How to get the width and height of text bounding box in Photoshop using ExtendScript

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To grab the bounding box of the currently selected paragraph text layer:

var t = activeDocument.activeLayer.textItem;
alert(t.width + ", " + t.height);

This is documented in the JavaScript Scripting Reference (TextItem properties are listed starting on page 179)

  • Any idea how to do this if it's not paragraph text?
    – user13497
    Commented Jul 11, 2014 at 6:56

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