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  1. Use web units to edit styles

    Use pixel values for letter-spacing and line height rather than whatever Adobe uses right now so that it's easier to translate the specs to CSS

    Use percentages or relative values to size objects and type.
    eg: I want this object to be 50% of the artboard width

    Add padding and margin pixel values to text to generate buttons. Similar to how you are able to create buttons out of text in illustrator (see: https://youtu.be/fiTnlCCXTBo?t=1m46s)

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      1 comment  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • View prototype on device mockup like inVision app

      Ability to view or record the prototype based on the artboard that was used. Since there's already a list of specific artboards (iphonex, ipad, android etc.).

      The idea is when you publish a prototype there would be an option if you want it to be view on a device. Same as when recording it.

      8 votes
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        1 comment  ·  02 : Prototype mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Drag select multiple items

        It's hard to describe but the thing is: In Adobe XD it's not possible to to what's shown in the attachment (it's Affinity Designer). I hope you get what I mean. It's about the fact that I cant select multiple layers without also selecting the underlying layer.

        17 votes
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          11 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Symbol replace only once (not every instance)

          Currently, when you drag a symbol from the assets panel onto another symbol it will replace ALL instances of that symbol from anywhere on the canvas. Please make it so I can replace only ONE instance of that symbol with a new symbol (e.g. pressing ALT while dragging or something)

          3 votes
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            1 comment  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Forward private prototype notifications to clients or stakeholders by email

            When I publish a prototype and share it with collegues or clients, they make comments on it. But as the owner of the prototype, only I get notifications when a new comment is made.

            I like the new feature that allows us to publish private prototypes and invite people. They might get notifications on Adobe Creative Cloud, but even if they create an Adobe account, not all of them would download Adobe Creative Cloud or check the account regularly. It would be great if they also get the notifications by e-mail, like they get the invitation.

            3 votes
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              1 comment  ·  03 : Sharing on the web  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Dim background (set tint + alpha) behind overlay

              Love the new overlays feature! As an extended feature it would be great if you could choose what should happen to the background when the overlay appears. For example being able to dim the background by choosing a color and opacity.

              This would help with darkening the background for modals etc.

              3 votes
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                feature-needs-more-info  ·  1 comment  ·  02 : Prototype mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Advanced Overlay Option (background Treatment)

                - I would like to have the option of selecting how the background behaves when an overlay is being presented. this is important as I feel currently I'm restricted for the most part to 'Dissolve Transition' as it is weird showing the background sliding when included in the overlay artboard itself

                - Additionally, combined with timed transitions, one can showcase notifications
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                - Lastly, the ability to select the option of whether the overlay is pinned on Viewport (current implementation) or Artboard (for dropdowns beyond screen cut-off)

                4 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  02 : Prototype mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Fixed/sticky after scrolling

                  First of all, congrats on the new update, it's awesome!

                  One of the most awaited features for me was the fixed/sticky option. One thing that got in my mind after trying it was making something "stick" after scrolling, like a "go back top" button, which you don't want to have before you actually start scrolling.

                  4 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  02 : Prototype mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Design Spec: ability to download assets for developer, just like in Zeplin.

                    Just like how it works in Zeplin, developers can select an asset in the design to inspect its properties and then can download that asset to use.

                    8 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  09: Design Specs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Add Search field to Libraries

                      There needs to be a way to search within libraries.

                      I have a library that has 750+ icons in a library and no way to search for what I am looking for.

                      11 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Better asset management

                        Asset panel is pretty basic at this point. Some better control over them would be helpful.

                        1 - Be able to name colors, character styles and symbols (I realize you can rename symbols by editing the layer)
                        2 - Ability to group asset types together (mobile character styles, home page components, button colors...etc)
                        3 - Rearrange assets (related to grouping)
                        4 - Override or reset character styles or symbols (this probably has it's own feature request

                        7 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 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.

                          23 votes
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                            feature-needs-more-info  ·  6 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Static / Fixed objects between transitions

                            When I swipe between screens I do not want the header and footer bar to slide with the transition, just the content area. Please create a function for this

                            657 votes
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                              feature-started  ·  16 comments  ·  02 : Prototype mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Components & Design systems

                              It wode be really good that designers to have capabilities to design with components which can be used separately or combined into a new component because today technologies are relying on this concepts example React, ReactNative ... This feature would give designers the capability to build consistent design systems.

                              3 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Versioning system (GIT like)

                                In order to build a project/prototype easy to maintain I'm working with a single file per project.

                                However, it is very difficult to collaborate with the CC files as they have some random issues.

                                What if we had a versioning system integrated to Adobe XD?

                                It doesn't have to be too complex in first place but it could lead to a GREAT collaborative experience for Designers.

                                5 votes
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                                • rename character style, symbols and colors

                                  Example: Character Style Title, menu option, tabBar option, etc

                                  3 votes
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                                  • Add different colors to repeat-grid shapes (from .txt file)

                                    It would be nice if you were able to drag a txt-file with an array of HEX values onto a shape in a repeat-grid and the shapes would update their colors. Similar to how you can use images or text today.

                                    5 votes
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                                    • Ability to add elements in repeat grid (Like icons) individually

                                      The Problem:
                                      I want to create different icons in repeat grid, but when i add an icon it repeated through the whole grid elements. and i can't make the preferred action unless i ungroup the repeat grid. but this is not a perfect fix of this problem.

                                      The Solution:
                                      Ability to add different element to an individual repeat grid element.

                                      3 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Please allow different users to update the same "published" prototype link

                                        To retain comments while allowing different contributors to update the prototype, each different contributor has to log in to the same Adobe login. Please allow a prototype to have multiple owners, so the published prototype can be updated by multiple contributors.

                                        3 votes
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                                        • various functions missing

                                          to work fluid with this tool i miss various things:

                                          1. its hard to work with the paragraph-styles. when i click on a text the connected style should light up. i never know which style i am working on. also it looses connection to the style when changing color. do it like indesign - there it works perfectly.

                                          2. when placing an image, XD shoul make a connection to the image and not implement it. because if i use the same picture multiple times and change something in the original, i have to place the image again in every position.

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