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Illustrator (Desktop) SDK/Scripting Issues

  1. Align/Distribute support for AppleScript

    It would be great if we could have support for Align/Distribute in AppleScript. I believe Illustrator's UI functionality in this area is the same as InDesign, so using the exact same terminology would be excellent.

    A little nit—AppleScript is one word, not two, so that needs to be changed in the "Category" choices in this forum. Thanks!

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  2. Applescript export PNG in 300 DPI

    Using applescript, we can't export artwork in 300 DPI in format PNG.
    in the last version, the export PSD is not as beautiful as the export menu.
    Why ?

    3 votes

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  3. Javascript erroneously reports stroke color in paragraphStyles.characterAttributes if it has been changed from a color to noColor

    AI 21.0.0 2017 Release

    ---------------------------------------- to reproduce

    New Document (defaults: print, letter)

    T for text tool, click in document, type "test text"

    cmd-return to exit

    in Color palette click anywhere in color bar to change text color

    in Paragraph Styles palette, click the new style icon to create "Paragraph Style 1"

    ---------------------------------------- 1st run

    run script "bugreport"

    results:
    fillColor: [CMYKColor]
    strokeColor: [NoColor]

    ---------------------------------------- 2nd run

    select the "test text" text

    press "X" to change the color palette from fill to stroke

    click anywhere in the color bar to give the text a colored stroke

    in Paragraph Styles palette, select "Redefine…

    3 votes

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  4. 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.

    2 votes

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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

    2 votes

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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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!

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  13. import graphic styles from file or library

    with javascript, there is no way to import graphic styles from libraries or files. there is a way to open ai documents as graphic style libraries but then there is no script access to that library.

    currently what i have to do is have an ai file with objects with graphic styles assign to them. with my script i open that file, select the objects, copy them, close the file, switch documents, paste objects, delete objects.

    this can take a while and it is a very ugly solution. ideally there should be something as simple as importGraphicStylesFromFile(File)

    or at least …

    2 votes

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  14. accented charaters bug?

    Hi

    (Illustrator 2015-3, mac)

    I try to put this text in a frame.

    &éèçà€ù~©®πRUNNING

    Before insertAfter, the text ( as a char *) is correct

    After the insertAfter, it is also correct ( via getContents).

    But garbage is displayed as seen in the screen capture.

    Dropbox - Capture d'écran 2018-04-25 05.39.42.png

    I'm stuck.

    Thanks for any help.

    He re is some code I use.

    // get contents

    TextFrameRef textFrameRef = NULL;

    AIErr result = sAITextFrame->GetATETextFrame(bloc, &textFrameRef);

    ATE::ITextFrame textFrame(textFrameRef);

    ATE::ITextRange textRange = textFrame.GetTextRange();

    // textRange.Select();

    //debug

    int longueur = textRange.GetContents(s, 255);

    // set contents to contenu

    // Set the contents of…

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  15. [Feature] Ability to embed HTTPS sites into extension HTML via iFrames

    Currently it is not possible to embed HTTPS sites into extension HTML via iFrames because it results in a mixed-mode security violation. It would be nice to have the CEF used in the extension ignore this error when using extension html installed on the local system.

    I've attached a simple file demoing the problem.

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  16. [BUG] Unable to debug Extensions on Windows with CC2018

    Currently when attaching the Chrome debugger under windows this causes the application to refresh the extension panel, and to disconnect from the debugger.

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  17. Can you provide a script that will take selected elements and groups and place them on their own layers?

    Can you provide a script that will take selected elements and groups and place them on their own layers?

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  18. 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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  19. More notifiers for live effects

    Ai provides a live effect notifier that triggers when an object is scaled, but not when it’s moved. Same problem with rotating — the absence of these does not allow to recalculate effects properly, like one when an object with a shadow is rotated, and a user wants to rotate the shadow with the object (there is a quite popular request about this one already — https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/333657-illustrator-desktop-feature-requests/suggestions/32468149-effects-do-not-rotate-drop-shadow-or-scale-e-g)

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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…

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