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  1. 39 votes

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  2. Illustrator 2022 (26.5.0) listStyle scripting issues

    Starting with Illustrator 2022 (26.4.1), the ability to create bulleted and numbered lists has been implemented. Text to which lists are applied can be obtained in ExtendScript or AppleScript by using the listStyle property.

    However, normal text that is not bulleted and numbered lists (hereinafter called "normal text") has no listStyle assigned to it, and referencing it causes an error. The following problem occurs.

    Issue 1: ExtendScript and AppleScript cannot directly change lists to normal text

    Expected state

    For example, the following script (ExtendScript) can change a paragraph to normal text.

    var doc = app.documents[0] ;
    var targetParagraph = doc.selection[0].paragraphs[0]
    10 votes

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  3. Drag-and-drop bug running scripts containing app.doScript()

    Watch the "drag-and-drop-bug.mp4" video, which demonstrates a specific but with the Adobe Illustrator's JS engine handling scripts which are dragged to different areas of the screen in different ways.

    In most cases, a drag-and-dropped script will work as intended. But for 10 years in CS6-CC 2023 versions there is a limited bug handling the script if dragged to the “wrong” area of the program window.

    If the script contains an action and a user drags it onto the document window, it may not work correctly. If the script selects objects one by one and applies an action to them, it…

    4 votes

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  4. [Typo] ExportOptionsTIFF.IZWCompression of Illustrator JavaScript Reference.pdf

    There is a typo in ExportOptionsTIFF in Illustrator JavaScript Scripting Reference.pdf, which fails to specify whether or not LZW compression is used. Please correct it.

    I have checked and it was wrong from the CS6 version.

    Expected Name: lZWCompression (begins with a lowercase L)
    Actual Name: IZWCompression (begins with an uppercase i)

    The function name in the example is also wrong. exportFileToTIFF should be correct.

    Exporting to TIFF format
    
    // Exports current document to dest as a TIFF file with specified
    // options, dest contains the full path including the file name
    
    function exportFileToPSD (dest) { // <-- exportFileToTIFF
      if
    6 votes

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  5. Unexpected reset of selected swatches

    app.activeDocument.swatches.getSelected() gets selected swatches in the document. If you select one path in a document and apply any selected color to it, the swatches will remain selected. But if many paths are selected, applying a swatch to any path resets the selected swatches.

    The user has to manually select the swatches again each time he runs the scripts.

    13 votes

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  6. Wrong short-discription in omv.xml

    macOS10.14.7 / IllustratorCC 26.3.1

    In the following omv file, the shortdesc(short description) of each property of the "TextAntialias" class in lines 833 to 865 is identical to the one for the previous "TextType" class.
    (以下のomvファイル、833行目〜865行目の「TextAntialias」クラスの各プロパティのショートディスクリプションが一つ前のTextTypeのものと同一です。)

    /Library/Application Support/Adobe/Scripting Dictionaries CC/Illustrator 2022/omv.xml

    ...
    <classdef name="TextAntialias" enumeration="true">
    <shortdesc>The type of text antialiasing.</shortdesc>
    <elements type="class">
    <property name="NONE" rwaccess="readonly">
    <shortdesc>Text from a point.</shortdesc>
    <datatype>
    <type>int</type>
    <value>1</value>
    </datatype>
    </property>
    <property name="SHARP" rwaccess="readonly">
    <shortdesc>Text within an area.</shortdesc>
    <datatype>
    <type>int</type>
    <value>2</value>
    </datatype>
    </property>
    <property name="CRISP" rwaccess="readonly">
    <shortdesc>Text on a path.</shortdesc>
    <datatype>
    <type>int</type>
    <value>3</value>
    </datatype>
    </property>
    <property name="STRONG" rwaccess="readonly">
    <shortdesc>Text on a path.</shortdesc>
    <datatype>
    <type>int</type>
    <value>4</value>
    </datatype>
    </property>
    </elements>…

    5 votes

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  7. variables.removeAll(); does not work

    When I execute variables.removeAll();. error occurred: 1346458189 ('PARM').
    On the other hand, dataSets.removeAll() works.

    1 vote

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    1 comment  ·  JavaScripting  ·  Admin →
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  8. AppleScript can't get character properties (ver26.4.1, ver26.5)

    tell character 1
    properties
    end

    ver26.3.1 get properties
    but, ver26.4.1, ver26.5 cant't get properties

    1 vote

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    0 comments  ·  AppleScript  ·  Admin →
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  9. Variable font support in scripts

    There doesn't seem to be any way to use variable fonts in scripts. There is an undocumented property TextFont.axisVector, but it is read-only. So there is no way to adjust the axes of a variable font via script, even though Illustrator has supported variable fonts for many years now.

    Relevant thread:
    https://community.adobe.com/t5/illustrator-discussions/scripting-variable-fonts-in-illustrator/td-p/9834514

    3 votes

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  10. Activating artboard with a script does not update the Artboards panel

    If you click inside of an artboard with a mouse, it gets the 'active' flag and becomes selected in Artboards panel as well. So if you press Shift+O to pick Artboard Tool, you see its name and dimensions.
    However, if you use method setActiveArtboardIndex() — the artboard still gets the active black border, but the panel stays unrefreshed, and if you pick the tool you get the information about a different artboard.

    6 votes

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  11. Constrain Proportions button toggle

    app.preferences.setBooleanPreference('linkTransform',1);
    makes the Constrain Width and Height Proportions button to toggle... but only internally, the button does not change.

    16 votes

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  12. Please update "Planet X" in backend to "Live Paint"

    Actions read from API are named "Planet X".
    In AI menu, they are "Live Paint"

    Additionally, there is one typo: "Marge Planet X" = "Merge Live Paint"

    When Loupedeck reads the actions from API, they appear with outdated names in Loupedeck UI.

    3 votes

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  13. ExtendScript Debugger 2.0.3 for VSCode fails on "doScript" method

    When a script containing "doScript" method is run from VSCode to AI 2022 using any version of ExtendScript Debugger 2.x it locks up Ai 2022 requiring a force quit. VSCode must also be reloaded before any debugging can continue.

    Rolling ExtendScript Debugger back to v1.1.2 eliminates the failure at the expense of the more advanced features of v2.x.

    1 vote

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  14. Join command is unavailable when run from an action via a script

    We have an action that works, when launched form the Actions panel.
    Operations are simple:
    1. Copy
    2. Deselect All
    3. Paste in Front
    4. Join
    5. Join
    It is designed to create a new closed shape from two segments from different shapes.

    However, when we call this exact action from a script with a app.doScript, it doesn’t work, an error message 'The object "Join" is not currently available' is displayed.

    Please see the video.

    4 votes

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  15. Adjusting one gradient causes changes to unrelated gradients on same document

    adjusting one gradient causes changes to unrelated gradients on same document.

    3 votes

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  16. ExtendScript経由のスクリーン用に書き出しが固まる

    説明

    ExtendScript経由で[スクリーン用に書き出し]を実行すると動作が遅くなり,動いていないように見えます(実際は動いていて長い時間待てば終わる)。その間レインボーカーソルが出ています。

    JPEGを書き出すときに顕著です。書き出す画像がある程度大きいと,プログレスバーが99%くらいになった後ほとんど進みません。CPU使用率は100%前後になります。

    例:1700x1000pxのアートボード8枚を300ppiで書き出すとき,かかる時間は228.175秒(できたJPEGの重さは1点につき2.9MB)

    同じ条件の書き出しをGUIから手動で実行すると,すぐに終わります。

    例:1700x1000pxのアートボード8枚を300ppiで書き出すとき,かかる時間は2秒くらい(できたJPEGの重さは1点につき1.8MB)

    PNG24は手動よりは遅いですが,JPEG程大きく影響しません。CPU使用率は160%前後でした。

    例:1700x1000pxのアートボード8枚を300ppiで書き出すとき,かかる時間は57.745秒

    次の条件で起こります。
    * 少なくともIllustrator 2020〜2022(24.3.0〜26.0.2)
    * 少なくともmacOS Monterey 12.0.1(Apple Silicon) / Big Sur 11.6(Apple Silicon)の2環境
    * 少なくともMacBook Air(Apple Silicon, 16GBメモリ) / iMac(Apple Silicon, メモリ不明)の2機種
    * ExtendScriptのDocument.exportForScreens経由で実行
    * オプションJPG 100,300ppi(アートボードサイズは1700x1000px)

    次の条件では起こりません。
    * オプションをJPG 100,72ppiにしたとき
    * オプションをPNG24,300ppiにしたとき
    * GUIから手動で実行したとき

    次の項目はあまり影響しないようです。
    * IllustratorをRosettaで起動するかどうか。Rosettaにしたらさらに遅くなる
    * アートボード上のアイテムを単純なデータにすること。四角いパスとグラデーションだけでも遅くなる

    期待する動作

    ExtendScript経由で[スクリーン用に書き出し]を実行したとき,GUI経由で行うのと同じくらい速く動きます。

    4 votes

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  17. ExportOptionsJPEG both resolution and quality

    We can export a JPEG using ExportOptionsJPEG() — but it allows to set only quality, not a resolution.

    We can use ImageCaptureOptions() instead to set a resolution — but it won’t allow to set a quality, because seems to be designed for PNG (and substituting a format to JPG gives questionable results).

    We need to be able to export JPEG images, controlling both quality and resolution, without using app.doScript() trick — it fails on Cyrillic folder names.

    11 votes

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  18. firstLineIndent can’t be set to zero

    Create a text object, type some text, keep it selected and run the script:

    activeDocument.textFrames[0].paragraphs[0].paragraphAttributes.firstLineIndent = 20;
    alert(activeDocument.textFrames[0].paragraphs[0].paragraphAttributes.firstLineIndent);

    activeDocument.textFrames[0].paragraphs[0].paragraphAttributes.firstLineIndent = 0;
    alert(activeDocument.textFrames[0].paragraphs[0].paragraphAttributes.firstLineIndent);

    You have two alerts saying 20, while the second one should show and actually set the first line indent value to 0 — and it does not.

    4 votes

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  19. Update the VSCode ExtendScript Debugger

    This is an essential tool.

    Too many issues to mention here - and that's just on a PC. It doesn't work at all on ARMx64

    https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=Adobe.extendscript-debug&ssr=false#review-details

    The community needs this kept up to date!

    3 votes

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  20. an Illustrator error occurred: 1346458189 ('PARM')

    I get this error too often on an irregular basis.
    Do something.
    At the very least, please return the correct cause of the error as to what caused the error.

    createOutline (),
    Move () for each object

    Etc., this error of the title is occurring too much during loop processing with for or while.
    I've come to hate Illustrator anymore.
    Please give the correct information to this error.
    I want to deal with it.

    This error has been the same since at least Illustrator CC 2014.
    I thought that the frequency of errors occurred in Illustrator CC 2017 was considerably…

    3 votes

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