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Illustrator (Desktop) SDK/Scripting Issues

  1. Updating annotation drawings as bezier control points are dragged

    Hello,

    I'm working on an Illustrator plugin to help visualise bezier curve continuity. Screenshot: https://i.imgur.com/rxgqDJL.png

    I wanted to ask if there's a way to update artwork annotations as the user drags a bezier path control point? Currently my plugin only updates the annotation drawing once you let go.

    I assume this is possible because Illustrator seems to be able to do it for showing useful information such as alignment as you edit curves.


    Some extra technical details in case it helps... :)

    I started this project using the Annotator example project from the sdk as a starter.

    In my plugin…

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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

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  3. 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.

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. Export jpg using script to specific dpi

    Export jpeg using script to specific dpi.

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  14. Add Javascript API for swatches functionalities

    There are many missing feature that we can not handle using javascript scripting, also may be apple script.

    1. Merge swatches via script
    2. Suppress merge swatch conflict dialog via script or do it in the background by default value.
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  15. 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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  16. 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 ?

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  17. 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…

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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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