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  1. Bei einem Update vom Illustrator sollten bereits in den Presets vorhandene Skripte übernommen werden.

    Nach einem Versionsupdate müssen bereits verwendete eigene Skripte manuell in den Presets-Ordner kopiert werden. Dies sollte beim Update automatisch geschehen.

    20 votes

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  2. Multiline tooltips

    Plugin developers can’t make tooltips go in several lines. Extensive tooltips are forced to be one long line, and it’s hard to read in time.
    Comes along with this request: http://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/333657/suggestions/46645348

    9 votes

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  3. Custom exposure time for hover tooltips for third-party developers

    A narrow enough request. At the moment developers can’t customize the time each hover tooltip gets displayed. When the text is long, it vanishes too soon.
    Comes along with this request: http://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/333657/suggestions/46645378

    9 votes

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  4. SDK access to add items to contextual menu

    Can the SDK add an option for third-party plugins to add items to the contextual (right-click) menu the way it adds items to other menus? Of course, there needs to be some method to toggle when those items are automatically inserted or removed from the menu depending on the current context.

    4 votes

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  5. Better ExtendScript sockets

    Please add socket support to ExtendScript's Illustrator engine. Also add support for HTTPS.

    2 votes

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  6. [UXP, ExtendScript] API access to Link Info

    Idea: to provide simple script API access to placed image information as displayed in the Link Info section of the Links Panel. Especially pixel dimensions, PPI, scale and rotation. Currently there are no simple ways to get this information via script.

    Note: if too late for ExtendScript, please consider this while implementing UXP.

    I posted this here because this information is something I have wanted for my own scripts, and we get quite a few questions about this on the user forum, too, so it seems like a considerable lack at the moment.

    5 votes

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  7. Save SVG without the enable-background style property being added

    The enable-background property seems to be automatically added into the svg code when created. That attribute is deprecated and no longer recommended to be used. There doesn't seem to be a way to avoid it being in there, and the only option is to manually strip it out of the svg code. Could a feature update be made to stop automatically adding this property?

    1 vote

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  8. Add performance scripting options

    Currently the options to increase scripting performance are limited. Please add ...
    - the ability to process documents without openingen them visually. The documents should remain hidden during processing
    - an option to disable screen redraw
    - an option to minimize the application window

    These scripting options would be useful ...

    6 votes

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  9. 1 vote

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  10. API for getting the reflection/flip property of an image frame

    We would like to get the flip property of an image frame..
    It can be in a similar way to the way we get the rotation by passing the matrix:
    AIAPI void (*AIRealMatrixGetRotate) ( const AIRealMatrix *m, AIReal *angle );

    If this is not possible, then as a workaround we can get some notifies, for example: kFlipHorizontalNotifier or kFlipVerticalNotifier in order to know that the user selects to flip the image.

    Thanks,
    Chen

    11 votes

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  11. Please allow us to set the ruler origin to the top left corner of the canvas using scripting

    Please allow us to set the ruler origin to the top left corner of the canvas/workspace/pastboard using scripting

    2 votes

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  12. Pantone color scripting support

    Currently, there is no scripting support for Pantone colors. Please add this.

    1 vote

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  13. Allow symbols to be modified using scripting

    Currently, symbols can't be modified using scripting. Please allow us to access and modify items present in symbols.

    3 votes

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  14. Add a new API to delete the swatch

    There is a problem with global gradient swatches, described at https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/908050/suggestions/44461230

    Illustrator applies changes to all copies of a gradient in a document when this gradient is changed via a script. It makes sense from a practical point of view, but is devastating for scripts in general.

    We can’t duplicate gradients with a script properly, like we can do with any other swatch, because when it's done, the gradient swatch get forcibly added to Swatches and then corrupt the art which uses them when deleted... and it does not break this global link anyway.

    At the moment we copy a…

    7 votes

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  15. 3 votes

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  16. Debugger

    When working on any non-trivial script, debugging is absolutely necessary. Currently, Window.alert() is the only usable method of debugging. $.writeln() also exist, but I don't even know where to look for that.

    6 votes

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  17. Better documentation

    Current documentation sucks. There are no explanations what some properties mean, when something is null/undefined, when something throws an error and why. I have to try everything myself.

    8 votes

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  18. Get position of center point of a pathItem, group and so on

    Unfortunately there is no command in Javascript for Illustrator that allows you to read the position (x,y) of the centre of an object. This would be very helpful for many operations such as rotation and movement via Javascript.
    For polygons that have their own centre point, like the triangle (3 sided polygon) this would have to be considered.

    Suggestion:
    var vCenterpoint = getCenterpoint(vPathItem); // x,y values

    1 vote

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  19. saveascopy command in Illusrator script

    Please, pretty pleas with sugar on top add SaveAsCopy function to illustrator script. All i need to be happy is to bind a script that allows me to save a copy of specific AI art board(s) as PDF with presets. it is impossible to save copy of document without closing current AI file.
    I work in print and that is the thing illustrator lack for me, one script command... saveCopyAs.
    Why does it matters? because i have tons of print layouts with ton of PDF's to link on aforementioned plates, and i need to sometime go for 3 different export…

    2 votes

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  20. API for getting the reflection property of a frame/linked image (flip)

    A couple of years ago we asked about an API for getting the reflection property of a frame/linked image (flip).
    Back then, your answer was that there was no such API.
    1. Is that still correct?
    2. If it is, can you please add such API to your next release?

    Thanks,
    Ori

    3 votes

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