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  1. Copy wires even when in Design Mode

    After I define a master navigation on the objects that are positioned outside the artboards and have it linked to different pages.

    I went back to Design Mode and copied the objects to their x and y positioning. But when I go to Prototype Mode after that, I found the wire interaction has disappeared.

    The wire interaction only stays when I copy and paste in prototype mode, but not in design mode..

    6 votes
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      2 comments  ·  02 : Prototype mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      I’m moving this over to the Feature Request section of the database, as it’s an enhancement request on the way we’ve designed the copy and paste functionality.

      Thanks,

      -Elaine

    • Export Illustrator file

      A client is requesting to have assets in Illustrator format. Basically, I want to be able to export from XD as an Illustrator file with the options to save images as linked or embedded. This is similar to the SVG export option, except that SVG I think has a file size limit of about 15 MB. When I export as an SVG at a large size, XD fails. Exporting as Illustrator with supported text boxes (not breaking them into individual text lines and not outlining the text either. Just easy and editable from XD to Illustrator. XD export as SVG…

      13 votes
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        3 comments  ·  04 : Asset exporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Hi,

        I would like to understand more about the limitation of the export as SVG as i am not aware of any limit. Are you talking about a limit in the application that consumes the SVG, like a browser or Illustrator?

        In general, if you choose to export with embedded images, the size of SVG will become large and it will be hard to process it in other application.

        Cheers,
        M.

      • Incorrect centering

        The attached screen shot shows, mid-click, the centering numbers the program provides. However, the numbers above and below (and left and right of) the image don't match, meaning that it's not centered. I'll admit, I'm extremely zoomed it, but if I can center it by changing the decimal values on the left, I should be able to snap it to the centered grid.

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          0 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Larger and more contrast in the interface text and icons

          I'm visually impaired and have a hard time seeing Xd's user interface. Gray icons and text on gray background are very hard to see. UI elements are also small. There should be an option to choose an UI with higher contrast and larger text/icons.

          2 votes
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            2 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Paste text file into repeat grid

            As you provide importing text from txt file, it would be much more convenient to paste plain text from clipboard - enabling other sources. Usually on moqups you would use 3-6 titles, making those one by one is as long a process as opening textEdit, saving as plain text, drag&droping... It would be much more conveniente to copy a portion of text and it would be propagated based on enters (of course as long as the source text was plain text)

            Even more convenient would be to copy text cells from spreadsheets, parsing them should not be a problem and…

            14 votes
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              3 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Display number of assets in a file

              It would be great to know the total number of artworks in our project.
              Exemple in picture attached

              3 votes
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                0 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Swap the position of 2 selected elements or artboards

                Have a simple utility keyboard shortcut or icon in the alignment panel for swapping places of two selected elements. Simply interchange X and Y between the 2 selected objects. It'd be useful when selecting 2 art boards as well.

                5 votes
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                  2 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Move the symbols and layers icon somewhere else

                  Could it be possible to rework the placement of the Symbols & Layers toggle buttons ? They are not where i expect them to be. I'm forced to learn shortcut to switch.

                  I don't have the solution but you could maybe moving them on top on the screen.

                  3 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Find & Replace to confirm other overrides when "Update All Symbols"

                    As a designer in design mode, when applying "Update All Symbols," I wish to keep some update-overrides. But they can be hard to find. A find-and-replace feature, like in modern spell checkers, would help me to find and confirm, or skip, some of my other symbol overrides.

                    3 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Ability to define a team and assign individual role-based permissions on a project

                      Super-admins (enterprise level) should be able to:
                      -View, edit, delete, create teams
                      -View, edit, delete, add team members + owners
                      -Assign/ remove teams to/ from projects

                      Team Admins (manager level) should be able to:
                      -Add members to a team
                      -Remove members from a team
                      -Edit role-based access permissions for each member of the team related to project access (Team admin, Collaborator, Reviewer, Approver)

                      Teams are associated with:
                      -Projects (specs, style guides, prototypes)
                      -Asset libraries & UI kits

                      This is related to the following feature requests (that I could discover)
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                      https://adobexd.uservoice.com/forums/353007-adobe-xd-feature-requests/suggestions/16963429-user-permissions-for-collaboration

                      https://adobexd.uservoice.com/forums/353007-adobe-xd-feature-requests/suggestions/13061826-collaboration-on-same-document-real-time-or-check

                      https://adobexd.uservoice.com/forums/353007-adobe-xd-feature-requests/suggestions/12930321-creative-cloud-library-support-share-symbols-asse

                      https://adobexd.uservoice.com/forums/353007-adobe-xd-feature-requests/suggestions/12935340-shared-style-guide-within-members-of-a-team-objec

                      9 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  03 : Sharing on the web  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • file preview thumbnails in Bridge

                        Can we please get a preview of .xd files in Bridge? Right now it's just the XD logo.

                        3 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  06 : Integration with other tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow arrow cursor in Desktop Preview, not just "finger" circle

                          Right now, when you enter Desktop Preview, the cursor is the typical white circle that is supposed to represent a finger. This is great when your project is a mobile app or website. But your project is a desktop app or website, it begs to have a normal black arrow for a cursor--and the Mickey Mouse gloved hand when hovering over clickable things--for recording videos and even just testing it out on your own. It's cumbersome and distracting to have a giant circle cursor for desktop experiences.

                          When you create a new project, XD already asks what type of project…

                          3 votes
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                            2 comments  ·  02 : Prototype mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Align on selection (one click) and align on workspace (double click)

                            It would be great to include (for the first time in the Adobe products) this feature with the align tools:
                            - one click -> align on the selection
                            - doucle click -> align on the workspace
                            So that, there's no need to have a droplist where you have to choose on what you want to align (like in Photoshop and Illustrator).

                            3 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              Currently, we support “align to artboard” for individual objects and groups only. I’ll leave this one open as a suggestion.

                              Elaine

                            • Add a bit of snapping lag when moving objects with a tablet pen

                              I've been using XD with a wacom tablet (Intuos 5) for several weeks and I have the same problem as with other design software: the pen input is too sensitive to movement!
                              Often times I click with the pen to select an object and I accidentally move it at the same time (a few pixels) which is really annoying and sometimes I don't even notice it if I've very zoomed out.
                              In Paint Tool SAI, which ironic is not even a design tool, there's an intentional lag snap when dragging stuff so you don't move things accidentally. Maybe something like…

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                                0 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Show the grid when exporting assets to PDF

                                I would like the option to have the PDF export show the grid.

                                9 votes
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                                  3 comments  ·  04 : Asset exporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Support Android Vectordrawable

                                  My group works on the vector formats used by Android (VectorDrawable for static images and Animated Vector Drawable for animated vector graphics).
                                  I wondered if it would be interesting to Adobe for your design tools (such as XD) to produce these assets directly, to make it easier for Android developers to work with these resources in Adobe's tools.

                                  2 votes
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                                  • Embed color data in property inspector

                                    Please expand the dat that the property inspector shows to include color codes, transparency percentage and the option to select (maybe even edit) this straight from the inspector screen instead of having to open every individual color box if you're specifying colors for a design.

                                    Kind of goes hand in hand with earlier requested "blue print" modes to make it easier to share designs with developers.

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                                      0 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Unused symbols

                                      It would be great to be able to see which symbols are not used on any of project's artboards.

                                      Sometimes this kind of feature is needed to clean up symbols library.

                                      15 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Apply gradient to border/stroke

                                        When I import a SVG file with a gradient on the stroke, it becomes gray in XD. And there is no way that I can make the border/stroke with gradient color.

                                        I feel it will be nice to apply gradient to the border so that I don't have to expand the stroke.

                                        140 votes
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                                          6 comments  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Hide fonts from dropdown list if not licensed for mobile usage

                                          Sometimes when I build a project I'm looking at the best fonts to use. The issue I have is that some fonts are not licensed for mobile when I have just designed an entire mobile app using that typography.

                                          Font that are not licensed for mobile app use should be hidden / filtered out.

                                          4 votes
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                                            1 comment  ·  01 : Design mode  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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