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Illustrator (Desktop) SDK/Scripting Issues

  1. selection geometricBounds and true geometricBounds for clipped objects

    Allow for access to the selection geometricBounds as a whole. Also bounds for the clipped area only (ignore hidden areas).

    In Illustrator, the Transform window displays the position, width and height for all objects selected and it does not display clipped areas. when you size an object by entering a dimension, you don't have to worry about clipped areas. in scripting you do.

    The geometricBounds, visibleBounds, controlBounds, height and width properties give you the size of clipped objects. for a couple of items you can check if each is clipped and if it is, you can then retrieve the first…

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  2. Listbox checkmarks not displaying in Illustrator 2020

    Checkmarks are no longer being displayed on listbox items in Illustrator 2020. Please see the attached image showing the listbox in Illustrator CC 2019 and Illustrator 2020. This is on a Windows PC.

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  3. Expose 'Export Selection as' functionality

    Without this functionality in the SDK, we have to copy the selection to a new document, export, and close the temporary document. Would it be possible to expose the export selection functionality to avoid these steps?

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  4. Add documentation for exporting Windows Metafile (WMF)

    There's currently a hidden parameter 'parm' that is required to export as WMF in kAIExportDocumentAction. Please document what this is for and what value is required.

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  5. Close swatch library

    Would it be possible to add the ability to close a swatch library panel through some sort of handle?

    There are cases where we have multiple swatch libraries open and would like to close one/some of them upon some event.

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  6. Allow C++ SDK to load swatch library (ase) from filepath

    Currently, with ExtendScript, we're able to load a swatch library from a filepath and show its panel. In the C++ SDK, we're only able to open a library with the OpenNthLibrary function from the SwatchLibrariesSuite.

    It would be nice, similar to ExtendScript, to be able to load an .ase from a filepath and open the panel.

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  7. Bring back the old scripting forums

    Bring back the old scripting forums, the new "Community" forums are a joke. It's totally unintuitive and impossible to find anything scripting related as its all thrown in with general user stuff. Looks like all the money has been spent on "Badges" when all we want is easy to find help. Looks like all the historical data has mostly been removed as well so that's bad if you are looking for something someone may have answered in the past. Big step backwards...

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  8. Add ability to create a File object from an HTTP endpoint

    Adding the ability to create a File object from an HTTP endpoint rather than a physical document on disk would be very useful for scenarios where you want to reference a linked item from an online asset management system, where it is centrally stored and versioned, as opposed to being forced to download the file to disk. This would also help with management of access and security relating to these assets.

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  9. 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

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  10. 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.

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  11. Concerns about the future of CEP and UXP

    I've been reading through the new information about UXP and the announcement that it will be replacing CEP.

    If this happens it will likely mean the end of our current CEP extension, since the support provided in UXP does not cover our use case. To be specific we have problems with the following areas:

    1) Most critical UXP is "not a browser" and as such will only support a subset of HTML. Our extension relies on being able to run another web application within the browser control supplied by CEP, in an iframe window. While there is currently no list…

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  12. 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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  13. 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.

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  14. access opacity of TextRange

    There is no way to access the opacity of a textRange. This TextFrame has 100% opacity, but it contains two textRanges, one of which is at 50% opacity. I don't believe that there is a way to make everything 100% opaque from javascript.

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  15. 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.

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  16. 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…

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  17. 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…

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  18. 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.

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  19. Export jpg using script to specific dpi

    Export jpeg using script to specific dpi.

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  20. 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.

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