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  1. Export whole artboards (or entire project) as HTML

    It would be great to Export Prototypes as pure HTML Projects. I am working a lot on Multiscreen apps, where I mostly use Serveal Webcontainers Running on several Screens, to develop those Applications.

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      feature-needs-more-info  ·  134 comments  ·  04 : Asset exporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        feature-needs-more-info  ·  75 comments  ·  05 : Extensibility  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • More slide transitions

        Few more nice slide transitions wouldn't kill anyone, would it :)

        271 votes
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          feature-needs-more-info  ·  17 comments  ·  02 : Prototype mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 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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            24 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

          • shadows, shadows, shadows, shadows

            There are already a few requests about fundamental shadow implementation but seem to have gotten no attention. Without these in place it will be difficult to design today's interfaces in XD.

            First: Shadow spread - positive and negative.

            Second: Multiple Shadows on one object.

            Third: Shadow is clipped by object - so that if the object has transparency the shadow isn't showing through it.

            These are basic shadow capabilities on every other program and used daily by interface designers.

            Negative spread is key. It will allow us to create these (see attachment) types of shadows without workarounds and is supported…

            120 votes
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              4 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

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

              Could everyone please upvote the specific individual requests that you need, so we can get a better picture of which are the most important? Thanks!

            • Preserve corner radius when resizing

              If I'm drawing a rectangle and setting a corner radius of X, and need to resize that rectangle's width, I'd like to just be able to push one side without having the other side's corner radius "squashing" up.

              Currently it's possible to do so by editing vector points and just selecting the left or right-side point group, but it wastes a bit of time. Thanks :)

              113 votes
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                7 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Copy vector art from Illustrator

                I can't find this exact feature request so I thought I would request it here. Is it possible to build XD so that any Adobe Illustrator artwork can be pasted into it?

                Photoshop has this ability so I'm continuing to use Photoshop for app design, however, Sketch has some nice features over Photoshop but it's inability to accept even the most simple compound shapes from Illustrator make it virtually unusable for serious design. If preventing users from switching permanently to Sketch is on Adobe's radar, I think y'all should get Illustrator objects compatibility going. It'll be the clincher to ensure…

                61 votes
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                  9 comments  ·  06 : Integration with other tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  Hi, all-

                  I’m trying to consolidate a number of the Illustrator issues into one list to work against, as the various requests seem to be all over the forum. I’ve started with James’ specific list below, and would like to hear back as to what other specific features are not importing correctly from Illustrator 2017.

                  • Pixel dimensions not aligning
                  • Support for dotted lines
                  • Support for rounded stroke
                  • Text is broken up into individual lines

                  Are there additional things you’ve hit that you’d like us to address?

                  -Elaine

                • slack integration

                  For my team, this would be much better than just a dedicated in-tool comment system for getting feedback as this would make my prototypes more accessible to the whole team and company without the need for me to specifically send the link to select individuals.

                  52 votes
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                    8 comments  ·  06 : Integration with other tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • XD export feature to xCode

                    Add xCode export to the list of functions... great for informative apps

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

                      Can you tell us more about how you’d like this to work? Do you want XD to export image assets and insert them directly into the correct folders/filenames in an existing Xcode project? Or do you want XD to generate Objective-C / Swift code to create a brand new Xcode project?

                    • Ability to replace/update image files

                      I wish I had the ability to select an image and be able to update the file or change the image with out having to import another image if it is exactly the same size or I updated the design.

                      33 votes
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                        9 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Wacom Tablet issues on Mac

                        It is very easy to navigate the Xd interface with a magic mouse or touch pad however when I am working with my Wacom (which is often) I loose some of the functionality such as zooming and being able to move around the interface with a 'hand' tool option 'H' like in Illustrator and Photoshop. If one of the artboard falls off the screen/interface, I am unable to simply drag the view to accomodate the artboard. If I am using the Wacom I have to go to the magnification setting in the upper left hand of the interface which is…

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                          6 comments  ·  06 : Integration with other tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          Please note that the Wacom tablet on Windows only is considered a pen experience, which is not yet supported on the canvas. You should be able to select the tools along the side and interact with XD in the property inspector. We’re working on that particular experience.

                          However, I’d like to keep this open to be able to talk about what specific issues Mac users are experiencing. Please do add these in the comments!

                          Thanks,

                          -Elaine

                        • Direct selection tool - adjust points in multiple shapes at once

                          I need direct selection tool to adjust groups this way:
                          1. I created rectangle and placed icon inside with 10px offset from right side.
                          2. Grouping rectangle with icon.
                          3. Now I want to resize this group and save 10px offset, but this offset changes proportionally.

                          I can easily do this in Ai using Direct Selection tool. So, add Direct Selection tool, please.

                          28 votes
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                            9 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            You can direct select elements by holding CMD when clicking on items that are part of groups. Marquee selecting anchor points is landing very soon, so that you could select parts of your rectangle. Do you expect a different behavior? Did I understand your request right? Thanks for your feedback.

                          • Gradients: color stops at the extremes are difficult to select

                            Color stops fixed at the extremes are not easily selectable. They seem to be under the bars. Could they be over each bar?

                            27 votes
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                              3 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • InDesign Workflow – linked files in XD

                              For the design I use InDesign as InDesign is much more powerful as XD. I export my Designs as PNG and import those PNGs in XD to create linked artboards for customer presentations.

                              It would be very much needed to have extern links (as in InDesign) pointing to those PNGs. Each time I update my Design in InDesign and export automated all PNGs all screens in XD would also be updated. I conceptualize webprojects with more than 200+ screens and this would speed up prototyping tremendously.

                              Anyway XD rules – really like it – just miss this killer feature!

                              25 votes
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                                5 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                Okay, so I’m trying to understand here. By looking up documentation, I see that you can place images in your file and link them to an image on your file system, so not embedding them in the file. (I’m assuming you’re not talking about inserting links to images on the Internet via URLs.) When the document opens, it loads up the image and places it in. In some apps, updating the file on the file system will update the image automatically without any intervention, and in other apps, changing it on the file system won’t update until you either manually refresh or relaunch the app.

                                This scenario is what I was defining as “dynamic linking.” Smart Objects (as I’m defining them in my head) are elements that are in a CC file format (like Photoshop or Illustrator). Am I misunderstanding your request for external links?

                                Thanks,

                                -Elaine

                              • Alt + scroll mouse wheel zoom is opposite of PS/AI/etc...

                                1. I noticed that alt + scroll mouse to zoom has an inverted behavior from the existing paradigms that the rest of the creative suite (like Photoshop and Illustrator) set. For example: scrolling up zooms in within XD while it zooms out within PS/AI. The request is to make XD's scroll consistent with the paradigms the rest of the creative suite has set with mouse scroll zoom.

                                2. Inconsistent and unexpected feature behavior, especially when moving between PS/AI and XD.

                                18 votes
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                                  12 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Artboards re-order

                                  Hello team, make it possible to reorder Artboards as it's done on PowerPoint (Slides). This is helpful when we export all artboards into PDF. we will be able to change the order of artboards.

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

                                    Hi, all-

                                    We currently export to PDF in left-right, top-bottom reading order. You’ll want to make sure that your artboards are aligned to make sure they export in the correct order.

                                    How would you like to control your PDF export?

                                    -Elaine

                                  • Change image only in single repeat grid item

                                    Would be nice to be able to change images of repeat grid items. At the moment if I drag & drop on a repeat grid item, all instances will change …

                                    16 votes
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                                      7 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                      Here’s how it works currently:

                                      • If you drag a single image onto a Repeat Grid where all grid cells show the same image, the image will change in all the grid cells.
                                      • If you drag multiple images onto a Repeat Grid, you will set up a repeating sequence of different images. For example, if I drag in 5 images at the same time, the first 5 grid cells will show different images and then the pattern will repeat (e.g. every 5th grid cell will show the same image).
                                      • If you drag a single image onto a Repeat Grid that already has a repeating sequence of images, you’ll replace all copies of the image you dropped onto. For example, if you had a sequence of 5 images repeated 3 times (15 total grid cells), and then you drop a single image onto one grid cell, you’ll see 3 copies of that…
                                    • Export to an APK file

                                      Export APK file...

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                                      • Symbols Library

                                        Can we save the Symbol Library and upload it to other files? like load it like we load in Illustrator?
                                        Will be great to use Illustrator Symbols and upload it in XD.

                                        13 votes
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                                        • Artboard page numbers

                                          It would be great to include page numbers on the actual artboards similar to indesign for presentation purposes.

                                          Clients often get lost due to screen share lag, so having the page number available would greatly help.

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