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  1. Set width and height in percentages

    When you enter a width for an object, also be able to set the size using a percent.

    195 votes
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    feature-under-review  ·  18 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Support Opentype font features

    Allow users to select Opentype features supported by a given typeface. This would be especially useful for anyone designing for ecommerce (tabular lining numerals), or text-heavy sites (small caps, proportional old style numerals), or rich typography in general (alternate stylistic sets, swashes, superscript, subscript, fractions). Common ligatures seem to be enabled already, but there's no way to access discretionary ligatures.

    https://klim.co.nz/blog/towards-an-ideal-opentype-user-interface/

    194 votes
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  3. Locked objects should be completely disabled

    At the moment a locked object can still be selected, hindering the ability to select an object underneath.

    It would be great if locked object would be completely disabled, similar to how an illustrator locked object behaves.

    190 votes
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  4. Round corners on path anchor points

    It's currently possible to round corners on primitive shapes. As soon as additional anchor points are added, or a shape is created from scratch using the pen tool, the ability to round corners is removed.

    It would be nice to have this option at all times.

    186 votes
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  5. Support all the same attributes as CSS box-shadow (add spread & inner shadow)

    In short:
    Be able to apply the same CSS box-shadow attributes on UI elements in Xd.

    Long version:
    Shadow on Xd works fine but still limited compared with CSS box-shadow capabilities. It's frustrating to be limited to 3 values only (x, y and B) when you know you can deliver better shadows in development.

    The attributes should be similar to make the transition from design to development (or sometimes from development to design) easy. For example, in Photoshop it is tricky because the units are different (like spread as % in PS and px in CSS) and you can't get…

    185 votes
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  6. Kerning options for text

    Splitting off from the typographic features (https://adobexd.uservoice.com/forums/353007-adobe-xd-feature-requests/suggestions/12927885-typographic-features)

    Let's discuss what control over kerning you'd like to see in XD.

    183 votes
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  7. Nested Overlays

    Allow an Overlay to be applied to another overlay. For example, you have a dialog box Overlay and inside you want to have a drop-down menu which has an Overlay of a list of options. Currently what happens is the drop-down Overlay replaces the dialog Overlay.

    I think this is something fundamental that would make Overlays even more powerful. Its omission almost feels like a bug.

    183 votes
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  8. Paragraph spacing / Soft Returns

    User should be able to use a soft return (shift+return) to break a line of text without adding paragraph spacing .

    172 votes
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  9. Tab Button should indent text

    The tab button on a keyboard doesn't indent text like it would in every other text tool in adobe suite.

    please make the tab button indent paragraph text.

    172 votes
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  10. Automatically generated charts and graphs

    We often design Area Graphs, Doughnut Charts, Bars etc for Dashboards. Personally I switch between AI and PS to design this type of stuffs.

    But it would be great to have an easier way design Charts and Graphs in Adobe XD.

    For example, I would like the following method to design a Doughnut Chart:
    Draw a circle
    Select Doughnut Chart from Menu
    Insert Percentages and colors
    Hit OK and done!
    Similar idea for other type of graphs.

    Thanks for the Awesome work, XD Team!

    157 votes
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  11. 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 :)

    156 votes
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    8 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Got it. Currently, that’s expected behavior, as double clicking and adding points converts it from a rectangle (which will maintain the corner radius) to a path, which has a different set of rules for resizing (for things like icons). I think what you want is this behavior: https://adobexd.uservoice.com/forums/353007/suggestions/12962355. If this looks good, I’ll go ahead and merge this story with that one.

    -Elaine

  12. Color Blindness Compliance/WCAG Accessibility Tools

    I would like to see an ON/OFF switch to test for color conflicts with regard to 508 compliance.

    This is valuable to me because I design for a large company and we need to make sure that everything tests fine against 508 compliance, which includes color conflicts for color blindness and deficiencies.

    155 votes
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    21 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    While we still don’t have the tools built right into XD (and so I’m leaving this open), we do have at least one plugin to help with color blindness checking. Please do check out the plugins section of XD to see if one will work for you!

  13. Set object to default to no stroke

    Every single time I make a box or something it adds a border stroke by default. This is so annoying as I don't want a border stroke like 90% of the times. Is this a bug or something? I'm so tired of removing that border stroke!! Please Adobe, make this nightmare go away. If you insist on forcing this upon us as default then at least make a "remember this choice" checkbox or something.

    154 votes
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  14. Color Agnostic Character Styles

    I want the option when setting up character styles that there doesn't need to be a color associated with the character style.

    For example, I set up my H1, H2, H3 with their respective font families, font weight, & font size. But my design has different background colors. Sometimes my H1 is lack on a white background, which is how I set it up in the Character Styles. While other times my H1 is white on a black background,. But if I change the H1 to white it no longer correlates to the H1 I setup in my character styles…

    142 votes
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  15. Flow text line wrapping around/inside a shape

    I would like to be able to wrap text around an object or another text block as with InDesign.

    138 votes
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  16. Data grid/table component with core functionality

    A data table component with headers, columns of varying widths, alternating row colors, add/delete rows, add/delete columns - very standard stuff! See Axure, PowerPoint, Confluence, etc. etc. Should be able to paste data from an Excel worksheet. An enterprise designer like me, who deals with data-rich UIs, must have this before I can consider adopting XD as my standard tool.

    Seems so obvious! But I haven't found this in other suggestions, most others focus on one aspect of a table instead of core table properties. I'd love to hear I'm just missing it somehow...

    135 votes
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  17. Library of mouse cursors

    Sometimes we have to show a mock-up and simulate mouse cursor states. It would be nice to have a ready-made library available.

    135 votes
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  18. Shadow shouldn't show through fill color at reduced opacity (zero fill opacity should 'knock out' shadow)

    When the fill color opacity is lowered, the shadow should not show through.

    The fill opacity is also affecting the shadow's opacity. These controls should be independent of each other.

    I have attached a screen shots from xd that shows the issue and a screen shot from sketch that shows the desired result. The circle on both are filled with #ffffff at 50% opacity.

    126 votes
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    This is something we’d like to get more feedback on.

    a) Some apps (such as Adobe Illustrator and InDesign) behave the way XD does now: reducing fill opacity (not overall object opacity) keeps the whole shadow visible but reduces its opacity in proportion with the fill color’s opacity. At zero fill opacity, the shadow is completely gone along with the fill (unless you have a border, in which case you have a thin ring-shaped shadow left).

    b) Other apps (such as Photoshop or Sketch) behave differently: reducing fill opacity leaves the shadow’s opacity at full strength, but clips the shadow so you don’t see it through the translucent fill. At zero fill opacity, in the middle of the shape you can see what’s behind it completely unobscured, but outside the shape’s edges you still see the drop shadow at full strength.

    Which one do people prefer? Do you need to…

  19. Able to make box text threaded (overflow between text boxes / columns)

    To speed up work with text in few columns — just like in InDesign

    125 votes
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  20. Change Fonts in Bulk - Find Type/Change All

    Quick font replacement is one my top needs in Illustrator, and thought it would be implemented in XD by now.

    In illustrator, I tend to have few artboards and that means fewer text strings. I could, replace fonts manually most of the time but it is awesome to have the Find Type tool.

    If this feature has a more appropriate place in the world, it is in XD because of the number of artboards UI design requires.

    122 votes
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