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Illustrator (Desktop) SDK/Scripting Issues

  1. Executing Extendscript/Javascript from the C++ API

    As far as I know there is no possible way to execute an Extendscript via the C++ API.
    In InDesign we can do so by providing the script as a string and fetching simple output results.

    Our customers can customize our Plugins by providing their own script in our custom scripting language. Unfortunately our language does not cover all use cases and needs to be constantly expanded. With support for Extendscript/Javascript execution from the C++ API we could circumvent the problem and give the users a lot of flexibility and power.

    3 votes

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  2. Extension drop down list Not completely visible at the bottom of the extension

    We have verified 2019 version of adobe illustrator in both Windows and Mac operating systems. drop downs developed in the extensions which are at the bottom of the extensions are hiding inside the extensions and complete data not visible. 2018 version of adobe illustrator is working fine but problem with 2019 version

    1 vote

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  3. Step and repeat batch script needed

    I need a script that can step and repeat hundreds of AI images from one size (scale in height/width) to another and then have the same script save the image to a web friendly JPEG format. Is there such a tool/script already in existence, or can something like this be created? Note - the original AI files do not all have the same step and repeat pattern, which makes it tricky.

    1 vote

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  4. CEP: Unique identifier for items and layers

    Please provide unique identifiers for all page items and layers via script.

    Right now it is not possible to save IDs of page items/layers in a variable or array and retrieve them at a later point in the script.

    At first I could not believe it that there are no IDs. This is total basic and should be a no-brainer and default.
    Thanks!

    P.S. Current workaround: set custom tag on items. This works only as long as the user is not duplicating an items. Than you have two items with the same tag and it is not unique anymore.
    Workaround…

    6 votes

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  5. Last frame in a story: textFrameItem.nextFrame is not null

    Hi together,
    the value of nextFrame of the last textFrameItem in a story should always be null. Otherwise you could thread the outport of a text frame item with the inport of the same text frame item.

    And indeed that's the case!

    See details in this thread at the Adobe Illustrator Scripting Forum:

    1. Re: [BUG] copying threaded text-frames. Laubender Mar 30, 2019 7:42 PM (in response to Laubender) https://forums.adobe.com/message/11004207#11004207

    Since this IS POSSIBLE it creates a rather strange text composition in the affected story. So my suggestion: nextFrame of the last threaded text frame item in a story should always…

    3 votes

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  6. When art is renamed, no notifier is sent

    In CC2019, at least two notifiers should result from renaming art: kAIArtPropertiesChangedNotifier & kAIArtObjectsChangedNotifier, but neither is sent.

    5 votes

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  7. Using method duplicate() on a group of threaded text frame items will lose threading

    Hi together,
    if we duplicate a group of threaded text frame items to a different Illustrator document the story's threaded text frame items will not be threaded anymore in the target document.

    If you duplicate the group in the same document the threaded text frame items remain threaded.

    All details here at Adobe Illustrator Scripting Forum:

    [BUG] copying threaded text-frames.
    Silly-V Mar 22, 2019 9:30 AM
    https://forums.adobe.com/message/10991060#10991060

    One has to rethread the text frame items in the target document.
    That should not be necessary.

    No issue if we copy and paste grouped and threaded text frame items using the menu…

    3 votes

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  8. I can't find to fireworks cs6 If you have published a software that works differently in the past,You must have the download link in website

    I can't find to fireworks cs6 If you have published a software that works differently in the past,You must have the download link in website

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  9. Add 'Convert to Shape' to the menu command notifier list

    Please add the menu option: Object->Shape->Convert to Shape to the menu command notifiers list. (I've noticed other menu commands that also need to be added, but I only care about this one).

    I'm using Illustrator CC v.23.0.3 on Windows 10 Pro 64-bit.

    2 votes

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  10. Export jpg using script to specific dpi

    Export jpeg using script to specific dpi.

    3 votes

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  11. Remove Security from Scripting Guides

    Why are Scripting Guides/References password protected now?

    many times we need to copy/paste sample scripts to help new users in the forums.

    Please remove protection.

    thanks
    Carlos

    9 votes

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  12. Adjust dashes to corner and path ends via scripting

    I have dashed lines in my drawing and want to align dashes to corners and path ends. No problem in the Illustrator stroke menu. There are two buttons with dashed lines on it. But there is no script command to do this.

    Please add script command for adjust dashes.

    5 votes

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  13. Wish Applescript could create more extensive dialog boxes in Illustrator.

    It would be great to be able to create dialogs with radio buttons, check boxes etc., as can currently be created with Applescript in InDesign.

    1 vote

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  14. C#/ .NET api

    I'd really value the ability to extend illustrator with c#.

    I know adobe is cross platform, but surely theres enough of a windows user base to make this beneficial.

    9 votes

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  15. Edit Appearances with Scripting

    Currently it appears only 1 appearance fill is available via scripting, and Illustrator spits out the value of whichever one is selected. What I'd like to be able to do, is loop through the appearances of layers for example, record those attributes(including layer opacity and blending modes) and apply those to fills within a single shape. As there are many more stacked attributes within appearances, it may not be this simple, but it'd be much appreciated.

    16 votes

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  16. kAINamedStyleListChangedNotifier is not emitted when a Graphic Style is updated

    If you hold ALT and drag some art into a Graphic Style, it updates, but the notifier is not sent. This has been happening since at least the original CC. It used to work before that.

    9 votes

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  17. GraphicStyle Aspect

    Hello,

    I develop a plugin where I need to create/update/modify graphic style and/or Aspect for graphic item.
    I try many solutions, search on the web but for the moment it's not possible.

    Could you please add support for creating/editing/deleting graphic style and aspect ?
    It's very important for me ! And I think many developpers can be interesting with this features.

    Thanks a lot !
    Loïc

    5 votes

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  18. Access to underlying Illustrator object handles via scripting

    The biggested pain point when implementing scripting support for plugins is that if you want to add objects that interact with built-in Illustrator script objects (LiveObjects) like Layers, Documents or PageItems. While it's possible to correctly parse whether you're being passed the correct scripting object (e.g. a Layer and not something else) you can't actually determine the handle for the specified object; that lives inside the ScriptingSupport.aip and has no public API.

    Perhaps a small suite could be added that provides methods like this:

    AIAPI AIErr (GetDocumenttHandle) (long hObject, AIDocumentHandle& outHandle);
    AIAPI AIErr (GetLayerHandle) (long hObject, AILayerHandle& outHandle);…

    12 votes

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  19. CC2019 CoordinatePrecision2 in Preferences

    When doing operations on small vector objects I found that the precision was weird.

    After checking the Preferences files I found that the key
    plugin/SVGFormat/CoordinatePrecision was set to 3 (like in CC2018 were it works fine)

    But also found a new key:
    plugin/SVGFormat/CoordinatePrecision2 set to 1!

    After closing Illustrator and updating that value to 3 it works again.

    I didn't see any mention of that change in any docs.

    Is "CoordinatePrecision2" the new value from CC2019? and "CoordinatePrecision" deprecated?

    Thanks!

    2 votes

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  20. kATEDocumentResourceChangedNotifier not sent when character/paragraph styles are changed

    According to the documentation for kATEDocumentResourceChangedNotifier, it is supposed to be "Sent when ATE document resources, such as named style, have changed."

    I have never found this to be true, in any version since the ATE was added. This has always been a serious pain point, because we build small previews of text styles and we have to rebuild them every time we open a UI that shows them, because we have no way of knowing if they have changed (or if they even still exist, or any have been added!).

    Since it's never been sent before, there can't be…

    8 votes

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