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Illustrator (Desktop) SDK/Scripting Issues

  1. Add ability to retrieve text on path options via C++ API

    Currently, it is not clear or not possible how we can get the current text on the corve element's baseline and effect settings.
    Make them accessible via some API.

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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.

    2 votes

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  3. 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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  4. 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

    2 votes

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  5. 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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  6. 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…

    2 votes

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  7. 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…

    2 votes

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  8. Export jpg using script to specific dpi

    Export jpeg using script to specific dpi.

    2 votes

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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. [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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  12. [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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  13. 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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  14. ファイル名に#が付いた配置画像のファイルパスをapplescriptで得ようとすると問題あり

    例えばファイル名「ABC#123.psd」とした画像を配置し、
    選択したうえで

    tell application "Adobe Illustrator"
    get file path of selection
    end tell

    を実行するとリザルトが
    file "○○○:○○○:ABC"
    となり、#とそれ以降が無くなっている。
    正常ならば
    file "○○○:○○○:ABC#123.psd"
    となるはず。

    ファイル名に限らず、パス内に#が入っているとダメ。

    cs6、cc2018、cc2019では問題ない。
    cc2020(24.1.3)(24.2.1)(24.3.0)cc2021(25.2.3)パブリックベータは問題あり。

    macmini2018 macOS 10.14.6
    imac2020 macOS 11.2.3

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  15. API for getting the reflection property of a frame/linked image (flip)

    Hi,

    A couple of years ago we asked about an API for getting the reflection property of a frame/linked image (flip).
    Back then, your answer was that there was no such API.
    1. Is that still correct?
    2. If it is, can you please add such API to your next release?

    Thanks,
    Ori

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  16. I need the TAD file technical architectural diagram for AI

    I need the tad file for AI in order to have my company pilot this program and deploy it

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  17. .duplicate() does not update selection, crashing Illustrator

    selection[0].duplicate()
    // redraw()
    alert(selection.length)

    when running this script in Illustrator, you will see that both the original selection plus its duplicate will be selected, but the alert will display 1. Running this script in debug shows that selection only contains one object despite .duplicate() being used. This causes a corruption(?) issue where in reality there are now two objects selected but selection only shows one to be selected unless you do redraw(). This discrepancy will cause Illustrator to crash when trying to set the selection (in specific circumstances) on another line after the .duplicate().

    In other situations, whether one or…

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  18. Dimension / Fraction script not rotating text properly

    After installing the Illustrator 25.1 update, some of the features of the dimension / fraction script are not rotating text properly. Some of the options should rotate the height measurement 90º; it remains horizontal with no rotation.

    [dimensionsFractions1.3RO]

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  19. Give us selectionKeyObject

    InDesign has selectionKeyObject
    Illustrator does not, so we can’t get a keyed object from a script.
    Please, make it possible.

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  20. 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(&quot;imageName = &quot; + imageName);

    }

    activeDocument.placedItems[i].name returns empty string

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