Adobe XD: Feature Requests

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  1. Fixed elements in scrolling artboards (header, nav bar, etc.)

    Since you already started with scrollable area inside artboard, it would be awesome if we could define sticky header. For example, one page website has a lot of content, but I want to create sticky header so when I scroll down, it stays at the top. Maybe you could add the option so we can define the group and assign the sticky header option to it. That way on any artboard we can just assign that option to it and that's it.

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      963 comments  ·  02 : Prototype mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Fixed elements are finally here!! We’re incredibly excited to announce that you can select any top-level element in your artboard and click “Fixed Position” to fix your element anywhere in the viewport.

      To learn more about this feature, watch the video here: https://youtu.be/3fWBkV5S6U4

      Please do continue to file and upvote issues in UserVoice – your voice really does make a difference!

      -Elaine

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

        As you’ve probably noticed, we’ve delivered Layout Grids in the November release of XD. We’d love specific feedback on Layout Grids as we continue to grow, so I’m closing this feature request. If you have specific additional functionality you’d like to see in the Layout Grid feature, please do file it as a new feature request in the Design feature area!

        Thanks,

        -Elaine

      • Responsive artboards / adaptive layout constraints for resizing

        Similar to Edge Reflow, it would be great to have the ability to prototype responsive design ideas with a fluid, flexible canvas. Web designers need a good tool for this there really isn't anything out there to test out responsive design solutions.

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

          Hello,

          With last week’s update of XD, we introduced Responsive Resize – a way to easily resize your elements as you adapt them to different screen sizes. This should massively speed up your workflow.

          Download the latest version of XD to give it a try, and check out a 3 min overview of it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKvg8_8jv10&t=2s

          Look forward to hearing what you think!

          Hoyle

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            172 comments  ·  02 : Prototype mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            We’re so excited to announce that overlays are now available in our June release! With this feature, you can set any artboard as the overlay target of another artboard and visually place it in the right place in the viewport. Please do let us know what improvements you’d like to see in this feature as individual tickets in UserVoice – we’re listening!

            To learn more about overlays: https://youtu.be/3fWBkV5S6U4

            -Elaine

          • Generate specs / measurements / style guide for developers

            What definitely needed in the Design community is to ease the design-development delivery-review phase. To unload both of the sides.

            A lot of different platforms, tools, plugins were meant to do that and none of them is fully unloading and simplifying that process.

            PNG Express, Specking, Avocode, Markly, Zeplin, Craft, Marketch etc...

            I believe there is a need in having some specifications delivery service, styleguide generating service.

            Specs:
            + Measuring distance from text line height (because that's how developers do), not font size.
            + Ability to adjust the UI on the go with automatic sepcs changing
            + Ability to select…

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

              We’re pleased to announce that our Design Specs feature is now available as a Beta in our November release. You can read more about it on our announcement blog post here: https://blogs.adobe.com/creativecloud/november-update-of-adobe-xd/

              The Design Specs feature is just the first step for us in this space, and we’re looking for your feedback on the feature. In order to focus on the feedback, we’ve created a new feature area that you can target when you file new ideas: 09 Design Specs. Please remember that you should file one idea per submission, so that we can better aggregate your feedback.

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                feature-completed  ·  102 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Import Photoshop / PSD

                Import Photoshop file with options to select layers and/or artboards.

                This would increase ease of use and workflow, so a user is not always switching between apps. Import options for layers, artboards, or even layer comps, would also cut down a lot of rework.

                1,287 votes
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                  155 comments  ·  06 : Integration with other tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  Hi everyone,

                  I’m glad to announce that we’ve just released this feature!

                  You can bring your Photoshop files into XD by simply opening a PSD file with the CMD-O command or by selecting “Open” from the “File” menu. Your file will automatically convert into a new XD file with your artboards, layers, and assets editable and at a high fidelity.

                  You can find more details about March release here:
                  https://theblog.adobe.com/march-2018-update-adobe-xd/

                  Note that we bring in Photoshop elements and effects that can be mapped to XD’s functionality, the rest are either rasterized or not transferred yet to the XD file. Learn more about what is supported here:
                  https://helpx.adobe.com/xd/kb/open-photoshop-files-in-xd.html

                  Let us know your feedback.

                  Thanks,
                  Dan

                • Underline text

                  You can easily make text bold or italic in XD, but not underlined. There should be an Underline style or toggle button for creating designs with links, etc.

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

                    You can now underline text in the December release of Adobe XD. If you’re interested in improvements to the underline feature (like adjusting the distance between the underline and the baseline), please do feel free to file that as a separate ticket!

                    -Elaine

                  • Image cropping / repositioning within shape mask (after dragging bitmap into a shape)

                    Provide the ability to reposition/move images within masks.

                    If you make a mask via Object > Mask With Shape, then you can double-click into it to reposition the image (or other content) within the mask.

                    However, if you drag an image file onto a shape, it gets masked by the shape and you CANNOT reposition the image or adjust the cropping. It is auto-cropped to fill the shape when you resize it, but you don't currently get full control of the cropping.

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                      feature-completed  ·  89 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                        feature-completed  ·  65 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Layers Panel

                        It would be a good way to organize elements if we have the layer panel. Locking and unlocking elements is just a click away.

                        886 votes
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                          94 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Reusable symbols / master objects

                          It would be very helpful to have symbols in order to have reusable elements that can be updated in one place and have those edits instantly take effect in all instances/artboards in the design.

                          835 votes
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                            131 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            I’m happy to say you can now use symbols in the November release of Adobe XD!

                            Thanks to everyone who voted on this — it honestly does make a difference in making this happen sooner.

                            There are lots of ways we could expand on this initial set of symbol features. Please let us know your opinion by upvoting follow-up suggestions like these:

                            And as always, feel free to file new suggestions if you have other ideas that aren’t posted in UserVoice yet!

                          • Export overview of all artboards: showing interaction flows, annotations, specifications

                            I would like to share my full document to my team in order to communicate all specifications I added. This would help them giving a bit more context to the prototype and also be able to see all the different states of a pattern to build.
                            Maybe save as a PDF file or also online?

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

                              We’ve released the Design Specs feature in our November release as a Beta. You can now publish a Design Spec, which will show your developer an overview of the flow and allow them to introspect measurements and styles. We’re working on additional functionality based on this foundation, so I’m closing this feature as completed in order to get new suggestions as to what specific additions you’d like to see to the Design Specs feature.

                              Please also note that we now have a new feature area called “Design Specs” in UserVoice, so please file new feature requests there! As a reminder, please file one suggestion per UserVoice submission so that we can better aggregate!

                              -Elaine

                            • Password on shared prototypes

                              Allow the user to add a password to shared prototypes.

                              773 votes
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                                138 comments  ·  03 : Sharing on the web  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Paragraph styles

                                In order to make global typography changes, it would ber very useful to have paragraph styles as part of the feature set. Bonus: export CSS from these paragraphy styles.

                                747 votes
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                                  feature-completed  ·  51 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Export Measurements for Developers

                                  Now that Adobe XD allows designers to measure all their elements. There's still the problem of having to deliver the design to the developers. They always require a spec sheet with the measurements. They don't want to download Adobe XD because they think it's hard to use, and would rather have a PDF opened instead.

                                  It would be great to have a feature where I can have the measurements present itself on the page when I export to PDF, instead of having to manually type in the measurements as well as drawing the lines between the elements of my app…

                                  740 votes
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                                    45 comments  ·  04 : Asset exporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    We’ve released the Design Specs feature in our November release this week as a Beta. You can now publish a Design Spec directly from XD, and your developer can get measurements of objects by selecting the object from the detail view of the screen. We’re working on additional functionality for this feature and are looking for feedback, so please try it out and file new feature requests in this area against the Design Specs feature area.

                                    Thanks,

                                    -Elaine

                                  • Auto Save (in case of system crash)

                                    Auto save take away the worry of saving and losing data.

                                    726 votes
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                                      193 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                      Hi everyone,

                                      With XD versions 8 and 9 we’ve gradually released Auto-Recovery. This is a feature that restores files automatically in the event of an application or system crash. Auto-Recovery is enabled by default and available for both Windows 10 and Mac users.

                                      How it works:
                                      - While editing an XD file, Auto-Recovery runs in the background and stores the edits in a backup file at every 5 seconds. Every time you save the file, the backup is cleaned up from your disk, so there’s no impact on storage.
                                      - In the event of an application or system crash, the backup file is used to restore the last unsaved edits to the original files.
                                      - At next XD launch, the recovered file is available as a recent file in the Start screen or the “File” menu option.
                                      - Recovered files can be identified by the “*” character added at the…

                                    • Typographic features

                                      • can't edit any part of text separately . Try to give different weight,style,size or color any piece of text, this changes whole text.
                                      • can't kern any text
                                      • can't give a line height *this is vital
                                      • can't reach glyph

                                      710 votes
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                                        76 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                                      • Support math operators in number fields

                                        It will be nice I can use that 200/2 = 100 directly in a numbered field just like any other Adobe App. (/ and - and * and +)

                                        639 votes
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                                          61 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          As of our June release, you can now use math operators in numeric fields! If you don’t see the update, open the Creative Cloud desktop application, select the … in the upper right corner, and select “Check for App Updates.”

                                          -Elaine

                                        • Allow interaction wires/links from objects inside a symbol

                                          I was so excited about the new symbols feature that I made all of my navbars in a design a symbol. This may be one of the most obvious uses of symbols, since every page will almost always have the same navbar. But you can't connect objects inside a symbol. Therefore, you can't connect nav items, icons, logos in a nav bar.

                                          Either allow connects for objects inside symbols, but don't propagate them in all instances, or DO propagate them in all instances. But you HAVE to be able to connect objects inside symbols in prototype mode.

                                          Otherwise, we can…

                                          574 votes
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