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Illustrator (Desktop) Bugs

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  1. 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.

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Possible bug: Crash after script runs... runs OK in ESTK.

    I believe this might be a bug since it crashed Illustrator rather than the script crashing gracefuly.

    I have a script which, when completed, crashes Illustrator. The script runs fine when ran from within the ESTK but crashes when ran from the AI File->Scripts menu. Attached is the crash log. I cannot post the script itself here but am willing to send it to an Adobe employee privately if needed.

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  6. javascript doc.close() after error

    https://forums.adobe.com/message/9853322#9853322
    for details

    When you close the file in the script
    After that, an error (1346458189 ('PARM')) occurs with high probability.
    Closed processing is closed up to what is not closed or can not be closed
    It looks like a bug.

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  8. 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…

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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.

  9. Unable to control third party applications with AppleScript

    This is essentially the same issue as https://community.adobe.com/t5/indesign-discussions/indesign-16-3-2-not-authorised-to-send-apple-events-to-other-apps/td-p/12312871 except for Illustrator.

    Illustrator is missing the NSAppleEventsUsageDescription key from its info.plist file. This prevents the system from asking permission from the user to send apple events from Illustrator.

    Mac OS 11.5.2
    Illustrator 25.4..1

    To recreate:

    in terminal
    tccutil reset AppleEvents com.adobe.illustrator

    save the following AppleScript and place in the scripts menu for illustrator.

    tell application "Finder"
    display dialog "test"
    end tell

    Expected result:
    dialog in finder

    Actual result:
    AppleScript error: Not authorized to send Apple events to Finder. (-1743)

    1 vote

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  10. Get document bleeding size problem

    I checked illustrator_ JavaScript_ Scripting_ Reference_ In 2017, only the document bleeding documentbleedoffsetrect can be set, but the bleeding size that has been set in the document cannot be obtained. Is it because the document is incomplete or this method is not provided? Now how can I get the bleeding size of the current document. thank you!

    Examples code:
    //set bleed
    docPreset.documentBleedOffset = [10, 10 10,10];

    But there is no way to get the value that has been set

    1 vote

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  11. folderAlias.resolve() is broken

    can't resolve folder alias in mac os

    Environment
    macOS 10.13.6
    Illustrator CC ver 24.0.1

    try:

    var folderName="untitled folder"
    var folderAliasName="untitled folder alias"
    var folderAlias=new Folder(Folder.desktop+"/"+folderAliasName)

    //calling resolve on alias returns file
    var resolvedFolder=Folder(folderAlias.resolve())

    //no..
    alert(resolvedFolder.getFiles)//undefined
    //test actual folder
    alert(Folder(folderName).getFiles)//function...
    //seems it points to file
    alert(resolvedFolder.constructor)//File (?!)
    //just to check
    alert(folderAlias.constructor)//Folder

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  12. Illustrator RulerUnits returns Unknown for 'Feet' and 'Feet and Inches'

    Illustrator recently added 'Feet' and 'Feet and Inches' to the available ruler units; however, when a user selects one of these units, the scripting side returns 'RulerUnits.Unknown' for 'activeDocument.RulerUnits'.

    For scripting, the corresponding 'RulerUnits.*' value should be added so that developers can respond to the selected units.

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  13. Bug: Newlines become Carriage Returns on Mac

    On Mac this outputs a file with "test1^Mtest2^M"

    f = new File([path]);
    f.open("a");
    f.writeln("test1");
    f.writeln("test2");
    f.close();

    it uses carriage returns which means things like tail -f [path] won't work. Workaround is to use the "BINARY" file encoding

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  14. 25.1 Type Library is invalid

    Can not create Illustrator.Application.

    The CLSID value stored in the Windows registry and ScriptingSupport.aip is different.

    It seems that you need to create an Application object with a new CLSID, but the 25.0 version ID is stored in the registry.

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  15. 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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  16. 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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    I am happy to share that we have fixed this bug in our latest release – 25.2 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!

  17. 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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  18. 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

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  19. 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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  20. 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.

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