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Illustrator (Desktop) Bugs

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  1. 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…

    38 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. Failure to create artboards when reading file with SDK in CC 2018

    Issue occurs in CC 2018 when creating artboards during the GoFileFormat message handler in a plugin that registers its own file format.

    In previous versions you could create artboards up to the size of the canvas using AIArtboard::SetPosition without any errors. In CC 2018 when you call AIArtboard::SetPosition it seems to compare the position to the result of AIDocument::GetDocumentMaxArtboardBounds and if it is outside of the maximum bounds it returns an error code. In CC 2018, the maximum art boards for a new document seem to be based on the /artboard setting in the preferences file, which in turn seems…

    5 votes
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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. GetPresetSettings function doesn't work correctly in CC 2017 and later

    In Illustrator CC 2017 (22.x) and CC 2018 (23.x) the AIDocumentList::GetPresetSettings function is broken. It still returns an error if the preset doesn't exist, but if the preset does exist, it returns 0, but doesn't fill in the AINewDocumentPreset structure.

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  7. 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…

    4 votes
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  8. 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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  9. IllustratorSaveOptions in C# .NET is not working anymore as expected

    For more than a decade the following Illustrator script has been applied via C# .NET in combination with all existing Illustrator versions (sourcecode):

    typelib.IllustratorSaveOptions saveOptions = new typelib.IllustratorSaveOptions();
    saveOptions.Compatibility = typelib.AiCompatibility.aiIllustrator8;
    saveOptions.FlattenOutput = typelib.AiOutputFlattening.aiPreserveAppearance;
    DestDoc.SaveAs(sPath, saveOptions);

    All over the internet we see a lot of people using the same code above (applying the exact same idea) also in other programming languages.

    Following test has been done with Illustrator versions CS, CS2, CS3, CS5, CS6, etc. on the latest Windows 10 operating system and VS2012: draw 2 intersecting rectangles: above yellow, the other red. A transparency Difference has been set on…

    3 votes
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  10. 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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  11. 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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  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. 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.

    2 votes
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  14. 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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  15. 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.

    2 votes
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  16. 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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  17. 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"

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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. `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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