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Illustrator (Desktop) SDK/Scripting Issues

  1. 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.

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  2. 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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  3. [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
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  4. 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>…

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  5. 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.

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  7. 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.

    3 votes

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  8. 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.

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  9. 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.

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  10. exportForScreens() file output naming issues

    Natively File > Export > Export for Screens has an option to add a suffix to the output file name, but in scripting the last parameter adds a prefix to the output file name not a suffix as it should to match the desk top user options.

    exportForScreens(path, ExportForScreensType, ExportForScreensOptions, ExportForScreensItemToExport, "This adds a prefix NOT a suffix");

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

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

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  12. 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!

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  13. 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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  14. 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.

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  15. 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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  16. 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.

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  17. .duplicate() does not update selection, crashing Illustrator

    selection[0].duplicate()
    // redraw()
    alert(selection.length)

    when running this script in Illustrator, you will see that both the original selection plus its duplicate will be selected, but the alert will display 1. Running this script in debug shows that selection only contains one object despite .duplicate() being used. This causes a corruption(?) issue where in reality there are now two objects selected but selection only shows one to be selected unless you do redraw(). This discrepancy will cause Illustrator to crash when trying to set the selection (in specific circumstances) on another line after the .duplicate().

    In other situations, whether one or…

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  18. placedItem name property doesn't work

    Hello,

    I'm trying to get placedItem name, but it is empty

    //Get active document
    var activeDocument = app.activeDocument;

    //Get all links (or placed items)
    for (var i = 0; i < activeDocument.placedItems.length; i++) {
    var imageName = activeDocument.placedItems[i].name;
    alert("imageName = " + imageName);
    }

    activeDocument.placedItems[i].name returns empty string

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  19. Isolate/Unisolate commands

    Commands:
    //menu Other Object\Isolate Selected Object
    app.executeMenuCommand('enterFocus');

    //menu Other Object\Exit Isolation Mode
    app.executeMenuCommand('exitFocus');

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

    This applies not only to isolation, but also to some other commands.

    6 votes

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  20. Unable to create file or folder object in Illustrator CC2020

    I tried to create a file or folder object with a slash (colon) in its name in Illustrator CC2020, but I couldn't.
    Also, I was not able to get the file object from PlacedItem.
    The same thing happens with AppleScript.

    In Photoshop CC2020 and InDesign CC2020,I was able to create.

    NG Case(JSX)

    [File location] desktop > 2020/01 > 01/01Image01.jpg ==> [Full path] /Users/***/desktop/2020:01/01:01Image.jpg

    var fObj = File('/Users/***/desktop/2020:01/01:01_Image.jpg'); ==> invalid object
    fObj.exists ==> false
    fObj.name ==> none

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