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  1. Cancel publish during upload

    By mistake i choose publish proto and update link - how to cancel it? - i have to close the file to cancel an activity.

    3 votes
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      0 comments  ·  03 : Sharing on the web  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow multiple people to share a link to the same URL

      Collaborative work: Updating 'share link' of an .xd file not possible on another machine

      System: macOS Sierra 10.12.6
      XD-Version: 0.8.22.17 Beta

      We are working with different people on the same .xd file. Updating the prototype link is only possible on the machine with wich the .xd file was created. The other people can only create new links.

      1. Create an .xd file
      2. Publish prototype
      2. Save the .xd file
      3. Open the same .xd file on another machine
      4. Updating the published prototype link not possible (only creation of new link)

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

        Hello,

        Sorry for the confusion. This behavior in XD is intentional. Only the user who created a prototype link is able to update that link. The thinking is that the owner for the link may not want others making changes.

        At the moment, the only way for multiple people to update a prototype at the same URL is to be logged in with the same Creative Cloud account. We are however discussing adding the ability to specify more than one owner for a prototype – and we could then allow all owners to update the prototype link. It sounds like this is what you were expecting and the behavior you would like to see, is that correct?

      • Activity stream in shared files

        I'd like to see an overview of all the activities and comments on all of the pages within a document that is shared. Otherwise there's quite a good possibility of missing some.

        Something like Invision has would be great:
        https://support.invisionapp.com/hc/en-us/articles/115000633426-Activity-Stream

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          0 comments  ·  03 : Sharing on the web  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Share Again – don’t copy URL on Saved-As

          I often ‘save as’ my app, and rebrand it for a different client. Despite renaming the saved-as file, if I SHARE AGAIN, it will remember the old URL – and sometimes I’m tired enough to accidentally over-write the file. This would be disastrous with clients! Please forget the URL of a saved-as file.

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            feature-under-review  ·  1 comment  ·  03 : Sharing on the web  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Comments are hard to discover

            - Comments section is very valuable, but people have been missing that during handoffs and discussions. Its not clear that tapping the icon is will open up the comments panel. A first time learning curve.
            - Also replies are not easily discovered. It might make sense to collapse when we have a lot of comments/ replies in a thread, but to start with can we have everything opened up. Or a switch to full collapse/ open
            - It also not evident if new comments are placed. I do get a notification but would need to go to each screen to…

            4 votes
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              1 comment  ·  03 : Sharing on the web  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Comment inbox in web prototype

              I would like to have an inbox with all the new comments listed and each one linking to the appropriate page/screen.

              Right now you have to go through each page to see if there is a comment or not. This is tedious if you're using XD as a client review tool.

              36 votes
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                5 comments  ·  03 : Sharing on the web  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Drop shadow binds to border

                When adding a drop shadow to an object it binds to the border.

                This means that if an object does not have a border or a fill (in the instance where you would want to create a glass like effect it is not possible)

                We have tested and verified that this is counter to how the browsers behave - this is the test example we used:

                https://jsfiddle.net/j911t7kp/1/

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                  feature-under-review  ·  0 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Embed fonts for 'untethered' mobile preview from Creative Cloud

                  Would be nice if fonts were embedded into the XD file. If not you aren't able to preview the app design with the correct font from iOS or android when syncing from creative cloud.

                  68 votes
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                    8 comments  ·  07 : Mobile (iOS)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Ability to view team prototypes

                    Ability to view team prototypes. Similar to how you can view team assets. So that I as a creative director, or other team members can quickly find and reference prototypes completed by other team members

                    6 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  02 : Prototype mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Unhide all layers

                      Elaine, where in UserVoice should we put this request, if not here? The implementation of hide and show objects needs to be very much improved. It really needs to be like Illustrator where you can hide one object at a time but also unhide all of them. To unhide 10 hidden objects in XD, you currently have to click 10 times in the "layers" palette. When these items are near all adjacent to each other on the artboard, but all mixed up in the layers palette it is extremely frustrating. Especially when in AI it just requires one simple keystroke…

                      10 votes
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                        feature-under-review  ·  3 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add some basic editing features for mobile app

                        Hope to see some basic editing features for mobile app. This could be really helpful for prototyping.

                        8 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  07 : Mobile (iOS)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Reorder artboards or hide navigation buttons in shared prototype

                          When sharing with a less tech-savvy client, they see the arrows and automatically go to click through like a PDF reader. It would be good to have a way to either change the order of the pages for that view (you can't always guarantee that the order the artboards are built in will be the order they appear in the user journey) or the ability to hide them in the share settings.

                          hide/turn off "slide" feature on prototype

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

                            There was some negative feedback received when we removed the navigation arrows from prototypes, so, this change was reverted and other solutions are being considered.

                            Joan Lafferty
                            Product Manager

                          • Consumers of shared prototypes tend to use arrows instead of using interactions

                            I have been using XD a lot and have been publishing prototypes for developers and stakeholders.

                            I have found that more often than not they are using the bottom page scroll more than using the clickable links inside the prototype.

                            This is causing confusion when the workflow isn't linear as they are view the prototype as a slideshow instead of an interactive prototype.

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

                              There was some negative feedback received when we removed the navigation arrows from prototypes, so, this change was reverted and other solutions are being considered.

                              Joan Lafferty
                              Product Manager

                            • Sync Mobile Preview to reflect desktop Preview window or viewport / scroll position

                              I like the live editing on mobile, that's a good case.

                              However, I'd like the ability for the mobile device to reflect where I am in my artboard when working in XD on my Mac.

                              Example -- I'm designing a mobile page and I scroll down to the footer; currently I'd have to manually scroll to the footer on my device to reflect what I'm working on.

                              Example II -- I'm in prototype mode on my Mac, and I click a button to move to a linked artboard. I'd expect this interaction to be mirrored on the mobile device, but…

                              6 votes
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                                feature-under-review  ·  0 comments  ·  08 : Mobile (Android)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Guides

                                An ability to drag out persistent guides to an artboard and have other objects snap to it

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                                  feature-under-review  ·  132 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Rulers

                                  Global rulers for the x/y axis.

                                  464 votes
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                                    27 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Saving color palettes - shared across documents or users

                                    I want to have a consistent set of swatches, with the ability to import saved palettes or to share/export a palettes. It would be nice to have access to multiple palettes as well

                                    381 votes
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                                      feature-under-review  ·  18 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Export interactive PDF with clickable "PageTo" links

                                      Please add the option to export all artboards of the prototype as a PDF document of many pages, preserving prototype interactivity saving links as PDF internal "pageTo" links (or invisible linkTo rectangles).
                                      So that in this way the prototype can be navigated in the PDF file like on a web page (transitions excluded of course).
                                      This would allow a very efficient "deliverable" design document for the client.

                                      178 votes
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                                        feature-under-review  ·  18 comments  ·  02 : Prototype mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Interactive form elements

                                        Ability to create interactive relationships, like radio inputs, if you select one it deselects the other. Selecting different options can change the outcome when the user hits 'Submit' etc

                                        291 votes
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                                          feature-under-review  ·  28 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Change default fill and stroke settings (color, etc.) used when drawing new shapes

                                          It's quite frustrating that every time I use the shape tools, I have to remove the stroke and change the fill.
                                          Like in ID and AI, it would be useful if the object fill and stroke remembers the previous settings, or a default could be somehow set.

                                          56 votes
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                                            feature-under-review  ·  10 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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