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Illustrator (Desktop) SDK/Scripting Issues

  1. 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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  2. 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.

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Delete Anchor Point is not working

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

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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  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. [BUG] Error during evaluation of conditional (ternary) operator

    The script in the Illustrator produces an error during evaluation of a conditional expression that includes a nested conditional expression without parenthesis.

    This breaks JavaScript optimization tools e.g. Google Closure Compiler.

    Scenario:
    alert(true ? true ? 1 : 2 : 3);

    Expected:
    Standard dialog with message: "1".

    Actual:
    Dialog with message "Error 25: Expected: :."

    Workaround:
    alert(true ? (true ? 1 : 2) : 3);

    System info:
    Illustrator Version: 23.0.1
    OS: OS X
    Version: 10.14
    System Architecture: x64

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  20. 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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