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  1. .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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  2. Illustrator 25.2 missing scriptability Info.plist entry

    Illustrator's Info.plist file no longer has an entry for NSAppleScriptEnabled. That means normal attempts to open its scripting dictionary fail.

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  3. Dimension / Fraction script not rotating text properly

    After installing the Illustrator 25.1 update, some of the features of the dimension / fraction script are not rotating text properly. Some of the options should rotate the height measurement 90º; it remains horizontal with no rotation.

    [dimensionsFractions1.3RO]

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  4. Illustrator v25.1 doesn't recognize some AppleScript commands

    Illustrator v25.1 doesn't recognize some AppleScript commands, specifically important to me: Apply Character Styles, Embed, and Rotate. Delivers error: Illustrator doesn't understand the message. Has never happened in any previous version of Illustrator.

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  5. Add ability to retrieve text on path options via C++ API

    Currently, it is not clear or not possible how we can get the current text on the corve element's baseline and effect settings.
    Make them accessible via some API.

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 24.3 causes my extension to crash illustrator

    Hi,

    I've noticed that my extension Khronos Maker have started to crash Illustrator after updating to 24.3. I'm not sure what's causing it and hope to get some help to identify where the problem is.

    In terms of code, what's causing the crash is the sequence of following:

    myDocument.textFrames.add();
    myLayer.position = [coordinates.x, coordinates.y];
    myLayer.contents = graphic;

    app.undo()

    //and then running the code above again after the undo causes a crash
    myDocument.textFrames.add();
    myLayer.position = [coordinates.x, coordinates.y];
    myLayer.contents = graphic;

    This is strange since hitting cntrl + Z (windows) instead of the script, no crash. And in version 24.2.3 everything works fine.…

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  9. 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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  10. Iterating through large collections is very slow (non linear).

    Whenever I have a need to iterate through a large collection (such as pageItems) the iteration is very very slow, and the larger the collection is the more slower it gets. I would expect this to be a linear behavior, but it's not. If a collection's size doubles, it takes more than double the time to iterate through it.

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  11. Commands from Special characters / Whitespace section gives an error

    A simple script:
    app.executeMenuCommand('~copyright')
    gives an error 1200: 1346458189 ('PARM')

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  12. retrieve transformation matrix of a symbol instance

    there seems to be no way to retrieve a symbol instance's transformation matrix (neither javascript nor SDK).
    It is only possible to compare the bounding box to the expected one

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  13. Justification bug, cannot set 'center' in v24.2 using AppleScript

    Running a script to set the justification of text works perfectly for left and right, but no longer works for center. Putting the example script given in the latest Illustrator CC Scripting Guide, page 122, into a Script Editor visually compiles centre differently to left and right and only works if you remove or comment out the line justifying to center.

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  14. Erroneous fillColor type one shapes with Freeform Gradients

    Trying to get the fillColor properties of shapes that feature Freeform Gradients

    • Using app.activeDocument.selection[0].fillColor
    • Returns a [GrayColor] instead of what we would expect to be a [GradientColor] of GradientType.FREEFORM
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  15. Opacity Mask

    Transparency / Opacity Mask - In layers pallet page item names look different with masks (underline) and opacity masks (dashed). It would be great if you could add this to properties of the page item like mask: none, opacity mask or mask. Identifying these objects is even harder then Envelopes which can only be identified by identifying as plugin object. Worst case putting info in the tag propery would be better then nothing when cresating it. I do not believe a opacity mask can be identified through any form of SDK/Script which makes identifying raster images in the file impossible.…

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  16. Unable to get AppleScript that worked in AI 2019 to work in AI 2020.

    We have an export in AppleScript we run for our AI 2019 graphics, but when we run it in 2020, we get an error that the file we're working in cannot be found, even though the path is correct. I can delete everything but one line (doesn't matter which line) in the script and I still get the error. Is there a basic trick tog et AppleScript that work in 2019 to work in 2020?

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  17. Unable to use file for "do javascript" in Illustrator 2020

    Bug report:
    Passing a JavaScript file (alias) to "do javascript" in Illustrator 2020, fails with the error "JavaScript code was missing".

    Also, if using a JavaScript string for "do javascript" and passing a file to "with arguments", it will be a missing File object in JavaScript.

    Expected behavior:
    As with Illustrator 2019, it is executed when a JavaScript file is passed. If a file is passed "with arguments", it becomes an existing File object.

    Japanese:
    Illustrator 2020でdo javascriptにファイルを指定できない

    バグ内容:
    Illustrator 2020でAppleScriptのdo javascriptにJavaScriptファイル(エイリアス)を渡すと「JavaScript code was missing」とエラーが起きて終了する。

    また,do javascriptにJavaScript文字列を使い,with argumentsにファイルを渡すと,JavaScriptでは行方不明のFileオブジェクトになる。

    期待される動作:
    Illustrator 2019までと同じように,JavaScriptファイルを渡すと正常に実行される。with argumentsにファイルを渡したときは存在するFileオブジェクトになる。

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  18. Access all variables necessary for each item's appearance

    Lots of obvious variables are missing from each type of item. I've not tested exhaustively so I've no doubt there'll be other examples, but here are a few I've recently run up against;

    • fillColor and strokeColor are entirely missing from both text and group items. *where a path has multiple fills or strokes, you can't select which one is referenced, and the rest are inaccessible. *arrow heads *effects (eg. I'd like to be able to access properties of a 3D effect) *graphic styles (reference, rename, create, remove, edit)
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  19. Fails to retrieve file creation date | AI 2020, MacOS Catalina

    This issue appears only on MacOS Catalina.

    Steps to reproduce:

    File(file_path).created.getTime()

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  20. Delete Anchor Point is not working

    On the latest update of AI (2020 version) delete anchor point is not working.

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