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Questions tagged [illustrator-scripting]

Questions about the automation and extending of functionality through the use of scripts within Adobe Illustrator.

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Extract the text out of Illustrator file any API or script?

I'm working on a project that has 1000 files with the same typo ex. the file with the word "dogs" that has to be turned into "dog". these 1000 files has the same typo. Is there anyway that I can write ...
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How to make triangles with rounded sides and corners? (squircle with 3 sides)

Methods likes this Rounded corner shape with rounded sides Don't really work for triangle. So now I'm thinking what's the best way to make this shape, so I can control the radius of roundness at the ...
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Way to create circles in specific location in Illustrator or Indesign?

I have 167 coordinate points (origin is the left lower corner of a sheet) in which I need to place a circle, the center of it. Is there any way to create those circles (15 mm diamater) automatically ...
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Batch Saving Data Sets - Illustrator Error on Data Set Change

I am trying to update all the Data Sets in my Illustrator document so that when I do a Batch Action Save I don't get the following error: The current values have not been captured and will be ...
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Is there a way to target a path within a clipping group in an Illustrator script

I am super new to Illustrator scripting and am stuck on this problem, and hoping that someone might be able to shed some light for me. I have a clipping mask in illustrator with a curved line being ...
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Is there a way to do a find/replace on artboard names?

I've got a file with over 300 artboards. Each artboard has a unique name e.g. "symbol.hot.surface". I need to replace all the periods "." with an underline "_" I'm pretty sure this can be done with ...
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Is there a way in Adobe Illustrator to add Artboard's name into its own content automatically?

I want Artboards have their own names in themselves, for example in corner left top. I just wondered if there is any special character to do it, but there is not! Maybe a script will do the job!
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How do I use random color script to fill up the circular patterns that I have created using Phantasm version?

I have already expanded the appearance, broken the symbol link of the halftone patterns and ungrouped it. I want to fill up with several colors using random color fill script but it's not working.
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The area selected in the illustrator script does not have a bottom center line

The area selected in the illustrator script does not have a bottom center line. What could be the problem. var aDoc = app.activeDocument; var aSel = aDoc.selection; var len = 10; var line = ...
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How to capture the information of any object in Illustrator and Photoshop

Is it possible to select an object and capture any information requested with the info Panel ctrl+8 in Illustrator, and F8 in Photoshop. like the CMYK, RGB Values of the fill and outline colors? To ...
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Resizing shapes using an absolute value in Illustrator

I want to clone and resize a bunch of the same shape. I want them to all be X smaller/bigger than the previous shape, where X = absolute value (not a relative percentage). Currently, I can only find ...
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Illustrator Script Group Sublayers One By One

Trying to convert all sublayers of my design (with or without children) into a group on its own. You can check on my screens what i have to what i need to obtain. What i have What i need Here is ...
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Illustrator Script Help create LAYER TO GROUP function

Im kind of new on this and im trying to find a solution to "Group" all layers in INDIVIDUAL/SEPARATE GROUPS. Have not been successful within the 1st stage of my script to work by grouping each layer ...
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Apply warp effect to object from script

How do I apply a warp effect to an object from an Illustrator script (JavaScript)?
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Adobe Illustrator Script Adjustment

I'm working a script to make ALL the texts of a document with some specifics. Glad to say it's already functioning but not completely because it's just working on some of the textframes and not all of ...
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How can I create a path with Bézier curves using a script?

I have a script which makes a simple shape* for me: var docRef = documents.add(); var piRef = activeDocument.pathItems; { var pathRef = piRef.add(); pathRef.setEntirePath( new Array( ...
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How can I change the size and rotation in an Illustrator script?

How do I change the size and rotation of the numbers in this script ? var document = app.activeDocument; //Use the current open Ai File var selected = document.selection; //Use ...
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How do I get this Technical Details in my design

I have been searching for methods to get a similar result where I can show the client the technical nuisances of my design. I am trying to locate a script that would allow me to show the dimensions ...
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Corner pointing arrow grid

Hey folks, just whipped this up in Illustrator manually, but looking to do it on a much larger scale. Anyone have an idea as to how to automate this process or have a script that does somethin like it?...
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Saving many artboards as eps without the artboards' border

I have an .ai document with many artboards. I would like to save each artboard separately as an .eps so I can place it in InDesign. If I use the "Save As" option and check the "Use Artboards" box. ...
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Problem in Artboard Arrange in Illustrator after duplicate

I am doing a presentation in Illustrator using multiple artboards and after I finished my work the client needed some changes made. I need to add one Artboard next in between of the presentation. ...
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What Tools Would You Use to Build Something Like This?

It's my first time posting here so please bear with me! I'm trying to recreate the image below but honestly I'm not even sure where to start. I tried brute forcing it and just overlaying squares on ...
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Looking for illustrator script to swap all objects with another

I have a map with small circles for over 200 cities. I need to change all of the circles into map pins. Is there a way to do this? I think it's a script maybe. I know how to select all objects of ...
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How to import data and create a symbol using scripting with Illustrator?

I would like to automate a series of actions in Illustrator, creating a complex symbol from vector images imported, or from simple symbols. The actions are: Importing files or choosing symbols from ...
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Adjusting warp arc bend with Adobe Illustrator scripting?

I'm attempting to write an Illustrator script that will get the length of a text phrase... Then based on the string length, set the warp arc bend, horizontal distortion, vertical distortion to a new ...
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Script for random movement (scatter)

I have found (and use) scripts for random opacity, random resize, random rotation etc. but I can't seem to find one which will do a "random displacement/move" With the other above mentioned scripts, ...
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Test if two Adobe Illustrator PathPoints are the same in script

I am trying to write a function that takes a PathPoint and returns its index relative to it's parent PathItem. Something like this: function getPathPointIndex(pathPoint) { var pathPoints = ...
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Illustrator Action / Script To Do Repetitive Artboard Reduction + Export

So I have a large number of *.ai files with assets at 3 unique sizes. I want to export the right most one to file (the largest one). My current process for doing this manually is: Open File Delete ...
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Order objects according to their place in Adobe Illustrator

I made this collage with CercleFill Script in Adobe Illustrator, it's a great result but the cercles are in random order, I found an other Adobe Illustrator script that can order layers alphabetly, ...
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Illustrator action to select & color items in different Artboards?

I was hoping someone could help me figure out a solution to my current problem. I have 16 Artboards with the same shape in each. I need to give each shape in each of artboard a specific RGB Hex value/...
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Illustrator: Rotate multiple objects to one point

I'm wondering if there is a way to rotate multiple objects to one point in Illustrator. I already know about blending and Transform Each. Thank you!
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Illustrator: check if object is colliding [closed]

I'm working on a large map and there are a lot of text objects where some of them collide for some reason. Now I'd like to figure out if there is a method where I can see if objects collide with each ...
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SVG stroke-dashadjust polyfill. Trying to get SVG dotted stroke to align dots at the ends

W3C SVG Strokes introduces stroke-dashadjust but no browser implements it yet. Adobe Illustrator's stroke panel has a button for this feature – its tooltip reads Aligns dashes to corners and path ...
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Creating Archimedean Pentagon Spiral in Illustrator

Does anyone know how to create an Archimedean Pentagon Spiral in Illustrator without having to hand-draw or using the Blend tool? A script where the math can be controlled would be ideal.
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Script to place a circle on the center of of all my strokes

I have a design I'd like to laser cut and need to put a circle in the center of the red lines. Is there a way to place a circle in the center of each line without having to do it manually and ...
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Illustrator script to convert multiple files into outlines with a pdf preset

Can someone help with an illustrator script that can convert text from multiple files in a folder to outlines and save it to pdf with a specific preset of my choice? Was able to find from my research ...
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Keyboard Shortcut to Change Stroke Weight?

Does anyone know if there is either a keyboard shortcut or script available in order increase and decrease stroke width in Illustrator? I would love to be able to just hit Option + + or - or ...
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How to multipy images in batch in Illustrator?

This is a continuation of this question. I will have a huge amount of seamless pattern in vector format. I want to multiply them by 9, so each pattern would occur three times in three rows. Then I'...
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How to extract in batch images from one file in Illustrator?

I have a huge amount of seamless patterns. There is anywhere from 1-25 patterns per file. I want to extract each pattern to a separate file. Is there any automated or semi-automated way to do this? ...
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I can't use clipping mask

I am new to illustrator and I find the 2017 version extremely hard to use and it makes me very stressed! I am making a logo for my team, and I have found a picture I would want to clip. So far I've ...
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Search for string and delete entire text frame with JavaScript for Illustrator

I can delete a layer by name: var myDoc = app.activeDocument; var myLayers = myDoc.layers; var myLayer = myLayers["layer name"]; myLayer.remove(); or by stacking order: var ...
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Ai: Resize object to artboard dimensions within an action?

I'm trying to create a custom action for initializing a new document so that it has a rectangular path marking the artwork bounds, trim marks around that, and a few other helpful guides and such on ...
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Script to get x,y positions from a path in a vector image

In the old days, if someone had a scientific graph, then readers would only have access to the rastered image. So if you wanted to get the raw data from the plot, you could use something like ...
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Can I assign actions to non-function keys in Illustrator CS6?

I simply want to be able to assign actions to keys in different locations on the keyboard, other than F1-F12. Is this possible? How?
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What this networking grid style effect called?

what is this effect called like dots connected to each other ? I want to create this effect in Illustrator , is there is any script or plug-ins available in market to create this? , i tried " ...
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Does the isIsolated property have something to do with the isolation mode in Illustrator?

As a follow up to this answer, I was able to select the innermost group via a script on Illustrator, but I'd like to enable the isolation mode for that group too. So that I don't have to double-ckick ...
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Automating filling text values in Illustrator from an external file [closed]

Is it possible to fill text values in Illustrator from an Excel sheet or another external file format? I have a large number of images and some texts to be added onto them. Is it possible to automate ...
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Batch Data-driven variables automatically size text to fit a defined area

so I want to know if it's possible to generate text on image with fixed width and adjust the text to fit the full width if, for example, the variable name length is short. Example in attachment I ...
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How to Placement a multiple page PDF file as artboard in Illustrator CC 2015

I'm trying to Placement a PDF file with 10 pages and need to adjust each page in Illustrator CC 2015. How to Place with Link The PDF file in one single AI files with all artboard within it?
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Recursively batch-resave Illustrator svg files with specific options

I neew to apply fit to artwork bounds and resave all files and keep file stucture. All my files are svg. and i want to save them with this settings: The most close solution i found is: Recursively ...