Learn about new features and enhancements in the August 2020 release of Illustrator (version 24.3).
The Snap to Glyph feature lets you snap your artwork components precisely with the text or glyph bounds.
Simply choose a snapping line option and you'll see the guides when you move objects around the text. Follow these guides to snap your objects. You can also drag and snap a shape precisely with the anchor points on the text.
For more details, see Snap objects to glyph.
You can now align the text in vertical direction in a text frame at the top, bottom, center, or justify positions. Simply select the text frame and choose a vertical alignment option in the Area Type text options.
The Character panel in Illustrator now lets you set the actual font height reference. It is useful when you want to align your objects precisely with the text.
To set the actual font height:
For more details, see Vary your font height.
You can now align objects precisely with the visual glyph bounds.
For more details, see Align to glyph bounds.
Now, you can unlock objects directly from the canvas without the need to go to the Layers panel. Do one of the following:
For more details, see Unlock objects from canvas.