Please Add Path Area values in the Document Info Tab
Years ago I used Telegraphics' free "Path Area" plug-in to determine the path length of single or multiple selected objects. The plug-in's dialog box would display both the length and area of any selected objects. That plug-in hasn't worked with the last few versions of Adobe Illustrator. It's effectively a dead plug-in.
Currently Illustrator will display Path Length values under the Document Info tab (when Objects are checked in the options fly-out). I would like path area to be added to the values shown for Paths.
Right now my only option for determining path area is using the Dynamic Measure tool, part of Astute Graphics' VectorScribe plug-in. It's a useful tool for certain tasks, but it does not work on multiple selected objects. If I want to determine the physical area of a group of letters I'm going to rout out of a sheet of aluminum I have to select/hover over each object one at a time, write down the values and then add up the results. It's a tiresome, annoying process.
Bobby, here's a script I've assembled to quickly get areas and perimeters:
It's based on Bryan's Buchanan and Hiroyuki's Sato scripts, but works on compounds.
Feel free to modify it as you like.
Feature is still required right form the box, in Document Info palette!