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  1. AIPaintStyleSuite not found

    Trying to update a plugin to use the Illustrator 2020 SDK on Mac. Previously using the 2017 SDK. The SPBasicSuite AcquireSuite function fails to find the AIPaintStyleSuite when building with the 2020 SDK.

    4 votes
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  2. Script Running Actions Skips Alignment

    Version 24.2.1

    When using a script to initiate an action, the action is skipping the alignment to artboard steps.

    This worked perfect in earlier versions

    1 vote
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  3. Scripting: move selection to layer doesn't work if layer is not visible

    When moving selected elements to a layer, if that layer's visibility is set to false, it reports that it cannot move elements to a locked layer. However, it's not locked, it's just not visible. I do this all the time by physically dragging to a layer that is not currently visible. I was able to work around it by setting visibility to true, moving the elements, then making it false again, but it seems like a bug.

    2 votes
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  4. alert() function is slicing the last word in the output window.

    Somehow the last word of an alert message to Illustrator keeps getting sliced. Notice in my attached example how the last word of my alert string "messages." gets cut off.

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  5. Applescript "open without dialogs" no longer works

    I have an Applescript that has the statement

    open (thePDFName as alias) without dialogs

    In Adobe Illustrator 2019, it works. In Adobe Illustrator 2020, it gives me an "unable to open file" error. When I comment out "without dialogs", it opens the file, but then naturally pops open a dialog (not helpful when you are opening dozens of files!)

    MacOS 10.13.6, not sure what other information would be needed.

    2 votes
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  6. Action doesn't record script loading

    When recording a new action, it doesn't record the loading of a script from Script -> Other Scripts

    4 votes
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  7. `let` declarations not supported in .jsx files

    Running this script:

     let foo = "Foo";
     const bar = "Bar";
     alert(foo + bar);

    produces the following error:

     Error 25: Expected: ;.
     Line: 1
     -> let foo = "Foo";

    ES6 language features are ostensibly supported, according to this page: https://helpx.adobe.com/after-effects/using/legacy-and-extend-script-engine.html However, only var and const bindings appear to be supported. Replacing "let foo =" with "const foo =" in the example above works as expected.

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  8. `let` declarations not supported in .jsx files

    Running this script:

     let foo = "Foo";
     const bar = "Bar";
     alert(foo + bar);

    produces the following error:

     Error 25: Expected: ;.
     Line: 1
     -> let foo = "Foo";

    However, replacing let with const works fine. According to this page (https://helpx.adobe.com/after-effects/using/legacy-and-extend-script-engine.html), ES6 language features are ostensibly supported, but only var and const bindings seem to work.

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  9. Fix Adobe Illustrator CC 2019 Type Library Reference - VB scripts return error

    Illustrator CC 2019 Type Library is broken when attempting to Reference from Visual Studio.

    VB.Net or C# projects attempt to add the reference from: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Illustrator CC 2019\Plug-ins\Extensions\Scripting Support.aip, and give the attached error.

    My idea, is for Adobe to fix it!

    Older versions work fine.

    36 votes
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    We have the fix available in the latest release. Please update Illustrator using Adobe Creative Cloud application to the latest build for version Illustrator CC 23.0.2
    Please refer to our knowledge base FAQhttps://illustrator.uservoice.com/knowledgebase/articles/1844590 if you face difficulty in update.
    Or get in touch with us at any of the other support channels – https://helpx.adobe.com/support.html

    Warm Regards,
    Ashutosh Chaturvedi | Sr. Quality Engineering Manager – Illustrator
    Adobe. Make It an Experience.

  10. ActiveX component can't create object: 'Illustrator.Application'

    We recently upgraded to CC 2019. version 23.0.6.

    Vbscripts are now unable to execute. They fail on:

    Set appRef = CreateObject('Illustrator.Application')

    with the error: ActiveX component can't create object: 'Illustrator.Application'

    This functionality is important to our workflow.

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  11. textFonts not refreshed after add/remove fonts. textFonts.getByName(fontName) doesn't throw error if font is not installed on user system.

    textFonts not refreshed after add/remove fonts. textFonts.getByName(fontName) doesn't throw error if font is not installed on user system.

    Code:
    for (var i = 0; i < usedFonts.length; i++) {

    try {
    
    var textFont= app.textFonts.getByName(usedFonts[i]);
    } catch (error) {
    missingFonts.push(usedFonts[i]);
    }

    }

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  12. scriptui

    Hello.

    On windows 7 and 10 (reproduced on my machine and a colleagues), when OS text scaling is higher than 100%, the dropdownLists in scriptUI don't work correctly.

    See attached, the horizontal and vertical scaling of the dropdown is smaller than the text it's meant to display, leading to options not being shown.

    It looks like the UI is being scaled after the dimensions are calculated, and the dropdown is just not updated at all (vertically or horizontally).

    This is a bit of an issue because our design team recently got high DPI monitors and they're having to disable UI…

    2 votes
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  13. ExtendscriptToolkit is 32bit-only, OSX Catalina is 64bit-only

    I use a script I wrote for an important business function. For the last couple OSX upgrades, it has been warning me that ExtendscriptToolkit is not compatible with future versions of the OS. Specifically, OSX Catalina, which has been seeded to developers, will only support 64bit applications, and ExtendscriptToolkit is a 32bit application. Is that going to be addressed before the OS is released?

    3 votes
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  14. Javascript textFonts.getByName() throws Illustrator error 1430996551

    Trying to use Javascript textFonts.getByName() throws Illustrator error 1430996551. Stopped working on some machines out of the blue, without any Illustrator update. Still works on at least one mac in the studio (same Illustrator version as on other computers).

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  15. Running an Action from script

    Hello,
    In Illustrator CC latest update, my following script does not work:
    1- Select a couple paths (in script) (all of them close paths in different groups)
    2- execute my action which offset paths with certain amount

    The problem is in this new version after the action dis-select all of them except one, but before this version it worked and keep all of my selection paths still as selected ( by path I mean the new offset paths, but for all of them)

    It really made trouble for my script in the company, because some computer still does not have…

    2 votes
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  16. extension do not work

    Illustrator 23.0.2 does not show extensions content even Adobe sample extensions like UI.

    I do not have any problem with other CC apps like Photoshop. Photoshop loads a shows the same UI extension.

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  17. Flaws in AI CC Actions

    Hi,

    I'm recording Actions to in Illustrator CC 2018 ( 22.1) and I've found a few things lacking:

    1) When I group objects, and name the group, while recording an action the name does not get recorded.

    The group just bears the name "group".

    2) If you choose "Expand" while recording an action and choose from the available options (Fill, Stroke, etc), you are asked to make that choice again when the action runs- not much of an Action! .

    Aside from the above I find the lack of Conditional Action, as per Photoshop, features disappointing.

    Are there any fixes…

    2 votes
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  18. Actions based on Scripts not saving after restart?

    From: https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2191151

    I located another thread from December where the consensus seems to be that this is a long standing and known bug with Illustrator.
    Permanently saving scripts in Action Set doesn't work / Scripts werden nicht dauerhaft in den Aktionseinstellungen gespeichert.

    I have spent a good deal of time working with people here on the Adobe forums to develop a script to automate a very large function of my job, and now that it is completed it should be ready to pass on to members of my team so they can utilize it as well. The problem is that…

    2 votes
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    Hi,
    We are pleased to inform you that your request is available in the latest release of Illustrator version 22.0.
    Visit your Adobe Creative Cloud Application and update. If you do not see an update on the application please check for update from the flyout options on the application after clicking on three vertical dots. For step by step process please visit: https://helpx.adobe.com/in/creative-cloud/help/download-install-app.html#Checkforupdates

    Warm Regards,
    Ashutosh Chaturvedi | Sr. Quality Engineering Manager – Illustrator
    Adobe. Make It an Experience.

  19. Playing scripts via action with no open documents

    Running scripts via an action only appears to work if there is at least one open document.

    Steps:
    1. Create a simple script (such as app.documents.add)
    2. Save to Illustrator scripts folder.
    3. Record to action via 'Insert Menu Item'
    4. Make sure no documents are open
    5. Play action. Illustrator displays the message 'The object <ScriptName> is not currently available.'

    If you run the script via File > Scripts, it runs normally. I don't think this should be expected behaviour; if the menu command runs the script, the action should too, regardless of whether or not there is an…

    3 votes
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  20. scripts Missing from Action Panel on relaunch

    Illustrator CC 2017.1.0 (64bit) Windows

    1) make a new action
    2) Insert menu item > enter the name of a custom script
    4) Check that the action successfully runs the script. It should work.
    3) Save actions, save the file
    4) Restart Illustrator.
    5) Try to run the action again; fail. Note that it's now empty, with no link to the script.

    I've reproduced this bug on my colleague's computers too (we have the same scripts).

    5 votes
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    Hi,
    We are pleased to inform you that your request is available in the latest release of Illustrator version 22.0.
    Visit your Adobe Creative Cloud Application and update. If you do not see an update on the application please check for update from the flyout options on the application after clicking on three vertical dots. For step by step process please visit: https://helpx.adobe.com/in/creative-cloud/help/download-install-app.html#Checkforupdates

    Warm Regards,
    Ashutosh Chaturvedi | Sr. Quality Engineering Manager – Illustrator
    Adobe. Make It an Experience.

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