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Illustrator (Desktop) Bugs

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  1. (Applescript) do javascript command no longer works in Illustrator 2021(25.1)

    Bug report:
    When using AppleScript's do javascript in Illustrator 2021(25.1), nothing happens regardless of whether it is a file or text. The result will return a missing value. In 25.0.1, it works fine.

    https://community.adobe.com/t5/illustrator/applescript-do-javascript-command-no-longer-works-in-25-1/m-p/11737799?page=1&profile.language=en

    In the case of jsx files, it can be avoided by writing the following code. If the file extension is jsxbin, it cannot be executed. And arguments cannot be passed.

    -- solution 1
    tell application "Adobe Illustrator"
    open ("Macintosh HD:Users:username:Desktop:sample.jsx" as alias)
    end tell

    -- solution 2
    tell application "Finder"
    open ("Macintosh HD:Users:username:Desktop:sample.jsx" as alias) using ("Macintosh HD:Applications:Adobe Illustrator 2021:Adobe Illustrator. app:" as alias)
    end tell

    51 votes
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  2. ExportOptionsPNG24.artBoardClipping broken in 2020

    ExportOptionsPNG24.artBoardClipping (set to false)

    In 2019 (23.1), PNGs exported by javascript are trimmed to the visible bounds of the object as expected when false. When true, they're the size of the artboard.

    In 2020 (24.3), the same script always produces PNGs the size of the artboard whatever artBoardClipping is set to.

    Illustrator 24.3 vs Illustrator 23.1
    Windows 10
    Script run via Illustrator (File/Scripts) as well as testing in ETSK 4.0.0.1

    It's a dealbreaker for version 24. We can't upgrade as a team unless this is fixed.

    10 votes
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  3. Plugins Disappeared

    after updating to version 25.1
    the plugins in the "plugins folder"
    don't Load up
    when downgrade back to version 25.0.1
    Its work fine

    3 votes
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  4. Illustrator 2021 breaks Export command with AppleScript

    Export command for AppleScript has suddenly stopped working as of Illustrator 2021. This error breaks almost all my professional workflows.

    macOS 11.1, Illustrator 25.1

    When I run AppleScript workflows that worked fine in Illustrator 2020, 2019, 2018, etc. they now fail at the 'export' command with 'Adobe Illustrator got an error: document doesn't understand the "export" message.'

    Screenshot of simplest possible script failing attached.

    1 vote
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  5. Applescript commands error on Ai v25.1.

    Applescript: Execute Menu Command & select all on active artboard (the only ones I documented) Fail on Ai v25.1 (MacOS Catalina).

    Seems certain AS commands have broke with the newest update.

    Multiple AS errors occurred on two Macs, both were fixed by downgrading to v25.01.

    Thanks.

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  6. VBScript Internal Script Execution Error in version 25.1

    Running VBScripts from File > Other Scripts is not currently functional in the latest update- however the very same scripts work fine if the scripts are opened manually (and worked as expected from 'Other Scripts' in the previous version).

    Please fix!

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  7. SVG Export for ExportOptionsSVG does "Save As" and not an "Export As"

    There is no true option for the File -> Export -> Export As for an SVG, doing app.activeDocument.exportFile( fileSpec, 'SVG', exportOptions ) is actually running the equivalent of File -> Save As SVG... Which produces an AI compatible type SVG but not a fully compatible SVG with other programs.

    It'd be nice to have a true "ExportOptionsCompatibleSVG"

    2 votes
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  8. Applescript justification text bug

    "set the alignment of text of text frame 1 of layer 1 of document 1 to center" doesn't work anymore. Adobe Illustrator 24.3

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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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…

    54 votes
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    I am happy to share that we have fixed this bug in our latest release – 25.1 which is available worldwide now.

    Going forward, our goal is to fix as many top User-Voice bugs as possible and as frequently as possible. Given the nature of the fixes, some of the bugs will take a longer time to fix, but we are on it.

    You can update to the latest release using Creative Cloud desktop App: https://helpx.adobe.com/in/creative-cloud/help/creative-cloud-updates.html

    Thank you for all the feedback. Keep it coming!

  12. 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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  13. 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.

    1 vote
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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. `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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  17. `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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  18. 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.

  19. 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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  20. 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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