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Illustrator (Desktop) Bugs

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  1. `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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Properties of Placed Illustrator file

    I have a illustrator design file, I could able to place the file in another Illustrator design document, but when I read the properties of the placed object the "name" value shows empty.

    Consider this as a bug and fix in future release

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  6. kAIXMLNameChangedNotifier behaviour change

    The following code worked perfectly in 2015, 2015.1, 2017 but in 2018 it broke.

    My notifier is created like so :
    error = sAINotifier->AddNotifier(fPluginRef, kCinewarePluginName, kAIXMLNameChangedNotifier, &fUIDChangeNotifier);

    It is correctly triggered on the renaming of an art element. This then calls the following code :

    ASErr ArtSelectionRenamedNotifier(AINotifierMessage message)
    {
    ASErr error = kNoErr;
    fprintf(stderr,"ArtSelectionRenamedNotifier\n");
    //First get the AiArtHandle
    AIPluginGroupMessage
    myMessage = (AIPluginGroupMessage*)message;
    fprintf(stderr,"ArtSelectionRenamedNotifier msg type[%s]\n",message->type);
    //The relabelled art
    AIArtHandle relabelledArt = myMessage->preEditArt;
    fprintf(stderr,"ArtSelectionRenamedNotifier msg preEditArt[%p] is valid Art?[%s]\n",relabelledArt,sAIArt->ValidArt(relabelledArt, true)?"YES":"NO");
    //Verify it has a UID
    ai::UnicodeString relabelledArtUUID;
    //The artUIDName will be empty if not yet made
    if (relabelledArt)
    {
    error =…

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  7. Illustrator quits unexpectedly when my script run for long

    When I open Illustrator in my MacOS Sierra 10.12.5 and run my script, after 10-20 min Illustrator quits unexpectedly and this log shows up.

    Process: Adobe Illustrator [668]
    Path: /Applications/Adobe Illustrator CC 2018/Adobe Illustrator.app/Contents/MacOS/Adobe Illustrator
    Identifier: com.adobe.illustrator
    Version: 22.0.1 (22.0.1)
    Code Type: X86-64 (Native)
    Parent Process: ??? [1]
    Responsible: Adobe Illustrator [668]
    User ID: 501

    Date/Time: 2018-03-22 11:55:00.252 +0400
    OS Version: Mac OS X 10.12.5 (16F2073)
    Report Version: 12
    Anonymous UUID: 275016EB-9652-BDEE-B228-38BD1F63F6C7

    Time Awake Since Boot: 5800 seconds

    System Integrity Protection: enabled

    Crashed Thread: 0 Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread

    Exception Type: EXCCRASH (SIGABRT)
    Exception Codes: 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000
    Exception Note: EXC

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  8. update link to illustrator 2017 sdk on https://www.adobe.com/devnet/illustrator/sdk.html

    The move from https://www.adobe.com/devnet/illustrator/sdk.html
    to https://console.adobe.io/downloads/ai left behind a broken link to the 2017 sdk.
    Easiest thing to do would be to update the 2017 sdk link on the old devnet page.

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    We are moving away from devnet to the Adobe io site. Moving forward that will the place to get all of Adobe SDK.
    We also have an early access program for our plugin partners. You may join our prerelease site you will get SDK builds way before we release it on public facing pages.
    Here is the link to join Illustrator prerelease http://adobe.ly/1Q3rCPI

  9. Applescript convert to paths deletes image used as transparency mask

    Since Illustrator 21.1.0 (okay before) there is an problem with Applescript command "convert to paths (every text frame of current document)"

    If the text has an image as a transparency mask the script will delete the image. This does not happen if I do this manually within Illustrator. The problem still exists with the latest version of Illustrator.

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