Artboards and super complex links.

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                  0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  These features are on our roadmap already, so you should upvote them separately to let us know you’re interested. We’re working on ensuring that we can deliver on both platforms going forward, and there won’t be that much longer to wait until you see new features on Mac.

                  Upvote here:

                • Interactivity

                  Starting to say that all the new upgrade are making my life way more easier and more time efficient, what i would really love is to have ability like the one a dos In Design file gives you. For instance, being able to use a 360 degree picture that interact through finger touch. The option to place a keyboard out of the work frame but still be able to link it to a button in order to pop up once a user touch that button. Finally add videos.

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

                    This request reflects three existing ideas in UserVoice. Please do upvote these ideas instead!

                    Horizontal scroll (for the 360º photo): https://adobexd.uservoice.com/forums/353007/suggestions/13616781
                    Artboard overlay (keyboard situation): https://adobexd.uservoice.com/forums/353007/suggestions/12924909
                    Video support: https://adobexd.uservoice.com/forums/353007-adobe-xd-feature-requests/suggestions/12924336-import-videos-animated-gifs

                    Thanks!

                    -Elaine

                  • 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.

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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

                    • Good import for easier migrating to the platform

                      What is also crucial whenever a new platform comes is a transition to that platform. What if I have 100+ files in .psd or .ai or .sketch and I really like the new XD platform. That's almost 100% chance. For now, no platform have at least average solution for that. I have files in .ai but I want my team to migrate to .psd or .sketch... and it's time consuming mechanistic manual monkey job.

                      It would be great and ease the transition if XD will have:
                      – Import to XD from .psd, .ai, .sketch with all the artboards
                      – Import…

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                        1 comment  ·  06 : Integration with other tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        There are several different requests here, and I think a bunch of them are already tracked as their own individual suggestions:

                        Please upvote any of those that you need, so we can get a better picture of which are the most important.

                        You can already bring content into XD from all three of these tools by copy-pasting individual elements/layers. Some of the issues listed in the original request here seem to be related to poor fidelity or other problems when importing content this way. If you’re hitting issues like that, could you please file a new UserVoice bug report with as much detail as possible? Ideally, please share screenshots or even an actual AI/PSD/Sketch file that shows the problem.

                        Thanks!

                      • Graphic tab/pen compatibility

                        Currently while having PS or illustrator open while working with XD it can be a little annoying when jumping back into XD you have to down the graphic pen and switch to mouse pad. I use my graphics tab more and more and being able to use it in XD with such things like the pen tool would really help UX imo

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                          0 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Toggle show/hide measurements

                          Description: A toggle or a hotkey to show/hide the size of the objects and/or the distance between all objects in the project.

                          Why: It will make easier to know how to position the objects, to be exact the same as in the XD file, when you develop the app. well it not so hard to calculate it by yourself. XD knows how to show it when you move the objects, the only thing left is just to create a button to show and keep it on visible, but with automatically calculated distance and size of all objects. As a web…

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

                            As we haven’t heard back from you (and we have measurements with Opt/Alt), I’m closing this request as inactive. Please feel free to file another ticket if you have additional ideas!

                          • Indicate when the project is being saved visually

                            Sometime the autosave doesn't work so I started always saving, but then I don't know if I actually saved the project so I have to check if the Save in the File menu is deactivated, it would be nice to have a bar in the bottom that shows a message or a progressing bar to know that your project is being saved.

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                            • Vectors Shapes Objects >Path >Convert path is not an appropriate functioning like Adobe Illustrator Path finders. we expecting like that. F

                              XD is very optimisation tool like Sketch but Vector Editor no one can beat Adobe illustrator in XD we need like that so soothing vector editors (path finders)

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                                0 comments  ·  06 : Integration with other tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • advanced artboard focus features

                                With just a keyboard and mouse the way to switch between artboard focus is very clumsy (alt+ scollwheel on mouse). I took me ages to figure this navigational feature out to begin with. And haven't found another way to manipulate the canvas (without touchpad or trackpad). Would be great to either have scroll bars on the canvas or short cuts to switch artboard focus:

                                Suggestions:
                                - Scroll bars on canvas
                                - Cmd-Arrow - to switch focus to the nearest artboard in that direction

                                The Cmd-scroll wheel just doesn't work and slows down workflow considerably.

                                Kind regards,

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                                  1 comment  ·  05 : Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  As we haven’t seen any activity on this issue in six months, I’m marking it as inactive. Please do feel free to file it again if you’re still experiencing it!

                                  Thanks,

                                  -Elaine

                                • [Mac] Copy and Paste Design From Photoshop

                                  it would be really GREAT if we can copy from PSD and paste it on XD.
                                  I am using XD for Mac.

                                  Thank you.

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

                                    As we haven’t seen any activity on this issue in three months, I’m marking it as inactive. Please do feel free to file it again if you’re still experiencing it!

                                    Thanks,

                                    -Elaine

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

                                      We already have a number of these suggestions in the backlog already, such as:

                                      Please do swing by these three (and file other ideas) to help with reducing the number of artboards you need to create your designs.

                                      Thanks!

                                      -Elaine

                                    • 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…

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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!

                                      • Native OS X UI when possible

                                        I've noticed that Adobe is trying to use more custom UI elements in it's products which I actually find make them harder - not easier - to use. Products like Sketch have found a real following by using the UI elements and paradigms provided by the operating system. I think XD should use more of the OS UI so that it would feel like other apps that I use and be able to have updated UI styles as the OS is updated over time.

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                                          3 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          The requests that have been in the comments thread are all related to existing stories in UserVoice. I’m marking this one as Action Required in order to close it out.

                                          As noted in other comments in this thread, here are the existing stories you can upvote:

                                          Thanks!

                                          -Elaine

                                        • Lists and Tables

                                          What I am missing while designing for the web with PS or AI is, the possibility to create lists (ordered or unordered) or tables or other stuff, that is possible with html/css.

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

                                            If repeat grid doesn’t suffice, we’d love to hear about what you’d like to see. Please fee free to file another request or upvote one of our suggestions in the database!

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