SDK/Scripting Bugs and Features

  1. [BUG] Extend script via Javascript document.importFile broken between CC2017 and CC2018

    Currently this is producing an error in CC2018 Illustrator on Mac

    var newFile = new File('/tmp/sample.rtf');
    app.activeDocument.importFile(newFile, false);

    Works correctly in CC2017.

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  2. Rotate / scale sensitivity

    In the recent version of Illustrator, I have severe problems with the simple task of rotating and scaling objects. The distanse I need to hold my selector/cursor from the object, relative to the indication I need to know weather I'm about to rotate, scale, or even add radius to a corner is far to sensitive for me. And with a "mouse-hand"/ or pen hand (not sure if thats the right term in English) it get quite annoying. I always have to zoom in quite a lot to do this simple and frequent operation. Not sure if anyone else have this…

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  3. 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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  4. Align function not working properly in Illustrator CC 2017

    I don't know what category this goes into because I'm not a developer. You could at least provide categories for users instead of for developers. Your program is extremely frustrating to use. It's not designed to be very user friendly. I wish Macromedia Freehand were still around, because I would be using it instead of Illustrator. I have an alignment error that happens when I select all and then use the "align to horizontal center" and "align to vertical center". I have complained about this before and no one replied to it. Since I am paying monthly for access to…

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  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. Adjust dashes to corner and path ends via scripting

    I have dashed lines in my drawing and want to align dashes to corners and path ends. No problem in the Illustrator stroke menu. There are two buttons with dashed lines on it. But there is no script command to do this.

    Please add script command for adjust dashes.

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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. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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