Adobe XD: Feature Requests

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  1. Short cut for view grid.

    Unless im missing something there needs to be a short cut for viewing the grid. At the moment to turn the grid on and off I have to move elements off the pasteboard to get access to a bit of canvas to double click then choose the tick box to show grid. Which is a pain in the butt. Also we need guides.

    14 votes
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  2. Keyboard Shortcut for Eyedropper

    Please add a shortcut for the Eyedropper. From the document listed here: https://helpx.adobe.com/xd/help/keyboard-shortcuts.html there doesn't seem to be one at the moment.

    Thank you.

    13 votes
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  3. Option to select a particular layer

    Well, I'm using Adobe Xd for a week. Previously worked on Photoshop. I've started loving xD.

    But I am facing difficulties when selecting a layer which is under another layer.

    It's really annoying always "hide" the first layer then select the 2nd/3rd layer. After that finding that "Hide" layer to unhide.

    Photoshop has an option for that. Please see attached.
    Thanks :)

    13 votes
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  4. Display style name in Creative Cloud Libraries

    Hello,

    The Creative Cloud Libraries are a great addition! Thank you for that. We're looking forward to seeing more of the assets usable.

    However, there seems to be missing the NAME of the style/color. Each of the assets in my (very extensive) library has a coded name and is shared with many designers and the name of the library asset is essential for the understanding of what asset is what (especially for character sizes)

    Thanks!

    12 votes
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  5. 12 votes
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  6. Text Character Level Colors

    I have the need to change the color of the characters in a line of text. For example, there is a link in a paragraph. The link only should be blue.

    Should be able to do alpha on the text characters also.

    I see that we have size and font style, but color is the most practical of all these.

    12 votes
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  7. Center justify text block

    In addition to left, right and centre aligned text I would love to see a (center) justify text align option. At the moment importing center justified text from AI does not perform as expected. I feel that is because that type of alignment is not supported by the XD software.

    Basically I would like the same text alignment options as Illustrator (the advanced alignment options included!)

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

    We have center justification for text areas already!

    If you’re interested in full justification, please upvote this story: https://adobexd.uservoice.com/forums/353007/suggestions/16278061

    If you’re interested in upper case, please upvote the text transform story: https://adobexd.uservoice.com/forums/353007/suggestions/13717794

    If there’s a specific issue with text copy and paste from Illustrator, please do file it as a specific issue.

    Thanks!

    -Elaine

  8. Drag-select multiple artboards

    I was in the middle of designing, and then realised that I needed to increase the length of a previous artboard and add in more data. Now to do that I first need to move all the artboards below it further down. But to that, I have to individually select each artboard to create a group - and then move them. This in my case meant selecting 20 artboards one by one. Doing this is a big pain, and often one wrong click lost all the selections. :( :( :(

    An easier way would have been to have drag-select action…

    12 votes
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  9. Title name for character styles

    There must be an option to call what kind of text style I have created.
    Currently, it just shows what the font type, size etc., but user should be able to create his own style name or predefined user interface styles.

    Like in Adobe InDesign for paragraph styles.

    That way I can easily identify what kind of generated style I want to use to the text component I have created.

    11 votes
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  10. Show grids for all artboards (without artboard selection)

    Please allow to show/ hide grids without clicking on the art-board first.

    11 votes
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  11. Components use Responsive Resize, even when disabled.

    I need to expand the bounds of a component while retaining the size of the content. This is helpful when changing the position of button prompts from inside to outside of the modal space.

    When I try to resize the component it resizes the content inside, even when Responsive Resize is disabled.

    10 votes
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  12. Download XD files from assets.adobe.com

    enable the download of xd files direct from adobe cloud.

    today you only have the option to delete

    10 votes
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  13. edit pathfinder shapes

    Editing a pathfinder ( Add, subtract, intersect, etc.) would be beneficial to create the perfect shape without building new shapes or paths. Example: location pin - If the circle within the teardrop is off by 2px, I can select the circle shape and move it instead of selecting anchor points.

    10 votes
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  14. Used font-families

    It would be nice to see (where you select the font-familie) what font-families you already used in your project.

    9 votes
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  15. Allow to drop text file lists on repeated grid text elements like we drop images

    Allow to drop text file lists on repeated grid text elements like we drop images.
    For example a simple text file like this:

    Washington DC
    New York
    Miami
    Los Angeles
    Boston
    Seattle
    Cupertino
    ...

    can be dropped on any text label of a repeated element, and it would display each line entry as the text of the label of each repeated element in the same order of the text file.
    Also other file formats can be eventually supported: txt, csv, rtf, doc, xls, xlsx, odt, odf

    9 votes
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  16. Paragraph text

    It would be great to have paragraph text similar to the paragraph mode of the text tool in Photoshop. I noticed when recently prototyping an app I tried to use lorem ipsum text and had to use hard returns to format as a paragraph

    9 votes
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  17. Copying / Pasting Text from Illustrator

    I tried copying and pasting a text box from illustrator to Adobe XD and two things happened.
    1 - The font weight changed and
    2 - Paragraphs were broken up into separate lines.

    When I pasted a whole wireframe page from illustrator, all my bold text turned into regular and I had to select each line one by one to change it back to bold.

    The other option was to outline the text before I copied / pasted it but then I couldn't edit it in Adobe XD.

    It would be great if the text copied from illustrator matched /…

    9 votes
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  18. Allow to name elements with unique ids

    A very important feature missing from AdobeXD is the option to name elements.
    The biggest strenght of AdobeXD is in the SVG output. I can design a website and use the svg assets directly in my project as UI elements. The only problem is that it lacks an option to name elements and symbols and to preserve those names as xml attributes in the exported svg file. Selecting those manually every time is a waste of time. Using names would allow to update assets in projects automatically when you edit those in AdobeXD.
    Please add the option to name elements…

    7 votes
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  19. Paste in place

    Ability to paste master elements in place to avoid them not being aligned from page to page

    7 votes
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    As mentioned in the comments, you can copy (CMD + C) from one artboard, select another artboard by clicking on its title and paste (CMD + V). It should paste it on the same place as the original, on the new artboard.

  20. positioning relative to artboard

    I find the option to position elements relative to artboard is a missing feature.

    Not only for center to artboard, but also, let's say I change the width of the artboard, if the element is centered it should keep that way.

    If it's aligned to right it should be like glued to the artboard right edge.

    7 votes
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